Is Your Natural Hair Conditioner Really Doing Its Job?
The products we buy often boast they contain a certain ingredient, so much that they are even labeled by the name of the key ingredient at times. Unfortunately, if you turn the bottle around and read the ingredients you’ll find it only includes a trace amount of that ingredient and the rest many times is questionable chemicals and fragrance oils.
And when you consider the first and main ingredient is water, how good can it really do? And how much money are you overpaying for a product that doesn’t work?
I absolute love making my own products at home even when they present a challenge. Why? Because I control the ingredients that go into the products while getting the most bang for my buck! You can take control of ingredients that go into your hair and beauty products too! Start with this DIY natural hair conditioner guaranteed to make your hair soft and tangle free! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience, read full disclosure policy.
Real Ingredients Guaranteed to Make Your Hair Soft
This DIY natural hair conditioner is an intense moisturizer and only includes ingredients to soften and strengthen hair! All are whipped together into a creamy texture, just like the store bought conditioners.
Coconut Oil – strengthens and moisturizes
Shea Butter – adds additional moisture, improves shine, treats dry scalp and dandruff
Argan Oil – controls frizz and improves shine
Lemon Juice – increases shine and closes the hair shaft
DIY Natural Hair Conditioner Ingredients
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon shea butter, optional
1 teaspoon argan oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops cedarwood essential oil
How to Make DIY Natural Hair Conditioner
Using the double broiler method or the microwave melt together coconut oil and shea butter. I recommend only including the shea butter if you have coarse or very dry hair. Shea butter is incredibly moisturizing and can be too much for fine hair.
Let the coconut, shea mixture stand until almost solid. Then squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the mixture and add argan oil. Whip together with a hand mixer for three minutes. Then add each drop of essential oil. Continue to whip for two more minutes until creamy. Scoop into a small airtight jar.
How to Apply Natural Hair Conditioner
You can apply this softening natural hair conditioner using two methods. For a deep conditioning treatment apply it as a hair mask. Add a quarter size amount to your hair beginning at the ends and working your way up. Wrap hair into a warm towel and let condition for 30 minutes before washing hair.
The second method simply involves applying the conditioner to dry ends three times weekly in the shower before washing. I apply just a nickel size amount when using this method to soften hair.
Since using this DIY natural hair conditioner to deep condition my hair once a month. I have noticed it’s stronger, shiny, and easily managed. I like to keep things simple in my life. And my hair care regimen is no exception.