Having a hair routine is important, you’ve got to look after your delicate locks. The colder fall and winter months can be harsh on your hair, but your hair doesn’t have to suffer. You can use these oils and butters to help add moisture to your locks to try and combat the harsh weather.
I have very long hair and have found that the colder weather can make my hair more brittle. Being proud of my hair, this really ruins my self confidence – well it did until I discovered natural oils and butters. After trying conditioner and leave in treatments, I’ve finally found what works for me! Hopefully these oils will work for you too. I’d definitely say you have to try them all a few times go find your personal fave.
1. Cupuacu Butter
Cupuacu butter is a highly moisturising emollient butter, which absorbs water, making it an ideal butter for sealing in moisture in hair – especially during the winter months. Its filled with nutrients and minerals that help strength the hair. It also has a shelf life for up to 2 years!
2. Avocado Oil
Ahh yes, avocado! It’s not only good on toast, but it’s also good on your hair too. Avocado oil is special because its one of the very few oils that penetrate the hair shaft. It’s perfect for dry, damaged, or weak hair as it’s full of vitamins and amino acids.
3. Shea Butter
Shea butter is my personal favourite, introduced to me by my boyfriend. Although it’s a heavier butter and does take a lot of rinsing out, it’s great for damaged hair. It works well when applied to wet it damp hair to lock in moisture. The heaviness of the butter helps fortify hair strands from the root to the tip, and it can also prevent your hair from getting sun damage.
4. Babassu Oil
Babassu oil is an alternative to coconut oil, so it’s gotta be good! It’s a light oil that strengthens the hair stains, but also soothes irritated or damaged scalp.
5. Olive Oil
Olive oil is filled with fatty acids, which penetrates the cortex of the hair, adding sheen and offering long lasting moisture. This is perfect to use during the winter and fall months when your hair is more brittle and prone to dryness.