Esperanza’s Hair Butter recipe sounds delightful! Nowadays I look to unrefined Shea for my curls, but I’ve also used the following with great success:


Oyin’s Burnt Sugar Pomade
(great hold, excellent ‘sealer’, loads of shine)

Jane Carter’s Nourish and Shine (love, love, love the fragrance, great ‘sealer’)

Blended Beauty’s Happy Nappy Styles (intense moisture and shine, a little hold, great definition which results in shrinkage)

Curls Whipped Cream (thick and rich, weighs curls down to reduce shrinkage, some hold, adds softness and lots of moisture, smells like vanilla!)

A popular homemade butter is unrefined Shea (melted slightly) whipped with Coconut Oil or Olive Oil. When it solidifies, it’s much softer than 100% shea which makes for a smoother consistency and easier application.

Does your routine include a Butter? If so, do you purchase one, or do you mix it yourself?

Also, if you’re a mixtress, what’s in it?!