Treat Dry and Irritated Scalp with Shea Butter
Shea Butter for hair and scalp has gained a lot of popularity among salon clients looking for new ways to deal with sensitive and irritated scalp. For those of you that are unfamiliar with this product, Shea butter is the extract from shea tree seeds, a white fat obtained from the seeds of the shea tree. For hair and skin it acts as a natural moisturizer.
Shea butter been used for decades in cosmetics, and valued for its emollient properties and ability to treat irritated skin. A product that can benefit dry hair and irritated scalp. If you believe that Mother Nature holds the secrets to your skin and hair problem then you should try this Vitamin-rich hair conditioner.
Here some info about whiped shea butter by Lisa Maliga, the owner of "Everything Shea Aromatic Creations" - everythingshea.com about Whiped Shea Butter.
Shea butter, also referred to as karite, which means "life" has been used across the African continent for centuries. It hails from Central and Western Africa. It's actually a nut fat, as it's obtained from the fruit of the kernel.
When hand crushed like this, it retains all its numerous vitamins and minerals and the nutty, smoky scent is naturally preserved.
The color ranges from off white to gray to golden brown to green, depending upon the maturity of the nut. It’s always refined at least once, in order to remove dirt, bits of gourd, or leaves, objects that would not be fun to apply to your skin.
Benefits of Shea Butter
In Africa, shea butter is often used as a cooking oil, but this natural product is light and easily absorbed into your skin. This is one of the most versatile products available as it can be used as a hair conditioner, makeup remover, all-over moisturizer, softens cuticles, and always soothes dry or chapped skin. especially during those skin-drying winter months or for those of you who live in a dry climate
According to noted soapmaker/author Susan Miller Cavitch, in her 1995 book 'The Natural Soap Book', writes: "Shea butter is gentle enough for babies and people with sensitive skin. It soothes and softens dry chapped skin, while nourishing all skin types. I have come to rely heavily upon shea butter for its effectiveness". She was using this wonderful substance, and including it in her homemade soaps, long before most people in North America had even heard of this product!
The texture of this life giving butter is smooth and creamy. However, since the early part of this century, a new way to make it even more luxurious and soft is to blend it with high quality plant and seed oils in order to create a whipped cream like texture which glides onto your skin.
Whipped Shea Butter can be made by those who know which combinations of oils and this butter can be whipped together to create that natural moisturizer your skin needs and yet not be too heavy/greasy.
Properly made whipped shea-butter is light, creamy and fluffy and resembles Cool Whip yet doesn't need to be refrigerated. The butter is always 100% natural, containing only shea butter and vegetable/plant/seed oils and an antioxidant such as vitamin E. It can be found unscented or with added fragrances/essential oils and doesn't have any type of wax, water, preservatives, or petroleum/mineral oils.