5 WAYS TO USE HAIR BUTTERS IN YOUR REGIMEN
The last blog post (read here) talks about some of the benefits of butters in hair care. Now today we will suggest 5 great ways you can incorporate these nourishing butters into your hair regimen.
Probably one of the main uses of butters is a sealant for moisture. They are particularly beneficial for those with dry hair as they work well at preventing moisture loss. Apply the butter after using your daily moisturiser as you would with a regular sealant or oil. It is important when using butters that they are used as and when needed because they can weigh down the hair, especially for those with fine textures.
- Styling product
Butters can act as a good styling product as they are generally thick and have a weightier feel. This can help to define your curls and texture when styling your hair. For added definition, it is also a good idea to add a styling gel to the butter for extra hold and shape.
- Pre-shampoo treatment
Butters can be used as a pre-shampoo treatment to provide extra moisture and assist in the detangling process before shampooing and conditioning your hair. It is also a good way to retain extra moisture that is usually lost while shampooing. To do a pre-shampoo treatment with a butter apply it to dry or damp hair and leave it on for an hour or overnight before washing with a shampoo. Make sure the butter is kept at room temperature before applying it to your hair. After following this technique you will find that your hair is less dry and more moisturised than usual.
Butters are also a nice addition to your conditioner or deep conditioner as they have moisturising and emollient qualities. They also have vitamins, so by adding it to your deep conditioner it can provide extra nourishment to the hair and scalp. You can mix the butter into your conditioner or deep-conditioner before applying it onto your hair. Again, make sure the butter is soft or has been left at room temperature beforehand.
- Growth aid
Butters can stimulate the hair follicles and encourage hair to grow thick and stronger which can benefit those suffering from baldness or thinning hair. In addition to vitamins, they have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which may help remedy the underlying scalp issues hindering hair growth. To use butters for hair growth apply it regularly to the affected area 1 to 3 times a week and monitor your hair’s progress for up to three months to see if there are any improvements.