Shea Growth And Retention Regimen 2019

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Chicoro, Dec 28, 2018.

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What is the length barrier you would like to break through in 2019, with Shea butter's help?

  1. Top of shoulder length

    16 vote(s)
    9.4%
  2. Collar bone length

    11 vote(s)
    6.4%
  3. Armpit length

    17 vote(s)
    9.9%
  4. Between armpit and bra strap length

    34 vote(s)
    19.9%
  5. Bra strap length

    27 vote(s)
    15.8%
  6. Between bra strap and waist length

    24 vote(s)
    14.0%
  7. Waist length

    35 vote(s)
    20.5%
  8. Whip length

    12 vote(s)
    7.0%
  9. Hip length

    9 vote(s)
    5.3%
  10. Tailbone length

    17 vote(s)
    9.9%
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  1. Aggie

    Aggie Well-Known Member

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    I haven't unwrapped mine yet @water_n_oil. I will maybe on the weekend and do my assessment of it then. It's still in the wrapper and box it came in. I picked it up from the courier yesterday by the way.
     
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    water_n_oil Well-Known Member

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    I like it but it still doesn't seem super different to me. Also, the smoky smell is rather nauseating though it does subside after some time.
     
  3. Aggie

    Aggie Well-Known Member

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    I must admit, I was a little deflated because of the packaging. Not impressed with it at all :nono:.
     
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    water_n_oil Well-Known Member

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    I was a bit put off by that too. I've gotten shea packaged like that before but wasn't expecting it this time. Almost though it wasn't actually 5lbs but my scale showed it was.
     
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  5. lalla

    lalla Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking that our scurl + shea application is very similar to what Chadian women do with chebe. Keep the hair moisturized, sealed, and keep your hands out of it. I have never retained this much length before my hair doesn't tangle anymore. I still get split ends but it's a reasonable amount and my hair is prone to split ends.
     
  6. Aggie

    Aggie Well-Known Member

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    Yes @lalla, that Scurl Moisturizer and Shea Butter have been saving my hair as well. It certainly feels really good and soft and simply perfect.

    I am due for a trim next weekend and can't wait for it. I love how my hair looks after a trim.
     
  7. Black Ambrosia

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    Are you mixing them together before applying or layering?
     
  8. Aggie

    Aggie Well-Known Member

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    I layer them on. I sometimes take a little grease and mix it in with the Shea Butter, warm them up in my hands, then seal in the Scurl. This gives even better moisturization that stays in my hair much longer than the shea butter alone.
     
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  9. LavenderMint

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    I layer as well. I apply s-curl, detangle as needed, run the section through the RevAir, apply more s-curl to mid-length to ends, Shea the whole section, chunky twist, Shea ends again.
    With this weekends wash, I’ll be adding rice bran oil to help combat splits. I’m not 100% sure when to add it so it’ll be most effective though.
     
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    Well, I regret the last 6 months of not using Shea on my ends as I hoped because they knotted up something awful and I just had to cut quite a bit. I will find a way to keep this regular. I will join again next year and not my length challenge.
     
  11. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    Shea butter user!
    Her mom is from Suriname and they currently live in the Netherlands.



    A reminder for us to be ultru gentle with our tresses.

    I love the way this lady cares for her child's hair. She is gentle and very thoughtful about her daughter's hair care process. I believe she is very popular on YouTube but today was my first time seeing her.

     
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  12. awhyley

    awhyley "Zexy Lover"

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    ^^^ Wow, now that is a crown!
     
  13. VictoriousBrownFlower

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    I neglected my hair for about 3 months and it took about 3 wks using shea and implementing my other holy grail products/techniques and my hair has bounced back to normal pretty much.

    I will say its gonna be a little harder keeping my hair together in this new apt because they have soft water. I may invest in a filter or something but not sure yet.
     
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    she is gorgeous.... she looks so regal!!!!
     
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    Why doesn’t your hair like soft water?
     
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    i'm not sure..... it makes it feel too soft and overmoisturized. It also sort of feels coated or something. Idk maybe its because i'm not use to it or something but i like hard water. It makes my hair feel squeaky clean which i feel is a good base for my dcs.

    I;ll def need to invest in a good protein dc...
     
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  17. Chicoro

    Chicoro Well-Known Member

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    I made a huge batch of Shea butter mix this evening! I was making space for it in my little fridge and knocked the bowl over. About 3/4 of the bowl spilled onto the floor. I stepped over it to get some towels.

    I slipped.
    And fell.​

    For the first time in my Shea butter experience, not my hair, but I PHYSICALLY did the Shea Slide. I flew up in the air and my feet were at the same level as my eyes. Then I fell back hard on my booty and elbow right back smack into the middle of that thick, warm puddle of Shea butter.

    Queen Shea is lucky that I am a loyal servant. I cleaned it up and made an even BIGGER batch!
     
  18. Aggie

    Aggie Well-Known Member

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    Aww, so sorry you spilled your shea butter and fell. I'm glad you are okay and nothing is broken, not even your spirit.

    Way to get back up and into the shea swing of things @Chicoro.

    To the left, to the left
    To the right, to the right
    To the front, to the front
    To the back, to the back
    Now slide, baby slide, slide baby slide...:lol:
     
  19. Honeypot

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    Sounds like product build up
     
  20. VictoriousBrownFlower

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    yeah thats what it feels like. Like the water isn't washing everything off or something. I don't know if i have soft water or treated water in this new apt but something's off.
     
  21. Chicoro

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    Hey!! Join in wit' me Aggie. To the left, to the left...
     
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    Right there wit you girlie :bdance:
     
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    So you were baptized in the Shea!
     
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    That's a good way of looking at it!
     
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    You should clarify
     
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    caribeandiva Human being

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    Those little girls and their mom are so pretty! I’ve been subscribed to them for a long time now.
     
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    It took me awhile to get used to showering with soft water. I felt like I could never get the soap off my body because the water is so slippery. But now that I’m used to, it I like it. My skin is much less dry with soft water.
     
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    Yea I'm sure it's nice to not have to worry about hard water
     
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    my skin is softer its just an adjustment.
     
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    Good idea!!!! Maybe clarify and do a protein treatment.. I never had to clarify with hard water but i may have to change things up a bit...
     

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