Creating your own natural hair care recipes at home doesn’t have to be tedious or time consuming. By using practical ingredients that are usually found in most homes, you can create a phenomenal at-home deep conditioner in 5 minutes or less. Here are 5 easy yet powerful DIY deep conditioner recipes that you can make in the convenience of your own home…
1. Banana Deep Conditioner for Dry Hair
Bananas are one of the better kept secrets when it comes to treating dry hair, as they are rich in beneficial vitamins such as potassium and Vitamin A. Olive oil is used to help penetrate and add moisture to parched strands. Greek yogurt will provide the hair with a healthy balance of moisture and protein to help soften dry hair strands.
You will need:
- 1 ripe banana
- 2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon pure honey
- plastic conditioning cap
How to Use: Mix banana and EVOO in a blender until very smooth, then add remaining ingredients and mix well until there are no lumps. Pour mixture through a strainer to remove any extra lumps or banana pulp before applying to your hair. Apply to wet hair, cover with plastic conditioning cap and leave on for a minimum of 30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
2. DIY Deep Conditioner – Chocolate Honey Hair Smoothie
Cacao powder is rich in vitamins, magnesium and also contains one of the highest levels of antioxidants than other sources. The cacao bean is where chocolate comes from and not only is it delicious, it is great for your natural hair because it adds vibrancy, shine, volume, and promotes healthy hair growth. Cacao contains beneficial nutrients for your hair such as protein, riboflavin, vitamin A and thiamine. Treat your hair to a yummy chocolate treat using the following ingredients:
DIY Chocolate Deep Conditioner Recipe:
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 cup raw Cacao powder (unsweetened cocoa powder can also be used for this recipe)
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 drops lavender oil
- 5 drops rose hips seed oil
How To Use: Mix all ingredients together and apply to freshly washed hair. Apply a conditioning cap and allow the hair smoothie to sit for 30-45 minutes. Hair should be soft and manageable for an easy detangling routine, in addition to smelling lovely!
3. Greek Yogurt Deep Conditioner for Severe Hair Breakage
Greek yogurt serves as a light, natural protein treatment that will help strengthen the hair. Greek yogurt is also full of fatty acids that will help to fortify and add sheen to hair. It also contains lactic acid and helps to hydrate dry, breaking hair strands. Castor oil will strengthen the hair, and act as an emollient to prevent the hair from losing moisture and breaking. The egg serves as a source of protein and also helps to strengthen and fortify the hair.
You will need:
- 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon castor oil (generic or JBCO)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 whipped egg
- plastic conditioning cap
How to Use: In a glass or ceramic bowl, whip Greek yogurt until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and stir until even. Apply to wet or damp hair, cover with plastic conditioning cap and leave on for a minimum of one hour. Rinse thoroughly.
4. Honey DIY Deep Conditioner
- 1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup of olive oil
How to Use:
Mix honey with olive oil. Heat in microwave oven to melt and apply to hair, then cover head with a plastic cap for 15-30 minutes. To ramp up the moisturizing benefits, sit under a hooded dryer or don a micro heat cap.
5. enhanced DIY Deep Conditioning Treatment
1 cup of your favorite Deep Conditioner
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of olive or coconut oil
How to Use: Mix and apply to hair in sections. Cover with a shower cap and sit under a bonnet dryer for 15-30 minutes. Rinse, and style as usual.
annie ash says
I have gone through your tips for deep conditioning of hair and all are very well described and are really useful. i have personal experience on these remedies. They really works. :). Thanks for giving such useful information.
I also would like to share some more tried and tested remedies for hair conditioning Deep Conditioner
Hope you will find them good and i also needs your expert comments on them.
Natural hair is the way to go
Jamie @fiveproductface says
I’ve always wanted to try DIY hair products, but I’m always so nervous they won’t wash out fully. I once tried this coconut shampoo from Lush… I had coconut bits in my hair for days! -JP
DIY products are great! I came across some material that taught me how to make my own DIY conditioners, shampoo, hair oils, and hair teas and rinses.
Check this out