We love Mango Butter, it's lighter and creamier than Shea and has excellent benefits for your hair and skin.
What Is Mango Butter?
Mango Butter is not made from the flesh of the Mango fruit, it is actually made from the large kernel inside the Mango. This kernel is packed full of great nutrients and fatty acids all of which have fantastic hair and skin benefits.
The butter is usually cold-pressed from the kernel, unlike unrefined Shea Butter the Mango Butter has a near non-existent scent and a much creamier texture. The butter is also absorbed much faster than Shea.
How Does Mango Butter Benefit My Beard?
Mango Butter has high levels of antioxidants and vitamins, which is ideal for protecting against harmful sun rays.
Abundant saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids make it great for use on hair. The emollience of the butter is helpful for natural beards because it seals and protects the strand.
Mango Butter helps protect and regenerate skin and is very healing for anyone suffering from a condition like dandruff, eczema, or psoriasis. It reduces the degeneration of skin cells and restores elasticity, creating the ideal environment for hair to grow.
Why Doesn't Everyone Use Mango Butter In Their Balms & Butters?
We're not sure, there are so many benefits to using Mango Butter in a product. Not everyone's hair is the same, and as such not everyone will benefit in the same way from a solely Shea Butter formulation. This is where Mango Butter can help, it's faster absorbing than Shea Butter, while a product that uses just Shea can be a bit heavy and sit of your hair for a long time before being absorbed, Mango Butter will be absorbed much quicker leaving your hair less greasy after applying it. So a combination of Shea and Mango Butter is the perfect partnership.
Another reason not everyone uses Mango Butter is simply... effort. Mango and Shea Butters have similar nutritional properties and some manufacturers are content with just using Shea without considering the physical benefits of Mango Butter.
At Balm House, we use Mango Butter in all of our Beard Balms and Beard Butters!