Shea butter is becoming synonymous with creating childhood memories, the same way vaseline was for me as a child when my mum would slather me with petroleum jelly. The effects of which would leave my skin shining bright like a diamond.
As a school-going child, I never could leave the house without slathering my face with Vaseline and kissing mum goodbye. This routine has followed me into adulthood, where I now find myself doing the same with my children. But instead of Vaseline, we now use shea butter.
Shea butter was brought to my attention by my friend Eunice, who calls it cocaine of black skin and natural hair. She swears shea butter does something to her skin and hair as no other cream could.