Beauty tip: Shea butter hair pack for thick, soft and luscious hair

Shea butter can double up as an excellent hair conditioner! Try using it to get silky, soft hair.

You know shea butter is good for your skin but did you know it can transform your locks too? It is a natural emollient that can double up as a hair conditioner. Hair expert Janet Fernandez tells you how it benefits your hair and how can you use it.

How does shea butter benefit your hair?

Packed with vitamin E shea butter can protect your scalp from dryness. It also had antioxidant properties that can improve blood flow on your scalp and promote hair growth. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can protect your scalp from more severe conditions like psoriasis and eczema. While shea butter can be the perfect moisturiser for your scalp, it can be excellent for your strands too. It can protect your hair from dryness, sun damage.

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How to use?

  • Mix two tablespoons of shea butter with two tablespoons of coconut oil.
  • Heat the mixture till the butter has melted and then add a teaspoon of honey to the mixture.
  • Combine all the ingredients well and apply it to your damp washed hair.
  • Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then rinse thoroughly to get soft and shiny tresses.


  • If your hair is dry, it can be a good idea to add a little olive oil to the mixture and then apply it to your hair to keep your locks hydrated for days. Also, try these hair masks for dry hair.
  • To detangle your knots, wash your hair with water, dab a little shea butter on your palms and then apply to your hair. Then use a wide-toothed comb to break those tough knots. Try using these 7 anti-frizz products.
  • Before using a heat tool like a blow dryer apply shea butter on your hair to protect your hair from damage. Just melt some butter into liquid and mix it with grapeseed oil. Apply a small amount of mixture to your hair and then use the styling tool.

Use this amazing ingredient and see the results for yourself.

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