The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter Review

Posted on Oct 21 2012 - 7:41pm by poonam

The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter Review

Off late, I have been getting lazy to oil my hair. Actually, In such hot and humid summers when they are soaked in sweat most of the time, I can’t even think of applying oil to my hair. So, I have started facing the rough, dry hair issue after skipping oiling for weeks.

Due to oily scalp, I have been staying far-far away from hair butter or anything that sounds greasy or oily to my scalp but my irregular oiling routine left my hair dead and made me to give Hair masks or hair butters a try. So, I started looking for a deep nourishment mask that can take care of the moisturization needs of my dull and dry hair and at the same time should not weigh them down or make my scalp oily or greasy. After scrutinizing through various options available like Matrix, Loreal, Wella and other chemical based masks, I was attracted towards the The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter which is an herbal solution for hair roughness and also claims to be free from harmful chemicals.


Product Claims: Create soft, glossy and tangle-free hair using a luxuriously rich and intensive deep-conditioning treatment without silicones, sulphates, parabens or colorants. With pracaxi oil, manketti nut oil and Community Trade honey and olive oil.

  • Best for: dry and damaged hair
  • How it works: Organic Community Trade honey moisturizes and conditions skin. Community Trade organic olive oil helps to condition hair.

Direction for Use:- After shampooing, smooth 1-2 hazelnut-sized amounts onto palms and work through damp hair. Leave for at least five minutes. Massage with some warm water, then rinse thoroughly. For best results use after washing with Rainforest Moisture Shampoo.

  • Use weekly or as required.

Ingredients:- Water (Solvent/Diluent), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate (Antistatic Agent), Fragrance (Fragrance), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Glycerin (Humectant), Cetyl Esters (Emollient), Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzoic Acid (Preservative), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Salicylic Acid (Preservative/Hair Conditioner), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin Conditioning Agent), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Sunscreen), Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).


Price:- Rs.420 for 50ml /Rs725 for 200ml

Shelf Life:- 2 years from the Mfg date.


My experience with The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter :-

The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter has white thick cream like texture just like any other body butter from The Body Shop. The hair butter has an overwhelming but exotic herbal fragrance. I enjoy the natural, fresh and the lovely fragrance which lingers on for a while and my hair smells good for long.


Whenever I use this butter, I make it a point to not to oil my hair before hairwash and prefer to skip on my regular conditioner, to see its actual effect on my hair. As I have an oily scalp, I don’t apply it directly to the hair roots or scalp but to the hair strands and rough ends.


I scooped out only a tiny amount of the butter and spread it between my palms and then applied evenly along the length of my just washed towel-dried hair. Left the mask on my head for 10-15 min opposed to 5 min as directed for better moisturisation and then rinsed-off with normal water just like a conditioner. The butter gets rinsed of quickly without leaving any residue but healthy and shinier hair behind. The hair butter deeply conditioned my dry hair strands and provided the required nourishment. My unruly hair got tamed and became soft and manageable. The hair butter put a tab on flyways and frizz and made my hair feel like feather, utterly soft and smooth.





Pros of The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter:-

  1. Soft butter like texture which melts quickly into the hair
  2. Amazing herbal smell
  3. Free from all the harmful chemicals like Parabens, Silicons and Colorants
  4. Only a coin sized amount is sufficient for my shoulder length hair but people with long hair can run out of the tub pretty quickly
  5. Washes off easily leaving no traces behind
  6. Moisturizes my dry hair well and made them smooth and shiny
  7. Hair felt super soft just like silk..
  8. I was all the more happy to see that it doesn’t made my scalp oily or weighed down my hair till the 3rd day of hair-wash which was above my expectation
  9. It smoothens the frizz and detangles them easily which helps in reducing the hairfall due to breakage

Cons of  The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter:-

  1. Expensive for the small tube but the bigger packaging will come at a decent price as it will have a huge amount of butter which will last you months as only small amount is required for single application. After finishing up this small tub I may go for the bigger one.
  2. Comes in a Tub like packaging which is prone to contamination so would suggest to use a scoop or use clean hands to get the butter from the tub.
  3. The packaging also doesn’t come with a top lid to secure the mask to the tub and keep it away from the cap. If you won’t keep the tub straight it is going to create a mess around the cap.
  4. Use only moderate amount of the butter else you will end up with oily and greasy hair.
  5. It doesn’t weighed my hair down but it also didn’t add any volume to them

Recommendation:- In one word The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter is just awesome. It has worked out well on my hair and I love the softness and smoothness that it added to my hair. It has moisturized my hair well and pumped life to my rough and dry hair. I love its exotic fragrance. Overall, it is an wonderful product and if you don’t mind the price would highly recommend the product to dry, dull and frizzy hair.

I am yet to try my hands on the shampoos from this range but to be true I am finding it difficult to choose one between the different variants available.


Rating:- 4/5

Have you tried The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter? Do you prefer silicone free hair mask?


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