Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Chicoro, Dec 28, 2018.
No it's not hard at all . Just not as creamy as I whipped it. I would hate to add more oil
The amount of oil you used it almost negligible so you're not going to get the creaminess you're looking for. Might be a good idea to try the nilotica shea. That would probably stay creamy since it's softer in its natural state.
Wow, gorgeous results! I love the shine and moisture.
Just a couple of Shea observations:
This weekend I had an event & didn’t have the energy to do anything to my hair. So I put it up in a poofy high bun, Naptural85 style, with a cute headband. It was easy to brush through and the brush felt soooooo, skin-tinglingly good on my scalp. I haven’t been able to brush my hair flat to my scalp without breakage in YEARS.
Now, in all my life, I have never had a particularly obedient hairline, its soft & easily broken so it does what it wants and I let it. But just the Shea/s-curl alone smoothed the edges- unheard of- and then a dab of The Mane Choice type 4 edge control held them down- legendary action in itself- and it stayed down ALL DAY. I’ve used TMC t4 edge control before and just ended up with tiny crunchy spirals at my hairline. So I’m attributing the smooth edges to my new regimen of Shea & s-curl helping my hair to stay moisturized, hydrated & willing to listen to what I want
I can’t wait to see what the addition of a ceramide rich oil will do for queen Shea and s-curl. I’m hopeful it’ll join my Dynamic Duo and result in a treasured trio!
Shea done got you, too! Good for you and your hair. Congratulations!
Yeah I'll probably stick to mine then lol
What I love about it all is that once I explained to her the science and about products, she was able to become autonomous. Her hair situation went from 'unmanageable' to 'as easy as taking candy from a baby' (her words).
Fiiiinally got a shipping notice for my Benin shea. Guessing it should be here by the end of the week.
My knots went way up during this period w/ no shea so I can definitely attest to this. I decided to trim on Saturday so I can get back to healthy ends. Today I took my braids down and my hair is so soft and the shine is unreal. I took down DD1's twists in the front of her hair and she had so much definition and softness. She hasn't complained about the itchies (yet) so I may keep reintroducing shea for her and/or make my own cocoa butter mix.
When you get this, can you post a picture for us, let me be honest, for ME to see it, please?
This is an added benefit of Shea due to its texture! That gummy waxy thickness will stop a Fairy Knot in her tracks. If you are saying the shine was unreal, I KNOW your hair was looking gorgeous! Let's hope those itchies don't come back. She might be one of those whose skin prefers just straight Shea butter. Good luck with the reintroduction. Please let us know what combination, if any, she is able to tolerate.
Here's to no FAIRY KNOTS and NO ITCHIES!
Moringa tea spritz and whipped Shea. This is so relaxing to me. Can't wait to wash my hair tmr
Few hours later
@Honeypot I love the way our natural hair will hold a curl/twist etc... with minimal effort. Our texture is beautiful! And once we find out *our* regimen/system, Issa wrap! Congrats your combo, your twist looks luscious
Thank you very much and I agree.
I put my jar of shea butter over my vent. The heat is on. You think that's bad? Only tried this cause I'm going to twist my hair
My second order from 3Cayg arrived yesterday! I was exhausted so haven’t opened it yet. I also ordered rice bran oil & the white black soap.
I would think it should be ok, as long as it’s not so close to endanger the jar. I won’t lie, I’ve put jars of particularly hard butters near waaaay less common sources of heat
....like maybe an Xbox vent.
Just saw 5oz of whipped shea butter for 30.00 ikyfl!!
Delivery expected between 10:30 and 1:30pst! @Chicoro
Looks-wise it doesn't look any different than shea from Ghana. It's soft but much greasier and takes longer to rub in and soak in. For those reasons I'd probably stick with Ghanian shea. It also has a rather smoky smell, I guess from the roasting? Kinda smells like JBCO.
ETA: Skin looks great once its soaked in. A bit waxy on its own for hair so I'm gonna melt some down for my usual mix tonight.
Since my first 3Cayg package arrived, I used my scurl/Shea duo Wednesday night to refresh & twist my hair.
I got tired about 2/3 through and got a little sloppy & a couple twists are uneven but oh well they feel great and look great.
I like the 3Cayg Shea for the most part but there are random, hard little crystals in it every now & then. When I encounter them in my hands, I just pluck them out. It’s enough that it’s noticeable and somewhat annoying because it slows down the process.
And I can also say that Shea definitely makes my scalp itch to a mild degree. Even w/o direct application it makes my scalp itch. Which I find super weird because I’m definitely getting it on my forehead and the sides of my face when I do the front of my hair but it doesn’t itch there. I’ve also used it alone on my belly to avoid stretch marks and on my knees, feet, hands & arms with no adverse effects at all. It’s just odd that my HAIR loves it but my SCALP is literally the only skin I have that objects to it.
Added more oil to my whipped shea. Just enough till the shea looked wet. Now it's staying creamy the way I like without adding too much oil like my last batch. I also sent back the yellow shea I got off of amazon. Only because I have no use for it, and I also can see that ivory shea feels more absorbent than yellow shea
Literally one day back on shea and my hair is back to normal. Also using a new conditioner that seems to help a ton. Back to the basics for me!
I had my hands on some Shea butter in the beauty supply store but forced myself to put it down as I have about 10 pounds at my house that is great quality.
Glad to hear you got such great results instantly! That's always good.
I am back to basics, too. Pre-pooing and deep conditioning with heat make a huge difference in the deep shine and health of my hair. I MUST make time for these things. I also love spraying my spray bottle concoction on my ends at night and baggying my hair braids in a wet bun.
We've got less than two (2) months to go in this 2019 Shea Challenge. We are winding down quietly , as one does when one has fallen into familiarity, that means we are becoming Pro-Consumers in knowledge and use of Queen Shea. This is a necessary step on the way to cultivating deep, unabiding, authenitic expertise.
I wish you a wonderful Shea Butter Day, my beautiful Shea Sisters!
Thanks for this tip. Worked like a charm.
Look what Queen Shea has done for me since December 2016 until today!
Here is my ode to Queen Shea. Because of Shea butter , I no longer lose entire curls on wash day. Because of Shea butter, my braids no longer unravel and come loose. Because of Shea butter, I no longer have horrible, monster tangles on the ends of my hair. Because of Shea butter, my hair is at its longest length EVER. Oh, Queen Shea, how I doth love thee!
See the photo with the pink robe. My curls are neat, tight and tangle free. My ends have very few knots.
I have some splits but nothing is perfect!
I'm stealing pictures from other threads again... Don't judge me.
Look at @Maracujá beautiful shine on her lovely hair. This is just from mixing Queen Shea into her conditioner!