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The Shea Butter is one of the wonders of nature, rich in vitamins A, D, E, F and latex that promote health and beauty. It is used for millennia for various reasons such as skin care, child, traditional, treatment, and others. It is obtained from the shea fruit. Butyrospermum Parkii - this is the exact name of the tree, it grows in the savannas of West Africa. It is a sacred tree so he is well respected. The fruits reminiscent of nuts containing hazelnuts something like white.
Origin and traditions Shea
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The tree is 20 meters high and bears fruit at the age of 20 years. It can live up to 200 years. After transformation we obtain the famous yellowish paste which is found in many cosmetic products. We could produce 20 kg per year with a single tree. According to tradition, it is women who collect the nuts between June and September, crush them and boil them to get butter. This famous product was the secret substance behind the legendary beauty of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti.
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There are two types of shea butter offering different qualities. They are refined and unrefined shea (untreated). The latter is the natural product. This is the most rich in active ingredients. Its production requires real expertise. By cons, refined shea is performed at high temperature so its natural benefits are reduced or completely absent. This is why we advise you to carefully read the labels and choose your shea butter. The natural, it's still the best.
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The benefits Shea butter is widely known, including its nourishing effects on skin. He keeps it young with vitamins A, D, E and F. Shea moisturizes the skin deep. It can also be used on sensitive skin of babies. It is effective against stretch marks, irritation, burns, wrinkles, scars. It protects the body in winter and summer. Still some important information is that shea butter prolongs the tan and relieves aches.
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It is perfect for massage and it stimulates cell metabolism. Shea butter is great to use after waxing or insect bites, it can quickly relieve skin. It is still effective for chapped lips in winter, it can also be applied to the face. You can not remove stretch marks already formed but one can prevent their occurrence. So, if pregnancy or diet, start to apply the butter from the beginning. We advise you to apply directly to the sensitive areas.
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As we have already found shea butter has many benefits for our health. It has anti-inflammatory, protects against external aggression, restores elasticity to the skin etc. You can also add a tablespoon of butter in the bath water and your skin will become as velvet. Not only women but men can enjoy the magical effects of yellowish paste. We would like to offer you some tips how to use it better.
Shea Butter Hair
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Dry hair, brittle and damaged are a big concern for women. often subjected to staining, the harmful effects of sunlight, wind, heaters etc. We use lotions or oils that are full of chemicals and instead of fixing our hair, they devitalized them. So, what can we do to give them strength and shine? The answer is very simple! Use shea butter, of course. We present a few hair masks to better treat them.
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To nourish and moisturize your hair dry, we advise you to apply a shea butter the night before your shampoo. It is best not to put more because it is possible to have trouble rinsing later. We made the spikes to the roots. You wrap your hair in a warm towel and stay like that for 15-20 minutes. After wipe your hair. Shea will work overnight. In the morning you can wash your hair.
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It continues with an additional idea hair mask dry. You will need to shea butter, of course, and argan oil. We recommend using organic products of better quality. You mix a teaspoon of shea butter and two tablespoons of argan oil coffee. The dose depends on the length of your hair. After applying emphasizing the points and stay that way as long as possible. Then you can wash your hair. Note that you will probably need to apply shampoo twice to remove the rest of the mask.
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We also would like to introduce a protective mask. You will need shea butter (what a surprise!), Aloe vera gel and castor oil. Mix 4 tablespoons of butter and half a tablespoon of oil coffee. Then add a large tablespoon of gel. Apply a small amount to the mid-lengths before sleeping. The mask will act overnight.
Tips for your skin
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After the beach, we recommend using shea butter. This way you can moisturize and regenerate your skin and also prolong the tan. Apply it on heels and elbows before going to bed Use after waxing or scrub. It leaves the skin hydrated and smooth, so it's great as a night cream.
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We have already found that it is really effective against wrinkles. You can use it on under the eyes is very problematic area. Protect your lips by applying butter or use it as a base lipstick. It also fights cases of eczema.
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Here is a mask for a skin hydrated. You will need unrefined shea butter, aloe vera gel and sweet almond oil. Mix the ingredients in the same proportions. Add the gel at the end. Apply a layer mask and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Then you can rinse your face. Shea butter will become your best friend.