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So I decided to revisit my unrefined Shea butter. It's been sitting in my cabinet for about and month or two, untouched. Moral of the story is, I forgot how wonderful it is! Wash my hair with Shea moisture African black soap balancing shampoo, then dried slightly, detangled & proceeded to twist my hair with the Shea butter! When I woke up this morning my hair was so soft, very defined and not greasy at all!!!!!!! So I'll def be using this as a staple for my twists out more often!

What types of products do you guys love that are organic and don't contain an harsh chemicals or preservatives!? Oils, butters!?
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I really want to like Shea butter but unfortunately it dries out my hair because it penetrates too deeply into my fine porous strands.

I went to Nigeria over Christmas and I got quite a bit of shea butter because it was sooo cheap out there. Although my hair doesn't like Shea butter when I apply it directly to my hair, my hair absolutely loves it when I use it in a homemade cream. I blend Shea butter with OliveM to make a creamy leave in conditioner. The Shea butter really helps to thicken up the formula.

I love love love Avocado butter. I blend it with jojoba oil and Sesame oil. I only use it once after washing my hair and I do not apply too much because I co wash. On the other days I use a blend of several oils which include: Jojoba oil, sesame oil, grapeseed oil, castor oil, ricebran oil, sunflower oil, hempseed oil, avocado oil, macadamia oil, evening primrose oil, vitamin e oil and a blend of essential oils. When I do hair for people I give them a bottle of the oil blend to use to help to keep their hair moisturised until the next wash.

When I want to clarify my hair I make a black soap shampoo. I use Dudu Osun (20%), glycerin (10%) , xanthan gum (1%) and spring water(69%). I grate the Dudu Osun soap and add it to boiling water and mix it until the soap dissolves. I pour the glycerin into a separate container then I add the Xanthan gum. I blend the Xanthan gum with the glycerin until it is fully dispersed. Then I add the soap mixture to the glycerin mixture and mix really well. This produces a thick shampoo and it gets my hair really clean.

I follow the shampoo up with a homemade DC. I use BTMS, Coconut oil, Panthenol, Honeyquat, Hydrolyzed wheat protein, Silk Amino Acids and Squalane. I infuse the spring water with Amla. Amla has a very low PH and it helps to bring the PH level of my hair down after the clarifying shampoo. Squalane penetrates deep into the hair shaft and it helps to replace oils that have been stripped away by the clarifying shampoo.
I really want to like Shea butter but unfortunately it dries out my hair because it penetrates too deeply into my fine porous strands.

I went to Nigeria over Christmas and I got quite a bit of shea butter because it was sooo cheap out there. Although my hair doesn't like Shea butter when I apply it directly to my hair, my hair absolutely loves it when I use it in a homemade cream. I blend Shea butter with OliveM to make a creamy leave in conditioner. The Shea butter really helps to thicken up the formula.

I love love love Avocado butter. I blend it with jojoba oil and Sesame oil. I only use it once after washing my hair and I do not apply too much because I co wash. On the other days I use a blend of several oils which include: Jojoba oil, sesame oil, grapeseed oil, castor oil, ricebran oil, sunflower oil, hempseed oil, avocado oil, macadamia oil, evening primrose oil, vitamin e oil and a blend of essential oils. When I do hair for people I give them a bottle of the oil blend to use to help to keep their hair moisturised until the next wash.

When I want to clarify my hair I make a black soap shampoo. I use Dudu Osun (20%), glycerin (10%) , xanthan gum (1%) and spring water(69%). I grate the Dudu Osun soap and add it to boiling water and mix it until the soap dissolves. I pour the glycerin into a separate container then I add the Xanthan gum. I blend the Xanthan gum with the glycerin until it is fully dispersed. Then I add the soap mixture to the glycerin mixture and mix really well. This produces a thick shampoo and it gets my hair really clean.

I follow the shampoo up with a homemade DC. I use BTMS, Coconut oil, Panthenol, Honeyquat, Hydrolyzed wheat protein, Silk Amino Acids and Squalane. I infuse the spring water with Amla. Amla has a very low PH and it helps to bring the PH level of my hair down after the clarifying shampoo. Squalane penetrates deep into the hair shaft and it helps to replace oils that have been stripped away by the clarifying shampoo.
Originally Posted by AlikaIssa
I'd really like to try avocado butter! Sounds so moisturizing! I'd also like to try mango butter because I here that's excellent for hair too. I also use grapeseed oil as a heat protectant.
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I'd really like to try avocado butter! Sounds so moisturizing! I'd also like to try mango butter because I here that's excellent for hair too. I also use grapeseed oil as a heat protectant.
Originally Posted by kinkycurlyDT
Avocado butter definitely helps to keep my hair moisturised. It doesn't penetrate too quickly/deeply so it helps to prevent excess moisture from evaporating out of my hair.

I also use Avocado butter on my lips. It makes an excellent lip balm. Other butters absorb into my lips quickly making them feel dry a lot sooner but Avocado butter makes my lips feels soft, smooth and shiny. It's like a mixture of a lip balm and a lip gloss.

I've tried Mango Butter too. It wasn't as heavy as shea butter but it was still quite penetrating so it left my hair a bit dry. If your hair likes Shea Butter you may very well like Mango Butter as well.
Where do you get avocado butter from????

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I live in the UK so I order it from an online UK supplier.

Welcome - Of A Simple Nature

I've also tried their Olive Butter which is similar to the Avocado Butter. However, I prefer the Avocado Butter.

I have heard US based people speak about From Nature with Love: Avocado Butter (Persea gratissima) - FNWL

I have never ordered from them but I have heard that they are good.
I live in the UK so I order it from an online UK supplier.

Welcome - Of A Simple Nature

I've also tried their Olive Butter which is similar to the Avocado Butter. However, I prefer the Avocado Butter.

I have heard US based people speak about From Nature with Love: Avocado Butter (Persea gratissima) - FNWL

I have never ordered from them but I have heard that they are good.
Originally Posted by AlikaIssa
Wow! Thanks for that top link!
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I live in the UK so I order it from an online UK supplier.

Welcome - Of A Simple Nature

I've also tried their Olive Butter which is similar to the Avocado Butter. However, I prefer the Avocado Butter.

I have heard US based people speak about From Nature with Love: Avocado Butter (Persea gratissima) - FNWL

I have never ordered from them but I have heard that they are good.
Originally Posted by AlikaIssa
Wow! Thanks for that top link!
Originally Posted by Jo Somebody
No problem.

I make my own products and I get the majority of my supplies from there.

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