I'm wondering, when you've ordered from Butters N Bars, have you found their shea to be particularly gritty or anything? I got a tub and it's got a bit more grit/lumps than I'm used to. I know it's a raw shea product and all, so some is to be expected, but I'm wondering if I just happened to get a bum batch. Any chance remelting it would help? Or does whipping help smooth everything out?
Personally haven't tried to whip my raw shea yet, but it's definitely in my plans. I used a pre-made whipped shea product that had soybean oil and sweet almond oil whipped in, so I'm thinking of messing around with those in some formulation.
Out of curiosity, what do you add rosehip seed oil for? The fatty acids/vitamin A or does it add scent or...?
2C-3Aish/mostly M/ii-iii, med-high porosity, normal elasticity, hip length
Protein sensitive, likes heavy moisture and oils, mostly CO with occasional CWC
Low Poo: SheaMoisture Moisture Retention
Washing Conditioner: Trader Joe's Refresh, Tresemme Nourishing Moisture, V05
Length Conditioners: GF Triple Nutrition, Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Walgreen's BioInfusion Balm
Leave Ins: AO Honeysuckle Rose, raw shea, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, sometimes aloe gel or KCNT