Benefits of Shea Butter for Hair

Hair – what a wonderful thing! You can grow it, cut it, style it, color it, bleach it, curl it, straighten it, braid it, shave it all off and re-grow it again. Some people do all of these things to their hair in the time span of 12 months. Have you heard about the benefits of shea butter for hair?

But what does your hair think about all this – if each strand could ask for anything, what would it demand from you? We are pretty convinced that if your hair had only one wish, it would be to be smothered in Shea Butter – the raw, unrefined, natural kind.

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A bit of Shea Butter warmed up between the palm of your hands, and crunched up in your hair, is the most natural and effective way to tame frizz and add shine. If you whip your shea butter and add your favorite Essential Oil, your hair will not only look good, it will smell fresh and clean.

Fine Hair

If your hair is fine but it has volume, adding shea butter will coat it and make it appear thicker and fuller.

Colored/Permed/Treated Hair

Adding Shea Butter is not just about looks, but most importantly about health. Vitamins A and E are two out of 4 essential vitamins for healthy hair, and although we are firm believers that hair health starts from the inside, conditioning and moisturizing your mane is an essential step in your daily beauty routine.

Hair Growth

Following a healthy diet, rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals, is the foundation for strong, healthy, growing hair. However applying Shea Butter to your hair will help grow it faster. This is because shea butter is rich in Vitamin E , known to have several health benefits, ranging from hearth health to lowering cholesterol and the risk of developing cancer. Vitamin E, also known as tocopherol,  is used for its antioxidant properties, it promotes the circulation of blood to the scalp, and it helps alleviate fatigue and strengthen capillary walls while nourishing the cells.

Is all Shea Butter the same? (all other Shea Butter companies ask this question at least once on their blogs)

The answer is YES! All Unrefined Shea Butter is the same in terms of incredible nutrients for your body and hair. Look for unrefined, or Grade A African Shea Butter, and you will be golden. Mix it with a few other oils and butters and your favorite Essential Oils, whip it, and have your own decadent hair and body butter.

See you next time!

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