Are those dull and damaged hair getting you worried? Most of the people these days find their hair quality degraded due to a lot of reasons like over shampooing, over exposure to heat, use of chemicals for coloring, pollution, and much more. Maintaining good hair can be an arduous task until you identify the root cause of your problem, which could be split ends, hair fall, dandruff, or rough hair texture. Extensive hair care requires proper oiling, cleaning, and conditioning. Most of the people take care of shampooing the hair regularly but ignore the conditioning part, which makes their hair dull, dry and damaged. Using store bought conditioners is not a long-term solution to this problem as it contains harsh chemicals, which in turn may damage the hair instead of repairing them. As a substitute to these conditioners, you can make natural conditioners for your hair at home. Have a look at some of the best homemade deep conditioners for naturally healthy hair.
1. Banana, Olive Oil, and Honey Conditioner
For preparing this homemade hair conditioner, you will need 1 mashed banana, 2-3 tbsp of honey, and an equal amount of olive oil (quantity of the ingredients depends on the length of your hair). Mix all the ingredients well in a blender and prepare a paste. Apply this mixture on your hair and let it dry for 25-30 minutes. Rinse well afterward with a mild shampoo. Use this mask once a week to make your hair smooth and silky.
Note: If you have dry and rough hair, you can add an egg to the above-prepared paste and apply it. Vitamin E and D in egg reduces the breakage and improves the texture of your hair. You can see the results instantly after the wash.
2. Mayonnaise, Egg, and Yogurt Conditioner
Mayonnaise conditions the hair and protects them from the harmful UV rays whereas yogurt helps restore their lost shine. Hence, the combination of both is a fruitful one. For this remedy, you will need an egg, ½ cup of mayonnaise, and 1 cup of plain yogurt. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and use a blender to blend them well. Apply the mixture gently from roots to tips and make a bun. Leave it for at least half an hour and wash it off with a mild shampoo.
3. Coconut Oil and Honey Conditioner
Honey is a natural moisturizer and is wonderful for hair growth. All you need is 3-4 tbsp of coconut oil and 2 tbsp of honey. Combine both the ingredients in a bowl and heat the mixture. Apply the mixture to your damp scalp and massage it thoroughly. Leave it for another 30 minutes and then, wash it off with a mild shampoo. You can apply this hair mask twice a week for longer, shinier, and thicker hair.
Note: If you have rough hair, you can mix egg yolk with it.
4. Egg, Honey and Cinnamon Deep Conditioner
This is one of the best deep conditioners for dull and dry hair as cinnamon is a natural scalp exfoliator. Take 2 tbsp of cinnamon powder, 4 tbsp of raw milk, 1/4th cup of mayonnaise, 1 tbsp of honey, and two eggs in a container and heat it slightly. Make hair partitions and then, using a brush, apply this mixture from roots to tips. Wear a shower cap after the application and leave it for half an hour. Wash your hair with regular water first and then use a mild shampoo to remove the smell.
5. Avocado, Shea Butter, and Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner
Avocado is known for its nutrients, vitamins, and minerals content which makes it a dominant ingredient in many hair and skin products. If you are looking for a homemade deep conditioner for natural hair, this one will serve you just right. Take one ripe avocado, ½ cup of shea butter, and 3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar. Mash the avocado with a blender or a grinder. Mix all the ingredients and stir them well. Apply the mixture on your hair and scalp. Let it rest for 30 minutes. Wash it off with normal water and use mild shampoo to remove it completely. This remedy will not only provide essential nutrients to your hair but also deep condition them. Try it in every 15 days for effective results.
6. Coconut Milk, Orange, and Yogurt Conditioner
Orange is rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids which prevent hair fall and promote hair growth. The combination of it with milk and lemon averts dandruff and provides nourishment to the hair. Mix 1 cup of yogurt, ¼ cup of orange juice, ¼ cup of coconut milk, 1 egg and 4-5 tbsp of lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Apply the mix to damp hair and wear a shower cap to keep it intact. Let it set for at least 30 to 45 minutes. Wash well afterward. Use it once or twice a week.
7. Shea Butter and Oil Conditioner
Shea butter is very beneficial for the treatment of split ends and increasing the hair volume. This natural hair conditioner can be prepared by heating 1 cup of shea butter, ½ cup of olive oil, and 1 tbsp of vitamin E oil in a pan. Remove it from the flame after mixing the ingredients thoroughly. Apply it on your hair (including the scalp) when it cools down. Leave it for an hour or more and then wash it off with a mild shampoo. You will notice the difference from the first application. Use this conditioner once a week for better results.
8. Aloe Vera Conditioner
If you want to possess shinier, longer, and smoother hair, you can try this conditioner. Take 1 tbsp of olive oil, 2 tbsp of sesame oil, 3-4 tbsp of fresh aloe gel and 1 cup of plain yogurt (quantity of the ingredients would depend on the length of your hair, but the ratio would remain the same). Mix all of these in a bowl and apply it from roots to tip. Wear a shower cap and let it stay for 45-60 minutes. Wash your hair thoroughly after you are done.
9. Black Tea and Mint Leaves Conditioner
This is a perfect conditioner for an oily scalp. Take a handful of mint leaves, two tablespoons of black tea leaves, and 3-4 cups of water. Pour the water in a pan and boil it. Add mint leaves and tea leaves to it and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes with the lid on. Strain the mixture and let it cool down. Meanwhile, wash your hair with a shampoo and rinse them well. In the end, cleanse your hair with the prepared mixture and air dry them.
10. Avocado and Banana Conditioner
This conditioner suits every hair type. It will not only repair the damaged hair but will also provide strength and thickness to them. You will need 1 banana, 1 ripe avocado, 1 egg yolk, 3 tbsp of honey, and 2-3 tbsp of olive oil. First of all, mash the avocado and banana in a blender. Then take a bowl and mix the rest of the ingredients. Add the mashed pulp of both the fruits to it. Apply the paste to your hair and leave it for 20 minutes. Finally, wash off thoroughly.
11. Beer Conditioner
This natural conditioner provides you soft, smooth and bouncy hair. Just take 2 tbsp of beer and add it to 500 ml of water. Rinse your hair with this water and let them dry thoroughly (do not rinse your hair with regular water after this). You can do this whenever you shampoo your hair. Feel the difference from the first wash.
Note: If you don’t like the smell of beer, you can treat your hair with a hair spray when they get dry or replace the beer with white vinegar.
12. Egg and Yogurt Conditioner
For this moisturizing conditioner, you will need an egg and 5-6 tbsp of yogurt. First of all, take a bowl and beat an egg. To this, add yogurt and blend them thoroughly. Create 5-6 partitions in your hair and apply this mix to them (include the scalp). Let it stay for 15-20 minutes and wash it off later.
13. Herbal Conditioner with Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender and Nettle
As it is an anti-dandruff herbal rinse, you will need a handful of herbs for this conditioner which includes lavender, thyme leaves, nettle leaves, and rosemary. Along with this, you require water and 2 tbsp of lemon juice (or ACV). First of all, boil water in a pan and add all the herbs and ACV to it. Boil it for another 5-6 minutes so that the essential properties of the herbs are infused in the water. Cool it down and then strain the mixture. After washing your hair with a mild shampoo, rinse your hair with this water and witness the results.
14. Vinegar and Egg Conditioner
It is a deep conditioner for natural hair. Just mix 2 tbsp of vinegar with an egg yolk. Apply this mixture to your hair and wash it off with a good shampoo after 20-30 minutes.
15. Avocado, Olive Oil, and Heavy Cream Conditioner
Avocado and olive oil have lots of benefits for hair. For the conditioner, you will need one avocado (ripe and mashed), 2-3 tbsps of olive oil, 2-3 tablespoon of heavy cream, and some water. First of all, mix avocado and heavy cream in a bowl. To this, add olive oil, water, and mix it thoroughly. Apply this paste to your hair and scalp gently. Wear a shower cap after the application. Let it sit for 20-25 minutes and then wash it off with water. Do this twice a month for visible results.
- For greasy hair or oily scalp, you can add 6-8 drops of essential oils to your conditioner like bergamot, lemon, lavender, rosemary, tea tree, or sandalwood.
- For dry scalp or dandruff, add 6-8 drops of tea tree, lemon, peppermint, sage, eucalyptus, or rosemary to your homemade conditioner.
- You can also use coconut oil or olive oil as conditioners. Just rub a small quantity of them on your fingertips and apply it to your hair, focusing on your tips. Rinse it well after a minute. It will keep your hair hydrated without leaving them oily.
- Minimize the use of hair dryers, hot irons or rollers as they damage your hair intensely.