500g Shea Butter
Shea butter comes from the nut of the karite shea tree that is indigenous to Africa. Raw, unrefined shea butter contains essential fatty acids as well as vitamins A and E. Vitamin E is known to have anti-aging properties and promotes hair growth while Vitamin A aids in deeply moisturising your skin. Shea butter is yellowish in colour and has a distinct smell.
Shea butter is best known for its moisturising qualities for both hair and skin. It is used as a dry scalp treatment, for eczema and generally dry skin. Shea butter is also known to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Naturally, shea butter hardens quite a bit. GWR’s formula has 5% coconut oil added to the raw shea butter so that is softens quite quickly in the users hands.
How to use shea butter:
For face and body – Rub some butter into your hands until it melts to resemble oil. Massage the shea butter onto your skin to keep your skin from drying out.
For hair – On a clean scalp, massage a little bit of shea butter with your fingertips. Use a small amount as a moisturising butter on your hair. Be sure to melt the butter completely by rubbing your hands warm to avoid your hair looking white.
Whether it’s for its anti-inflammatory properties or to promote hair growth, there is no reason to not have a jar of shea butter nearby.