There are a million different conditioners on the high street shelves, each promising incredible results… but could you create the perfect conditioner from the comfort of your own kitchen? We review some of the best suggestions from people who think they’ve beaten the big brands at their own game, but you don’t have to take our word for it.
Try them out and see for yourselves! Here are some of the best DIY homemade hair conditioners.
Apple Showers, a Conditioner With Crunch
Ingredients: One tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one cup of water.
Method: Add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for every eight ounces of water and mix thoroughly. It’s the simplest recipe you could ever ask for!
Verdict: Cheap as chips, but not a patch on the high street brands. You get what you pay for!
Avocado Ambition, A Creamy Concoction
Ingredients: One avocado, two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of olive oil.
Method: Mash up your avocado into a pulp. Add the rest of your ingredients to the mix and blend until smooth. Use this mixture as a leave-in conditioner for one hour, then rinse thoroughly.
Verdict: A strong contender and one of our favourite DIY discoveries. Just make sure you mash the avocado well to avoid having to pick the lumps out of your hair later!
Coconut Shine, An Exotic Elixir
Ingredients: Quarter cup of coconut milk, two tablespoons of honey, one tablespoon of coconut oil, one tablespoon of Greek yoghurt and two-three drops of lavender essential oil.
Method: Mix the coconut milk as you add the other ingredients one by one. Stir thoroughly. Massage well into a damp scalp before rinsing it away.
Verdict: The scent is simply to die for! The end result doesn’t quite live up to the early promise, but it’s not too bad either!
Lemon Aid, Citrus shine
Ingredients: Two tablespoons of lemon juice, two tablespoons of olive oil and two tablespoons of water.
Method: Mix the lemon juice and olive oil in with the water to create a zesty conditioner. Use for 20 minutes as a leave-in conditioner.
Verdict: We expected this DIY conditioning oil to add a little sharpness to our style, but in the end it just left a sour taste in our mouths!
Banana Balm, Mush in That Lush
Ingredients: One banana, two-three tablespoons of olive oil, a quarter cup of plain Greek yoghurt and one tablespoon of honey.
Method: Blend your banana with olive oil until completely smooth. Then add your other ingredients one by one until all the lumps are gone. Apply your mix to wet hair, leave in for one hour and rinse thoroughly.
Verdict: If you can cope with the consistency, the banana based conditioner is our pick of the bunch, maybe even giving the big brands a run for their money!