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3 DIY Conditioner Recipes w/ Natural Ingredients

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Once or twice a month, you can spoil your hair with some homemade conditioner from one of these three recipes. And since Mother Nature still knows best, our DIY conditioners will be made from all-natural ingredients. 

Different hair types require different care. That’s why we selected three homemade conditioner recipes: one for split ends, one for dry hair, and one for oily hair. And don’t worry, all of these DIY conditioners are super easy and quick to make and use ingredients that you probably already have at home.

1. Homemade Conditioner Recipe with Coconut Oil

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Homemade hair conditioner: coconut oil protects split ends. (Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay – Tamystika)

For most people, split ends start to show up after their hair grows past shoulder length. Coconut oil is well-known for its many benefits. You can use it for cooking, to moisturize your skin or lips, or as a natural hair conditioner to hydrate your hair. It also serves as an ingredient in some popular “no poo” shampoos.

Coconut oil seeps deep into your hair and supplies it with valuable nutrients. It is very effective in preventing and repairing split ends. 

Here’s a recipe for mixing the most simple homemade conditioner using coconut oil:


  • 1/2 organic lemon 
  • 50ml (about 1.5oz) organic coconut oil (e.g. on Amazon**)


  1. Press the lemon half and collect the juice
  2. Heat the coconut oil so that it becomes liquid
  3. Mix the coconut oil and the lemon juice together


  1. Wash your hair as usual. 
  2. Massage your homemade conditioner into towel-dried hair. 
  3. Wrap a towel around your head or put a cap on to keep your hair as warm as possible. The heat intensifies the effect of this mask because it keeps your DIY conditioner more fluid. 
  4. Keep in for about 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse hair well with warm water. 

2. DIY Conditioner Recipe with Egg for Dry Hair

egg yolk
Homemade conditioner: Egg yolk has similar effects on your hair as oil. (Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay – Ponce Photography)

If you have stubbornly dry hair, egg-based homemade conditioner according to this recipe is just the thing. Egg yolks contain vitamin A and E as well as biotin and folate, which help keep your hair soft. Eggs also contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which can help heal damaged, brittle hair. For this recipe, you should use only the highest quality, organic products. 


  • 150 grams (about 5 oz) plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 drops of wheat germ oil 


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Warm up the mixture in a bain-marie.


  1. Apply the DIY conditioner to damp hair.
  2. Wrap a towel around your hair or put a cap on to keep your head warm and enhance the effectiveness of your homemade hair conditioner. 
  3. After 15 minutes, wash your hair as usual with shampoo and rinse well. 

3. Sea-Salt Conditioner Recipe for Oily Hair

sea salt
(Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay – Andreas160578)

Sea salt removes moisture, and so is particularly effective against greasy hair. BTW, if you’re looking for a really quick fix for greasy hair, you can try a simple DIY dry shampoo.

Sea-salt DIY conditioner – Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 250ml water


  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. Finished!


  1. Massage into damp hair.
  2. Leave in for ten minutes.
  3. Rinse well.

But Wait..

Where is the avocado-based homemade conditioner recipe? Avocados are often used in hydrating DIY hair conditioners, because they are full of natural moisturizers. We have purposely avoided avocados, because of their high ecological cost. Avocados require an immense amount of water to produce and are generally transported across long distances to reach markets in the USA. So if you buy an avocado, we’d rather you use it for cooking and enjoy the flavor than put it in your hair. 

This article has been translated from German to English by Christie Sacco. You can read the original here: Haarkur selber machen: 3 natürliche Rezepte.

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