7 Best Natural Hair Conditioners at Home for Shiny and Healthy Hair

If we talk about hair care, hair conditioner is an indispensable part of the regime. Given that, these days, you will find many shampoos with added benefits of conditioners to give you an umbrella product for your hair.

What makes a conditioner for hair so important that no one wants to give it a skip, be it customers or manufacturers or even your favourite salon?

Check why hair conditioners are good for your hair:

  •         Reduce frizz
  •         Moisture and nourish hair
  •         Give you tangle-free hair
  •         Provide smooth, shiny, and silky hair
  •         Reduce hair friction ad chances of damage
  •         Revive dull and chemically treated hair
  •         Improve hair elasticity, reducing breakage
  •         Ease scalp itchiness and other problems

Moreover, homemade conditioner is a big hit these days because it is natural and customisable according to your problem area. It is eco-friendly and sustainable, and you can DIY it with the ingredients that suit you.

On that note, let's take you on a tour of your kitchen and find the treasures for hair to make them shine and dance to the rhythm of the breeze:

1. Yoghurt and Honey Conditioner

Yoghurt is a rich source of lactic acid and proteins that give hair the nourishment they require to grow into healthy and strong hair.

Yoghurt deep conditions your hair and fights itchy scalp and inflammation. Not only conditioning, but it also acts as a cleaning agent and helps to keep dandruff and other scalp problems at bay.

You will need:

  •         1/2 to 1 cup yoghurt depending on your hair length
  •         1 tablespoon Honey

Process:

  •         Take the ingredients in a bowl and mix well to achieve a smooth paste.
  •         Massage this paste to your scalp and apply it to the length of your hair.
  •         Cover with a shower cap and leave it for 20 minutes.
  •         Wash thoroughly with cold water and mild shampoo.

Frequency:

Once a week

2. Banana and Cinnamon Conditioner

Banana has wholesome goodness of potassium, vitamin, and silica that help in preventing hair damage and reducing hair fall.

Banana is an excellent option for homemade conditioner for dry hair as it nourishes hair, smoothes hair cuticles, reduces split-ends and damaged hair, and gives you super shiny and soft hair.

Adding cinnamon to it would be lip-smacking, but let's stick to the plan for healthy hair. Cinnamon improves blood circulation, thereby promoting hair growth. It relieves inflammation and product build-up.

You will need:

  •         1 ripe banana
  •         A pinch of cinnamon powder
  •         2 teaspoon olive oil/coconut oil

Process:

  •         Gently blend all the ingredients and make a smooth paste.
  •         Apply the paste to the scalp and length of your hair.
  •         Cover with a shower cap and wait for 30 minutes.
  •         Wash it off with a mild shampoo and let your hair shimmer.

Frequency:

Once a week 

3. Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner

The acetic acid in Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) helps in cleaning pores and product build-up. It fights fungal and bacterial infections and helps to keep the scalp clean.

It is a great homemade hair conditioner after shampoo for oily scalp and frizzy hair. ACV aids in balancing pH balance and detangling the locks.

You will need:

  •         2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  •         1 mug water

Process:

  •         Add 2 tablespoons of ACV to a mug of water.
  •         Rinse your hair from scalp to tip with this natural conditioner and let them dry naturally.

This conditioner should be used as the last rinse for your hair after shampoo.

Frequency:

Once in two weeks

4. Aloe Vera and Lemon Conditioner

Aloe vera has been used for ages to cure many health and skin problems. It is rich in amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and salicylic acid that treat hair loss and dandruff.

It restores pH balance and gives magnificent lustre to hair. Aloe vera is the best conditioner for hair growth and shine.

You will need:

  •         4 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  •         1 tablespoon lemon juice

Process:

  •         Mix aloe vera gel and lemon juice in a bowl.
  •         Apply the mixture to your hair and wait for 5 minutes.
  •         Rinse it off with water thoroughly and say bye-bye to dull and frizzy hair.

Frequency:

Twice a week

5. Green Tea and Mint Conditioner

It is widely accepted that tea is a great source of antioxidants and minerals. The antioxidant properties of tea help in fighting scalp infections and strengthening hair. Tea stimulates hair growth and smoothes hair strands making them manageable.

Mint helps in soothing the scalp and eases inflammation and itching. It gives you a refreshing feeling all day long.

For this conditioner, you will need:

  •         2 tablespoon tea leaves
  •         3 cups water
  •         10-12 mint leaves

 Process:

  •         In a deep pan, put all the ingredients together and boil until the water reduces to 2/3rd.
  •         Let the water cool down.
  •         Rinse your hair from root to length with this after shampoo conditioner made at home.

Frequency:

Once in two weeks

6. Coconut Oil and curry leaves

The age-old method to show love to your hair is a good massage with coconut oil. Coconut oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help in keeping the scalp free from many relevant issues. It deeply nourishes hair and improves the texture of hair. 

Curry leaves are rich in proteins and antioxidants that neutralise free radicals contributing to minimising hair fall. It helps in strengthening hair and promoting hair growth. 

You will need:

  • 3-4 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 5-6 curry leaves

Process:

  • In a pan, put the oil and temper curry leaves until their water dries up.
  • Take off the oil from heat and let it cool down a bit.
  • Massage your scalp with lukewarm oil with the help of a cotton ball.
  • Keep it for 30-60 minutes. You can also wrap your hair with a steaming hot towel.
  • Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and let them dry naturally.

Frequency:

2-3 times a week – Do not use the hot towel method more than once a month

7. Rice Water

The trendiest way of hair conditioning is using rice water. Rice is rich in minerals, vitamins, and carbohydrates that help in improving hair elasticity. It also makes your hair stronger, smooth and gives a glossy sheen.

While you will see many methods to use rice water, like fermented or boiled leftover rice water, we will tell you how to make hair conditioner at home in the easiest way.  

You will need:

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 cups water

Process:

  • Rinse rice thoroughly to remove dirt and impurities.
  • Now soak rice in a bowl in water for 30-40 minutes.
  • Stir rice until the water turns cloudy.
  • Drain the rice and use the water to condition your hair after shampoo.
  • Wait for 5 minutes and wash your hair thoroughly with cold water. 

Frequency:

Twice a week

What do you think about these DIY hair conditioners? Aren’t they easy and the most natural way to pamper your hair? Bid adieu to dull and frizzy hair and say hello to healthy and shiny hair with these natural homemade conditioners.

Tell us your favourite one among these or share your most trusted one with us; we would love to hear.