I can remember the first time that I started using Shea Butter. It was solely for my skin care and I didn't even think to use it on my hair. Shea Butter is hard and sometimes rough to work with but I would warm up the rare shea butter in my hands and working throughout my body. It always immediately hydrated my skin and I remained soft and smooth all day long.
So what are the health benefits of Shea Butter? Let's have this discussion. It is needed and once you have these intellectual tools then you will improved and better understand the shea butter movement.
Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. It is ivory in color when raw and commonly dyed yellow with borututu root or palm oil. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in some African countries.
Hydrates the Skin and Hair Follicles
Conditions the Scalp
Protects against split-ends and hair breakage
Binds the skin and hair to secure moisture
Heals dry and cracking skin
Feeds essential and other organic oils into the hair and skin
Combats Freezy Hair
Long Lasting Hydration
Reduces Skin Inflammation
Restores The Elasticity Of The Skin