Article from the Beauty Blog by Styled by Lynne
Shea butter is Mother Nature’s hair conditioner and is also called karite, which means life. Shea butter is the fat from the fruit of the kernel of the Shea tree nut popular in central and western Africa. Shea butter is chock full of vitamins. It is a natural moisturizer and its emollient properties relieve scalp dryness and add stunning brilliance to the hair. The emollient properties of Shea butter make it an excellent moisturizer and lubricant for preventing dry hair and scalp. Using hair products such as shampoos, hair conditioners and hair pomades that contain Shea butter can make the hair softer, smoother and more manageable.
Shea butter absorbs quickly into the scalp hydrating the hair and scalp without clogging the pores. Shea butter protects the hair from weather damages. It repairs damaged, processed or heat treated hair, and promotes hair growth. Shea butter’s vitamin and mineral content, along with its emollient properties, make it a beneficial hair ingredient for hair that’s short, fine, dry or coarse. Shea butter’s emollient properties also make it effective in preventing hair breakage.
Secrets to Shea Butter Hair Benefits
Shea butter is rich in vitamins A, E and F, which consists of two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linoleic acid (ALA). These fatty acids make up 85 to 90 percent of the total fatty acid in Shea butter. These fatty acids soothe, hydrate, balance and revitalize the hair and scalp, giving the hair a radiant shine and a luxurious healthy appearance.