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How to Make Your Own Hair Conditioner at Home - Hair Mask and Conditioner Recipes

Updated on August 29, 2010

Treatments and conditioners that will nourish your hair need not come from an expensive bottle. Several-all natural ingredients have been proven time and time again to improve the strength and shine of even the most damaged hair. If you are pressed for money, are interested in making your own products or are into natural beauty, then homemade hair conditioners and treatments are for you.

Mayonnaise and eggs, while being a diet no-no for many women, are actually great for conditioning the hair. Full-fat mayonnaise is generally recommended when creating a hair treatment. Meanwhile, avocado has been known to restore moisture and vinegar adds shine. While you can basically mix any of these ingredients to create your own hair conditioner, you might like to try a few of these simple recipes.

Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

You Will Need:

1/2 avocado

1 cup full-fat mayonnaise

Mash the ingredients together with your hands in a medium bowl. Spread throughout your hair, paying special attention to the ends. Place your hair in a shower cap and wrap a warm towel around the shower cap, and leave for around 20 minutes before rinsing.

Super Moisturising Hair Mask

You Will Need:

1 or 2 eggs - the amount of eggs will depend on the length of your hair. Only use 2 if your hair is past your shoulders.

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1/2 - 1 cup full-fat mayonnaise

1/2 cup honey

Separate the eggs and only add the egg yolks to your bowl. Then add all the other ingredients and mix well. Apply to the midlengths and ends of your hair and leave for around 10 minutes.

Fruit Smoothie Hair Mask

You Will Need:

1/2 banana

1/4 avocado

1/4 rockmelon or honey dew

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp natural yoghurt

Blend all ingredients together. Apply to your hair and leave for around 15-20 minutes to soak.

When making your own hair conditioner or mask at home, its hard to go wrong. Therefore, be sure to experiment with the different types of ingredients you add to your mixture. Liquefied cucumber works well to combat damaged hair, while you can also add aloe vera gel, coconut oil or sweet almond oil - whatever takes your fancy! These mixtures also make idea cheap gifts for family and friends.

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      MandyMonstrosity 5 years ago

      These are awsome. I love using them especialy since i color my hair so much it get's damaged :)so thanks for this :D

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      MistHaven 8 years ago from New Jersey

      I'm a big fan of homemade alternatives. I wonder if there's a market for edible hair cair products...?

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      StricktlyDating 8 years ago from Australia

      Great! Can't wait to try these out! Thanks Choke Frantic.

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      The Good Cook 8 years ago

      You have included some excellent ideas which I will absolutely have to try! Thanks.