I find that whipped, creamy butters are much more effective for application on dry hair. And firmer, unwhipped shea butters that haven't been blended with water are better for sealing in moisture after you've just washed your hair. Here are products I have used and like and a few that I would like to use:
1. Leave-in conditioners
I didn't realise until recently that leave-in conditioners are just another type of moisturiser. You can apply most of them to your dry hair daily after you've spritzed your hair with water.
My two favourite leave-in conditioners are currently:
2. Darcy's Botanicals Avocado and Honey Twisting Cream
A great product. So good on my hair that I have two YouTube videos on it! Watch them:
3. Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter
This is next on my "hit list" - all the ingredients are natural and it's coming in at $14 for an 8 oz (230 ml) jar. Slightly expensive but sometimes there are sales on the product allowing you to obtain it for just $7. That said $14 isn't bad at all given it should last a long while. I would like to try the entire Beautiful Textures range.
4. Oyin Handmade Whipped Shea Butter
This is another one on the hit list. It's only $10 for 4 oz. or $16 for 8 oz. on Amazon.com. At that price it is definitely worth a try especially as Oyin consistently get rave customer reviews.
5. Palmers Coconut Oil Hair Milk, 8.5 oz
At just shy of $5 on Amazon.com this product is definitely on the cheap side for natural hair products. If you have thin hair it appears to be light so it shouldn't weigh your curls down. 8.5 ounces should last at least four months if only one person is using the bottle.
If you are in the UK and looking for moisturisers, check out this blog.
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By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
I was a natural hair blogger and mixtress living between London & Chicago from 2012 to 2017. I always thought I was 4C but some say 4B; images below - you decide! Heather xx