Last updated on December 28th, 2022 at 04:03 pm
Shea Butter is a staple hair product for most naturals. It’s an amazing sealant chock full of nutrients. However, for those with fine hair, it can be a bit heavy for use in the hair. Using liquid Shea Butter or even whipped Shea Butter can be a better option.
Shea Butter Benefits
Shea Butter is one of the best sealants for natural hair but it’s an even better protectant. That’s partly because it contains a small amount of SPF protection for your hair.
Some will say Shea Butter is a great moisturizer. This, I beg to differ. There’s no water or moisture in oils or butters in their natural state. Therefore, it’s not possible for them to MOISTURIZE.
Shea can also make your hair more resistant to breakage at the roots. That’s because it’s rich in vitamin C (a natural antioxidant), essential fatty acids and other nutrients that will improve your scalp’s health.
Using Shea Butter on Fine Hair
With all those delicious benefits how could you not want to use shea butter in your hair?!
So, as I mentioned earlier Shea Butter can weigh fine hair down. Yet, you may find that using a liquid version in your hair yields a different result. I find that I have much better control with how much Shea Butter “hits” my hair when it’s in a liquid form. Therefore, there’s much less risk of it having that weighing down effect.
Using the LOC and LCO Method to Seal
Check out the video below where I show how I use liquid Shea Butter (also known as Shea Olein) on my fine natural hair to seal in moisture. It’s great for any time you want to keep your hair good and protected from dehydration.
Even if you are still skeptical about using Shea Butter or Shea Olein in your hair when styling, you can certainly use it for keeping your hair moisturized when in protective styles. The superior sealing ability makes using liquid Shea Butter a good choice for fine hair.