This Homemade Deep Conditioner is full of nourishing ingredients to revive your high porosity hair and improve its condition. Achieve healthier locks with every use!
Why is it important to deep condition natural hair?
I started my natural hair journey about 3 years ago and my only regret is that I didn’t start sooner. During this time I have come to know my hair, what it likes, what it craves and how to fix any ‘issues’ that may arise with it. Yes folks my hair and I have a very special relationship… 🙂
I have noticed that when I deep condition my hair regularly it’s noticeably stronger, manageable and shiny.
For the most part I like to keep things simple in my life. My hair care regimen is no exception.
It’s quite difficult to find good, natural hair care products at a reasonable price (especially here in Europe) so I asked myself… How can I make my own deep conditioner for my natural hair.
How do you deep condition your natural hair?
I have received a lot of requests for my homemade deep conditioner recipe. It’s such a simple formula I never actually thought of posting it here on Natural Fit Foodie.
What you’ll love about this homemade deep conditioner recipe is that it’s made from simple ingredients from your fridge and pantry.
Homemade Deep Conditioner Ingredients & Benefits
Greek Yogurt – provides protein to strengthen, moisturize and reduce frizz
Raw Honey – is a natural humectant – which means it attracts and locks in moisture. Honey softens and smooths hair, boosts hair growth and increases shine
Coconut Oil – strengthens and moisturises
Lemon juice – closes hair shaft and makes hair shine
Lavender Essential Oil – great for all hair types. It helps control hair breakage and improves hair growth. Also great for dandruff.
Tea Tree Essential Oil – is a great moisturizer for the hair. It unblocks the sebaceous glands and encourages the flow of the scalp’s own moisturizing oils while clearing away dead skin cells. Tea tree oil mixed with other essential oils is especially good as a scalp treatment for relieving dandruff.
The best moisturizing deep conditioner for natural hair
I have experimented with many homemade deep conditioner recipes in the past, especially high protein treatments containing eggs and mayonnaise but my hair just wasn’t feeling those. I had sort of given up on protein treatments, until I whipped up this homemade deep conditioner.
If you’ve tried such treatments without luck in the past give my recipe a try! The greek yogurt seems to provide just the right amount of protein.
Protein deep conditioners also called treatments, contain proteins that attach to your hair in the areas that are weak to help strengthen the hair. The protein hardens the cuticle layer of your hair, and also puts a protective barrier around the hair. (Source)
This Homemade Deep Conditioner is the one for me at the moment. My hair is nourished and revitalized with each and every use. I hope it works for you too!
Note regarding ingredients:
How much you’ll need will depend on the length and thickness of your hair. My hair is pretty thick and around shoulder length so I find that I need a lot to coat it well. To be honest I usually wing it with the measurements but I have still attempted to put together a recipe for you below.
Homemade Deep Conditioner
Yields enough for one treatment for long thick hair.
- 1 cup full fat natural greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 1 tablespoon honey
- half lemon squeezed
- 2-3 drops of each essential oil
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Apply to hair.
- Leave in for half hour.
- Rinse and style as usual.
I do have all the ingredients on hand to try this! It sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Super! Hope it works for you Julie ?
Sounds wonderful! I’ll definitely be keeping it in mind. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Savoring Saturdays, Krystal! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope to see you back at the party this weekend!
Hope your Thanksgiving was great as well. See you next week for sure!
I tried this toda and it was amazing on my hair. I have 4C which makes everything an experiment but this is the first time I’ve tried a homemade conditioner and I love it. I replaced the essentail oils with Argan Oil. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Love from South Africa
I’m so happy the conditioner worked for you! Argan oil sounds like a wonderful addition 🙂
Hello, this is the first homemade deep conditioner recipe that I’ve seen, and I have a question:
How strong is the scent that this leaves on your hair? In my profession, I need to be aware of keeping “scent-free” but do want to try homemade body care. Thanks 🙂
Hi Jo’s. I do not find this conditioner leaves a strong scent. You can eliminate the essential oils if you wish though.
Good to know! Thank you so much.
Definitely going to give it a try! But do you put on the deep conditioner on clean hair, i.e. wash hair and apply deep conditioner to damp hair, or apply deep conditioner and wash with shampoo afterwards? Thanks! 🙂
Hi Sylvia! I apply this conditioner to wet freshly washed hair.:)
How often can we use this treatment? daily? weekly?
As often as you like Kirsten. It depends on the present state of your hair, how often you cleanse your hair etc. As it is a deep conditioner I typically use it weekly or bi weekly 🙂
Hi Krystal, I would like to ask how long you can keep this deep conditioner? For 1 recipe, how many times u can apply it to ur hair? And should i apply it to all over my hair or just half way down? Thanks before and looking forward for your reply ?
Hi Bella. I would advise you make enough for one use. You can apply it to your whole hair.
Sounds like it gives great results! My questions can you use a heat cap with it?
Hi Reubetta! Thank you for your comment. I don’t think this homemade deep conditioner would be ideal for use with a heat cap. Because its primary ingredient is yogurt it will melt and run down your neck, combined with honey it makes for a sticky situation … don’t ask me how I know this 😉 lol
I recently was on your website and got hooked to all your home made recipes Do you have a recipe for home made shampoo and does this conditioner wash off without any sticky residue and also do you recipe for face cream and sunscreen would love to hear back from you
Hi Tripti you can find all of my DIY bath and body recipes here – https://dishingupbalance.com/category/natural-living-ideas/
Thanks so much for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it! I’ve also tried egg and mayo recipes in the past that somehow my hair wasn’t feeling either so I’m looking forward to trying this. Oh and I have a special relationship with my hair too- all my friends tease me about it!
Awesome! Let me know how it works for you Esther!