Shea Mango Hair Butter Recipe

I love me some homemade hair and skin products! I used only homemade, all natural hair products for about 7 months and my hair thrived.  It grew so long and thick and healthy.  And then, for some reason, I decided to try some store-bought stuff.  It wasn’t bad but my hair wasn’t nearly as happy as it was when I was doing my own thing.  So I switched back.  I know I’m not the only person guilty of constantly trying new things even when I have a system that works great.  I will never stray from my all-natural stuff again!

My husband is growing himself a lil ‘fro (which I really like!) and he also uses the stuff that I make.  He actually requests it! I also use it on my girls and their hair loves it too.  Here is my latest recipe which is working fabulously for all 4 of us and we all have 4 different textures and curl patterns.

Ingredients & Tools

  • 200 g shea butter, room temperature or slightly warmer, but not melted (unrefined is preferred but I used refined because that was all I had on hand)
  • 55 g mango butter, room temperature
  • 50 g coconut oil
  • 20 drops rosehip essential oil
  • 15 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil
  • medium bowl for mixing
  • electric mixer
  • container for storage


  1. Put all your ingredients in your bowl.


2. Mix with your mixer for a minute or two.  Get it nice and smooth.


3. Spoon into your container. I used a 16 ounce container and it worked perfectly.


That’s an old Talenti gelato container LOL

That’s it! It is smooth, almost lotion like. I like to spritz with my moisturizing mist first, then put this on. I also use it right after a wash, to smooth down edges, or when my hair needs it.  A little goes a long way.  Since there’s no water in it, it will keep for quite some time.  To extend its shelf life further, add a little vitamin E oil. I bet it would be good on skin too!


7 thoughts on “Shea Mango Hair Butter Recipe

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  2. Isn’t possible to make THIS WITHOUT the oils. I’ve tried most oils out the and they all just makes my hair dry. Can I
    make this work only water? Do you have any other Mango butter moisturizer recipes?

  3. Isn’t possible to make this WITHOUT the oils. I’ve tried most oils out there and they all just makes my hair dry. Can I make this work with only water? Do you have any other Mango butter moisturizer recipes?

    • You could make this without oils. You could just whip the butter but it would be kind of thick. You couldn’t make it with water unless you used an emulsifier.

  4. I currently have a lot of Mango butter and I was wondering what it would be like if I just used 255g of Mango butter instead and no Shea butter?

    • Hmm you could try but it wouldn’t be as smooth. Mango butter is quite brittle and hard at room temperature so I would imagine that it wouldn’t spread too well.

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