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If you find it challenging to find natural hairstyles, you know the struggle. Keeping your hair moisturized can sometimes seem impossible. To make it worse, the conditioners you see at the store are either laced with harsh chemicals, or they're all natural but way too expensive. What's a girl to do? consider diy homemade leave-in conditioner.
You make your own, that's how. It isn't hard to do, and the best part about making your homemade leave-in conditioner at home is that you can refine your recipe to work correctly for your specific type of hair. After a few batches, you'll start to hone in on precisely what your hair needs. And trust us, once you find that perfect combination, there is no going back. To get you started, we've brought together three of the best homemade leave-in conditioners. Pick one or try them all, but remember: don't be afraid to experiment!
This is an excellent light combination that is great for beautiful hair. Jojoba oil shares the closest properties with your natural oil, so it absorbs very readily into the hair for superior shine and natural softness. Honey also helps to promote softness, and also provides a light and sweet scent to your hair. The two base ingredients for this conditioner, coconut water, and aloe vera juice, work together to strengthen your hair. This is a very lightly scented conditioner, but if you want to add a little more flavor, you can mix it up with essential oil of your choice.
Combine all the ingredients in a bottle or any enclosed container. Shake well to mix in the honey and oil. This is a thinner recipe, so you can even put it into a spray bottle for a light morning hairspray.? Be sure to shake well before each use.
This is a medium thickness conditioner good for any hair texture, specially made for those looking to revitalize and strengthen their hair. With a base mixture of coconut oil and coconut milk, this is semi-solid at room temperature. Jojoba oil is our carrier on this one and gives your hair the natural shine we're all looking for. Tea tree oil rests on top of the jojoba for a refreshing and zesty feel. The tea tree oil will help unclog follicles, which will give your hair more room to breathe and grow.
Put coconut oil in a jar and stir in the coconut milk and then the oils. Put in refrigerator. This conditioner can be applied lightly or on the more generous side, though be careful not to put too much, as the coconut oil can get very greasy at higher amounts.
A massive combination than the last two, this balm provides a little more control on top of its natural conditioning properties. Shea butter and coconut oil give you some holding strength, as well as soothing moisture. Avocado oil acts as a carrier for the lavender, which stimulates hair growth. The avocado oil also promotes blood flow to the follicles, which gives an added boost to natural and strong hair growth. Lavender oil is also said to be antibacterial, so this balm can help keep your hair safe from harmful bacteria.
Stir together the shea butter and coconut oil in a tin or jar. Then, stir in the avocado oil and lavender oil. Because this is a thicker mixture, it should remain mixed well. Do not store in high temperatures, as the coconut oil could liquify. Scoop out a nickel to quarter-sized dollop and spread between hands to apply.
So there are our top three leave-in conditioners for natural hair, from lightest to most substantial. Give them a try, and feel free to put your twist on them. Everyone's hair is different, so these exact recipes may not work for you, but they're a high starting point. Don't get too hung up on making the perfect conditioner, and most importantly, have fun!