Shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the Shea-Karite tree—a tree that’s native to East and West Africa. It acts as a natural hair conditioner. Due to its extraordinary moisturizing and nourishing properties, shea butter is often referred to as “mother nature’s conditioner.”
Here is everything that shea butter can do for your hair.
Soothes an Irritated Scalp
Shea butter is a centuries-old African remedy for treating an irritated scalp, as well as for providing the necessary moisture and nourishment to dry and damaged hair.
Often used as a foundation in many hair care products because of its soothing and conditioning properties, it provides relief for a multitude of scalp-related issues, including inflammation, itching and irritation. It gets absorbed into the scalp easily without clogging the pores and moisturizes the hair strands from root to tip.
To relieve an irritated spot on your scalp, melt down a quarter teaspoon of shea butter. Once it is cool enough to touch, use your fingertips to gently massage it on the affected area. For an extra soothing sensation, add a few drops of rosemary and tea tree essential oils.
Sealant For Hair
In winter and in more humid weather, hair has a tendency to become dry and brittle. This is especially true for curly or ethnic hair, where natural sebum from the scalp already has a hard time sliding down the hair shaft because of the coils and kinks.
Shea butter eliminates a lot of this dryness, owing to its emolliating properties. For this reason, it is frequently used in curly hair treatments or deep conditioning treatments for dry hair as well.
To use shea butter as a sealant for your hair, melt the required amount and use it to coat your hair like any other oil. For an extra hydration boost, don’t be afraid to add in your favorite conditioner!
Protects Against Heat
Unlike many heat protectants available on the market, shea butter doesn’t just sit on top of the hair—it penetrates the hair shaft, without making it greasy or oily to touch, protecting the hair inside out.
To use shea butter as a heat protectant, melt down a small amount and comb it lightly through your hair. For the best results, combine it with other natural oils with high smoke points.
Now that you know all the benefits of shea butter, it’s time to focus on using it to improve the quality and health of your hair. Order your own tub of our Shea butter for body here. Check out our store to take a look at our range and buy the products online.