Shea Butter has been used in Africa for thousands of years for its cosmetic, nutritional and medicinal purposes. When West African countries are plagued by the cool dry winds blowing in from the Sahara desert, the locals smear themselves with shea butter to protect their skin from drying out. Shea butter is also considered to be a super food and a natural conditioner for the hair and skin, due to its moisturizing and healing properties. It is definitely a must have for me and I incorporate into my daily beauty regime.
If you never knew before and want to try this beauty secret of Africa, here are 11 reasons you should be using shea butter. From being a skin and hair moisturizer, a way to prevent stretch marks and a way to smooth out wrinkles.