We’re back with anoth­er com­pi­la­tion piece! Last week four BGLH writ­ers shared how they went from TWA to back length. Now we’re talk­ing about oils and but­ters! Over the next two weeks our writ­ers will share how they incor­po­rate oils and but­ters into their reg­i­men. Be sure to read our first post from Geniece and sec­ond post from Chin­we. Next up is Tori.


At the begin­ning of my hair jour­ney, I tried my hard­est to only use prod­ucts that con­tained all nat­ur­al ingre­di­ents. I want­ed every­thing that touched my hair to be as nat­ur­al as pos­si­ble. How­ev­er, when the real­i­ty of the cost of an all-nat­ur­al hair reg­i­men set in, I knew I had to be more real­is­tic for my bud­get. So, to cut down on cost, I began incor­po­rat­ing oth­er prod­ucts that were not so nat­ur­al, but still pro­vid­ed me with good results. How­ev­er, in the process of adjust­ing my reg­i­men, there were some ingre­di­ents that I knew I could not skimp on. These were the must have nat­ur­al ingre­di­ents that I kept in my reg­i­men:

Shea But­ter

My type 4 hair loves thick but­ters and cream. So I found that shea but­ter was one of the most ben­e­fi­cial but­ters for my hair. Shea but­ter is usu­al­ly found in a lot of the nat­ur­al hair prod­ucts that work best for my hair. I also make my own whipped shea but­ter mix­ture with nat­ur­al oils added.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil is light yet refresh­ing for my hair. Its mois­tur­iz­ing prop­er­ties and abil­i­ty to pen­e­trate the hair shaft is what I love most about it. I apply it to my hair by itself as a sealant or I add it to my dif­fer­ent hair mix­tures. I also use this oil on my skin as a make up remover.


Cas­tor Oil

Cas­tor oil is thick and the smell may not always be pleas­ant, but my hair loves it. I use it for hot oil treat­ments or I add it to my deep con­di­tion­er mix­tures or shea but­ter mix­ture.

Essen­tial Oils

Essen­tial oils are great for pro­mot­ing healthy scalp and hair growth. I often add these to my deep con­di­tion­er mix­tures, my whipped shea but­ter, or any oth­er home­made mixture/concoction. Some of my favorite essen­tial oils are Rose­mary, Laven­der, Tea tree, and Ylang Ylang.


Ladies, how do you use oils and but­ters in your reg­i­men?

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9 Comments on "4 Oils and Butters That Are Essential to My Waist Length 4B Hair Regimen"

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My gosh, You and your hair, your skin..so radi­ant! Thanks for the share


Maybe you could try manip­u­lat­ing it even less and do pro­tec­tive styles for a while and see if that helps.

I can’t get my hair to retain length past bra strap. I’d real­ly like to get to waist length or hip length but I’m start­ing to think it will nev­er hap­pen because I’ve been bra strap length for sev­en months now. No progress. I’m not going to cry the blues too much because I know there are nat­u­rals who haven’t got­ten past neck length and arm pit length. My hair hasn’t got­ten short­er, either but I’d like to see the nee­dle move. I have frag­ile, medi­um-den­si­ty 4a low poros­i­ty, pro­tein-sen­si­tive hair. My ends break off when I han­dle my hair in… Read more »

How do you deter­mine Wether your hair is 4b 4c etc? I don’t get it


You can Google black hair types or go to Curly­Mart and it will break down how to fig­ure out you curl type

Tiffany Forevapimd Duckworth
Tiffany Forevapimd Duckworth

I don’t know what kind hair I have I need help


Chi­ca boni­ta.


My hair LOVE shea but­ter as well .. I use it as my dai­ly sealant as I moisturI’ve morn­ing & night. Tea Tree oils is my nat­ur­al rem­e­dy for eczema flares & irri­ta­tion in the scalp. Pep­per­mint oil helps pro­mote stim­u­la­tion .. Cas­tor, olive, grape­seed oils are in my hot oil treat­ments … my hair loves it all lol


Tori, you and your hair are and will always be amaz­ing