When it comes to hair products, word of mouth does not do it for me, I need to see for myself. So years ago when I heard that there was actually a hair product that was so versatile you could use it on your skin and in your kitchen, I began to do a little research and stumbled upon a surprise. I like to call it “the super hero to fight hair injustices all over the world”, but it’s more commonly referred to as shea butter.
Shea butter is a unique blend of the emollients/fatty acids (palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, arachidic) extracted from the nut of African Shea trees (Vitellaria Paradoxa, Shea Karite, Mangifolia). While some women with curly hair swear by it, others are not quite sure how to make good use of it. At first glance, it can be quite intimidating with its seemingly thick texture, weight and density, which may deter some but here a few easy ways to make it work for your curls, but with a little creative thinking we came up with a few options on how to put this buttery cream to good use.
Shea butter absorbs readily into the scalp and does not clog pores. Because of this, it’s great to use as a soothing treatment for dandruff and dry scalp. Whip it with some tea-tree oil, peppermint and lavender to make your own batch of scalp ointment that’s both therapeutic and effective.