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slb2221 10-08-2009 06:10 PM

Shea Butter Alternative??
 
Anyone know a shea butter alternative. This stuff has a nutty smell and I don't like the smell. Is there anything else I could try that's an all natural product? :dontknow:


fotki

Thkchk 10-08-2009 08:49 PM

Shea Butter Alternative??
 
What about other butters?
Aloe, Avocado, Olive, etc.

afrosheenqueen 10-08-2009 09:53 PM

I heard avocado is very similar. IMO no butter smells good. You might try adding some essential oil to it so you have a fragrance you can live with.

slb2221 10-09-2009 02:50 AM

Thanks

kathymack 10-09-2009 05:07 AM

Some of the whipped butters are great. My current favorites are the ones from Shescentit:

http://www.shescentit.com/hair-care.html

Her products smell great.

chenaj 10-09-2009 06:23 AM

NaturalCurls and Mellow Monoi smell yummy and are working really well on my hair at the mo. NaturalCurls gives me volume and the Mellow Moni give me shiny curls. What's IMO no butter?

Quote:

Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen (Post 1126097)
I heard avocado is very similar. IMO no butter smells good. You might try adding some essential oil to it so you have a fragrance you can live with.


Thkchk 10-09-2009 06:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chenaj (Post 1126260)
NaturalCurls and Mellow Monoi smell yummy and are working really well on my hair at the mo. NaturalCurls gives me volume and the Mellow Moni give me shiny curls. What's IMO no butter?

Quote:

Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen (Post 1126097)
I heard avocado is very similar. IMO no butter smells good. You might try adding some essential oil to it so you have a fragrance you can live with.


IMO= in my opinion

She was saying that no butter smells good in her opinion

chenaj 10-09-2009 06:40 AM

:lol::lol::oops::oops: LOL. Thanks, feeling a little embarrassed!!!!! I'm still new to forums and acronyms!!!!!

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Originally Posted by Thkchk (Post 1126262)
Quote:

Originally Posted by chenaj (Post 1126260)
NaturalCurls and Mellow Monoi smell yummy and are working really well on my hair at the mo. NaturalCurls gives me volume and the Mellow Moni give me shiny curls. What's IMO no butter?

Quote:

Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen (Post 1126097)
I heard avocado is very similar. IMO no butter smells good. You might try adding some essential oil to it so you have a fragrance you can live with.


IMO= in my opinion

She was saying that no butter smells good in her opinion


slb2221 10-09-2009 06:12 PM

Thanks Kathy...I enjoyed my samples that I purchased from you.

kathymack 10-09-2009 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slb2221 (Post 1126995)
Thanks Kathy...I enjoyed my samples that I purchased from you.

Glad to hear it, LOL!

taltal 10-22-2009 07:48 AM

Try cocoa butter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by slb2221 (Post 1125894)
Anyone know a shea butter alternative. This stuff has a nutty smell and I don't like the smell. Is there anything else I could try that's an all natural product? :dontknow:


fotki


Cocoa butter is as moisturizing as shea butter but lacks the many additional benefits of shea butter.
Shea butter has many qualities which aren't found in other butters.
If you are just looking for a good moisturizer, you can try cocoa butter instead.

DJHintegrity 06-12-2011 11:58 AM

Shea Butter Alternative
 
Try using a refined shea butter. it will have the same benefits and attributes of Shea Butter but the odor and color bodies are removed. This leaves an off white product with little to no odor.

Also in surfactant systems they make a water soluble shea and shea betaines. These will give moisturization and shine properties to shampoo systems.

Jo Somebody 06-21-2011 08:45 PM

How about mango butter?

SharonD 06-22-2011 10:31 PM

Refined shea butter is processed using high heat, and chemicals, and loses it's beneficial properties in that refining process. However, avocado butter is a good hair conditioner.
www.naturalhaircareitems.blogspot.com
Natural Hair Care: Avocado Butter For Dry Hair
:thumright:

coilynapp 06-23-2011 11:03 PM

try mango butter (note that it does not smell like mangoes) but it doesn't smell bad like shea

NYCgirl 06-24-2011 07:33 AM

I find mango butter to be a bit heavy but sometimes you need something with a little oomph. A few months ago I purchased 2 mango butters from Kyra's. Both smell great and moisturize very well.
>> http://www.kyrasultimate.com/

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TheCurlyOne 03-02-2013 04:49 AM

Hate to bump a super old topic but I too am looking for a replacement for shea as for as performance is concerned. I like the hold but not fond of the waxiness. I heard mango butter was a good replacement?


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