Well hello to all my curlies! If you aren’t following me on Instagram, then you might have missed me chopping off Sybil even more. Ever since I had to cut off heat damage from last December I’ve been flip-flopping on whether or not I want to grow my hair back out. Well for now the answer is a big ol’ HECK NO! haha But my goal is to actually kick off with a challenge starting 01/01/14, stop cutting and get back on #teamgrowmyhair.
I’m always looking at different ways to grow as a blogger and businesswoman and was so excited when I had a chance to partner with Kj Naturals to make Sybil’s Buttah. While we were working on making a great hair and body butter, I was informed that since I have a latex allergy that it might be a good idea to avoid natural, unrefined shea butter. O_o Huh?!?! I had NEVER heard that before and decided to do a little research.
Shea butter is extremely well tolerated by most people. However, some people are allergic to substances which are normally considered harmless. For example, if you have a sensitivity to latex, you may react to Shea butter, which contains natural latex, although in very small quantities. A lot of oily fruits and nuts have natural latex derivatives, so if you have a latex sensitivity you’re likely to have issues with avocado, banana, chestnut, kiwi, raw potato, tomato, stone fruits (such as peach, plum, cherry) hazelnut, melons, celery, carrot, apple, pear, papaya, and almonds. Not to say avoid all of these things, but definitely pay attention to anything out of the norm the next time you use Shea butter or have some of these food items.