The secret called ‘MANSHANU’

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Hey hair lovers,
I have finally gotten around to posting here. Please, bear with me and my bad habit of not posting regularly. Better late than never, eh?


Today, I introduce to you something that has been in existence since time immemorial. My mother always swears by it because when I was way younger I was hairless. She always says it is the reason why I have this fast growing and awesome hair. I always thought she was exaggerating (she actually was. I have cut my hair plenty times since when she used it for me) and so I assigned no importance to it. That is until I saw watched the miracle it performed. My younger sister’s hair has always been the definition of ‘rat chop’. My mom got her some manshanu and within months, her edges as well as her entire head was full of hair! The hair had weight and was actually long. I also watched as the oil helped a lady grow all her hair back after all her hair fell off as a result of chemotherapy treatments. I decided not to carry last and so I joined the movement.

Manshanu means ‘Cow butter’ in fulani language. It is a type of clarified butter and is also called ‘Ghee’ by the abroad people. It is simply milk fat that has been separated from the milk of cows. The Manshanu is excellent for hair growth as well as for the skin. It is also used to cook and people say the meals taste nice. I haven’t tried that yet though. I am sure that everyone envies the awesomeness of the hair of Fulani women; we have now discovered their trade secret. Apart from the Fulani women, other African countries know the potency of this product and use it well.


I recently found out that manshanu has more uses than the oil. It is also an awesome deep conditioner in its solid state and it can be used to prepoo in both states! It has a weird smell when it is not exactly very fresh; like congealed milk. When it is fresh, it just smells like milk. I always knew about the oil so when I buy it, I turn the fat to oil and use to rub on my hair on it’s own or I mix with shea butter and apply. I also have manshanu in my spray bottle and I use it to massage my scalp; this helps a lot in managing my extremely dry scalp.

I read a couple of reviews and thought to share so I won’t have to write things that have already been properly addressed (Yes, I am lazy). You can read up Review 1 and Review 2 to learn more.

If you have used maishanu, please, let’s read your review too. Kindly drop a comment.

NOTE: When using manshanu to prepoo or deep condition, use it in moderate amounts because washing it out can be a chore. It is also very oily so you might not need to add any other oils to it. If you are using it in it’s oily state, then you can mix it. Also, because the smell can be off when it becomes stale, I advice it to be used in its oily state (I usually remove all the milk so even when it congeals, it doesn’t smell bad), except if you want to use it as a deep conditioner. It should always be refrigerated when it is still in its solid state.

The best part of this gist is that I have done all the hard work of sourcing for this awesome stuff! If you want to get the oil or the raw maishanu for shingeli money, please holla on whatsapp 08184204227 or just drop a comment.


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Patrick Jennifer

My name is Patrick Jennifer............ Talkative extraordinaire (aspiring OAP), Professional 'carer', Wanna-be writer, and I am sweetness personified.

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  1. sylvia washington October 11, 2016 at 5:07 pm -  Reply

    i want to buy some manshanu now !!

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