Is shea butter too heavy for your hair? It is for mine. My hair doesn't absorb this popular butter (or practically an butter for that matter) so it builds up and leaves my hair greasy, weighed down, and feeling ewww.
I've always known that to get your twist outs, braid outs, or any other styles where you "set" your hair, to get the bomb hold and definition, you should use a butter or a gel with hold. My hair doesn't fare well with either of these products: gives my hair major build up.
So I made and tried shealoe recently on dry, stretched hair for tiny twists. Well, the tiny twists were supposed to stay in for 2-3 weeks but I started missing my hair something terrible and 2 days after I had spent 2.5 hours doing them, I took the bad boys out. :p I'm whack, right? Lol. But ya girl has been having super hair days since taking the twists down.
The hold, definition and softness is off the chizz-ain. I haven't been sleeping with my sleep cap on (naughty me but I've been sleeping with my hair sans sleep cap a lot lately. Another post on that.) and 3 days later (shown in pic above), my hair still has pretty good definition and I'm far from a delicate sleeper.
WHAT'S SHEALOE? Some of you may be asking. Shealoe is a mixture of shea butter and aloe vera gel. I make mine equal parts shea butter to aloe vera gel but I advise you play with the ratio till you get the results that you like. Optional: add a lil of your favorite oil if you like. (I was using up the last of my Peace Love & Sunshine Coconut Confidence so my shea butter already had coconut oil in it. Next time I make a batch, I may try a diff oil like avocado oil.)
So try it out if you like. My hair is in luv. I finally found something that gives me hold, definition and softness without greasiness and build up. :D
Do any of you already use and luv shealoe?