10 DIY Conditioner Ideas 2019 | DIY Formula

10 DIY Conditioner Ideas

Hair care products can range from fully nurturing your hair back to its natural beauty to causing even more damage to your already fragile locks. And the price of the product will often not be a true indicator as to whether it will help or hurt your hair. You can find great styling products that will add more vibrance and beauty to your hair as it repairs years of damage. But it can be difficult for the average consumer to find a product that works as it should. Because so many shampoos and conditioners contain chemicals that many of us do not want to put on our hair, some have resorted to making their own DIY conditioner at home, using all natural ingredients. The main benefit to doing this is that you know exactly what you put into the mixture, which eliminates the guesswork of finding a hair care product that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals.

If you are interested in making your own DIY conditioner at home, here are a few that you can try using the ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

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There are plenty of natural ingredients that can be beneficial to our hair. Honey, olive oil, and various fruit extracts can help to deep condition your hair and add more life to it than any store bought conditioner ever could.

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You will need:

  • 2 tbsp. Honey
  • 4 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Shower Cap

In a bowl, combine olive oil and honey until the mixture is smooth. Divide your hair into four sections and apply the mixture to it. When your hair is fully covered in the conditioner, put on the shower cap. Leave the conditioner in for around 30 minutes. Then wash it out of your hair. You should rinse using a mild shampoo that is sulfate-free and your regular hair conditioner. You can use this mixture once a week for best results.

This is an excellent DIY conditioner because it contains Olive Oil, which helps add hydration to your hair while nourishing damaged ends. The honey also helps to seal in moisture, eliminating dry hair.

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You Will Need:

  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Water
  • Shower cap

Combine egg yolks and olive oil in a bowl until the mixture is smooth. Add a small amount of water to make the mixture easier to apply. Divide hair into four sections and apply. Once your hair is completely covered, put on the shower cap. Leave the hair mask on for a couple of hours and then wash it out. Rinse with sulfate-free shampoo and your usual conditioner. Use cool water when washing the DIY conditioner out to prevent the egg from cooking. This can be used once a week.

This conditioner works because egg yolks can be very hydrating and contain fats that will provide your hair with a protective layer.

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You Will Need:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp. Shampoo

Mix 1 tbsp. coconut milk and 1 tbsp. shampoo together. Use mixture in your hair the same as you normally would. Proceed to use conditioner. Once you are in the shower, take 1/2 tbsp. of coconut milk in your palm and work it through your hair. Leave that coconut milk in your hair and style as usual. You can use this DIY conditioner 2 to 3 times per week.

Coconut milk is rich in Vitamins B, C, E which makes it great for dull and dry hair. It can also help restore luster to your hair better than other dry conditioners.

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You Will Need:

  • 2 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Water

Dilute the apple cider vinegar with one cup of water. Set it aside and wash your hair using cool water and a mild shampoo that is sulfate-free. Condition your hair with your usual conditioner and then pour the apple cider vinegar rinse through your wet hair. Massage the DIY conditioner through your scalp and spread it through your hair.

It is recommended that you leave the rinse in your hair. Finish with a cool water rinse. You can use this once every fortnight. Apple cider vinegar can help to seal your hair cuticles and seal in moisture. And it helps to detangle your hair making it better to manage.

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You Will Need:

  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 5 tbsp. Mayo
  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil

Whisk eggs and mayo together until it creates a smooth mixture. Add in olive oil and mix well. Apply the mixture to your hair, applying from root to tip. When your hair is fully covered, leave the DIY conditioner in for around 20 minutes. Proceed to wash your hair with cool water and a mild shampoo that is sulfate-free. Finish with your usual conditioner. You can use this DIY conditioner once a week.

Mayonnaise helps the hair because of the oils that deeply condition your hair. The eggs contain protein that provides nourishment and that helps make your hair manageable and smooth.

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You Will Need:

  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 tsp. Guar Gum
  • 1 tsp. Carrier Oil such as Jojoba, Coconut, and Olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 10 to 20 Drops of Rosemary Essential Oil

Boil water with guar gum while stirring with a whisk. After the mixture is boiled for a minute, remove it from the heat. Then add in carrier oil, apple cider vinegar, and rosemary essential oil, you can use a different type of essential oil if you want.

Pour the mixture into a container for storage. The mixture will start to thicken once it cools. Wash your hair, as usual, using cool water and a mild shampoo that is sulfate-free. Finish up using a guar gum mixture instead of your regular conditioner. Use it 2 to 3 times a week.

This DIY conditioner may be customized to suit your hair care needs. You can add more apple cider vinegar for detangling or add more guar gum for extra overall conditioning.

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You Will Need:

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • Shower Cap

In a bowl, mash the banana until it is free of lumps, add in olive oil and honey. Mix well. Work the mixture into your hair until it is fully covered. Put on a shower cap and wait for 30 minutes. Wash your hair using cool water and a mild shampoo that is sulfate-free. Finish with your usual conditioner. You can use this DIY conditioner once a week.

Bananas contain Vitamin B, C, and E are perfect for hair health. These vitamins help to improve hair elasticity and prevent breakage or split ends.

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You Will Need:

  • 1/4 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Conditioner
  • Plastic Bag
  • Hot Towel

In a plastic bowl mix the baking soda and conditioner to create a smooth mixture. Apply it to your hair and work down from the roots to the tips. After your hair is fully covered, cover your head in a plastic bag and wrap a hot towel around it. Leave it on for an hour. Then rinse your hair using cool water. Use this conditioner once a month.

Baking soda is a good ingredient for your hair because it helps to remove impurities from your hair. It will leave your hair feeling soft and moisturized.

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You Will Need:

  • 1 tbsp. Shea Butter
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp. Argan Oil
  • 2 to 3 drops of your choice of Essential Oil

Warm the coconut oil and shea butter until you have a melted mixture. Add in the argan oil and whip in the ingredients until they are all well-combined. Apply the mixture to your hair, work it in from root to tip. Once your hair is covered, allow it to sit for 30 minutes. Wash your hair with cool water and a mild shampoo. Finish the conditioner.

You can use this DIY conditioner two to three times a week. Shea butter is great for your hair because it will help keep your hair hydrated and reduce drying.

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You Will Need:

  • 3 tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • Hot Towel

You Will Need:

  • 3 tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • Hot Towel

Heat up the coconut oil for a few seconds until it is slightly warm. Massage the oil into your scalp and work it down to the tips. Focus on the tips that need the most conditioning. Once your hair and scalp are fully covered, wrap your hair with a hot towel and leave in for 45 minutes. Proceed to wash your hair using cool water and a m

ild shampoo. Finish with your usual conditioner. You can use this DIY conditioner 2 to 3 times a week. Coconut oil is a great conditioner that works wonders for your hair after prolonged use

WHICH INGREDIENTS WORK BEST IN DIY CONDITIONER?

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These DIY conditioner mixtures are all great for your hair. They are especially good for dry and damaged hair. Some of the best ingredients to use for your hair include olive oil, coconut oil, and coconut milk.

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