It’s no longer news that deep conditioning is the secret to healthy, long natural hair. Deep conditioning is a must in your hair regimen. It helps your hair remain strong, moisturized, and repairs any damages. However, store-bought deep conditioners can be quite expensive and not everyone can afford it. The good news is you can make your own deep conditioner from ingredients in your kitchen.
Check out these seven DIY deep conditioner recipes that would keep your hair looking great all the time.
The Banana Recipe
Bananas are great for the hair and scalp. They improve the manageability and shine of the hair. They prevent and control dandruff and are very moisturizing to the scalp.
Bananas are rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates, and vitamins that help sustain the hair and protect it from split ends and breakage. They also contain silica, a mineral element that helps the body to synthesize collagen and makes the hair stronger and thicker.
Meanwhile, honey is a humectant that absorbs moisture from the surroundings into the hair. This recipe has a great moisturizing effect on the hair.
One ripe banana
2 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of honey
Rosemary oil (optional)
Blend one ripe banana in a blender and mix with two tablespoons of olive oil. Add one tablespoon of honey and blend everything thoroughly, pass the mixture through a strainer to remove lumps. Apply the strained mixture generously to your hair and cover with a plastic cap for 30 minutes. Detangle and rinse thoroughly.
The Avocado Recipe
Avocado contains natural oils and monounsaturated fatty acids (the good fats). This is what makes them very moisturizing and nourishing to the hair. Avocado helps to increase the absorption of vitamins and minerals by the hair and scalp and protect the hair from weather extremes.
This recipe can reduce hair damage and hair loss, leaving your hair less frizzy and more manageable. If you need moisture and strength for your hair, this recipe should be your go-to DIY deep conditioner.
One overripe Avocado
¼ cup of honey
Avocado oil/coconut oil
Place the sliced avocado in a blender, add ¼ cup of honey and a few drops of avocado or coconut oil. Blend all the ingredients thoroughly. Apply to the hair and let it sit for 30-45 minutes under a plastic cap. Rinse thoroughly.
The Aloe vera Recipe
This is a very simple recipe made up of just two ingredients- Aloe vera gel and coconut oil.
Aloe vera has been found to be very moisturizing to the hair. It removes excess dead skin cells and fungus that leads to dandruff, balancing the pH levels of the hair and scalp.
One Aloe vera
Two tablespoons of coconut oil
Scrap out the gel from the aloe vera and put in a blender, add two tablespoons of coconut oil, and blend all together thoroughly. Transfer to a strainer to remove lumps. Apply the strained mix generously to your hair and allow to sit for 30-45 minutes under a plastic cap. Rinse thoroughly.
The Protein Recipe
This recipe is for strengthening and repairing damaged hair. Eggs are rich in biotin, sulfur, iron, and proteins. The high amount of protein is in eggs help strengthen and thicken hair follicles. Egg yolks also contain vitamins A, E, and D that stop dandruff, nourish the scalp and protect your hair from UV rays.
Furthermore, mayonnaise adds shine and strengthens the hair from root to tip. Mayonnaise also promotes hair growth and reverse damage from heat and coloring. Olive oil deeply moisturizes the hair.
One cup of mayonnaise
Two tablespoons of olive oil.
Break the two eggs, add two tablespoons of olive oil, and one cup of mayonnaise. Whisk the mixture thoroughly and let all the ingredients incorporate well enough. Apply as much as you can to your hair, then cover with a plastic cup and allow it to sit for 30 minutes so that the mixture is well absorbed into your hair. Wash your hair with a conditioner and rinse thoroughly.
You are washing your hair with a conditioner because you want to achieve a light wash to remove the egg and mayonnaise smell and not totally strip off your hair of the nutrients you just fed it.
The Yoghurt Recipe
Yoghurt is great for natural hair. It is that natural conditioner that helps your hair maintain its natural texture and in addition to that, it gives the perfect shine you’ve always wanted for your hair. The vitamins and fatty acids in yoghurt eliminate dandruff and itchiness. It gives your hair a healthier look.
3 tablespoons of yoghurt (pure and plain)
one tablespoon of organic honey
one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
Take three tablespoons of yoghurt, one tablespoon of organic honey and, one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Mix all ingredients in the same bowl. Apply the mixture thoroughly to your hair and leave in for 15 minutes, then rinse out with lukewarm water.
The Ultimate Protein Deep Conditioner Recipe
This is the ultimate because it infuses a lot of ingredients with great benefits. Shea butter has countless benefits on the hair. It helps repair damaged hair, adds shine, and makes the hair more manageable.
Egg yolks contain proteins that strengthen and repair the hair. Gelatin is a humectant that absorbs moisture from the surroundings onto the hair. This recipe provides the hair with strength and moisture.
Rinse out conditioner
Add the shea butter, rinse out conditioner, and egg yolks in a blender. Add a few drops of gelatin in the rose water and mix. Add the gelatin-rose water mix to the blender and blend all the ingredients together. Apply the mixture to your hair and cover with a plastic cap for 30-45 minutes. Rinse your hair thoroughly.
The Lubricant Recipe
This homemade deep conditioner recipe is lubricating, thick, and heavy and gives your kinks slip, moisture, and softness. The avocado’s fatty acid content contributes to the effectiveness of this mixture.
The fatty acid in olive oil alongside the emollients properties of shea butter gives more lubrication and moisturizing benefits. The acidic pH of the apple cider vinegar helps to flatten the cuticles and provide easy detangling. This conditioner is ideal for those with thick and dense hair.
1 overripe avocado
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup unrefined Shea butter
2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
Place the sliced avocado, unrefined shea butter, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar (ACV) into a blender. Blend all the ingredients thoroughly and add more olive oil, if necessary, until the mixture reaches your desired consistency. When done, apply to the hair and let it sit for 30-45 minutes under a plastic cap. Rinse thoroughly.
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