6 Reasons Why You Need Shea Butter For Healthier Hair

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6 Reasons Why You Need Shea Butter For Healthier Hair

Naturalistas know that Shea butter is the go-to for to moisturize their hair and stimulate hair growth. Shea butter naturally softens and dry hair. Here are 6 reasons why you need Shea butter in your regular hair care regimen to promote healthy hair growth:

1. It protects hair and scalp against harmful UV rays

Sun exposed hair can dry out and/or get damaged easily. Shea butter contains a small amount of SPF which serves as a protective barrier against the UV rays of the sun. Before going out, just apply a small amount of Shea butter to your hands, rub to melt, and apply lightly to the hair. You can also add it to your moisturizer spray and spray onto your hair.

2. It soothes dry and itchy scalp

Shea butter has anti-inflammatory qualities and rich fat which can get absorbed into the scalp without leaving a greasy feel or clogging the pores. With absabsolutely build up! This is why it is effective in easing dry itchy scalp or dandruff. It is safe to use on relaxed or color-treated hair as a moisturizing product, too. Massage into your scalp in circular motions. For dry hair apply thoroughly from roots to ends and comb through.

3. It protects hair against heat damage

Shea butter can act as a heat protectant for your hair. So, instead of sitting on the hair strand, Shea absorbs into each hair strand and protects against heat damage. Apply in small amounts before using heat on the hair. 

4. It moisturizes and softens hair

Shea butter contains ingredients such as vitamin A and E with essential fatty acids which are believed to add moisture and shine to the hair. Its non-greasy quality makes it an excellent moisturizer for the hair. It softens dry brittle hair and repairs split damaged ends as well. Mix with another carrier oil, such as coconut or jojoba oil, and apply as the oil for the LOC method or apply as a leave-in conditioner after every wash day. 

5. It seals in moisture to the hair

Shea butter is an excellent sealant for the hair especially for afro and curly textures which is naturally dryer than other hair types. It provides moisture for the hair and then seals in moisture to the hair without leaving it greasy. Apply a small quantity to your hair or add to your favorite conditioner for extra moisture. You can add it to your shampoo too.

6. It prevents hair loss and promotes hair 

Shea butter supplies essential nutrients that help to treat, condition and improve the overall health of the scalp. This will, in turn, strengthen the hair follicles, reduce hair loss, and make your hair grow thicker. Mix Shea butter with any carrier oil like olive or coconut oil. Apply to the hair and edges and massage into the scalp often. You can do this before styling your hair in the morning or before bedtime.

So what are you waiting for???? Our Buttercream products contain Shea butter as well as other super moisturizing oils to improve the overall health of your hair.  Visit our store to purchase.

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