Does your hair feel dry or damaged? Are you one of those people who style their hair often? Conditioning your hair is very important, no matter what type of hair you have. Hair conditioners can help make your hair softer and more manageable while also serving as protection to the hair shaft.
But here’s the deal, step away from commercial hair conditioners and simply use these simple homemade all-natural hair conditioners!
Here are six super simple hair conditioners you can make at home:
- Aloe Vera Conditioner
Aloe vera can help stimulate hair growth, strengthen your hair and help prevent having an itchy scalp, as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It can also control greasy hair and protect the hair from UV damage.
- 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
- 1/4 tsp black seed oil
In a small mixing bowl, add the aloe vera gel and oil and mix it into a smooth paste.
After you finish shampooing, squeeze out the excess water from your hair. Gently massage it the aloe Vera gel on you hair and scalp and then let it sit for 5-10 minutes before washing off until there is no residue left.
- Shea butter Conditioner
Fenugreek has a content mucilage that replenishes the hair and can help restore the luster of the hair, making it tangle-free, smooth, and shiny. It can also nourish the scalp and reduce dandruff. It can help promote hair growth and control hair loss.
- 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
- 1 tbsp shea butter
In a bowl, mix aloe vera gel with shea butter until well combined.
Oil your hair using the oil of your choice (leave it on for 30 minutes) and wash your hair off with a mild shampoo. Apply the butter to damp hair and let it sit for 5-10 mins before washing it off with water until there is no residue left.
Flaxseeds when mixed with water form a mucilaginous liquid that acts as a natural conditioner along with the omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseeds that can make the hair feel soft and moisturized.
1 tbsp aloe vera gel
2 tbsp flax seed gel (homemade) – how to make flax seed gel
1/4 tsp amla oil (optional)
Method: Mix these ingredients well until properly combined. Add in the olive oil and give it a mix.
To use: After shampoo, partition your hair and use an applicator brush, apply this mixture evenly all over your scalp and hair and gently massage it using circular motions. Then cover your hair in a shower cap and leave it on for 5-10 mins. Rinse off with plain water.
- Hibiscus Conditioner
Hibiscus is known to help soften the hair and can act as a natural hair conditioning agent as it also contains mucilage that can smoothen hair texture.
- 4 to 5 hibiscus flowers and leaves
Method: Into a bowl, mash the hibiscus flowers and leaves in a bowl of warm water. Let it soak for 10 mins and then strain the flowers.
To use: After washing your hair with a mild shampoo. Apply this mixture all over your scalp and hair, leave it on for 5-10 mins, and then simply rinse off with plain lukewarm water.
The rice conditioner is rich in protein and can help strengthen the hair, improve its texture, and can help get it tangle-free. It can help the hair regain its shine.
- Okra (Ladies’ Finger) Conditioner
Okra can be used as a natural hair conditioner because it is an excellent hair moisturizing agent and can help make the hair feel soft and smooth. It will give the hair a smooth finish, making it more manageable.
- 5 to 6 okra
- 1 cup water
Method: Into a saucepan, add the water and chopped pieces of the okra. Let it simmer for 10 minutes on low flame and then turn off the flame and leave it to sit overnight. The next day, you will find that the water has turned mucilaginous. Strain out the okra and only keep the slimy water.
This water can be used while you wash your hair as a natural hair conditioner.
To use: Into this water, add a teaspoon of any oil of your choice (optional) and then apply it all over your scalp and hair. Cover your head with a shower cap if need be. Leave it on for an hour and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Shampoo as usual after.