Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pure African Shea Butter!

This past Saturday, I went to the Bronx with my African friend and we went to the African Market, where his best friend works. I walked around a bit and saw all the foods and such that Africans use to prepare meals, and things of that nature. It was really interesting. They even had some beauty products too. I asked my friend to ask his friend if they had Shea butter. He looked at me and asked, "How do you know about Shea butter?" Its like he was thinking that since I'm not African, I'm not supposed to know about Shea butter lol. Anyways, well after being on this hair journey for almost 3 years, I know a lot about hair and natural products and such, but I didn't want to explain all of that to him, so I just said "the Internet" lol. His friend went to the back freezer and got a tub of white Shea butter. At first i thought Shea butter was supposed to be yellow, but after doing a Google search, I found out the natural butters come in either yellow or white. My friend bought it for me for $7 bucks. It reminds me of Coconut oil because its melts at room temperature and freezes when the room temperature is low. It smells like dough too. I plan on mixing this on the stove top with some coconut oil and using it as a moisturizer on my wash day only. I plan on relaxing my hair in January. This will make me 4 months post relaxer and my new growth will need a lot of moisturizing! I hope this works. I will also be sharing this with my sister because she's on a natural hair journey right now.