Butters...my new love

I've been using Runner's emollience, and when I use it after I SOTC my hair seems fuller. Not bigger...but fuller (if that makes sense).

I am not a fan of "big" hair with lots of volume. A lot of times I like the way my hair looks as the day goes on, it has settled down and looks more natural to me I guess. With the butter I am able to essentially get this look at the beginning of the day after I SOTC, but it doesn't make my hair limp later in the day or productly looking. I guess it soaks it, because I bet I could use it again at the end of the day too and it would still not look bad.

I always stayed away from trying butters because my hair gets weighed down easily and I thought it would be a disaster...I am so glad I tried it though!

Any other butters out there that you gals like?
How do you use them?

I can't wait for Runner's Mango Butter to be ready
FIA: 2b/cFii
normal porosity
I've been loving BotticelliBabe's cupuacu coconut butter. Scrunched in wet, my hair is loving it.

I use a lot too, a couple pea size blobs for not quite shoulder length hair.
"It's a wonder God suffers so many fools, what with lightening so cheap"~Mark Twain

Lady Eklecktika Fidens of Caduceus
I've been loving BotticelliBabe's cupuacu coconut butter. Scrunched in wet, my hair is loving it.

I use a lot too, a couple pea size blobs for not quite shoulder length hair.
Originally Posted by eklecktika
Me too! I use it to sotc on dry hair and it works great...I'll have to try it on wet hair, never thought of using it that way...do you use it before or after applying your products? TIA. This and Runner's are keepers for me!
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OOOH surprised Alex hasn't found this thread yet heh.

Alex introduced me to a butter called Gillian Hair Butter by Shescentit. It is super light, and for me, it seems to have just a little bit of hold. I only use a tiny bit, but it calms down fuzz and seems to keep my hair from losing its structure. I would have never thought a butter could do that. Not ALL butters do that though. So far Gillian is my fave.
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Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

OOOH surprised Alex hasn't found this thread yet heh.

Alex introduced me to a butter called Gillian Hair Butter by Shescentit. It is super light, and for me, it seems to have just a little bit of hold. I only use a tiny bit, but it calms down fuzz and seems to keep my hair from losing its structure. I would have never thought a butter could do that. Not ALL butters do that though. So far Gillian is my fave.
Originally Posted by goobernut
I want to try it! Going to search for it right now
FIA: 2b/cFii
normal porosity
Goob...what scent did you get?

I am having a hard time deciding. I'm thinking about: Coconut, Coconut Mango, Mango, Pink Lemonade, Coconut Lime...so hard!
FIA: 2b/cFii
normal porosity
Love the Gillian Butter!

We use it everyday on my daughters...just posted on the Shescentit thread on Readers Product Review board.

We've used Creamsicle, Sugar Cookie, Strawberry and Vanilla Almond. ALL are wonderful

This stuff rocks! BEST. STUFF. EVER!
FIA 2c/3aFi

Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

Blog: http://thewavytales.blogspot.com/
I've been loving BotticelliBabe's cupuacu coconut butter. Scrunched in wet, my hair is loving it.

I use a lot too, a couple pea size blobs for not quite shoulder length hair.
Originally Posted by eklecktika
Me too! I use it to sotc on dry hair and it works great...I'll have to try it on wet hair, never thought of using it that way...do you use it before or after applying your products? TIA. This and Runner's are keepers for me!
Originally Posted by curlykey
It's my base layer-I've been using it under everything here lately.

Darn. Now I have to decide WHICH I'm going to order next...Runner's Emollience has been sounding awful good...and the shescentit line ALL looks awesome. Am I gonna have to get a second job to support my hair? I think so!
"It's a wonder God suffers so many fools, what with lightening so cheap"~Mark Twain

Lady Eklecktika Fidens of Caduceus
I made my own butter today from shea butter and coconut oil. I use it to seal my hair when it is wet. Melt 2/3 shea and 1/3 coconut oil. Cool and beat. These other butters look good when I run out.
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
I LOVE butters! My hair can get weighed down too, but only certain ingredients do that. And even then, they still have their place. For example, mineral oil makes my hair flat and very very little frizz. So, I like Sally's K-pac or Lustrasilk Aloe on days I'm straightening my hair. Helps to hold the straightness. I also liked oils for this.

Shea butter is my all time fav, but just recently I purchased a a different brand (yellow cake) and I did NOT like it to SOTC. It just isn't the same as the NOW brand that I prefer (white and crumbly). But, the yellow kind makes for a wonderful addition to a DT or pre-poo. So I didn't lose anything.
2aFii, low porosity, protein!
Color treated (blonde, but darned grays!)
COwash: Suave, V05, Salon Care Honey Almond
CO: GVPCB, LVNPG, GFTN, HSH Pumpkin, Aura Cherry Almond Bark
DTs: Lustrasilk SM, GVPCB
PTs: Aphogee 2-step, ION Effective Care inbetween
LIs/Stylers: Any of my COs, FSG, EcoStyler Krystal, LOOC, shea butter to SOTC

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Dark -- I just ordered my own full sizes two days ago! I got Coco Mango, Vanilla Almond, Coco lime verbena.

I can't remember what smell the sample was I got. Alex can tell you -- she's the one who got me addicted lol.
Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

Oh, and peda, I did something very similar! I was hoping to do the same with it, but I knew just the oils would be too heavy on my hair. SoooOOooo I read a bunch of articles and I decided to add aloe vera gel. It whipped up into this wonderful, wonderful fluffy stuff! However, it leaves a film on my hands, so I'm kinda afraid to try it in my hair. Its FOTE though, so tons of people use that in their hair. I should get brave and do it.

Actually, I used 2 oz shea, 1 oz aloe, 2 tbsp coco oil, 1 tsp meadowfoam oil (helps with water retention). I plan to try this again when I get the Simple Aloe jelly from Essentials. It doesn't have carbomer in it, and I'm pretty sure that's whats making it feel filmy on my hands, AND I know that my hair loves the Simple Aloe Jelly.
Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

Dark -- I just ordered my own full sizes two days ago! I got Coco Mango, Vanilla Almond, Coco lime verbena.

I can't remember what smell the sample was I got. Alex can tell you -- she's the one who got me addicted lol.
Originally Posted by goobernut
Ohhh let me know how you like the coco ones... really love coco mango myself..might have to try that one!!

And I think I sent you Creamsicle or Sugar Cookie..probably creamsicle. Since Tahia is the largest user she picks the scent. I may go order some more..love to have choices!

I also need to re order my Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream for Tia...we're 1/2 way done and I got it in November. Since it can take several weeks to get it I think I'd better order now so I have it by end of February..we cannot run out of either of these now!!!
FIA 2c/3aFi

Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

Blog: http://thewavytales.blogspot.com/
Dark -- I just ordered my own full sizes two days ago! I got Coco Mango, Vanilla Almond, Coco lime verbena.

I can't remember what smell the sample was I got. Alex can tell you -- she's the one who got me addicted lol.
Originally Posted by goobernut
I think I'll order a sample of the coco mango.

How are the shipping costs, is it worth it to buy a sample from her, or just the full tub? Her prices are very reasonable, so I may just bite the bullet and buy the full tub (I can always swap it if it doesn't work).
FIA: 2b/cFii
normal porosity
DW--
I took your advice and applied Runner's butter to wet hair (that was your suggestion, right?) my hair is still wet... so we'll see what happens.
DW--
I took your advice and applied Runner's butter to wet hair (that was your suggestion, right?) my hair is still wet... so we'll see what happens.
Originally Posted by wavy wonder
I think someone else had mentioned it, but I do want to try it. I have to wait for the weekends to experiment though...can't go to work looking like a wet dog, like when I had my KCCC mishap

How much did you use? Let me know how it turns out!
FIA: 2b/cFii
normal porosity
I can't pick a scent to get, and started looking into FO's to scent my simple aloe jelly with and thought about just getting unscented and adding my own FO to it.

Do you think this would work, or will I screw up the formulation of it?

Alex & Goob (or anyone else who has used this) - have you used this over a curl enhancer like simple aloe jelly in place of a gel?

I'm in search of something to use over my enhancers that will be soft without SOTC (really I'm just kind of sick of gels and looking for an alternative every once and a while...).
FIA: 2b/cFii
normal porosity
I have to use a GEL no matter what, so someone else will have to give some advice heh.
Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

DW--
I took your advice and applied Runner's butter to wet hair (that was your suggestion, right?) my hair is still wet... so we'll see what happens.
Originally Posted by wavy wonder
How'd the butter on wet hair work?

Is Runner's butter worth the $$$? It seems like so much for four ounces...or am I just a tightwad?

I've got to order some of that simple aloe jelly.
"It's a wonder God suffers so many fools, what with lightening so cheap"~Mark Twain

Lady Eklecktika Fidens of Caduceus
You seriously cannot mention being a tightwad while I know you use BB's smoothie condish hahaha.

(btw, don't ever take me seriously
Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

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