Why You Should Start Using Shea Butter For Skin And Hair

Why You Should Start Using Shea Butter For Skin And Hair

Shea butter is extracted from seeds of Vitellaria paradoxa which is a native tree to West Africa. It has a slight smoky smell and silky texture and is absolutely fantastic for skin and hair. This butter has been in use in a lot of cosmetics and proves to outshine other ingredients at a whole new level. It is so compelling that in Burkina Faso, a West African country, Shea Butter has been nicknamed as “Women’s Gold!”

So today, we will tell you the beauty benefits of Shea butter for skin and hair.

Use Of Shea Butter For Skin

1. It protects skin from drying out.

This butter remains solid at room temperature but melts in a gooey, non-greasy texture when in contact with skin. It forms a coat of heavy moisturizer. After a bath or a long swim, apply this butter. It will keep your skin hydrated and soft for the whole day. You can also blob some Shea butter in your bathwater before the last rinse. It will coat on to your body as a protective layer to prevent dryness while feeling completely non-sticky.

2. It helps to smooth out wrinkled skin.

This god-sent butter works magically on your skin.  It has a composition similar to animal fats. Hence the suppleness and elasticity are maintained on the skin due to the protein collagen, which binds the skin tissues together. Wrinkles are mainly a result of a loss of collage and sun exposure. Besides this, dehydration adds to deeper wrinkles. Thus, using Shea butter will blend with your skin, making it supple, hydrated and visibly smoother. So if you want to prevent aging effects, Shea butter is the best natural option for you.

You can also get a jar of the Haapi Natural Body Crème. It is infused with Shea Butter, Mango and Aloe and Avocado and many other essential natural oils and nutrients. It moisturizes the skin and helps fight aging effects- wrinkles and scars while keeping it hydrated and soft.

3. Use it as a lip balm.

You can make your own lip balm using just Shea butter and a few drops of essential oil. All you need to do is combine one tablespoon of the butter with 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil. If you want more of a solid lip balm, mix equal amounts of melted beeswax and the butter and a few drops of essential oil. Store your natural lip balm in a container!

Use Of Shea Butter For Hair

1. It can be used as a hair softener.

Shea butter can tame frizzy hair. It coats strands of your hair and provides moisture and nourishment while acting as a mask for your scalp. It forms a thin, non-greasy texture that will act as a protecting cover for your hair.


2. It acts as a massage oil for your scalp.

Shea butter naturally helps in getting rid of scalp problems like dandruff. You can use it on your scalp because it works equally well on the oily and dry scalp. Rub a small dollop of the butter on your palms and massage it gently into your scalp. For making a scalp mask, add a few drops of olive oil, avocado pulp, and essential oils.

Alternatively, you can bring home a jar of the Haapi Natural Hair Pomade. It is infused with Shea Butter, Mango, Carrot and Avocado and other essential natural oils. It is made for daily use and promotes hair growth while making it healthy, shiny and soft. So now you do not have to worry about making any hair masks now and then.


Incorporate Shea butter into your daily body care routine and provide your skin and hair the nourishment it requires. Also remember, natural treatments like the Haapi products are the best ways to achieve healthy hair.

So ladies, say ‘I do’ to beautiful skin and hair!