Thursday, October 9, 2008

Shealoe Butter

One of my FAVORITE butters is Shealoe...

If you're not into mixing and measuring and such, this is the stuff for you...If you ARE into mixing it's equal parts of shea butter and aloe vera gel (the real dealy-o stuff...). You can get it from the online vendor http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/. You can get a pound of it for about $20.00+shipping, but it truly lasts a long time...
I'm not into "sexy" products. The stuff in the cute packages with the wacked out marketing pictures of some chic with everything BUT the product advertised being used on her hair, does NOTHING for me...I don't buy products because of some celebrity endorsement, or because 50/11 folks are using it. I try to buy products based on their ingredients and what they'll do for me...Okay I'm rambling here...Just needed to get that out. Now back to the subject at hand. Shealoe...

So, what it do, what. it. do? I know, I know...I hear ya...

It helps to keep my tresses moisturized. It's not as heavy as pure shea butter, so if you need a "lighter" product, this one works well for the cost. It doesn't have a scent, so if you're someone that likes scent free products, here ya go...If you do like scent, it takes nothing to add a couple of drops of a fragrance oil or essential oil to make it smell "cRute".

I've got no clue how it works with straigtening, so don't be askin' me that!!!! (neck roll and finger snaps and all the other 'tude that goes along with the statement)

If you want nice fluffy twistouts, use some shealoe with a little gel to make your twists.


Whenever I would wear a BAA (Big "A" Afro), it would always flop...It was discouraging...Shealoe helped with keeping it big. Take a little and massage it over your tresses...Make some fat braids (at least that's how I had to do it...I understand some folks can just pick their situation out and it stays...), the next morning, release and pick it out.




The product has enough "oommpphh" to keep my hair moisturized throughout the day and the fro didn't get dried out...

So there you go, lovelies...

13 comments:

natitwists said...

OOOH your hair is gorgeous girl! I've been hearing about shealoe for years but never bought any. I do need a light buttery moisturizer since I'm wearing extensions for protection so I might have to check this out. Thanks for turning me onto your blog girl, good info I can use even after all these years. :)

Koffee Dyme said...

Love how your hair be representing! lol.. lovely photos.. I tried making my own, shea butter with aloe vera gel. no luckk.. then the shea butter n oil.. no luck lol.. prolly i'm a bad mixtress.

Chariseraynee said...

Oh sista Dyme, sista, Dyme...Bless ur heart...Get the shealoe...I guess I should have said for those that can't mix too well also, lol...

Tasha said...

looking good Ree!! You're my hair inspiration

theheaddivaincharge said...

Hey there, Just wondering what you were doing next weekend cause! GOT DAMN you fly... So we need to get married. NO HOMO! Well maybe a little bit... tee hee! You go girl! HOnestly the hair is FAB!
FAB
YOU
LUUUSSS

chariseraynee said...

Senam!

Getcho butt out my blog 'fo I beat chu!!!

dee said...

your hair is gorgeous can't wait for mine to get this length. Keep posting, I need to stay inspired. Please post pics often.

nedney said...

Your hair is GORGEOUS!! Just wanted to know if the shealoe from that company uses unrefined shea or refined shea buttr. I've been looking to purchase shealoe for sometime now.

Anonymous said...

I was googling "homemade styling wax recipe" since I'm trying to go natural and found something about shealoe on an African-American haircare forum. Googled "shealoe" and found your blog. I noticed you're in Nashville. So am I, East side. Just wanted to say you and your natural hair are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

hey girl thnx alot mann, am difinitely gettin it. By da way ur skin is absolutely flawless too if u dnt mind what lotion or skin produts you use for ya skin??? thnx

Anonymous said...

The shealoe from From Nature with love, the link you recommended is preserved with Potassium Sorbate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben and Imidazolidinyl Urea. You mentioned that you don't just use poducts because everybody's using them and for their ingredients. Labels/ingredient lists should be carefully read before recommending. Let's start to looking for what's truly GOOD for you! That's the key!

Anonymous said...

I just found your post today, which is interesting, because I tried it last night. I have had a bad problem with psoriasis all my life and decided to see what Shealoe Butter could do for me so I "oiled" my scalp with it last night, put on a cap and went to sleep. When I got up this morning I noticed that my hair had shine and moisture to it, all the way to the tips of my twists!! My hair just soaked it up, and I LOVE IT!!

Valerie said...

Imma try n make me some of that and c what happens. I usually do alright mixing. Usually. As far as the FNWL site, there's another site Texas Natural Supply that has shealoe for less than FNWL and it's mixed w/better preservatives. Hope this helps.