Since I wrote about homemade shampoo last week, I figured why not write about homemade conditioner? Makes sense since many of you actually liked the homemade shampoo! I was always worried about trying out the homemade conditioner because I tried many commercial conditioners that left my hair feeling like burnt toast! It was awful, and I always dread using new conditioners and how they’d make my hair feel when I’m done. However, I’ve tried a few of these recipes for the conditioner but I also added a few more for those who have different hair types than I do.
Again, these homemade recipes are useful for those who travel a lot and expose their hair to not only different and harsh weather, but to different water, I mean, different water sources include different levels of copper than you’re hair is exposed to, and usually that is what damages your hair.
What you can do is, try a couple of these recipes and whatever you feel works best for you make in larger amounts to keep in an old bottle or shampoo/conditioner bottle to use later on or take with you if you’re going away. Let us start with this recipe that I feel will work for most hair types, but again, make sure to try it out first not everything works for everything.
1. Deep conditioning you’ll need:
• 1 avocado
• 1 egg
• 1 tablespoon of honey
• 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
• 1 tablespoon of argan oil
• 1/2 a cup of apple cider vinegar
Mix all these ingredients together and leave on your hair as a mask for 15 minutes or use it as a conditioner but keep it on for about 5-7minutes and massage it through your roots to ends.
2. Banana smoothie you’ll need:
• 1 or 2 bananas depending on your hair length
• Coconut milk
• Coconut oil
Cut up bananas and add 1/2 a cup of coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and honey. Blend all the ingredients in a blender for about 45 seconds, till it looks like a smoothie, make sure no chunky bits of bananas are left, because they’ll be difficult to wash out. Bananas help moisturize and repair your split ends, they also don’t smell weird. This recipe will leave your hair shiny and soft.
3. Anti-dandruff and dryness conditioner you’ll need:
Use unflavored yoghurt to mix 1 egg and 1/2 a cup of mayonnaise. This recipe will increase the production of natural oils in your scalp which will reduce the dryness and dandruff.
4. Weak and thin hair you’ll need:
• 2 tablespoons of powdered cinnamon
• 2 tablespoons of honey
• 2 eggs
• Half a cup of milk
Mix all these ingredients in a bowl and add warm water to the mix. Use before shampooing or after as a mask to leave more 40 minutes. The cinnamon improves blood circulation to the scalp and the roots, which will result in healthier and thicker hair
5. For oily hair you’ll need:
• A handful of mint leaves
• 1/2 a cup of black tea
• 3 cups of water
Add the mint leaves to boiling water, then separate the leaves and the water while heating up a bowl of warm tea. Add the water from the mint leaves (removing the mint leaves) to the black tea and let it cool. Use this mix before/after you shampoo.
You can also use green tea. This recipe will cool and refreshes your scalp, and prevent oils producing as well as prevents infections on the scalp during the hot weather. The green/black tea also provides numerous minerals that trigger health growth.
As I mentioned before, try these recipes out and see what works best for you. I tried covering most hair types and possible recipes to use. None of those will be harmful whatsoever, unless you have allergies from certain ingredients. It’s always a good idea to use organic products, not always and forever but at least for a few days every once in a while to help your hair repair itself in a healthy way.
Let me know how it goes!