Let's Talk Hair Butters Part 1

So fall is fast approaching and with the cooler weather means protecting our tresses against the cold and locking in that moisture even more. Many of you, myself included, seal in your moisture with oils; but when teamed with a butter can help seal even better to keep your hair looking and feeling right all fall and winter.

I swear by my shea frosting but I've been interested in possibly expanding my horizons and trying some other butters so I researched some other butters and am here to report

There are tons of butters so I'm going to make this a series doing 3-4 at a time.

* Murumuru Butter

I am really interested in trying this butter. I heard rave reviews about it on LHCF.

It's made from the nuts of the murumuru tree in the Amazons of Brazil. According to an article on Naturally Curly.....

-murumuru is especially useful to people of all ethnicities with kinky, curly or wavy hair because of its softening ability. Often, kinky, and some types of curly, hair feels coarse. Murumuru coats coarse curls, making them more supple and manageable. Products containing an appreciative amount of murumuru oil or extract are well suited to textured curls. Murumuru products moisturize the hair with lasting hydration, controlling frizz and defining curls.

The rich butter made from murumuru is a light amber color, with an earthen aroma. It is rich in oleic acid, which promotes health. Oleic acid-rich botanicals aid with moisture retention, benefiting the skin and hair. The emollient constituents in murumuru enhance the natural gloss of hair and provide sheen to naturally dull, kinky or highly textured hair. Murumuru ingredients also provide a healthy shine to chemically treated, over-processed or otherwise damaged hair.

Click here to read the whole article.

* Sweet Almond Butter

It's made from almonds and is a light butter. So those with fine strands may appreciate this butter more. It has all the qualities of sweet almond oil, including restoring elasticity of your (skin and) hair.

* Avocado Butter

It is on the heavier side and is known to be greasy but a little goes a long way with it. The avocado fruit is expeller crushed to create this butter. It's very rich, "moisturizing" and has a small amount of natural sunscreen properties.


Unknown said…
Hmmmm where can I get murumuru butter at?
Shawnystheone said…
If you can look for olive butter, and ucuuba butter, those butter are very nice, in the middle not too heavy and not too thin. Very nice for the winter
Milan said…
BTheSTylist: I have yet to see it in stores just online. One website I know of tht you can get it is here:http://www.gardenstatenaturals.com/store/murumurubutter-p-2.html

There are other sites I'm sure you'll just have to search for them.

Shawnystheone: Thanks for those suggestions. I will add them to the butter series.
Makeup Theory said…
Oils don't work on my hair - makes my curls bush out into a frizz puff. But shea butter works nicely. For winter moisture retention, I order honeyquat (five times more moisture than glycerin) and mix it with aloe vera in a spray bottle. I also use it in my conditioner. I get it at lotioncrafters.com
Milan said…
Makeup Theory: I don't know what I'd do without oils. My hair can't get enough of them. I still have yet to get that honeyquat. You just reminded me to try to get some soon.