It’s pretty common knowledge these days that shea butter is great for your skin. However, it also has the power to improve the health of your hair. While oils are often seen as the go-to treatment for conditioning the hair and preventing frizziness, shea butter, which has a waxy consistency, can be used to make hair sleeker and shinier as well.
Shea butter is the fat from the Africa shea tree nut, which is native to West Africa. The butter has been used for hundreds of years as a moisturizer, natural psoriasis and eczema treatment, facial cream and sunblock, and it has also been added to several hair products to help the hair retain its curl pattern prevent dryness. Shea butter can also be applied directly to the scalp to prevent dandruff, since it is packed with vitamin E and other antioxidants to reduce inflammation. Shea butter can also act as a shield for the hair to protect again sun damage, since it has a low SPF.
Eu’Genia Shea is one of the best shea butter brands on the market today, and provides butters that are specific to your beauty needs. The company was founded by Naa-Sakle Akuete, a form analyst for Wall Street. Akuete’s mother, Eu’Genia (who the company is named for) is the owner of the farm that harvest the shea nuts for Eu’Genia Shea products.
In addition to providing shea butters that are mixed with essential ingredients for specific uses like relaxation, skin health or stretch mark removal, Eu’Genia Shea also works with all-female co-ops in the northern region of Ghana to provide workers with salaries that are above average. Eu’Genia Shea also offers job training to shea nut harvesters so they are better able to care for their families.