Shea butter is an amazing hair conditioner often overlooked by the Average Jane. Manufactured oils by high priced brands get the fanfare, but don’t always work as well as this natural emollient. Why is it so great? This substance resuscitates dull tresses bringing them back to life.
Shea Butter Benefits
Extracted from the nut of an African shea tree, shea butter contains healthful properties. One is Vitamin E which protects the scalp from dryness. Then, there’s the antioxidant properties that stimulate blood flow and, thus, hair growth. Lastly, shea butter has antioxidants that heal skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. So, when applied to hair, shea butter protects and/or rebounds precious strands from sun damage, dryness and harsh styling tools.
How to Apply Shea Butter
To deep condition your hair, heat a mixture of two tablespoons of shea butter and two tablespoons of coconut oil until both melt. (The time is between 30 to 40 seconds in a microwave). Next, add a teaspoon of honey. Stir and apply to damp clean hair. Rinse thoroughly. Afterward, enjoy luxurious locks. Style as usual.
Uses for Shea Butter
In the world of hair care, Eugenia Shea’s shea butter is a jack of all trades. Utilize this natural emollient and keep your hair soft and subtle. Below are a few examples:
- Detangle. Unravel knots by rubbing shea butter on damp hair and combing with a wide-toothed comb.
- Curl. Emphasis curls in natural hair by applying a mix of shea butter and coconut oil to a strand and twisting out.
- Heat. Reduce heat damage from a flat iron by applying a (melted) mix of shea butter and grapeseed oil prior to styling.
- Treat. Get rid of an itchy or irritated scalp by massaging melted shea butter to the affected area.
In conclusion, shea butter is the ultimate hair transformer. Use this substance and go from drab to fabulous. You and your hair deserve more out of life.