To the curly-haired girl, hair butter can be a blessing in disguise. For one, it’s exactly what it sounds like—butter specifically designed to make your curls more manageable and shiny without weighing them down. It also serves as a much-needed moisturizer to keep your curls hydrated and healthy even in dry environments. But if you want to get the most out of your hair butter, there are certain ways you should use it that will maximize its benefits and keep your curls looking their best.
What is hair butter?
Hair butter is a hair care product that can be used to smooth and moisturize the hair. It is usually made from natural ingredients such as shea butter, cocoa butter, or mango butter. Hair butter can be used on wet or dry hair, and it can be applied before or after shampooing. When used on wet hair, it can help to detangle the hair and make it easier to style.
Here’s Why You Need it
When used correctly, hair butter can be a game-changer for your curls. It can help smooth frizz, add shine, and provide much-needed moisture. Hair butter is also a great way to seal in other hair care products, like leave-in conditioner. Used correctly, hair butter can help your curls look their best. A good hair butter will moisturize dry or damaged strands while providing an extra layer of protection against the elements. Plus, it’s often got natural ingredients that will promote healthy hair growth!
However, you should only use a dime-sized amount at the very most on wet or damp hair before styling because using too much will weigh down your curls and make them appear limp.
It’s also important to note that some butters are specifically designed for certain curl types so it might not work well with yours if you don’t know what type you have.
For example, if you’re an African American woman with tightly coiled curls then you want to find a product that has both shea butter and cocoa butter in it (like Oyin Whipped Pudding). For curly girls who want soft bouncy curls then plant-based oils are better than those made from animal fats (but no worries– there are plenty of options out there). And for people who have relaxed waves or tight coils then many people swear by shea butter as the key ingredient for hydrated hair. The bottom line? If you’re looking for healthier, shinier, smoother looking locks…look no further than your local health food store.
Here’s How to Use It
Hair butter is a thick, creamy product that can be used on damp or dry hair. It’s usually made with natural ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil. When used on damp hair, it can help detangle and define your curls. When used on dry hair, it can help add shine and moisture.
Here’s how to use hair butter:
1. First, identify whether your hair is dry or damp. If it’s dry, you’ll want to start by adding a small amount of water to your hair to re-wet it. You can do this by spritzing your hair with a water bottle or running your hands under the sink. Adding water will make the hair more pliable and easier to work with. Then apply a dollop of hair butter from root to tip. The key here is not to use too much! Just enough so that all strands are coated in product. And because we’re using such a thick consistency, we don’t need as much product as we would when using something like leave-in conditioner or cream rinse. That being said, if you have curly hair, then you may want to use more than someone who has straight or wavy hair.
2. Now massage the product into your scalp and through your ends before twisting sections of wet hair into sections of desired curl size (e.g., jumbo twist vs traditional twist).
3. Next, cover each strand with a light layer of styling gel and pin down any frizzies with bobby pins (this is optional).
4. Finally, allow the twists to air dry overnight or diffuse them for about 10 minutes until they’re mostly dry before unrolling them in the morning. Repeat steps 1-4 every other day or weekly, depending on how often you wash your hair.
Here Are Some Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Hair Butters
When used correctly, hair butter can be a game-changer for your curls. Here are a few tips to get the most out of this product:
1. Make sure your hair is clean and detangled before applying hair butter. This will help ensure that the product is evenly distributed.
2. Take a small amount of hair butter and warm it between your hands before applying it to your hair. This will help it spread more easily.
3. Start from the ends of your hair and work your way up to the roots.
4. Once you’ve applied the hair butter, give your scalp a gentle massage. This will help stimulate blood flow and promote healthy hair growth.
How To Make DIY Hair Butter?
Hair butter is a great way to add moisture and shine to your curls. It can be made at home with just a few ingredients. Here’s how:
1. Combine equal parts of shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil in a bowl.
2. Melt the mixture in a double boiler or in the microwave.
3. Stir until smooth and then let it cool slightly.
4. Add essential oils for scent (optional).
5. Pour the mixture into a jar or container and let it solidify.
6. To use, take a small amount of hair butter and massage it into your damp or dry hair.
7. Style as usual