Shea butter is a solid fatty oil that is derived from the nuts of the
Karite trees also known as Mangifolia.
Shea butter is predominantly found in Africa; East, West and Central parts like Gambia and Sudan... it can be found in Nigeria as well...
The Karite tree bears the fruits while the nuts inside the fruits contain Shea butter. To get Shea butter, the nuts are crushed boiled, and the end product extracted.
Shea butter is a lights colored fat resembling lumps of hard
caramel ice cream. it is use in food preparation, several beauty products such as lotions, .cosmetics, shampoos, conditioners and many more.
Raw shea butter is the purest form of its kind because it is free from all sorts of chemicals and additive as opposed to the refined one. This amazing natural product exhibits so many health benefits and it's good qualities are unlimited... some qualities are;
Great Resource For Maintaining a Flawless Skin
It contributes greatly to a flawless skin as it contains unsaturated fats with a large proportion of non-saponifiable components, essential fatty acids, vitamins E and D, phytosterols, provitamin A and allantoin. It has been used all time for skin care, baby care.
Shea butter has amazing healing properties and due to its anti-inflammatory properties it is used in medicinal ointments .
Great For Treatment
It is also used for the treatment of scars, eczema, blemishes, skin discolorations, chapped lips , stretch marks, dark spots, and much more...
Its high content of Vitamin A, makes iteffective in promoting healing and disinfection. it also soothe skin allergies like poison ivy and insect bites.
A Nature Resource for Sun Shield
Shea butter acts as a natural protector against the ultraviolet radiations of the sun, Shea butter has been considered the best skin care for hot and cold season.
Natural Anti Aging Product
If you are having that feeling that you are getting old too quick, then Shea butter might be an answer for you as it is considered one of the best anti-aging and moisturizing agents for the skin. It stimulates the production of collagen, the youthful scaffolding protein in the skin. it could also serve as a lip balm during the dry season.
Natural Conditioner For The Hair
Shea butter is considered a natural conditioner for the hair and it is effective in soothing a dry, itchy scalp or dandruff. Its antiinflammatory qualities helps reduce greasy residue or clogging. Being rich in vitamins A and E, it is extremely effective in providing relief from a dry scalp, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.
it moisturize the hair from the roots to the tips, this can be referred to as a natural conditioner... It softens the hair and protects it...
so from the article above it is clear enough that Shea butter need be a constant food for our skin and hair...