Shea butter as a deep treatment
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03-14-2010, 10:00 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
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With the way I understand and have experienced shea butter, I think it would be best used as a leave-in that you plan to "leave-in" for days at a time since it doesn't wash out easily and as a pre-poo (which means using it right before you use a harsh sulfate or non-sulfate shampoo) so I can't imagine it being too heavy for that. As far as a deep treatment, it will coat your hair (like oil does with a pre-poo) so if you plan to apply more moisturizing products to your hair post-wash, then I don't think it would be a great idea since they will be sitting on top of the shea butter. If you weren't applying anymore products to your hair after the deep treatment (just letting the shea butter do it's thing) then I think this would be more like a leave-in. I have applied whipped shea to damp hair that I set (in twists or braids for out styles) and I get very soft hair that is moisturized for days. It tends to get waxy for me when I just let my hair air dry with it in a wash n' go, so I don't do that often unless I'm looking for the defined/hold look and feel.
If you did wash the shea butter out after your deep treatment, then it would be more of a pre-poo. Sorry for going in circles, but I'm basically trying to say that since it doesn't wash out easily, it can't really be a deep treatment, just a pre-poo (that will be washed out with shampoo) or a leave-in. There ARE deep treatments with shea butter ( like
) but like GreatCurls said, it depends on the ratio and also the consistency (ex: only whipped shea butter will work with my hair).
Edit: Whoa this is an old post
4B, feels more like a 4C
Raw unrefined shea butter, virgin coconut oil cream
recipe of Aloe Vera Gel, water & glycerine with some peppermint essential oil for a little tingle
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