Hair Care: nourishing balm with Mango butter and Castor oil
Make a balm with mango butter and castor oil, to nourish your hair deeply, and activate their regrowth.
Mango butter, whose texture is close to shea butter’s texture, is the ideal ally to give moisture and radiance to dull and dry hair.
Types of Hair: dry hair and damaged hair
Saison: All year and more especially during winter and summer
Can be used by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers (please be careful with usage of essential oils. They are not mandatory in this recipe).
For this recipe you will need:
30g of mango butter,
20g of organic coconut oil,
10g of castor oil,
2g of vegetable glycerine
Optional: 10 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
Material needed to make your home cosmetics:
A bowl that goes to the bain-marie
A glass jar to store your hair balm. To protect your balm from the light, prefer our cosmetic container in amber glass.
Quick review of the ingredient list and their properties:
Mango butter: rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C, it helps hydrate the hair.
Castor Oil: In my opinion, castor oil is the essential oil for healthy hair. Beyond accelerating hair regrowth, it helps to strengthen them but also to increase their volume.
Coconut oil: in combination with castor oil, it will bring a creamy texture to our hair mask. Much more than a texture agent, it also has multiple virtues for the hair that is no longer to demonstrate.
We added a touch of vegetable glycerine (without palm oil) in the recipe, to bring a moisturizing effect to our balm. This has indeed moisturizing and emollient properties, that is to say, maintain the water content in the hair.
Optional Ingredient: Add a few drops of Ylang Ylang Essential Oils to restore shine and shine to dull hair.
The recipe, step by step
Melt your mango butter and coconut oil in the bowl in a bain-marie.
Once this phase melted, let it get colder in ambiant air for 5 minutes then put the preparation in the freezer a few minutes to solidify slightly.
One it’s starting to be solid, take it out of the freezer and pour the Castor oil and glycerin and mix. This will give you a smoother texture.
Pour your mixture into your glass jar and let cool.
Home Made Cosmetics good practices
It is important to sterilize all your equipments to ensure proper preservation of your products.
Wash your hands before starting and if possible, wear gloves.
Store in an amber glass jar for 3 month.
what we think about this recipe
A recipe that is impossible to fail and is perfect even for beginners of the homemade cosmetics!
We also love this recipe because it can be easily customized and adapted to the needs of your hair. For example, you can swap the essential oils: Here we used ylang-yang essential oil because it is known to bring shine to the hair, but you can also use other oils such as tea tree essential oil, lavender essential oil or essential oil of geranium to soothe the scalp. In this case, let rest 30min before your shampoo.
The cons of this cosmetic recipe:
Although it is not complicated to achieve, it requires a little patience: heating and cooling. But when you take pleasure in “cooking” your cosmetics, this is only a detail.
On very dry and damaged hair: apply your hair from root to tip, the day before your shampoo. Let stand overnight to fully benefit from the properties of your care.
Daily application: You can also apply a small amount of this balm on the tips regularly to avoid the forks.
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