Save money and your hair with these easy-to-make, homemade conditioner recipes.
While people with all types of hair should condition on a regular basis, it's even more important for us curlies. Curly hair has a tendency to be on the dry side, and conditioners can restore our hair’s natural softness! Good conditioners can be pricey, however, since manufacturers tend to use “all natural” ingredients, including organic fruits, vegetables and oils. If buying conditioner on a regular basis isn’t agreeing with your bank account, consider making your own homemade conditioner instead!
Persimmon and Rosemary
This recipe is super easy to make. You will need:
- ripe persimmon
- sprig of rosemary
- 1/4 cup of almond oil
- 1/2 cup of honey
- peppermint oil
If you thought the previous recipe was simple, wait until you try the recipe by Jeanne Haegele at Life Less Plastic. She uses — wait for it —vinegar. That’s pretty much it, unless you want to add essential oils to counter the aroma of the vinegar. Jeanne swears that this rinse is just as good as the most costly conditioners! To make her rinse, you will need:
- about 4 cups hot water
- 3/4 cup vinegar
- a sprig of rosemary
- a bag of apple tea (the latter two ingredients are for fragrance)
If you don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen mixing up elaborate concoctions, then this recipe from LongLocks is for you! All you need is
- one ripe avocado
- coconut milk (organic is preferable)
What made you consider using homemade hair conditioners? Are you tired of paying for good conditioners, or do you just like to know exactly what you’re putting in your hair?How have homemade conditioners worked for your hair?