Although I live in southern California, I look forward to the cooler fall and winter months. I like the feel of soft, cozy sweaters and wearing ‘fashion’ boots. I refer to them as ‘fashion’ boots because it really doesn’t get cold enough to warrant cold weather boots. Hey, this is Los Angeles; it’s all about style.
The downside to the chilly, crisper days and colder nights, is that my hair loses moisture. Moisture loss causes dull, dry hair and scalp. One telltale sign that the weather has gotten the best of my hair is when I hear the snap and crackle of my strands when I’m combing them or they become wiry-looking.
I refuse to let the cold weather have its way with my hair. Now is the time when I pay extra attention to my strands to keep them healthy. My go-to weapon is Violet Botanical Skincare body butter. It’s creamy, versatile, adds moisture, and shine to my naturally coily hair.
Here are five reasons why I use body butter on my hair and you should consider them, too.
- Nilotica Shea Butter has an abundance of vitamins A, E, phytosterols, and monounsaturated fatty acid, oleic acid. Shea butter smoothens the cuticle, adds shine, and seals in moisture.
- Mango seed butter, extracted from the kernels of the mango, has been used on hair for many centuries. It is rich in essential fatty acids. High quality saturated and unsaturated fats like stearic, palmitic, oleic, and linoleic acids make it an intense moisturizer. It also contains antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E. Mango butter is the perfect emollient and lubricant for your hair, especially during the dry, winter months.
- Coconut oil has been used for thousands of years for hair growth. It contains vitamins, minerals and the fatty acid, lauric acid. Lauric acid helps prevent protein loss in damaged and undamaged hair. Due to the smaller medium-chain fatty acids, coconut oil penetrates the hair faster and deeper than other oils. It also helps retain moisture and doesn’t easily evaporate. This combats dryness by keeping hair soft and moist.
- Mongongo oil is good for UV ray and environmental protection for hair. It’s mainly comprised of essential fatty acids like linoleic, oleic, palmitic, and linolenic for protection and hydration. It also contains antioxidant vitamin E. Mongongo oil revitalizes, strengthens, and detangles hair.
- Kalahari Melon Seed oil is high in the essential fatty acid, linoleic acid, which makes it very moisturizing to hair. It also contains vitamins A, B and E. Kalahari Melon Seed oil is lightweight, does not clog hair follicles or leave your strands greasy.
With these botanical ingredients, my hair will be on fleek this winter as I step out in my cozy sweaters and ‘fashion’ boots.