Hair and body butters are deeply moisturizing creams with a thick consistency that is made from a butter base such as shea, mango, or cocoa butter. These thick ingredients provide ample moisture to the skin and hair, especially during the winter months. As for curly  hair, butters are good because they provide the much needed moisture that we lack. Often these butters are combined with other rich oils such as jojoba or rosemary for added benefit.   

Good hair butter contains natural ingredients, is not overly processed, and is void of mineral oils. The more natural, the better. After all, you want all of the vitamins and nutrients you can get from these products without diluting their potency. That being said, here are the top five butter companies.

Belle Butters

Belle Butters is great because they use natural ingredients and appear to be vegan for the most part. They offer everything from hair butters to body butters, fragrance, and specialty items for those with dry or oily skin. They also have products for locs and everyday beauty items like lip balm.

Pictured: Belle Butters Whipped Shea Butter, Double Agent Butter, Mango Moisture Butter and Shea and Matcha Green Tea Butter

Whipped Goods

I like that Whipped Goods has thorough product descriptions. They fully explain all of the benefits and the ingredients, which are safe for wavy, curly, and coily hair. If you are looking for skin products you can shop for by skin type (i.e. oily, dry, normal, or combination), then this is fantastic. They offer hair butter as well as body and beauty products, like a natural make up remover! If you are looking to support small businesses and make the shift to natural ingredients, then check out Whipped Goods.

SheaMoisture and Nubian Heritage

What I like about these products is that even though they are major brands, they do not contain mineral oil or any of those other icky ingredients we like to avoid. All of their products are formulated with shea butter. I recommend the SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Kids Curling Butter Cream and Nubian Heritage Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Repair and Extend Hair Butter. With SheaMoisture you can select from the Frankincense and Myrrh and Coconut and Hibiscus scents. If you want your skin to be as moisturized as your curls, there are also a variety of body butters available from Nubian Heritage.

Carol’s Daughter

Carol’s Daughters hair butters have been good to me. My hair likes them and I hope yours does too. Like SheaMoisture, they are a major brand that excludes bad ingredients and their butters are ultra moisturizing. Their butters consistof Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter, Carol's Daughter Loc Butter, and Carol's Daughter Marguerite’s Magic as well as other creamy hair concoctions.

As I Am

I happen to love As I Am. I feel confident applying their ingredients in my hair and they work well for my hair type. They offer both the As I Am DoubleButter Cream, which is great for ultra dry hair, and the As I Am CocoShea Whip, which is ideal for everyday moisturizing needs.

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