A moisturizing and nourishing hair conditioner is a must in order to control dry hair and scalp. There are many causes of dry hair. The outside, environmental factors, what we eat, blow-drying, dying the hair, iron curlers... Although less prominent than oily hair, dry hair can look lifeless and lack volume. Split ends are often seen in dry hair and so is dandruff which is the result of dry scalp.
Homemade deep conditioners are usually made of items you find in the grocery store. In my many experiments with using them, I have noticed a dramatic difference between outcomes of store bought conditioners, such as softens, manageability, shine and overall healthy appearance. The concerns I have with the homemade conditioners are they are really expensive to make, can get really messy when applying, really only last for the one application, and sometimes even if you use the exact same ingredients, they outcome may be slightly different; I've also had people complain about feeling as if they wasted valuable food when using homemade deep conditioners.
Here is some home made conditioners recipe:
1. Rosemary Hair Conditioner
Rosemary is said to be the best source for hair growth. Also, this is an effective remedy for an itchy scalp and dandruff and making your hair much softer, manageable and smelling good.
Rosemary essential oil
Sweet almond or olive oil (slightly warmed)
Mix 2-5 drops of rosemary essential oil with 1 teaspoon of sweet almond or olive oil, blend them well. Now apply the mixed oil on your dampened hair and massage the scalp gently. Wrap your head in a hot towel and wait for about 45 minutes so that it deeply conditions your hair. Rinse off with cold water.
Caution: Keep away from getting into your eyes.
Strict Warning: If you are pregnant, then avoid this hair conditioner as this may cause high blood pressure or epilepsy attack.
2. Deep Conditioner 1
Avocados contain are a rich source of vitamins B6 & E
1 small jar of real mayonnaise
Take a medium-sized bowl and put all the ingredients in it and squish together with your hands until it turns into a minty green color. Now, apply this conditioner smoothly into your hair all the way to the tips. And after all this, wrap a towel on your head or cover with a shower cap.
Wait for 20 minutes. For a better and deeper conditioning, wrap your head with a hot, damp towel -over the saran wrap. And if you are lucky enough to have long hair and want to deep condition at the ends only, then cut all the ingredients into half and apply to the ends and wrap them properly.
3. Deep Conditioner 2
1/2 cup of real mayonnaise
Apply the real mayonnaise over your damp hair and comb through it through the hair. Now, wrap your head in a towel, wait for 20 minutes and then shampoo.
Caution: Use the real mayonnaise and NOT salad dressing. As this Salad Dressing will make your hair dry.
Storage: There are most of the recipes that need to be refrigerated but that does not mean that there are preservatives in them. Their shelf life is approximately 1 week.