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Too much Shea Butter?

Kay_dubbKay_dubb Posts: 36Registered Users
Is there such a thing as putting too much Shea Butter in your hair? I mix my shea butter with coconut oil, jojoba oil, vitamin e oil, and virgin oil. Is that too much to put on every day? I have 4C hair btw:afro:
Have Patience :afro:




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  • NewlyNinaNewlyNina Posts: 13Registered Users
    Too much Shea can weigh your hair down. Speaking from experience it's too heavy for me to use every day. Your shea mix sounds great but you shouldn't have to use it everyday. HTH!
  • Kay_dubbKay_dubb Posts: 36Registered Users
    Oh ok. I sometimes put it on every other day. But I just keep them in a protective style twist with either a half wig or wrap it up with a silk scarf. I just don't want my hair to dry and break off.
    Have Patience :afro:




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  • NewlyNinaNewlyNina Posts: 13Registered Users
    I gotcha! When protective styling I do apply my moisturizer heavier than normal. But it sounds like your doing a good job.
  • Kay_dubbKay_dubb Posts: 36Registered Users
    Thank you so much for the reassurance. I appreciate it
    Have Patience :afro:




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  • NewlyNinaNewlyNina Posts: 13Registered Users
    No problem!!
  • beeboopbeeboop Posts: 14Registered Users
    I wanted to try putting shea butter on my head but it's too thick and creamy. My hair can't take a lot of weight. A pity because I have dry hair. If your hair is responding well to your regiment then don't change it.
  • Kay_dubbKay_dubb Posts: 36Registered Users
    I thin out my shea butter by mixing it in a small container with coconut oil, jojoba oil, EVOO, and vitamin E. I got the recipe from Napture85 on youtube. She's been extra helpful during my natural journey. Check her out:

    Do It Yourself: Natural Homemade Creamy and Fluffy Shea Butter Cremes Recipe - YouTube
    Have Patience :afro:




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  • earthnutearthnut Posts: 226Registered Users
    Some need a lot of oil, even a few times a day. Too much oil causes greasy, heavy, sticky hair. Otherwise, no problem!

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    2c/3a-M-ii porous, good elasticity, APL, dark brown with a silver lining. Biggest enemy: frizz!
  • Kay_dubbKay_dubb Posts: 36Registered Users
    I think I've found my balance of using too much shea butter and not enough. Thanks ladies
    Have Patience :afro:




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  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 9,001Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Excellent!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!

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