With cooler temperatures coming our way, many naturals are opting for heavier hair products to keep moisture in and dryness out. While many are ready to enlist the benefits of coconut oil or shea butter, everyone is not a fan. Some are even noticing their hair responding adversely to coconut oil, like natural hair guru Naptural85. The popular vlogger is a DIY maven and many naturals love the concoctions she whips up. 

Naptural85 created a hair butter very similar to her shea butter hair sealant she uses for wash and go’s, twist-outs, and various other styles, but this magical hair butter mix does not incorporate shea butter or coconut oil. This DIY mango cupuaçu butter hair cream has a full range of nutrients and vitamins that hair needs to combat dryness. Here is a list of all the ingredients and what makes them perfect for your and scalp.

Mango butter

Mango butter is extracted from the kernels of the mangos. Often used for soap making, skin care, and hair care, this sweet smelling butter is very similar to shea butter and cocoa butter. This soft butter is made of fatty acids and will help moisturize your strands while promoting cell regeneration of your scalp. It’s rich in antioxidants, vitamins A and E, contributing to a healthy scalp.

Cocoa butter

Extracted from the cocoa bean, this hard butter is hugely popular around the world for personal care and even some pharmaceuticals. This butter is great for moisturizing hair, high in vitamin E, and has those wonderful anti-aging properties. This is why many women keep it on hand to soften, moisturize, and fade hyperpigmentation.

Cupuaçu butter

This beloved soft butter comes from a super fruit in South America. Belonging to the cocoa family, cupuacu butter will nourish the hair and scalp for softness and elasticity.

Kokum butter

Derived from the Garcinia tree, this naturally white butter is easier to apply when first blended. A natural emollient with extravagant healing properties, kokum butter nourishes and against dryness. Kokum butter is a non-clogging butter that assists in cell oxidization while conditioning and strengthening the hair follicle for healthy hair growth.

Castor oil

A pale, yellow oil derived from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant, this oil has been around for many years and widely used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Castor oil is full of omega-6 fatty acids that help increase blood circulation to the scalp for increased hair growth and functions as a humectant.

Avocado oil

An oil from one of the world’s healthiest foods, avocado oil is a lightweight natural oil that is excellent for moisturizing dry, dull strands. Easily absorbs into the hair and scalp, avocado oil contains several vitamins and nutrients. It can be used as a sealant, hot oil treatment, and detangler. One of the few natural oils that penetrate the hair strands, it also stimulates blood flow, which helps in promoting hair growth.

Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera gel comes from the aloe plant leaf. The clear, jelly-like substance is a humectant that makes for a superb moisturizer for parched strands.

Jojoba oil

Extracted from Simmondsia chinensis, this is really a liquid wax ester. Jojoba oil closely resembles our natural sebum and acts as a natural skin and scalp conditioner. The clear golden liquid helps with elasticity.

Sweet almond oil

Popular in the Southeast Asia and in the Mediterranean regions, sweet almond oil is different from bitter almond oil and is exclusively from edible almonds. Excellent for skin and hair care, this valuable oil is full of vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium, zinc, antioxidants, and magnesium. A great oil for reducing breakage.

Vitamin E oil

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient found in many foods that acts as an antioxidant and boosts the body’s immune system. Vitamin E is great for promoting strong, healthy hair.

Argan oil

A lightweight beauty wonder oil, argan oil is produced from an argan nut coming from the argan tree native to Southwestern Morocco. A go-to beauty elixir from head-to-toe, argan oil is full of antioxidants, fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins. An excellent oil for softening, moisturizing, increasing elasticity, and healing damaged strands.

Rosehip seed oil

Rosehips seed oil is an amazing natural oil that has a light amber color that soaks into skin, scalp, and hair without leaving a greasy residue. A powerhouse oil that has antioxidants and promotes cell rejuvenation for the scalp.

Olive oil

A heavy, natural conditioning oil that is pressed from ripe olives used in cooking, medicines, hair, and beauty products. Used for thousands of years in hair care, olive oil is an emollient with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Another natural oil that penetrates the hair follicle, olive oil is excellent at conditioning and sealing moisture in the hair.


Read more: 7 Butters for Your Softest Hair

Will you be trying this DIY butter?