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Old 10-08-2009, 06:10 PM   #1
 
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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?


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Old 10-08-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
 
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What about other butters?
Aloe, Avocado, Olive, etc.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:53 PM   #3
 
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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.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:07 AM   #5
 
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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.
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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?

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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?

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

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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?

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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
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Thanks Kathy...I enjoyed my samples that I purchased from you.
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Thanks Kathy...I enjoyed my samples that I purchased from you.
Glad to hear it, LOL!
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:48 AM   #11
 
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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?


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