Your hair plays an important part in defining you and your beauty. Even though hair does not serve much of a purpose for your body or health, it has a crucial place in every woman’s lifestyle. Having great looking hair gives you confidence and boosts your self-esteem to be more yourself. However, to achieve great hair you don’t always need to shell out the big bucks in finding the right products for your hair. This world is certainly full of natural ingredients which you can use to make your own hair care products. Moreover, these ingredients are available in just a fraction of the cost. You already have many of them already present in your homes or kitchen. That is why we have created this post for you to make your own DIY deep conditioner to supercharge your hair with nutrients and make them the envy of your peers.


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What is a Conditioner?

A conditioner, as the name suggests, is used to condition and hydrate your hair. People generally use conditioners after shampooing their hair. This is because shampoo strips the hair of their moisture. There are many different types of conditioners available nowadays other than the normal conditioners[1]. One of them is the deep conditioner. But first, let us look at the benefits of a normal conditioner:

Benefits of conditioner

  • Moisturizes the hair strands. Also helps the hair to retain the moisture.
  • Softens the hair. Also makes them smoother.
  • Prevents hair frizz and flyaway hair.
  • Reduces the fading of colour in coloured hair.
  • Nourishes hair to make them stronger and reduce breakage and hair fall.

Conditioners provide a bunch of perks to your hair without pretty much any side effects. That is the reason that conditioners have permeated most people’s daily lifestyle. They have become essential together with shampoos [2]for anyone concerned with hair care. Consequently, this led to different types of conditioners for different types of hairs.

What is a DIY Deep Conditioner?

Deep hair conditioner is a specific type of conditioner. One which works a little differently than normal ones. It mostly performs the same functions but with extra benefits. These conditioners are generally designed to be left on the hair for longer. This is so that it can penetrate inside the hair and nourish them inside out. Usually, deep conditioners are designed to be left on the hair for around 10 to 30 minutes. Whereas normal conditioners work on hair pretty much instantly. A couple of minutes are usually enough for them to perform. Deep conditioners are usually thicker and more viscous. They have better healing properties and have longer lasting effects than normal ones. Let us look at the benefits of DIY deep conditioning your hair:

Benefits of diy Deep Conditioners

  • Prevents hair damage: Deep conditioning your hair[3] regularly makes your hair stronger and less prone to damage. It provides your hair with essential moisture from within. This improves your hair’s health drastically and betters its texture. Consequently, deep conditioning will make your hair better looking and stronger.
  • Increases hair elasticity: Deep conditioners moisturize, nourish and strengthen your hair. This leads to them becoming more elastic. Dry and brittle hair[4] are much more prone to breakage, frizz etc.. If your hair has elasticity they won’t break as much and stay healthy and shiny.
  • Makes your hair shinier: Deep conditioning also imparts your hair with natural shine. Living in today’s world can take a toll on your hair and make it look dull and dry. Deep conditioners get inside your hair shafts and nourish and repair them. As a result, your hair will become smoother and shinier for that sophisticated and healthy look.
  • Moisturizes your hair: Moisture in your hair is very important to keep them healthy. Lack of moisture in your hair will make them dry and brittle. That consequently leads to breakage and hair fall. Deep conditioners will nourish your hair and impart it with moisture to keep them looking great.

DIY Deep Conditioners

At this point, you should have sufficient knowledge about what conditioners are. You should also be aware of how they help our hair health. Therefore, you are ready to dive into the diy deep conditioner recipes which you can make yourself. And you’ll be able to do it using natural and healthy ingredients:

Banana Hair Conditioner
Avocado Hair Conditioner
Greek Yogurt Hair Conditioner
Sesame Seed Hair Conditioner
Mayonnaise Deep Conditioner
Banana and Glycerin Hair Conditioner
Calendula and Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner
Apple Cider Vinegar Deep Conditioner
Avocado and Shea butter Hair Conditioner
Egg and Castor oil Hair Conditioner
Pumpkin and Coconut oil Hair Conditioner
Argan oil and Shea butter Hair Conditioner
Jojoba and Coconut oil Hair Conditioner

Banana Hair Conditioner

Ingredients needed:

Ingredient Quantity
Ripe banana 1 whole
Extra virgin olive oil 2-3 tablespoons
Greek yogurt 1/4 cup
Pure honey 1 tablespoon

How to do it?:

  1. Firstly, take a blender and put a peeled banana in there.
  2. Then, add 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil into the blender too.
  3. After that, turn on the blender to mix the ingredients together. Blend them until you get a smooth mixture.
  4. Then, add 1/4 cup yogurt and 1 tbsp of honey into the blender too. Blend all the ingredients together until it is completely homogenous.
  5. After that, pour the paste through a strainer by keeping a bowl below. This will remove any leftover lumps or pulp.
  6. Your conditioner is ready to apply. Use it on wet hair after bathing.
  7. Lastly, Cover your head with a shower cap. Then, leave it be for at least 30 minutes before rinsing the conditioner off.

Works best for:

This easy DIY conditioner works best on dry hair.

Why this works:

Bananas are not only great for nutrition and energy, but also for hair. They contain a lot of essential nutrients[5] which help your hair and scalp a lot. Bananas are a rich source of potassium, carbohydrates, vitamins, and natural oils. They work wonderfully as a moisturizer for hair. Bananas soften your hair and prevent split ends. They also increase your hair’s shine and manageability. The potassium in bananas makes your hair stronger and thicker. Bananas preserve your hair’s elasticity and help against hair-breakage too.

Olive oil is also extremely restorative for damaged hair. It softens and strengthens your hair and helps with its growth. It also helps with a variety of hair problems like frizz, split ends, and dandruff. Olive oil also helps you get rid of split ends. It provides your hair with shine and strength. While also helping you with dandruff [6] and hair frizz, it will boost your hair’s health and help with its growth rate.

Greek yogurt is full of proteins, vitamins, and nutrients for hair. It helps nourish the hair and supply it with vitamin D which is crucial in preventing hair loss. It works as a great moisturizer for hair too.

Honey is great as a conditioner for hair. It is also good as a moisturizer which hydrates the hair. It helps nourish your hair. Honey [7]softens your hair while also increasing your hair growth rate. It supplies essential nutrients to your hair follicles which enable your hair to grow longer.


Avocado Hair Conditioner

Ingredients needed:

Ingredient Quantity
Avocado 1 whole
Avocado oil or Extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon
Pure honey 2 tablespoons

How to do it?:

  1. Firstly, you have to mash the avocado. Mash it thoroughly and as fine as you can.
  2. Then, take a blender and add the mashed avocado in it.
  3. After that, add 1 tablespoon of avocado oil and 2 tablespoons of pure honey to the blender too.
  4. Then, turn on the blender. Blend the ingredients together very well until it gets smooth and consistent. You have now prepared the conditioner.
  5. Then, apply the conditioner onto your wet hair after showering.
  6. Finally, cover your head with a shower cap and leave it be for around 1 hour. After that, wash your hair and you are done.

Works best for:

This diy deep conditioner works best on damaged, dry or brittle hair.

Why this works:

Avocado acts as a natural moisturizer for hair. It also prevents hair fall. Avocado helps make hair supple and shiny. Avocado is an all-around terrific ingredient for hair. It defends the scalp from problems like dandruff and promotes hair growth by moisturizing your hair and scalp. Avocado is full of nutrients which include potassium, amino acids, Vitamin A, D, E, and B6. It also has high amounts of proteins, magnesium, oleic acid, folic acid, copper and iron as well.

Honey works wonders for your hair as it is a natural conditioner and moisturizer. It helps your hair greatly to retain and hold the moisture. It nourishes your hair to make them softer and stronger simultaneously while improving their overall texture.

Greek Yogurt Hair Conditioner

Ingredients needed:

Ingredient Quantity
Greek yogurt 1 cup
Castor oil 1 tablespoon
Coconut oil 1 tablespoon
Egg 1 whole

How to do it?:

  1. Firstly, take a bowl and crack the egg in it. Whip the egg well.
  2. Then, take another bowl and put 1 cup of greek yogurt in it. Now, also whip the yogurt thoroughly until it gets smooth and consistent.
  3. After that, add the whipped egg and 1 tablespoon each of castor and coconut oil to the yogurt.
  4. Then, mix the ingredients thoroughly together by stirring. Stir until you get a smooth homogenous mixture.
  5. Now, the conditioner is ready for application. Apply it evenly on your hair and cover it with a shower cap.
  6. Then, leave it as is for about 1 hour. After that wash it off your hair and you are done.
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Works best for:

This conditioner is great for remedying breakage of hair.

Why this works:

Greek yogurt is great for moisturizing your hair. This is because of all the lactic acid it contains. It also nourishes and strengthens hair as it is rich in proteins. It also contains fatty acids which help make hair stronger and shinier. Greek yogurt also supplies hair with vitamin D which is crucial in preventing hair loss.

Castor oil is also great for moisturizing your hair. It also prevents hair fall and breakage by making it stronger. It improves hair growth because it helps increase blood circulation in the scalp. Castor oil is one of the best oils around to nourish the scalp[8].

Coconut oil is basically a miracle ingredient for your hair. It will help you out with most of your hair problems. It will make your hair shinier and stronger. This brilliant oil will also help rid you of dandruff and lice. It hydrates and nourishes your hair follicles deeply. As a result, your hair will become longer and stronger and resistant to breakage. Coconut oil will also fight off your hair problems like frizziness, dryness and split ends.

Eggs are full of nutrients that help and nourish your hair, like omega-3, iron, biotin, folate, and vitamins A and E. These nutrients are highly beneficial for accelerating the hair growth. Eggs will also make your hair stronger and curb your hair-fall. They also have healing properties for hair since they are rich in proteins. Eggs add shine to hair and increase its elasticity – courtesy of lutein, which they contain a lot of.

Sesame Seed Hair Conditioner

Ingredients needed:

Ingredient Quantity
Sesame seed oil 1/4 cup
Greek yogurt 1 cup
Aloe vera gel 2 tablespoons
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Tea tree oil 2-3 drops

How to do it?:

  1. This is an easy one to prepare. First of all, take all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Then, mix all the ingredients together thoroughly by whipping them. Whip them until you get a smooth homogenous mixture. You have now prepared the conditioner.
  3. Apply the conditioner all over your wet hair and then cover it with a shower cap.
  4. Finally, leave the cap on for about 1 hour then wash the conditioner off thoroughly.

Works best for:

This conditioner is great for remedying itchy scalp and dandruff.

Why this works:

Sesame seed oil is generally used for the purposes of cooking but it also has benefits for hair. It is great for treating and soothing the scalp. Sesame has strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Therefore, it will also help treat scalp infections, dryness, and dandruff. Moreover, it will boost your hair growth and help maintain your scalp’s health.

Greek yogurt is great for moisturizing your hair. This is due to all the lactic acid it contains. It also nourishes and strengthens hair as it is rich in proteins. It also contains fatty acids which help make the hair stronger and shinier. Greek yogurt also supplies hair with vitamin D which is crucial for preventing hair loss.

Aloe vera [9]gel is also a potent conditioner for your hair due to its moisturizing properties. As a result, it can make your hair shiny and smooth. It contains a compound called proteolytic enzymes. These enzymes are used for repairing the dead skin cells on the scalp. Hence, it is a great remedy for fighting against dandruff. Aloe vera’s chemical constitution is similar to keratin. Therefore, it can nourish and rejuvenate the hair while making it stronger.

Tea tree oil is also great for fighting dandruff. Tea tree oil has great anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which help to kill any micro-organisms on your scalp which may be causing dandruff. It also moisturizes and conditions your hair naturally and treats any issues which might be making your scalp flake. Furthermore, tea tree oil doesn’t cause damage or dryness while also promoting hair growth and curbing hair loss.

Olive oil is also extremely restorative for damaged hair. It softens and strengthens your hair and helps with its growth. It also helps with a variety of hair problems like frizz, split ends, and dandruff. Olive oil also helps you get rid of split ends. It provides your hair with shine and strength. While also helping you with dandruff and hair frizz, it will boost your hair’s health and help with its growth rate.

All these dandruff busting ingredients together will eradicate dandruff and soothe your scalp.


Mayonnaise Hair Conditioner

Ingredients needed:

Ingredient Quantity
Regular Mayonnaise 1 cup
Plain yogurt 1/3 cup
Olive oil 1/3 cup
Honey 2 tablespoon

How to do it?:

  1. Firstly, take a bowl and put all the ingredients in it.
  2. Then, mix all the ingredients together well. Whip and stir them until you a get a smooth homogenous paste.
  3. Finally, the conditioner is ready for use. Apply it evenly to your damp hair after showering.
  4. Then, cover it with a shower cap. Then, leave it as is for about 1 hour. After that wash it off your hair and you are done.

Works best for:

This conditioner is great for treating dull, dry and lifeless hair.

Why this works:

Mayonnaise contains egg in it. Therefore, it moisturizes hair and is very useful in treating dry and damaged hair. It will add volume to your hair and make it shinier. Mayo is also good for a number of other common hair problems like dandruff, frizzy hair and hair lice. It also works as a conditioner for all types of hair. Mayonnaise works nicely in protecting the hair against sun damage. It also protects colored hair by sealing in the color better. Mayo generally contains vinegar too, which helps balance the scalp’s pH levels and in turn treats and prevents dandruff.

Yogurt is also full of beneficial proteins which nourish your hair and promotes their growth and good health. It is a good source of lactic acid which cleanses your scalp of any excess oil, dead skin cells, and dirt. That is why yogurt is terrific for oily scalps. Yogurt also fights dandruff and reduces hair fall. It also helps to add shine and smoothness to hair.

Olive oil is also extremely restorative for damaged hair. It softens and strengthens your hair and helps with its growth. It also helps with a variety of hair problems like frizz, split ends, and dandruff. It provides your hair with shine and strength.

Honey works wonders for your hair as it is a natural conditioner and moisturizer. Since it is a natural humectant, it helps your hair greatly to retain and hold the moisture. It nourishes your hair to make them softer and stronger simultaneously while improving their overall texture.

Mayonnaise Deep Conditioner

Banana and Glycerin Hair Conditioner

Ingredients needed:

Ingredient Quantity
Ripe banana 1 large
Vegetable glycerin 2 tablespoons
Extra virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons
Pure honey 2 tablespoons

How to do it?:

  1. Firstly, take a blender and put all the ingredients in it.
  2. Then, turn on the blender and mix the ingredients together well. Make sure there are no lumps left and it is completely smooth.
  3. Finally, the conditioner is ready to be applied. Apply it evenly to your damp hair after showering.
  4. Then, cover it with a shower cap. Then, leave it as is for about 30 to 45 minutes. After that wash it off from your hair and you are done.

Works best for:

This conditioner is great for boosting your hair’s manageability and making them soft. Works nicely for dry, dull and brittle hair.

Why this works:

Bananas are brilliant for hair health. They contain a lot of essential nutrients which help your hair and scalp a lot. Bananas are a rich source of potassium, carbohydrates, vitamins, and natural oils. They work wonderfully as a moisturizer for hair. Bananas soften your hair and prevent split ends. They also increase your hair’s shine and manageability. The potassium in bananas makes your hair stronger and thicker. Bananas preserve your hair’s elasticity and help against hair-breakage too.

Glycerin has great conditioning properties. It strengthens the hair and fights a number of different hair issues like split ends and dandruff. Glycerin is great for providing and then sealing in the moisture in hair. Its conditioning properties help reduce hair breakage and nourishes dry and brittle hair. It will also hydrate the scalp and help it get rid of its dryness & flakiness, and soothe it.

Olive oil is also full of restorative properties for damaged hair. It softens and strengthens your hair and helps with its growth. Moreover, it also helps with a variety of hair problems like frizz, split ends, and dandruff. It provides your hair with shine and strength. This oil will boost your hair’s health and help with its growth rate.

Honey works wonders for your hair as it is a natural conditioner and moisturizer. It’s a natural humectant to help your hair to retain and hold the moisture. It nourishes your hair to make them softer and stronger while simultaneously improving their overall texture.

 

Calendula and Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner

Ingredients needed:

Ingredient Quantity
Calendula oil 1 teaspoon
Coconut oil 1 tablespoon

How to do it?:

  1. Firstly, take both the oils in a relatively small bowl and mix them together well.
  2. After that, boil some water and put the hot water in a bigger bowl.
  3. Then, put the smaller bowl with oil in the hot water bowl to warm up the oil.
  4. After the blend of oils gets sufficiently warmed up, apply it all over your head.
  5. Then, take a towel and soak it in hot water. Then, wrap the towel around your head.
  6. Lastly, keep your head wrapped for about 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing your hair with warm water.
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Works best for:

This is called hot oil treatment for hair. It will soothe and condition your hair and scalp deeply. It is great for dry scalp and hair.

Why this works:

Calendula is the oil which is extracted from marigold flowers. Calendula oil has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties which makes it really beneficial. It is also a potent anti-oxidant. Calendula oil is often used to hydrate dry scalps and remove dandruff. Moreover, it has regenerative properties which make your hair longer and stronger. It increases the production of collagen in hair follicles, consequently making them stronger. This plant is also soothing to sensitive scalps. It also adds shine to hair and treats itchy and irritated scalps.

Coconut oil will help you out with most of your hair problems. It will make your hair shinier and stronger. This brilliant oil will also help rid you of dandruff and lice. Moreover, it hydrates and your nourishes your hair follicles [10] deeply. As a result, your hair will become longer and stronger and resistant to breakage. Coconut oil will also fight off your hair problems like frizziness, dryness and split ends.

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Conditioner

Ingredients needed:

Ingredient Quantity
Apple cider vinegar 1 portion
Water 1 portion

How to do it?:

  1. Firstly, take equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water and mix them together. You have to do this to dilute the apple cider vinegar.
  2. Lastly, just use this solution to rinse your hair after you have washed and shampooed your hair.

Alternate method:

  1. Firstly, dilute some apple cider vinegar using some water.
  2. Then, use a cotton ball to dab the solution onto your scalp gently.
  3. After that, spread the solution to your hair by using a comb and combing your hair gently.
  4. Finally, leave it on for around 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Use this remedy once every week for great results.

Works best for:

This DIY deep hair conditioner is very simple to make. It is perfect for women with oily hair and scalp. It will make your hair shinier while also reducing hair frizz.

Why this works:

Apple cider vinegar is highly beneficial to your scalp and hair in a variety of ways. Using it helps restore the balance of pH levels in your scalp and hair. This is because it is a rich source of acetic acid and its pH level is very close to that of hair. Consequently, this prevents moisture to be lost from the scalp and promotes healthier and nourished scalp and hair. ACV also performs a deep clean to your scalp to rid it of any impurities and agents which could be causing your dandruff. Moreover, It tackles dandruff by eradicating any fungi which might be clogging your follicles and giving rise to your dandruff. It also makes your hair stronger and shinier.

Avocado and Shea butter Hair Conditioner

Ingredients needed:

Ingredient Quantity
Overripe avocado 1 whole
Unrefined shea  butter 1/2 cup
Extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup
Apple cider vinegar 2-3 tablespoons

How to do it?:

  1. Firstly, take the overripe avocado and slice it up and put it in a blender.
  2. Then, add 1/2 cup of unrefined and unmelted shea butter, 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil and a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the blender.
  3. After that, turn on the blender and mix the ingredients together thoroughly until you an even consistency. You can add a bit more extra virgin olive oil to get your optimal preferred consistency.
  4. Then, apply the mixture to your hair evenly.
  5. After that, wrap your head with a shower cap and let it be for about 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. Finally, wash your hair thoroughly and you are done conditioning your hair.

Works best for:

This conditioner is great for nourishing naturally curly hair.

Why this works:

Avocado acts as a natural moisturizer for hair. It also prevents hair fall. Avocado helps make hair supple and shiny. Avocado is an all-around terrific ingredient for hair. It defends the scalp from problems like dandruff and promotes hair growth by moisturizing your hair and scalp. Avocado is full of nutrients which include potassium, amino acids, Vitamin A, D, E, and B6. It also has high amounts of proteins, magnesium, oleic acid, folic acid, copper and iron as well.

Shea butter is highly nutritional for both scalp and hair. It is rich in fats and great for moisturizing and nourishing the hair. It is also rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties for soothing the scalp. This great ingredient also provides protection from sun damage as it has sun protective factor. This is because it is rich in vitamin A and E. These vitamins also make this butter a great natural conditioner for hair. It soothes the dry and itchy scalp and treats hair problems like frizz and split ends. It is great for repairing damaged hair and consequently making them stronger. This leads to a reduction in hair loss also. Overall, this is a terrific curative ingredient.

Olive oil is also full of restorative properties for damaged hair. It softens and strengthens your hair and helps with its growth. Moreover, it also helps with problems like frizz, split ends, and dandruff. It provides your hair with shine and strength. This oil will boost your hair’s health and helps to accelerate its growth rate.

Apple cider vinegar helps restore the balance of pH levels in your scalp and hair. This is because it is a rich source of acetic acid and its pH level is very close to that of hair. Consequently, this prevents moisture to get lost from the scalp and promotes healthier and nourished scalp and hair. Moreover, It tackles dandruff by eradicating any fungi which might be clogging your follicles. It also makes your hair stronger and shinier.


Egg and Castor oil Hair Conditioner

Ingredients needed:

Ingredient Quantity
Eggs 2 whole
Castor oil 1 tablespoon
Honey 1 tablespoon
Banana 1 medium sized

How to do it?:

  1. Firstly, take the banana in a bowl and mash it using a spoon or fork.
  2. After that, add 1 tbsp of castor oil, 1 tbsp of honey to the bowl. Also, crack the two eggs into the bowl.
  3. Then, mix all the ingredients together thoroughly by whipping and stirring. Do it until you get a nice even consistency of a paste.
  4. After that, wash and shampoo your hair like normal.
  5. Then, apply the paste onto your hair evenly. Make sure to cover all of your hair, from roots to ends.
  6. Finally, rinse the conditioner off after letting it sit in your hair for at least 5 minutes.

Works best for:

This conditioner is great for softening your hair. It will also protect the color in your hair if you have colored them recently.

Why this works:

Eggs are full of nutrients that help and nourish your hair, like omega-3, iron, biotin, folate, and vitamins A and E. These nutrients accelerate the hair growth[11]. Eggs will also make your hair stronger and curb your hair-fall. They also have healing properties for hair since they are rich in proteins. Moreover, eggs add shine to hair and increase its elasticity – courtesy of lutein, which they contain a lot of.

Castor oil is also great for moisturizing your hair. It also prevents hair fall and breakage by making it stronger. It improves hair growth because it helps increase blood circulation in the scalp. Castor oil is one of the best oils around to nourish the scalp.

Bananas are not only great for nutrition and energy, but also for hair. They contain a lot of essential nutrients which help your hair and scalp a lot, like potassium, carbohydrates, vitamins, and natural oils. They work wonderfully as a moisturizer for hair. Bananas soften your hair and prevent split ends. They also increase your hair’s shine and manageability. The potassium in bananas makes your hair stronger and thicker. Bananas preserve your hair’s elasticity and help against hair-breakage[12]
too.

Honey works wonders for your hair as it is a natural conditioner and moisturizer. Since it is a natural humectant, it helps your hair greatly to retain and hold the moisture. It nourishes your hair to make them softer and stronger simultaneously while improving their overall texture.

Egg and castor oil

Pumpkin and Coconut oil Deep Conditioner

Ingredients needed:

Ingredient Quantity
Pumpkin puree 1/2 cup
Coconut oil 2 tablespoons
Raw honey 1 tablespoon

How to do it?:

  1. Firstly, cut some pumpkin and use a blender to make a puree out of it.
  2. After that, take 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 2 tbsp coconut oil, and 1 tbsp raw honey in a relatively small bowl.
  3. Then, take a bigger bowl and fill it with hot water and put the smaller bowl with the ingredients in it. You need to do this so that the ingredients can melt and mix together.
  4. After that, mix the ingredients together thoroughly by stirring until you get the even consistency as that of a paste.
  5. Then, apply the paste onto your wet or damp hair. Make sure to cover your hair fully from roots to the tips.
  6. After that, wrap up your head in a shower cap or plastic bag and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Lastly, rinse the paste off from your hair and then shower, shampoo and condition as normal. Repeat this remedy 2 times every week.
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Works best for:

This diy deep conditioner works best on dry and damaged hair.

Why this works:

Pumpkin has numerous health benefits for your hair as it is rich in a variety of essential vitamins and nutrients. It contains vitamins B, C, E, beta carotene, zinc, and potassium to name a few. The potassium in the pumpkins helps in keeping hair healthy and boost hair growth. Zinc promotes the production of collagen to keep the hair healthy. Pumpkin also contains folate in it, which is an important B vitamin, that increases hair growth as it improves blood circulation. All these nutrients help make pumpkin a terrific conditioner for dry hair.

Coconut oil helps you out with most of your hair problems. It will make your hair shinier and stronger. This brilliant oil will also help you get rid of dandruff and lice. It hydrates and nourishes your hair follicles deeply. As a result, your hair will become longer and stronger and resistant to breakage. Coconut oil will also fight against hair problems like frizziness, dryness and split ends.

Honey works wonders for your hair as it is a natural conditioner and moisturizer. Since it is a natural humectant, it helps your hair retain and hold the moisture. It nourishes your hair to make them softer and stronger simultaneously while improving their overall texture.

Argan oil and Shea butter Deep Conditioner

Ingredients needed:

Ingredient Quantity
Argan oil 1 teaspoon
Shea butter 1 tablespoon
Coconut oil 2 tablespoons
Any essential oil a few drops

How to do it?:

  1. Firstly, take the shea butter and coconut oil and melt them together. Use a microwave for this purpose.
  2. After that, let the mixture cool down until it is close to solidifying.
  3. Then, add the argan oil to the mixture and whip all these ingredients together for about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Subsequently, apply the conditioner to your hair thoroughly. Use it on dry hair and let it be for about 30 minutes.
  5. Lastly, wash your head and shampoo as you usually do.

Works best for:

This is a great conditioner to heal and rejuvenate damaged hair.

Why this works:

Argan oil is fantastic as a conditioner for hair. This brilliant oil makes your hair softer, silkier and shinier. It can even remedy split ends and frizzy hair. Moreover, argan oil is a rich source of vitamin E which is highly beneficial for hair. Vitamin E contains anti-oxidants in it which makes your hair healthy and boosts its growth. Argan oil will even moisturize your hair and scalp. This will consequently make your hair healthy, strong and also remove dandruff.

Shea butter is highly nutritional for both scalp and hair. It is rich in fats and is great for moisturizing and nourishing the hair. It is also rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties for soothing the scalp. This great ingredient also provides protection from sun damage as it has sun protective factor, as it is rich in vitamin A and E. These vitamins also make this butter a great natural conditioner for hair. It soothes the dry and itchy scalp and treats hair problems like frizz and split ends. It is great for repairing damaged hair and consequently making them stronger. This leads to a reduction in hair loss also.

Coconut oil will help you out with most of your hair problems[13]. It will make your hair shinier and stronger. This brilliant oil will also help remove dandruff and lice. It hydrates and nourishes your hair follicles deeply. As a result, your hair will become longer and stronger and resistant to breakage. Coconut oil will also fight the hair problems like frizziness, dryness and split ends.

Jojoba and Coconut oil Deep Conditioner

Ingredients needed:

Ingredient Quantity
Jojoba oil 1 tablespoon
Coconut oil 2 tablespoons
Essential oil 4 drops

How to do it?:

  1. Firstly, take 2 tablespoons worth of solid coconut oil in a bowl.
  2. Then, stir the solid coconut oil until you get a creamy texture.
  3. After that, add 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil to the bowl and then stir to mix them well.
  4. Then, add about 4 drops of lavender, peppermint or rosemary essential oil to the bowl. Again, stir the ingredients to mix them well. Your conditioner is ready now.
  5. After that, apply the conditioner all over your hair. Make sure to cover it evenly and completely.
  6. Lastly, wrap your head in a shower cap or plastic bag and leave it as is for about 30 minutes before rinsing it off using a shampoo.

Works best for:

This deep conditioner is great for weak hair. It will strengthen your hair and make it more shiny and silky.

Why this works:

Jojoba oil is a rich source of many essential nutrients that nourish the hair and scalp[14]. It contains copper, zinc, vitamins B, C, and E. Moreover, it is a great moisturizer for the scalp. Consequently, it is a great aid in the fight against dandruff. It also strengthens hair, which in turn, prevent hair loss and increase hair thickness. Jojoba oil also has anti-inflammatory properties which will help soothe your scalp.

Coconut oil works well for most of the hair problems. It will make your hair shinier and stronger. This amazing oil will also help you manage dandruff and lice. It hydrates and nourishes your hair follicles deeply. As a result, your hair will become longer and stronger and resistant to breakage. Coconut oil will also fight hair problems like frizziness, dryness and split ends.

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Tips and Tricks

We have supplied you with a huge collection of recipes of various DIY deep conditioners which will take your hair health to the next level. Now, we will tell you about a few tips and tricks which will put you many steps ahead:

  • Focus the application of these conditioners on your hair and hair ends, not on the scalp. The ends of your hair are driest and most damaged as they are the oldest. That is why you should start your hair conditioning from the ends and then move towards the roots. Applying too much conditioner to your scalp can be detrimental as it could make your scalp clogged and oily.
  • Use heat for deeper conditioning. You can use heat on your hair before conditioning as it opens up the cuticles which allow the conditioner to seep in deeper. This is the reason that we use warm water in conditioning. Wrapping your head allows to seal the heat in. Use a warm damp towel to cover your head for even better results.
  • Don’t rinse off the deep conditioner after just a few minutes. Deep conditioners are unlike normal conditioners as they require much more time to condition your hair properly. Usually, you will need to keep the deep conditioner on your hair for around 20 to 40 minutes to get the best results. This is why you may need to apply deep conditioners before you shower and shampoo.
  • Use cold water when washing away the conditioner from your hair. This will close your hair’s cuticles [15]and seal in all the nutrients which the conditioner provided to your hair. This will also seal in the moisture and help your hair retain it for longer.
  • Deep condition your hair regularly. Nourishing your hair and infusing nutrients in your hair can take time. So, be patient with deep conditioning and do it every 2 to 4 weeks to get the best results. You should not condition too much as it will be more harmful as this could make your hair greasy and heavy.
  • Don’t apply conditioner on your hair when it is sopping wet. Dab your hair with a towel to dry it off before applying conditioner. The conditioner will be harder to absorb in wet hair as it will just slide right off from your hair.
  • Make sure to apply the deep conditioner over all of your hair. Use an even coat and try to cover all your hair to nourish and condition them properly. You can comb your hair before conditioning to untangle them so that conditioner can get in easily and fully.
  • When removing the conditioner from your hair, make sure to rinse your hair properly. If you don’t get all the conditioner out of your hair it can lead to making your hair dull, hair follicles clogged, and sometimes a clogged scalp too.

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This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 27/2/2019



Prakhar Parihar

Prakhar Parihar

Health & Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
Has a passion for writing and helping people with their health and wellness. A bonafide fiend for all things fictional, be it books, movies or shows. Loves living in Bengaluru.
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56 Comments

  1. Can I condition my hair daily without shampooing it? Is it going to be okay? Or will it leave adverse effects?

  2. I am 16 years old and I have a very oily hair. However, my scalp is very dry and flaky. Can I use a conditioner? And if yes, do I have to specifically use it only on particular sections?

  3. Is it unhealthy to wash hair every day? I have an extremely oily scalp and it just takes me one walk outside in the pollution and my hair comes back to being very very oily.. Please tell. As of now I have not seen much of a damage to my hair but I am worried. I use both shampoo and conditioner.

  4. I have a lot of dandruff and I was my hair every alternate day. Someone told me to apply the conditioner even on my scalp to eliminate the dandruff. Is it okay that I use these products on my hair almost every day? I also have oily skin, will applying conditioner to my scalp worsen the situation? Please help.

  5. I am a working professional and last Sunday, I applied conditioner on my hair. But instead of washing it in a few minutes, because I got busy with a lot of work, I kept it on for almost an hour. I washed my hair and combed it and there was comparatively more fall out than before. Now, is it possible to have such drastic change just from the first wash or am I reading too much between the line?

  6. Is there a way to transform a normal conditioner into a leave in conditioner? My hair is very frizzy and I want to give it that extra care and nourishment that it needs. Please help me with something that is valid and will work. Thank you in advance.

  7. Absolutely. You can use just the conditioner and not the shampoo. This is the perfect method for hair that is dry. A shampoo can strip the natural oil away from the hair causing excess dryness. To avoid that and to keep your hair presentable, use just the conditioner.

  8. You can. If you have normal hair or oily hair, I suggest go with both of them cause using just the conditioner on an oily skin can make it even more oily. But if you have dry hair then I suggest opt for “Only conditioner” method without thinking twice. I tried it and it was the best decision. It took near about 23 weeks for my hair to adapt the change but once it was done, I was absolutely in peace with my hair. They always looked drop dead gorgeous.

  9. Here is a list of top 5 conditioner that will help you with your thin hair by adding volume to them.
    1. OGX Thick And Full Biotin & Collagen Conditioner.
    2. Nexxus Leave-In Conditioning Creme.
    3. Pantene Sheer Volume Foam Conditioner
    4. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lemon Sage Thickening Conditioner.
    5. Aveda Invati Thickening Conditioner.
    These are the top 5 conditioners for thin hair. If you don’t find them in the supermarkets or cosmetic stores, I suggest order them online. They have 100% positive reviews.

  10. I m a believer of OGX products and their thick and full conditioner is my absolute favorite. I have hair that is thin and breaks easy. I started using this conditioner paired with the shampoo and it is miraculous. The breakage absolutely stopped and my hair seems and looks healthier than before. I also have thin hair and after using it for a month, I could see much denser hair.

  11. I have used the Pantene Sheer Volume Conditioner and I know it works damn good. If you are someone who has very thin hair and looks very close the skin without zero volume, the Pantene conditioner will be your best pick. Being a drugstore product you will easily get it from the markets. Read the instruction and use as it says.

  12. Using any product that is even natural can cause some damage to the hair. If you use excess conditioner, it is capable of turning a scalp that is not oily, into one that is. Use a conditioner only twice in a week, exactly how you would do with the shampoo. And just because you are not using shampoo, don’t go ahead and squeeze palm full of conditioner. Just use a 2-3 pea sized squeezes based on your hair length and use it.

  13. That totally depends on the kind of hair type you have. I am someone with an oily scalp and hence need at least 3 washes per week. If you are someone with a normal to dry scalp type, I suggest stick to 2 times in a week only.

  14. While conditioning the hair without shampoo is a good idea for someone with dry hair, doing it daily can be problematic. It might add excess moisture to the scalp, causing it to become very oily. .

  15. If your hair is naturally oily and not because of any external factors then you don’t have to worry about anything. Coming to the dry and flaky scalp, I would first suggest you to oil it properly by mixing multiple oils that benefit it. If it still does not work, then apply some conditioner directly onto the scalp.

  16. Hi Isabella, it’s like we are twinning when I hear about your scalp problem. i face the same issue. By the time I reach my office from work, my freshly washed crisp hair turns to oily and greasy. I have tried washing it every day but most shampoos come with sulphate and chemicals in them which clears the scalp off. While this is great, but when done excessively can cause the roots to release more oil than before.

  17. 2-3 times based on the hair type. Try using only natural products to protect your hair.

  18. Shampooing strips the dirt away from scalp and hair and also takes away the moisture. That is why, it is ideal that you condition your hair after shampooing to give the moisture and hydration back to the hair.

  19. Well, I have always found this topic very complicating and I did a little research of my own. Follow the steps mentioned below and you will be adapting a hair wash routine that will never disappoint you.

    1. You should ideally always start with combing your hair to de-tangle knots before putting it under water. Start combing from bottom till the roots.
    2. Rinse your hair with lukewarm water and let your hair sink in it.
    3. Use a sulphate free shampoo and dilute it with a little water. Then apply this to your scalp as well as hair. Don’t rub it and instead massage it gently.
    4. Rinse it off and use the diluted shampoo one more time. Rinse it off using cold water this time.
    5. Use your favorite conditioner and apply it only to your roots or wherever your hair feels dry and dull. If the bottle does not give any instruction on the leave-in time then just wait for 1-2 minutes before rinsing it off.

    Follow this and you will not face any problem in terms of the wash routine.

  20. The ideal time for your hair to soak in the goodness of conditioner is 1-2 minutes. This time is enough for the conditioner to start working on the damaged parts.

  21. Firstly, applying conditioner on the scalp is not a very good idea. It cane make it oily. Secondly, I think the ideal time is 1-2 minutes. Always rinse your hair off using cold water. Hot water can make them brittle leading them to break. They are not even good for colour treated hair.

  22. I see, most people have answered your question but I would love to leave a tip when it comes to conditioning.

    * Never apply conditioner to dripping wet hair, they will fall of with the water. Instead wring your hair out real nice and then apply the conditioner. This way it comes directly in contact with the damage parts*.

  23. Hair growth happens when there is a right balance between the oiling and the shampooing. As much as shampoo and oils are required, conditioner too is. All of them have a designated role of their own which together pushes the hair to grow and grow in a healthy way.

  24. It is very easy to convert a normal conditioner into leave-in. All you have to do is take a spray bottle, add in one part conditioner and one part water. Close the lid and shake it well. You can directly use it as a leave in conditioner.

  25. It is very simple to make a leave-in conditioner without shedding any extra money.

    For Dry Hair:

    – Spray bottle
    – Oil
    -Conditioner
    -Water

    Take a spray bottle, add 30 ml of conditioner, 30 ml of preferred oil and 120 ml of water into it. Shake it really well and spray it out on your hair as required. Make sure you apply it to damp hair only.

  26. There are a lot of recipes available for converting a normal conditioner into a leave-in. My personal favorite is the Aloe Vera one.

    For Moisturized Hair
    -Spray bottle
    -Coconut Oil
    -Aloe Vera Gel
    -Conditioner
    -Water

    Take a spray bottle, add 250 ml of conditioner, 30 ml of coconut oil and 150 ml of water and 90 ml of aloe vera gel into it. Shake it really well and spray it out on your hair as required. Make sure you apply it to damp hair only. This will also help enhance shine and bring a definition to the hair. A boon for curly hair people.

  27. I read this comment and tried using it on my hair. I love how amazing it has made it. And the addition of oils and aloe Vera has made it very very soft. My hair is very dry and naturally frizzy. This is like an elixir for me which I will use for the rest of my life. I have started making batches of this to store for a really long time. When refrigerator this does not go bad. Love love it.

  28. Continuous washes will wash of the hair colour. You cannot do anything about it. However, you can protect the hair colour by using a conditioner that is specifically made for it. Almost all major brands now have shampoos and conditioner to protect hair care to few washes.

  29. I have dry hair too and down so many years I have tried and tested a lot of products. You can try anyone from these 3 and they will help turn your hair into smooth and silky soft.

    1. Pantene Pro-V Total Damage Care Conditioner
    2. Matrix Biolage Smooth Proof Conditioner
    3. Garnier Fructis Strengthening Conditioner Goodbye Damage

    Please reply if anyone of these help. All the best.

  30. I am a constant user of the Matrix biolage smooth proof conditioner and I can say with confidence that it will treat your dry hair like magic. The formula is a little strong and shouldn’t be used more than twice in a week but it will do its job right. Do give it one shot.

  31. I used the jojoba and coconut oil treatment and my hair has never felt this soft and light. Thank you so much. It was genuinely very effective.

  32. I was very skeptical about using Sheer butter on my hair. I have used it on my body but hair seemed taking it a little too far. I thought whatever I mix with it, it will leave the hair very oily and greasy. Something that I absolutely didn’t want as I have straight hair. But to my surprise, the hair only took the good part of making the hair soft and not the negative which was making it too greasy.

  33. Hair conditioner moisturizes the skin and provides moisture to it. Both of these properties help in hair growth.

  34. It is important to firstly break the myth that oily hair shouldn’t be conditioned. They equally needs conditioning. It’s just that it should be kept away from scalp as it can induce excess sebum secretion.
    Here is a list of top 3 conditioner that will work like magic for oily hair by adding shine, health as well as volume into them

    1. CLEAN FREAK PURIFYING CONDITIONER
    2. OUAI VOLUME CONDITIONER
    3. JASON NORMALIZING TEA TREE CONDITIONER

    Kindly let me know if any of these work in your favor.

  35. I have been using the Jason normalizing tea tree oil and I love it because apart from making hair feel bouncy and volumanised, it also makes it feel very light. The tea tree present in it cleanses the hair as well as the scalp and rinse of all the dirt making hair breezy. Do opt for it if you hair dry scalp.

  36. There are many factors to consider before selecting them. However, the generic ingredients that are natural and will work as excellent conditioner are:

    1. Egg yolk
    2. Banana
    3. Yoghurt
    4. Aloe Vera
    5. Coconut oil/ jojoba oil/ avocado oil
    6. Honey

    All these ingredients have fat in it which helps in moisturizing the scalp as well as the hair. If you are someone with an oily scalp you can mix a little vinegar to it. If you don’t want to use vinegar but still want to use one of these ingredients then make sure that you don;t apply it on your scalp. It can disturb the pH of it.

  37. I am a pure vegetarian and I also don’t eat a lot of proteins when it comes to veg. Due to lack of this particular nutrient, my hair was suffering a lot. While I just couldn’t eat anything, my mother thought maybe using it on hair directly will benefit me. However, nothing worked. My hair was losing its shine, quality and even length. I started scrolling through to articles, and finally discovered this gem. I though of giving Egg, Castor oil, Honey and banana mask a try. While it was unbearable as a vegetarian to take in the egg smell but when I washed and saw its health the next day, everything felt worth it. Please try this mask, it is amazing.

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