Shea Butter For Hair
Posted on October 08 2018
You may be looking for a way to increase your natural hair growth? Or you may have dry or itchy skin? If so, then you need to try raw shea butter. Raw shea butter benefits hair growth and healthy skin.
What is Shea Butter?
Shea butter comes from the Shea tree and is a yellowish or ivory colored natural fat. It has been extracted from the seed of the African shea tree. Some people called this tree by its French name “Karite tree” which means the tree of life due to its healing properties. The main two fats of shea butter are oleic acid and stearic acid. In its pure unrefined state, raw shea butter has been used in Africa as cooking oil, for candle-making and arthritis. It also prevent dry skin and of course it has been used for hairdressing as it gets absorbed quickly without leaving any residue. Shea butter melts at body temperature.
Why should you use raw Shea Butter?
Shea butter is a great moisturizer for skin and hair. It can be used in its raw form directly on the scalp and hair. It can also be used whipped with other benefical oils was a body butter.
The oils that are in the shea butter are the same that are produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin. If you compare shea butter to other seed oils, the healing range of raw shea butter ranges from 5 % up to 7 while seed oils range of 1 % or less. Unrefined shea butter is rich of vitamin A and E. This is one reason I wish I would have known before starting my natural hair journey as I have spent a lot of money on trying tons of natural hair products.
12 Reasons to Use Raw Shea Butter
- Raw shea butter moisturizes dry and damaged skin and hair
- It repairs itchy skin and breakage of natural hair
- Raw shea butter is able to soften and smooth afro hair strands
- It does not cause buildup
- It helps you if you have scalp issues such as eczema, dermatitis or dandruff
- Raw shea butter is a great protection against weather damage (winter)
- It acts like a shield to protect your hair and skin against sunlight
- This butter can also protect your hair getting heat damage
- You can use raw shea butter as sealent to seal the moisture in for a longer period of time
- Unrefined shea butter can be used as a baby care product
- Raw shea butter also has anti-aging properties
Raw shea butter maintains all its properties at room temperature, for about two years or longer. Due to its healing properties, raw shea butter is known around the world as one of the best natural skin and hair products. It is a great natural way to improve hair growth and healthy skin.