Healthy hair is an essential part of many woman’s happiness and confidence so wanting to find ways to make it healthy and beautiful is very common. What was most surprising to me is how many woman of all skin colors and hair types did not know what deep conditioning was and the benefits it has on the health of your hair (especially kinkier hair textures).
If you are dealing with dry, damaged, chemically treated or colored hair you should have been deep conditioning like YESTERDAY girlfriend. You will really notice a change in your hair and its overall health by implementing a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week after shampooing.
Did you know you can actually make a BANGING deep conditioner right from your home from products you may already have?
In this post I have put together a list of ALL NATURAL DIY Deep Conditioners that you can make at home with a few kitchen ingredients you may have. These recipes are mainly for intense moisture so your hair can thrive and flourish and be as moisturized and healthy as possible.
Please keep reading for my favorite DIY Deep Conditioners for hair growth and hair health so you can get on track with healthy and moisturized hair.
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1| Honey and Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is literally my holy grail for every beauty need. It can be used for your skin, to grown your eyelashes anything you can think of coconut oil has a special use for ha-ha . Used with a little honey on your hair is probably my favorite way to use coconut oil because it really does give me the best deep condition ever. Sometimes I even skip my expensive store bough deep conditioner and I go right back to the basics with coconut oil and honey.
Honey is a humectant (think of humidity and the moisture in the air) which means it basically moisturizes and traps that moisture in your hair. It also has antibacterial properties and antioxidants that penetrate your hair and promote growth .
Coconut oil in your hair is awesome it contains healthy fats And it is good for hair strength, repairing hair damage, eliminating dandruff and promoting growth for your hair.
So combining the honey and coconut oil packs a great punch for a wonderful deep conditioner that will promote growth and increase moisture.
What You Need:
- Raw and Unfiltered Honey – You want to make sure you are using raw and unfiltered honey to get the most benefits I use Nature Nate’s Organic Raw and Unfiltered Honey here and get amazing results every time.
- Coconut Oil – Any form of 100% coconut oil will do .I use Now Coconut Oil that I purchase on amazon with all my other hair oils.
- Plastic Shower Cap
- Mixing Bowl
- Hooded Dryer (Optional) I love my hooded dryer – it’s kind of ghetto I actually attach my blow-dryer to it and put the cap on my head and BOOM it’s like a hooded dryer but guess what it’s less than 15$ and it really helps get that conditioner penetrated deep in your scalp and hair cuticles .
1. Mix equal parts of Raw an Unfiltered Honey and Coconut Oil in a bowl with enough to fully saturate your hair.
2. Heat up that mixture in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds or until warm.
3. Apply the mixture to your hair in sections.
4. Wrap hair in a plastic shower cap and let sit for 30 minutes to 2 hours
(Im crazy and let it sit in my hair for like 2 hours while I do housework – not sure if it makes the conditioner work more but it’s just easier for me to leave it in while Im cleaning the house .)
5. **Optional** you can use a hooded dryer for a more intense deep condition I will do this for about 15-20 minutes every time I condition . My hair always gets really soft and stays moisturized for days.
2| Avocado + Honey + Olive Oil
Avocado, Honey and Olive oil make a great deep conditioner. The fatty acids in the avocado and the olive oil allow your hair to be coated in moisture. They will also help with damaged and chemically treated hair because the fatty acids also improve the strength of the hair.
Honey was mentioned in the previous recipe and the effects are still the same – it is a humectant that allows the moisture from the avocado to be trapped in your hair cuticles.
The combined ingredients will help with damaged and chemically treated hair because the fatty acids also improve the strength of the hair while the honey traps the moisture keeping your hair soft and moisturized for days to come.
What You Need:
- Half an Avocado – from your local grocery store *may need a whole avocado if you have longer hair*
- Raw and Unfiltered Honey
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – can get at grocery store or follow the link .
- Plastic Shower Cap
- Blender or a mixing bowl to mash up the avocado and mix ingredients
1. Mash up the avocado half until is a mushy spreadable consistency (like guacamole yum…don’t eat it).
2. And 2 Tablespoons of Raw and Unfiltered Honey .
3. Add 2 Tablespoon of Olive Oil.
4. Mix until a spreadable consistency .
5. Apply to your hair in sections.
6. Apply shower cap and let sit for 30 minutes to an hour.
*I don’t recommend using the heated dryer just because this recipe includes avocado – I had a bad experience with applying heat with the avocado – still an awesome DC without heat *
3| Shea Butter + Almond Oil + Apple Cider Vinegar
Shea butter, Almond Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar sounds like a weird mixture but let me tell you this mixture will get your hair RIGHT.
Shea butter is from the nuts of the wonderful Shea Tree where they process the nuts into a paste like butter and that butter can be used for your hair and skin and is very beneficial. Like most butters and oils Shea Butter has fatty acids that provided intense moisture for your hair and scalp. I use it on its own on my hair but I also love adding it to a good deep conditioner.
Almond Oil again is rich in fatty acids and helps with shedding, split ends and adds a wonder glossy shine. Pretty much any natural seed oil will have some form of health benefit for your hair. Almond oil is one of my favorites because it smells good and it is a very light oil that coats my hair perfectly.
Apple cider vinegar Is some potent stuff that has awesome benefits on hair, health and your skin.
As strong and acidic as ACV is , it can actually be applied to hair (diluted with water) as a conditioner . It has properties that balance your hair PH, removes bacteria from your scalp and makes your hair shiny and voluminous . Definitely make sure when you use ACV that you use 1 part ACV to 2 parts water because it is very acidic but also beneficial.
What You Need :
- Raw and Unrefined Shea Butter – can be found at beauty supply stores and I purchase mine online here .
- Sweet Almond Oil – I always use NOW Sweet Almond Oil for my hair
- Organic and Raw Apple Cider Vinegar with “The Mother”
- Mixing Bowl
- Plastic Shower Cap
To Prepare :
- Melt a good amount of shea butter in the microwave (it solid so it needs to melt down – not too hot)
- Add 1 Table spoon of Almond Oil
- 4. Add 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 tablespoons of water
- Mix – it is not going to mix well since there is oil and vinegar but it can still be applied to your hair.
- Apply to your hair in sections and cover with a plastic cap and let sit for 30 minutes to an hour.
*You can use this with a the heated dryer *
These are my favorite natural deep conditioners especially around the colder months because it is common to experience drier hair around this time. Definitely get on the deep conditioner bandwagon if you are trying to experience some hair growth.
If you are having difficulty with growing your hair or if your hair is shedding or damaged check out my post about 6 Reasons Why Your Hair Is Not Growing for awesome tips on how to fight hair breakage and damage .
Just remember nothing good comes easy so don’t expect to use these deep conditioners once and that your hair will be 100% healthy NO MAAM beauty is all about consistency . If you deep condition your hair every week over time you will definitely notice a difference .
So start deep conditioning and take good care of your hair so you can get the best results from the products.
Did you enjoy this post? Do you have other DIY Deep Conditioners that you have tried and LOVE? Please share below don’t hold out we all want luscious locks too ☺