Every girl knows that hair conditioner is the most important ingredient for having beautiful hair. However, conditioners we buy from the store sometimes don’t fulfil our needs. This is where natural hair conditioner recipes come to the rescue.
There is a huge number of homemade hair conditioners you can make. As long as you use fresh ingredients, you will certainly get a better result than with the ones from the store. I’m giving you four of my favorite natural hair conditioner recipes.
1. The Stinky One
Stinky – yes, effective – more than just. This recipe was given to me by a friend from college. It’s more of a hair mask than hair conditioner, but it’s amazing. I have to tell you that it is really hard to wash it off of your hair, but the results are fantastic. It does stink, because there is fish oil inside, but it is very effective. I would specifically recommend it for ladies who dye their hair.
Take 2 egg yolks, 1 cup of sour cream, half a cup of olive oil, half a cup of fish oil and half a pack of panthenol cream. Mix everything together and smear across your hair. Keep for at least two hours, best overnight. Wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo and warm water and enjoy the silkiness this pack brings.
2. Avocado Hair Conditioner
It’s widely known that avocado is one of the best things for shiny and healthy hair. Mix it with coconut milk and olive oil, and you get a perfect hair conditioner.
Take one ripe avocado and mash it into paste. Slowly start adding coconut milk and olive oil. The mixture should remain relatively thick – try to imitate the thickness of a store bought hair conditioner. Mix it all thoroughly and pour into glass bottle. Store in the fridge and use every time you wash your hair.
Another way to do it: ripe avocado (or more of them, depending on your hair length), 2 egg yolks, half a cup of olive oil and half a cup of fish oil. You’ve guessed it – the fish oil is the stinky part.
Take the avocado meat and mix it well with all the other ingredients. Keep this mask on your head for at least two hours – best over night. Yes, it is a bit stinky, but it is the best mask for dry hair.
3. Use Apple-cider Vinegar as It’s Base
Most home-made conditioners use apple-cider vinegar as it’s base. The vinegar detangles the hair and seals the cuticle, while also leveling the hair’s Ph.
- 1 Tablespoon of apple-cider vinegar to one cup of water (ratio 1:1)
You will also need:
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 cups water
Add all ingredients into another container and shake well.
So, avoid expensive, fancy “shampoos and conditioners and make your own homemade recipes instead.
4. For Tangled Hair
This particular natural hair conditioner is said to have amazing results when it comes to untangling your hair. It is recommended for girls with curls and for all those whose hair tangles easily.
To make this conditioner you’ll need: 1 ripe avocado, half a cup of shea butter, half a cup of olive oil and three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Mash the avocado and mix it with shea butter until you get a homogenous paste. Add olive oil and apple cider vinegar and mix thoroughly. Store in the fridge between uses.
5. For Hair Loss Prevention
I’ve got this natural hair conditioner recipe from a girl who’s claimed that she has solved all of her problems with hair loss after she’s started using this. It’s worth trying.
Mix 1 cup of yoghurt with ½ a cup of honey, 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/3 cup of olive oil and 2 mashed ripe bananas. You can also use banana baby food, but fresh bananas work better. Apply either as a hair mask and keep on your hair as long as you can (best overnight) or as a conditioner every time you wash your hair. The result is clean, shiny and soft hair with less shedding.
I always prefer natural hair conditioners to those bought from a store. I know they don’t contain anything but fresh organic ingredients and they give better results. Try them, but bear in mind that you can react to them as well as to those from a store. Always try just a little to see how your skin reacts, before you try using them regularly. Which one works best for you?