The most common problem women have when it comes to hair is they don’t condition enough. Whether your hair has split ends, is dry, frizzy, or brittle, it’s because you’re not conditioning enough.
Even if your hair is greasy, it means your hair is trying to produce an excess of sebum because your hair is dry. Therefore, you need to condition after you shampoo, but you shouldn’t be using commercial products to do this.
Commercial conditioners have chemicals and stripping agents that can actually make your hair drier over time. Try some of these homemade conditioning recipes to save your hair!
#1 Honey, Banana and Olive Oil Deep Conditioner
Banana, olive oil, and honey conditioner will make your hair smooth, soft, and healthy. This conditioner is for women who have straight hair. Olive oil’s benefits for hair are well-documented, but the secret to this conditioner is the banana, which will minimize shrinkage. Use this conditioner once a week for the best results.
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. Honey
To make this conditioner, blend everything together in a food processor or a blender until it’s a smooth paste. Apply this mix to your hair and let it rest for thirty minutes. Use a shower cap, and then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Remember, the banana might stick to your hair, so you should rinse your hair thoroughly, and shampoo after everything is rinsed away.
#2 Yogurt, Egg, and Mayonnaise Conditioner
The vitamins that are present in eggs will help increase the natural production of sebum or oil in your scalp, which will reduce dryness and dandruff, as well as strengthen your hair follicles. If you’re someone who suffers from an excessive amount of hair loss, then this is the conditioner for you. The yogurt will help make your hair soft and luxurious. Use this conditioner twice a week for great results!
½ C. Mayonnaise
1 C. Plain Yogurt
To make this conditioner, mix everything together in a glass bowl and whisk it until it begins to whip. Lather it in your hair from the root to the tip. Wear a shower cap and allow it to dry for forty minutes. Wash it off well with lukewarm to cool water. Don’t use hot water because the egg will cook. Follow this conditioner mask up with some shampoo.
#3 Honey, Cinnamon, and Milk Conditioner
Many people use honey on chapped lips, but it’s also very good for dry hair. It’s a natural humectant that will keep the moisture in your skin and hair rather than allowing it to escape.
This conditioner is high in milk proteins such as whey and casein, which will add moisture, volume, and shine to your hair. The cinnamon will help improve blood circulation to your scalp and hair roots, which will make your hair healthy and strong. The combination of the honey and the milk makes this conditioner excellent for those who suffer from dry, frizzy hair. Use this conditioner twice a week for the best results.
2 Tbsp. Ground Cinnamon
2 Tbsp. Honey
4 Tbsp. Milk
¼ C. Mayonnaise
Mix everything together in a glass bowl and heat it a bit by putting it in a bowl of warm water. Put the heated mixture onto your scalp and rub it into your hair. Let it rest for thirty minutes. Wear a shower cap and secure it with a towel because this can be a messy conditioner. Wash it off with some water and follow it up with a mild shampoo.
#4 Shea Butter, Avocado, and Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner
This is a moisture-rich homemade conditioner that’s great for people who have thick wavy hair because it will help detangle those curls and straighten some of them. Use this conditioner twice a week for the best results.
½ C. Shea Butter
3 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix everything together in a food processor or a blender until it’s thoroughly mixed together. Put it on your hair and scalp and allow it to rest for half an hour with a shower cap. Wash it off with some warm water.
#5 Vitamin E Oil and Shea Butter Conditioner
Shea butter is a very popular ingredient in many different skin care products due to its hydrating and nourishing properties. It’s a fatty substance that’s pulled out of the nuts of the Shea tree. It’s an excellent natural ingredient for a conditioner that’s meant to be used for split ends. It’s also a volume enhancer for thin hair. Use this conditioner twice a week for noticeable results.
½ C. Olive Oil
1 C. Shea Butter
1 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
Add the butter to a pan and heat it over medium heat until it melts. Add the oil to it and mix it with a spoon. Remove it from the heat and let it cool completely. Add the vitamin E oil, only when the mix is cool, and mix it well until it looks like a mousse. Put this in your hair evenly. Wash off with a mild shampoo after an hour. Store the rest of the mix in an airtight container for future use.
#6 Aloe Vera and Sesame Oil Conditioner
While there’s a wide range of benefits when it comes to sesame oil, it’s mainly known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Therefore, it’s a great ingredient for healing dandruff, fungus, and other scalp infections that cause itchiness. The pure aloe vera gel will soothe and cool off your scalp and reduce inflammation. You can use this conditioner twice a week.
2 Tbsp. Aloe Vera Gel
2 Tbsp. Sesame Seed Oil
1 C. Plain Yogurt
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
Mix everything together in a glass bowl until it resembles a smooth paste. Put this in your damp hair and let it rest for an hour. Rinse it off with water and then follow it up with a mild shampoo.
These conditioners can be used for any hair type, and most should only be used once or twice a week. For the rest of the week, you should shampoo as usual. If you feel your hair is still too dry, then try increasing the number of times you use the conditioner per week. Your hair might be very damaged and may need some extra TLC. Try not to blow-dry your hair too often to keep from damaging it further.