Whipped Shea Butter: Why + How

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How to Whip Shea Butter For Hair and Skin

By now you’ve heard of the wonders of butters like Shea butter and mango butter. However, most people have no idea how to use them and honestly they don’t look very appealing. It comes in a solid form that’s usually not nearly as soft and buttery as the name sounds. Although it can seem hard it does melt and absorb fairly quickly into the skin and hair.

Shea butter naturally smooths and moisturizes skin. This makes it a perfect addition to any skin care regimen, especially of those with sensitive or dry skin. Shea butter is also rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A helps improve skin conditions such as, blemishes and excema. It’s also said to help improve those annoying stretch makers.

Not only is it perfect for better skin but, it will improve your hair too. Shea butter conditions and softens which are problems most naturals struggle with. It also makes great sealant to keep hair moisturized.

Shea butter is naturally awesome all on it’s own so I keep my mix simple. There’s no point in adding an oil that’s main benefit is Vitamin A when it already provides a great amount. So if you’re tempted to go crazy with this mix, don’t.

The best way to use Shea butter is by whipping it into a soft and light butter. It makes it easier to apply to the hair and avoids the clumpy application.

 

Where to buy? Local Beauty Supply or Online

I purchased mine for 5.99 at a local beauty supply store.


Directions:

1. Mash in a mixing bowl.
2. Melt in microwave for 10 seconds
3. Continue mashing until all the lumps are gone
4. Add your favorite base oil ( such as olive, coconut, almond oil)
5. Whip for 10 minutes or until soft, light and fluffy

 

 

 

 

Shanae WIldgoose

Lifestyle Blogger, Mom of 2, Bahamian, Creative

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