Shea butter & coconut oil mix for stretch marks

I don't know if this has been brought up here but I just wanted to rave about my stretch marks literally fading away whilst using these 2 !!

I read online about Shea butter being good for getting rid of stretch marks and same as coconut oil.. Im very 5 months pregnant and I'm huge!! I still had stretch marks from my first pregnancy and was fine with the idea that I will get them again but this time I will use natural butter for my belly not synthetic ones, which might have or might have not made a difference..

I have been using coconut oil my whole pregnancy and most of my stretch marks faded, then I added in my Shea butter, which was actually for my hair but I use it for my body now too..

I didn't expect the stretch marks on my belly to fade as the baby is still in my belly and growing .. but slowly by slowly I have noticed they are fading away .. Im loving it.. so ladies with stretch marks another reason to stock up on Shea and coconut oil!!! Also the stretch marks that I also had on my upper legs and bum have gone I'm totally sticking to natural products from here on end !!!
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My Routine
Low 'Poo: curash soothing oatmeal conditioning shampoo
RO: tresemme naturals moisturising conditioner
LI: tresemme naturals/kinky curly knot today
Seal: mix of shea butter/coconut oil

Goals
waist length hair & finding a sexual cheapo leave in conditioner for both me and my daughter
I used shea butter religiously during my first pregnancy. I got stretchmarks anyway. No oil will prevent them, and no oil will fix them. You can't fix damaged skin with oil. You might make it look better, but the damage is still there.
I've heard that stretch marks, like saggy boobs, are genetic. You get them or you don't.

I had this PUPPS rash phenomenon that occurs sometimes in pregnancy and they really don't know what causes it. I had this intense horrible itch on my belly. Creams, lotions, anti itch gels, everything made it worse. I couldn't put any lotion or oils on my belly and I would claw at it in my sleep all night it itched so bad.

I definitely have stretch marks. Not as bad as some I've seem, but they're definitely there. I don't really care. I expect to have them, I've been pregnant twice.

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I don't know if this has been brought up here but I just wanted to rave about my stretch marks literally fading away whilst using these 2 !!

I read online about Shea butter being good for getting rid of stretch marks and same as coconut oil.. Im very 5 months pregnant and I'm huge!! I still had stretch marks from my first pregnancy and was fine with the idea that I will get them again but this time I will use natural butter for my belly not synthetic ones, which might have or might have not made a difference..

I have been using coconut oil my whole pregnancy and most of my stretch marks faded, then I added in my Shea butter, which was actually for my hair but I use it for my body now too..

I didn't expect the stretch marks on my belly to fade as the baby is still in my belly and growing .. but slowly by slowly I have noticed they are fading away .. Im loving it.. so ladies with stretch marks another reason to stock up on Shea and coconut oil!!! Also the stretch marks that I also had on my upper legs and bum have gone I'm totally sticking to natural products from here on end !!!
Originally Posted by tiama-x
I haven't been pregnant, but I do have stretch marks on the inside of my thighs even though I'm pretty thin. It's embarrassing for me because I'm a swimmer and hate having to kind of hide them. I would be happy if the dark purple lines could fade to a non-noticeable color. I heard cocoa butter works but so far it's not doing much. So do you just buy Shea butter and put it on topically? And what about the coconut oil?
i mixed the Shea and coconut oil together by melting the two and adding a tiny bit of avocado oil..

I'm surprised its been so good to me.. i do realise its genetic and I kind of just put up with it but its def fading away for me.. I also eat about 2 tablespoons of virgin Coconut oil daily as well.. perhaps that's aiding my skin as well.. I am definitely surprised by the results I did not expect them to fade :S
"2 Something ATM"
Coarse, Medium- Thick, Normal Porosity

My Routine
Low 'Poo: curash soothing oatmeal conditioning shampoo
RO: tresemme naturals moisturising conditioner
LI: tresemme naturals/kinky curly knot today
Seal: mix of shea butter/coconut oil

Goals
waist length hair & finding a sexual cheapo leave in conditioner for both me and my daughter
I'm going to add this as well as I mention I orally take EVCO as well..
if you plan to take it orally make sure you start little by little. By that I mean a TEAspoon one week then gradually work your way up.. if you take too much all at once you will have a very queasy belly and be on the toilet constantly ..

I think the recommended dosage is 2-3 tablespoons a day.. I usually have it in my Milo in the morning and tea in the afternoon.. it tastes horrible on its own..
"2 Something ATM"
Coarse, Medium- Thick, Normal Porosity

My Routine
Low 'Poo: curash soothing oatmeal conditioning shampoo
RO: tresemme naturals moisturising conditioner
LI: tresemme naturals/kinky curly knot today
Seal: mix of shea butter/coconut oil

Goals
waist length hair & finding a sexual cheapo leave in conditioner for both me and my daughter
whats your ratios of shea butter to coconut oil? ill def try this!


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whats your ratios of shea butter to coconut oil? ill def try this!


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Originally Posted by sweetmx85
I second this!
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you definitely can minimize existing stretch marks. and depending on how slight your marks are in color and texture, you may even reduce them to the point where you can barely see them.

abrading the stretch-marked area with exfoliation to the point where you "pink up" your skin, followed by a deep, circular massage with a rich oil, cream, or balm is key. i've found this to be successful with surface stretch marks, not the ones that are like pitted grooves. but even on the more textured, sunken marks, this will help them look better than if you did nothing. i have a thin grooved mark above my navel from my second pregnancy. it will probably be with me forever, but the tone of it has definitely blended in with the surrounding skin since i've been doing this, which makes it less noticeable than before.

you don't want to exfoliate daily. no more than twice a week, and space the treatments days a part to give your skin a chance to rest.

in addition to doing this, it helps to exercise and become tone in those areas that have marks. but that's just good advice for good overall health anyway.

i simply use baking soda and a nylon textured body exfoliating pad. i use grapeseed oil because it's a toning oil; olive works well too. i'm allergic to coconut oil, but if i weren't, that would be my number one oil to use.

the key to this treatment is the intentional pinked-up marks with exfoliation, the rich oil or cream, and the deep, circular massage. the exfoliation causes your skin to renew skin cells; the oil keeps the skin conditioned and helps the new layer of skin to match its original tone during the treatment process. some people use stretch mark creams with their massage. whatever you can afford and you prefer. i'd just make sure it's rich and/or formulated for the results you want.

i massage even on the non-exfoliating days.

anyway, marked improvement will depend on your consistency with treatment, your particular skin, the type of marks you have, and the oil product you use.
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Last edited by rainshower; 02-16-2012 at 09:38 AM.

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