How To Make Your Own Homemade Hair Conditioner

Recipes for homemade hair conditioners using common cheap products you already have in your refrigerator. Save money by making your own chemical-free, environmentally safe hair care products with these tips and ideas.

Commercial hair care products come in wide varieties of scents, bottles, and of course, prices.Finding the right product for your hair can become overwhelming and costly, but did you know that you may have the best hair care products sitting right in your own refrigerator?You can make your very own conditioners from inexpensive and common ingredients such as vegetable oil, eggs and even honey. There are some additional benefits to making your own hair conditioner; the final product is much more environmentally safe, and it will be free from some of the chemical abrasives that many commercial products have.Here are few recipes for hair conditioners that will not only keep you from digging to deeply into your purse, but will leave your hair looking simply delicious.

Lemon Delight

¼ cup of plain yogurt (Here's your chance to splurge. Bypass the nonfat yogurt)

1 egg yolk

2 pinches of lemon rinds

Mix up all the ingredients.Rub the mixture gently into your hair, starting at the scalp before washing your hair. The lemon rinds will help to bring out the shine, and the yolk and yogurt work really well together to add elasticity and moisture to your hair.You don't have to wait very long before you shampoo this conditioner out.Just be sure to do a thorough job of massaging it into your hair.This conditioner is revitalizing and is a great treatment for you to give yourself on a sunny spring day!

Avocado Hair Spa

1 avocado

1 egg yolk

Mash up the avocado either using a blender or potato masher.Add the egg yolk and mix until the two ingredients are well combined. Gently apply the mixture to your hair, making sure to spread it evenly.When you are done applying it to your hair, sit back and relax for approximately 15-20 minutes.Then, rinse the mixture out with warm water and shampoo as usual.The natural oils of the avocado do a really nice job of moisturizing drab and dull hair.For an added treat, give yourself a mud mask while waiting for the conditioner to do its trick!

Tropical Dandruff Conditioner

3 tbsp pure lime juice

¼ cup coconut oil

This conditioner is an awesome for treating dandruff without making your hair feel too oily.Simply mix the two ingredients and massage into your scalp.Wait about 1 hour and then shampoo your hair with a gentle shampoo.While waiting for this treatment to work its magic, treat yourself to some tropical fruit, or maybe even splurge on a margarita or a pina colada for the ultimate tropical spa in your own home!

Bananas and Honey

1 banana

½ cup of honey

Puree the banana in a blender, or mash it up really well.Mix it with the honey until the mixture is well combined. Try as you may, but you know you're going to taste this one!Go ahead! Shampoo your hair first. Apply the mixture to your wet hair.Leave it on your hair for about 40 minutes before rinsing it again.

Finally, there are a few incredibly useful "˜one ingredient' recipes that can condition your hair nicely.Plain white vinegar works really well as a clarifying rinse.If you have an itchy scalp, you can try massaging a little peanut oil on your scalp before shampooing.Have fun exploring your kitchen, and don't be afraid to freely swing those deliciously shiny locks when showing off to your friends!

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