Murumuru butter or Murumuru Seed Butter is pressed from the reddish-orange fruits of the Astrocaryum murumuru tree which is native to Brazil and other parts of the Amazon. Murumuru and murui are the Portugese names for Astrocaryum murumuru and in Spanish the tree is called the chonta, chuchana and huicongo. The actual tree has spines or and every inch of the tree including the flowers and seeds are prickly.
This butter is rich in oleic and linoleic oils*, has a potent skin barrier repair agent and is even an intense natural sealant. With a light amber color this butter helps with moisture retention (great for naturals with high porosity hair and have a hard time holding onto moisture), adding gloss to natural hair along with chemically-treated or over-processed tresses too.
Hemp Seed Butter
Yes, Hemp is all over the news and yes, I am from Colorado so it is only fitting I discuss the benefits of Hemp Seed Butter on our tresses. Hemp Seed butter comes from the cannabis plant but from it its industrial state it is non-hallucinogenic and drug free so no worries Naturals! The benefits are vast because hemp protein contains all 21 known amino acids including 9 essentials ones adult bodies cannot even produce.
You can imagine that this powerhouse of proteins will be unmatched for benefiting our tresses and it does. You will gain stronger and healthier hair from it use and it is great for all hair types. Hemp seed butter is is rich in essential fatty acids that will nourish your skin, scalp and hair and reduce moisture loss. It will not clog your pores and it is a natural sun block.
Coffee Bean Butter
Trendy? Maybe, but when you hear just how amazing this butter is you may be jumping on the bandwagon as well. Coffee bean butter is made by roasting coffee beans, adding some vegetable oil and then cold pressing in a light hydrogenating process. The beauty market has been overloading us with skin care products with with wonder butter but they need to move over because we are capitalizing on its benefits to our tresses too.
What do we love about Coffee bean butter for our hair? Well, it has caffeine and in recent studies it has been shown that our beloved caffeine does stimulate hair follicles and in turn that stimulates hair growth.
This semi-soft, light brown colored butter (and yes it has the intoxicating aroma of coffee) is also rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants and a natural sunscreen. The plant compounds like phytosterols will promote moisture retention in your hair and skin so this is perfect for the upcoming winter.
Have you ever tried any of these butters*? Comment below!
Originally posted 2014-11-15 15:00:32.