5 Simple Homemade Conditioners For Damaged Hair June 26, 2016

Are you annoyed by frizzy or dry hair? It is impossible to manage damaged hair and it needs requires a lot of care and attention. Lustrous black, thick voluminous hair is the symbol of our health both internally and externally. In this era, where the pollution levels are mounting day by day, maintaining hair is an arduous task. Consuming food which includes balanced amount of nutrients, minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates is a must on a regular basis. Here is a list of best remedies and some general tips for treating your damaged hair.

But before we get into the remedies, lets take a brief look into the causes.

Causes Behind Hair Damage

  • Applying direct heat on your hair (i.e. straightening curling tools or even hair dryers)
  • Too much exposure to sun
  • Bleaching
  • Perming
  • Highlighting and Colouring
  • Over brushing or not brushing enough
  • Over shampooing
  • Use of extensions and weaves

When your hair is damaged, it leads to many hair problems such as split ends that limit hair growth. If further action is not taken, the split ends start moving upwards causing your hair to lose its natural sheen and thickness.

[ Read: Tips For Damaged Hair ]

There are many ways by which you can take care of damaged hair by using simple homemade hair conditioner for dry damaged hair. With the help of certain natural ingredients, you can create great conditioners and hair masks to regain healthy hair texture.

Homemade Conditioner For Dry Damaged Hair

1. Avocado and banana conditioner:

Things that you will need:

  • Banana
  • Avocado
  • Eggs
  • Honey
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Firstly take an avocado, peel and cut it into half (you can also use one full avocado depending on the length of your hair) and smash it until it becomes a paste.
  • Then take half a banana and add about 2 tbsp of olive oil. Mix it well with the avocado paste.
  • Then take an egg and mix with the banana and avocado mixture in a blender until it is soft.

How to apply:

Firstly make sure your hair is dry. Start applying the avocado and banana conditioner from the top section of your hair. Ensure not to apply the conditioner on your scalp. Then work your way down and concentrate mainly on the hair tips as the tips are more likely to be damaged. Leave the conditioner for about 10 mins and rinse it off with water. You will see that your hair becomes soft and shiny.

Benefits of the conditioner:

  • Banana nourishes your hair and prevents the hair from getting frizzy.
  • Avocado  helps in hair growth and conditions and moisturizes your hair.
  • Olive oil makes your hair healthy and shinier.
  • Honey adds sheen to your hair and it can also be used to lighten your hair.

This is a pack that you will listed in many places as the best homemade conditioner for damaged hair.

[ Read: Homemade Beauty Tips For Hair ]

2. Vinegar egg conditioner:

Things that you will need

  • Eggs
  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Vinegar
  • Lemon juice


Firstly start with 2 – 3 egg yolks and whisk it thoroughly, then add about 4oz of vinegar, about 5 oz of lemon juice and mix it; simultaneously add about 8 oz of olive oil and 2 – 3 tbsp of honey. Mix it well in a blender. You will be left with a thick and whipped paste.

How to apply

Take the vinegar and egg conditioner paste and apply it on hair tips. After applying, leave the conditioner for about 10 – 15 min and rinse it off thoroughly with cold or normal water.

Benefits of the conditioner

  • Eggs act as a good conditioner and add shine to your hair.
  • Olive oil makes your hair stronger and also healthier.
  • Honey can be used to lighten your hair and it also provides moisture.
  • Vinegar helps in treatment for hair loss.

[ Read: Shampoos For Dry Hair ]

3. Banana Hair Mask:

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Bananas are great for damaged hair, even better when it is made into a healthy hair mask. Try this recipe which works wonders in repairing damaged hair

Things you will need

  • Banana
  • Egg
  • Honey
  • Milk
  • Olive oil


Mix one banana, one egg, three-tablespoon honey, three tablespoon milk and five tablespoon olive oil into a smooth paste.

How to apply

Apply the paste on hair and leave it in for 15 to 30 minutes and then wash off.

[ Read : Natural Conditioner for Dry Hair ]

4. Yogurt Hair Mask:

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Yogurt works great and is the best conditioner for damaged hair when mixed with egg white. This hair pack relieves your tresses of damage.

Things you will need

  • Egg
  • Yogurt


Beat an egg white until it is nice and smooth, add five to six tablespoons of yogurt to this mixture, and blend again.

How to apply

Massage into your hair and keep it covered in a shower cap, leave the homemade conditioner mask for 15 to 30 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo.

5. Different oils:

Oils are a great way to bring back moisture and nourishment to your hair. They penetrate into the cortex of the hair and nourish them from within. They have fatty acids and vitamins that help rebuild the damaged hair surface and protect them from further damage and moisture loss.
Now here are some of the most common oils and their benefits.

a. Avocado oil:

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Kristen Taylor

Avocado oil is great conditioner for dry damaged hair. It penetrates your hair shaft and reaches the core to provide moisture. It has excess amounts of monounsaturated fatty acid and vitamin E, which helps in hair growth and gives hair a healthy shine. You can deep condition your hair using hot Avocado oil, keep it on for 30 mins and then wash off or leave it overnight and wash it the following day.

b. Olive Oil:

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Olive oil is a great emollient and penetrates your hair much better than other oils. Hot Olive oil works wonders to condition your hair. Use a tablespoon of warm olive oil, massage on your hair and scalp in a circular motion, and keep your hair covered in a shower cap or wrap with plastic wrap. Leave this cover for 40 minutes and afterwards wash it off and use a mild shampoo if necessary.

And if you are looking for some packaged products that aid your efforts, here are some products that do wonders in treating damaged hair:

a) Tresemme Nourishing Rituals Rejuvenating Mud masque

b) Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Deep Repairing Mask

We hope these methods will help relieve your tresses of Damage. If you have any queries, just leave a comment below.


  • Aneesha

    Nice tips sadia thanks for sharing

  • Leena

    Very useful tips i will definitely try them thanks

  • Bhuvana

    Good share sadia

  • Chitra

    Have you tried them saba can you share us your experiance

  • Eshwari

    i will try them thanks

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  • Mel Stevens

    I’ll have to try that dove intensive hair rapair mask someday… I personally recommend the hair repair mask from pro naturals =D

  • RR

    Hey… how much honey has to be used in the Avacado – banana conditioner and when it should be added to the mix?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi RR, for the Avacado – banana mask, add 2 tbsp of honey and mix with olive oil.

  • Sonali

    Hi.. I m hvng curly & rough hair… plz suggest pack which make my hair soft & managable…

    • Ruchira Mitra

      i also hav the same.so before shampooing i make a hair mask that contains- 1 bowl of curd,1tea spoon of coconut oil,2 tea spoon of almond oil, 1 banana,honey.u may also use 1teaspoon of olive oil and egg(yelow portion). u should heat the oil which helps peneprate in the hairroots.i prefer 1 banana coz it contains roughage lik thing that gets stuck to hairs.i dont prefer using egg though i know it protein coz it makes my hair very sticky and i hate the smell.blend them well..apply wel all over ur hair .clip them.keep 45 mins.wash them with good shampoo

      • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

        Thanks ruchira……for sharing your tips with us!!

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Sonali, it can get very difficult to manage a curly and rough hair..i suggest you to try olive oil and honey mask on your hair. Combination of honey and olive oil is one of the most effective treatments for dry and rough hair. Olive oil is considered to be a good emollient. It conditions your hair and makes it manageable, especially while combing. It prevents breakage as well as adds luster to your hair. Honey serves two purposes. It makes your mask less runny and hydrates your hair. It also enhances the properties of olive oil. Take 4 tablespoons of honey and 6 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix them well. Massage the mixture on your scalp and hair until it is evenly distributed all over. Make sure your hair is damp while application. Cover your hair with the help of a shower cap and let it stand for about 90 minutes. Rinse your hair thoroughly using a mild shampoo and feel the difference :-)

  • http://none jennifer9

    very good article sadia I’m definetly going to give it a try !! Many thanks!!! Good luck with your hair I’m pretty sure it’s really beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish you the best Sadia!!!

  • anamika chandra

    can you say which are the best conditioners for damaged hair?

  • abc

    I have to shampoo my hairs regularly, coz they r very oily…they get oily just next day after shampoo..i have dandruff n hairfall problm too…so what to do ???

  • Revathy Sampath

    My scalp is so visible how to treat this?its coz of hair fall .

  • kavita

    before 2years I get an accident and my hand bone break by operating bone get joined but due to this operation my hair starts falling upto now suggest me some homemade oils or packs

  • Mona Shah


    Your tips were really good but being a vegetarian can you send me some tips without eggs as my hair have become very fizzy and a lot of broken hair due to dryness. Due to this it is very difficult to keep open.
    Please help me with this

  • Hanan Ali


  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Niki, you can apply all the hair masks as mentioned above with the exclusion of eggs. For example for Avocado and banana conditioner, you can mix and apply all the ingredients except egg. All the hair packs mentioned above can be applied on the dry hair. These home made conditioners will moisturize your hair and give them a healthy shine.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Rashaya, there are no shortcuts to growing long hair. On average, hair grows about a half an inch per month. Your general health, well-being, and genetic factors affect your rate of hair growth. You can encourage hair growth by maintaining healthy hair through a good diet and proper hair care. You can check other articles of ours for more tips and remedies.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Shilpa, there are several ways by which you can turn your curly hair into straight hair naturally. Few of the ways are:
    1. Coconut milk – Coconut milk has an ability to moisturize the hair and straighten them. It also gives your hair a beautiful shine and luster. For the application of coconut milk, you must take a glass jar, mix one cup of fresh coconut milk and the juice of one lemon. Place this glass jar in the refrigerator for a few hours, until there is a creamy layer on the top. Massage your hair and scalp with this cream, and then leave it on for 20 minutes.Cover your head with a shower cap and wrap a wet and warm towel around the cap. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, and then shampoo and condition your hair. Comb your hair when it is still wet and allow it to air dry.
    2. Aloevera – Aloevera contains several enzymes that promote hair growth and makes your hair smooth and soft. Mix half cup each of aloevera gel and olive oil. Massage this mixture into your hair and scalp. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on for one to two hours.Rinse it off and shampoo your hair with a mild shampoo.
    Also ensure that these home remedies should not be done for more than two or three times a week. You can also try getting your hair straightened at a hair salon.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Amy, dandruff can be a nightmare as it leads to hairfall, acne and an itchy scalp. One of the ways to get rid of dandruff is by using baking soda. Add two to three tablespoons of baking soda to a cup of luke warm water. Mix until there are no lumps. Apply this paste onto your scalp and gently massage. Leave it on for no more than 2-3 seconds, and rinse off. You can also use baking soda in conjunction with your shampoo. Start with making a shift to a herbal shampoo that is softer on your hair and scalp. Pour some shampoo onto your palm once you step into the shower. Now add half a teaspoon of baking soda into the shampoo on your palm. Mix together and use the mixture like regular shampoo it cleanses your hair. For more tips and remedies you can check out our other articles on dandruff.


  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Ravneet, instead of relying on shampoo kits, you can try some of the home remedies to treat your damaged hair. Try applying any of the home made conditioners mentioned above in the article, such as Avocado and banana conditioner or Vinegar egg conditioner. After applying these masks…wash off your with a mild shampoo. These methods may be a little time consuming but with regular application…these will eventually repair your hair and add a shine to them.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Megha, the oil glands of the scalp might secrete too much oil due to a variety of reasons such as hormonal fluctuations, hereditary conditions or the natural texture of your hair. Some of the ways to take care of oily hair are: choose a shampoo meant for oily hair, ensure that you rinse your hair thoroughly after shampooing, use conditioners only to the ends of your hair and application of aloevera gel to scalp once in a while will keep your hair clean and non greasy. For more info and tips you can check our other article given below:

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear FrizzyHair, looks like you follow a good hair care regime and for healthy hair you also need to put all your stress away. To tame your frizzy front hair you can try an apple cider vinegar rinse. The acidity in apple cider vinegar does wonders to tame frizzy hair and will give your hair a healthy shine. After shampooing your hair, and completely rinsing out any shampoo, pour apple cider vinegar into your hair, from root to tip. Let it sit for about 30 seconds and then rinse it with cool water. Proceed to condition your hair as you normally would. Repeat this treatment once a week. Alternatively, you can discuss your treatment options with your stylist. Your stylist may have many tips and tricks that they can share with you to deal with frizz and can give you feedback on any products you are currently using to fight your frizz.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Ameena, every girl wishes to have a healthy, shiny and thick mane and it is possible to achieve that by taking proper care. If you face excess hair fall then it is advisable to consult a dermatologist to know the cause of your hair fall. Apart from that your hair reflects the state of your health. Poor nutrition leads to hair fall and thinning of hair. Thus start consuming a healthy diet that is rich in Vitamin A,B, C & E. Protein, iron and zinc must also be included. Regular massage is a must for healthy hair. Use coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil regularly. Keep your scalp clean and also condition your hair whenever you wash them. For more info and tips you can check the article given below:

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Ameena, some of the home remedies to achieve thick hair includes proper care. Give your hair a protein treatment once or twice in a week. For a protein hair treatment, the best ingredient is eggs. Take one or two eggs, depending on the length of your hair, and beat it properly. Apply the egg on wet hair and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes. Wash your hair with lukewarm water and shampoo. Another easy way to get thicker hair naturally is to apply henna. Henna leaves will give your hair a rich natural color and make it thicker, softer and less prone to breakage. Grind a handful of fresh henna leaves with a little water to make a fine paste. Let it sit for two hours and then apply it to your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap. After a few hours, wash your hair thoroughly and shampoo your hair. Hope you find these tips to be useful !

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Ameena, natural, pure henna renders a deep red color to the hair. There are also hennas for blonde hair that do not impart color, only conditioning. If you don’t like the red color of pure henna, you can also add indigo powder to the mix and it will make the resulting color more black-brown.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Aman, dry scalp and dandruff can cause hair loss. Sometimes extensive use of chemical products, shampoos and conditioners on your hair can take a toll on your scalp, stripping it of its natural moisture and leading to its dryness. Also, a diet lacking in important nutrients can cause dryness of the scalp. Using home remedies to treat a dry scalp is beneficial, as they have no potential side effects associated with their use. Some of the home remedies are –
    1. Tea Tree Oil – Tea tree oil, with its antifungal and antibacterial properties, makes for an amazing home remedy for dry scalp. The natural oils offer excellent nourishment and moisturization, which combat dryness and thereby prevent conditions related to dryness of the scalp. Always dilute it before applying it to your scalp.
    2. Lemon juice and honey – these two form an amazing combination to treat dry scalp. applying this mixture to a dry scalp can help treat the condition naturally. Also remember that lemon should not be used on broken, irritated skin as it may cause a stinging sensation or sometimes even aggravate the problem.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Tabish, if you do not like to use hair color and looking to darken your hair naturally, then you can try these home remedies.
    1. Amla oil – Mix equal parts of amla oil and coconut oil together. Apply this oil to your hair and scalp and massage them well. Leave for 20 minutes. Rinse and shampoo your hair as usual. Apply this oil once or twice in a week.
    2. Curry leaves – Boil a handful of curry leaves in some oil and strain the oil. Use the mixture and apply it generously on your hair and scalp. Leave it on your hair for an hour or you can leave it overnight. Shampoo and rinse your hair as usual. Apply this mixture once or twice in a week.