Natural hair women love creating DIY hair products! From homemade conditioners to whisking away at some styling gel, we love using natural ingredients for our hair. Just because you are new to natural hair does not mean you are not ready to create your own diy shampoo or deep conditioner. You just need the push.
When And How To Use Conditioner On Natural Hair
Full disclosure: I don't do the DIY too often, but I know hundreds of women who do. While it can be fun, it most certainly will ensure you are using only the good stuff for your hair and its hella cheaper! Afraid to give it a try? Don't be. This is the best way to figure out what your hair loves from basic natural ingredients.
Who would best benefit from a DIY conditioner?
Actually, any one will benefit but there are a few who will find them to work the best. Remember, you do not have to be an expert at DIY, natural hair or even cooking to create some really amazing homemade conditioners.
Anyone who cannot find a commercial brand they like
Quite often you need to go the DIY or simple route. There may be some chemicals or compounds in those commercial brands that your hair may not like. Going natural or DIY allow for you to select what ingredients to use and to determine which ones work or don't work for your hair. A lot of them have preservatives that your hair may not care for either.
It's no secret that DIY conditioners will be much cheaper than buying over the counter products. Here's a quick tip: don't buy your ingredients like coconut oil or olive oil in the haircare section. Buy in the food isle as they are much cheaper and EXACTLY the same!
How To Deep Condition Natural Hair
Not like that, I mean the ones who tend to be allergic to a lot of ingredients, like nuts, soy or protein. Most commercial brands are not vegan or have non-allergic brands or product options. This ensures you steer clear of what you already know ails you and lessen our probability of an allergic reaction to your scalp, skin or hair.
Here are a few of the simplest, cheapest and most rewarding homemade conditioners that thousands of natural love, revere and use often!
Easy & Affordable DIY Moisturizing Deep Conditioner For Dry Hair
My Natural Sistas are rock stars in the natural hair world and they have created one of the best and easiest deep conditioner recipes to date. This is a cheap way to create a deep conditioner out of a few key ingredients and your regular favorite conditioner. Yes, no one said you had to start from scratch to do a DIY, did they?!
1 cup of your favorite Conditioner
1/2 cup of EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
Tbsp of Honey
What to do:
Simply warm/melt the oils and honey in a small post and add to the conditioner and mix well. Done!
1/4 cup distilled water
1 tablespoon canned coconut milk
Up to 10 drops essential oil (Only optional - choose one of your faves)
What to do:
In a small bowl, whisk together coconut milk, water, and essential oils (if using) and pour mixture into a spray bottle. Here's a cool tip to keep your left over coconut milk: simply pour remainder of coconut milk into ice cube trays to freeze it in 1 tablespoon increments. Mommypotamus.com
1 large overripe banana (sliced) OR 7 oz banana baby food
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp pure vegetable glycerin
2 tbsp pure honey
What to do:
Place the sliced banana or (add after blender if using banana baby food), extra virgin olive oil, glycerin, and honey in a blender. Blend thoroughly making sure there are no lumps or banana bits remaining. Sieve the mixture if your blender does not get it to a very liquid consistency or use a strainer. Apply to hair fully and allow to sit for 30–45 minutes under a shower cap. Detangle, rinse thoroughly, and style as usual. BGLH
Shawntas Way shares a highly effective (and simple) four ingredient deep conditioner that's work checking out.
3 whole Bananas
4 tbsp. Coconut oil
15 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
4 tbsp. Aloe Vera Gel
What to do:
Place bananas, coconut oil and rosemary oil into blender and blend well until smooth. Pour into a small bowl but run through a strainer first to keep an even smoother consistency and to remove all banana bits. Once in bowl, add aloe vera gel and mix well. Now ready for use! Apply to freshly washed hair that has been placed into sections for easier application. Apply from root to tips. Place plastic cap on allow to set for 45 minutes to an hour before rinsing and styling as usual.
Believe me, basic isn't always bad. If you really want to start with something simple and use the least amount of ingredients this is an excellent recipe to try and works best with a homemade shampoo recipe.
1 Tbsp ACV (apple cider vinegar)
1 cup tap or distilled water
What to do:
Combine ingredients in a clean re-purposed squirt bottle and you can double or even triple the ingredients to fill up your bottle. Shake before each use before spraying liberally all through your hair from scalp to tips. Massage gently before rinsing after a couple of minutes. Style as usual.
What Is A Leave-In Conditioner?
Here are five of the simplest hair conditioner recipes that will get your feet wet in the DIY of haircare realm. You can tweak to your liking but I will be back with some more recipes as I KNOW this will get you ready for the big stuff!
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