Say goodbye to dull hair and hello to your natural healthy glow with these three tips.
Step-by-step, here are the products you need to care for your natural hair as you grow that awesome afro.
If you’re not yet familiar with the natural wonder that is shea butter, you’ve come to the right place. Extracted from the nuts of the shea tree, shea butter is the fatty oil that does our hair and skin a whole lot of good! The list of benefits is endless, but we’re focusing on why this ingredient should be part of everybody’s haircare regime.
Shea butter has a natural ability to add some much-needed moisture to your hair. It does this by coating each strand in a thin, non-greasy layer of fat. It therefore also prevents hair from drying out and becoming brittle, leaving you instead with soft, silky locks others will be tempted to run their fingers through. This is great news for black girls with relaxed hair, which can end up dry after intense chemical treatments. Ask your stylist to try Mizani Original Butter Blend Relaxer during your next appointment and feel the difference yourself!
Rich in Vitamin A and E, shea butter not only moisturises hair, it also has the power to repair and restore damaged and split ends. It hydrates, softens and conditions without you having to turn to three separate products for similar results. So, for those of you dependent on blow dryers, straighteners and chemical hair treatments – this is the ingredient for you! Tame frizz and fly-away ends with a product like Redken Outshine 01 Anti Frizz Polishing Milk.
Bet you didn’t know that shea butter acts as a hair protectant against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays? Well, now you do! Perfect for summer days spent at the beach or at the pool, this ingredient coats every strand and protects your hair from salt and chlorine! Be sure to add Matrix Total Results Sleek Conditioner to your regime if you’re often out in the sun.
Great for hair, great for skin. Massaging shea butter into the roots and scalp can help relieve issues like dandruff, oily hair and itchy dryness. While it does add moisture to your locks, it also reduces excessive oil production and flaking cause by dryness. The vitamins it contains also effectively soothe an itchy scalp. Try Dark and Lovely Moisture Plus Oil Moisturiser to treat your scalp after a relaxing session, during dry winters, or anytime your scalp needs a little extra love.
We’re sure by now you’re convinced about just how beneficial shea butter is for your mane. Before embarking on a journey in search of a shea tree, however, why not invest in some of the above products instead? If you’re unsure of how well the product, and its ingredients, will work on your hair, consult a hair professional who will certainly know best!
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