Hey everyone! Welcome back to another installment of It's Shea Butter, Baby, hope you've had an amazing, stress-free, fruitful last couple of weeks! We had an event that we attended that aimed to raise awareness and donations for Sanfilippo disease, which is a rare genetic condition that causes fatal brain damage. It is essentially childhood dementia. There was a beautiful 5 year-old girl with the disease who was the guest of honor and it was such a very special experience to be part of. If you are interested in learning more about this heartbreaking condition or would like to donate, you can do so by going to https://www.sanfilippo.org.au/about-sanfilippo/what-is-sanfilippo.
Today, we will be talking a bit about shea butter benefits for hair. As always, I'll be providing the benefits and some of the not so beneficial points so that you guys will be able to make an informed decision. Let's jump on in!
When it comes to the best shea butter to use for your body, face and hair, no contest it's unrefined, grade A or B shea butter. Unrefined shea butter has a light beige or slightly darker color and has a very distinct toasted nutty smell. The importance of using unrefined is because the shea butter will still have all of its amazing healing, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties among many. Trust me, I get wanting a more attractive look when it comes to your body butters! But keep in mind that there is a reason why you are wanting or needing to use shea butter and if it is refined, then you will no longer have access to those properties that you so needed. Now there are some shea butters that are lightly refined which still have some of the healing properties and can be safe for your hair, as long as they have not been processed with no chemicals. That is why it is very important that you as the consumer have access to all ingredients used for all products you purchase with your hard earned money.
Benefits For Hair
- Shea butter helps to repair the scalp and hair follicles, which I'm sure you know that a healthy scalp equals hair growth.
- Combine some Brooklyn Shea Whipped shea butter with a little rosemary essential oil and some Jamaican Castor oil to help regrow and strengthen thinning edges
- Heals dry and flaking scalp as a result of eczema or dandruff
- Coats your lovely hair strands and provides a protective barrier against the harmful elements like wind, cold weather and sun.
- You can apply a small amount of shea butter to your strands before heat styling to seal your ends.
- Using shea butter as a leave-in conditioner, to detangle and even leaving in overnight for extra conditioning is amazing.
Now that you have all this information, get your ideal Brooklyn Shea whipped shea butter formula and incorporate it into your hair regimen. Don't be afraid to mix it with other essential oils as well as oils such as jojoba, lanolin and castor oils. If you're rocking natural hair, it's also important to know your hairs porosity as well as its strand type so you're using the right amount of shea butter product for your hair type.
If you guys have any further questions about using shea butter on your hair that I haven't answered in this post, drop a comment below and I'll be sure to answer. Until next time, stay safe, be kind and please wear a mask!!