Cupuacu contains unique polyphenols, powerful antioxidant phytonutrients, call theograndins in addition to nine other powerful antioxidants like vitamins A and C. This incredible superfood is also filled with Essential Fatty Acids, amino acids, phosphorus, fiber and vitamins B1, B2, and B3 (niacin).
Cupuacu comes from a tree that grows in the Amazon rainforest in South America. The tree is similar to the cocoa tree, and its seeds are sometimes used in the production of white chocolate. Cupuacu butter for hair is derived by pressing the seeds of the tree.
- Cupuacu butter is a highly moisturizing emollient butter, which absorbs water, making it an ideal butter for sealing in moisture in hair.
- It can be used in a DIY butter blend to help stabilize shelf life and consistency.
- It moisturizes and nourishes dry and brittle hair.
- The butter contains various essential fatty acids, which helps promote hair elasticity and durability.
- It’s a lighter butter than Shea butter so if your hair feels weighed down by Shea butter, Cupuacu butter is a suitable alternative.
Cupuacu butter forms a protective barrier against harsh UV rays. If you spend a lot of time in the sun daily, this is a great butter to include in your regimen.