What butters do you like?

By butters I mean shea butter, mango butter, illipe butter, kokum butter, cocoa butter, etc.

I know most of us have tried shea butter and cocoa butter. I was reading a thread on here and some people were complaining that companies are mainly using shea butter and need to branch out.

I will admit, I stick to shea butter b/c it's the butter I know the most about. I don't know much about the others and what allergic reactions they could cause, etc.

There isn't much info about many of the other exotic butters, heck there's barely info on shea butter.

Anyway, I was just wanting to know what butters everyone has tried and if they liked them. I am trying learn about other butters and possibly experiment with a few. Particularly mango & Kokum.
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kokum makes a really good lotion. It is similar to cocoa butter in composition and hardness. I think illipe is also similar to kokum. Mango is similar to shea and cocoa butter (does not smell like mangoes btw). It's softer than cocoa butter.

Cupuacu is also another lovely one...it's my favorite

I don't know anything about allergies for these though
I too love Cupuacu butter though I use raw, plan shea butter as my "butter" most of the time. I may order Cupuacu again soon....
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Shea Butter ....nom, nom, nom

I only say that because that's the only butter i've tried for my hair.


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My number 1 is avocado butter, then mango butter, then shea butter.
kokum makes a really good lotion. It is similar to cocoa butter in composition and hardness. I think illipe is also similar to kokum. Mango is similar to shea and cocoa butter (does not smell like mangoes btw). It's softer than cocoa butter.

Cupuacu is also another lovely one...it's my favorite

I don't know anything about allergies for these though
Originally Posted by coilynapp
Have you tired them all!! Lol!

A lot of naturals like mango butter, they say it absorbs in the hair better then shea, do you have experience with this?

I think I'm going to sample mango, cupuacu, and kokum.

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@Liyah I have not tried mango butter. I've used kokum, illipe and cocoa and ofcourse cupuacu. I've also used shea. I think mango butter is softer than shea butter (I'm not sure) so maybe that's why a lot of naturals like it so
Butters i've tried:

shea - my go to butter for twisting and sealing, espically whipped shea. I even mix it with my gel to make a pudding.

Mango - slightly softer than shea but works about the same. if you have a problem with shea sitting on the sop of your hair or not absorbing, I would recommend this one.

Olive - very light, melts easily in hands. Calling it a "butter" is slightly misleading, since its really just hydrogenated olive oil. texture sort of reminds me of the old school Crisco. LOVE this on my scalp.

Aloe - same as the olive, but is REALLY light! Good on scalp or ends. Can be a bit greasy if you over apply...I like to mix it with gel or use to to scrunch out hair that has too much hold.

hemp - same as the olive, except this CAN be slightly greasy if you use to much. I prefer it on wet hair or applied directly to my scalp.

avocado - same as olive, aloe, and hemp.

cupuacu - this is hands down my FAVORITE...but it can be kinda expensive. I like to use this for everything...twisting, sealing the ends, mixing with stylers, adding to conditioners, you name it. I try to keep some on hand always...espically in the winter months.

mumuru - Think shea butter but MUCH better. It absorbs easily, doesn't sit on the hair, and leaves good shine (a lot of people complain that shea butter leaves thier hair dull). I like to melt this and add it to conditioners (rinse out, deep, and leave in) because it instantly ups the moisture level!

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^^^ good info NCC. I use cupuacu for EVERYTHING and in EVERYTHING. I just love it
I like olive, mango, hemp, avocado, cocoa, and shea. I wanna try murumuru and cupuacu and some others whenever I find a place with cheap shipping.
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Last edited by lashon20; 03-22-2011 at 12:01 PM.
I like avocado and aloe butter and shea only if it's whipped, otherwise it sits on top of my hair. I'd like to try murumuru and mango soon.
i've used shea, mango, cupuacu, murumuru, illipe, ucuuba, tucuma, avocado, hempseed, olive, cocoa and aloe butters.

my fave butter of them all is shea butter. i use this every single day!

cupuacu butter is too heavy for my hair. very similar to cocoa butter, so i'd rather just get cocoa butter and use in a mix.

tucuma butter is nice, smells delish but acts more like an oil which my hair hates.

i really love the earthiness of ucuuba but i can get virgin palm kernel oil locally and my hair loves it.
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faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
cupuacu butter is too heavy for my hair. very similar to cocoa butter, so i'd rather just get cocoa butter and use in a mix.
Originally Posted by hippychic
but softer at room temp, yes though, similar to cocobutter in many respects
cupuacu butter is too heavy for my hair. very similar to cocoa butter, so i'd rather just get cocoa butter and use in a mix.
Originally Posted by hippychic
but softer at room temp, yes though, similar to cocobutter in many respects
Originally Posted by coilynapp
mine at room temp is hard as a brick, just like cocoa butter

where do you get yours?
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cupuacu butter is too heavy for my hair. very similar to cocoa butter, so i'd rather just get cocoa butter and use in a mix.
Originally Posted by hippychic
but softer at room temp, yes though, similar to cocobutter in many respects
Originally Posted by coilynapp
mine at room temp is hard as a brick, just like cocoa butter

where do you get yours?
Originally Posted by hippychic
I got the one I just used up from camden grey. It also could be that my room temp is warmer. But I know the cupuacu is not as brick hard and crumbly as my cocoa. I mean I have to use a knife to pry some cocoa butter out, with cupuacu all I've ever used is a spoon

but softer at room temp, yes though, similar to cocobutter in many respects
Originally Posted by coilynapp
mine at room temp is hard as a brick, just like cocoa butter

where do you get yours?
Originally Posted by hippychic
I got the one I just used up from camden grey. It also could be that my room temp is warmer. But I know the cupuacu is not as brick hard and crumbly as my cocoa. I mean I have to use a knife to pry some cocoa butter out, with cupuacu all I've ever used is a spoon
Originally Posted by coilynapp
i have to use a knife to get mine out
i got it from garden state naturals
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^^hmmmm curious....then it might be that my house is warmer. It has been winter...

They have similar melting points so they must be of (nearly) equal hardness. My conclusion is that it was just warmer in my house and warmer in the summer when I got it

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