We’ve said this before, and we’ll say it again: Not every ingredient or hair care tip is correct for everyone, all of the time, or in the same way. Many hair types can tolerate thicker oils, while others’ hair will fall flat; likewise, many hair textures drink up certain products, while others may find it not enough. Same with shea butter.
See, what makes the ingredient so appealing to many with dry, thick, or coarse hair also makes it not ideal for others. What do we mean by this? The thick, dense texture. “Since shea butter is very rich, if applied at the root on thin hair, it can leave hair appearing greasy and flat,” says Branch. “Instead, apply a small amount to just the ends to reap the moisturizing benefits without the weight.”