Well hard water deposits minerals so you would have to unless you were using something that was cleansing your hair good enough . Doesn't sound like you need protein .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...
Does the addition of cocoa butter make ur braids stiffer? is that the reason for the extra elongation or is it just the weight of the shea concoction? Thanks for the love as always our very own queen shea (ms. chicoro).Elongated Braids Nov 25th, 2019: It's the Shea!
So, like I told ya'll last night, Queen Shea had me doing the Shea Slide. I slipped in some spilled and melted Shea. I made my second batch with equal parts cocoa butter just like the first batch, put it in the fridge to harden overnight and then whipped it this morning and applied it to my hair this morning.
It was firm and it elongated my braids really well today. One of my colleagues was kind enough to take the photo of my Shea caked, hair. I packed on my Shea. I like this mix of Shea + hard cocoa butter! I feel like one of those women from Chad who uses Chebe powder and has those super long, thick braids. My braids in the back are the same length, but they draw up and shrink at different rates. Hence, the illusion of the difference in length of the braids in the back.
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Yes, exactly! The cocoa butter is a very hard butter. So, it gives my Shea blend a backbone and stiffer braids. The stiffness only lasts for an hour on my hair, and my hair has to be wet before I apply the Shea. The elongation comes when I first remove my scarf and the hair is freshly stretched.Does the addition of cocoa butter make ur braids stiffer? is that the reason for the extra elongation or is it just the weight of the shea concoction? Thanks for the love as always our very own queen shea (ms. chicoro).
ohhhh okay... well theres a huge difference in the quality of ur hair from the 2017 til now... and def some added lengthYes, exactly! The cocoa butter is a very hard butter. So, it gives my Shea blend a backbone and stiffer braids. The stiffness only lasts for an hour on my hair, and my hair has to be wet before I apply the Shea. The elongation comes when I first remove my scarf and the hair is freshly stretched.
Can we get some pictures, please? How long has your mom been interacting with Queen Shea?My mom has been using shea butter and daily water to take care of her hair. I helped her color and straighten it for the holiday. It is now BSB length (possibly BSL she’s not done straightening it yet). This is the longest that she can remember it being. Queen shea showed out again!
I didn't notice a difference in the quality of my hair until you mentioned it and agree with you. Something is definitely changing. Those braids are dropping longer and longer down my back. I, too, have never seen my hair this long before. My hair is starting to look more like the Shea Unicorns with the 30 to 40 inches of hair that I admired before starting this Shea butter challenge. Shea butter has truly transformed my hair.ohhhh okay... well theres a huge difference in the quality of ur hair from the 2017 til now... and def some added length
Queen Shea done got you, too! She got you reading 5,000 + posts, under a self-imposed time limit! Believe me, it is well worth it. Welcome aboard the Shea Train!I'm trying to finish reading both the 2018 and 2019 threads before the 2020 gets started.
I'm on page 170 of the 2018 thread. And I've just bought 5 lbs of shea butter, some p&j fragrances, various oils and a stick blender, I'm all set
why were you a Shea butter hater?As 2019 winds down, I realized that I have been a Shea butter user for three (3) full years. I started in December 2016, with an official start date in January 2017. That's all of 2017, all of 2018 and now all of 2019!
Starting January 2020, this reformed Shea butter Hater, will be starting on her fourth (4th) year of using Shea butter. My hair has literally transformed and been changed by Queen Shea.
I used it straight out the jar or tried to blend it in the blender. The result was a greasy, hard, dirty, fuzzy mess on my head. So, I hated it. It wasn't it until I whipped it that I realized that it could work for my hair.why were you a Shea butter hater?
Congratulations on that new baby!!!!Will there be a 2020 challenge? Cause I’ll be joining joining lol. Ive been off the board for about a year. (Had a baby, moved into a new place, went through some real tough postpartum anxiety, hair shedding, weight gain; life in general. Lol.) Haven’t neglected my hair though, but, Im at full BCL and in need of a trim, which I’ll be doing before the year is out. I ordered a ton of Shea Butter and a new mixer on Black Friday. Shea Butter will be added to my regimen permanently. This new length needs a regimen revamp.
Anywho, hey ladies! Yall’s hair making me drool!