Why waste money on questionable and dubious commercial products when you have so many excellent DIY leave in conditioner recipes begging you to try them? Since you will be using only natural products with origins that you are well aware for, your hair will be pretty grateful.
If your curiosity is growing, grab your notebook (virtual or not) and get ready to scribble down the following recipes and pay a visit to your local store. The best part is that your shopping list will not be that long, seeing how they all have certain ingredients in common.
Here we go!
5 DIY Leave in Conditioner Recipes
#1 Honey and Hibiscus
- Hibiscus powder – 1 tablespoon
- Shea butter – 4 ounces
- Aloe Vera gel – 2 ounces
- Grapefruit seed extract – 1 tablespoon
- Water or coconut water – 3-6 ounces
Directions: Melt the Shea butter and then mix all of the ingredients together. Wait for the resulted cream to cool down and then apply to hair.
What it’s good for: Useful for moisturizing the scalp and helping you get rid of dandruff, preventing hair loss by keeping your scalp balanced and healthy.
#2 Coconut Aloe
- Aloe Vera juice – 4 oz (or ½ cup)
- Coconut water – 6 oz (or ¾ cup)
- Honeysuckle essential oil – 6 drops
Directions: Mix all of the ingredients together and then pour the substance inside of a spray bottle for easy application. Store in a cool place, preferably the fridge, and apply to damp, freshly washed hair.
What it’s good for: Keeping dandruff in check and keeping your scalp moisturized.
Directions: Mix all of the ingredients together and then pour into a spray bottle. Store in cool place and shake thoroughly before application.
What it’s good for: Jojoba promotes hair growth and prevents dandruff and flaking. It gives a natural looking layer of shine to your hair since it mimics your scalp’s sebum.
- Distilled / purified water – 1 cup
- Aloe Vera juice – half of cup
- Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon
- Lime juice – 1 tablespoon
- Vitamin E – 5 capsules or 1 tablespoon of oil
- Coconut milk – half a can
Directions: Mix ingredients and then pour into a spray bottle. Apply to hair between 1 and 3 times per week according to your hair type and the frequency of your wash.
What it’s good for: The multitude of vitamins and nutrients will nourish your scalp and make your hair smooth and glossy. Simultaneously, it will keep flaking and dandruff at bay.
- Coconut milk – ½ cup
- Shea butter – 3 teaspoons
- Jojoba oil – 2 teaspoons
- Lavender essential oil – 5 drops
Directions: Melt the Shea butter and combine it with the coconut milk. Then, add the oils. Pour into a spray bottle and apply as desired.
What it’s good for: The lavender essential oil can soothe the scalp and reduce stress, all while promoting voluminous and healthy hair growth.
Ready to go on ahead and make your very own DIY leave in conditioner? It seems that as long as you have coconut milk, aloe vera juice, and Shea butter around, you can pretty much always prepare your favorite recipe.