Shea Butter is without question mother nature’s hair and skin conditioner. Having tried and tested a vast range of hair and skin care butters, moisturisers and oils over the years; I’ve always returned to Shea Butter for its wholesome qualities.
As a brown-skinned woman on a natural hair journey, living in a cold and windy country, essential oils, in my hair, on my skin and as part of my diet are essential in the preservation of my appearance and well-being.
Therefore, it was a pleasure to meet Kemi Abayomi, the powerhouse behind Shea Surprise, the luxury Shea Butter product that promises quality; brings together entrepreneurial women in together in West Africa, and offers an extra lovely surprise…
What Is Shea Butter?
The main components of shea butter include oleic acid, stearic acid and linoleic acid. It gets absorbed quickly into the skin as it melts at body temperature.
Shea butter can be refined or unrefined. Raw or unrefined shea butter is the purest form which is most natural and least processed. Since it is extracted manually, it is able to retain its vitamins, minerals and other natural properties.
Last year, Kemi (like myself), ditched the use of chemical straightening creams in her hair, and decided embark on the natural hair journey.
Like many of women of colour she was encouraged by the ever-present and strengthening natural hair community. She came to realise that Shea Butter was a staple ingredient on most of the well recommended hair and skin care products, and started using it on herself and her three year old son.
Shea Butter is one of the great natural goodies that God has given us. Coming straight from the nuts of the Shea tree, common in both Eastern and Western parts of Africa, she saw an opportunity which found her in Nigeria.
Since then Kemi has worked alongside entrepreneurial women in rural parts of Nigera to extract the nuts and produce an entirely organic unrefined butter, which I will be giving away to a lucky reader below
What’s the surprise?
Every jar of Shea Surprise comes with a gorgeous ring or pendant (check out mine), worth between £25-£80; and Kemi and I would love to give away a jar of Shea Surprise and its surprise pendant to a lucky reader this week!!
So whether you’re new to Shea Butter, or, like me, it’s a staple ingredient in your life, I would love to hear your comments below about your thoughts on trying it, or your favourite things about it.
Leave a comment and email address below, to be entered, and I will contact the winner on Friday!
Until then, I compiled some more info on shea butter, and why it’s so amaze.