Monday, February 06, 2012

Benefits of Unrefined Shea Butter

I must confess. I am a product junkie. This year I have become obsessed with getting clearer skin and longer hair. Partly because of the wedding and I would love to rock my own natural hair sans weave, but also because I just want to feel healthy inside and out. I went to a dermatologist to get some face products, but more my hair and body, I love using products that are a bit more natural. Shea Butter is almost like some urban myth that I have been hearing about, but never tried. So when I came across some this past weekend, I jumped at the chance to try it out. I specifically want to try it out on my hair. I went natural back in 2008, so I am a bit partial to using more natural products on my hair.

I purchased an 8oz container of it for about $5 (not the one pictured above, but it looks just like this one). Not too shabby if you ask me. I plan to try it out on my hair and see how it works. I know a lot of naturally curly girls swear by this stuff, so I wanted to see for myself. But, after doing some research, I found that shea butter is good for a whole lot more than just hair. 

Shea Butter is known for...
  • helping to even out skin tone 
  • returning luster and shine to hair, skin, and nails
  • absorbing into the skin/hair quickly without leaving greasy residue
  • soothing scalp and skin irritations including mild to moderate eczema
  • not blocking pores 
  • being naturally rich in vitamins A, E, and F which are known for helping with balancing your skin
  • acting as a natural sunscreen
  • preventing bumps after shaving

***That is a not so great picture of my natural hair without any products. Just towel dried. I've been growing it out since December. Next time I get around to it, I will try and take a better picture so you can see my curl pattern.***

1 comment:

  1. love your hair! looks full and healthy!

    i love shea butter too.


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