The Best Way Detox This Spring To Regain Health And Vitality Stage 2

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Detox Your Body by Giving Some Love to These Organs & Systems

1 – Detoxing Your Liver

The liver is sometimes referred to as the “CEO of detoxification.” It detoxifies the blood, produces bile to digest fat, works to break down hormones, and extracts essential vitamins and minerals the body needs. In addition, your liver also helps to produce some major substances needed to keep your immune system and the rest of you working smoothly, including glutathione − the “mother” of all internally-produced antioxidants.

There are many factors that lead to a sluggish liver, including environmental exposure to toxins, autoimmune conditions, obesity, and viral infections, just to name a few. If you do not have adrenal fatigue, consider a daily coffee enema using pesticide and mold-tested coffee. In addition, milk thistle, dandelion, and turmeric in tea or supplement form can help boost liver function.

Finally, during the length of your liver cleanse, be sure to eliminate all sources of toxicity from everything you “consume,” from food and sundry products to violent TV shows and negative conversations. Consider that your liver may have the job of processing out harmful “toxins” on all levels. During your liver cleanse, make it a point to remove these elements from your daily experience.

2 – Flushing Your Kidneys

An organ that works hand-in-hand with the liver are the kidneys. If the liver is the great detoxifier, then the kidneys are the “great filters” since they help to siphon out toxins and waste from the body. Have you known someone (maybe even yourself) who has had the unfortunate experience of passing kidney stones? If so, you probably know that besides being extremely painful, kidney stones may be a huge indication that it is time to give these tiny but important organs some love.

You can help your kidneys daily by staying hydrated and also staying away from processed foods. For a cleanse of the kidneys, consider healing juices that can be incorporated into your daily routine. Cranberries have been known to cleanse the body of excess calcium oxalate, one of the main substances in kidney stones. Be sure to use cranberry juice free of extra sugars, other juices, and artificial ingredients.

To help with the taste, which can be quite bitter, you can dilute the juice with filtered water and add a little organic stevia to it. Drink as much as you can throughout the day. Other fruits and veggies that can be juiced and are also great for the kidneys include beet, lemon, cucumber, spinach, green apples, and pineapple.

3 – Limbering Up the Lymph

Another system that doesn’t get much attention but is vital for the processing and elimination of toxins is the lymph system. The lymphatic system is an overarching network of organs and tissues that transport white blood cell-containing lymph fluid.

Many people have impaired lymphatic systems due to lack of exercise and poor diet. In addition, millions more may have lymph nodes and other parts of this system missing. It is common in traditional breast cancer therapy to remove some or all of the lymph nodes around the breast area.

In addition, until the early 1980s, it was common practice to remove tonsils as well as adenoids in children. There was a time when doctors felt these tissues were unimportant, but science now knows they are a vital part of the lymphatic system.

If you are missing some parts of this detoxifying system, you may need to spend extra time making sure that it is moving smoothly and doing its job.

When the intricate and interconnecting vessels of the lymph system become clogged, a serious condition called lymphedema can occur. Before that ever happens, however, you can do your part to keep everything flowing by practicing simple actions every day, such as regular exercise and staying hydrated.

For a deeper lymphatic detox, consider dry skin brushing, getting lymphatic massage, doing your exercises on a rebounder, spending time in a sauna or steam room (the heat will help loosen up the lymph), and eating to support your lymph system. Some key nutrients for lymphatic health can be found in foods such as flax seeds, lemons, sea kelp, dark green veggies, radish, and garlic. Key herbs include dandelion, burdock root, parsley, goldenseal, and myrrh.

4 – Repairing Your Gut

If you are in pretty good health, detoxifying the digestive system may be as easy as boosting up on quality probiotics to maintain and strengthen your digestive tract. If you have eaten the SAD (Standard American) diet for a while, have had your share of stress, and lead a mostly sedentary life, odds are that your digestive system will need a little more care and attention to get it back to its optimum performance.

Like the liver, the digestive system is connected to the health of the entire body. For example, upwards of 80% of your immune system cells reside in your upper GI; if it is unwell, your whole body may be. Gut imbalance has been linked to autoimmune conditions, autism, diabetes, and even cancer.

The good news is that tons of research has been done over the last 10 years into the inner workings and importance of the “gut microbiome.” This means you will have a lot of support at your fingertips for your GI tract detox. And most experts now agree that a periodic “gut cleanse” is a good idea since this not only gives your gut a rest, it also helps to “heal and seal” the GI tract.

There are many different types of gut cleanses, but most consist of eating a super-clean diet of unrefined, unprocessed, gut-friendly foods that are high in fiber as well as nutrients and healthy fats. These may include “prebiotic” foods like raw sauerkraut and bone broth, as well as turmeric powder, ginger, coconut oil, and steamed vegetables.

Listen to your “gut” (literally) as to what foods it can and cannot handle without pain and discomfort. If it is strong enough, add apple cider vinegar diluted in water as well as cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, kale, and broccoli to your diet. Also consider adding extra probiotics, aloe vera, spirulina, digestive enzymes, and glutamine powder as well. A gut cleanse is good for anyone, but especially those who suffer from bloating, constipation or diarrhea, brain fog, depression, headaches, joint pain, skin conditions, or general fatigue.
1 TBS EACH IN A SHAKER BOTTLE WITH FILTERED WATER. consume daily for 5 days. Take 3 days off. Repeat for 30 days. 

A Natural Detox Is as Unique as You Are

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the ways you can help to detox your body. Other popular types of cleanses or detoxes include gallbladder cleansing, skin detoxing, and emotional cleanses. Basically, anytime you decide to pare down, get simple, eliminate aggravating situations (which could be food or negative people), and focus on healing and repairing, you are helping your body to detox.

It may take a while to heal an imbalanced gut, a sluggish liver, or an inflamed kidney, so take your time and go at your own pace. Be gentle with yourself during your detox time. And remember, detoxing isn’t a race and it is isn’t “one size fits all.” It is a unique process that needs to be designed by you based on your body’s needs, ideally with the guidance of a holistic health practitioner.

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Spring Is In The Air! Well Sort Of...

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We are all paitently waiting for the first true signs of spring. At Simply Pure By Salisha, we have been wondering just like you probably have, Where the heck is Spring?
Well it's certainly not here yet. We are getting a little snow and even freezing rain here in Southern Ontario. The temperature is still steadily below freezing! 
But, we didn't let the snow stop us from celebrating the start of spring. We have been hard at work creating a fresh new look for the website and new organic products to keep your spring bright and beautiful.

*Better Skin Clay Cleanser to give a deep clean without drying out your skin. Made with pure skin nourishing extracts. 
*Look out for new packaging on our most popular skincare and wellenss products. Coming very soon!
*New website design. We put a lot of hard work into our newly designed website. We made finding and ordering products simple and fast, plus it has a beautiful new layout! 
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Lavender Lemon Liquid Laundry Soap Recipe

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Home made lavender lemon liquid laundry soap recipe

2 Gallon BucketImage result for liquid laundry soap
2 Gallons Water
1/2 Cup Washing Soda
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
3/4 Cup Castile Soap 
15 Drops Lemon Oil
15 Drops Lavender Oil
2 1-Gallon Glass Containers


  1. First, measure out 1/2 cup of the washing soda and pour into a 2 gallon bucket.
  2. Add just enough hot tap water to cover the washing soda, and stir well to dissolve.
  3. Measure out and pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into the water/washing soda mixture, and stir well to dissolve.
  4. Fill up your bucket all the way to the top with hot tap water, only leaving about 1/2 inch of room on top. Make sure you do this BEFORE adding in your castile soap, or you’ll have a bubbly mess!
  5. Measure and pour into the bucket 3/4 cup of castile soap.
  6. Pour 15 drops each of your favorite lemon and lavender essential oil.
  7. Carefully stir everything together until well mixed.
  8. Pour the detergent into jars or bottles. I used a soup ladle to transfer into my big jars, but if your bottle is thinner you can use a funnel.


Pour 1/3 cup of the detergent in with your dirty clothes and wash as normal. Contents might settle to bottom or clump, but just give the bottle a good shake before you use it every time and it’ll be fine. The clumps will break up in the wash. Mixture may become clumpy when it gets cold, so store in a warm spot.

Your clothes will come out clean, chemical free, and smelling fresh!

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The Best Way Detox This Spring To Regain Health And Vitality

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We can all use a little “reboot” every once in awhile – and so can our organs. While there are many ways to detox your body naturally, these tips will help you get started if you’re not sure where to begin. They are easy, fast, and powerful ways to give a little love to your organs of detoxification. These are the important organs and systems that are responsible for moving toxins out of your body on a daily basis. Give one or more of these tips a try and notice the difference in your energy, mental clarity, stamina, and overall health!

But first, if you are planning any type of New Year’s cleanse or detox, there are some steps you can take to make any efforts to detox your body safer and more effective…

5 Steps for a Successful Detox or Cleanse

#1. Check with a professional. First and foremost, if you are dealing with a chronic condition or specific disease situation, be sure to consult with your natural health practitioner before starting any cleanse or detox program. The point of a detox is to heal and rejuvenate, not stress your body further.

#2. Plan ahead. Secondly, if you decide to do a detox, choose a timeframe when you know that you can really devote yourself to your own healing. Not every cleanse requires you to hermit yourself away from the rest of the world for weeks on end. Many detoxification plans allow you to function well, go to work, and take care of your normal responsibilities. Still, planning a detox during a super-stressful week at work or at home might not be the best strategy.

Before starting any specific plans to detox your body, you may wish to stick to a mostly-vegetarian diet for a few days. This allows your body to rest and prepare. Upping your water intake and adding a little lemon to your water a few days prior to starting your cleanse can also gently begin the process.

#3. Take your time. Especially if you plan on going “all out” and doing a full-body detox which will target each organ separately over a specific amount of time, remember to take your time. Detoxing isn’t something you do once and that’s it. Although a detox may occur in your busy life only once or twice a year, its effects will last longer if you work with your body, so don’t push it.

In addition, be sure to take the time to reflect on how your body feels and other insights you may have during your cleanse. You may want to record these in a health journal or notebook so you can look back at your progress.

#4. Work with your body. Remember, our bodies do have built-in mechanisms that help them detoxify on their own. When we do a detox of a particular organ, we are merely helping that organ function at its best. With that in mind, consider which part of your body you wish to target. The colon and the liver are two places that many people detox on a regular basis, but it may help for you to reflect on your own health situation first. Talking it over with your physician (if he or she is open to the concept), a natural health practitioner, a nutritionist, or a health coach first may be a sound first step for you.

#5. Keep an open mind (and heart).Finally, get ready for some major cleansing on all levels, especially if this is your first experience with detoxing. You may experience a roller-coaster of emotions and physical sensations as toxins are released, balance is restored, and the healthy cells of each organ begin to “wake up” to their full healing potential. Most unpleasant symptoms associated with a cleanse usually last just a few hours to a few days at the most.

If flu-like symptoms, headaches, fatigue, or mood-swings last for longer, consider slowing down or stopping your detox and talking with your health professional.


A Natural Detox Is as Unique as You Are

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the ways you can help to detox your body. Other popular types of cleanses or detoxes include gallbladder cleansing, skin detoxing, and emotional cleanses. Basically, anytime you decide to pare down, get simple, eliminate aggravating situations (which could be food or negative people), and focus on healing and repairing, you are helping your body to detox.





It may take a while to heal an imbalanced gut, a sluggish liver, or an inflamed kidney, so take your time and go at your own pace. Be gentle with yourself during your detox time. And remember, detoxing isn’t a race and it is isn’t “one size fits all.” It is a unique process that needs to be designed by you based on your body’s needs, ideally with the guidance of a holistic health practitioner.

1 Teaspoon EACH IN A SHAKER BOTTLE WITH FILTERED WATER. consume daily for 5 days. Take 3 days off. Repeat for 30 days. 

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Grapeseed Coconut Castile Soap Bars With Rosemary And Mint

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Rosemary Mint Castile Soap

Thick lathering castile soap bars made with the purest ingredients. So simple to make and it's cold pressed so no cooking time is needed. All you need is oil, lye and time! Just be sure to run your measurements through this soap calculator and you're all set. These bars took about 5 weeks to cure fully and last a long time in my busy home. They have a nice mild yet thick lather and are excellent for all over use. This is my favorite recipe I've made and because it is so darn pure! 

I used a tiny amount of mint and rosemary which was not too noticeable as i don't like strong scents, even essential oils overpower my senses so I use them sparingly. If you want it nice and scented follow this recipe. Enjoy!

Rosemary Mint Castile Soap


Lye – Water solution

  • 83 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 228 grams distilled water
  • 1 OZ essential oils (I did 1/2 of each rosemary and half mint)

Instructions For Making Cold Processed Soap 

  1. Measure and set aside your essential oils you will be adding to your soap recipe.
  2. Dissolve the lye (sodium hydroxide) by pouring lye (sodium hydroxide) into water distilled water LYE INTO WATER. Make sure that you do this in a well ventilated room or even outside. Take your time to make sure that it is completely dissolved. Let cool.
  3. Weigh out your oils using a digital kitchen scale.
  4. Place all of your oils in saucepan and heat them on low-medium heat. Use your thermometer to monitor that the temperature does not go over 150F.
  5. Remove from heat when your oils are between 120F and 140F.
  6. Monitor the temperature of your lye-water solution with the thermometer. When the lye-solution and the melted oils reach about the same temperature (between 100F and 120F), add the lye-solution to the melted oils. 
  7. Use a stick hand blender to mix the soap solution. You should be still wearing your goggles and gloves. Be careful not to splash. Continue to mix until you’re the mixture reaches trace (this means that the mixture has thickened enough that when you drizzle some on the top of the mixture, it leaves a trail (trace) on top).
  8. Add your additives and scents (essential oils - fragrance). Blend all these together for a few seconds with a spatula or hand blender.
  9. Pour the soap mixture into mold(s). Cover mold(s) with plastic wrap and cover/wrap these with towels for insulation.
  10. Let the soap set for 24 to 48 hours or so before taking it out of the mold(s). Unmold and cut the soap into bar. Sometimes I put my molded soap in the freezer a few minutes to make it easier to unmold.
  11. Place the soap bars on a covered rack to dry out and cure for a minimum 4 weeks before using them.
  12. Enjoy your handmade soap.

What you will need - soap making equipment for Cold process.

  • Rubber gloves
  • Goggles
  • Digital scale
  • Thermometer
  • Heat safe container with spout
  • Glass mixing bowls
  • Rubber spatula
  • Measuring spoons
  • Stick blender
  • Saucepan
  • Knife or soap cutter
  • Mold(s) (soap mold. silicone bakeware, candy or candle molds, wood molds or hard cardboard boxes (mil cartons work) lined with parchment/freezer paper)
  • Plastic wrap and a towel

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Softening Coconut Milk Skin And Foot Soak

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32 oz   Coconut Milk
2 oz   Coconut Oil
1 cup   Sea Salt
1 drop  


 Measurements by Weight not Volume


  • Combine coconut milk, glycerin and salt in a saucepan and warm.
  • Remove from heat and add coconut oil.
  • Add entire contents to footbath and soak tired soles.
  • After massage with Whipped Shea Body Butter.

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What Is Bentonite Clay, And Why All The Hype?

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You may be wondering what is this bentonite clay everyone is talking about, if not you may already know what it is and use it regularly. If you are like me who loves their clay both internally and externally, then wonderful! You are one step ahead! So, for the rest of us..What is Bentonite Clay?

Bentonite clay is a natural healing clay comprised of minerals and its formed from natural volcanic ash, which was originally discovered near Fort Benton, Wyoming. Its very powerful and produces a negative electric charge when water is added to it, which aids in binding and removing toxins. When you mix water with the clay, the components alter in order to allow it to become a powerful tool to absorb toxins. This clay is commonly used for removing toxins, not only externally on your skin, but it can also work internally, something that many do.  



For decades they have taken advantage of the power of Bentonite clay and included it in their premium skin care products. Now you can experience Bentonite Clay in it's purest from. Think this is all hype about an ordinary Clay? You may be surprised to learn Bentonite clay has such unique properties that it is a key element in the removal of nuclear waste. Seriously, it is that powerful yet it is safe enough to eat!

Harvested from volcanic ash in Wyoming. Our hand selected pure Bentonite Clay is 100% natural with only 1 ingredient: Calcium Bentonite Clay. It is free of additives, coloring, fillers, or perfumes. Our spa quality pure clay creates a luxurious mud mask that is safe and effective even for sensitive skin. As the clay gently dries on your face, you will feel it cleanse and rejuvenate your skin.

The negative ions of the clay draws excess oils and impurities embedded deep within the layers of the skin. It pulls residual toxins from the skin as it gentle exfoliates. The deep pore cleansing tightens and reduces the size of pores, leaving skin soft and silky. It diminishes blemishes, fine lines, and wrinkles and reveals your smooth glowing skin. Enjoy a weekly skin treatment mask for smoother glowing skin.


You can use it both internally and externally. It is commonly used to remove heavy metals from the body and to detox when mixed with pure, clean water. It's usually used in a shaker bottle with filtered water and couple tablespoons of clay, shaken and drunk throughout the day for a week on and a week off. Double the amount after week one. Use psyllium fiber to help with detoxing and keeping regular. 

When used externally, you can apply it to any area of your body, such as your face or feet. Some even apply it to their whole body or take a bentonite clay bath. Mix with water until smooth and apply to skin. Wait until its completely dry. Wash with cool water and moisturize. 

Hope you enjoy the many benefits of bentonite clay. You should include it in your natural care regimen and have it on hand for at home skincare. Have fun! 

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Keto Diet: What To Eat on A Low Carb Diet

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The following is geared towards people who want to try out a ketogenic diet and just want to quickly know what they should and shouldn’t do. No confusing science or lengthy explanations here, only 15 easy guidelines to kick-start your keto journey.

How strictly the guidelines are followed is entirely up to you, but if you follow them fully you can be assured you’ll be eating for your body and greatly improve your long term health and well being. If you want more details, feel free to contact Salisha for your in-depth ketogenic diet protocol.

Low Carb Foods

  • Healthy Fats & Oils: Coconut oil, butter, lard & bacon fat, olive oil, avocados, fish oil, flaxseed, chia seed
  • All Meats
  • All Fish & Seafood
  • Vegetables: Spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, spaghetti squash, etc.
  • Eggs: Free-range, organic is best
  • Full-fat Dairy: Cheeses, unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, heavy cream, yogurt, butter
  • Nuts and Seeds (in small amounts): Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, cashews, sunflower seeds.
  • Berries (in small amounts): Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, lemons, limes
  • Sweeteners: Erythritol, stevia, Truvia, xylitol.
Low Carb Drinks (non-alcoholic)
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Protein Shakes
  • Vegetable Juices (freshly squeezed and unsweetened)
  • Carbonated water 
  • Erythritol/stevia-sweetened beverages

Do you need help with more meal plans customized to suit the ketogenic diet?

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Cooling Peppermint Foot Mist With Lavender And Lemon

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If you are like me and many others who live in an extremely cold area, like Canada, you know how bad winter itch can be! Especially the stubborn, burning itch from athletes foot or just dry winter itching. It can sting and burn if not treated promptly. The same can be said for our humid summers!

This recipe is a must for itchy feet and legs. It's super simple to make and works like a charm to relieve the itch. Kids get dry itchy skin too, so be sure to use this on your little ones as well.

This spray is also excellent for removing stinky smells. Spray it directly in your shoes or in your shoe box to keep the stink out. 

Always be sure you are using organic ingredients. Enjoy!


1/4 teaspoon arrowroot starch

1/8 tsp baking soda
20 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

10 drops rose oil

5 drops lemon essential oil

5 drops lavender essential oil
50 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
10 ml Aloe Vera Gel (Juice or Gel)
15 ml Witch Hazel Extract


  • Pour starch and baking soda into a bottle with spray top. Shake until disolved.

  • Add drops of tea tree and peppermint, lavender and lemon essential oils.  

  • Add Aloe Vera and witch hazel. 

  • Shake well before use.

  • For maximum cooling store in fridge.

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The Amazing Benefits of Shea Butter For Skin And Hair

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Shea Butter and Its AMAZING  Benefits

Shea butter is a thick, yellow butter made from the shea tree, a tree native to East and West Africa. The nuts from the tree are harvested and pounded, then boiled. As the nuts boil, the fat or butter rises to the top of the water. This butter is scooped off and allowed to cool. When it cools, what’s left is a rich, 100% pure shea butter.

Shea butter’s benefits are astounding. Aside from its softening effects, the butter has natural anti-inflammatory abilities and is rich in vitamins A, E and F. It is high in fatty acids and other nutrients that are needed to help the skin produce collagen. It even offers a level of protection from UV rays, acting as a partial but natural sunscreen for hair and skin.


There are both refined and unrefined versions of shea butter. One easy way to tell the difference between refined and unrefined shea butter is by the colour and texture. Pure shea butter is yellow in colour, and has a distinct nutty smell that is a dead giveaway.


Your shea butter can be used as is, or whipped into a light cream with other oils added to boost its properties. A few drops of lavender oil or another scented essential oil can be added to the mix if you don’t like the nutty smell that shea is known for.

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Shea butter helps natural hair grow by keeping it moist, soft and lubricated. Dry hair that tangles is bound to break more easily, so by keeping your ends and the length of your hair well-oiled with shea butter, you provide lubrication for your strands to slide past each other without becoming tangled. It’s also no secret that moisturized hair retains more length, so if you’re having trouble keeping your ends alive, shea butter may be the answer.  Shea butter is also incredible for dry scalp. Its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties relieve your dry, itchy flaky scalp, creating a balanced and healthy environment for optimal hair growth.

How is Shea Butter used in Natural Hair Care?

Shea butter can be used in a number of ways. For one, you can warm the butter to melt it carefully down into a liquefied state and use it for a scalp massage. It’s an easy and effective way to get the solidified butter into your scalp. You can also mix liquefied shea butter into your deep conditioning treatments or masks to give them an extra softening kick.
Additionally, because of its thickness, shea butter can be used in styling for hold or to tame frizzy hair. Use some shea butter on your natural hair for twist-outs, braid-outs and even roller sets to help your hair keep its pattern. It may not last as long as store-bought mousses or gels, but it’s a great natural alternative to commercial holding products.


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If your ends seem to have trouble retaining moisture more than the rest of your hair, shea butter can be applied to them to help seal in your moisturizer. With the thick butter over your hair shaft, water will evaporate less quickly from your ends and your hair will stay hydrated longer. Lastly, to add a deep, rich shine to your hair, rub a small amount of shea butter between your palms and smooth it into your hair.
When it comes to butters, shea may just be the king of them all.

Growing in popularity day by day, this butter’s nourishing ingredients as well as its moisturizing and softening properties make it one of the most loved butters in natural hair care today

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