The benefits of shea butter
Shea butter is one of the products used most by African women and today, it is very popular among women, children and men. From Mali to Burkina Faso, countless ethnic groups consider shea butter to be the most precious ointment. It is mainly used to combat dehydration. In this article, we will explain to you the different benefits of shea butter on your hair but also your skin.
What is shea butter?
Shea butter is an essential for natural beauty . It is enough to list its benefits and we understand: hydration, protection, regeneration of the skin and hair, it also prevents skin drying , protects from the sun , treats small skin problems , reduces stretch marks ... And this It's not over! Shea butter is also known to be rich in vitamins A, D, E, F and latex .
Thanks to the vitamin A it contains, it protects brittle hair . The hair fiber is softened and dandruff , if it is a hair problem you are experiencing, is eliminated . Shea butter also takes care of dull and damaged hair, particularly due to heating appliances, wind or sun.
The benefits of shea butter on the skin
Shea butter allows the skin to be more elastic and supple because over the years, the epidermis loses its elasticity and the cells no longer renew as quickly and as numerously. Thanks to the vitamin F and fatty acids contained in this natural butter, wrinkles can be reduced and cell renewal promoted .
Also note that shea butter contains a small amount of latex so if you are allergic, you should avoid using it on your skin.
The benefits of shea butter on hair
Shea butter being a very rich nourishing agent , it is not necessarily suitable for all hair types, especially fine hair , because it tends to weigh it down and suffocate it. Before embarking on a “shea routine”, we advise you to test how your hair reacts to the product. You can do a test with a very small amount by applying it to part of your hair to see the result it can give.
Thanks to the numerous vitamins contained in shea butter, your hair will be nourished , repaired and softened . It penetrates the hair fiber deeply and will make your hair softer and silkier .
The different uses of shea butter
Shea butter as a conditioner
Use as a conditioner on curly and frizzy hair, it will nourish the curls and fight frizz . It will also help you maintain the color of your hair . Besides, do you want to know how to take care of your frizzy hair? you can read our article on the subject here .
Shea butter as a hair mask
A hair mask is one of the most common uses to benefit from the benefits of shea butter. Very simple little recipe to have hydrated and shiny hair :
Mix a dab of pure shea butter with a virgin oil (olive oil, argan or avocado), depending on your needs.
- Apply the mixture to the entire hair, paying particular attention to the ends.
- Wrap your hair in plastic wrap and put a hot towel /satin cap around it to keep in the heat.
- When you wake up, rinse your hair with cold water to remove excess oil.
⚠️ Be careful to choose your shea butter carefully: natural and pure!