Also called Women’s Gold in the Republic of Congo, shea butter is used for makeup and as a substitute for cocoa butter in chocolate production around the world. Burkina Faso and Ghana are among the top exporters of shea butter. Burkina Faso earns an estimated $33 million every year from its exportation.
The butter is added to many popular hair products or used alone. It can combat dry brittle hair by adding moisture and aid in the ease of styling.