Who Should Buy Hair Butters?
Updated: Jul 18, 2022
Well, we first have to understand why hair butters even exist.
A hair butter is a mixture of raw butter and oils appropriate to put into human hair. So leave the stick of butter in the fridge. We wont need that right now!
Hair butters are useful if:
You have curly and wavy hair.
You have high porosity hair.
You have thick and rough hair.
You have dry hair.
You have split ends and damaged hair.
I think I just summed up my hair life in this one article. >.>
There are many ways to use hair oil
Basically cover your head in hair butter, leave it on for an hour and wash it out. I tend to mix in a bunch of other oils and conditioner to the batch but I can tolerate that. You may not be able to, so I don't recommend mixing 101 products together.
The straighter your hair is, the less amount of oil you should use. This is something you may have to play around with in order to determine how much butter you are comfortable with. If you have 4c hair like me, stick your head in the bucket. lol
Leave-in or Pre-Conditioner
After you shampoo your hair, rub a small amount into your scalp and strands before you style or. As a pre-conditioner you would wash out the oils after 30+ minutes.
Well not exactly, too much of a good thing can actually be a bad thing. Do not use every single day. Use it every other day. I suggest spritzing your hair with water first then applying the oil to moisturize your hair.
Other Tips I Find to be Useful
Use hair butter as often as you need to, but if you use too much it can weigh your hair down.
Apply it to split ends to prevent breakage. (You still need to cut those ends)
Apply hair butter only on clean hair. Applying it on dirty hair may cause buildup and lead to hair falling out.
Don’t use hair butter if you are planning to try a straightened style. Since they are heavy sealants, hair butters can weigh your hair down.
Do not use the hair butter for longer than its shelf life. (Six months to a year)
Do not mix hair butter with a heavy sealant, as it can cause product buildup.
When using hair butter, do not use any chemical products as it may reduce the efficacy of the former.
Fun Fact: Mango butter supports collagen production. You can learn more here.