Shea butter has been spoken and raved about for a long time now; it has amazing qualities:
♦ Sealing (therefore prolongs moisture).
♦ Healing (brittle dull hair).
♦ Sinks in without clogging pores.
♦ Protects hair from the sun (and sun damage).
♦ It’s really good for a dry scalp (I wouldn’t put too much though).
♦ It’s AMAZING for skin too (due to the vitamin A inside it).
♦ Also has vitamins E (powerful anti-oxidant that revives skin and reduces signs of skin ageing. Also gives protection from light damage – ultra violet light) & F (Provides great moisture due to its essential fatty acids).
If the Shea Butter you are using has been processed, then it’s not gonna be as effective as Shea Butter that is unrefined. Unrefined Shea Butter is usually an ivory/light cream colour (not pure white), has the strong Shea Butter smell (if it’s faint then it’s been refined)… Like I said in my post about the Coconut Oil that I use – you get what you pay for. If you’re about to buy Shea Butter for a VERY CHEAP price – be careful – it may be highly processed… it most probably is.
If you’re buying a product because you want to see the benefits of Shea Butter itself, check the ingredients at the back and make sure that Shea Butter is the first ingredient (indicates that it’s mainly Shea Butter). Once you find a good source for your Shea Butter and you see good results – stick with that source 🙂 .
The Shea Butter mix that I use is made with all natural ingredients, by my good friend Danielle.
Ingredients: Unrefined Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Cold Pressed Avocado Oil, Organic Rapeseed Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Organic Pimento Oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Peppermint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil and Rosemary Oil.
Perhaps that ingredients list will give you an idea of what you could add to your mix? This stuff has lasted me ages and it seals moisture into my hair so well. The oils in the mix give amazing shine to my twist outs… Dunno what my hair would do without it XD . Oh yes, and don’t forget to spray cool water on your hair first 😉 .
Danielle is based in London (UK). If you wish to contact her/get your hands on this Shea Butter mix, she’s available on Instagram @danibella1 – go follow her 🙂 and let her know I sent you.
Thanks for reading!