If you live in a country where it’s difficult to access products for natural hair, or if you’re simply on a budget, fear not, because here I have 3 very simple and cheap deep conditioner recipes that I regularly use myself and they all leave my hair feeling amazing afterwards. Try one of these whenever your hair is crying out for moisture and strengthening, or just include one of them as part of your regular wash day routine.
Add your favourite conditioner to each of the recipes to serve as a base for your deep conditioner. The amount you use will vary according to the length and thickness of your hair.
Cleanse your hair as you usually would, and follow it up with one of these deep conditioners. Cover your head with a shower cap and wrap it in a towel to prevent the conditioner from dripping down your neck. Leave it on for at least half an hour, before rinsing it out well. Style your hair as desired.
You won’t be sorry you gave this a try.
1. Avocado Deep Conditioner
This is my holy grail of deep conditioners and I consider this recipe as a spa treatment for my tresses. The fattiness and thickness of the avocado will leave your hair deeply moisturised and will provide lots of slip for detangling, which will be made even easier due the acidic pH of the apple cider vinegar, as it encourages the hair’s cuticles to flatten.
1 slightly over ripe avocado
3 tbs coconut oil
3 tbs honey
1 tbs apple cider vinegar
Put the avocado in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients, and voila, there you go! Alternatively, if you don’t have a blender, chop the avocado as finely as you can, and push it through a sieve so that you only use the smooth fruit that comes out the bottom. Do not use the stringy bits that will stay behind in the sieve as it will get stuck in your hair and take forever to rinse out.
2. Coconut Oil and Honey
This is a very simple recipe, but because of the strengthening and moisturising properties of the 2 ingredients, this conditioner will leave your hair looking fabulous for days.
4 tbs coconut oil
2 tbs honey
Place the coconut oil and honey in a bowl and whisk together. If the coconut oil is in a solid state from cold temperatures, place the bowl containing the oil in a larger bowl filled with hot water in order to soften and melt it down.
3. Egg Deep Conditioner
This is a great recipe if you are in need of a bit of a protein boost. I only use egg occasionally on my hair, but this is an easy recipe to fall back on as eggs are usually something most of us have in our kitchen.
2 tbs olive oil
1 – 2 tbs honey
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
Do you make your own deep conditioners? Share your recipes below and let me know how well it’s been working for you.