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Old 11-20-2009, 12:46 AM   #1
 
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I just ordered some raw shea butter from butters-n-bars online, i prolly should've asked b4 i ordered but anyway, has any1 used it & is it good?

Anyone else on here from Perth??
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:37 AM   #2
 
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I have got some raw shea. It is pretty good. Prefer the coconut oil though. The shea is nice on skin too.
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:17 AM   #3
 
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I'm in Perth too
I have not used raw shea but I've used products with shea butter and it is great!! Like Feralcurls, I do looove coconut oil though :] mainly because of the versatility! See what works for you
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:43 AM   #4
 
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ooooh... more aussies keep coming out of the works i like it. hiya detaurus and welcome.

unfortunately I haven't used raw shea butter, my hair's pretty fine so i'd probably be weighed down. I do love jessicurls too shea tho! it's one of my FAVOURITE conditioners.
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:42 PM   #5
 
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Kool thanx girls, hello to all Does any1 else have thick coarse & frizzy hair? I have seriously tried soooooo many different things over the years & pretty much the only thing that has remotely worked was leaving pantene in, now i see that panetene isnt good. Its so frustrating, i love my curls but unfortunately its hard work to wear them out coz of the fight with the frizz which is so bad.
Geez i hope the butter works, i think my hair needs thick weighty products
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:12 PM   #6
 
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unfortunately my hair is on the fine side of things; but you could probably get away with oils (such as coconut or mix them with Essential oils), perhaps you could try vegetable glycerin (from health food store) or KY (it contains glycerin) which work similarly to Curl Keeper (CK) and help de-frizz. I found it weird on my hair too heavy but didn't help my frizz. Just be careful as it depends on the climate you live in on how well it works.

A lot of frizz is caused by not enough moisture, and since you're relatively new here, I would up the moisture until your hair won't absorb anymore. You could try doing DT's more frequently with what ever conditioner you're using or oils.

Besides that I'm a little out of depth in terms of recommendations

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Old 11-22-2009, 10:40 PM   #7
 
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Thanx anyway Curly. Its funny, i thought all curly hair was thick & frizzy lol
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:58 PM   #8
 
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Apparently the majority of curly heads have fine hair but just bucket loads of it!

Personally when my hair was long and well colour/heat/chemical (swimming) damaged because i'd get bored and go from platinum blond to dark brown and back. It was wavy, I use to straighten it all the time to get it to behave. The only way to really achieve volume for me is to let it dry naturally or diffuse to encourage curl. I can get weighed down easily and over conidition if i'm not careful.

I've noticed changes since I did shave it all off though. Even at the short length it is now I tend to use more conditioner - which is weird. My hair LOVES protein, it really helps to 'plump' it up. Although I know I'm still going to be a wavy as I don't have root curl and I just get crazy 'texture' atm, I have no idea how wavy i will be with my new virgin hair.

The best thing to do when you start out if find a hair twin on the boards and stalk them (lol), see what products they are using etc. Just remember the US curlies are in winter now so perhaps ask your hair twin what they used in summer?

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Old 01-06-2010, 06:44 PM   #9
 
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Detaurus - what was your experience with butters-n-bars like? Quality of the shea butter? How long did the delivery take?

Raw shea butter lovers where do you get yours from?
Has anyone been able to get raw shea butter in OZ? My reliance on the US for products is ever so growing, hope the AU dollar stays strong but the shipment costs are making my head spin!!!
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I got mine from a shop that made its own cleaning and body products. So they were using the Shea as an ingredient. The shop was in Forest Hill, Victoria. There are other such shops around though. You know the ones that have all natural cleaning stuff?
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I got mine from a shop that made its own cleaning and body products. So they were using the Shea as an ingredient. The shop was in Forest Hill, Victoria. There are other such shops around though. You know the ones that have all natural cleaning stuff?

Thanks Feralcurls, I think I know the ones that you are referring to. Finding them is another thing, I live in Melbourne, see how I go. Thanks again for repying
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:59 PM   #12
 
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Hey guys, how is evry1. Having never had shea butter b4 i can't really judge on the quality. It appeared to be good to me though, its a shame my hair didn't like it. At least i think it doesn't like it. arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh im soooooooooo confused, i thought this would b gr8 for my hair but unfortunately im still experiencing frizz & its driving me bonkers.
Maybe i expected too much
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:21 PM   #13
 
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It didn't help me either detaurus. Luckily I only got a tiny tin of it and I used it up on my poor dry elbows!

I can't seem to use any oils or butters on my hair - they either give me frizz or do nothing at all.
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Detaurus - what was your experience with butters-n-bars like? Quality of the shea butter? How long did the delivery take?

Raw shea butter lovers where do you get yours from?
Has anyone been able to get raw shea butter in OZ? My reliance on the US for products is ever so growing, hope the AU dollar stays strong but the shipment costs are making my head spin!!!
There is a shop called Auroma on Toorak Road, Hawthorn, Victoria (not sure about the street number). They sell shea butter as well as heaps of other raw ingredients that are often mentioned on this site. I bought some shea butter last week for about $7.00, AVG for about $5.00, conditioner base for about $12 for 500ml. They have a great range of eo as well. HTH
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Aussies in Perth, where do you buy your coconut oil?? Thanks!
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:02 AM   #16
 
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have you checked the supermarket or the health food store for the coconut oil?
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Detaurus - what was your experience with butters-n-bars like? Quality of the shea butter? How long did the delivery take?

Raw shea butter lovers where do you get yours from?
Has anyone been able to get raw shea butter in OZ? My reliance on the US for products is ever so growing, hope the AU dollar stays strong but the shipment costs are making my head spin!!!
There is a shop called Auroma on Toorak Road, Hawthorn, Victoria (not sure about the street number). They sell shea butter as well as heaps of other raw ingredients that are often mentioned on this site. I bought some shea butter last week for about $7.00, AVG for about $5.00, conditioner base for about $12 for 500ml. They have a great range of eo as well. HTH
Thank you jerrY!!! Pretty sure I can locate the street number-google. Been reading about conditioners bases so very interested
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I've always wondered about the conditioner bases, but I'm not sure what I'd put in. Most health food stores stock them.
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