Hair Conditioner Recipe

Make your own hair conditioner recipe with organic ingredients and customize it for your specific hair type. The best natural hair conditioner is one you can quickly and easily whip up in your own kitchen with fresh, nourishing ingredients. Instead of stressing your hair with an assortment of chemicals contained in commercial conditioners, use nutritional super foods for your natural hair conditioners. Also, many popular retail and salon conditioners can be costly. By using inexpensive, natural hair conditioner recipes you not only save money on a single treatment but you can apply them more frequently for better, longer-lasting results. A quality homemade conditioner for natural hair is even more beneficial for color-treated and damaged hair.

Whether your hair is in great shape or severely stressed, a good conditioner should both moisturize and maintain a slightly acidic environment of pH 4.0 – 5.0. This optimal pH range keeps a proper moisture balance in both hair and scalp. It also encourages hair cuticles to lay flat so more light reflects off hair, making it appear smoother and shinier. Homemade deep hair conditioners are most effective when applied regularly once a week for several months at least. The longer a conditioner is left on the more deeply it penetrates hair shafts to nourish and moisturize. Many people recommend letting a leave-in hair conditioner set overnight for 8 hours or longer. By thoroughly saturating hair strands you'll get the softest, shiniest tresses.

Best Hair Conditioner Recipe Ingredients

Customize your own hair conditioner recipes with these nourishing ingredients. There are no set rules here....mix and match any of the following to suit your personal preference. Adjust amounts as needed to get a thick, smooth paste that adheres to hair without dripping. In addition to using a conditioner, don't forget to nourish hair from within by eating super foods packed with nutrients.

Bananas: This fruit is packed with vitamins for hair health and potassium to keep hair strong. It's a super moisturizer with natural oils and water. Instead of throwing out overripe bananas, use them in a leave in hair conditioner for extra soft locks.

Egg Yolk: Naturally rich in fatty acids and hair healthy vitamins, an egg yolk works best on dry to normal hair. A favorite moisturizing hair conditioner ingredient, egg yolks are concentrated nutrition that add shine and silky softness.

Coconut Oil: This tropical superstar contains amazing lauric acid that has both antibacterial and antifungal properties. Considered by some to be the best conditioner for dry hair, coconut oil is very concentrated so a little goes a long way.

Olive Oil: Whether used straight or added to a recipe, an olive oil hair conditioner penetrates hair deeply for intensive repair. Containing vitamin E and anti-oxidants, it also benefits the scalp. Warm it slightly first for better absorption.

Avocado: This fruit contains high amounts of healthy fats and provides hair with essential oils and moisturizers. This popular ingredient works wonders on dry, damaged hair.

More Super Nutrients For Your Hair:

  • Real mayonnaise made from eggs, olive oil and water, not the 'salad dressing' version 
  • Whole, plain yogurt is a good base ingredient for any hair conditioner recipe 
  • Quality oils like jojoba, sweet almond, apricot kernel and argan
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Clear Aloe Vera gel used straight for a super aloe hair conditioner

Application Tips For Best Results

  • Apply conditioner to squeaky clean hair for optimal absorption. Hair can be either completely dry or towel-dried following a shampoo.
  • Rinse homemade conditioner out with cool water to prevent protein substances from coagulating and to quickly remove food particles.
  • Include 4-6 drops of a favorite essential oil for a delightful fragrance
  • Massage conditioner gently all around scalp as well as saturating hair from roots to tips. Scalp and hair follicles benefit from the increased circulation and nutrients provided by conditioners.
  • When adding oils to deep hair conditioners, always warm oils slightly first. Warm oil penetrates the hair shaft and repairs dry, rough cuticles better. Oil temperature should be warm to touch, not hot. Don't use a microwave as oil can quickly overheat.

A Good Conditioner For Damaged Hair

1 egg yolk                                        1 mashed banana                     3 tablespoons coconut oil           Juice from half a lemon                       4 tablespoons plain yogurt         

Thoroughly mix all ingredients in this hair conditioner recipe with a fork or in a processor until you get a thick, creamy paste. Saturate hair and scalp with mixture, cover with a shower cap and towel to retain heat. Leave on hair for a minimum of one hour, then rinse out thoroughly with cool water and shampoo as usual.


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