These are seeds from a shea tree, a plant native to West Africa. These little seeds are mighty. From hair care to skin care to first aid, shea butter is a staple in many households. Once harvested from the shell and crushed together, the seeds become a butter-like substance that works wonders. Shea butter is packed with antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins A, E and D. It also provides many healing and anti-inflammatory properties that will make your hair & skin very happy.
Uses in Skin Care
- Effective in reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and rashes, as well as helping to aid in the healing process of burns and frost bite.
- Protects the skin from environmental damage like the sun’s UV rays, cold and harsh winds.
- Stimulates the production of collagen, which helps to fight the signs of aging.
- Non-comedogenic; meaning it will moisturize and hydrate your skin without clogging your pores.
- Helps to heal psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.
Uses in Hair Care
- Seals the cuticle of the hair to help prevent it from drying out.
- Can be used add slip and soften hair for easier detangling.
- Can help to restore hair after being affected by hot tools and the environment (cold, wind, dryness, humidity etc.)
- Helps to mend split ends
- Helps with hair growth, and due to its non-greasy nature, is a great item to leave in your hair to protect it from the elements all day long.
There are many more great uses for shea butter, but these are just a few. Have you used shea butter in your skin or hair care routine?
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