The hair conditioner that you buy from the store contains toxins and chemicals which enter your bloodstream, damaging your health. So why not create a natural hair conditioner that rejuvenates your hair and scalp, without overloading your body with chemicals?
Because many of the ingredients you need are already stashed in your kitchen, you will also save money.
Coconut Oil Conditioner
Coconut oil is perfect for a damaged, dry hair and an itchy scalp. You will need one teaspoon of honey, one of coconut oil and three tablespoons of coconut milk. Mix them all and pour the solution in an air-tight container. If you do not use it all in one application, you can store the rest in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Apply the natural conditioner on the wet hair and gently massage into the scalp, spreading it to the ends of the hair. Leave it for five minutes, then rinse with water.
This lavender conditioner cleans and moisturizes the hair, although after the first use you might find your hair and scalp oily. This is just the transitional phase when the hair gets rid of the chemical build-up from all the commercial products that you have used.
You will only need two tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate, four tablespoons of water and two drops of lavender essential oil. Mix well all the ingredients and add more water if the mixture becomes too stiff. Pour it into a bottle and shake it well before use.
Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner
Apple cider vinegar keeps the pH balance of your hair at an optimum level and removes the dead skin cells, chemicals and the build-up of dirt in a gentle way. Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, four tablespoons of water and a few drops of essential oil of your choice. Apply the paste to wet hair and massage from the scalp towards the ends of the hair. Rinse with water.
Bananas are rich in vitamin B6, potassium, manganese and vitamin C which are some of the best nutrients for healthy hair. Use a ripe banana and a ripe avocado and mix them with one tablespoon of coconut milk. Massage the paste into dry hair and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse with water, then wash as usual.
Cocoa Butter Conditioner
Cocoa butter or raw cacao butter is a natural softener and emulsifier for the hair and skin. Cocoa butter revives damaged and dry hair thanks to its fat content. You can also apply it to your skin as a natural body lotion.
You need one tablespoon of cocoa butter, one tablespoon of coconut oil, one tablespoon of almond oil and several drops of lavender oil. Mix the cocoa butter and the coconut oil over a pot of steaming water until they melt. Add the essential oil and almond oil and stir together with a spoon. Pour the mixture into a jar and apply on wet hair. Leave for several minutes, then rinse.
As you can see, you have so many natural options to replace your usual conditioner. Choose the best one for you and see the difference of using only natural products for your hair.