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    While there have been several threads about certain types of hair butter, it seems as if there is no official hair butter thread. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.)

    So, I hereby declare this to be The Hair Butter Thread!

    I have waist-length, baby fine hair that's thinning due to medication and aging, and it loves hair butter. In fact, it seems to prefer butter to oil.

    I am currently using one that includes shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and manuka honey. I usually warm a pea-sized amount in my palms and distribute it through the ends of my hair before I braid it for the night. By morning, my hair is soft and tangle-free with almost no oily residue.

    I usually apply some cone-free conditioner to the length of my hair before I hop in the shower. That removes any excess hair butter.

    Does your hair like hair butter? What's your hair type? How do you use it? What brand do you use?

    Please share!

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    Do you make your own, Neoma? That sounds lovely.

    I use Nightblooming’s salves. I honestly can’t tell the difference between them so I just use the one that has more in the pot (my spouse also uses them for their beard, so I suspect I use Ostara and Freya most often, since they prefer Panacea.) I use it after a shower when hair is damp and occasionally mid-week after spraying with Selkie, Kimberlily’s defrizz spray, or watered down okra/flax gel.

    I’ve never used another hair butter! It wasn’t a product on my radar at all prior to the LHC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knobbly View Post
    Do you make your own, Neoma? That sounds lovely.

    I use Nightblooming’s salves. I honestly can’t tell the difference between them so I just use the one that has more in the pot (my spouse also uses them for their beard, so I suspect I use Ostara and Freya most often, since they prefer Panacea.) I use it after a shower when hair is damp and occasionally mid-week after spraying with Selkie, Kimberlily’s defrizz spray, or watered down okra/flax gel.

    I’ve never used another hair butter! It wasn’t a product on my radar at all prior to the LHC.
    No, knobbly, I bought this one at a street fair. They seem to have gone out of business. Though I have melted cocoa butter and added coconut oil 1:1 before.

    I love Panacea, but it's out of my price range right now. The fragrance is gorgeous. I haven't tried the other Nightblooming products that you mentioned.

    Hair butter wasn't on my radar pre-LHC either.

    BTW, your hair looks gorgeous in your avatar.

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    Oh thank you!
    At my goal length of Classic after 2.5 years here at the LHC.
    (still growing though lol)

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    I make my own hair salve. It’s equal parts babassu oil and shea butter melted with some rosemary and palmarosa essential oils in. I keep it in a mini screw top jar in the fridge and use it after dampening the ends of my hair, or smoothing down shred after braiding. Smells divine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral_ View Post
    I make my own hair salve. It’s equal parts babassu oil and shea butter melted with some rosemary and palmarosa essential oils in. I keep it in a mini screw top jar in the fridge and use it after dampening the ends of my hair, or smoothing down shred after braiding. Smells divine.
    That sounds fabulous, Feral! I've never tried babassu oil. I'm going to do some research!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neoma View Post
    That sounds fabulous, Feral! I've never tried babassu oil. I'm going to do some research!
    Babassu oil is amazing.. it penetrates the hair like coconut oil, but for me it doesn’t leave it feeling product-y which coconut did. Gives a lovely softness and shine. For my jar quantities it was approx 2 teaspoons each of babassu and shea butter. I melted them in the jar using the microwave on low setting, then added 2 drops each of rosemary and palmarosa and stirred with a cocktail stick. Allow to cool before putting lid on and storing in fridge.
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    Currently I'm using Oyin Whipped Pudding on wet hair after each wash. It's not my favorite smell, but it works fine and the scent dissipates quickly. I used to make my own hair butter (4:3:1 cocoa butter:almond oil:jojoba oil by weight), but it doesn't last as well as the Whipped Pudding due to lack of preservatives.

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    Oooh, I like this thread already! I love love love Panacea as well but can't afford it right now I purchased some babassu oil a few weeks ago and I really like it. Works better for me than coconut oil and it sinks right in. Maybe I want to make a recipe with so I will keep an eye on this threar to gather more inspiration!

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    My hair loves Babassu oil.

    I have a self made hair salve, that works very well for me. It's mostly Cocoa and Shea butter, but I think there's some Babassu and Coconut oil too, and possibly even something else, and Mandarin and Orange EO.
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