I’ve been transitioning from my relaxed to natural hair for about 8 months now, and whenever I don’t have a weave in, my hair is very difficult to manage. This almost made me change my mind about going natural. I tried several store-bought products but nothing seemed to work, so I decided to look for homemade remedies, and this is what I came up with
Coconut Cream Leave-In Conditioner
1 oz slightly melted (not completely melted) extra virgin coconut oil
2 oz aloe vera gel
1 tsp avocado oil
Pour all the ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly with a hand mixer on medium speed.
use on damp, freshly washed hair or on dry hair.
Multi-Oil Leave-In Conditioner
This conditioner will condition your strands, increase the luster of your hair, and reduce split end formation and breakage while styling.
3 oz avocado oil
2 oz extra virgin olive oil
1 oz almond oil
1 oz castor oil
1 oz extra virgin coconut oil
5-7 drops of your favorite essential oil
Pour all the ingredients into an oil mister and shake the bottle well to thoroughly mix the oils together.
It can be used on damp (but not too damp), freshly washed hair.
4 oz distilled water
1 oz Hair Conditioner
1 oz avocado oil or olive oil
Pour all the ingredients into a spray bottle or mister and shake well to thoroughly mix the ingredients together.
It Can be used on damp, freshly washed hair or on dry hair.
Store in a refrigerator to prolong the shelf life.
Coconut Aloe Leave-In Conditioner
4 oz (or ½ cup) of aloe vera juice
6 oz (or ¾ cup) of coconut water
6 drops of essential oil
Pour all the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake to mix all the ingredients together.
Store in a refrigerator until ready for use. Best used on damp, freshly washed hair.
Jojoba and Mint Conditioner
60mls (2oz) jojoba oil
120mls (4oz) water
Take a larger spray bottle (an old leave-in conditioner bottle will do) and add the jojoba oil, water and a few drops of Peppermint essential oil.
Mix well, spray on your wet hair
Anti-Dandruff DIY Leave-In Conditioner
This conditioner works great against dandruff and other scalp-related problems
1 cup of distilled or purified water
½ cup of Aloe Vera Juice
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1 Tablespoon lime juice
5 vitamin E capsules
2 Essential Oils (Thyme and Tea Tree) 20 drops of each
½ can of coconut milk
mix all the ingredients and pour your mixture into an empty spray bottle. Don’t forget to shake well before every use.
Add a very small amount of your regular conditioner into a spray bottle, pour double amount of the chosen carrier oil (it can be olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, almond oil…), add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and fill up the rest of the bottle by adding filtered water.
Anti-Frizz Leave-In Conditioner
A relatively cheap conditioner guaranteed to keep your hair shiny and frizz-free
15mls (0.5oz) jojoba oil
15mls (0.5oz) sweet almond oil
7mls (0.25oz) vegetable glycerine
10 drops of essential oil
mix all ingredients, put in a spray bottle and add water to fill the spray bottle up.
Glycerine smooths out hair, detangles it, allows it to retain that much needed moisture and can be used with essential oils and other natural ingredients or alone diluted in purified water.
whip together a basic hypoallergenic glycerin leave in conditioner by simply adding one part vegetable glycerin and four parts of water.
Aloe vera juice, coconut oil and lemon juice for dandruff
Aloe vera could simply be your go-to ingredient for getting rid of your dandruff problem. Aloe vera comes with antibacterial and antiviral properties which help cleanse the scalp and release the hair from excess oil and dirt. Also, lemon is rich in vitamin C and is acidic in nature, making it an exceptional choice to help keep dandruff at bay. Like these two ingredients, coconut oil acts like a deep conditioner and moisturises your hair rightly.
Take 1 cup of water with ½ cup of aloe vera juice.
To this, add 1 tbsp of coconut oil and lemon juice.
Mix the ingredients thoroughly in a spray bottle and spray on damp hair.
Argan Oil For Frizzy Hair
Argan oil is fine in texture and can strengthen and moisturise dry and dull hair due to presence of vitamin E. A few drops could relieve you from frizz and split ends as well.
Take 2-3 drops of pure argan oil and run your fingers through damp hair.
Ensure you don’t touch the scalp.
Let your hair dry naturally.
After going through the list of homemade leave-in conditioners, I decided to make mine.
I mixed some olive oil, coconut oil, coconut milk, glycerine, aloe Vera gel, hair placenta, 2 vitamin A capsules and 2 vitamin E capsules in a spray bottle and filled the bottle with coconut water.
I’ve been using this mixture for about 2 weeks now, and my hair is way softer, shinier, and easier to manage.
Way to save some bucks and get positive results. *winks*