I Love Shea Butter!

Here's the link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmwXjZTWNFE
Originally Posted by violetmauve
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..
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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I use the one my honey makes muahaha!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3jkXv4l7BY
Originally Posted by empressri
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!!!
I finally used shea butter on my hair and my skin LOVE IT!






This is soooo my topic, I work for a nonprofit that specializes in fairtrade shea butter.

i recently bought some shea butter and for some reason it seems a little odd. can it go bad? how should it be stored?
Originally Posted by heyitsmefe
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.

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!!
Originally Posted by mizzbellz
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.
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..
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..
Originally Posted by mousey
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.
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
Hair: 4b/c
BC: sept '09
Last relaxer: Apr '09
Shampoo: 365 whole food brand
Co-wash: Suave coconut
DC: phytojoba or alter ego (I add a little EVOO and honey to both)
Twist outs: Miss jessies curly pudding
Experimenting with: unrefined cocnut oil, infusium23 leave in, KCCC, and anything I can get my hands on
(I plan on shortening this list as I find out what my hair likes!!!!)
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
*Cleanse: BoBeam
*Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH & Honey I'm Strong
*Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub)/ORS Hair Mayo, CRN Algae Hair Mask
*Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
*Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter
*Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
* LCSO Method
Thank you for the link. I'm buying unrefined shea butter from them right now My inner PJ is excited !
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.
Thank you for the link. I'm buying unrefined shea butter from them right now My inner PJ is excited !
Originally Posted by mverde3
Ur very welcome...
*Cleanse: BoBeam
*Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH & Honey I'm Strong
*Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub)/ORS Hair Mayo, CRN Algae Hair Mask
*Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
*Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter
*Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
* LCSO Method
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.
Originally Posted by Tazzy

Thanx...Heading over to Etsy,about to check u out now!!!
*Cleanse: BoBeam
*Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH & Honey I'm Strong
*Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub)/ORS Hair Mayo, CRN Algae Hair Mask
*Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
*Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter
*Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
* LCSO Method
Shea works great. I like mixing it with Jojoba for shine.
can something without water provide moisture?
Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50, Nexxus Aloe Rid
Detangling Conditioner: Oyin Honey Hemp, EO Sweet Orange
Cowash Conditioner:
Suave Naturals Sea Breeze, V05 Tea Therapy, Oyin Honey Hemp
Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, Spa Siam Coconut Hair Mask, Yes to Carrots Mud Mask
Leave-in Conditioner: Afroveda NU Milk Hair Conditioner, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave-in, Knot Today
Stylers: SheaMoisture, JC Nourish and Shine, Burdock Root Butter Cream, Afroveda CocoLatte Moisture Mask
can something without water provide moisture?
Originally Posted by hypnotic
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.
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
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
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
Originally Posted by shawnyblazes
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!
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
so you apply it to soaking hair before styling?
Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50, Nexxus Aloe Rid
Detangling Conditioner: Oyin Honey Hemp, EO Sweet Orange
Cowash Conditioner:
Suave Naturals Sea Breeze, V05 Tea Therapy, Oyin Honey Hemp
Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, Spa Siam Coconut Hair Mask, Yes to Carrots Mud Mask
Leave-in Conditioner: Afroveda NU Milk Hair Conditioner, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave-in, Knot Today
Stylers: SheaMoisture, JC Nourish and Shine, Burdock Root Butter Cream, Afroveda CocoLatte Moisture Mask

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