Product Review | Aburi Botanicals Moisturizing Hair Butter and Oil

You might remember Aburi Botanicals from a few months back, and I was supposed to review their moisturizing oil and butter mix, but had too much going on with my hair between the Fingercomber wig and crochet braids to really try the products out. In addition, the nutty (rather than fruity) smell kind of put me off, but when my best friend Keara came by my place, she asked for something to put on her hair real quick and absolutely LOVED the smell of the Aburi products. Long story short, she stole my stash and then I made her write a review!! Here’s a photo of us together so you get see what her hair looks like:

Keara and I

Keara’s Review

As I was snooping through my friend’s hair products to see what new and exciting things I might be missing from my own limited supply, I happened upon the jar of Aburi Botanicals Moisturizing Hair Butter and, when I cracked it open, I was immediately hooked by the smell. It is my personal aspiration to always smell like a southern belle who just stepped out of her glorious secret garden so the jasmine and rose infused shea butter fit right into my smell good aroma needs (see full ingredient list detailed below).

After giving the jar a few more deep whiffs, I finally actually applied the butter to my hair and I was surprised by its lightness. As someone who is quick to slick on a cream, custard or even my good old stand-by jar of Blue Magic, I am not used to a product that doesn’t offer both hold and moisture. After using the Hair Butter regularly, I have come to appreciate the fact that the product can give my hair a moisture boost yet is light enough that it won’t interfere with my style or weigh my hair down. That being said, this is definitely a touch up moisturizer. I did not see any real change when I used the product after washing or before styling my hair, however when I used it in combination with another product or I used it to add some softness and shine to a 3 day old style, it served its purpose better.

Aburi Botanicals Hair Oil

As for the Aburi Botanicals Moisturizing Hair Oil, if I thought I was hooked with the hair butter fragrance, I was in heaven with the oil. Choosing between my Hot Six Oil, Wonder 8 Oil, or the Aburi Botanicals Hair Oil (I really like combo oil products), Aburi Botanicals consistently won as my moisturizer of choice. Not only does it have a wonderful smell and ingredient list, but it is also the lightest of my combo oil mixes so, similar to with the butter, I could deal with my dry hair or scalp without killing my curls. Just as similarly to the butter, the oil was a bit too light to see any real impact on my hair when I used the product by itself after washing or before styling, but using it in combination with other products or as a light touch up product worked well.

The usefulness of the Aburi Botanicals hair product as more than a hair perfume or mid-week morning style touch up is kind of iffy, at least for my thirsty hair. However, the natural concoctions definitely stand out as being the most pleasantly fragrant of all the things in my hair cabinet.

Ingredient List

Aburi Botanicals Moisturizing Hair Butter: Shea butter, Olive Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Aloe vera leaf extract, Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Rose Wax, Jasmine Wax, Grapefruit Seed Extract

Aburi Botanicals Moisturizing Hair Oil: Grape seed oil, Castor oil, Olive oil, Coconut oil, Neem seed oil, Rosemary oil, Lavender oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Peppermint Oil

Have you tried Aburi Botanicals yet? Do you prefer fruity or nutty scents in your hair products?

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