Monday, March 29, 2010

Dry Flaky Scalp - Shea Butter Benefits

If you suffer from dry or flaky scalp, the benefits of shea butter might be worth researching.

Per wikipedia: "Shea butter is slightly yellowish or ivory colored natural fat extracted from the seed of the African shea tree by crushing and boiling. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer and salve. " says "Raw shea butter is known to maintain moisture and skin softness; and it is effective on dry, flaky skin as it tends to moisturize and hydrate."

My hair care tips:

1. Exfoliate the scalp. Give a rigorous shampoo (no fingernails) for 1 minute focusing on the scalp area. Just a nice gentle cleanse and massage. Rinse well.

2. Mix a small amount of shea butter into your conditioner and massage into scalp area. Wrap hair in a warm wet towel and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse well, or choose to leave on scalp overnight as a deep moisture masque.

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