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Old 03-25-2009, 06:12 AM   #21
 
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Here's the link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmwXjZTWNFE
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:46 PM   #22
 
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Here's the link to the video:

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Thanks for the heads up. They have a bad reputation on WOT (firefox add on that let you know the reputation of websites, they are bright red for WARNING!) I always wondered why and that's one of the reasons I was always cautious about ordering from them. Now I see..
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:23 PM   #23
 
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Are you serious!!!!???? I had no idea that it can be used in ones hair as well. I have been "eyeing" that lotion for a while in Whole Foods (because I want to stop using commercial lotions that have so many chemicals in them that are not good for my skin in the long run, but I love how good they smell). I am slowing but surely using them up then I will get this (I would hate to throw them away and I do not want to give them away since I know I do not consider it healthy for my skin, I do not want to give it to someone for them to use on their skin either) !!!!! Oh my Word! Thank you, hun. I love this site, lol.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:38 AM   #24
 
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I use the one my honey makes muahaha!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3jkXv4l7BY
Where does your honey get his shea from. The thought of getting fresh shea butter is heaven to me. And my mom would go crazy!!!
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:44 AM   #25
 
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I finally used shea butter on my hair and my skin LOVE IT!
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:13 PM   #26
 
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This is soooo my topic, I work for a nonprofit that specializes in fairtrade shea butter.

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i recently bought some shea butter and for some reason it seems a little odd. can it go bad? how should it be stored?
Yeah, shea butter can go old, if it's a natural product. It should last a year and a half, but if you smell anything weird, notice any grit or greenness, you should throw it out. Don't keep it in extreme temperatures, any cool dry place will do.

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Leaves my skin and hair oh so soft! I live in an area with lots of African shops so I'm swimming in unrefined Shea butter. Because there is so many African beauty shops its reasonably priced YAY!!
If you're getting a huge container for like $5, the quality is probably questionable and/or some woman in West Africa is getting the shaft. More information on that can be found here and you can watch the short Shea Yeleen documentary here.
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:22 PM   #27
 
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it's cool for my dry skin, but leaves my hair greasy and sticky..i'm sad to say it doesn't really work for my hair. i'm african, and my dad thinks that an african that doesn't like shea butter is hilarious..
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:27 PM   #28
 
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it's cool for my dry skin, but leaves my hair greasy and sticky..i'm sad to say it doesn't really work for my hair. i'm african, and my dad thinks that an african that doesn't like shea butter is hilarious..
Have you tried the nilotica shea butter? I just got some and I like it a lot better than West african unrefined. Its not as greasy and it actually sinks into my hair leaving it soft, not hard like the other kind.
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:46 PM   #29
 
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so where do u get this great shea butter! I want to try some. Ive been having a problem with keeping my home moist. Ive got some coconut oil (unrefined) that im gonna try
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:01 AM   #30
 
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I just recently placed an order for Shea Butter & Black Soap from this company.
The Black soap is sooo soft & nice, the Shea butter is sooo creamy & smooth plus the prices u can't beat...this is now my go to place for these products!!!

http://www.butters-n-bars.com/natural_butters.html
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:31 PM   #31
 
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Thank you for the link. I'm buying unrefined shea butter from them right now My inner PJ is excited !
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:34 PM   #32
 
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For the ladies who are having trouble getting shea butter to work for them, please try adding oils to your shea to boost it's effects. I started doing this immediately after my BC. I love making it so much that I started my own business and now I sell whipped sheas!

http://mstashab.etsy.com is my etsy shop for the whipped shea.

I also take custom orders if you want something specifically whipped into the shea butter for you.
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Thank you for the link. I'm buying unrefined shea butter from them right now My inner PJ is excited !
Ur very welcome...
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For the ladies who are having trouble getting shea butter to work for them, please try adding oils to your shea to boost it's effects. I started doing this immediately after my BC. I love making it so much that I started my own business and now I sell whipped sheas!

http://mstashab.etsy.com is my etsy shop for the whipped shea.

I also take custom orders if you want something specifically whipped into the shea butter for you.

Thanx...Heading over to Etsy,about to check u out now!!!
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:56 PM   #35
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Shea works great. I like mixing it with Jojoba for shine.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:32 AM   #36
 
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can something without water provide moisture?
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can something without water provide moisture?
i didn't think it was possible hypnotic but now i am a firm believer. 100% shea seals in moisture, which keeps my hair moisturized for days at a time. i use at after my cowash and feel the results for days. when i skip the shea, my hair gets really dry.
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Hippychic, it sounds like shea is your sealant ,not your moisture. the water and cowash put that moisture in there. That lovely shea butter just keeps it for you.

Shea butter is so thick that it will keep moisture in your hair after youve put it in there for a good while, at least for me 4-5 days depending on my style

it has to be Emulsified though really well for me
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Hippychic, it sounds like shea is your sealant ,not your moisture. the water and cowash put that moisture in there. That lovely shea butter just keeps it for you.

Shea butter is so thick that it will keep moisture in your hair after youve put it in there for a good while, at least for me 4-5 days depending on my style

it has to be Emulsified though really well for me
yes, that's what it is
i love unrefined shea butter!!

(i thought i was saying it right by saying it seals in my moisture after co-washing)?? sorry if i wasn't clear. anyhoo, i love shea butter!
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:01 PM   #40
 
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so you apply it to soaking hair before styling?
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