05-09-2013, 11:44 PM
Join Date: Nov 2012
I'm using shea butter
I picked up a thing of it for 7 bucks at an "ethnic" hair care store and it's pretty decent so far. The smell was...pungent. The stuff isn't spoiled or anything, I've been to this store before and I trust them when it comes to this kind of thing. The smell is just very strong and wasn't what I was expecting since most shea butter products I've used before had a very different smell from actual shea butter.
Anyway, I like it so far and I like using it, though I've only been using it for about a week. What I do is, after I've gotten out of the shower and applied my EVOO and almond oil, I apply the shea butter to my ends. Then I take some more and smooth it over the rest of my hair. Finally, I finger-comb it through my hair. (I'm careful at this step because I've already detangled with a wide toothed comb and sometimes my curls go right back! Hahaha.) The shea butter I have looks like playdough because it's in clumps of stuff and mine is bright yellow, so before I use it I take a small chunk of it--usually like quarter-sized--and rub it between my palms. This makes it melt a little so I can spread it in my hair.
Like I'd mentioned, it has a rather pungent smell. Luckily the smell doesn't stick around, so I don't need to worry about having stinky hair. This is a huge plus because I work in retail and I just like my hair to smell pretty in general. My favorite conditioner smell is strawberries!
My hair type is low porosity 3c hair. Over-proteined, so I try to avoid proteins in my conditioners if I can otherwise it will dry out.
3C, almost shoulder length (when stretched). Low Porosity, Protein Sensitive.
Low Poo: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
Shampoo: Proclaim Olive Glossing Shampoo
RO: Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Cleansing Co-Wash
LI: Proclaim Olive Glossing Condish
Oils: JBCO, EVOO, Grapeseed Oil
Styling: Fantasia IC Hair Polisher
DC: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm