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Shea butter is a natural heat protectant that can be used to protect the hair from damage caused by heat styling tools. Its unique combination of vitamins, essential fatty acids, and natural oils make it an effective way to nourish and strengthen hair strands, reduce breakage, and promote healthy hair growth.
Yes, men can and should use body butter as part of their skincare routine. Body butter is a rich, nourishing moisturizer that can help hydrate and soothe dry skin. It can be particularly beneficial for men who have dry or rough skin on their hands, feet, or other areas of the body.
Shea butter is generally considered beneficial for cracked skin. It has a high concentration of fatty acids and vitamins, including vitamins A and E, which can nourish and moisturize the skin. Shea butter also contains anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness and irritation in cracked skin.  When applied topically, shea butter can form a protective barrier over the skin, helping to prevent further moisture loss and protect the skin from external irritants. This can be especially helpful for cracked skin, which is often more vulnerable to infection and damage.  Overall, shea butter can be a great natural remedy for dry, cracked skin.

Shea butter is known to have moisturizing and skin-healing properties that can help improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation. However, it's important to note that results may vary and using shea butter alone may not be enough to fully treat hyperpigmentation.

Can I Put Shea Butter In My Hair? Yes, you can put both raw and refined shea butter in your hair. Shea butter is a highly moisturizing substance that can help to nourish and protect the hair and scalp, making it a popular ingredient in many hair care products. 
In 2022 Baraka, with support from our customers and their customers, was able to make an impact on the social, economic and environmental well being of women and communities in rural Ghana. We are far from perfect, and are learning as we go but read on to see what we have been able to accomplish this year by working together with our partners in our value chain.
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Can Shea Butter Clog Pores? Shea butter itself does not typically clog pores, but it is important to use it in moderation and choose a high-quality, unrefined shea butter.
Compare Shea Butter and Vaseline:  Petroleum jelly has come under criticism in recent years for its petroleum-based ingredients, which some people may prefer to avoid for environmental or health reasons. Shea butter is a natural alternative to Vaseline in that it provides many of the same benefits as petroleum jelly, but is made from natural ingredients rather than petroleum.

Baraka is impacting 16 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

With the support of our customers and their customers, we are thrilled to share this short report on our SDG Impact. The SDGs were adopted unanimously by all member nations of the United Nations and provide the framework for working towards a more fair, equitable, sustainable and just future for all.