The hidden benefits of shea butter and haircare

Posted by Debbie van Grieken on

Girl brushing her smooth, silky hair, with a logo of Moyaa Shea Butter in the top right corner

 We all know the importance of keeping your hair healthy - it's not just about keeping the ends fresh, it's also about restorative treatments for your scalp. But what does shea butter have to do with hair care? In Africa, shea butter has been used for centuries as an effective natural remedy to promote and nourish the skin, hair, and nails. In this blog post, we’re going over why shea butter could be the answer you’ve been searching for!

Shea butter is characterized by its natural vitamin and fatty acid composition. It's also rich in minerals, making it a unique, hydrating ingredient that your hair will love. It’s an awesome option for all types of hair and desired results, from adding moisture and shine to your hair, treating dry scalp, dandruff or repairing damaged scalp.

Add shea butter to your beauty routine if you're looking for moisturization and hydration in the hair cuticles, skin cells, and nails. The high fatty acid content found in shea butter can easily enter your hair follicles and act as a protection layer against natural weather. A simple application of shea butter will leave your hair and skin feeling revitalized for up to 8 hours. With the heat of summer looming, keep a jar of shea butter in your house to ensure your hair is lustrous and healthy all summer long.

Is your skin easily irritated or allergic to typical, over-the-counter hair products? Over-the-counter hair products are full of chemicals that are likely to cause allergic reactions to your sensitive scalp: preservatives (chemicals increasing product’s shelf life), antibacterials (removing bacteria), and surfactants (chemicals in hair conditioner). Make the switch to natural hair care products to enjoy the perks of organic ingredients and gorgeous hair, without the risks of allergic reactions or long-lasting hair damages. 

Hair care products made from natural ingredients are likely your safest option - as the natural ingredients are safe to use on hair that’s damaged, dry or color-treated. Items with shea butter as a main ingredient have been scientifically proven to strengthen your hair fibres, reduce fizz and offer you a healthier scalp. 

Looking for products to repair your damaged scalp? Shea butter promotes healthy cell growth, and repair of damaged tissue in your scalp (without clogging up your pores). In a few applications, your dry scalp and allergic rashes will be replaced by smooth scalp that’s good as new!

There are so many benefits of using shea butter that incorporating it into your beauty regimen can make a world of difference! Use this simple shea butter hair mask recipe below into your hair care routine to produce soft, moisturized hair:

  • Add 1 tablespoon of Moyaa Shea Butter
  • Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • Heat the mixture together - putting them in a small dish outside in the shade will do the trick!
  • Then, add a few drops of essential oils to have them smelling wonderful before applying the mixture slowly to your hair
  • Let it sit for 20 minutes, and voila, you are ready to wash and style your perfect, silky smooth hair. 

This summer, whatever your needs may be - it’s a safe bet that a jar of shea butter will improve the quality of your hair. Browse our selection of products today!