Benefits of Shea Butter

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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

  1. 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.
  2. Protects the skin from environmental damage like the sun’s UV rays, cold and harsh winds.
  3. Stimulates the production of collagen, which helps to fight the signs of aging.
  4. Non-comedogenic; meaning it will moisturize and hydrate your skin without clogging your pores.
  5. Helps to heal psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.

Uses in Hair Care 

  1. Seals the cuticle of the hair to help prevent it from drying out.
  2. Can be used add slip and soften hair for easier detangling.
  3. Can help to restore hair after being affected by hot tools and the environment (cold, wind, dryness, humidity etc.)
  4. Helps to mend split ends
  5. 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?

You Can Find Shea Butter In:

Defend, our All-Natural, Hydrating Winter Face Moisturizer


Curly Nikki: 5 Uses & Benefits of Shea Butter You Haven’t Thought of Yet
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KinkyCurlyCoilyMe: Is Shea Butter an Effective Moisturizer?
Style Craze: Best Benefits of Shea Butter for Skin, Hair & Health

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