Who doesn’t crave smooth and silky hair? We all want those lustrous tresses that are often flaunted by the models in hair product commercials. But that is a combination of light and editing more than the actual health of the hair. So, is the dream of having good hair a farce? Not really. You can still have the same sheen with some good products at your disposal. And one of those products is a hair conditioner. But what if you want a complete chemical-free hair product? After all, no matter how organic, every product has some level of chemicals. We have the solution in the form of homemade hair conditioners.

Yes, believe it or not, you can create hair conditioners at home. Soft and creamy, they improve the health and texture of your hair and keep a check on those flyaways. Not to mention, they are without chemicals. Let us take you through some of the best homemade hair conditioners that we have come across and also tell you how to make them.

 

1. Honey and olive oil conditioner

1. Honey and olive oil conditioner

Honey and olive oil are natural conditioners. Hence, it is a given that together, they can create the best product for softening and nourishing your hair. It also helps prevent dandruff.

Method:

  • Take 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Take 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Take a shower cap
  • Mix olive oil and honey to create a smooth mix
  • Apply in sections
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave on for 30 minutes
  • Rinse off with a sulfate-free shampoo
  • Apply a regular conditioner if you want
  • Use twice a month for best results

 

2. Eggs and olive oil conditioner

2. Eggs and olive oil conditioner

Again, the egg is known to be an amazing ingredient when it comes to deep conditioning hair and giving it the essential proteins for optimum health and shine. Olive oil, of course, is great at nourishing and getting rid of hair issues such as dandruff. This deep conditioner needs to be rinsed off with shampoo because of the eggy smell the hair mask can leave behind. Not appealing, even with all the shine.

Method:

  • Take 2 egg yolks
  • Take around 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Mix the two to create a paste
  • Add some water to make it easier to apply
  • Part your hair into sections and apply
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave for an hour or two
  • Rinse off with a sulfate-free shampoo, using cold water
  • Follow up with a normal hair conditioner
  • Use once a week for best results

 

3. Coconut oil conditioner

3. Coconut oil conditioner

Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids that penetrate hair deep enough to nourish your mane from within. Plus, its prolonged usage is known to have wondrous effects on the hair. Don’t believe us? Ask your grandma. Coconut oil is sure to be one of the magic ingredients in her beauty stash. It’s an old and effective way of keeping your hair strong, beautiful and healthy. Needless to say, it is also one of the best homemade conditioners.

Method:

  • Take around 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and heat it
  • Take one hot towel and wring the hot water out
  • Massage the oil from scalp to tip
  • Wrap your hair with the steaming towel Let sit for 45 minutes
  • Rinse off using a sulfate-free shampoo, with cold water Follow up with a normal hair conditioner
  • Use twice a week for best results

 

4. Baking soda conditioner

Baking soda conditioner

Baking soda has antifungal properties that take care of any bacterial infection on the scalp. Further, it cleans every scrap of dirt and grime from the scalp, making it healthy and thus preventing any infection from occurring.

Method:

  • Take around one-fourth cup of baking soda
  • Take half a cup of normal hair conditioner
  • Mix the two to form a paste
  • Apply this on the hair in sections
  • Cover your hair with a plastic bag or a shower cap
  • Rinse off using a sulfate-free shampoo, with cold water
  • Follow up with a normal hair conditioner
  • Use once a month for best results

 

5. Shea butter conditioner

5. Shea butter conditioner

Shea butter is rich in vitamin C and has ample antioxidants. It further contains fatty acids and oils that fight infections and have anti-inflammatory properties. This not only makes it efficient enough to keep hair infections such as dandruff at bay, but also a soothing hair conditioner. It is further known to protect hair from any kind of damage and hydrate it. It is also effective against split ends.

Method:

  • Take 1 tablespoon of shea butter
  • Take 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • Take 1 tablespoon of argan oil
  • Take a few drops of any essential oil
  • Mix coconut oil and shea butter and warm up the mixture
  • Add argan oil and essential oil and whip it all together
  • Apply the mixture, from scalp to tip Let it sit for around half an hour
  • Rinse off using a sulfate-free shampoo, with cold water
  • Follow up with a normal hair conditioner
  • Use twice a week for best results

 

6. Banana conditioner

6. Banana conditioner

Do you know that bananas are extremely rich in silica, an ingredient which is not only helpful in reducing hair loss but also contributes towards making hair shinier? Yes, silica is a very good conditioning agent which makes hair soft and bouncy. Add some olive oil to the banana and you have the best deep conditioning recipe on your hands.

Method:

  • Take 1 ripe banana
  • Take around 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Take 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Mash and mix all to make a smooth mixture
  • Apply completely on the hair, from root to tip
  • Let sit for half an hour
  • Rinse off using a sulfate-free shampoo, with cold water
  • Follow up with a normal hair conditioner
  • Use once a week for best results

 

7. Apple cider vinegar conditioner

7. Apple cider vinegar conditioner

Apple cider vinegar gives your hair the essential moisture that it needs and also makes it easier to manage with all the detangling properties it offers.

Method:

  • Take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • Take a cup of water
  • Mix and keep aside
  • Wash hair with a sulfate-free shampoo and follow up with a normal conditioner
  • Pour the apple cider vinegar mixture through the hair
  • Thoroughly massage it through scalp and strands
  • Either leave it in or give a final rinse
  • Use twice a month for best results

 

Benefits of conditioning your hair

Benefits of conditioning your hair

Using homemade hair conditioners has a plethora of benefits. This deep conditioning treatment gives your hair the extra nutrition it needs to fight all the free radical damage it faces on a daily basis. Here are a few benefits:

  • These homemade hair conditioners improve the hair fiber’s hydrophobicity
  • Make hair smooth and easier to manage
  • Revive dry, dull and damaged hair
  • It tackles frizz and makes hair shinier
  • Homemade hair conditioners reduce the friction between hair fibers

All these hair conditioners are amazing and have the desired effects on your hair. However, remember this pro tip to get the best out of them. Rinse your hair first with warm water to open the hair follicles. This enables these hair conditioning treatments to penetrate and benefit better. Also, unlike drugstore conditioners, these can be applied on the scalp. Make the final rinse a cold water one to seal the cuticles you had opened earlier and preserve the nutrients you just infused into the strands.

Overall, they help rejuvenate hair like nothing else, disinfect the scalp and strengthen the hair shafts.