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Old 12-21-2005, 09:38 AM   #1
 
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I just got some 100% shea butter.... now I need some good recipes for moisturizing fine hair any tips/recipes???
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I'd like to know about this also. Would you put it on wet or dry hair?
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Old 08-09-2006, 07:33 AM   #3
 
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No recipes, but a tip: rub a little bit (dime-sized, perhaps, depending on the length of your hair) back and forth between your hands until it is good and liquidy and melty, then smooth through dry hair as a shine enhancer, frizz tamer and leave-in conditioner.

Works well for fine or thick hair!

Shea butter is such a great substance!
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I'm with the previous poster, but I also use it as an overnight deep treatment on my ends. I get a good dollop of the shea butter together and really work it through the ends of my hair - just the last inch or so. Since I occasionally heat-style my hair, I try to give it extra moisture on those days, and leaving in the shea butter overnight seems to work pretty well.
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Old 08-13-2006, 06:54 PM   #5
 
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Thanks for the info! I just got some coconut oil from Wal-Mart in the food section. What about that? For an overnight treatment?
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As I mentioned on another thread, I found coconut oil to be too heavy for my hair - I use jojoba oil, normally. Avacado oil is also a good alternative, a little heavier than jojoba, not as heavy as coconut, just more expensive.
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:29 AM   #7
 
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Thanks for the tip on using shea on dry hair....and jojoba oil is now on my things to try list (got a tiny bit in a swap) is that best applied on dry hair as well? Do you have to use HCC or no poo to get it out or does it just absorb?
I am loving shea butter as a body butter/ face cream Im hooked and will definitely repurchase it.
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Old 08-18-2006, 08:32 AM   #8
 
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I just got some 100% shea butter.... now I need some good recipes for moisturizing fine hair any tips/recipes???

where did you get it?
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Old 08-19-2006, 08:37 AM   #9
 
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I got mine in a swap. I have fine hair so I really didnt want to invest in a big amount till I find out if it will weigh me down :^)
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I make my own concoction of melting some unrefined shea butter and jojoba oil together, along with some drops of lavender and rosemary essential oils, enough to fill a 2-oz jar. I melt the shea butter over very low heat, and add the jojoba oil. Then I add the essential oils after removing from the low heat, stirring thoroughly, pouring the mixture into my jar and letting this firm up in the refrigerator. It makes a soft mixture that is easy to take a little dollop of, emulsify it in the palms of my hands, and then scrunching it throughout my dry hair that has beenspritzed first with water. Voila - instant curl-reviver, pre-shampoo conditioner in one, and it adds volume, too. I leave this in my hair as long as possible, sometimes for a whole day and overnight, but for at least an hour or two anyway.
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