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Homemade Conditioners For Major Hair Types

Homemade Conditioners

If there’s one single health and beauty concern that binds us all in this hot, humid weather, it is maintaining a head of lustrous, silky hair. Isn’t it the most annoying thing that as soon as you step out of the house, the sultry weather makes your hair go dull and limp in no time? Worst of all is the fate of those who work in air conditioned offices. The Ping Pong journey from AC offices to non AC homes wreaks havoc on the skin and hair.
Now that we agree upon this fact, what do we do about it? Not everyone can make a frequent pilgrimage to the salon and not everyone can afford expensive products and gadgets (or time, for that matter). What you can do, however, is look around for things in your own home that can be put to use to deep condition your particular hair type.

Homemade Deep Conditioners For Major Hair Types:

Type I Dry Hair

Sufferers of dry hair, be dismayed no more! Help is at hand to make that dry, susceptible to breakage, unmanageable mane look softer and feel moisturized. You need only to peek into your own kitchen to get that glam look for your dry hair.

Dry Hair

What You Need:

½ cup coconut or olive oil, 1/4th cup mayonnaise sauce, 1/4th cup honey and 1 avocado and 1 banana. These items are all easily available at any superstore or mall.

ingredients for dry hair

How To Use It:

In a blender, add all ingredients and whisk well until they form a smooth, chunk-free mixture. Now apply this moisture-blast to your hair very liberally and leave it in for about 20 minutes. Don’t forget to cover your hair in a shower cap or a warm towel. In the end, wash off the conditioner with lukewarm water and allow your hair to air dry. Remember, using a hair dryer on dry hair types could make your hair more brittle.

The Benefit:

Coconut and olive oil both have excellent moisturizing properties. The mayonnaise sauce is the surprise element here that adds an extra bounce to hair. Honey, avocado and banana all make your hair softer and help it to retain moisture better. They also help in repairing and covering up brittle split ends.

Add A WOW Factor:

If you add some vinegar or curd to this mixture, your hair receives an extra shine that will last for days!

curd

Type II Oily Hair

Oily hair – the bane of existence for many a people – can make the best of apparel and make up look dull. The best of days can be ruined by that oily hair hanging limp and lank no matter how often it is shampooed and styled. Here’s how you can help yourself from being a victim to oily hair.

Oily Hair

What You Need:

2 tablespoons tea leaves, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 lemon.

For Oily Hair

How To Use It:

It’s very simple actually. Simply boil the tea leaves in two cups of plain water for about 2-3 minutes and allow it to cool down till it is warm. Next, add the honey and lemon juice to the tea and mix well. After shampooing your hair, bend over and pour this mixture all over your hair. Let it stay for about a minute and rinse it off with cool water.

The Benefit:

Tea, honey and lemon juice are all natural exfoliants and glossers. They will strip the hair and scalp of any excess oil build up and leave it feeling dry and glossy.

Add A WOW Factor:

While boiling the tea leaves, add 2-3 mint leaves to give your hair that beautifully scented aroma and extra freshness.

mint and tea leaves

Type III Dull Hair

Busy lifestyles, poor diet, pollution and adverse weather conditions – whatever be the reason behind your dull hair, you mostly cannot control it. The only thing you can do is treat your dull hair to a deep conditioner that will revive it and restore its  lustre as naturally as possible. This very simple hair conditioner is so easy to make and use that you will find yourself wondering why you never thought of it before.

Dull Hair

What You Need:

4-6 teaspoons of coffee. Any brand, it makes no difference. 2-3 teaspoons of honey. ½ cup or hot water (hot enough to melt the honey). That’s all you need.

For Dull Hair

How To Use It:

Mix the coffee and honey is a bowl as well as you can before adding the hot water. Mix well until the honey has melted and blended well. You will now have a semi-liquid paste like solution. Use this conditioner on damp, clean hair and allow it to rest for about 15 minutes. After this, wash it off with shampoo (or warm water if your hair is already shampooed). Rinse and style as usual! Voila!

The Benefit:

Coffee is a natural stimulant that rejuvenates hair and it also gives a wonderful albeit temporary color and aroma to the hair. The honey and warm water act as natural cleansers and glossers.

Add A WOW Factor:

Before shampooing and using this conditioner, massage the scalp (not the hair) with some moisturizing olive oil. Massage, rest the hair, shampoo, condition and then rinse the hair. Your worries about dull hair will drain away with this extra factor.

olive oil

Type IV Frizzy Hair

Hmmm…As far as I think, this hair type is the least manageable in adverse weather conditions. Be it monsoon humidity, cold winter winds or summer sunshine, this hair type gives nightmares to its poor victims all year long. If you want to make your frizzy tresses less stressful, I strongly recommend trying this super easy (and very affordable) hair conditioner.

Frizzy Hair

What You Need:

1/4th cup Coconut oil (as pure as you can possibly find) and one egg. That’s all! This one is that simple.

For Frizzy Hair

How To Use It:

Take molten coconut oil in a bowl and add the egg to it. Mix the mixture well and wait till the oil is just warm enough not to scald your scalp. Next, massage it well on to the scalp and hair after shampooing, making sure to cover the hair shafts as liberally as possible. Remember the aim is to cover the hair tips and not to drown them in oil. Now either put on a shower cap or use a warm towel to cover your hair for about 15-20 minutes to ensure maximum effect and wash off the conditioner.

The Benefit:

Coconut oil is a natural softener and has been used for the same on hair, skin and nails for centuries. The egg white acts as a natural straightener, whereas the yolk gives a natural bounce and nourishment to the hair roots.

Add A WOW Factor:

To enhance the efficacy of this already useful conditioner, you can add 2-3 teaspoons of fresh or bottled Aloe Vera juice. This will add an extra moisturizing and smoothening factor to your frizzy hair.

Aloe Vera

All hair types have their own benefits and negatives. The good news is that almost all these problems can be treated at home with affordable ingredients and just a little effort. Remember to experiment with different ingredients. You could come up with a potion that’s meant just for your hair and forever bid adieu to your hair woes!

Written by Gandhari

A teacher by profession, writing is my passion. I have 10 years' teaching experience but moonlight as a freelance content writer. Besides these two roles, I am also a mom and a homemaker!

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