The Benefits Of Mango Butter For Your Hair

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Mango butter is a sweet smelling soft butter extracted from kernels of the mango. The mango originates from southern Asia and can be found in warmer tropical climates such as Burma and India. Indigenous people of the rainforest have been reaping the hair and skin care benefits of this magnificent fruit for many centuries.

Mango butter contains natural emollient qualities that help keep the skin moisturized, therefore when applied to the scalp it restores and maintains the moisture and promotes cell regeneration.  This all contributes to a healthy scalp that in turn results in healthy hair growth.  Mango butter possesses similar qualities to cocoa butter and Shea butter in the way of consistency and benefits, however it contains higher levels of fatty acid making it a more intensive moisturizer.  Lack of moisture in the hair can result in weak, brittle hair and in turn leads to breakage and ultimately hair loss.

Mango butter contains high levels of antioxidants and beneficial vitamins A, C, and E.   Just 1 cup of mango can provide you with 80% of your daily vitamin C intake and 25% of vitamin A. It has been proven that vitamins A and C have a direct influence on hair growth making this ingredient a very important contributor to healthy hair. This natural butter also helps shield against harmful UV rays protecting both the hair and scalp from potential sun damage, making it an extremely effective sunscreen for the hair.

Mango butter is a great way to maintain moisture in the hair and keeping it well nourished, as well as providing it with the beneficial vitamins and nutrients it needs to look and feel healthy.

Further Reading: Top 3 Homemade Hair Moisturizer Treatments

Try out these mango butter hair treatments and judge for yourself.

Mango Butter Hair Treatment Recipe

Apply this treatment once a week for optimum results for luxurious soft, healthy hair.

  • 1 cup macadamia nut oil
  • 1 cup sunflower seed oil
  • 1/4 cup hemp seed oil
  • 1/8 cup avocado oil
  • 1/8 cup jojoba oil
  • 2 tablespoons vitamin E oil
  • 1/8 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/8 cup avocado butter
  • 1/8 cup mango butter
Not interested in making your own mango butter hair treatment? Then try this ready-made Mango Butter Shampoo for Dry and Damaged Hair.
Place ingredients into a double boiler until melted then pour into a jar


Heat treatment slowly over a bowl of water for approximately 10 minutes until warm

Massage gently into the hair and scalp and leave in for 15-20 minutes

Shampoo as normal (preferably using one of these natural shampoos), you may need to repeat this step twice

Mango Shea Butter Pre-Shampoo Treatment

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon mango butter
Add water to a double boiler and heat until it reaches boiling point

Add Shea butter, olive oil, mango butter, and honey.  Stir continuously until melted and completely combined

Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool

Apply mixture to hair and scalp, cover with a shower cap and leave in for 30-45 minutes

Rinse out thoroughly, shampoo and condition as normal.

If you’d like to take advantage of the incredible benefits of mango butter for your hair, then you can buy some raw mango butter here, or you can buy a ready made mango butter shampoo.

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