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White vs Yellow Shea Butter

Updated: Jan 13, 2023

Are you interested in stocking up on some of our moisturizing shea butter, but not sure which kind to get? Are you wondering what is the difference between white and yellow shea butter? If so, keep reading because we're going to break it down for you.

The shade of shea butter will vary depending on where the shea tree was grown, but white or ivory is the natural color of shea butter. We import our ivory shea butter from Ghana, a country in West Africa. In its original extracted form ivory shea butter has not been filtered, deodorized, or bleached.

Most people prefer to use ivory shea butter when making skin care products because the color is more appealing; however, it is all about preference.

Yellow or gold shea butter comes from the same shea tree as ivory and it works just as well. The beautiful gold color comes from the borututu tree. During the boiling process, shredded borututu root is added which results in a bright golden color. The borututu tree has been used for centuries in West Africa and is known to heal inflammation.

Gold shea butter has not been filtered, deodorized, or bleached. It is a raw product which means it will have a potent scent with some impurities. The natural scent of gold shea butter is nutty and it is preferred by most Naturalista's here at The Tailored Hair Collection, LLC (TTHC).


Raw shea butter from TTHC has a superior nutritional content.

It is a skin super food that provides essential fatty acids, helps with collagen production, and can provide mild UV protection up to SPF-6. It is often used to treat dry skin and seal in the skin's natural oils. Raw Shea Butter has anti-inflammatory and healing properties that helps to soften the skin, relieve itching, and correct skin discoloration. It is great for conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Many people use it on their skin and in their hair. It is extremely moisturizing and nourishing. It can soothe an itchy scalp, strengthen hair follicles and reduce hair loss.

Ready to give it a try?

Raw shea butter is truly one of the best, most versatile natural beauty ingredients. We love it at TTHC and want you to experience its buttery goodness too.

We created sample packs containing both butters for you to try.

If you're still unsure of which is best for you, we recommend that you purchase a sample before purchasing a full bag.

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