Welcome back, welcome back. Welcome backkkk!
So, a few weeks ago I was on my Instagram story (@julietuncapped, shameless plug), and I asked my curlfriends have they ever used Shea Butter on their natural hair. Majority of everyone said NO!
Hunny, I was so shocked, like sis, why not?
For over a month, I have been using Shea butter as a leave in before I styled my hair. It has my hair feeling so soft. My styles seemed to last longer without feeling dry and brittle by day THREE!
Even when it’s time to re-twist or wash my hair, it’s not as dry as it normally is before I started using Shea Butter. So before you stop reading and say you’re not using it, give me a second to provide these good benefits!
I know the first question you have is does it grow my hair. YES, it does!
- Prevents hair loss and promotes growth—->Let me tell you how… Shea butter has great nutrients including fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin K. These vitamins work together to reduce scalp irritation. Shea butter steps in to juice up those hair follicles, which creates a better environment to grow healthy hair.
- Remember on my last natural hair post we were talking about those raggedy split ends? Okay well, Shea butter helps with split ends! https://julietuncapped.com/2019/01/05/3-simple-steps-towards-healthier-natural-hair/
- Dandruff? Sis, take that melted Shea butter and massage it onto your scalp. Do this 2 or more times a week, and you’ll notice a difference when it comes to those flakes, girl.
- Omgosh, this benefit is my favorite. I use it in my deep conditioner because my hair is EXTREMELY dry! I have low porosity hair, and it seems like I need that added moisture. But, hair porosity, girl, that’s another post for another day! Let me just say this, shea butter made my hair so soft. My hair was popping! I mixed it with my favorite oils and regular conditioner. So BOMB!
If you don’t try any other step, pretty please try benefit number FOUR!
Last step, okay?
I haven’t tried this step, BUT I will when I straighten my hair.
5. Shea butter can be used as a heat protectant. *pause* I know, I know.. you’re like girl bye, we know you’re lying. But, I’m not!
Mix the melted butter with avocado oil or another moisturizing product, and you have a heat protectant. It helps protect the hair shaft from heat damage.
Whew, after al-lat, I hope I convinced you to start using Shea butter in your wash day regimen. I am seeing benefits, and I want all of us beauties to have luxurious hair!
Any who, I’ll catch you on my next post! We’ll chat soon!