Deep conditioning monthly can help you recover damaged hair and increase hair growth. You must include it in your hair care routine.
But, can you deep condition your damaged hair at home? Yes, of course, you can! And did you know you can also use some of the home ingredients to make a conditioner? No?
So, read on to know how to make conditioners using natural ingredients at home to repair damage and breakages!
How to Make a Conditioner for Damaged Hairs to Condition Your Hair Deeply?
An unhealthy diet, heat, stress, and several other reasons can cause hair damage. And as mentioned above, deep conditioning could help you reduce it. So, let us dive deeper into some of the homemade conditioners to deeply condition your hair to prevent or treat hair damage. But, first, let us see the basic conditioning method at home without using any ingredients.
- Apply oil to the hair overnight or one hour before hair wash.
- Then rinse your hair using a gentle shampoo.
- Comb and make sections of hairlines.
- Finally, apply the conditioner available at home, using a brush or wearing gloves.
- But, start applying the conditioner an inch away from the root.
- Then use a wide-toothed comb to spread the conditioner evenly on hair strands.
- Soak the towel in hot water and wrap and cover conditioned hair.
- After a few minutes, rinse off your hair with cold water.
- Then using a dry towel, soak the wet hair to dry it. But, remember to avoid rubbing your hair to prevent split ends.
You must have understood the difference between conditioning and deeply conditioning hair through these points. Right? So, now, let us add some nutritional ingredients to the process to enjoy more benefits!
9 Homemade DIY Deep Conditioners for Damaged Hair:
Bananas have Vitamin A, C, E, potassium, antioxidants, and hydrating agents, all of which are essential for hair. It penetrates deep into your hair and scalp to provide moisture, prevent damage, and promote hair growth. It also has natural edible oils to help with deeply conditioning your hair.
To use bananas as conditioners, either mash one banana with 2 to 3 tbsp of yogurt. And then add 2 tbsp each of olive oil and honey. Apply the mix to your hair and scalp, leave it for 1 hour, and then wash off.
Or, blend a banana with one avocado and 2 tbsp coconut oil. Apply the thick, smooth paste to your scalp and strands and cover your head with a cloth or towel for around 30 minutes. Then gently wash away using a shampoo and conditioner. Instead, you can use 4 tbsp coconut oil and 2 tbsp honey with a ripe banana and follow the same steps.
Eggs have Vitamin A, E, biotin, folate, and healthy fats to provide moisture to your scalp and hair and increase thickness. It keeps your hair healthy and maintains shine. To make a conditioner using eggs, crack an egg and add 2 to 3 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp water. Apply the mix to your hair and roots and rinse off in 1 hour using a shampoo.
Also, you can take the white part of an egg and make a paste using half-squeezed lemon juice. Wash away the mask in 30 minutes with cold water and apply a lightweight conditioner.
Tip: If you do not like eggs, replace them with fresh mayonnaise. It has protein and essential fatty acids to nourish and smoothen by deeply conditioning your hair.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera Gel has Vitamin A, B12, C, E, and folic acid, promoting hair growth. Also, it is an excellent natural conditioner, leaving your hair to look shiny, thick, and smooth. To apply aloe vera as a conditioner, mix 2 to 5 tbsp aloe vera gel and 2 tbsp silicone-free conditioner and apply it only to the length and ends. Then comb your hair to spread it and untangle hair and wash within 30 minutes using a shampoo and conditioner.
Otherwise, mix 1 lemon juice, 4 tbsp aloe gel, and five drops of peppermint essential oil. Apply this mix evenly on strands after washing your hair with shampoo. Again wash your hair with cold or lukewarm water in 5 minutes.
You can also apply a mix of 6 to 8 tbsp each conditioner, aloe vera gel, and 1 tbsp coconut milk or powder. And either leave it on the strands for 20 minutes or cover your head with a towel and blow dry on it for deep conditioning.
Take a tsp of castor oil, almond oil, honey and make a gel out of them, mixing well. Apply it to the scalp, length, and ends. Or, mix 1 tsp each of coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil, and kalonji oil, add 2 Vitamin E Capsules and some drops of tea tree essential oil and aloe gel. Apply the mix to the roots and strands, wrap up a towel to dry your wet hair, and then wash away in 2 hours.
You can also use argan oil because of its ultra-nourishing properties. Apply it to your hair as a leave-in conditioner at night and wash it away in the morning. Also, olive oil works as a moisturizer and emollient for hair because of squalene, which helps prevent breakages. Just warm 2 to 3 tbsp olive oil and some drops of essential oil. And wrap up your hair and wash away in 30 minutes using a shampoo. You can repeat it thrice a week for damaged hair.
5. Coconut milk or powder
Coconut milk helps seal the moisture and nutrients in your hair. It also has iron, fatty acids, and proteins to prevent breakages and treat damage by strengthening hair. Make a coconut milk conditioner at home by adding 2 tbsp honey, 1 Vitamin E capsule, 1 tbsp rose water, and glycerine to 4 tbsp coconut milk.
Cover your hair with plastic and rinse off in 15 minutes with cold or lukewarm water. Instead, you can also mix 1 tbsp each of honey, raw milk, almond oil, and rose water to 1 tbsp coconut milk. And then follow the same process. Your hair shafts will nicely absorb the moisture and result in nourished hair.
The protein and lactic acid in yogurt help smoothen your hair by repairing roughness and damage. Take 3 tbsp fresh and unflavoured yogurt and add 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp coconut oil, and some drops of peppermint oil. And wash your hair using a gentle shampoo and then leave the hair mask for 10 to 20 minutes on strands and scalp.
Or, only mix a tbsp olive oil to 2 tbsp yogurt and apply the smooth mixture to your hair. You can also replace olive oil with a tsp of baking soda powder. And leave it on the roots for some time.
Humectant properties of honey hydrate and moisturize the coarse scalp and hair. It also has antioxidants and nutrients to provide deep nourishment to the hair shaft. And the presence of various vitamins, enzymes, and minerals helps repair dry and damaged hair, giving sheen.
To use it, either dissolve a tsp of honey into a cup of lukewarm milk and apply it to the hair and scalp. Or, mix a cup of honey with a cup of warm coconut oil and rinse off hair in an hour with shampoo and after that conditioner.
Also, you can simply mix a cup of honey in a mug of water and wash your hair in 20 minutes with lukewarm water. Or, add 1 tbsp each of rose water, coconut oil, honey, honey, and lemon juice to make a jelly-like consistency of conditioner. You can use all the above gels and pastes made with honey as a conditioner on shampooed hair and wash it in 15 to 20 minutes.
The caffeine content and nutrients in tea encourage healthy hair growth. It also helps prevent shedding and enhances the color and shine of your hair by deeply conditioning. You can use either black or green tea to condition your hair and scalp. Boil 3 to 4 tea bags in a mug of water until it turns dark in color, and then let it cool. To apply it, transfer it into a spray bottle and spray it all over your hair and shafts. Then cover your hair for around 30 minutes and rinse off.
9. Apple Cider Vinegar
The richness of apple cider vinegar in vitamins, minerals, and acetic acid help treat brittle, dry, and frizzy hair. The vitamins B, C, and potassium, locks the moisture and deeply nourishes your hair roots. Simply mix 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar into a mug of water, or add some 1 tbsp honey to the mix. As soon as you wash your hair, pour the mix and dry your hair. Do not apply any shampoo or conditioner. You can repeat it 2 to 3 times a week.
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Deep conditioning monthly can help you recover split-ends, brittle, frizzy, and dull hair. And for which, you can make conditioner at home using natural ingredients.
Use anyone out of banana, egg, tea, aloe vera, coconut milk, natural oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, or yogurt. And read the preparation briefly mentioned in the above points. After applying any of them, cover your hair with a warm water-soaked towel or plastic for a few minutes, and then rinse off.
Give anyone homemade conditioner a try! And do not forget to share your results in the comment section below.