Shea butter is ok for me if it is in another product (like a rinse-out or leave-in conditioner). But I really liked twisting on dry hair with straight avocado butter and also Pura Body Naturals cupuacu butter. My hair did well with both when I kept my twists in for 2-3 weeks. I try to apply any kind of butter a little at a time so as not to overdo it but I do prefer lightweight/whipped ones.
4a/3c, fine strands, low porosity, medium density
Last relaxer: Jan 2010 - BC'd: 2/27/11