Kukui oil is extracted from the nut of the Aleurites moluccana tree. It orginated from Hawaii.
Benefits of Kukui Butter to Hair:
All butters that can be used for hair have more or less the same benefits. They:
Compared to other butters kukui butter is super soft and has a very non-greasy feel.
Good Substitutes For Kukui
Rice bran oil and sesame seed oil have the same balance of oleic acid and linoleic acid so you can substitute between the three. You can also use kukui oil instead of grapeseed oil or hempseed oil because it has a longer lifespan.
- Being a light oil kukui is great in products designed for thin hair.
- Due to the high proportion of polyunsaturated fats the oil is also great for sealing hair.
- Because kukui oil/butter is easily absorbed by skin it's an awesome ingredient for dual function hair and body butters.
Apparently kukui is/was popular amongst Hawaiians who's dry hair had been overexposed to sun and was therefore sun damaged; kukui is therefore a useful input in any of my "Love Me" DIY Hair Recipes which are designed for weak, brittle and damaged hair.
Shelf Life is 12 to 18 months.
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Ref: Wayne's World, swiftcraftymonkey on kukui-nut-oil, wikipedia (Candlenut_oil), naturallythinking (Kukui Nut Butter),
gardenofwisdom.com/butters, livestrong.com (Benefits Of Kukui Nut Oil)