Shea Butter for Hair


Why use shea butter for hair care?

As it is full of minerals, vitamins, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties, shea butter’s benefits for hair are many. Its anti-inflammatory properties heal damaged scalp and help clear any infections. It works well against dandruff too. It can do wonders for hair that has been damaged by excessive coloring and blow-drying. It also helps to de-stress hair that has been affected for too long by pollution. Damaged and brittle hair can be conditioned and revitalized by its moisturizing properties. It soothes and softens dry hair. As shea butter is light and non-greasy, it can also be applied as a leave-in for hair. This will help to shield hair by locking or concealing the moisture in. Besides being great for dry hair, it helps to nourish normal hair and it’s non-greasy, easy spread property helps to control excess moisture in oily hair. Using shea butter for hair growth is not unknown, due to its rejuvenating minerals and vitamins.

How to you use shea butter for hair?

Shea butter is the mainstay for many cosmetic products, either as one of the ingredients or as the main one. People, good in making essential oils can make whipped shea butter, a natural moisturizer to suit individual hair and scalp requirement, using a dose of shea butter and some natural oils. For those who want to use shea butter without too many combinations, make sure you get the raw or unrefined one. For a dry scalp, massage a coin sized amount of shea butter on scalp and in damp hair, after shampooing it. It is recommended to do it on a clean scalp. 

Sources: Loveleena Rajeev “Shea Butter for Hair”

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