I started using homemade hair conditioners after analyzing the labels of the drugstore products. I was surprised learning what bad stuff is smuggled in hair cosmetics even in the high-end products. Yes, I have a few favorite products that I willingly and with a clear conscience put into the basket, but with the same passion I make hair conditioners myself. This way, I have full control over what is in their composition and what I nourish my hair with. I’ve already tested a lot of homemade conditioners… with different results. Today, with a clear conscience, I’d like to recommend a few recipes I consider to be the best. They are easy to make, and the effects will pleasantly surprise. Let’s get it started.
Homemade conditioner for delicate and thinning hair that lacks radiance
- 1 egg yolk,
- 3 drops of castor oil,
- half a teaspoon of lemon juice,
- half a teaspoon of grated ginger.
Once you blend all the ingredients into a smooth consistency, apply it to damp and towel-dried hair. Leave it on your hair for about 20-30 minutes and rinse thoroughly, then wash your hair with shampoo. The mask can be used up to twice a week.
Homemade conditioner for brittle and weak hair
It turns out that hops really conditions and strengthen the hair very well. Therefore, mix:
- ¼ cup of beer,
- 1 whole egg.
Apply the conditioner onto damp hair, and after a quarter of an hour rinse it and wash your hair with your favorite shampoo.
Homemade conditioner for dry and rough hair
If you want to have a nicely moisturized, smooth and shiny hair – use the power of natural oils, milk proteins contained in yogurt and nutritious properties of honey. Combine:
- 1 egg yolk,
- 1 tablespoon of honey,
- a teaspoon of jojoba oil, linseed oil or olive oil,
- 1 tablespoon of natural yogurt.
Combine all the ingredients together, apply them onto moist hair, and after 30 minutes rinse and wash thoroughly with a shampoo of your preference.
Homemade in-spray conditioner for thin, delicate, overprocessed hair
A spray conditioner, i.e. enclosed in a vial with an atomizer, is one of my favorites. Not only is it fully natural (while these drugstore ones often contain harmful silicones that can dry out the hair), but also, I can use it many times a day. Such a product conditions my hair in the morning and makes my hair styling easier. You will need:
- 50 ml of the selected hydrolate or boiled water;
- a teaspoon of natural oil (argan, macadamia, jojoba, sweet almonds, etc.) – you can mix the oils with each other, that is, use a few drops of each, or simply add the one that you have at home;
- a large tablespoon of flaxseed gel (boil the seeds, strive them on a strainer, add the gel to the conditioner).
Mix all the ingredients together and pour into the bottle with an atomizer. Before applying it, make sure to shake the product well so that all its phases (water, oil, and gel) combine together. You can use the conditioner several times a day. If it turns out that it weighs your hair down too much – next time simply choose another oil – it may turn out that it does not match the porosity of your hair.
Homemade conditioner for greasy hair
This conditioner is extremely easy to make. It actually belongs to the iconic homemade hair care products. Certainly, many of you have heard from your grandmas or great-grandmothers about yeast in hair care. It turns out that yeast-based hair conditioners are still unrivaled. To prepare the conditioner for greasy hair, you will need:
- about 25 grams of fresh yeast,
- ¼ cup of milk.
If this amount seems too little for you, use the entire yeast pack and half a glass of milk. Mix them together to create a yogurt-like consistency and apply to damp hair. After a quarter of an hour, rinse the yeast conditioner from the hair and wash it thoroughly with shampoo. I use the mask for greasy hair, especially in the summer, when the hair begins to go crazy and the sebum secretion is significantly increased.
How about you? Do you use homemade hair conditioners? Maybe you know some interesting DIY recipes that are worth trying out? Go ahead and post your ideas in the comment section.