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The Best Shea Butter Products for Healthy Hair and Skin - GQ Magazine as Grooming Consultant

The Best Shea Butter Products for Healthy Hair and Skin - GQ Magazine as Grooming Consultant

If you’ve ever shopped for a skin lotion or beard oil—and examined closely the list of ingredients—you’ve probably seen the words “shea butter” on a bunch of labels. Shea comes from the seeds of the Vitellaria paradoxatree in West Africa, and after a laborious pounding, drying, and cleaning process, the fatty seeds morph into a silky-smooth paste known for its versatile moisturizing superpowers. It's especially effective at protecting skin and hair from the drying effects of the Sub-Saharan climate. (People also use shea for nutritional and medicinal purposes—it's literally a cure-all.) So, it’s no surprise it’s a common ingredient in most of the products you see in the grooming aisle.

Shea is most often found in three different forms—butter, oil, and cream. But they aren't all interchangeable, according to fourth-generation master barber Arthur Rubinoff at Reamir barbershop.

“I once had a guy come in who put shea butter on his long hair,” Rubinoff told me. “His hair was so hard and damaged, we had to cut it all off.”

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