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    I love shea butter on my ends, I prefer whipped shea butter as then I'm less likely to use to much, because less really is more for me.

    I used to buy it here, I have in fact got a stash from there but they took away my favourite scent and I'm not a fan of the scent of natural smell of shea butter.

    The last batch I got from here, it's an Australian company, and I love it.

    I'd love to hear if you use shea butter, where you get yours from and if you prefer whipped or not, unrefined or refined.
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    I didn't know there was another form of shea butter available I have a tin of a 100% of unrefined pure African shea butter bought from here.
    It's a bit difficult to use, as it is solid and you need to warm it up in your palms first. The results, when I remember to use it, are great! My hair gets cotton soft, I can't stop touching it.
    I would like to try the easier-to-use varieties, though. It might help me use it more often!
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    I like to use the Shea Moisture Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner on the hair from my nape/ears down. I just use a little bit, maybe 1.5-2 pea-sized blobs worth, but it makes all the difference in my hair, I just love it! It has shea butter, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, aloe vera, and a few other ingredients that my hair seems to totally soak up.

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    I have had my jar of shea for so long and the labeled peeled off during my melting in the boiling water trick,that I don't remember who in the world made it.I got from the natural foods store here in town and its a purplish jar...Anywho-I'm currently using my shea as a conditioning treatment recipe that I picked up from TBB.Basically,it one part shea,one part carrier oil(I used jojoba but thinking back I should have used coconut)and half part conefree conditioner(I used Burts Bees Sugar Beet and Grapefruit)and I did add a drop or two of White Grapefruit EO.That;s not really part of the original recipe,it was for me because I love that scent.

    anywho basically you melt the shea-mix it with the handmixer-stick it in the freezer for a few-mix again with mixer-back in the freezer.Repeat untill thick and creamy.Then,add a tiny drop to your wet hair for the moisture.The poster from TBB uses it as a before shower treatment too but I haven't tried that yet.I would love to give the original recipe sharer props but I can't remember who it is

    I also added Lavender EO in my shea to cover up the natural scent.Like many others,I don't care for it whatsoever.Oh and mine is unrefined shea
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    I use unrefined shea butter from Akamuti. I bought 100g from them about a year ago, and I'm only just finishing it. My next block is on the way. I found I got used to the smell, and now I find it really comforting. I've been using it on my ends a lot lately, and also on my hands in the morning and evening. It makes them soooo soft.
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    I use whipped SheaAloe, I've tried the Shea Butter alone and it left my hair super dry. My ends love the SheaAloe mix and I also use in on my skin esp. in the Winter. I get mine form hairveda.net

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    I use 100&#37; organic unrefined shea butter that I get from a local health food shop. I use it on my ends now and then...

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    I use refined shea butter that I nicked from a soap-making friend. I have no idea if there is a brand or where it comes from. I've been using it for a week and love the effects. I was thinking about unrefined, but I don't like the smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cricket View Post
    I use refined shea butter that I nicked from a soap-making friend. I have no idea if there is a brand or where it comes from. I've been using it for a week and love the effects. I was thinking about unrefined, but I don't like the smell.
    I'm not a big fan of the smell. You can put EOs in there to make the smell nicer.

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    Can you use this to hold updos in place, i.e. comb it through your hair and then do a bun?

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