The need for a deep conditioner for natural hair is doubtless to everyone who has ever tried to keep their African hair looking healthy and silky without relaxing it. in fact, DIY conditioners can work much better than factory made ones from beauty shops because you can always find the ingredients that are good for your hair. Check out these recipes of DIY hair conditioners to help your hair look great under any circumstances!
Several natural hair DIY conditioner recipes
Here’s selection of several really effective DIY hair conditioners that will help your hair stay silky, soft, and free from tangles. Check them out here and try on your hair without doubts. They contain only natural ingredients and have a great power to moisturize, nourish and even help your hair grow faster. You can always try several ones and choose which suits you better.
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- Take one ripe banana and mix with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add ¼ cup of pure yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey. Blend everything thoroughly and then let through a strainer to not let big lumps tangle into your hair. Apply and cover with a plastic cap. Wait for at least 30 minutes and then wash away thoroughly
- Take 2 eggs, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 cup of mayonnaise. Whisk the mixture through to break egg yolks and let all the ingredients incorporate well enough. Apply as much as you can on your hair. Then, put on a plastic cap, dry the hair with a hair dryer and see how the most of the mixture will be absorbed. Then, wash your hair with shampoo
- Take one big banana (overly ripe), add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of each vegetable glycerin and natural honey. You can use banana baby food if you want but the effect will be weaker. Blend the ingredients and pour through a strainer. Apply all over the head, leave for 30-45 minutes under a cap and then rinse thoroughly
- Take one mashed avocado, 2 tablespoons of natural honey, 1 tablespoon of either avocado or olive oil and mix them thoroughly with the help of a blender. Apply the mixture onto wet hair and leave under a plastic cap for about 1 hour. Then, rinse the hair thoroughly to remove possible avocado particles
- Take ¼ cup of agave nectar, ½ cup of chopped aloe vera, 1 can of coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of each coconut oil and olive oil, 1 tablespoon of each black castor oil, moringa oil, xantanum gum. Add several drops of any essential oil of your choice. This is a large amount of conditioner and you will need some preservative and a sterile jar to store it until you use it
- Take 3 tablespoons of yogurt (pure and plain), 1 tablespoon of organic honey, and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Mix all the ingredients in some pot or bowl, wash your hair with shampoo, squeeze the excess water out of it, apply the conditioner thoroughly, and leave for 15 minutes. Then, rinse the conditioner carefully with lukewarm water
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- Take the smallest jar of natural mayonnaise, add ½ of avocado blend to smoothness. The mixture should acquire a mint-green color. When smooth enough, apply onto your hair. It’s better to apply a load onto the tips and work lightly on the roots. Put on a shower cap and wait for 20 minutes. The effect will be better if you wrap your head with a damp warm towel over the cap. Then, rinse
- Take 1 tablespoon of calendula oil and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Mix them together in a small bowel and then place this bowel into a bigger one filled with just-boiled water. When the oils get warm, apply them immediately. Soak a large towel in hot water and wrap around your head. Leave the conditioner to work for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse carefully with warm water
- Take equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water. Mix them and use after you wash your hair with shampoo. The acid vinegar will make your hair less frizzy and much more shiny. You can also apply the mixture with a cotton ball directly onto the scalp and roots. Leave for 15 minutes and wash off. This is a DIY conditioner for natural hair growth. Repeat these procedures once in two weeks
- Take one overly ripe avocado, 1/ cup of olive oil, ½ cup of natural and unrefined shea butter, and up to 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Blend all the ingredients to smoothness. If the mixture is too thick, add olive oil until it’s of the necessary consistency. Apply and leave on your hair under a shower cap for about 30 to 45 minutes. Rinse the hair afterwards and style as you usually do.
- Take 1 jar of banana baby food, add up to 2 tablespoons of honey, up to 2 tablespoons of avocado or coconut oil, ¼ cup of coconut milk (coconut cream will also do well), and add a few drops of any essential oil of your choice. Mix all the ingredients and apply onto your hair. Wear a plastic cap over it and leave for a couple of hours. Any leftovers of the conditioner can be stored in the fridge.
- Take 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of natural honey. If you have long hair, double the amounts. Mix the ingredients in a small bowl and then place the bowl into a bigger one filled with just-boiled water. When the conditioner gets warm, apply onto the just-washed but still wet hair. Wear a shower cap and wrap the head into a towel. Leave for 20 minutes and then rinse but leave about 10% of the conditioner on the hair
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- Take two tablespoons of coconut milk (or cream if your hair is very dry and coarse), place into a small pot and heat gently until it’s warn. Don’t let it burn or boil. Apply onto your hair and wrap your head with a towel. Leave the conditioner to work overnight. Then, shampoo your hair and leave it to dry in a natural way. Apply twice a week and see how shiny your hair will get
- Take 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of any baby oil. Beak the yolk into a bowl and add the oil. Then whisk through to incorporate the ingredients well. Apply the conditioner with a light massage and leave to sit on your hair for about 30 minutes. Then, rinse your hair to remove the yolk leftovers
DIY hair conditioning tips
Any of these can be your best DIY conditioner for natural hair. Though the main working ingredients are somewhat different, they all serve the same purpose: moisturize your hair and keep the moisture inside, nourish it with protein and useful fats, make it smoother and less frizzy, and prevent tangling. Here’s a little reference about the features of the main ingredients.
- Bananas, oils, honey, and glycerin work best for the perfect manageability of your hair. After these conditioners, you will be able to style your hair with less trouble. Glycerin is known as a perfect moisturizer. After such conditioners, you may even notice that your curls have become smoother and fewer. The structure of your hair will be restored after the next washing, in fact
- Avocado, shea butter, and vinegar work better for detangling. Vinegar has a very acid nature and this acid helps smooth down the cuticles of each hair. Smoother hair detangle easily and rarely create new knots. If you suffer from tangling a lot, take advantage of vinegar, especially if your hair is very thick. However, the acidity should be neutralized with oils – use avocado, for instance
You should also remember that some ingredients may work differently on different hair types. Some of these conditioners may be too rich for your scalp, making your head look greasy, or some of them may be too weak to moisturize your hair as it requires.
Just try these recipes and treat your hair as it deserves!
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