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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Unrefined African Shea Butter

Although we use a LOT of hair products, I don't do many reviews.   The reason for it is because not many things impress me when it comes to moisturizing C's hair and I don't want to look like one of those people who 'hates' everything!  Also, I don't mean to degrade or deface any person and/or company when I do a review on a product I don't like.  What works for one may not work for another! :)

I came across a tub of Unrefined African Shea Butter at a local beauty supply store when we were shopping for some new barrettes and decided to try it.  It comes in solid form and is an off white/yellowish color.  Some forms of this may have a smell, but this particular Shea Butter was unscented.

How to use it...
Since this is in solid form, it has to be melted in order to use it.  When a solid natural oil is melted, it becomes liquid but will go back to solid form again when it cools.  This works out perfectly for us, because I don't have to worry about it spilling in our work station once we put things away.  It only takes about 30 seconds in the microwave to become soft/liquidy.

$5.99 for an 8oz. tub.

Of course the only ingredient is 100% Unrefined African Shea Butter.  I think this would probably last us 3-4 weeks, which is not too bad.  So far I have only used this for one style, which I did on C 4 days ago.  I'm very happy to say that C's hair has held up nice enough that she could wear it to school and out in public for 4 days without completely drying out!  Most styles only last 2-3 days with C so this is great! 

I did use quite a bit of this while styling C's hair.  I had banded her hair the night before to stretch out the curls and keep tangles to a minimum.  After I sprayed C's hair with our water & Africa's Best Herbal Oil mixture, I parted her hair off into 4 sections and applied a generous amount of the UASB to each section.  I also added more during braiding by rubbing it into each strand of each braid, and when I finished each braid I added yet another helping down the entire length of the braid.  I actually moisturize this way a lot, unless I'm in a hurry.
When I was finished with C's hair, it was very shinny and moisturized looking.  Her hair seemed a little weighed down with all the UASB we used, but I like that because it means C's hair hasn't soaked it all up yet and it will take a little time for it to be all soaked up.

OK, usually after the first day of a style C's hair still looks somewhat moisturized but has a little bit of hair sticking up in random places.  By day 2 she can still get away with going to school in the came style, but I'm already thinking about what I'm going to do with her hair next.  By day 3 (if I didn't take the style down on day 2), C's hair is very frizzy and since it's dried out, it looks very messy and absolutely has to come down!
With the UASB, I haven't seen much frizzing.  I have been re-moisturizing every morning and night (as I always do) and C's hair still looks like it could last another day or 2!  So I will definitely be buying more of this and might keep a stockpile!

The bad part...
So far my only complaint would be that we have already gone through almost half a tub of this.  This is actually fine with me because it's easy to get more since we can find it at the BSS and if it works it's worth it!  But the reason I call it a complaint it we just can't seem to go to the BSS without walking out with a bunch of new hair prettys! C has over $40 of unopened accessories and we have a whole dresser full of them!  BUT... we do have some things we accidentally got multiples of, so they just might be part of our next giveaway!!!  :)
...By the way, we will be having a giveaway when we get 100 followers AND one for C's birthday this month! :)
You might want to check it out!

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