Can You Use Body Butter On Hair?

Body butter products are one of the manufactured using a combination of carrier oils and essential butters. Carrier oils are used to hold and deliver the essential ingredients into the skin.

The difference between hair butter and body butter is the essential fats and minerals that are extracted from natural ingredients like palm, shea, cocoa, mango etc.

Each kind of butter is varying in their unique texture, rigidity, and absorbency. These ingredients are combined, sometimes with additional specialized ingredients, to formulate a body butter product. The body butter is using for hair AND skin.

Some body lotions are butter, Aloe Vera gel, and oils. These are all frequently used on the skin and hair. There are some of the following ingredients can have benefits for hair and skin:

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Wax (beeswax, candellila, carnauba)

These are creating a layer to prevent trans epidermal water loss (TEWL). They are keeping moisture locked in better for skin and hair. They are keeping the frizziest away for my oily hair and you can use body butter on hair.


A humectant and anti-inflammatory agent is beneficial for keeping skin and hair healthy. Aloe Vera gel is water-soluble so you will need a preservative if you whip it in your butter. Otherwise, you can store in the refrigerator between uses.

Use more oil in your recipe of the butter will get harder when it is cold. It is putting body butter in hair. You must be used a 60:40 or 70:30 butter to oil ratio instead of the 80:20 ratios in the recipe above.

Extracts and essential oils

Some of the best oils and extracts for skin are also beneficial for hair or scalp. Peppermint, tea tree and lavender are a few common examples. These three soothe scalp and skin irritation reducing dandruff and itch.