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10 Best Homemade Conditioners For Curly Hair

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10 Best Homemade Conditioners For Curly Hair April 19, 2018

Anyone who has curly hair will tell you that taking care of it is like taking care of a child. You have to constantly nurture it, treat it with a gentle hand, and when you don’t give it what it wants, it throws a tantrum by frizzing up. The two main issues that women with curly hair complain about is that it dries up easily and tends to get frizzy. Both of these things happen because your curls act as an obstruction for the natural oil from your scalp to travel down the length of your hair. Thus, your curly hair gets parched and gets in dire need of moisturization. While store-bought conditioners do moisturize your hair, the host of chemicals that they contain could damage your hair in the long run. The alternative? Homemade conditioners for curly hair, of course! Natural conditioners provide a range of benefits to your curly hair that you can read about below…

Benefits Of Homemade Conditioners For Curly Hair

  • Moisturize: First and foremost, treating your curly hair to a natural conditioner adds moisture to your hair and makes it look healthy and happy.
  • Prevent damage: When your hair is moisturized and nourished, it reduces the chances of developing split ends and becomes less prone to breakage.
  • Increases elasticity: Dry and brittle hair is not very elastic and breaks at the slightest bending and tension. Conditioning it makes it more elastic and strengthens it from within.
  • Adds shine: Using a natural conditioner on your curly hair helps smoothen the hair shaft which, in turn, makes it look shiny.

Now that you know all the wonderful ways that a DIY natural conditioner can benefit your curly hair, let’s look at the best ones you can try out!

10 Amazing Homemade Conditioners For Curly Hair

  1. Greek Yogurt And Coconut Milk Deep Conditioner
  2. Egg And Olive Hair Conditioner
  3. Coconut Milk And Honey Hair Conditioner
  4. Castor Oil And Egg Conditioner
  5. Lemon Juice, Olive Oil And Coconut Milk Hair Conditioner
  6. Avocado And Baking Soda Shampoo + Conditioner
  7. Mayonnaise, Yogurt And Egg White Hair Conditioner
  8. Banana And Milk Hair Conditioner
  9. Persimmon Hair Conditioner
  10. Aloe Vera And Sweet Almond Oil Hair Conditioner

1. Greek Yogurt And Coconut Milk Deep Conditioner

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Greek yogurt is one of those super refreshing treats that make for the perfect breakfast. But what I did not know was that it can also be used to make a great DIY deep conditioner for curly hair. Not only do greek yogurt and coconut milk intensely moisturize and repair damaged hair, they also help open up your curls and give them definition.

What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
What To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Divide your hair into 6-8 sections for easy applications.
  3. Apply this conditioner to each section of your hair, making sure you’ve coated all your hair from the roots to the tips.
  4. Roll your hair up and put on a shower cap.
  5. Leave the conditioner on for 45 minutes.
  6. Wash and shampoo your hair as normal.

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2. Egg And Olive Hair Conditioner

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You may be a little grossed out by the thought of applying raw eggs to your curly hair, but hear me out. Egg makes for a great natural conditioner for curly hair because it contains vitamin A that boosts sebum production, and thus, increases your hair’s ability to moisturize itself. Olive oil also hydrates your hair. Both of these ingredients work together to eliminate frizz and make your curls look smooth.

What You Need
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
What To Do
  1. Whisk the egg and mix the olive oil into it.
  2. Apply this mixture all over dry hair.
  3. Put on a shower cap and blow dry it on low heat for 10 minutes.
  4. Wash and shampoo your hair with cool water.

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3. Coconut Milk And Honey Hair Conditioner

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If soft curly tresses are what you desire, then that is exactly what you’ll get with this DIY natural hair conditioner. While coconut milk restores damaged hair, honey softens and moisturizes it. Try out this natural conditioner to get shiny and smooth curls.

What You Need
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons honey
What To Do
  • Beat the coconut milk and honey together until they are thoroughly mixed.
  • After shampooing your hair, apply this mixture all over it.
  • Leave the conditioner on for 10 minutes.
  • Wash off with cool water.

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4. Castor Oil And Egg Conditioner

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Worried about hair fall and damaged hair? Then this natural conditioner is just for you. Castor oil is ridiculously famous for boosting hair growth and adding volume to your hair. Egg, on the other hand, contains proteins and amino acids that preserve your hair’s natural oils and makes your curls look naturally bouncy and shiny.

What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon castor oil
  • 1 egg
What To Do
  1. Beat the castor oil and egg together in a bowl.
  2. Apply the mixture to dry hair and put on a shower cap.
  3. Leave it on for an hour.
  4. Wash off and shampoo with cool water.

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5. Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, And Coconut Milk Hair Conditioner

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Say goodbye to dull and poofy curls with this citrus based hair conditioner. We all know by now that olive oil and coconut milk are great for moisturizing hair and boosting hair health. But, lemon juice is another great ingredient that you can use to combat humidity, reduce frizz, and help tame your wild curls.

What You Need
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk
What To Do
  1. Mix the lemon juice, olive oil, and coconut milk together in a bowl.
  2. Apply the mixture on dry hair and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  3. Wash off and shampoo with lukewarm water.

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6. Avocado And Baking Soda Shampoo + Conditioner

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If you want healthy and bouncy curly hair, then you need to stop putting avocado on toast and start putting it on your hair. Avocado contains fatty amino acids that not only hydrate your hair but also help it retain moisture. Using it as a DIY natural shampoo-cum-conditioner for curly hair cleanses the dirt and buildup off your scalp while nourishing your curls.

What You Need
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • Water
What To Do
  1. Mash the avocado and mix the baking soda into it.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon water to the mixture at a time until you end up with a smooth paste.
  3. Wet your hair and coat it with this paste from roots to tips.
  4. Leave the paste in for 5 minutes.
  5. Wash off with cool water.

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7. Mayonnaise, Yogurt, And Egg White Hair Conditioner

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Now that’s a gross combination that you probably can’t even imagine putting on your hair. But trust me when I say it works wonders. First up, mayonnaise is known for working miracles on curly hair as it calms down frizz and adds definition to the curls. While yogurt moisturizes your hair, egg white contains lutein that makes your curls oh-so-shiny. So, try out this natural conditioner to see the results for yourself.

What You Need
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • 1 egg white
What To Do
  1. Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, and egg white together.
  2. Apply this thick paste all over your hair from roots to tips.
  3. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash off with a mild shampoo.

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8. Banana And Milk Hair Conditioner

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Treat your curls to some banana goodness and you will definitely thank me later. This is because banana contains a ton of vitamins, potassium, and natural oils that moisturize your hair, make it look shiny, and increase elasticity, which reduces breakage. Use it with milk to condition your hair from within.

What You Need
  • 1 banana
  • 3 tablespoons milk
What To Do
  1. Mash the banana and mix in the milk until you have a thick paste.
  2. Apply this paste to dry hair from roots to tips.
  3. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash off with lukewarm water and shampoo your hair.

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9. Persimmon Hair Conditioner

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I will not blame you for not knowing persimmon because it really is quite an obscure fruit. This orange colored fruit contains vitamins A, B, and C that stimulate hair growth and make your curls look more voluminous. Combine it with honey and essential oils to pamper your curly hair and condition it from within.

What You Need
  • 1 persimmon
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 twig dried rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons almond oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
What To Do
  1. Peel and grind the persimmon in a food processor.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix them together until you have a thick paste.
  3. Apply the paste all over your hair from roots to tips.
  4. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
  5. Wash it off with lukewarm water and mild shampoo.

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10. Aloe Vera And Sweet Almond Oil Hair Conditioner

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Make your curls look smooth and shiny with this nourishing aloe vera and sweet almond oil conditioner. Aloe vera gel works as a natural emollient that smoothens your hair cuticle to reduce frizz. But it is especially great for curly hair because it provides as well as seals moisture in your hair. And sweet almond oil provides your curls with the luster and shine that you’ve always dreamed of.

What You Need
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
  • ½ cup water
What To Do
  1. Combine the aloe vera gel, sweet almond oil, and water until you have a thin paste.
  2. Apply the paste on damp hair and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  3. Wash off with lukewarm water and shampoo your hair as usual.
Precaution

Anytime you decide to use a natural conditioner on your hair, it’s important to check if the ingredients you use have the potential to cause an adverse reaction. So, always do a patch test by applying a little bit of the natural conditioner at the nape of your neck or on the inside of your arm and leaving it on for an hour. If you see redness or irritation developing, do not go ahead with using it on your hair.

So, what are you waiting for? Ransack your pantry and start making a DIY natural conditioner for your curly hair right away! And do comment below to let us know which one you liked best!

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Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

Is it OK to condition your hair every day?

Just like shampoo, you should also not condition your hair every day because it will subdue the production of its natural oils.

Do conditioners damage hair?

No. On the contrary, conditioners moisturize your hair.

What oil is best for curly hair?

Coconut oil, olive oil, and almond oil are the best oils for curly hair.

How often should you wash your hair if you have curly hair?

You should wash your hair 2-3 times a week if you have curly hair. Avoid washing it every single day.

What essential oils are good for curly hair?

Lavender and geranium essential oils are good for curly hair.

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