SUMMER IS HERE! That means pool parties, beaches, water parks, vacations and yummy mojitos. You all come out stunting the most beautiful protective hair styles, dope outfits, and shea buttered shiny skin (if you use our Medleys). We love it!
As you may already know, butter melts at hot temperatures and Shea Butter is no different, especially when it is whipped like ours. You may also know that we have recently moved to Atlanta, GA a couple months ago and they don't call it "Hotlanta" just because it sounds catchy. It is for this reason that we have decided to hide the current website listings of our Butter Creams inside of this blog post this summer until around mid-September (kudos to you if you read our blog or are signed up for our KSM Mailing List as we made the announcement there, too). For the time being, we mainly will focus our efforts on promoting our liquid products like our rich, pure Oil Medleys, refreshing Floral Waters, nourishing Multi-Conditioners, and our new Multi-Washes (coming soon).
In this blog, we will give attention to our heat caution notice, some summer care tips, and allow you to still purchase your favorite Butter Cream and Baby Butters through this blog only. Yes, you can skip to the end and purchase the Butters, please still read the heat caution, at least, because the details (including shipping prices) still applies. We do not want to receive any emails that your Butters melted from being left outside your front door in Texas or Arizona or any other city that gets very hot in the summer season.
Heat Caution Notice
We got what you hair and skin needs, but the summer will alter how it shows up on your door step if left there to melt. Kyra's Shea Medleys uses a variety of butters and oils, especially shea butter and coconut oil, to make our organic Butter Creams and Baby Butters. As two of our ten fundamental ingredients that are more prone to melting during the hotter seasons of the year, Shea butter melts at 95 degrees Fahrenheit and coconut oil at 76 degrees Fahrenheit. It is best to store our products in cooler room temperatures from 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit. During the spring and summer seasons especially, we highly recommend ordering our whipped products to be delivered to an address where items will NOT sit in the heat for long periods of time. Please choose PRIORITY SHIPPING only! We CANNOT accept returns and we DO NOT apply refunds for products left outside to melt.
However, you should not be discouraged. A great characteristic of natural butters and oils are that they retain their qualities in both liquid and solid forms. They can easily be transformed back to a more solid form by refrigeration (gently stir cream first) or just storing them in a cool, dark place.
Keep a look out for our next blog with some great summer care tips that will have your hair and skin both fly and healthy this season!
Summer Care Tips
Since we already wrote this blog post on summer beauty regimens, we will just list our top 3 tips here:
1) Drink Water - Stay hydrated this summer! We are talking about from the inside out! Drink plenty of water because your body needs it given that it loses a lot of it during the summer. But it also helps your skin, hair and nails stay healthy. Spritz your curls and scalp as well with water (add aloe vera for extra moisture) or use our organic floral waters. They smell AH-MAY-ZING!
2) Seal in the Moisture - You don't need a lot because our Oil Medleys are pure, but you do want to seal in that moisture after a shower, shampoo, water spritz (etc) with a nice light oil or butter. If you are not a fan of oils, try our Multi-Conditioners, which can be used a leave-in as well. Your hair and skin will thank you for it.
3) Protective Styles - Braids, twists, and bantu knots are not just cute styles to rock this summer, but they will also help to protect your hair from drying out in the heat. If you are in Los Angeles, stop by our friends at For the Culture Beauty Salon and Store as well as The Girl Cave LA Beauty Supply and Salon and Head Designs Salon in Oakland, CA. Pick up some Medleys while you are there. Feel free to share your favorite salon in your city in the comment section below.
Purchase Your Favorite Butters Here
We were literally debating for an hour in our last KSM Team meeting on whether we should take the Butter Creams off the website this summer and just emphasize the Oil Medleys - OR - keep them on the site because our customers already waited patiently for months while we moved out here to ATL. We decided that it wouldn't be fair to you all to take them off the site again this year and that we just need to step up our efforts to make sure the Butters are better protected during the shipment to you. (Please read the "Heat Caution Notice" section above if you skipped it because you will be purchasing these Butters AT YOUR OWN RISK OF MELTING THIS SUMMER. Please choose Priority Shipping at checkout.)