Wanna learn some great recipes for a homemade conditioner for dry hair? Yes please! This time it’s about maintaining silky, shiny locks. Many hair conditioner recipes call for vinegar. For me, that’s a no no. I can’t pretend that I could tolerate sitting at my desk smelling like eau du massengill.
Besides the obvious reason that I find the idea of vinegar in my conditioner unappealing, it is acidic. My dry hair will not appreciate the harsh effect of the vinegar.
(I’ m not going to pretend to know why, ANY conditioner would call for vinegar. I guess that it is utilized in some recipes for added shine??? )
I don’t have an inkling.
I’ll keep things simple, by sharing recipes that require using just 3 ingredients, and a minimal amount of effort to prepare.
Natural hair and a good hair conditioner, go hand in hand if keeping your locks in a manageable state is important to you. If you have curly frizzy hair, like my family does, these recipes for hair conditioner are exactly what you need!
Medium size mixing bowl
A fork for mashing and mixing
Small plastic container for storing remaining mixture
1 medium ripe avocado (room temperature)
1 tablespoon of honey
1-3 teaspoon coconut milk
Essential oil of your choice for fragrance (optional)
First, mash avocado in mixing bowl. Next add honey to avocado and blend well. Slowly add coconut milk until the conditioner reaches the consistency that you prefer.
If you choose to add essential oil, to create a customized scent, mix 2 to 3 drops into the natural conditioner last.
The avocado conditioner is ready for use immediately!
After shampooing, apply the avocado blend to hair and let stand for at least 10 minutes. If you have the time, 30 minutes would be even better!
Relax while you wait then rinse with warm, not hot, water. When all of the avocado mix has been thoroughly rinsed out, quickly rinse hair with a blast of cold water to seal the hair cuticle and keep things shinier, longer.
Olive Oil Banana
Medium sized mixing bowl
Fork for mashing
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 small to medium ripe banana
In mixing bowl, mash banana thoroughly. Stir in olive oil until the mixture resembles the consistency of thin oatmeal.
Add olive oil conditioner to hair, after shampooing and let stand for at least 10 minutes. If desired, wrap hair with warm towel, or put on a shower cap to keep conditioner in place.
Rinse thoroughly from hair with warm water. Follow with a quick blast of cool water to boost shine. And… Boom! Beautiful and soft hair is what you’re left with.
Super Conditioning Coconut Treatment
Medium sized microwave safe mixing bowl
1 Tbsp of coconut oil
3 egg yolks
1/4 cup of plain yogurt
A few drops of essential oil for fragrance (optional)
Add a tablespoon of coconut oil to bowl and place in microwave to heat for 30 seconds. Repeat if necessary. The coconut oil only needs to be softened.
DO NOT heat until the coconut oil is completely liquefied, it may cook the egg yolk!
Next, add the yogurt and egg yolk. If you are using essential oil to fragrance, your conditioner, add 1 or 2 drops of it, as well.
Blend until the mixture is uniform. Apply to freshly shampooed hair. Distribute the coconut oil conditioner evenly throughout hair. Cover hair with a plastic shower cap.
Wrap a towel around your head and allow your natural body heat to help this conditioning treatment work it’s magic! Leave on hair for at least 20 minutes. If you have additional time to relax, let it sit longer.
Rinse with the warmest water, that you find comfortable. After hair is free of conditioning treatment, do a final rinse with cool water to lock in those nutrients.
Cheap and Easy
These recipes for natural hair conditioning are cheap, easy, and they deliver noticeable results. All of these conditioners, require only 3 ingredients! Recipes for natural beauty solutions don’t have to be complicated to be effective.
Try all three of these conditioners for yourself. Tweak them according to your liking. You can add additional ingredients, you can also subtract those that don’t suit your personal taste.
There is not a “right” or “wrong” way when it comes to these recipes (except over heating heating egg yolk….).
Make these your very own, personalized, go to solutions for taming dry, frizzy hair.
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