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    I have just bought some shea butter. How do you use it? Can it be used as both a deep conditioner and a hair conditioner? When you melt it do you put it in a bowl over boiling water or do you melt it straight in a pan? Forgive my ignorance, but I have never used it before.

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    I keep my shea butter in the refrigerator (i heard it stays longer that way). When I need some I cut as much as I need off and put it in the microwave on high for 3-4 minutes and let it melt down and then resolidify. I then use the really melted part for an oil to put on my scalp and on my skin. Then I use the unmelted but soft parts and rub vigorously with my hands to melt it down and put it on my hair (focusing on the ends). I haven't used it as a deep conditioning treatment, but if I do, I'll use the shea butter oil.

    HTH

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    I use it on my ends when I twist for a twist out, it helps keep it moisturized and stop breakage. It has helped a lot since I have included it in my regimen. But I believe u could can use it anyway u want, it will make a difference in your hair

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    If your wanting to use it as a conditioner...yeah melt it over boiling water. I say this mainly because I find that shea is a positive and microwaves are too much of a negative to use it to melt the shea....

    I'm a student of the Tao...melting it by microwave is easy, but conflicts with my sensiblities.

    A9

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    I just started using shea butter as well.

    I use it like a pomade for my twists. I keep mine in a container with my other pomades.

    For twists :I just put a little between my fingers and rub them together to melt it and put it on my sectioned off hair and twist.

    For moisturizing: After I wash my hair I put it into sections (three puffs) and put some shea butter in the palm of my hands, rub them together to melt it, and put it on one of the sections. Then I repeat until each section is done. I do this while my hair is still wet, which makes it turn white, but the whiteness goes away.

    I also use the shea butter for my lips, hands and feet. It is wonderful. My new staple.

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