Are you a lover of the shea? Share your experiences with it.

Hey everyone

Iam thinking bout trying Shea butter. But now sure if it's right for me

How you guys use Shea butter?
Is it better for 4abc hair types or for any hair types?

I'm scard it might way my hair down or leave waxy feeling on my hair

Any tips ?
I tried Shea on my medium texture 3b/c hair..my hair didn't really care for it alone. So I whipped it and added it to one of my leave ins. Worked much better that way, but I still prefer evoo over any oil or butter

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DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
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I love shea butter and other oils. I haven't used just shea butter in a while. I always heat and mix with other moisturizing oils, then whip. Doing this allows for the shea butter to melt in your hand quickly and distribute easily.

My hair does very well. It's a great sealant and styler and leaves my hair soft. Just don't use too much. Learn the right amount to use on your hair. I think that's where many get turned off; they use the wrong amount and get undesired results.
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I love shea butter and other oils. I haven't used just shea butter in a while. I always heat and mix with other moisturizing oils, then whip. Doing this allows for the shea butter to melt in your hand quickly and distribute easily.

My hair does very well. It's a great sealant and styler and leaves my hair soft. Just don't use too much. Learn the right amount to use on your hair. I think that's where many get turned off; they use the wrong amount and get undesired results.
HTH
Originally Posted by Fantastic1221
How much you use?
And what oils you mix it with
I made a whipped shea butter (seal in) and i used

45g of shea
40g of oil (20g EVOO,20g avocado oil)

the smell isn't the very best since both oils have a strong scent, but after ten minutes the smell "evaporates"..or at least i don't smell it anymore. I like the mix very much, i have 3b/3c hair and it gives my hair some extra shine

Next time i'm gonna put some EVCO in it to better up the smell though

But my advice would be: experiment around with the amount of ingredients..it's so much fun!!!


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Shea butter is one of my staples. It doesn weight hair down,its super moisturizing,leaves hair soft! I whip mine and add my fav oils to it (evco,evoo,jojoba oil). I use it as a styler,sealer,and moisturizer. And when i dont want an overload i melt it into oil and apply. It can be applied on both wet and dry hair. Good for edge control too

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I just want to use it on my ends

Would it help me get some length?
I just want to use it on my ends

Would it help me get some length?
Originally Posted by *M!x*Ch!ck*
I am sure its moisturizing properties will prevent breakage which in turn will help you retain length


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= WL Aug. 23, 2013

My hair LOVES oil

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“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

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I love shea butter and other oils. I haven't used just shea butter in a while. I always heat and mix with other moisturizing oils, then whip. Doing this allows for the shea butter to melt in your hand quickly and distribute easily.

My hair does very well. It's a great sealant and styler and leaves my hair soft. Just don't use too much. Learn the right amount to use on your hair. I think that's where many get turned off; they use the wrong amount and get undesired results.
HTH
Originally Posted by Fantastic1221
How much you use?
And what oils you mix it with
Originally Posted by *M!x*Ch!ck*
What do you mean by use? When applying to hair? I don't use a lot. About a dime sized amount per averagesized twist.

As for oils I've used coconut, neem, olive, sunflower, castor, all with great results. Id say use what oils you already have around.
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I don't do twist out or braid outs

Ugh idk Iam lost on what my hair likes or how to use it or when
To use it. Idk what to use what makes it worse :/
Hey everyone

Iam thinking bout trying Shea butter. But now sure if it's right for me

How you guys use Shea butter?
Is it better for 4abc hair types or for any hair types?

I'm scard it might way my hair down or leave waxy feeling on my hair

Any tips ?
Originally Posted by *M!x*Ch!ck*
I loveeee shea butter. I use a whipped shea mix my friends mom makes for her all natural skin and body line (its better than any I've ever tried to make myself.) My hair is this, dense, 3c. Porosity I'm not sure. But I love to use it. It defines my frizzy hair, and with the right amount, it doesnt leave a nasty feeling on my hair. I've also seen less split ends ans single strands since using it.
I loveeee shea butter. I use a whipped shea mix my friends mom makes for her all natural skin and body line (its better than any I've ever tried to make myself.) My hair is this, dense, 3c. Porosity I'm not sure. But I love to use it. It defines my frizzy hair, and with the right amount, it doesnt leave a nasty feeling on my hair. I've also seen less split ends ans single strands since using it.[/QUOTE]

You just use it on your ends? And what you mix it wit
What's the name of the line? Is it available online?
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I loveeee shea butter. I use a whipped shea mix my friends mom makes for her all natural skin and body line (its better than any I've ever tried to make myself.) My hair is this, dense, 3c. Porosity I'm not sure. But I love to use it. It defines my frizzy hair, and with the right amount, it doesnt leave a nasty feeling on my hair. I've also seen less split ends ans single strands since using it.[/QUOTE]
I don't like shea butter alone as its waxy and takes a while to absorb. Its great when mixed with other oils though
My hair hates shea butter, mixed, shea alone.. it just hates it :/ it does love coconut oil
3a 3b , medium-high porosity , low-medium density , fine-medium width , medium length. My hair LOVES protein, HATES leave in conditioners etc. It get's wavy/flat easily if I use a conditioner that's too strong.
How do you girls wash it out of your hair, since most of you don't use shampoos and just cowash? After few uses it's starting to act just like silicones on my hair, coats it and prevents any moisture, also it get's rancid in my hair and starts to smell bad.
Any clues?
Not for me, it doesn't penetrate and can build up. My hair doesn't like any shampoo I have tried so I can't easily get it out again - not worth it.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I hated it when I used it. I used it raw, alone, mixed, whipped. It just felt like wax and it was hard to wash out.

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