10 Homemade Hair Conditioners Using Ingredients From Your Kitchen March 31, 2017

Dry hair can be anybody’s worst nightmare. Not only is it more prone to damage, but it makes your hair look dull and frizzy. The only way to keep the dryness away is to pamper your hair with conditioning treatments which help seal moisture in. However, deep conditioning treatments can be too expensive to get done on a regular basis. So I’ve put together a list of 10 homemade conditioning treatments that will help keep your hair healthy and hydrated.

Homemade Hair Conditioners

1. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Honey And Olive Oil

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You Will Need
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Shower Cap
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. In a bowl, combine the honey and olive oil until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Divide your hair into four sections and start applying the mixture to it.
  3. Once your hair is fully covered in the honey-oil mixture, cover it with a shower cap.
  4. Leave the mask in for about 30 minutes and then proceed to wash your hair.
  5. Rinse the mask out with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and finish with regular conditioner.
How Often?

Once a week, or twice a month.

Why This Works?

Olive oil is a natural conditioner which helps hydrate and nourish your hair while honey helps seal the moisture in your hair shaft.

2. Homemade Conditioner With Olive Oil And Egg

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You Will Need
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Water
Processing Time

1-2 hours

Process
  1. In a bowl, combine the olive oil and egg yolks until you get a smooth mixture. To this, add a little bit of water to make it easier to apply.
  2. Divide your hair into four sections and start applying the mixture to it. Optionally, you can work the mixture down from the mid-lengths of your hair or apply it to just the ends.
  3. Once your hair is fully covered in the egg-oil mixture, cover it with a shower cap.
  4. Leave the mask in for a couple of hours and then proceed to wash your hair.
  5. Rinse the mask out with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and finish with regular conditioner. Remember to use cool water while you wash your hair to keep the egg from ‘cooking.’
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

The yolk of an egg can be extremely hydrating it also contains fats that form a protective layer over your hair shaft, making it smooth and manageable.

3. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Coconut Oil

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You Will Need
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Hot Towel
Processing Time

45 minutes

Process
  1. Heat the coconut oil for a couple of seconds until it is slightly warm.
  2. Start massaging this oil into your scalp and work it down to the tips of your hair.
  3. Ensure to focus on the tips as these parts need most conditioning.
  4. Once your hair and scalp are fully covered, wrap your hair with a hot towel and wait for 45 minutes.
  5. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Finish with conditioner.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Coconut oil is an excellent hair conditioner that works wonders for your hair with extended use. It has penetrative properties and fatty acids that help deeply nourish and condition your hair.

4. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Shea Butter

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You Will Need
  • 1 tbsp Shea Butter
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Argan Oil
  • 2-3 drops of an Essential Oil of your choice (Optional)
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. Warm the coconut oil and shea butter together until you get a melted mixture.
  2. To this, add the argan oil and whip all the ingredients until they are well combined.
  3. Optionally, you can add a couple of drops of an essential oil of your choice.
  4. Start applying the mixture to your hair, working it into the roots and down to the tips of your hair.
  5. Once your hair is fully covered, let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes.
  6.  Proceed to wash your hair with cool water and mild sulfate-free shampoo. Finish with conditioner.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Shea butter is an abundant source of fatty acids and oils which help tame frizz and reduce split-ends. This shea butter hair conditioning mix keeps your hair hydrated and reduces the drying effect that shampoo can have on your hair.

5. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Baking Soda

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You Will Need
  • 1/4 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Conditioner
  • Plastic Bag
  • Hot Towel
Processing Time

1 hour

Process
  1. In a plastic bowl, mix the baking soda and hair conditioner until you get a well-combined mixture.
  2.  Start applying this to your hair. Work it down from your roots to the tips of your hair.
  3. Once your hair is fully covered in the mixture, cover it with a plastic bag. Wrap a hot towel over the plastic bag and wait for an hour.
  4. Proceed to rinse your hair with cool water.
How Often?

Once a month

Why This Works

Baking soda is an effective ingredient for removing the impurities from your hair. This mix clarifies your hair while conditioning it, leaving your hair feeling soft and moisturized.

6. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Banana

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You Will Need
  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Shower Cap
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. In a bowl, mash the banana until it is completely free of lumps.
  2. To the mashed banana, add the olive oil and honey. Mix well.
  3. Apply this mixture to your hair until it is fully covered.
  4. Proceed to cover your hair with a shower cap or a plastic bag to avoid a mess. Wait for 30 minutes.
  5.  Wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Finish with conditioner.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Banana contains vitamins B, C, and E, which work wonders for maintaining hair health. It improves hair elasticity and prevents issues like breaking and split ends. When combined with olive oil and honey, it creates the perfect conditioning mix for dry, dull hair.

7. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Guar Gum

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You Will Need
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Guar Gum
  • 1 tsp Carrier Oil (Olive, Coconut, Jojoba etc.)
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 10-20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Processing Time

5 minutes

Process
  1. Boil the water with the guar gum while stirring with a whisk. Once the mixture has boiled for about a minute, remove it from the heat.
  2. To this mixture, add the carrier oil, apple cider vinegar, and then the rosemary essential oil. Optionally, you can use a different essential oil of your choice.
  3. Pour the mixture into a container for storing. The mixture will thicken as it cools.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Finish with using the guar gum mixture in place of your regular conditioner.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

You can customize this homemade conditioner to suit your needs by altering the ingredient ratios. For a detangling solution, you can add more ACV, for a thicker solution, add more guar gum, and for extra conditioning increase the carrier oil quantity.

8. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Apple Cider Vinegar

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You Will Need
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Water
Processing Time

5 minutes

Process
  1. In a jug, dilute the apple cider vinegar with one cup of water.
  2. Set this aside and proceed to wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
  3. Condition your hair and then pour the apple cider vinegar rinse through your wet hair.
  4. Massage it into your scalp and ensure that it is evenly spread throughout your hair.
  5. It is recommended to leave the rinse in your hair, but you can proceed to finish your hair wash with a final cool water rinse.
How Often?

Once every fortnight.

Why This Works

Apple cider vinegar helps seal your hair cuticle, sealing in moisture and making your hair shiny. It also makes your hair much easier to detangle and manage.

9. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Mayonnaise And Egg

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You Will Need
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 5 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process
  1. In a bowl, whisk the eggs and mayonnaise together until you get a smooth mixture. To this, add the olive oil. Mix well.
  2. Apply the mixture to your hair from root to tip.
  3. Once your hair is fully covered, leave the mixture in for about 20 minutes.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Finish with conditioner.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Mayonnaise contains oils that deeply condition your hair while eggs are packed with proteins that provide nourishment. This pack helps make your hair silky and manageable.

10. Coconut Milk Hair Conditioner

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You Will Need
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp Shampoo
Processing Time

5 minutes

Process
  1. Take 1 tbsp coconut milk and 1 tbsp of shampoo and mix well.
  2. Use this mixture to shampoo your hair as you normally would.
  3. Proceed to condition your hair.
  4. Once you’re out of the shower, take 1/2 tablespoon of coconut milk in your palm and work this through your hair.
  5. Leave it in your hair and proceed to style.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Coconut milk is rich in Vitamins B, C, and E which help maintain hair health. It is also an excellent conditioner that will moisturize your hair without weighing it down or making it feel greasy.

With these conditioning treatments, you can say goodbye to dull and dry hair. With just a little extra care, you can restore lost luster to your hair. Have you tried any of these treatments? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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