If you have damaged hair that needs a deep conditioner, there are many homemade recipes to choose from that can give your hair the care it needs to grow healthy and strong. You can either make one at home or use the following recipes when you go to the salon and ask your hairdresser to apply it on your hair after shampooing (and before drying). They will most likely be able to accommodate this request as long as you are not super picky about which brand of deep conditioner they use. Here are some homemade deep conditioners for damaged hair that you can prepare yourself at home
Avocado is a popular hair care ingredient because it’s packed with nutrients that are essential for healthy hair, like vitamins A, D, and E. Plus, it has plenty of fatty acids that can help repair damage and add shine. To use avocado as a deep conditioner, simply mash it up and apply it to your damp hair. Leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it out. You may need to do this two or three times a week to see results. Don’t worry about using too much; avocados don’t really have an expiration date so you can use the leftover mixture in your next treatment!
Oatmeal is a natural conditioner that can be used to help repair damaged hair. Simply combine one cup of oatmeal with two cups of water and cook until the oats are soft. Once cool, apply the mixture to your hair and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing. For an extra boost, add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture. As well as soothing the scalp, lavender helps promote hair growth and prevents dandruff.
3) Coconut Oil
As a natural emollient, coconut oil can help to moisturize and protect your hair from further damage. Plus, it’s loaded with nutrients that are essential for healthy hair growth. To use, simply massage a small amount of coconut oil into your scalp and hair, then cover with a shower cap and let sit for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and shampoo as usual. You may need to condition afterward depending on the condition of your hair.
Eggs are a great source of protein, which is essential for repairing damaged hair. Plus, the fatty acids in eggs can help to moisturize your hair and make it look shiny and healthy. To use an egg as a deep conditioner, simply whisk one egg with a tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil. Apply the mixture to your hair, cover with a shower cap, and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing out. Then, shampoo and condition your hair as usual. Finally, blow dry your hair to lock in moisture! If you have oily roots like me, try applying just a little bit at the root area (as opposed to all over) where it’s needed most.
Yogurt is not only great for your health, but it can also work wonders on your hair. It’s full of protein, which can help repair damage, and it’s also hydrating. To use, simply massage it into your scalp and hair, leave it on for 20 minutes, and then rinse it out. You can do this once a week. For an extra dose of healthy fats and moisture, mix in some coconut oil or olive oil before applying the yogurt.
Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it helps lock in moisture. It’s also packed with antioxidants and nutrients that can nourish your scalp and hair. To use honey as a deep conditioner, mix it with equal parts water or oil and apply it to your hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then rinse it out. You can use this treatment once a week. If you’re going to wash your hair again the next day, make sure to add some of the product into your final rinsing water. Some other things you can do:
– Add a teaspoon of raw organic apple cider vinegar or yogurt to about two tablespoons of olive oil and coat your head with the mixture
– Combine two teaspoons of virgin coconut oil, four teaspoons of raw shea butter, one tablespoon of melted beeswax and one tablespoon almond carrier oil (olive, jojoba) – Apply it liberally all over your head before bedtime and leave it overnight
– Add aloe vera gel into avocado mayonnaise for another nutritious mask recipe. All these recipes take less than 10 minutes to prepare!
– Massage hair with olive oil using fingers. Cover your head with plastic wrap or put a shower cap on and keep it under the heat of a blow dryer until done.
Bananas are a great source of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. They also contain natural oils that can help to moisturize your hair. To use a banana as a deep conditioner, mash one up and apply it to your hair from root to tip. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse it out with cool water. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the mashed banana before applying it to your hair. Let the mixture sit in your hair for 10-20 minutes before rinsing it out.
8) Olive Oil
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, olive oil is the perfect natural remedy for dry and damaged hair. When used as a deep conditioner, olive oil can help to restore moisture and repair damaged hair follicles. To use, simply massage a small amount of olive oil into your scalp and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing out with warm water. You can also add a few drops of olive oil to your shampoo or conditioner to help boost moisture levels.
9) Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar
Baking soda is a great clarifying agent, while apple cider vinegar balances the pH of your scalp. When used together, these two ingredients can help deep condition your hair and leave it looking shiny and healthy. Here’s how to do it: mix one tablespoon of baking soda with one cup of water, and pour it over your head. Then, rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar mixed with water. Repeat this process once a week for best results.
10) Olive oil, yogurt, and honey
Mix two tablespoons of olive oil, half a cup of yogurt, and one tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture to your hair from the roots to the tips. Cover your head with a shower cap or plastic wrap and let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse the conditioner out with cool water and shampoo as usual.