Redheads, it’s time to do something good for yourself. In 2013, 7 Benefits of Shea Butter for Delicate, Redhead Skin was published. Eight years later, we’re here to give you more reasons to try shea butter.
Why not treat your redhead skin and hair to silky soft skin? It helps you to relax and increases your sense of well-being while promoting your health.
Why Is Shea Butter Recommended for Redheads?
Shea butter is a fat that’s extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. Shea trees are native to West Africa, and most shea butter still comes from that region. The product is extremely soothing to sensitive redhead skin and provides many benefits.
Here are 5 (more) reasons why shea butter is amazing for redhead skin:
1. Shea butter is full of vitamins and minerals
But that alone does not make it an extraordinary skincare product. Only the composition of other ingredients makes it a particularly noteworthy cosmetic with healing properties. Shea butter is rich in oleic acids such as palmitic acid, linoleic acid or stearic acid. They provide insulating protection against environmental influences, bind moisture, have a cell-regenerating effect and keep the skin soft and supple. Hardly any other oil contains such a high proportion of unsaponifiable components such as triterpenes, triterpene alcohols, vitamin E, beta carotene, allantoin and oleic acids.
The following ingredients have been identified by experts as particularly relevant for the effect of shea butter:
- Vitamin E: Antioxidant, protects against free radicals, slows down the aging of cells
- Beta carotene: antioxidant, protects against heart disease, controls immune system reactions
- Omega 3 fatty acids: prevents heart disease, normalizes blood pressure and cholesterol levels, relieves joint pain
- Allantoin: anti-inflammatory, supports wound healing
- oleic acids (e.g. linoleic acid): unsaturated fatty acids, maintain the skin’s natural skin barrier/acid mantle, anti-inflammatory
- Triterpenes: anti-inflammatory, liver protective, protects against thrombosis, regeneration of nerves
2. Human skin oils are similar to the fats in the shea butter
This super fat does not only repair, but it also builds a protective film on our redhead skin. That means, if you need to scrub your hands harshly, with shea butter as a hand cream, you won’t strip off all the good oils. Shea butter can be used on dry lips, elbows or on your dry shaved shins. The ingredients that are decisive for the effect of shea butter are very extensive. The healing and caring effect of shea butter for skin, hair and for complaints such as joint pain, rheumatism and eczema has already been proven in scientific studies.
3. Shea butter has been used as a cosmetic ingredient for centuries
The high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids make it a great product for smoothing, soothing and conditioning your skin and hair. And by the way: the nuts are also edible and taste sweetish.
4. Natural unrefined shea butter is also edible and can last for many years
Did you know that shea butter is often used in the manufacture of chocolate? Yes, because it is long-lasting and edible.
Natural shea butter usually lasts for many years and has a yellowish color. If the color of shea butter is white, you can tell at the time of purchase that it has been processed and refined. The smell of shea butter is slightly nutty, sweetishly velvety.
5. Shea butter is a natural skincare product without any additives
That is why it is recommended for every skin type, especially redhead skin.
Tip: When you buy shea butter, you should make sure that you choose unrefined shea butter that is free of additives.
Here are some of our favorite Shea Butter brands:
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