Shea Butter

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What is it? a off white/ivory-colored fat from the nut of the African shea tree

Where do I buy it? it grows in the savanna of West and Central Africa. I recommend purchasing from local health food stores or from Whole Foods to ensure it is quality. Buying through Amazon may yield a product that is not in good condition or product that is dyed or made from a different nut entirely labelled as shea!

When should I use it? it’s best used on hair that needs hold for styles like twists, twist out, bantu knots/out. Recommended: for coarse and kinky hair

How do I use it? add it after you use a moisturizer use it in it’s unrefined (the most natural form) or refined form to style hair and seal in moisture.

Why use it? it is rich in Vitamin A and E. It’s edible, great for skin as well as hair and unrefined is all natural.

 What have your experiences been with shea butter?resources: WikipediaAlaffia, Shea Institute

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