Unlike petroleum-based moisturisers such as mineral oils found in many cosmetics, unrefined shea butter can restore the skin's natural elasticity. Shea butter is also a natural humectant which means it enables our skin and hair to absorb moisture from the air, so it becomes softer and stays moisturised for longer. This is particularly beneficial if you have dry skin or, delicate, afro or curly hair.
Because it is full of Vitamins A and E, as well as essential fatty acids, shea butter is both great for skin and a promising ingredient for hair care products. Shea oil could be used to deal with dryness and increase shine, prevent split-ends, and reduce the frizz in your hair.
Today we’re talking about one of my favourite ingredients; shea butter! I first fell in love with shea butter after buying a rather extravagantly priced small tub of it at the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto back when I was … Continue reading →
Unrefined shea butter is one of the most useful of nature's products. It has a mulltitude of uses around the globe and is especially useful in cosmetics. It has been used by the people of Africa for centuries for cosmetics, medicine and even musical instruments.