What is a hair conditioner?

In layman terms, a hair conditioner is a hair care product used mostly after the process of shampooing of the hair. Its role would be to detangle our hair locks and to improve the elasticity, versatility and condition of our hair; hence the name HAIR CONDITIONER. We would always apply it to wet hair and then rinse the hair out after two to three minutes, post shampooing.

Now that we have a better understanding of what a hair conditioner is and how best it can help us manage and tame our hair, let’s learn how to make seven very powerful hair conditioners at home. Save your money and time, and go DIY we say! Take a look!
4 Natural Conditioners for Smooth and Soft Hair

These seven DIY homemade conditioners work better than commercial ones. Let’s understand the importance of using DIY hair conditioners for the betterment of our locks and tresses, shall we?

1. Banana Conditioner
2. Egg Conditioner
3. Coconut Oil Conditioner
4. Avocado Conditioner

1. Banana Conditioner:

  • Bananas have the powers to deep condition your hair, and when combined with other ingredients, it brings back the lost zing and shine to your locks.
  • The potassium content found in bananas can help strengthen the hair, restores the natural elasticity and repairs damages too.
  • Moreover, since the water content in bananas is high, it would moisturize the hair as well.
  • And with strong moistened hair, breakage is almost nil, sans the tangling and frizziness.

Ingredients:

To make this wonderful banana hair conditioner at home, here is what you would need:

  • Banana
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut oil
  • Honey
  • Blender
  • Bowl to mix

How to Make it:

  1. Cut three large bananas into small pieces and placing them in a large bowl.
  2. To this add two tablespoons of virgin coconut milk, a tablespoon of coconut oil and mix in a blender.
  3. Add a tablespoon of honey, and another five minutes of blending
  4. Transfer the homemade banana conditioner into a bowl and let it set for a minute.

How To Use:

  1. Shampoo your hair with a mild herbal shampoo and towel dry it. The hair should be damp.
  2. Apply the banana hair conditioner to every strand of your hair AND NOT THE SCALP.
  3. From root to tip of the hair the conditioner should be applied.
  4. Wait for five minutes
  5. Using cold water rinse the conditioner out, until the water runs crystal clear

Banana Conditioner

How Frequently To Use:

    • It would be wise to use this formula once a week only.
    • However, for very dry to brittle and coarse hair types- twice a week is a must to use.

 

  • For oily scalp conditions, not more than once a week should be the norm.

Best Suits For:

Frizzy, dry, brittle and coarse hair.

2. Egg Conditioner:

The keratin protein content in hair is about most of the hair weight and this is why we shall use an egg to make a hair conditioner for you today.

Egg is a rich source of proteins.

Around three to six grams of protein would enter the hair and make it stronger

Ingredients:

  • Mixing bowl
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Clarifying shampoo

How To Make It:

  1. Break the egg and empty the contents into a bowl.
  2. To this, add olive oil and give it a good whisk with an egg beater or in the blending mixer.
  3. Place a clean fill wrap over the bowl for the whisked egg to set.
  4. After five minutes, it is ready to use.

How To Use:

  1. Use a clarifying shampoo to wash your hair, towel dry the hair.
  2. Apply the egg conditioner to every section of the hair, avoiding the scalp.
  3. Emulsify the strands for minute from root to tip and back.
  4. Cover the head with a shower cap.
  5. Wait for ten minutes and then wash off under cold running water.
  6. When the water runs clear, use any moisturizing lotion you have at home and run it through the hair, emulsifying the strands and then wash off the hair with cold water again, until all the water runs out clear and nice.
  7. Towel dry your hair and let it fall loose.
  8. Comb when ninety percent of the hair is dry.

How frequently to use

  • For normal hair to oily hair, just once a week would be okay to use.
  • If the hair is extra dry, processed or damaged, using this formula twice or thrice a week would be great.
  • However, if you are to use this formula more than thrice a week, use only a regular shampoo and not a clarifying one.

Best Suits For:

Use this formula for hair that has been straightened, colored recently, chemically treated, dry, rough, dandruff prone hair, brittle and thin hair, and even for very scanty hair types or losing hair types.

Egg Conditioner

3. Coconut Oil Conditioner:

  • Coconut oil seals the hair and moisturizes our hair, which is why the versatile oil is known to be a leave-in conditioner for the hair.
  • Coconut oil is filled with anti-inflammation properties, antimicrobial properties, anti fungal properties and natural fatty acids too.
  • The oil also helps with new hair generation and growth in the long run. And this is why coconut oil in any form and as a conditioner is very rewarding.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of aloe vera leaf extract
  • 2 tbsp of sunflower seed oil
  • 1 tsp of vegetable glycerin
  • 12 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops of pure vanilla extract

How To Make It:

  1. Blend all the above mentioned ingredients into a smooth solute.
  2. Cover the solute with a plastic wrap and wait for half an hour for it to set.

How To Use:

  1. Use a herbal shampoo to wash your hair, and towel dry it.
  2. Apply the coconut oil conditioner to every section of the hair, avoiding the scalp. Emulsify the strands for minute from root to tip and back.
  3. Massage the hair strands for five minutes and then cover the head with a shower cap.
  4. Wait for ten minutes and then wash off under cold running water.
  5. When the water runs clear, use rose water and run it through the hair, emulsifying the strands.
  6. Wash off the hair with cold water again.
  7. Towel dry your hair and let it fall loose.
  8. Comb when ninety percent of the hair is dry.

How Frequently To Use:

  1. Thrice a week for normal hair, once a week for oily scalp and hair types, and twice a week for damaged, dry, thin and brittle or coarse hair.
  2. If you have scalp conditions that pus out, DO NOT USE THIS FORMULA!

Best Suits For:

Dry, brittle, coarse, damaged, chemically treated hair and coarse hair types would gain the best benefits of this treatment.

Coconut Oil Conditioner

4. Avocado Conditioner:

Remember, you are what you eat for the body, and the same would go for your hair too.

Avocado is rich in essential fatty acids that help with hair strength, collagen and elastin formation, hair elasticity and hair growth in the long run, when used as a conditioner or a hair mask.

This is why, today we are going to teach you how to care for your hair the better way, using an avocado hair conditioner which you shall make at home. Sounds pretty interesting, doesn’t it?

Ingredients:

To make this wonderful hair conditioner at home, here is what you would need.

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and scooped out
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2-3 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
  • Bowl and hand-mixer or stand-mixer
  • Hair clip (for longer hair)
  • Shower cap

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How To Make It:

  • In a mixing bowl, place all the above mentioned ingredients
  • Pour all of these into a blender and whisk it on high power for a minute, until the consistency is smooth and texturised well.
  • Place the mixture into a large bowl now and cover it with a plastic wrap for ten minutes, which allows it to set.

How To Use:

  1. Start by washing your hair with cold water and towel dry.
  2. Apply the avocado conditioner on the hair, from root to tips and even on the scalp. Let it cover the entire head.
  3. Massage the scalp deep with the tips of your fingers, so that more blood circulation happens.
  4. Cover the head with a plastic shower cap
  5. Wait ten minutes.
  6. Wash your hair until the water runs crystal clear and nice.
  7. For the final rinse, wash the hair with rosewater and let it sit for a minute.
  8. Turban wrap the hair for five minutes.
  9. Let it dry and spray a leave-in conditioner.

How Frequently To Use:

  • Since it is a little time consuming, we would ask you to do this hair conditioning treatment, once every seven days.

Best Suits For:

This is a hair conditioning treatment that runs very deep, which is why the best hair types would be damaged to dry, brittle to coarse, thin to flat and even chemically straightened and colored hair too.

Avocado Conditioner