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Old 08-26-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
 
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Default Why did my hair harden after I put leave-in conditioner?

I used the Raw Shea Butter Moisture retention shampoo, then waited until my hair was a bit damp, then applied the raw Shea butter conditioner that can be used as a leave-in. But after a few hours, I felt one of the spots where I applied the conditioner on and it felt hard...similar to how your hair feels when you use hairspray. What could have been the reason for this?
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
 
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Shea butter overload? It is a fairly hard ingredient and cannot penetrate hair.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:48 PM   #3
 
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As a 2 I would not use straight Shea. Something like SMCES and only in a tiny amount.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:27 PM   #4
 
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Shea butter overload? It is a fairly hard ingredient and cannot penetrate hair.
How do you know if a product can or not penetrate your hair?

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As a 2 I would not use straight Shea. Something like SMCES and only in a tiny amount.
The shea butter shampoo I use supposedly has argan oil and sea kelp also. I noticed the shampoo/conditioner makes my hair "flat" or decreases the volume of my curls when it is wet. Not so sure when it is dry. I will look SMCES up, thank you. :-)
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Shea butter overload? It is a fairly hard ingredient and cannot penetrate hair.
How do you know if a product can or not penetrate your hair?
Research the ingredients: with oils and butters the fatty acid profile can be Googled. Lauric acid and oleic acid can penetrate because they are small, straight chain molecules so can slip under the hair cuticle, other fatty acids are too large or awkwardly shaped to penetrate. Shea is solid not liquid so can solidify on hair.
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Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
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