Unlisted Brand • Unrefined Shea Butter • Hair
|Would buy this product again.||94%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Wow! This is great. I bought it for my feet because I was tired of buying brand name over scented shea butters and body butters, like from Victoria's Secret and The Body Shop and Bath and Body Works. I wanted something that works as well as Shea but without all the perfume, so I tried this. I must say this is amazing.
First, for those who want to try cooking with shea butter as an alternative, this stuff doesn't have any taste, and it does "wet" your food. As I read, I tried it on pancakes, bread and made eggs with it and was very pleased.
Next, I scooped out this stuff, which was hard as a brick, but as soon as I set it in the sun, literally within a minute, it got soft and runny! Scooped it up and tested it on my feet and hands, and it was easily absorbed.
Next, I did some research, wondering if I could whip this myself in my kitchen for easier application. While there were a bunch of elaborate and wild recipes online, I wanted to be simple. I put the half pound of shea in the sun a few until it softened; then I scooped into the bowl, and added an 1/8 cup of olive and whipped it until it was like butter. The results were fabulous. It absorbed so easily and my feet feel great. One application of this lasts an entire week; an entire week of soft heels.
Additionally, I have curly hair. I tried it in my hair, both damp and dry, and the results were pretty good. It definitely left a shine to it and softened it. I blow dried and straightened my hair, and the results were alright.
Well, anyway, this was a lot of fun. I will continue buying raw shea and having fun with it. This stuff works so thoroughly that this little half pound will probably last at least 6 months, maybe longer. Although our summers here get pretty hot, so I might go through it much faster.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Brown Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This product works great for removing skin peels/burns (it worked for me overnight, which was so surprising and amazing). It works pretty good when it comes to lightening scars (but doesn't fade them). I don't remember how it works for hair (i think it was passable on my hair). I never tried it for cooking, so i don't know how it tastes with food. It's works ok for removing pimples, (i'm not sure about blackheads), but it's horrible for removing rashes because it just made my face break out in more rashes! For the price, the amount your getting is a pretty good deal. Plus this stuff is hard as dry clay, so you can either put in a really warm room (helps it melt a little), microwave it (but might kill some of the good ingredients in it), or put the container in a pot and fill it with warm/hot water. I sometimes just use it dry like it is (although it requires hard digging with your fingers lol). The smell doesn't bother me, i actually like smells like that (ex: sharpies, whiteouts, gasoline etc..). It's hard for me to find a rating for it because it works great in some areas, and horrible in others.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm a big fan of making my own products and unrefined shea butter is a key ingredient in so many of my products. During the colder winter months, I use it in replacement of cocoa butter in my homemade moisturizer. And I use it year round in my body moisturizers. My personal recipe is equal parts cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, sesame oil (avocado in the fall/winter). I melt them in a double boiler until completely liquefied, then let them cool (the mix hardens). Then I whip it up with my hand mixer and it turns into the fluffiest, creamiest body lotion ever. If it's hot out, I'll mix half of the oil mix with aloe vera gel to make a cream-gel that soaks in a bit better. I'll add some witch hazel and lavender essential oil to make a hand cream, and some liquefied aspirin, and tea tree and peppermint essential oil to make a foot cream. I will also melt equal parts shea butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil and cocoa butter, and let it harden. It's perfect for a post facial balm or for chapped skin. I really love getting a bit box of it from amazon since I use it so much. SO CHEAP! I can buy 5 lbs for the same price as a single 16 oz body lotion. Love it. Glad to see other people love it as much as I do.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown, Kinky Eyes: Brown
I have natural 4a hair. Of course this will be one of the first things newly natural people will try because shea butter is said to be the best sealer to make your hair really soft. My hair HATED this. It made my hair sooooo dry. Like my hair was screaming out BREAKAGE when I had this in lol. I always had to wash it out. I have tried it raw, unrefined and refined. I even made shea butter mixes. Nothing. I have even noticed that other products with shea butter in it doesn't work for me. It just shows how some things work for some naturals, and not for others :-)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Got mine yesterday. Tried it last night. Applied a thin layer on my face entirely. I know its too early to post a review on this. But i Had to. Coz this morning, i woke up with not one, but two cystic acne. One above my lip, and the other on the side of my nose. It was huge, and red, and not to mention painful. I know the shea butter was the cause of this. So my nose is obv a no no zone for shea butter. However... other parts of my face seems fine. I woke up with a smoother forehead, and my eye area seem to look more.. plumpier? Like i can feel that its slightly tighter, not saggy. So that's a plus point. I do have past acne scars at my jawline. It didn't broke me out there....yet. But its also too early to tell whether it has helped in the scars. My eyelash seems to be softer. So that's a hint there telling me it might work well for my hair. So if not for the nose-sensitivity part, i would have given 5 lippies. Would i buy it? Too early to tell. But i'll just say yes....for now.
Okay, So recently i've tried it on my hair as a leave-on hair cream. Yes. It is sticky at first. I thought it would be a major fail due to its consistency. I didn't try it with any oil. Just pure shea butter, melted with my palms, in its sticky form. BUT. It absorbs super fast. And left my hair So soft and bouncy and adds volume. Yeah, it was hard for me to believe too at first. Something so sticky can do such wonders. My Hair was always rough, and frizzy. But with shea butter, it left my hair softer than it had ever been. Up next, Planning to mix argan oil with shea butter!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
For hair, I melt some shea butter, add coconut oil, and a silicone-free conditioner, use a stick blender to blend, and it's the BEST pomade ever for curly hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
It did not work well on my skin-it did not sink in it just stayed on top.Afterwards I used it on my hair and my lashes and it worked well there.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I just discovered shea butter and I love it. I mix it with white sugar and use it as a lip and body scrub and it's awesome. It really seals in moisture and leaves your skin feeling very moisturized after a shower. I have also used it as undereye cream for overnight use . It does take some time to soak in so I'm not sure if it could be used during the day other than for hands.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
I like shea butter a lot! I use it to control my eczema on my neck, underarms, and arms. In the winter time I rub some on my legs, then apply lotion to ward off winter itch. It helps my husband control his scalp dermatitis. However, despite my having natural (4a, bra-strap stretched) hair, I don't find shea butter to be particularly beneficial for it. I can only use the tiniest bit to seal in whatever moisturizer I am using that day, otherwise my hair will become weighed down, greasy, and coated.
This is not a perfect product for me because it doesn't get rid of my nor my husband's skin issues, but it is a valuable product in our household. I recommend this product to anyone who suffers from a dry body (skin OR hair), eczema, or dermatitis.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Best find this month. It's keeping me moisturized this winter when nothing else was. 5 stars.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have been dealing with acne/ dry skin/rosacea since 12-I get cystic on chin black head all over and comedones all over
I have been using shea 1 month with FABULOUS results
I purchased at Whole Foods and the brand is Alaffia
I rotate this nightly with retin A and Im happy this combats the flakies and gives my skin a glow-/girlfriends have commented on the smoothness and tone of my skin
You actually feel it nourishing your skin
I felt compelled to share this with women who understand the struggle for beautifil skin
Highly highly recommended
PS i dare you to name one skin care line I didnt try lol
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have used this on my hair and for my skin, so I have two seperate reviews:
My hair is long (MBL), texlaxed (relaxed, but not bone straight) and extremely thick. I used this in its plain form and whipped and it leaves my hair very greasy as opposed to soft like others have experienced. It's almost like it sits on top of the hair rather than absorb. Because of this, it can cause major buildup in my hair. For hair, I give it 2 lippies.
Excellent skin moisturizer, especially for those suffering from eczema. It absorbs and gives the skin a healthy, moisturized glow. I am not crazy about the smell, but for the results that it gives, I am willing to tolerate it. I use it on my skin and on my lips and it is especially helpful during the dry winter months. For skin, I give it 5 lippies.
The price is amazing and since you don't need a ton to do the job, it is cost efficient. I highly recommend as a skin care aid, but I do not for hair care. I believe that it works better for natural hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm using 100% organic raw shea butter. I purchased it from a fairtrade site and it was reasonably priced.
It's a great moisturiser after the shower, instantly melts into skin and softens. I can't count on it's effectiveness in terms of stretchmarks etc as I've only been using it for about two weeks and can't really comment further other than its a good moisturiser.
I wouldn't use it on my face. It's pretty greasy and the few times I tried it on my face it made my skin too shiny and break out. I wouldn't use it on my hair either! It would probably leave an awful residue 'feeling' making it feel quite greasy too.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have been using raw shea butter for almost 2 years now and I love it! I have an 8 year old with severe eczema. He is very sensitive to lotions and creams (we've tried EVERYTHING) so I decided to try something simple and natural, shea butter. The scent does not bother me because it fades. Occasionally I whip the shea butter with olive oil, aloe vera, tea tree oil, and almond oil with a handmixer and it works wonders for my son! Word of advice: if you are using it for eczema pair it with a raw shea butter soap for best results. I use Shea Moistures raw shea butter bar soap and it's amazing!
I also use raw shea butter for myself mixed with baby oil and/or equal amount of cocoa butter (not raw, palmers) and I love the results. As many said it also makes a great nightime moisturizer/eye cream. I don't use it on my face during the day because I get oil (which is why I gave it a 4) but at night, it's nothing but perfection!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Shea butter is amazing! Great all purpose moisturizer. But what I use it for the most, believe it or not, is eye cream! My eye area is really sensitive and even the most expensive eye creams irritate it and make it look worse. Not shea butter! I know I can count on it to keep my eye area supple, moisturized and wrinkle free! The trick is to warm it up in your hand before applying otherwise you are just dragging it across your skin. And not only is it completely natural, but also cheap and cheerful!! Yay, thumbs up!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff. I got a 16 oz jar of Shea Butter last year while visiting Atlanta, and I still have half of it left. I use it when I get out of the shower on the bottom of my feet to keep them soft and callus free. If my hair is dull/dry, I use a dime sized amount on the ends of my hair. Only a small amount is needed to achieve the amount of moisture that my skin and hair needs. I don't use this as a lotion, since I have sensitive skin and sometimes, this makes my skin itch. Others use this product to define their natural curly hair texture. If you have natural hair, this is a must have.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Green
Shea Butter has many uses but the one thing I love it for is a night-time moisturizer! You only need a tiny bit and it leaves my skin feeling so hydrated and smooth. It doesn't break me out and my skin feels like silk when I wake up the next morning. It's great for fine lines and preventing those wrinkles too. I occasionally use it on my hair mixed with some olive oil and my hair is left feeling like satin after washing, but it can be somewhat difficult to wash out. Also great for rashes, mosquito bites, eczema, dry patches of skin, nail cuticle cream. I pay about £10 for a chunk of pure unrefined shea butter and it lasts me for the entire year.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Green
I use this as a night-time moisturizer after cleansing for my normal/combo skin and it works really well...so hydrating without feeling heavy or sticky (unless you apply too much). Leaves my skin so soft and supple when I wake up in the morning. I have very breakout-prone sensitive skin and pure unrefined shea butter does *not* irritate it. Just take a small bit, rub it between your fingers until it melts and pat on the face, then gently it out, blending it in. The smell doesn't bother me, it's quite a nice nutty smell.
I also use it as a hair mask once a month by mixing it with manuka honey, olive and coconut oil. Leaves my hair amazingly soft and silky and shiny. I put it on dry hair and leave it on for about 3 hours before rinsing off.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I used organic unrefined ivory (as opposed to yellow) shea butter as a night-time moisturizer for three days, and on the morning of the third day, I noticed I had quite a bit of cystic acne brewing under the surface. Nothing else in my routine changed, and I never have cystic acne. I considered this might be a "purge" period, similar to using the Oil Cleansing Method, but I have no patience for a purge period right now.
I will never put shea butter on my face again! However, I recommend it because it's worth a shot. I believe everyone's skin is different, and shea butter might be a miracle worker on someone else's skin. I also lovely the natural, nutty, smoky smell of shea butter.
Shea butter is wonderful night-time body moisturizer though, especially on my dry heels. I will continue to repurchase for that. I haven't tried it on my hair.
Also, I use shea butter as an ingredient for my handmade, all-natural soaps, and it makes my soaps feel very moisturizing, so I will always continue to purchase shea butter.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed Eyes: Brown
Shea butter is a staple in my skincare routine. I love the stuff and refuse to be without it. It doesn't work as well in my hair but some women swear by it. It's very moisturizing and soothing after I wash my face. I simply take a small amount, rub it between my hands and smooth on to my face. I've been doing this for years. My face is always so soft and toned. SOmetimes I get a batch that has a bit of a strong smell, other times I don't. If you get the container that smells weird, just remember that the scent fades away after a few minutes upon application. A little goes a long way.