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Homemade Hair Conditioners Using Ingredients From Your Kitchen

Overview.

Dry, frizzy, damaged and unmanageable hair, the worst nightmare of any person!With all sorts of pollution, dirt and toxins in the atmosphere, keeping hair healthy is one tough task. There are a number of hair care products like conditioners available in the market but it is not always feasible to rely on chemical products. Nutrition sure is a part of it but it requires more than that. It requires proper conditioning!

Proper conditioning plays an important role in management and repair of damaged hair, and by conditioner we do not refer to the branded conditioners in the market. We refer to the natural conditioners which you can prepare with simply ingredients in your kitchen.

How Do Hair Conditioners Work?

We know that conditioners help rejuvenate hair by repairing damaged, dry, or chemically-treated hair, but how exactly does a hair conditioner work? When applied to the hair shaft, they keep the scale like-tiles of the cuticle intact. The protein within these ingredients binds with the keratin in the hair and strengthens the hair shaft.

Benefits Of Hair Conditioners.

There are many benefits of conditioning your hair.

1. Revive damaged, dry, and chemically-treated hair.

2. Decrease the friction between hair fibers.

3. Reduce frizz.

4. Smoothen your hair and make it more manageable.

5. Enhance shine.

6. Improves hydrophobicity of hair fiber.

Whether you have natural kinky, curly, wavy, or straight hair, hair conditioners give your hair the moisture it needs. Now, let’s get to the DIY homemade hair conditioners.

Homemade DIY Hair Conditioners Using Ingredients From Your Kitchen!

🔸Before using these homemade conditioners on your hair, do a patch test on your arm to see if they suit your skin or cause irritation. If your skin becomes red or itchy, consult a doctor before trying them.

1. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Honey And Olive Oil.

Both olive oil and honey are natural conditioners that help hydrate and nourish your hair . Honey also helps prevent dandruff caused by seborrheic dermatitis .

▪️You Will Need.

2 tablespoons honey.

4 tablespoons olive oil.

Shower cap.

🔹Processing Tim.

30 minutes

🔻Proces.

1. In a bowl, combine the honey and olive oil until you get a smooth mixture.

2. Divide your hair into four sections and start applying the mixture to it.

3. Once your hair is fully covered in the honey-oil mixture, cover it with a shower cap.

4. Leave the mask in for about 30 minutes and then proceed to wash your hair.

5. Rinse the mask out with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and finish with regular conditioner.

▫️How Often?

Once a week, or twice a month.

2. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Egg And Olive Oil.

The yolk of an egg can be extremely hydrating as it also contains fats.The egg yolk helps promote hair growth. It also helps preserve hair endingsand rejuvenate damaged hair. It helps reduce hair loss, dandruff, and baldness and acts as a good hair conditioner. This hair conditioner is great for dry hair.

▪️You Will Need.

2 egg yolks.

2 tablespoons olive oil.

Water.

🔹Processing Time.

1-2 hours.

🔻Process.

1. In a bowl, combine the olive oil and egg yolks until you get a smooth mixture. To this, add a little bit of water to make it easier to apply.

2. Divide your hair into four sections and start applying the mixture to it. Optionally, you can work the mixture down from the mid-lengths of your hair or apply it to just the ends.

3. Once your hair is fully covered in the egg-oil mixture, cover it with a shower cap.

4. Leave the mask in for a couple of hours and then proceed to wash your hair.

5. Rinse the mask out with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and finish with regular conditioner.

6. Remember to use cool water while you wash your hair to keep the egg from ‘cooking.’

▫️How Often?

Once a week.

3. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Coconut Oil.

Coconut oil is an excellent hair conditioner that works wonders for your hair with extended use. It contains fatty acids with penetrative properties that help nourish and condition your hair from deep within .

▪️You Will Need.

3 tbsp Coconut Oil.

Hot Towel.

🔹Processing Time.

45 minutes.

🔻Process.

1. Heat the coconut oil for a couple of seconds until it is slightly warm.

2. Start massaging this oil into your scalp and work it down to the tips of your hair.

3. Ensure to focus on the tips as these parts need most conditioning.

4. Once your hair and scalp are fully covered, wrap your hair with a hot towel and wait for 45 minutes.

5. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Finish with conditioner.

▫️How Often?

2-3 times a week.

4. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Baking Soda.

Baking soda is an effective ingredient for removing the dirt and build-up from your hair and scalp. It has antifungal properties that keep your scalp clean and prevent scalp infections .

Note: Use only the recommended amount of baking soda. Using too much baking soda can lead to scalp irritation and hair damage due to its pH level.

▪️You Will Need.

1/4 cup baking soda.

1/2 cup conditioner.

Plastic bag.

Hot towel.

🔹Processing Time.

1 hour.

🔻Process.

1. In a plastic bowl, mix the baking soda and hair conditioner until you get a well-combined mixture.

2. Start applying this to your hair. Work it down from your roots to the tips of your hair.

3. Once your hair is fully covered in the mixture, cover it with a plastic bag. Wrap a hot towel over the plastic bag and wait for an hour.

4. Proceed to rinse your hair with cool water.

▫️How Often?

Once a month.

5. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Banana.

Banana is an excellent source of silica . Silica helps reduce hair loss and makes the hair brighter . It also helps condition your hair and replenishes damaged hair endings, making your tresses soft and bouncy . It most commonly used with olive oil as a remedy for hair. When combined with olive oil, it creates a good conditioning mix.

▪️ You Will Need.

1 ripe banana.

2 tablespoon olive oil.

1 tablespoon honey.

Shower cap.

🔹Processing Time.

30 minutes.

🔻Process.

1. In a bowl, mash the banana until it is completely free of lumps.

2. To the mashed banana, add the olive oil and honey. Mix well.

3. Apply this mixture to your hair until it is fully covered.

4. Proceed to cover your hair with a shower cap or a plastic bag to avoid a mess. Wait for 30 minutes.

5. Wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Finish with conditioner.

▫️How Often?

2-3 times a week.

6. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Apple Cider Vinegar.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that apple cider vinegar moisturizes your hair and makes it shiny and easier to detangle. Many kinky-haired bloggers recommend ACV for cleansing curly hair and as a natural conditioner.

▪️You Will Need.

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar.

1 cup water.

🔹Processing Time.

5 minutes.

🔻Process.

1. In a jug, dilute the apple cider vinegar with one cup of water.

2. Set this aside and proceed to wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

3. Condition your hair and then pour the apple cider vinegar rinse through your wet hair.

4. Massage it into your scalp and ensure that it is evenly spread throughout your hair.

5. It is recommended to leave the rinse in your hair, but you can proceed to finish your hair wash with a final cool water rinse.

▫️How Often?

Once every fortnight.

7. Homemade Hair Conditioner With Mayonnaise And Egg.

Mayonnaise is one of the most popular remedies for hair loss, dryness, and lice. Though there is no scientific evidence to back this up, there is quite a bit of anecdotal evidence. Mayonnaise contains oils that deeply condition your hair while eggs are packed with proteins that provide nourishment. This pack helps make your hair silky and manageable.

▪️You Will Need.

2 whole eggs.

5 tablespoons mayonnaise.

1 teaspoon olive oil.

🔹Processing Time.

20 minutes

🔻Process.

1. In a bowl, whisk the eggs and mayonnaise together until you get a smooth mixture. To this, add the olive oil. Mix well.

2. Apply the mixture to your hair from root to tip.

3. Once your hair is fully covered, leave the mixture in for about 20 minutes.

4. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Finish with conditioner.

▫️How Often?

Once a week.

8. Coconut Milk Hair Conditioner.

Coconut milk and its extracts are great emollients for hair. It is rich in vitamins B, C, and E that help maintain hair health .

▪️You Will Need.

1 1/2 tablespoon coconut milk.

1 tablespoon shampoo.

🔹Processing Time.

5 minutes.

🔻Process.

1. Mix the coconut milk and shampoo well.

2. Use this mixture to shampoo your hair as you normally would.

3. Proceed to condition your hair.

4. Once you’re out of the shower, take 1/2 tablespoon of coconut milk in your palm and work this through your hair.

5. Leave it in your hair and proceed to style.

▫️How Often?

2-3 times a week.

9. Yogurt Hair Conditioner.

Yogurt and olive oil are great for the hair. Yogurt helps in protecting the hair endings, rejuvenating damaged hair, and reducing baldness. Olive oil is known to protect hair from damage, dandruff, and hair loss .

▪️You Will Need.

1 egg.

1 teaspoon olive oil.

2 tablespoons yogurt.

Shower cap.

🔹Processing Time.

5 minutes.

🔻Process.

1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender until you achieve a smooth consistency.

2. Apply the mixture to your damp hair and massage gently.

3. Cover your hair with a shower cap for 15 minutes.Wash off the mixture using cold water.

▫️How Often?

Once every two weeks.

Reference :

By DoctorNDTV (2017-12-05), “5 Natural Hair Conditioners You Can Make At Home”، www.doctor.ndtv.com

MEENAL (2017-7-12), “10 Homemade Hair Conditioners Using Ingredients From Your Kitchen”، www.stylecraze.com

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