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The shea tree is found in the tropical regions of Africa. Shea nut oil is created during the production of shea butter from cold pressing the nuts of the shea tree. More shea butter is produced during extraction than shea nut oil, which makes shea nut oil rarer and more expensive. In order to get the nutrients of shea butter without the heaviness, you can switch to shea nut oil.
The oil is full of oleic and stearic essential fatty acids, which:
- Helps hair to restore lost moisture.
- Prevents split ends.
- Softens hair.
- Gives dull hair a radiant shine to dull hair.
- Absorbs quickly making it great for sealing in moisture.
- Include shea nut oil in your regimen by adding a ½ cup of shea nut oil into your deep conditioning mix.
- You can apply a few drops to the tips of your hair everyday like you would shea butter.
- You can use is as a treatment for dry scalp by massaging it into your scalp every few days.
The next few articles will go into detail about shea butter and natural oils and share several awesome recipes as well.
Fast Fact: If you have very dry skin, adding shea nut oil into your regular body cream/lotion will assist greatly in keeping your skin moisturised.
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