When one thinks of butter usually the spread that you put on bread or a creamy peanut butter comes to mind and these butters really do something to a dry piece of bread or a lonely cracker. No wonder then, when hair and butter are mentioned together you might think of a creamy spread for your hair. Hair butters are really very good for the hair, both natural and relaxed. As a matter of fact, the butters I am about to mention are crazy about your skin also.
What are hair butters?
Hair butters are pressed from various nuts, fruits, and plants that have nutrients in them that are good for the hair and skin. Examples of some of these pressed trees and plants are: shea, mango, cocoa, avocado and hemp. For years various cultures in Africa have been using these butters for skin and hair with great results. The raw form of the butters are usually found in solid blocks (like a hardened block of margarine) from there it can be melted or whipped and added to various hair products for their enrichment or used by itself for hair and skin.
Generally hair butters have moisturizing properties that are especially useful for type 4 hair, they are easy to absorb in the skin and hair and have the capability of renewing the skin by speeding up skin cell regeneration. They are rich in Vitamin E, the healing vitamin, and hair butters are known to assist in the softening of hair and assisting in hair growth. These natural butters are far better for your skin and hair than any commercially prepared concoction, they are easily absorbed by the body, allows moisture to flow back and forth. Your skin and hair stays clear and moisturized when you use these butters and the best thing about the butters is that they are all natural.
Types of Butters
There are several hair butters on the market that are very useful for black hair. These butters are a great alternative to several beauty and hair products on the market. Some of them are:
We will look at these butters individually and some recipes using them as ingredients for hair and skin.