Today I am going to tell you about one of my favorite all natural moisturizers. You may have heard of it, it is called Shea butter. It is an amazing natural product. Let me tell you more!
First off, I am going to give you a little background info on Shea butter. Shea butter comes from the fat in nuts from the African Shea Tree. I know I know, using nut fat sounds a little weird to use on your body, right? Actually, it is super effective. Shea Butter has been praised for centuries thanks to its healing properties. It is rich in Vitamins A and E and is a highly effective moisturizer. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and can help ease sunburns and bounds. It can also help with skin problems such as eczema.
Shea butter is available in two different forms. It is available in both a refined and unrefined form. In its natural state, Shea butter smells earthy and almost smoky. In color it can be everything from light gray, to ivory, to yellow. Since it’s unrefined, the vitamins, antioxidants, and healing properties are not removed. Refined Shea butter, in contrast, is processed to remove the fragrance. Sometimes it is even bleached so that it appears to be a true white color. Although these things have been done to it, it is still an amazing moisturizer. What you really want to avoid is the super refined Shea butter. Why? It has been processed many times, so all of the amazing healing properties and natural benefits have been stripped out.
Shea butter comes in all forms, from body lotion to shampoo and conditioner! By using hair care that has Shea butter in it, you are putting much-needed moisture back into your hair that this cold winter weather has stripped from it. When you see a product that contains Shea butter, snatch it up! You will not be disappointed.