Have you ever tried mango butter for your hair? Mango butter is made from the natural fats inside the mango seed. It is often compared to shea butter since they’re both great moisturizers for hair and skin.
Mango butter is a little more expensive than shea butter, but it has some real advantages. It’s lighter so your hair absorbs it more quickly. It has no odor. It’s also more nutritious in some ways than shea butter and provides more protection from the sun.
Since mango butter isn’t greasy, it works well as a leave-in conditioner and styling agent for braids and twist outs. It’s good for your scalp, too and can help clear up dandruff, psoriasis, and eczema.
To make mango hair butter, melt 4 oz. of raw mango butter and mix with 3 ½ ounces of oil. You can use olive oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, or a combination. In a pinch, you can even use vegetable oil.
After you’ve combined everything, leave it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Use an electric mixer to whip it and put in airtight jars. Store in a cool, dry place.