Best butters for low porosity hair

Dealing with low porosity hair can be a little tricky especially when you do not have a tried-and-tested hair moisturizing routine. You can start by doing a simple hair porosity test to determine your hair’s porosity. This will help you when moisturizing your hair using the LOC or LCO methods. When I was dealing with very dry hair, I discovered that hair butters are great at sealing in moisture. I immediately sought to find out which were the best butters for low porosity hair.

Here are my top three picks for the best butters for low porosity hair:

  1. Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika Hydrate and Twist Butter
  2. Uncle Funky’s Daughter Extra Butter Curl Forming Creme
  3. Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter


Best butters for low porosity hair comparison table

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Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika Hydrate and Twist Butter.100% vegetarian
.Seals in moisture for days
.Perfect for natural, coily hair
Uncle Funky’s Daughter Extra Butter Curl Forming Creme.Deeply moisturizes
.Great for detangling hair
.Helps in elongating curls
Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter.Moisturizes and softens hair
.Nourishes the scalp
.Can be used for volumizing
Jane Carter Nourish & Shine Restorative Butter.Reduces scalp dryness
.Adds luster to hair
.Works well on both natural hair and relaxed hair
True by Made Beautiful Hydrating Hair Butter.Defines curl pattern
.Deeply moisturizes your hair
.A little goes a long way
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Loc & Braid Butter.Protects hair against further breakage
.Helps to promote hair growth
.Gently conditions the scalp
Camille Rose Naturals Curlaide Moisture Butter.Thoroughly moisturizes hair
.Glides through the hair effortlessly
.Perfect for people with thick hair
Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar All-Veggie Pomade.Locks in moisture
.Tames flyaways
.Great as an anti-humidity hair product

 

Best butters for low porosity hair

A good hair butter will help soften, moisturize and improve the manageability of your hair.

There is some difference between butters and creams,  including the fact that hair butters do not contain any water-based products, while creams do.

The following review looks at some of the best hair butters for low porosity hair.

 

Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika Hydrate and Twist Butter

best butters for low porosity hair

This butter is great for softening dry and thick hair.

The soy extract contained in the product enhances the hair’s ability to absorb and retain water.

Other natural ingredients contained in this product include mango butter, pure olive oil and rice bran oil.

This butter greatly helps to reduce frizz and is perfect for laying edges, thanks to one of the ingredients – plant wax.

The product is designed to help reduce the stiffness and coarseness common with low-porosity hair and can also be used on locs, braids, and twists.

It’s free from parabens, dyes, silicones, mineral oil and proteins.

For best results, rub a small amount of the butter between your palms to soften it (it melts easily in your hands) and then apply it evenly to either dry or damp hair.

You can then go ahead and twist, loc or braid your hair.

Pros

  • Leaves your hair soft and manageable
  • A little goes a long way
  • Great at taming frizz
  • Seals in moisture for days
  • Perfect for natural, coily hair
  • It’s also perfect for ladies who are transitioning
  • Provides well-defined braid outs and twist outs
  • It’s 100% vegetarian
  • Good at smoothing edges

Cons

  • If you use too much butter, it’ll make your hair greasy

 

Uncle Funky’s Daughter Extra Butter Curl Forming Creme

best butters for low porosity hair

This product is a blend of shea butter, palm kernel oil, coconut, fatty acids, sunflower oils, and vitamins.

It works best for Type 3 and Type 4 hair.

The shea butter helps to soften dry or damaged hair, while the sunflower oil acts as an emollient to thicken hair and prevent water loss.

Three ingredients – shea butter, coconut, and palm kernel oil – are instrumental in fortifying your curls.

This butter helps in moisturizing the hair strands by locking in moisture.

It also adds nourishment and radiant shine to hair strands.

Made completely free of petroleum, this whipped butter is perfect for open hair, two-strand twists, braids, cornrows, afros, as well as ponytails.

For best results, apply a generous amount of the butter through either damp or dry hair for easy combing or styling.

If your hair is quite coily, make sure you massage into well or set with a hooded dryer.

Pros

  • Great for a perfect twist out or braid out
  • Doesn’t leave your hair feeling greasy
  • It’s petroleum-free
  • Great for detangling the hair
  • Thoroughly moisturizes extremely dry hair
  • Works great on both wet and dry hair
  • Helps in elongating curls
  • Leaves your hair shinier and bouncier

Cons

  • May not last long if you have a high hair density

 

Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter

best butters for low porosity hair

This product has a rich blend of pumpkin, macadamia, organic honey, essential oils, almond base, green tea extract and aloe to help nourish low porosity hair.

The honey contained in this product transforms into a natural emollient that softens and smoothens your hair.

The aloe vera helps to promote hair growth and aid in moisture retention.

The ends of your hair will thank you because of the almond extract in the product which is quite beneficial to the tips as well as the scalp.

Whether your hair has a coily, curly and wavy texture, this butter will soften it by sealing in moisture.

The butter softens and moisturizes your hair while nourishing the scalp.

For best results, apply the butter on either wet or dry hair, and apply evenly with fingers while setting the desired style.

Pros

  • Can be used on wet or dry hair
  • Leaves your hair soft and moisturized
  • It eliminates frizz
  • Perfect for a successful and long-lasting twist out
  • It’s great at detangling
  • Great for all hair types
  • It can be used for volumizing
  • Nourishes the scalp

Cons

  • If you use a lot of it, it’ll make your hair feel heavy

 

True by Made Beautiful Hydrating Hair Butter

best butters for low porosity hair

This butter contains coconut oil, shea butter, mango, organic honey, and soybean oil.

It’s free from sulfates and parabens.

The shea butter and coconut penetrates your hair strands to provide nourishment, while the unique combination of honey and mango provides the much need moisture for low porosity hair.

For my sisters with natural hair, this butter is perfect when doing braids, braid outs, twists, twist outs or Bantu knots, braiding.

It also helps to define your curl pattern.

For best results, apply a small amount of the product into your palms of your hands, and then rub your hands together to soften it.

After you’re done, gently work the product into either dry or damp hair and then style as desired.

Pros

  • It controls frizz
  • Leaves your hair soft and bouncy
  • Deeply moisturizes your hair
  • Gives your hair maximum definition
  • A little goes a long way
  • Doesn’t leave your hair feeling greasy
  • It glides through the hair quite well

Cons

  • It contains alcohol and may dry out some people’s hair
  • If you put too much in your hair, it will leave a residue

 

Jane Carter Nourish & Shine Restorative Butter

best butters for low porosity hair

This is a perfect blend of all-natural hair butters (mango and shea butter) to deal with dry hair, as well as reduce dryness on the scalp.

It’s ideal for medium to coarse hair to make it shiny and to nourish and repair dry hair.

The product also contains pure essential oils and vitamins A, D, and E.

The butter completely melts into the mane, helping to combat dryness.

Apart from quenching thirsty hair, this product is also great at taming frizz and adding luster to the hair.

It should preferably be used as the cream (C) in the LOC method of layering products.

For best results, take a pea-sized amount of the product and rub it together until it melts in your palms.

Once you have the right consistency, apply it to dry or damp hair to seal in moisture.

Pros

  • It doesn’t leave your hair and scalp feeling greasy
  • It nourishes your hair and leaves it looking healthy
  • Perfect on both damp and dry hair
  • Can be used on dry skin to repair, soften and keep it supple
  • Made from all-natural ingredients
  • Is a great moisture sealant, leaving your hair soft
  • A little goes a long way
  • Works well on both natural hair and chemically relaxed hair
  • It eliminates frizz

Cons

  • If you use too much product, it’ll weigh down your hair

 

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Loc & Braid Butter

best butters for low porosity hair

This product is made to moisturize and soften to dry locs, twists and braids.

Its impressive combination of Jamaican black castor oil, peppermint, pure organic shea butter, vegan extracts, vitamins, and essential oils.

The peppermint leaf extract stimulates scalp circulation to help support healthy hair growth.

Another ingredient, organic shea butter, is responsible for deeply moisturizing while conditioning the hair and scalp.

The Jamaican black castor oil also promotes hair growth because it is loaded with reparative omegas.

Apple cider vinegar – also contained in this product – helps to treat a dry and irritated scalp, while at the same time restoring the natural shine to your mane.

For best results, take a pea-sized amount of the butter and rub it together until it melts in your palms.

You’ll then evenly distribute it through damp or dry hair before palm rolling locs or braiding.

Massage in between locs and braids.

Pros

  • Leaves your hair soft and shiny
  • Thoroughly moisturizes braids, locs and open hair
  • Controls frizz and flyaways
  • It helps to reduce hair breakage
  • Provides well-defined braid outs and twist outs
  • Good for over-processed hair as well
  • It’s made from all-natural ingredients
  • Helps to promote hair growth
  • Gently conditions the scalp

Cons

  • Can be too creamy for locs

 

Camille Rose Naturals Curlaide Moisture Butter

best butters for low porosity hair

I’m a big fan of Camille Rose hair products.

They just seem to understand natural hair so well and as a result, they always come up with products that totally work for this type of hair.

For instance, their Curlaide Moisture Butter helps to thoroughly moisturize both the scalp and hair strands and promote healthy hair growth.

This product is a blend of macadamia oils, organic rice milk, elm extract, jojoba, botanical green tea, aloe juice and lots of vitamins.

All these ingredients work together to nurture and nourish low-porosity hair.

The green tea help to reduce any inflammation on the scalp.

Aloe vera juice combined with the vitamin C contained in this product help to nourish and strengthen your mane.

Not only does this product lock in moisture and soften your hair strands, but it also has a great vanilla scent that stays on your hair the whole day.

For best results, apply the butter on dry hair for the purpose of moisturizing your ends or detangling.

You can also use it on wet hair that has been sectioned and apply with fingers.

This product is great for styling locs, twist-outs, and braids outs.

Pros

  • It thoroughly moisturizes dry, curly, coily and wavy hair
  • Leaves hair soft and shiny
  • It elongates and defines curls
  • Helps in having long-lasting twist outs and braid outs
  • It eliminates frizz
  • Perfect for people with thick hair
  • It promotes healthy hair growth
  • Can be used on both wet and dry hair
  • Glides through the hair effortlessly

Cons

  • It may be too heavy for some people with fine hair

 

Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar All-Veggie Pomade

best butters for low porosity hair

This petroleum-free hair pomade that can be used as a butter, and promises lasting sheen and an all-day glossy look for your hair.

It contains coconut cream, mango oil, castor oil, and lots of fatty acids, whose aim is to nourish your scalp and hair strands.

This product is excellent for locking in moisture, after applying water, or a water-based based moisturizer and light oil that is good for low porosity hair.

The butter does not only make your hair healthy, but it also leaves a  lovely scent after every application.

It’s available in two fragrances: a sweet burnt sugar scent and fruity sugar berries.

For best results, rub some pomade between your palms to soften it and then apply it to your hair.

You can also use it to seal the ends of braids and twists, as well as to twist locs.

Pros

  • Absorbs easily and blends in with the strands
  • Aids in moisturizing hair by locking in moisture
  • Good for laying edges
  • It’s made from natural ingredients
  • Tames flyaways
  • Adds sheen to locs
  • Keeps your ends supple
  • Leaves hair soft, shiny and manageable
  • Great as an anti-humidity hair product

Cons

  • Feels a little heavy on fine hair

 

Conclusion

Managing low porosity hair shouldn’t be a daunting task.

With a proper moisturizing routine – such as the LOC or LCO method – you can beat hair dryness and have well-moisturized and manageable hair.

Good hair butter is a must-have product for well-nourished, healthy and bouncy hair.

Butters are great for low porosity hair because they usually act as sealants that can keep moisture locked in for days.

Although hair butters do not typically have any water-based ingredient, some of the ones listed above actually do.

2 thoughts on “Best butters for low porosity hair”

  1. I have low porosity hair. But I didn’t know where to get butters and oil for my low porosity hair here in Ibadan, Oyo State of Nigeria.

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