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CarlaW

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I am an African-American woman with natural hair. My hair is mostly kinky coily (type 4B/4C). I've used Shea butter to seal in moisture for more than 4 years. It wasn't until I found Rainforest Chica that I tried other butters. This week when I shampooed my hair I mixed Murmuru, Tucuma, Bacuri, and Cupuacu butters with a little bit of the Babassu oil to seal. (Sorry there's no pic.) The next day when I separated my twists my hair was very soft and shiny! And, I found that this blend of butters is not as heavy as Shea. I mixed a small amount so I will use this again and then try a new combo. But, I would be more than happy to use this instead of Shea from here on out.

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I'm Black and Puerto Rican with coarse type 2C/3A natural hair, normal porosity, medium density and I live in a wash-n-go all year long. I mainly used coconut oil before discovering Rainforest Chica's butters. Now, I use Bacuri butter mixed with coconut oil, safflower oil and essential oils for dry hair, like carrot seed oil, lavender, geranium, Ylang Ylang, myrrh, sandalwood and/or chamomile as my pre poo. I throw a plastic processing cap and satin bonnet over that and leave the mix in overnight before shampooing. Works beautifully. I add Bacuri butter to my henna gloss treatments after dye release to keep them from being excessively drying. I rub Murumuru butter in my hands and apply it to my dry hair in medium-sized sections to smooth the hair and keep my wash-n-go looking good for days. I can layer Murumuru butter with Cupuacu butter (this butter smells like chocolate...it's amazing!) on about day 3 or 4 of my wash-n-go because cupuacu absorbs water (I leave my hair uncovered while showering so that the steam rehydrates my hair daily) and it will keep my hair looking fresh and moisturized for as long as I like.

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What is your favorite essential oil for bacuri mixes?

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I'm Black and Puerto Rican with coarse type 2C/3A natural hair, normal porosity, medium density and I live in a wash-n-go all year long. I mainly used coconut oil before discovering Rainforest Chica's butters. Now, I use Bacuri butter mixed with coconut oil, safflower oil and essential oils for dry hair, like carrot seed oil, lavender, geranium, Ylang Ylang, myrrh, sandalwood and/or chamomile as my pre poo. I throw a plastic processing cap and satin bonnet over that and leave the mix in overnight before shampooing. Works beautifully. I add Bacuri butter to my henna gloss treatments after dye release to keep them from being excessively drying. I rub Murumuru butter in my hands and apply it to my dry hair in medium-sized sections to smooth the hair and keep my wash-n-go looking good for days. I can layer Murumuru butter with Cupuacu butter (this butter smells like chocolate...it's amazing!) on about day 3 or 4 of my wash-n-go because cupuacu absorbs water (I leave my hair uncovered while showering so that the steam rehydrates my hair daily) and it will keep my hair looking fresh and moisturized for as long as I like.

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What is your favorite essential oil for bacuri mixes?



Chrys, I find the smell of bacuri butter dissipates fairly quickly, especially out in the open, so I use all of my essential oils for enhancing the conditioning experience, not hiding the smell of Bacuri butter because I only ever use it now as a pre-Poo. I never leave the house with it on anymore. That said, currently I'm partial to patchouli, geranium, lavender, rose, ylang ylang and sandalwood for the conditioning experience. I suspect that frankincense (strengthening) and myrrh (dryness), both great for hair, could probably transform that smell into something more pleasant. And since Brazilians use that for a dessert, (right?) I'm super curious if vanilla and/or chocolate essential oil, not fragrance oil, could also push that in a direction that made it more tolerable. Maybe I'm going completely nuts but since it does such a good job of conditioning my hair, not only am I used to the smell, but I find myself looking forward to it just cause I know my hair is going to turn out great. Let me know if you try any of them and if it works for you. Thanks, Amanda
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