A question we are regularly asked by our bearded brethren is about the ivory gold colored ingredient, shea butter. And they ask:- "Is Shea Butter good for beards?" Well when it comes to the top quality beard balms, none are so good as the ones that contain this magical substance.

What is Shea butter?

It is an light ivory colored fat/oil which is derived from the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) which is indigenous to certain areas of Africa.. This product is used in cosmetic production as a moisturizer, and it is also edible and used in some food preparation as well as a cocoa butter substitute in chocolate!

what is shea butter

What is Shea Butter used for?

Shea Butter has been used for years in both skin care and hair care including our beard balm, because it is good for beards! It is rich in vitamins A, E and F and also provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production.

Benefits of Shea Butter beard balm:

  •     moisturizes dry and damaged hair as well as skin
  •     Helps repair hair breakage 
  •     Beard softener
  •     Smooths and softens hair follicles
  •     Can help with beard-druff, eczema or dermatitis
  •     Skin protector against weather damage cold & heat
  •     Seals in moisture and has anti-aging properties
  •     Hair and Skin protector

As well as the above, Shea butter is good for your skin as it has anti-inflammatory qualities helping to reduce itchiness and rashes.

Used in Beard Balms, Shea butter helps to spread the goodness into your facial fuzz after it has melted in your hands. It makes a great beard softener

Shea butter for hair growth

There have been studies carried out showing that shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties which can help to grow a beard faster. Because of this reduction in inflammation, the butter helps to provide a better condition for growth and reduce hair breakage which is a major cause of losing hair.

Our best beard balm is based on traditional beard balm recipes, and contains not just the finest quality pure unrefined shea butter, but is also packed with other great ingredients including Jojoba, Hemp oil, and beeswax as well.


 Find more information on Shea Butter at Wikipedia.

shea butter beard balm recipe

If you want to try your hand at making your own beard balm then you can follow our easy to construct DIY beard balm recipe. You will need to be able to melt your products using a bain marie or double boiler, and also need a storage tin or jar to put your product into.

1 comment

  • Ngala Bless David

    I Really Love this article but how does this shea butter really function in the skin to cause beard grow faster and also is butter applied on the skin or eaten before it can influence beard growth?

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