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11 Easy And Effective DIY Conditioners To Make Your Hair Healthier And Shinier
Stress, environmental pollution, and hectic work conditions- all these lead to various hair care problems. Going for salon treatments or over-the-counter products every time will not only lead to burning a hole in your pocket but also lead to your hair being constantly subjected to chemicals, which will further lead to hair care issues.
Did you know that some natural ingredients you use in your daily cooking can do wonders to your hair? So, keep reading to find out some DIY natural hair conditioners, which can be easily prepared from ingredients available in your kitchen.
Eggs make a good hair conditioner and can be used for any type of hair. If you have oily hair, then only use the egg white; if you have dry hair, then use egg yolk; and if you have normal hair, then use the entire egg. As per your hair type, apply the appropriate part of the egg on your hair, leave it for around 20 minutes, and then wash it with water. Do not forget to shampoo your hair after this! Eggs can be used once a month as a hair conditioner.
Another good hair conditioner is plain yoghurt. You can use it for any type of hair. Apply half a cup of plain yoghurt on damp hair, and then leave it for around 20 minutes. Wash it with warm water, and then shampoo your hair. Yoghurt can be applied once in two weeks.
#3. Lemon juice
Lemon juice needs to be used with olive oil and water, all in 1:1:1 ratio. If you take one tablespoon of lemon juice, then you need to add one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of water to it. Prepare the mixture depending on the length of your hair. Apply this to damp hair, and then leave it for around 20 minutes. Wash it with water, and then shampoo. You can apply lemon juice once in two weeks.
#4. Beer or wine
You read it right! Beer or wine can be applied to any type of hair but is most suitable for dry hair. Apply it directly to the hair, and leave it for some time. Shampoo your hair after washing with cold water. You can use your beer or wine hair conditioner once a week.
Avocados can be used for any type of hair. You need to mash the avocados and then massage it onto damp hair. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash it with water. Avocados can be applied once a month.
#6. Coconut oil
Yes, it is true! Coconut oil can do wonders for your hair when applied just before the shower or left overnight. Apply it directly on the scalp, and leave it for half an hour, and then rinse it off with a mild shampoo. If you have dry hair, then leave it overnight. Coconut oil can be applied every day or every alternate day.
#7. Amla (Indian gooseberries)
Amla can be applied to any type of hair. You need to mix Amla powder with water and leave this mixture in a vessel overnight. Apply it on the scalp with a brush, and leave it for half an hour to one hour. Wash it with warm water and then shampoo, if required. You can use Amla once a month.
#8. Honey and olive oil
Olive oil is one of the best natural conditioners, which helps to hydrate and nourish hair. On the other hand, honey added in this homemade conditioner helps to seal the moisture in your hair shaft. All you need is 2 tbsp honey and 4 tbsp olive oil. Mix both ingredients and apply it on your hair evenly. Leave this mask on your hair for over 30 minutes and after that, rinse it with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
#9. Shea butter
An amazing source of fatty acids and oils, Shea butter successfully helps in taming frizz and reducing split-ends. This homemade conditioner helps in keeping hair hydrated and reduces the dryness that shampooing gives. Mix 1 tbsp shea butter, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tsp argan oil and 2-3 drops of an essential oil of your choice (if required). Firstly, warm the coconut oil and shea butter together to make a melted mixture. Now, add argan oil and whip all the ingredients together. Apply the mixture right from the roots till the tips of hair and let it sit for half an hour. Rinse it thoroughly!
Enriched in vitamin B, C and E, the banana does wonders for the health of your hair. It helps in improving the elasticity of hair. In addition to this, banana also helps in preventing issues such as breaking and split ends. When the ingredient is combined with olive oil and honey, it gives perfect conditioning for dull and dry hair. Mix 1 ripe banana with 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp honey to make a paste. Apply the mixture to your hair until fully covered. Let it be there on your hair for half an hour.
#11. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar helps in sealing your hair cuticle. It also helps in making your hair shiny as well as it also helps in detangling your hair. For this DIY conditioner, you need 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar and mix it in a cup of water. After shampoo, rinse your hair with this mix made of ACV (apple cider vinegar) and massage for a while.
Frequently Asked Questions
#1. Can you leave deep conditioner in your hair overnight?
In case you are considering to keep your deep conditioner whilst sleeping, then you are totally wrong. You may like it to save your time, but your hair is going to be very sad. As the name itself suggests that these conditioners are heavier, you should strictly avoid keeping them overnight.
#2. What are the best natural conditioners for all hair types?
#3. Can I use a leave-in conditioner every day?
It should be noted here that a leave-in conditioner must be used after cleansing and conditioning the hair. And, if your hair feels too soft or feels weak, you should use a protein leave in conditioner in order to build up strength.
The types of DIY at-home conditioners that you can use truly depend on the type of hair you have. The conditioners mentioned above suit all types of hair, so you can use them once or twice a week or month. Make sure you keep these conditioners for some time so that they have the best effect on your hair. Also, prepare the mixtures as per your hair length.