My hair is extremely dry and brittle. I've tried several products that were supposed to help, but they didn't. A friend mentioned shea butter. Can I use that in my hair? Ceah Thompkins, Kirkland, Wash.
Conditioners that contain shea butter can have amazing effects on dry, brittle hair. Shea (it's an ingredient in many body lotions) has great moisturizing properties. Find a deep conditioner containing shea butter like Burt's Bees Hair Repair Shea & Grapefruit Deep Conditioner, $8, drugstores, and use it once a week. And avoid styling products that contain alcohol they dry out hair.