Hair care is essential to keep moisture and softness of hair. Homemade hair conditioners are usually only a few steps away in your kitchen cupboard or refrigerator. Not only will making your own conditioner save you money, you can make exactly what your hair needs at the time. Most of the following recipes contain ingredients that will need to be refrigerated if not used immediately.
Simple Deep Conditioner
Take one small jar of real mayonnaise and add one half of an avocado. Mix together in a bowl, with either a whisk or your fingers, until the entire mixture is a solid green color.
Wash your hair normally, and then smooth the mixture into hair from roots to tips. For added benefits, put on a shower cap or wrap your head with plastic wrap. Leave on twenty minutes and then rinse away with clear water.
This conditioner adds moisture and body to your hair.
If you don’t have an avocado, the mayonnaise alone will work wonders.
Do not use ‘salad dressing’ for either of these recipes. You must use real mayonnaise to achieve the benefits desired.
Really Simple Hair Conditioners
1 cup water
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon baby oil
Use a whisk to beat the egg yolk until it is frothy, add the baby oil and whisk again. Add the water and stir until well combined. Apply to hair and scalp, working the mixture into hair thoroughly. Rinse well with cool water.
This conditioner adds luster and body to any type hair.
Wonderful Rosemary Deep Conditioner
Rosemary Essential Oil – this can be found in any health food store and many grocery stores.
Carrier Oil – Extra virgin or light olive oil works well.
Pour one half cup olive oil into a small canning jar or the upper part of a double boiler. Fill a saucepan, or the lower part of the double boiler, half full with water and set the canning jar in the center. Warm over low to medium low heat until oil feels just warm to the touch or about 90 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and add twenty to thirty drops of Rosemary essential oil. Shake or mix well to blend the two oils.
Work the warmed oil through your hair with your fingertips, making sure to coat ends and massage scalp. Wrap your head in a towel and leave on for forty-five minutes. Rinse hair with clean cool water.
Never attempt to make this mixture in a microwave oven, as it could quickly over heat and cause severe burning.
This recipe works well for thinning hair or dry, scratchy scalp.
1 egg white
3 to 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
The juice from half a lemon
1 mashed banana
3 to 4 tablespoons of yogurt.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. After washing hair normally, apply conditioner mix to hair. Leave in for a minimum of fifteen minutes up to a half hour depending on level of conditioning you require. Rinse well with warm water.
The yogurt in this recipe works to control dry scalp and dandruff. The lemon adds shine. The banana and coconut oil helps restore moisture and add body and softness.