Shea Butter / Omega 6

The fact that shea butter is a relatively common ingredient in hair – and is one that most people have used at one time or another – is proof alone that not only does it work, but it has a whole host of benefits.

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More about Shea Butter / Omega 6

Hailing from Africa, raw shea butter conditioner has been used and loved for centuries in communities there for a whole host of reasons, from its ability to nourish, soften, and hydrate hair, making shea butter for hair a popular choice.

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  • Shea butter (also called karite butter) is a rich source of fatty acids (between 85% and 90%), containing omega 6 and vitamin E.

    Our shea butter, found in the Whole Blends Avocado & Shea Butter collection, is responsibly sourced in Burkina Faso through a solidarity sourcing program. The fruits of the shea tree are harvested by hand, then they are washed and stripped of their pulp to obtain the nuts. The nuts are boiled and shelled to give the kernels. Shea butter is obtained by a pressing and extraction process that preserves its properties.

    This much-loved ingredient is then created and goes on to be formulated into the products you use every single day, including shea conditioner and shea shampoo.

  • The shea butter used by GARNIER comes from Burkina Faso, a place where the shea tree is considered a national treasure.


    Since 2014, GARNIER has responsibly sourced 100% of its shea butter in Burkina Faso, ensuring high-quality raw shea butter conditioners and shampoos.


    GARNIER supports “fair trade” shea nut programs that provide economic resources to women and help to reduce energy poverty and deforestation:


    - Guarantees fair prices and pre-financing of crops during the period of the year when grain stores are empty, as well as providing training and technical assistance in best practices for harvesting.

    - Decreases the amount of wood needed, smoke emissions and energy family costs, thanks to improved cookstoves.

  • The benefits of shea butter in hair care are endless. It is known for its nourishing, softening, repairing or moisturizing properties. When used as a conditioner, such as the Whole Blends Avocado and Shea Butter Conditioner, its fatty acid properties will help nourish, moisturize and detangle coarse, dry hair, adding shine and enhancing the overall health of your hair.

  • In short, yes, shea butter is a fantastic choice for most people, particularly those with very dry or curly hair. It is often asked, "is shea butter good for hair?" and the answer is unequivocally yes, which is why we integrated it in our Whole Blends Avocado and Shea Butter Shampoo. Shea butter for hair can also nourish, moisturize, and add shine, making it a cherished ingredient in hair color products such as Garnier Nutrisse Cream et Nutrisse Ultra Color. Furthermore, it helps to detangle and soften coarse hair, enhancing its overall health and vitality.