Can anyone compare camellia oil and shea butter?

rymorg2rymorg2 Posts: 2,571Registered Users
I'm thinking of picking up some camellia oil and wanted to know if anyone could compare it to shea butter. I use shea butter ALL the time, but oil wise I only use the oils I have every once in awhile. I've used jojoba, sweet almond, and apricot kernel the most. I have heard some raves about camellia and would like opinions. Do you use it like the other oils? Thanks!
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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    I really love it! I bought some organic Camellia oil from FNWL, I bought a small size initially and then bought a 16 oz size. I use it to wash my face, I use it as a pre-poo, and sometimes to seal my hair (I would use it more often to seal, but I've been experimenting lately). I just love it. I've used jojoba, which I like, and sweet almond - a little oiler than I like, but then there's my beloved camellia - it just seems to absorb right in - really good stuff:love10:.
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  • bunniee23bunniee23 Posts: 228Registered Users
    camellia oil is much lighter than shea butter. I use a few drops on the ends as a leave-in, and it makes my hair feel soft & silky. it's one of my favorite oils.
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  • Curly Girl FlaCurly Girl Fla Posts: 1,834Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    bunniee23 wrote: »
    camellia oil is much lighter than shea butter. I use a few drops on the ends as a leave-in, and it makes my hair feel soft & silky. it's one of my favorite oils.
    ITA...it's lighter than jojoba for me, too. I use it as a leave-in sometimes, and it works very well as a serum on dry hair. It's hard to over-oil with camellia. Shea I haven't truly mastered yet, but is much heavier. I have used shea successfully as a leave-in and as a finisher, but it is easy for me to over-do it. I have both the one from FNWL (Chinese) and the Japonica (Japanese). Both work well on hair, face and body, but I love the Japanese version best for my hair-it seems to be the lightest, and absorbs so completely.
  • rhosyn_durhosyn_du Posts: 99Registered Users
    For me, it's hard to compare camellia and shea because they are completely different in my hair, but I love them both and use both regularly. Camellia is very lightweight and absorbs really well, and I use it throughout my length when wet (sometimes mixed with aloe, sometimes on its own), and then a drop in the mornings to tame the poof I get overnight. Shea is a lot heavier, and I find that I have to be much more judicious in my application with it or I can get stringy bits, but my damaged ends love a bit of shea after I wash, and I use just a tiny bit repeatedly throughout the day to tame my halo.
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  • rymorg2rymorg2 Posts: 2,571Registered Users
    Thanks all....in other words, just buy it, Rymorg! ROFLMBO!
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    DT: CJHBDF, CJCR, DBPC
    LI: varies, usually KCKT
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  • empressriempressri Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    ITA...it's lighter than jojoba for me, too. I use it as a leave-in sometimes, and it works very well as a serum on dry hair. It's hard to over-oil with camellia. Shea I haven't truly mastered yet, but is much heavier. I have used shea successfully as a leave-in and as a finisher, but it is easy for me to over-do it. I have both the one from FNWL (Chinese) and the Japonica (Japanese). Both work well on hair, face and body, but I love the Japanese version best for my hair-it seems to be the lightest, and absorbs so completely.


    why do i only see one type on fnwl??? pleeease show me fla!!
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