It doesn't get much better than shea butter when it comes to skin and hair care. It's medicinal, moisturizing, and packed with vitamin A. It's a natural fat from the shea nut, and the butter oil curds are extracted through a process of boiling the crushed nuts.
For Styling Coarse Hair
You can buy it rather inexpensively in its raw, unrefined form, and many people use it as moisturizer during dry winter months to form a barrier on the skin and keep moisture sealed in. It's also been used as a hairdress in Africa for centuries. Next time you want to pull your hair back in a updo, massage shea butter around your edges and tie on a scarf to bust fuzziness and keep things sleek and smooth.
It's great for getting defined coils when styling kinky and coily textured hair. On damp hair, smooth in shea butter, and follow with AG Curl Mousse Gel Extra Firm. Brush through each section with a paddle brush, and you can let it dry that way or coil the hair on your fingers. You will get excellent retention of your curl pattern and the style will last several days.
For Damaged and Color Treated Hair
Kenra Platinum Color Care Shea Butter Reconstructor uses the ultra-rich natural emollients of shea butter to replenish moisture lost in coloring and other chemical treatments, reconstructing the hair from the inside out.
For Dry Hair
Philip B African Shea Butter Gentle & Conditioning Shampoo is rich and velvety, providing a gentle cleansing and restoring elasticity with a mild 5.5 pH.