5 Benefits of Shea butter for Natural Hair

Cup of shea butter with shea nuts

Shea butter is in many natural hair products these days and for good reason! Shea butter has tons of benefits and uses for natural hair as well as skin! We have an amazing shea butter that works perfectly for keeping the skin moisturized throughout the year as well! Here are five reasons why we absolutely love shea butter!

1. Protects Hair Against The Sun 

Too much sun exposure can be drying as well as damaging to hair as well as skin. Shea butter is a natural SPF and protects against harmful sun rays. Applying a small amount of Shea butter to your hair before going out in the sun is great for your hair.

2. Softens Hair

Shea butter softens even the toughest, driest hair. A small amount of Shea butter added to the hair can add much needed moisture while softening dry, brittle hair, which can help reduce split ends.

3. Seals Moisture 

Natural hair can quickly lose moisture especially during the winter. Adding Shea butter after applying a liquid hair product or oil locks and seals in the moisture making natural hair buttery soft.

4. Scalp Therapy

Shea butter moisturizes and doesn’t clog pores so it is excellent to use as scalp therapy. Shea butter can be combined with coconut oil as well as essential oils to make the perfect scalp treatment.

5. Hot Oil Treatment 

If you are looking to add moisture and shine to your hair, hot oil treatments using Shea butter are perfect. Simply heat the butter until it is melted, allow to cool off, then apply to your hair for 15-30 minutes then rinse and style.

Have you tried Shea butter in your natural hair routine?

 

Ashley Renee is a licensed esthetician,makeup artist, natural hair enthusiast, writer and poet from Chicago,residing in Los Angeles! Follow her on instagram @ashleyreneepoet