How To Make Mango Butter For Hair


How To Make Mango Butter For Hair? In this article I will discuss and describe the process for making homemade mango butter for hair. Juicing is important for hair growth and many nutritionists believe that mango juice can promote healthy and shiny hair. Do you want to make mango butter for hair yourself? It’s easy to do with Anjali here to take you step by step.

Mango Hair Butter


Heated Phase:

  • 30g Mango Butter
  • 35g Cocoa Butter
  • 20g Olive Oil
  • 15g Castor Oil

Cool Down:

  • 1g Vitamin E Oil
  • 1g Essential Oils (Optional Fragrance)


  1. Measure out your Heated Phase ingredients: Mango butter, Cocoa butter, Olive oil and Castor oil in a heat-resistant bowl.
  2. Gently melt the heated phase over low heat using a double boiler or bain-marie
  3. Once no solids remain, transfer to a flat surface and allow to cool slightly
  4. When the mixture is cool but still completely liquid, add your Cool Down ingredients: Vitamin E oil and any essential oils and mix thoroughly to ensure even distribution. (For Whipped Hair Butter drop to point 6)
  5. Pour directly into a dark-coloured or tinted glass tub-style container and leave to cool further until set
  6. Whipped Hair Butter: Place mixture in the fridge until semi-set; this can take approximately 30 minutes or so before it achieves a thick yet still viscous “trace” consistency
  7. To create a whipped texture, use an electric whisk to incorporate air into your hair butter. Place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes between whisking to allow the hair butter to firm slightly between whisking
  8. As the mixture sets and more air is incorporated, it will start to become lighter, changing to a pale cream colour
  9. Alternate between cooling and whisking until you reach your desired consistency
  10. Then store your Mango Hair Butter in a dark-coloured or tinted glass container and leave to set for 24 hours before use

What is hair butter?

Hair butters are rich, moisturising stylers made by combining natural oils and butters. They’re intensive moisturisers that excel in sealing your hair to prevent moisture loss throughout the day.

Similar to body butters, hair butters are emollients that restore lipids to hair, softening and lubricating strands making it easier to detangle and style your hair. They can have a variety of different vegetable butters and oils as their base offering unique benefits for your hair.

This hair butter recipe combines soft and nutrient-rich mango butter with firm cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is one of the few vegetable butters that is both an emollient and occlusive agent, when applied to the hair, it seals in moisture and prevents water loss.

Benefits of hair butter?

Hair butters can be applied to both hair and skin. With regular use, they improve the appearance and feel of your hair. Some benefits include:

  • Increases softness and elasticity of hair making it easier to style and manage
  • Seals moisture into your hair, providing lasting protection and preventing hair from drying out
  • Reduces the appearance of split ends and damaged hair
  • Applying to the scalp can reduce dry scalp and minimise dandruff
  • Improves the health of hair, protecting against breakage and further damage

How to use hair butter

Hair butter can be applied to both dry and damp hair, as a final styling product. It is best used in conjunction with a water-based moisturiser to ensure the maximum amount of hydration is locked into your hair.

Take a small amount of butter and rub between fingers until liquid. Apply to hair from root to tip, gently working the butter into your hair to make sure the whole shaft is covered. Once hair is lubricated, it should be easier to detangle or style.

Hair butter is a great styling product for braids, twists, buns and “wash and go”s.

Mango Butter For Hair: Benefits And How To Use

Using mango butter for the hair is known to offer an array of benefits. Regular use of mango butter can impart a lustrous shine to your hair. It is prepared by processing the mangoes to make a smooth, rich moisturizing butter. It has a lightweight and smooth texture and can easily control frizz and keep your hair healthy and strong. Read this article to know more about mango butter and how to use it for hair. Keep reading.

What Is Mango Butter?

Mango butter is derived from mango oil, a fatty substance found in the fruit’s seeds. The extracted oil is processed using special cold-pressing and steam-refinement methods to get mango butter. The butter has a mild fragrance with a creamy, non-greasy texture.

Mango butter is loaded with vitamins A, C, and E that have powerful antioxidant properties (1). It also contains other natural antioxidants like mangiferin. Its low melting point makes mango butter glide easily on the hair strands. In the following section, we deep-dive into the benefits mango butter has for your hair.

Benefits Of Mango Butter For Hair

1. May Help Seal Moisture

Mango butter may seal hair moisture and offer everlasting hydration. It smoothens the hair cuticle and also reduces frizz. A dab of whipped mango butter will keep your hair hydrated and frizz-free.

2. May Promote Hair Growth

Mango butter is rich in oleic acid (2). It may strengthen hair follicles and promote hair growth. The creamy consistency of mango butter helps it form a protective coat over your hair strands and fortifies it against breakage and split ends too.

3. May Boost Hair Volume

The emollient properties of mango butter may help boost hair volume. Its rich consistency can make your tresses feel soft and lustrous.

The benefits of mango butter warrant further research. However, you can prepare it at home and start using it. We have included a DIY recipe for mango butter in the next section.

DIY Mango Butter Cream For Healthy Hair

Learn to make your own mango butter hair cream at home with this easy DIY recipe.

You Will Need

  • 2 ounces of mango butter
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter chips
  • 1 tablespoon of avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon of almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon of argan oil
  • 1 tablespoon of rosehip oil
  • 1 ounce of aloe vera gel

How To Make

  1. Melt the mango and cocoa butters into a bowl.
  2. Let the mixture cool down.
  3. Add all the essential oils and mix well.
  4. Refrigerate until the mixture solidifies.
  5. Scoop out the butter-oil mixture into a large bowl.
  6. Add the aloe vera gel and mix using an electric blender until you get a soft, fluffy consistency.
  7. Your mango butter is now ready to use.

You can use this homemade mango butter once a week, depending on your hair requirements. In the next section, we outline how you can add it to your hair care routine.

How To Use Mango Butter For Hair

You can use mango butter once a week or regularly. You can apply it directly to your hair or mix it with other ingredients. It can even be added to your shampoo, conditioner, hot oil, or any other hair-styling product.

Unlike shea butter, mango butter is used in lesser quantities for long-lasting good hair days. You can dab your fingers into the butter and apply it to your hair strands (similar to how you apply your hair conditioner).

Let us now see how mango butter fares against other hair butters.

Mango Butter Vs. Other Popular Butters

1.  Mango Butter Vs. Shea Butter

Though of the same price range, shea butter is heavier and greasier than mango butter. Shea butter comes with a peculiar fragrance, while mango butter carries a mild smell. The ongoing use of mango butter is known to have better effects than shea butter.

2. Mango Butter Vs. Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is known to have the same moisturizing effect as mango butter. Both butters differ only in terms of their aroma. While mango butter has a mild fragrance, cocoa butter comes with a deep chocolate scent.

3. Mango Butter Vs. Avocado Butter

Avocado butter, like mango butter, is rich in antioxidants and monosaturated fats. However, avocado butter is heavier and penetrates deeper into the hair as it has smaller molecules.

Mango butter has rich antioxidant properties. It has a smooth texture and glides easily on the strands. It helps lock moisture in the hair, adds shine, and reduces frizz. In addition, the oleic acid present in mango butter strengthens the hair follicles and may boost hair growth and volume. You can apply this non-greasy butter directly to your hair or mix it with a few other ingredients and products like your shampoo and conditioner. Moreover, it is a better alternative to shea butter due to its light texture and mild fragrance. So, use mango butter on your hair once a week and see the results for yourself. Consult a doctor in case of any adverse effects.

Key Takeaways

  • Mango butter has several benefits like promoting hair growth, moisturizing your hair, and improving hair volume.
  • This excellent hair care solution has good antioxidant properties and a low melting point.
  • You can apply it to your hair directly or mix it with other ingredients.

How To Use Mango Butter for Hair Health and Shine

Raw Mango Butter -- 8 oz

Along with my handy-dandy shea butter, I’ve come across yet another natural product to add to the team: 100% All Natural Mango Butter. Now, I’ve always seen this butter listed as an ingredient in hair care products, but never had I seen it in its natural form until recently.

I’ll be completely honest. When I purchased it, I had no idea of exactly how to use it. I was completely lost and decided to do some research before I turned myself into a chemistry lab. Here’s what I found:

1. Mango butter is extracted from the kernels of the mango

2. Mango butter is an emollient and moisturizer and has a high content of fatty acids (this helps keep your skin moisturized and promotes cell regeneration)

3. It contains vitamins A, C, D, E, and group B vitamins: folic acid, calcium, iron, and magnesium (vitamins A, C, and E are known to be beneficial to hair)

4. It protects the skin from UV rays (this is also a great component for your hair to help decrease chances any possible sun damage)

5. It can hydrate the skin and hair for a long period of time (it can help balance the moisture in your hair for an even longer period of time)

I was completely impressed! I knew that mango butter had to be good for you, but honey, I didn’t know it was working with all that! I swear my mind was on overload thinking of all the ways I could use this for my hair AND skin. I didn’t know if I wanted to mix it, melt it, rub it or pour it…I was all over the place!

Eventually, I decided that I would try it as a pre-poo/hot oil treatment…and in turn, I got my life! The process was really quick and easy. Below are the steps I took to create an amazing treatment:

  • I put some of the butter in another container to prepare it for melting. I then boiled some water, removed the pot from the stove and placed the container in the pot. (I removed the pot from the stove to ensure that the oil wouldn’t over heat). The butter melted pretty easily, I just stirred it a little bit and in a matter of minutes it had the consistency of melted coconut oil.
  • I then poured the butter into an applicator bottle to make the application process easier and less messy.
  • I first applied the butter directly to my scalp and massaged it in. I was really trying to reap the benefits of its moisturizing and cell regeneration attributes! I did this for about 3-5 minutes.
  • I then applied the butter down the length of my hair. I made sure to saturate the hair. Oh and I never used a hair tool. I just used my hands to get it all through the strands (and THAT just rhymed, baby I’ve got BARS…any who…)
  • I placed a plastic cap over my head and let the butter marinate. I planned on letting it sit for 30 minutes but I got sidetracked watching “Orange Is the New Black”…that show is everything, but I digress…
  • After I let it sit, I proceeded to shampoo my hair as I normally do. My hair was VERY manageable in the shower and it didn’t feel as stripped as it usually does. (I prefer sulfate shampoos over non-sulfate by the way)
  • Once my hair was clean, it was time for me to deep condition. One thing I will say, my hair did have a shine to it with no product and my curls weren’t frizzy or anything! It looked really moisturized so I was quite pleased. I knew then that the mango butter had done its magic.

To make a long story short, I ended up styling my hair as usual. My hair’s manageability, softness and sheen were ON POINT! I didn’t have to add any more moisture for about 3 days (compared to my normal 2). That’s not a significant amount of time; however it did last longer as the property list suggested.

Here’s my hair after it was all said and done! Oh and this was a twist out…

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