Shea Butter???

I know shea butter is awesome for our hair but what others oils do you guys suggest? And were can I buy coconut oil and shea butter with no mineral oil in it?
I buy stuff from snowdriftfarm.com
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hair type: 3a-3b/M/iii
length: slightly past tailbone when pulled tight
normal routine: Nature's Gate shampoo (on scalp only), Suave Aloe conditioner, apple cider vinegar, raw shea butter, FOTE Aloe Vera Gel, TRESemme Curl Locking spray (occasionally).
other favorites: olive oil, rhassoul clay, honey
i get most of my butters and oils from mountainroseherbs.com. they have great service and there are very good descriptions and information on each item and how to use it.

i was so confused when i started getting into this stuff too. here are a few tidbits that i have picked up from researching oils and butters and trying them out, these are just a few but if you go to the website it will tell ya a lot more

*if you are getting shea butter, get the unrefined shea, it still has all the nutrients and vitamins and everything you want in it. unrefined and refined is a lot like your granny's whole wheat homemade bread compared to wonder white bread.

*for oils, jojoba is the most like our skins natural sebum and is really good for the scalp and skin. but it is actually a liquid wax. many people have found it leaves a white waxy reside when left on their hair.

*for hair, sweet almond oil and apricot kernal oil are very gentle and easily absorbed and won't weigh the hair down.
coconut oil is used quite a bit. i like the refined because it isn't so gummy and more easily absorbed and it is better for cosmetic use. it is solid @ 76 degrees so you will have to melt it in your palms first. good for pre 'poo treatment or deep treatments.
avocado oil is heavier and great for deep treatments, or hair butters in the winter.
Extra virgin olive oil is great for deep treatments. and is a heavier oil.


hope that helps!
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products: CV SB, burt's bees more moisture conditioner, co-wash suave naturals coconut condish. FSG, shea hair butter, hair refresher
i get most of my butters and oils from mountainroseherbs.com. they have great service and there are very good descriptions and information on each item and how to use it.

i was so confused when i started getting into this stuff too. here are a few tidbits that i have picked up from researching oils and butters and trying them out, these are just a few but if you go to the website it will tell ya a lot more

*if you are getting shea butter, get the unrefined shea, it still has all the nutrients and vitamins and everything you want in it. unrefined and refined is a lot like your granny's whole wheat homemade bread compared to wonder white bread.

*for oils, jojoba is the most like our skins natural sebum and is really good for the scalp and skin. but it is actually a liquid wax. many people have found it leaves a white waxy reside when left on their hair.

*for hair, sweet almond oil and apricot kernal oil are very gentle and easily absorbed and won't weigh the hair down.
coconut oil is used quite a bit. i like the refined because it isn't so gummy and more easily absorbed and it is better for cosmetic use. it is solid @ 76 degrees so you will have to melt it in your palms first. good for pre 'poo treatment or deep treatments.
avocado oil is heavier and great for deep treatments, or hair butters in the winter.
Extra virgin olive oil is great for deep treatments. and is a heavier oil.


hope that helps!
Originally Posted by dailywavy
OMG thanks so much ill check this site and the other one tomorrow. Thanks guys!
The best place to buy coconut oil without any additives in the asian grocery. It's cheap and its often unrefined.

Shea butter is best purchased on line, IMHO, and best unrefined as well.

You might also look at mango butter and cocoa butter.
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The best place to buy coconut oil without any additives in the asian grocery. It's cheap and its often unrefined.

Shea butter is best purchased on line, IMHO, and best unrefined as well.

You might also look at mango butter and cocoa butter.
Originally Posted by morrighu
IMHO?
3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
I know shea butter is awesome for our hair but what others oils do you guys suggest? And were can I buy coconut oil and shea butter with no mineral oil in it?
Originally Posted by imapisces0308
You can buy Shea Butter online from www.amazon.com or www.coastalscents.com

Amazon has sellers that 100% Natural Shea Butter. Just go to the website and type in raw shea butter in the search box.

REAL Shea Butter is just that.. it shouldn't contain mineral oil at all. You can't get that in a drug store. The stuff in drugstores CONTAINS Shea Butter. It's not actual 100 percent shea butter.

You usually have to go to a WHOLE FOODS store, look online, or find a company or vender that sells 100% natural raw shea butter.
I get my shea butter from sheaterraorganics.com They are having a 30% off sale until 8/26. They have Shea Gold, Nilotica (organic) and organic West African. They also do a shea body butter (mixed shea product) with lavender of the Khoisan that is incredible. The fragrance is like rubbing fresh lavender buds on your skin. They also practice very good business practices in Africa that benefit the local village manufacturers.I also get my baobab oil there. And if you are into coffee, their fair trade Ethiopian Sidamo beans are exceptional. Alas, I am coffee-free

http://www.sheaterraorganics.com/category/35.html

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I used to buy pure shea butter from Occitane. I always found it hard to use.
I buy 100% shea butter at my local drug store in the "black" hair care section, and 100% coconut oil is available at any health food store.
I buy 100% shea butter at my local drug store in the "black" hair care section, and 100% coconut oil is available at any health food store.
Originally Posted by Copasetic
I always wonder if its really 100 percent
3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
I buy stuff from snowdriftfarm.com
Originally Posted by ibraidhair
whoa, thanks for the site. This website must have all kinds of oil. I don't know where to begin. What's a good combo to start off?

Have you been ordering from this site for sometime?
Thanks.
3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
I buy my shea butter from agbangakarite.com
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Staples (used in many ways):
Coconut milk
Castor oil
Coconut oil
Honey
Shea butter
I get my shea butter from sheaterraorganics.com They are having a 30% off sale until 8/26. They have Shea Gold, Nilotica (organic) and organic West African. They also do a shea body butter (mixed shea product) with lavender of the Khoisan that is incredible. The fragrance is like rubbing fresh lavender buds on your skin. They also practice very good business practices in Africa that benefit the local village manufacturers.I also get my baobab oil there. And if you are into coffee, their fair trade Ethiopian Sidamo beans are exceptional. Alas, I am coffee-free

http://www.sheaterraorganics.com/category/35.html

Take 30% off your next order of everything at Shea Terra. No minimum necessary. Free shipping over $60 (within 48 US continental states). Use code august30. Hurry, offer ends August 26, 2009.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
Which one would you recommend to start off?
3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
I buy 100% shea butter at my local drug store in the "black" hair care section, and 100% coconut oil is available at any health food store.
Originally Posted by Copasetic
I always wonder if its really 100 percent
Originally Posted by followmesky
Hard for me to believe.. but..I would love to know what the Shea Butter brand is exactly and what drug store sells it...

Because I've NEVER seen any actual 100% real raw shea butter in a drugstore..but that doesn't mean someone else hasn't..and I wouldn't mind knowing what drugstore sells it and the company that actually has real shea butter in the drug stores..cause if I can just go to a drugstore and get it..that would rock!
I buy shea butter in 1 pound chunks. Much cheaper than buying the fancy ones in containers. I get mine from www.nasabb.com. They have the best shea butter I've tried. Very creamy, not gritty.
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Products:
Raw shea butter
AB Herbal Oil
J.R. Liggett poo bar
Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in
Lustrasilk Olive Oil conditioner
VO5 Tea Therapy Conditioner (Chamomile)
Suave Naturals Conditioner (Coconut)
Coconut Oil
DB Madagascar Vanilla Styling Cream
DB Organic Palm Fruit & Cherry Kernel Butter
if you have a Whole Foods around, I tend to find everything there - and then some!
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LA Looks Curl Gel, Sauve Naturals conditioners Waterlily, CK, Deva Archangel , LOOB (has its days)...
Deva One - LOVE it!!!!!!!

Botticelli's Flax Seed Hair Gel (a DIY!!!) THANKS Botticelli!!!!!!
Curl Junkie Coffee Coco Creme (LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!)
Shea Moisture Smoothie - GREAT stuff!


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I buy 100% shea butter at my local drug store in the "black" hair care section, and 100% coconut oil is available at any health food store.
Originally Posted by Copasetic
I always wonder if its really 100 percent
Originally Posted by followmesky
Hard for me to believe.. but..I would love to know what the Shea Butter brand is exactly and what drug store sells it...

Because I've NEVER seen any actual 100% real raw shea butter in a drugstore..but that doesn't mean someone else hasn't..and I wouldn't mind knowing what drugstore sells it and the company that actually has real shea butter in the drug stores..cause if I can just go to a drugstore and get it..that would rock!
Originally Posted by Marah Mizrahi
that would rock ... ? are you kidding me, that is ideal! lol .. voice of god...
3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
I buy shea butter in 1 pound chunks. Much cheaper than buying the fancy ones in containers. I get mine from www.nasabb.com. They have the best shea butter I've tried. Very creamy, not gritty.
Originally Posted by Cleo12
Cleo, pardon my ignorance with shea butter but is this something that is applied to once hair is styled dry or can it be applied on wet hair as a styling lotion/ cream? I am curious on the user process. Any feedback would be helpful. THANKS!
3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.

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