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brown4lj

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This week I tried Tucuma butter for the very first time. I used it on my hair. As I have previously shared, I am a 50 year old African American woman with Type 4B kinky hair (for those who hair type). I have high porosity, fine strands with medium density. As always, I started out with freshly washed and conditioned hair. Using the LOC method (leave-in, oil, cream) I applied my leave-in conditioner first. I always give my hair about 15 minutes between each layer of product for maximum absorption. While waiting, I opened the Tucuma butter as this would be my next layer "O"- for oil. The butter is solid at room temperature but not hard. It was pliable through the stand up package. Upon opening it, the butter has a distinct scent. My description of the scent would be a mild blend of caramel and coffee. A bit smoky, too. Not at all unpleasant to me. I removed a small piece and placed it in the palm of my hand. The Tucuma butter easily melted into a lovely oil by rubbing my palms together along with the heat of my hands. The viscosity was light, IMO. Upon applying it, my hair strands loved it. It absorbed quickly, helped to define my curl pattern, provided great softness and gave my hair a really nice sheen. It did not way my hair down at all. I really like this butter. I decided to do Bantu knots/twists after applying the butter for a Bantu knot twist-out style to wear the next day. The following morning, I took down my Bantu knots/twists and styled my hair, using a little aloe vera gel- my "C"- cream- to smooth my edges for the style I desired. My hair remained soft to the touch overnight and during styling. I had minimal frizz and great shine the entire day. By evening, my hair still felt very soft. I'm overall impressed with the Tucuma butter. I will incorporate it in my routine hair regimen for sure. I used it on my skin as well for which I will submit a review. Pics provided.

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Love the pictures and have to say, last week I went to a restaurant on the water and since it was super windy I put some Tucuma butter on my hair, probably more than I should, but I wanted it a bit greasy.
When I got to the place I am talking to a little girl who is petting my dog and she puts her face close to my hair and says: "you smell like dessert". It took me a couple of seconds to get it since I am so used to the smell, then I just laughed. 

may i share your pictures and experience on FB?

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brown4lj

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Please feel free to share on FB, Chrys! Thanks for asking. [thumb]
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I'm a big fan gently melting Tucuma butter down in a hot water bath and then adding to it extra-virgin olive oil, castor oil, sesame seed oil and carrot seed essential oil. I use it for oil rinsing in between shampoo and conditioning and it helps me retain more moisture from wash day, keeping my hair hydrated for longer, and it imparts such shine and definition, it's amazing. And the way you describe the smell, brown4lj, was perfect. That's exactly it. When you've been using something like Shea butter, which smells like cigarettes in an ashtray, the smell of some of these butters, is such a relief. I kinda love the way it smells.
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