Originating from Africa from the nut of the Karite Shea Tree. Shea Butter is an age old African Secret to beautiful skin, healthy hair, and a youthful glow. Shea butter is a thick often yellow, but can be refined to appear white, butter with a smooth texture once touched and rubbed. Shea butter has many uses 5 of which we will briefly discuss here today, Focusing more on the hair and skin beneficial aspects of Shea Butter.
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Benefits Of Shea Butter
1. Skin Smoothing Aiding in the natural formulation and production of collagen Shea butter is know to nourish skin while preventing drying and reduce wrinkles.
2. Heat Protectant for hair. Shea butter seals the hair shaft and locks in moisture by coating the strand, serving to keep heat from penetrating through to the core of each strand.
3. Deep Conditioner Shea butter is rich in Vitamin A,E and F can be used to mend split ends, strengthen the hair, soften and reduce frizz.
4. Reduce Stretch Marks- Shea butter is a natural skin protectant. It has been known to be used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, cellulite and dry skin. Many store bought products use Shea butter to ingrain some of these healing properties to it.
5. Anti Inflammatory- Due to its various vitamins and essential fatty acids Shea Butter is particularly naturally equipped to diminish and even may be capable of eradicating acne, skin wounds, wrinkles, insect bites, eczema etc. With its anti inflammatory properties Shea butter may also aid in fighting skin mutations.
Use Shea Butter on your eyelids prior to makeup application to extend the wear of the makeup.
Given the centuries in which Africans have used Shea Butter to moisturize condition and protect their skin and hair, I would say Shea butter is definitely a #1 option of natural ways to keep your hair and skin healthy. Hesitation is not needed as we all know the slow aging and youthful appearance of Africans is a Fact!
Shea butter has the most beneficial properties when used in its unrefined state. When you refine Shea butter you strip the butter of MANY of its Wonderful properties. Un-Refined Shea Butter is Often Dark Yellow. If your Shea butter is White it is Refined and has lost a good deal of its properties, but some Shea butter is better than NO Shea Butter use refined Shea butter at your own expense, but I will suggest you use Un-refined for the long lasting purest beneficial aspect of the butter.
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