As I stated in an earlier post, I’ve been experimenting lately with pure, un-refined shea butter. For the past month or so, I’ve been slicking it on the ends of my wet twists, prior to setting them on the rollers. It seems to act like a moisturizing ‘pomade’, holding my ends together and setting the curl.
So, I began to wonder…can I use it as a styler? What would my results be if I used it throughout each twist (from root to tip)? So, I did it 😀 But let me say, it was not easy, and damn sure wasn’t fun. It goes on rough, very rough, and its hard to work with. But OMG! My results were unbelievable!!! The next morning when I took my twists down my hair was soooooo soft and silky. The shea butter literally turned my hair to butter 😀 The set held up well for 3 days and my ends didn’t dry out one bit! Check out my results below (these are from last Wednesday or Thursday). My hair may not look all that different, but the feel of it, was like night and day!
Now, my question to you guys- How can I make this easier on myself? I want to continue to use shea on more than just my ends, but it is such a hassle. I’m kinda curious about whipping shea, but don’t want to do the work. Plus, my hair is not fond of most oils, or aloe, so what would I whip it with anyway? If I melt it prior to getting in the shower, will it harden before I can use it?