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Pasheen



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject: Shea Butter or Coco Butter??? Reply with quote
This morning as I was getting ready for work I was scrapping the rim of my shea butter tub and thinking it was way past time to order my 3 month supply. But then I thought about what I could use in the next couple of days until it came. I remembered good ole coco butter the 100% kind. I think I might pick some up tonight. I use shea butter for my hair and skin. I do my hair and my girl’s twists with it. I mix it was EVOO, flaxseed oil, coconut oil, peppermint oil, and grapeseed. I alternate too with vegetable glycerin, papaya oil, vitamin E and jojoba. So I use that for my hair/body.

Does anyone else work with 100% coco butter? If you have a receipe please share.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Okay on my way home I stopped at CVS and scooped up some coco butter. I am putting it by the vent in an empty jar to soften it and when I come home tomorrow I plan on mixing it. I will try it on my body first and then my hair. Now I only got 1 stick so maybe my body first and then my hair this Sunday. I will let you know.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Pasheen wrote:
Okay on my way home I stopped at CVS and scooped up some coco butter. I am putting it by the vent in an empty jar to soften it and when I come home tomorrow I plan on mixing it. I will try it on my body first and then my hair. Now I only got 1 stick so maybe my body first and then my hair this Sunday. I will let you know.


Hope you get great results. It would be much to heavy for my fine hair.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Okay I melted the coco butter and put the oils in it. I don't like how it looks. It isn't creamy or whipped. Straight oil. I am going to put it in the freezer to harden. Maybe it will look better in an hour. I am sitting her with a coconut hot oil treatment with saran wrap and my wool cap. My girls and I Sunday hair ritual had to be changed to today. Too much going on tomorrow. Worse case I can use it for my skin.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I hope I get brave enough to make something of my own one day. I love shea butter though! I use Cantu Shea Butter Oil Moisturizer.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, the coco butter mixture was okay. I would use it as a "hair grease" or a body butter. It was the perfect body butter. The downside was it didn't leave my hair with the same bounce or shine as the shea buter mixture. I would make it again but I would not twist my whole head with it. It was a good experiment .
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
profectiv is perfect
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I use shea butter on my hair and it make it really soft but coco butter works good to.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:54 pm    Post subject: . Reply with quote
Wow you are daring, I mean that in a good way. I have always heard that Coco Butter was strictly for the body. It is also a scar diminisher. I don't know what effects you will get if you used it long term. However, please research this stuff before you try them. I don't want to see another sister cry. Just looking out for you
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keisha



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
never tried cocoa butter on hair love it on my skin though. I will give it a try considering i use shea butter on skin and hair
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have tried coco butter and shea butter on my hair. I believe that it works best if you make your own hairdress.

And since I know somebody on this page, I will not say no arrowwalker names might be curious about the recipe, I have detailed it below Laughing .

Coco and Shea Butter Hair Dresser (transitioners and naturals formula)

1 oz of organic coco butter
1 oz of organic shea butter
1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of jojoba oil

Melt within a small container. Freeze for eight hours. Use daily.

Site for bulk ingredients

http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/butter/butter.html
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Why thank you so much no names Angee lol. You're the best!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You are welcome Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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