Homemade hair conditioner recipes

Moisturize, soften, and restore your hair

A homemade hair conditioner works wonders when used regularly. Prepared in minutes, it adds life and shine to your hair.

The term means more than one thing.

The first and foremost purpose of it is to moisturize the hair and the scalp. Due to external influences and also internal body reactions (hormones, stress), the skin on our head reacts differently. The most common reaction is dryness.

In homemade hair conditioners, ingredients like avocado and olive oil act as humectants. They trap the moisture and keep it locked so that the hair shaft can receive the moisture it needs.

Hair conditioner

Combining them with natural hair care products also is a great way to help and restore damaged hair. It coats the shaft and protects it, infusing it with nourishing elements that help its resilience and shine.

Nourishing hair conditioner is specifically used for dry hair and dry scalp. It has oils that don’t leave a greasy residue but still provide enough moisture for hair to shine and look healthy.

Dry, itchy scalp and dandruff go hand in hand. These conditions can be treated using over-the-counter medications that often don’t contain ingredients that cause that same itch and dryness.

They can also be treated using natural home remedies for itchy scalp, dandruff, dry flaky sore scalp and scalp psoriasis.

You could always choose to buy a shampoo, but there are homemade recipes that are cheaper to make and all natural. Oily hair shampoo and conditioner target the excess oil that causes the hair to become oily. On the other side, there are dry hair shampoo recipes which restore the moisture and prevent dry, flaky skin of the scalp.

They are often used as a disentangler, coating the hair shaft with polymers that prevent it from sticking together and tangling up.

The best conditioner is the one that gives the best results when used on your hair. There is no way to tell the specific recipe will be “the one”. You need to try them and see which one fits you best.

To finish off, use a hair rinse which will boost up the natural shine and volume.

The first recipe helps moisturize the hair. The avocado is a moisturizing element and together with mayonnaise added it is perfect for dry, brittle hair.

Avocado hair moisturizer

Hair moisturizerIngredients

  • 1/4 avocado, peeled and mashed
  • 1/4 mayonnaise
  • blender or food processor


Combine avocado and mayonnaise in a blender or food processor until the mass is consistent and smooth
Apply on hair and cover with a shower cap
Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes
Rinse off with a gentle shampoo

Coconut milk conditioner recipe

hair contitionnerIngredients

  • 1 whole avocado
  • 1 cup of coconut milk


Mash avocado thoroughly and then slowly mix with the milk and stir until it resembles a thick, conditioner like mixture.

Cover your hair with the mixture and leave for 15 minutes then rinse completely and shampoo.

Deep moisture olive oil mask

Deep moisturizingIngredients

  • 3-4 drops of essential oils of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 egg


Beat the egg
Mix in the rest of the ingredients
Apply on the hair and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes
Rinse off using a gentle shampoo
This mask helps moisturize (olive oil) and soften your hair (egg). You can keep it refrigerated in a plastic container with a lid. Shake it well before using it.

About the author

Monica H.

Monika is the Editor-in-Chief at SkinPractice. She is a skin care addict and researcher, who feels strongly about helping people with different dermatology conditions from alopecia to warts.

You can read her recommendations and advice both here at SkinPractice or at Quora where she answers skincare-related questions frequently and is the most viewed author in the Skincare category with more than 2 million views.

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