Leave-in conditioners are totally easy to make! If your hair is naturally dry, frizzy or wild, using a leave-in conditioner will do it a lot good, trust me! Below, I’m sharing 3 DIY leave-in conditioner recipes! Enjoy ~
These recipes can suit hair of all types: natural hair, kinky hair, fine hair, frizzy hair, curly hair and so on. So feel free to try any of them out! You can adjust the measurements according to your hair length, thickness and what you think is best for your hair!
3 DIY Leave-in Conditioner Recipes for Silky Hair
1. Moisturizing Shea Coconut Leave-in Conditioner
- Seals moisture into dry hair
- Fights frizz
- Softens hair
- Enables easy de-tangling
- Makes hair shiny
What you Need
- ½ cup of shea butter (where to get it)
- 1 tsp raw honey (where to get it)
- 1 tsp coconut oil (where to get it)
- 1 tsp olive oil (where to get it)
- 15 drops any essential oil of your choice (geranium, sandalwood, ylang ylang are amazing!)
- Double boiler (where to get it)
- Hand mixer (where to get it)
- Sterilized storage container (where to get it)
- Begin by melting your shea butter to make it easy to work with as raw shea butter is solid and hard in its natural form. Use a double boiler for this. If your coconut oil is also hard, then melt it together with the shea. If it’s creamy, you can stir it in the melted shea butter.
- Once melted, add the olive oil.
- Now place the mixture into the refrigerator for about 15 minutes or until it turns partially solidified.
- Then get it out and add the drops of essential oil.
- Whip it until fluffy using a hand mixer.
- Ta-da! Your leave-in conditioner is ready! Store in a sterilized storage container.
- Apply on freshly washed damp hair to seal in the much-needed moisture.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar Leave-in Conditioner
- Removes product build-up from hair
- Adds a beautiful sheen to hair
- Controls excess oily hair
- Helps easy detangling
What you Need
- 2/3 cup of distilled water (where to get it)
- 2 tsp organic apple cider vinegar (where to get it
- 7 drops of lemon essential oil (where to get it)
- 8 oz spray bottle (where to get it)
- Fill an 8 oz spray bottle with distilled water then add the apple cider vinegar and lemon essential oil.
- Cap the bottle and shake gently to mix all ingredients up.
- Spray onto damp hair as a leave-in conditioner, then dry and detangle it.
- You can also use this apple cider vinegar conditioner right after using the above moisturizing conditioner.
3. Fruity Hair Oil Blend Leave-in Conditioner
- Light leave-in conditioner for thin/fine hair
- Good for the summer
- Seals moisture into hair without weighing it down
- Smells fruity
- Helps detangle hair
- Makes hair smooth and soft
- Strengthens the hair strands
What you Need
- 2 tbsp grapeseed oil (where to get it)
- 1 tsp apricot kernel oil (where to get it)
- 1 tsp watermelon seed oil (where to get it)
- 6 drops sweet orange oil (where to get it)
- 3 drops ylang ylang oil (where to get it)
- 4 oz amber glass dropper bottle (where to get it)
- Small funnel (where to get it)
- Pour the grapeseed, apricot kernel and watermelon seed oil into the dropper bottle using a small funnel.
- Now add the drops of essential oil and close the bottle.
- Shake gently to mix all the oils together.
- To use, place a few drops on one palm, rub both palms together then run them along the length of your damp (freshly washed) hair.
- You can also apply this leave-in conditioner right before showering as a pre-poo.
There you are! 3 fantastic DIY Leave-in Conditioner Recipes for Healthy Hair! Hope you find any of them useful!