Daily, more women are drifting towards natural hair and its versatility. Every woman wants soft, full and healthy hair and of course, who doesn’t?
There are conditioners that we can make at home that can do more than even the ready-made conditioners and this is a fact.
Below are some 5 amazing conditioners to try at home.
1. Avocados, olive oil, shea butter, and apple cider vinegar
This homemade conditioner is lubricating, thick, and heavy, all of which give your hair slip, moisture, and detangles it well. The avocado’s meatiness and fatty acid content contribute to the effectiveness of this mixture.
Additionally, the fatty acids in the olive oil combined with the emollient properties of shea butter add even more lubrication and moisturizing benefits. Lastly, the acidic pH of the apple cider vinegar helps to flatten the cuticles for easier detangling.
This conditioner is ideal for those with thick, dense hair and major shrinkage.
1 overripe avocado (sliced)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup unrefined shea butter
2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
Place the sliced avocado, unrefined shea butter, extra virgin olive oil , and apple cider vinegar into a blender. Blend all the ingredients thoroughly and add more olive oil, if necessary, until the mixture reaches your desired consistency. After that, apply to the hair and let it stay in for 30-45 minutes under a shower cap.
Detangle, rinse thoroughly, and style as usual.
Bananas are great for hair conditioning because they are rich in natural oils, potassium, carbohydrates and vitamins. banana hair. All these ingredients lock in moisture to soften and add shine to your hair and help prevent and repair split ends.
Bananas strengthens hair, minimizes breakage by restoring your hair’s natural elasticity, and facilitates repair of damaged hair. They also moisturize your hair as they contain natural oils and about 75% water. Strong, moisturized hair also is less prone to frizzing and tangling. In addition, the fruit is packed with vitamin A, B6, C and E, as well as zinc and iron.
1/4 cup of yoghurt
Mash one ripe banana with a fork until there are no lumps. Mix in one-fourth cup of yoghurt. Then add two tablespoons each of honey and olive oil.
Apply the mask all over your hair and scalp. Put a shower cap over your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour.
Rinse your hair and then shampoo and condition as usual.
Do this once a week.
3. Coconut oil and honey
This conditioner is ideal for naturals whose hair dislikes protein conditioners but needs a bit of strengthening. The important item here is the coconut oil, which stays to the hair thus reducing keratin loss.
Honey is also added to the mix for moisture retention. You get the best of moisture and strength with this conditioner. If your hair is really naturally dry and thick, you should use this more often.
4 tbs of extra virgin coconut oil
2 tbs (or more) of pure honey
Place the coconut oil and honey in a small cup and place the cup in a large bowl of hot water. Allow the cup to sit in the water for a few minutes until the mixture is warm.
Pour the mixture onto freshly washed but towel blotted hair. Put on a shower cap, and wrap with a towel to prevent mixture from dripping onto face. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse out. You can then style as usual.
Eggs are powerhouses of proteins, vitamins and fatty acids that nourish the hair extensively. The egg is a great solution to most of the hair problems, and they are easily available, inexpensive and are natural alternatives that can be used both internally and externally for hair growth.
Eggs make the hair strong, prevent breakage, make them soft and help in their growth. While artificial products strip the hair of its natural oils, eggs help to restore the natural oils present in the hair and scalp. This is what makes the egg for hair loss and egg for hair fall remedies so popular.
Conditioning your hair with eggs enhances hair growth because eggs contain lots of protein. Hair is composed of 70 percent keratin protein, so egg protein helps rebuild damaged hair by filling in weakened spots along the hair strand, which temporarily strengthens the hair.
Including egg conditioning in your hair regimen can help you maintain strong hair, which is essential for growth.
2 egg yolks
Beat the egg yolks and set it aside. Wash your hair with shampoo and then work the egg through your hair. Wait for 20 minutes and then rinse it out with cool water to prevent the egg from cooking.
5. Yoghurt , Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar
Yogurt’s benefit, as far as your hair is concerned, is its protein content. Protein is an essential nutrient to the growth of your hair and nails as well as your internal organs. If you don’t eat enough protein, your body will automatically divert the protein it does get to support your organs, leaving your hair unable to grow.
Adding more protein to your diet signals your body that it can use some of the nutrients for growing your hair and nails. However, if you’re already eating enough protein, adding more to your diet likely won’t have any noticeable effect on your hair.
3 tbsp Yogurt
1 tsp Honey
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and set it aside. Wash your hair with shampoo and warm water. Squeeze the water out of your hair and start working the conditioner through it. Wait for 15 minutes with the conditioner in your hair and then rinse it out with cool/lukewarm water.