Natural Hair Conditioner For Smooth and Silky Hair- 5 Easy DIYs
Conditioners are something most of us depend on for tackling those messy frizzes and getting rid of dry hair troubles. We just reach out for the bottle of conditioner and slather it all over our hair to tame our locks. The conditioner closes the hair cuticles to give it a smooth and frizz free appearance. But rarely do we stop to think about all the chemicals we are piling on the top of our hair everyday. Already, our hair has to deal with all that pollution and sun damage and it doesn’t need an additional dose of chemicals like sulphates, parabens and various harmful chemicals added for fragrance.
So , what we can do is, invest a bit of time dedicated to our hair and whip up some homemade conditioners for naturally silky and smooth hair. And the best part? They will save you lots of money. Here are a few DIY recipes that you can try at home-
DIY Natural Hair Conditioner Recipes
1.Apple cider vinegar
Best for: Normal to oily hair types
This is one of the easiest and the best hair conditioners you can make. Just mix half a cup of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water and use it as the last rinse in the shower. This makes hair silky, controls oily scalp, detangles, adds volume, controls frizz , helps prevent bacteria and adds shine. It acts as an acidifier which basically helps in sealing the hair cuticles which helps in hair getting stronger and less prone to breakage. It is also a great option for combating hair fall.
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Best for: Dry to very dry hair, especially unmanageable curls
This is a pretty good conditioner if you have very dry and unmanageable hair.
Olive oil is really nutritious and is packed with antioxidants and various other ingredients which are known to protect you from UVA and UVB rays. On the top of that, it is non sticky and lightweight. Just take a few drops on your palm and smoothen it all over your hair, especially the ends since that is where it gets more dry. You might want to keep it away from scalp as on the scalp it might help in excess sebum production. If you are using it pre shampoo, then warming up and massaging the oil will help release stress too. You can add a drop or two of any fragrant oil of your choice to it.
Also Read: How To Use Olive Oil For All Your Beauty Needs: 11 amazing ways!
3. Coconut oil and honey hair mask
Best for: Brittle and breakage prone hair, extremely dry hair
Take 4 tablespoons of coconut oil, the purer, the better and 2 tablespoons of organic honey. Mix them well and apply it all over after shampooing. Massage it all over your hair. You can leave it for 15 minutes with a shower. You can also steam your hair a bit so that all the nutrients get really absorbed into your hair cuticles. The coconut oil will moisturise your hair while the honey deeply conditions it. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and towel dry your hair. You will notice an immediate difference in the appearance and texture of your hair. With a few applications, the brittleness will reduce and your hair will look much smoother and silkier.
Also Read: 10 Uses of Coconut for Healthy Skin and Hair + DIY recipes
4. Aloe Vera conditioner
Best for: All hair types
Aloe Vera is an ingredient which can be used as a hair conditioner in various ways targeted to solve different hair issues.
First of all, take an Aloe Vera leaf and dissect it. Then
take a spoon or a knife and scrape out the juice from the leaf. Now this may be a bit pulpy so you can blend it a bit in your blender to give it an even texture. You can also use packaged aloe Vera gel but make sure it doesn’t contain any harmful preservatives. Now this has many uses:
- Simply apply the juice all over your hair and scalp and massage it a bit. Then rinse it off with some plain water. This hydrates your hair and makes it softer.
- For dry hair, take a bit of honey and Aloe Vera juice and mix them well. Then work it through your strands after shampoo and rinse it off with plain water. This is a moisturising and nourishing treatment for dry hair.
- For greasy and oily hair, mix a part of lemon juice and a part of aloe juice. Then apply it like a conditioner and rinse it off normally. It controls oil and reduce sebum.
- Aloe Vera and castor oil works like a magic potion for hair growth. Just mix a few drops of castor oil and aloe Vera and apply it on your scalp and strands after shampoo and rinse off. This will help in hair growth and at the same time make your hair shinier.
Best for: Dry hair types
This might sound a bit disgusting but it will work wonders to your hair. You can apply mayonnaise to your hair pre shampoo or post shampoo and rinse it off. The main ingredients in mayonnaise are egg yolk and oil which help in deep conditioning and strengthening hair. But make sure to keep it away from scalp as it might clog pores.
So, here were some amazing recipes which are sure going to improve your hair texture and appearance and are natural too.
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Do you have any favourite natural conditioners of your own? Share in the comments.
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