How to make a variety of homemade hair conditioners.
Combine 1 teaspoon baby oil, 1 egg yolk and 1 cup water – Beat the egg yolk until its frothy, add the oil then beat again. Add to the water. Massage into the scalp and throughout your hair. Rinse well.
Lemon juice or vinegar – It removes build up from hair products Best for dirty, oily, or frequently conditioned hair. Pour 1 cup through hair; rinse; then use your regular conditioner. Overuse can strip natural oils, damaging hair. Do not use everyday, or on treated hair. Left on, it will lighten hair in the sun.
Wheat hair conditioners: Take one teaspoon of wheat germ oil , One cup of water, One teaspoon of lemon juice, Egg yolk of one egg, One tablespoon glycerine, One tablespoon milk. Beat the egg and mix all other ingredients. Massage on the head. Rinse off with lukewarm water which is mixed with lemon juice.
Combine the ¼ cup olive oil,¼ cup vegetable oil, ½ cup water, 2 tbsp honey and boil on stove. Immediately remove from heat and allow to cool. Transfer into a spray bottle. Spray on wet hair and wrap hair in towel for 15 minutes. Remove towel and rinse. Store conditioner in a cool place between uses.
Combine mashed avocado with some coconut milk. Comb it through the hair and let sit for 10 -15 minutes, rinse out.
Mix one tablespoon of honey and 2-table spoon of cream. Apply this mixture on face and wash it off after few minutes.
Mix mashed avocado with coconut milk until its smooth and about as thick as shampoo. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse well.
Take 1 large banana and 1 tbsp of honey. Mash the banana with fork and add the honey.Mix the two together.Wet hair with lukewarm water.Apply the banana honey mix all over the hair.Put the shower cap on and cover with towel.Leave on for an hour.Rinse out.
Lavender-treated conditioner for dry hair: 1 egg yolk or ½ cup of aloe gel, ½ cup coconut milk,1 cup papaya pulp, 2 drops lavender oil, ½ cup whole milk. Whip all ingredients in a blender till the mixture is thick. After shampooing and rinsing, part your hair into small sections and apply conditioner from hair roots to the ends.
Grate few onions and some cabbage together and leave in a copper utensil overnight. In the morning, add few drops of eau-de cologne to remove the onion smell. Add few drops of herbal oil like Indian gooseberry or Bacopa and then apply. Shampoo after 20 minutes. Your hair will gain a superb gloss and colour. You may follow this routine once a week.
Henna makes your hair glossy, too. The following conditioners use essential oils to perfume, balance and nourish your hair. These homemade conditioners make the perfect complement to your homemade shampoos.
Peel and pit avocado. Mash avocado and slowly add coconut milk until smooth and the consistency of hair conditioner. Work through hair to ends. Rinse after 15 minutes and shampoo.
Just under 1 liter of hot water (about 4 cups), 3/4 cup vinegar, 1/4 sprig of rosemary, for fragrance,1 bag of chamomile apple tea, for fragrance – To make vinegar rinse: place water in container of your choice, put the rest of the ingredients inside, and let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes. That’s it!
Clean and condition your hair as usual. Combine ¼ teaspoon of honey with 4 cups of warm water. Rinse this solution through your hair and style as usual. Great to use before a big date.
Make a thin paste by mixing 6 tbs of rice or wheat barn with the help of hot water. Apply mixture after shampooing the hair. Then, take a damp towel and warm it up in the microwave for 30 seconds. Wrap warmed towel to hair and let it set. Lightly shampoo hair and rinse with water.
Rachel Broune writes articles for makeup care.
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