If you have thin/fine hair strands you might want to opt for hair oils and butters that are lighters and don't weigh your strands down.
For thick and normal hair any oil or butter is fine. In my "Adore Me" DIY whipped hair butter for thin hair I use two exotic butters cupuacu/kukui and murumuru as they are both very light. However, those are not the only light oils on the market.
Personally, I have very dry hair (& skin) so I am not a very big fan of the less greasy oils, I like some greasiness.
I HATE the smell of Macadamia, the taste, pretty much anything and everything to do with Macadamia nuts - don't know why so you will never find me using it.
Note that grapeseed oil has a very short lifespan, it can be as little as 3 months! I learnt that the hard way, I bought a huge bottle and and didn't use it for a while then when I open it it just smelt "off".
If you have shea butter just reduce its quantity in a whipped butter and add more oil to make a creamier blend which is better suited to fine strands. As for cocoa butter, it is much heavier and harder so if you have thin hair I wouldn't use more than 15% in a whipped butter and even less in other DIY products.
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Ref: SwiftCraftMonkey (Grapeseed) (Oil Guide), EatByDate (How Long Does Oil Last), GardenOfWisdom (Shelf Life Of Oils)
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