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.***