Unrefined pure shea butter...

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Hi,
I just tried this as a deep treatment for the first time.. within minutes of applying it to my (dry) hair it went hard, dry and straw-like... I've washed it out after 35minutes and it seems OK. So is the straw reaction necessarily a bad thing?
Coconut oil does a similar thing when it's in my hair, but it always looks alright after...?
Thanks all
I am able to use products with unrefined shea butter in them in my hair with no problems. I have very dry hair, so i thought, why not try unrefined shea butter just to see the type of results that it could give me. I found a local beauty supply store in my area that sells unrefined shea butter. It is yellow in color, has a sort of hard consistency to it, and it was in clumps inside the plastic container it came in. I tried it and instead of it being moisturizing to my hair, it was the exact opposite. It made my hair quite dry and stiff to the touch. Overall, it did not appear to be doing anything for my hair really. I didn't try using it as a deep treatment. I used it as a supposed moisturizer for my hair. I don't know if the brand of shea butter that i bought happens to be a quality brand or not. However, i ended up throwing the stuff out shortly thereafter. Which is why, i have been leary about buying unrefined shea butter again.

I have never had problems with coconut oil though. Whether it is in a hair product that i use, or use it to pre-poo with, it always leaves my hair soft.
3B, low density, high porosity hair

Clobetasol Shampoo or Darcy's Botanical's Daily Conditioning Cleansing Cream

Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Conditioner

Kenalog Topical Spray- Spray onto scalp twice a day or Clocortolone Pivalate Cream 0.1% used to apply to my scalp twice a day

Darcy's Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean Moisturizing Hair Whip

OR

Darcy's Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean Curl Smoothing Cream

***Diagnosed in June 2015 with chronic scalp eczema

Last edited by Reservechic; 07-03-2014 at 12:52 PM.
Maybe it depends on the hair? I bought some unrefined shea butter recently, and the ends of my hair love it. It makes them smooth and soft. Did you guys try applying it to wet hair?
2c/3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50, Live Clean green earth
Co-wash: down under naturals, tresume naturals
R O: Tresume Naturals
L I: KCKT
Stylers: cjccccl, cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan
Maybe it depends on the hair? I bought some unrefined shea butter recently, and the ends of my hair love it. It makes them smooth and soft. Did you guys try applying it to wet hair?
Originally Posted by SereneCurls
I applied it to dry hair. I guess i should have tried applying it to wet hair instead. Maybe i would have gotten better results.
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3B, low density, high porosity hair

Clobetasol Shampoo or Darcy's Botanical's Daily Conditioning Cleansing Cream

Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Conditioner

Kenalog Topical Spray- Spray onto scalp twice a day or Clocortolone Pivalate Cream 0.1% used to apply to my scalp twice a day

Darcy's Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean Moisturizing Hair Whip

OR

Darcy's Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean Curl Smoothing Cream

***Diagnosed in June 2015 with chronic scalp eczema
I'd definitely say to give it a go on wet hair – I find the majority of products don't work half as well on dry hair.

Let us known your results!
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3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

LP: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus
Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
Gel: Ouidad Climate Control/Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper
DC:
Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
Growing my hair to WL
I'd definitely say to give it a go on wet hair – I find the majority of products don't work half as well on dry hair.

Let us known your results!
Originally Posted by BotticelliBrit
I will definitely give it another try, on wet hair for sure this time. And, i will definitely share the results i get. I will also look for another vendor that carries unrefined shea butter at a reasonable price. If anyone happens to know of a vendor that sells quality unrefined shea butter please let me know. As, that would be of a big help to me.
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3B, low density, high porosity hair

Clobetasol Shampoo or Darcy's Botanical's Daily Conditioning Cleansing Cream

Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Conditioner

Kenalog Topical Spray- Spray onto scalp twice a day or Clocortolone Pivalate Cream 0.1% used to apply to my scalp twice a day

Darcy's Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean Moisturizing Hair Whip

OR

Darcy's Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean Curl Smoothing Cream

***Diagnosed in June 2015 with chronic scalp eczema
You're not moisturizing nor conditioning your hair with Shea butter, it's an occlusive/sealer which will keep water in or out of your hair. That may explain the hard crunchy feeling you got. I would recommend butters and oils like Shea to be used on porous hair, on top of a leave-in conditioner. Hope this helps!
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal porosity shaft. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Seaweed Bath Co. Unscented shampoo
Cowash: Cure Care
RO: Cure Care, V05 KL, G SAS
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF, DE Shine & Refine, AB Strong Hold gel, SM C&S milk
PT: IAgirl's gelatine, CJ Repair Me

hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
i use it as a sealer on wet hair and it dries amazing, in fact its too greasy if i use too much. I love it.
Oooh, thank you everyone!
I didn't realise I was supposed to use it on wet hair. I was looking for a deep moisturising treatment to alternate with my proteine treatment.. would this still work well for that?
maybe if I wet my hair, put my normal conditioner in and then the shea butter on top and leave it for an hour? It takes a lot to wash it out of my hair so can't imagine just leaving it in without washing..
You're not moisturizing nor conditioning your hair with Shea butter, it's an occlusive/sealer which will keep water in or out of your hair. That may explain the hard crunchy feeling you got. I would recommend butters and oils like Shea to be used on porous hair, on top of a leave-in conditioner. Hope this helps!
Originally Posted by wavydaze
Thanks for sharing such helpful info!
3B, low density, high porosity hair

Clobetasol Shampoo or Darcy's Botanical's Daily Conditioning Cleansing Cream

Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Conditioner

Kenalog Topical Spray- Spray onto scalp twice a day or Clocortolone Pivalate Cream 0.1% used to apply to my scalp twice a day

Darcy's Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean Moisturizing Hair Whip

OR

Darcy's Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean Curl Smoothing Cream

***Diagnosed in June 2015 with chronic scalp eczema
If the shea still doesn't work out for you on its own, you could use it to make an oil blend like this one.
http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.ca...-hair.html?m=1
2c/3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50, Live Clean green earth
Co-wash: down under naturals, tresume naturals
R O: Tresume Naturals
L I: KCKT
Stylers: cjccccl, cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan
I'm with wavydaze, shea butter alone won't do much for you sitting on your hair for an hour. I would mix a good conditioner in with it if you're set on using it. It's awesome on ends when your hair is damp.
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, YTBbs
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens

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