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    maibaby is offline Active Nappturality Member
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    I was browsing through eclark6's hair album (this sista has some fierce twistouts) and she uses some butter called buttabebe that she orders offline. I read the ingredients and they are similar to the ones I use in peachtree's modified hair butter recipe.

    I'm using:

    3 parts pure shea butter
    2 part pure cocoa butter (old recipe was 1 part cocoa butter, I've come to really like this stuff)
    3 parts unrefined coconut oil (maybe I should sub something else here or some of it? I dunno)
    6-7 parts aloe vera gel
    1 part glycerin (what I added for shine)

    What can I mix in to give it that shine (not that fake high shine) that I've been seeing? I really want to use this for twistouts because I love the medium hold and how it makes my hair feel, but I can't keep the shine.

    I'm thinking about adding in some castor oil, but I don't know what else. Glycerin didn't give me the shine factor, maybe I need more? I dunno.

    Any advice is appreciated.

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    For me the thing that has given me the most shine coconut oil, but then again that might not work for you because my hair doesn't like cocoa butter at all.
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    I would suggest a larger amount of coconut oil, and less shea butter & coconut butter.

    ETA: You can make a love shine balm by mixing honey and olive oil in equal parts. ^_^

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    maibaby, i was surfing fnwl last night and i found two things that i want to try. babassu butter and the shealoe butter. i also want to add broccoli seed oil into the mix (ill be using shea butter and cocoa butter as well) those might contribute to the shine. it's worth a try! but go on there, you might find something.
    Thanks to my angel who made me PANK again!!!

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    maibaby is offline Active Nappturality Member
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    I decreased the shea and sub'ed mango butter for 2 parts of the shea
    I up'ed the cocoa butter to 2 parts and added one part almond oil
    I also increased the aloe vera to 10 parts, which also required essential oil to kill the scent

    This worked really well. Next time, I'm going to push it and add one more part coconut oil and see how that affects things.

    Thanks ladies

    I'm headed off to fnwl to check out this site, thanks ri.

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