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Whipped Shea butter for natural hair by Root2tip

Shea butter for hair

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What is Shea butter?

Shea butter is fat (ivory in color) that is extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree native to Africa. It has been in use for thousands of years and it packs a lot of benefits for both hair and skin. The Shea (Karite) tree can be found predominantly in parts of Western, Central and Eastern Africa. Together, these regions form what is commonly referred to as the Shea belt.

Root2tip whipped butter

Our very own whipped butter for natural hair is made with unrefined organic Shea butter. It is carefully combined with the right amount of premium quality olive oil. It is then proportionately balanced with therapeutic essential oils. This makes it the perfect blend for strengthening and softening hair without leaving it feeling greasy. Moreover, it has a heavenly scent and is packed with important vitamins and nutrients.

Benefits of Shea butter for hair

Moisturizes hair
When hair lacks moisture it becomes dry, frizzy and dull. Shea butter naturally moisturizes hair. Its moisturizing properties are attributed to its high fatty acid content. These include: oleic and stearic, palmitic, arachidic and linoleic acids. They help drench individual hair strands with sufficient amounts of moisture and hydrate the scalp.

Prevents breakage
Hair breakage can be a menace when you are trying to grow long and healthy hair. Shea butter helps prevent breakage by nourishing and strengthening hair roots and strands. The abundant availability of fatty acids give it the ability to enter the hair shaft and replenish it rapidly. It also helps prevent damage to hair follicles while taming split ends.

Whipped Shea butter for natural hair

Root2tip Whipped butter 

Helps detangle hair
Shea butter helps soften hair. It makes it easier to brush and style by detangling matted hair. This African butter is even more magical and beneficial since it promotes healthy hair growth. Shea butter also improves the appearance of your hair by adding luster and shine, therefore making your hair look healthier and darker.

Offers UV protection
Shea offers unmatched protection from harmful effects of sun exposure. It reduces oxidative and physicochemical stress caused by UV rays. Through such protection, Shea butter helps avoid damage to the stem cell in the hair follicle, thus stopping production of dry and damaged hair strands.

Soothes scalp
Another thing that Shea butter is known for is its ability to reduce inflammation of the scalp. Shea butter reduces itchiness, irritation, flakiness and acts as a natural barrier to microbes, fungus and bacteria. This helps soothe the scalp and promote circulation. Furthermore, Shea butter suppresses hair loss factors and prevents premature aging of hair follicles and strands. 

Shea butter for natural hair

Root2tip dream cream moisture balance | contains Shea butter

Benefits of Shea butter for skin

  • Contains Vitamin A & E which help reduce wrinkles and fine lines thus keeping skin healthy. Promotes dermal reconstruction and reduces aging and oxidative damages.

  • Moisturizers the skin and does not clog your pores since it’s easily absorbed. It does not leave a greasy feel.

  • Increases microcirculation to the skin thus increasing blood circulation. Reduces hyperpigmentation and promotes even skin tone. 

  • When applied before shaving, Shea butter is known to reduce shaving irritation caused by razors.

  • Considered a healing agent thanks to a wide variety of phytonutrients. It helps treat acne and promotes wound healing. 

  • Shea butter helps cure skin peeling after tanning, burns and frost bites. It enhances cell repair functionality

  • Stimulates the production of collagen which makes your skin look youthful. It also improves skin elasticity

  • Shea butter reduces the appearance of blemishes and scarring. It gives your skin a healthy sheen.

More Root2tip Shea butter products:


Heaven's Hair Milk


Original Honey Rain Juice Detangler



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Life saver

My son has really thick hair and this is the only product that works on his hair and makes it easier for me to detangle.

Love love love it!!!

I have been looking for the right products for my daughter’s hair. I’m not very familiar with textured curly hair and all my education of how to care for it was from YouTube tutorials and advices from other women. So I’m so happy to find this oil. I simply follow what’s on the tin and it makes wonders! Definitely buying again!

"Absolutely amazing!"

I bought this product for my daughters. As predicted my phone was jammed with inbound voice notes praising not just the quality of the packaging (it's very eco friendly), but also the award winning hair care product, Quench anti breakage creme. I had been trying to persuade her to try the product for sometime but she claimed her own homemade natural products will suffice. Hear her now: "Dad! Dad! ...This product is the business!! My hair loves these products!". I'm waiting for the video she's making... coming soon!
Thanks a million to Root2tip haircare products.


Amazing product smells great light and not too greasy would definitely use again 😁👍


Products arrived in a timely fashion and well packaged.
The actual product itself is great - my son is mixed heritage with very coarse coils. The honey rain juice detangler and heavens hair milk are both light and not sticky and moistures my sons hair with no excess residue.
The packaging of the products isn’t great - the detangler bottle broke when trying to open it and I had to tip the product into a spray bottle to use it and prevent spillage.
The heavenly milk bottle was only filled up three quarters of the way - product had not been filled to the top which is a real shame. I like to support small independent businesses but feel as customers we should be supported by the business to do that. Maybe I was just unlucky with my order and it wouldn’t stop me ordering again 😁.
I am unable to review the shampoo and conditioner as we haven’t tried them yet. Shampoo does smell amazing on first sniff!

Fir some reason I can’t edit the stars - I would rate this as 3-4 due to packaging issues.