Homemade Hair Conditioner for All Hair Types

If you are concerned about the health of your hair and you want to use healthy products, then it is best to learn how to make your shampoo and hair conditioner at home.

The good part about using homemade hair product is that you are sure of what ingredients are in it compared to when you purchase from the store.

In this article, you will be learning the different ways to make healthy homemade hair conditioner while spending little or nothing to get it done.

How to make hair conditioner at home (natural recipe)?

It has almost become an indispensable part of everybody’s hair care routine to apply hair conditioner after washing with shampoo. One primary reason why people condition their hair is to make it easy to comb and easy to style.

However, one major problem that most people have with applying store-bought hair conditioner to their hair is that it leaves a thin layer of chemicals that accumulate over time on the scalp.

This thin layer of compounds can block the pores on the skin of the head. Furthermore, a lot of industrial hair conditioners have been discovered to cover the hair follicles with cosmetic silicon which is not healthy.

This cosmetic silicone makes the hair more cumbersome to maintain and also makes it very greasy and very scanty. All the chemical additives gather up on the skin, and it blocks the access of oxygen as well as significantly reducing the effectiveness of other hair products that are meant to nourish and strengthen your hair.

Once you notice that your hair has become dry and brittle looks very unhealthy and also has become too stubborn for you to come and style then it is a sign that you must change your hair conditioner.

What other option would be best to revitalize your hair and make it look shiny and beautiful if not for the natural alternative of hair conditioner? Preparing your hair conditioner at home is a straightforward task, and it doesn’t require too much time or even ingredients.

Now that we know how beneficial natural hair conditioner can be, it is time to look into the various recipes so that you can pick the one that best suits you.


Homemade conditioner for damaged hair

Homemade Hair Conditioner

First recipe

The ingredients you need for this conditioner are:

  • two tablespoons of medium-fat sour cream
  • 30 ml of strong chamomile decoction
  • 5 drops of rose wood oil
  • half teaspoon of pharmaceutical dimexidum
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh cucumber juice
  • 1 egg yolk

Once you have gathered all these ingredients together mix them in a bowl and stir till everything is nicely combined.

When your hair conditioner is ready, you can store it in a container and put it in your refrigerator. To apply it on your hair after a shampoo wash, simply rub it into the hair generously and pay more attention to the ends of your hair.

Second recipe

The ingredients you need for this second recipe are:

  • One teaspoon of gelatin
  • One teaspoon of natural honey
  • Two teaspoons of burdock infusion
  • 5 teaspoons of ylang-ylang essential oil.

Begin by heating the gelatin, the two teaspoons of burdock infusion, the essential oil, and the honey in a bath water.

When you notice that the ingredients are completely and nicely dissolved, you can take it from the heat and allow it to cool. Apply this conditioner to your hair on a regular basis and watch how it brings back the glow and silkiness that was lost.

Third recipe:

The ingredients needed for this recipe are:

  • One big banana
  • 5 drops of cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of alcohol solution

To make this hair conditioner, you have to mash 1 banana with a teaspoon or fork till it becomes smooth.

Mix the mashed bananas with other ingredients. Once all the ingredients have been combined your conditioner is ready to use. Make sure to apply this conditioner on your hair generously and massage into your scalp for a deeper concentration and more attractive outcome.

Normally you’re supposed to hold the conditional for as long as 15 minutes but if you experience burns on your skin because of the quantity of cinnamon you can reduce the amount of cinnamon or rinse the conditioner off your hair after 5 or 7 minutes.

This conditioner is a very good one because it nourishes your hair and also encourages healthy hair growth.

Homemade conditioner for dry hair

Dry hair can be very annoying and also unhealthy because it leads to hair breakage and an unattractive look.


First recipe

Ingredients for this recipe:

– Natural low fat yoghurt
– 5 drops of petitgrain natural oil
– 2 drops of jojoba oil
– 1 egg yolk

Whisk all the ingredients in one large bowl and be careful with the measurement of the oils so that you do not mistakenly add more than is necessary. Adding too much oil to your conditioner will leave your hair greasy even after it has been rinsed.

Use this conditioner as you would use any other regular conditioner but make sure that you rinse out with warm water because of the egg.

Cold water may cause the egg to fold into your hair which is something I’m sure you do not want. Whether your hair is coarse, fragile, or lifeless this hair conditioner is the perfect one for you.

Second recipe

The ingredients needed for this conditioner are:

– 2 teaspoons of honey
– 1 teaspoon of corn starch
– 1 teaspoon of grape or apple cider vinegar
– 1 teaspoon of alcohol solution

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl till you achieve a smooth consistency. Before you use this conditioner, make sure that you have washed your hair with warm water (preferably slightly hot water) so that the ingredients can do their job effectively on your hair.

For people with curly hair, using this kind of conditioner on a regular basis will help make their hair more manageable.

Third recipe

Ingredients needed for this conditioner:

  • Five drops of rosemary jasmine and lavender essential oils
  • One sachet of gelatin
  • Two drops of coconut oil

Follow the instruction on how to dissolve gelatin in warm water as written on the sachet then allow it to swell a little before mixing with all the oils. Applied this hair conditioner as necessary and rinse out with warm or preferably cold water after 15 minutes.

Making leave-in hair conditioner at home

Now that we’ve already learned how to make rinse out hair conditioners, we can proceed to learn how to make a leave-in hair conditioners.

The advantage of owning a leave-in hair conditioner is that you can apply it to your hair whenever you desire and in whatever quantity you desire to enjoy using this conditioner make sure that you store it in a bottle that has a sprinkler.

First recipe

ingredients for this conditioner are:

  • 250ml of mint the concoction
  • Five drops of orange essential oil
  • One tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • One tablespoon of sea salt with tiny grains.

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl then pour into a bottle and shake thoroughly till everything is nicely resolved. You can apply this conditioner to your hair as desired.

Second recipe

The ingredients needed for this conditioner are:

  • 250ml of mineral water
  • Three teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
  • One tablespoon of alcohol
  • Five drops of lavender essential oil

Combine all the ingredients in your spray bottle and shake thoroughly. Unlike the first leave in conditioner that can be applied anytime and as many times as possible, it is recommended that you only apply this conditioner once in a day.


Third recipe

Ingredients needed for this conditioner are:

  • 200 ml of warm lemon balm infusion
  • One tablespoon of brown cane sugar
  • Three drops of bitter orange essential oil
  • Two drops of lemon essential oil
  • 50 ml of strong chamomile extract

Combine all the ingredients in your spray bottle and shake thoroughly you can apply this conditioner to your hair as many times as possible in a day.

I hope that you find this recipe very easy and also find them useful on your journey to achieving a healthy and good looking hair.

If you have questions or any other recipe that you would like to share with us, please use the comments section below, and we will be happy to interact with you.

Emmanuella Ekokotu
Ekokotu Emmanuella is a sociologist and Anthropologist, writer, and fashion model who lives in Benin city, Edo state,Nigeria.

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