August 8, 2007

Homemade conditioners for dry hair

More than any other type, it is dry hair that needs a thorough conditioning after shampooing. You just can’t afford to skip conditioning and oiling in your hair care routine, especially, if you have dry hair. Dry hair also tends to develop split ends – an oil massage, twice a week with this homemade aloe-oil will nourish your dry strands and prevent split ends. You need not buy expensive conditioners when you can easily prepare some of these recipes yourself – these are quite effective in giving a luminous shine and body to your tresses. Here are 2 such easy-to-make conditioners for you to use after shampooing your hair.

applying conditioner

Lavender-treated conditioner for dry hair


1 egg yolk or ½ cup of aloe gel
½ cup coconut milk
1 cup papaya pulp
2 drops lavender oil
½ cup whole milk


Whip all ingredients in a blender till the mixture is thick. After shampooing and rinsing, part your hair into small sections and apply conditioner from hair roots to the ends.

Henna conditioner


3 tablespoon henna (mehendi)
2 tablespoon strong coffee or tea decoction
1 egg
1 teaspoon ground cloves (laung)
2 teaspoons ground parsley (ajmod) leaves
½ tsp castor oilrinsing hair


Mix the 1st five ingredients until smooth. Add castor oil and blend well. Squeeze out excess water from your hair after rinsing your hair of shampoo. Then apply this mixture as explained in the previous method. Henna powder is used in combination with other ingredients, so it won’t make your hair dry. So go ahead and use it on dry hair. This conditioner also suits any hair type.

Do follow these tips while conditioning your hair.

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  2. Christina7:42 PM

    ooh! that looks interesting! I am into natural and homemade products too, especially since my hair is so dry and damaged!

  3. Anonymous12:30 PM

    I would love to try this.

  4. Anonymous12:18 PM

    For dry hair pls try these hot oil massages....they will help in maintaing the natural sheen of your hair and will also condition your hair:

    Hot oil massages: Warm 2 tsp. of olive oil and 2 tsp. coconut oil and gently massage every part of the scalp for 10-15 minutes. Rinse a towel in hot water, wipe and wind the hair around the head as it cools. Repeat 2 or 3 times to issue total saturation. After that, shampoo and rinse well. It is good for brittle dry hair.

    Hot Caster oil massage: Warm ½ cup of castor oil, massage into scalp and gently comb it. Bind the hair with hot towel on the head, wait for 30 minutes. Shampoo and rinse. As it is home made is so good to use for scanty hair.

    Clove oil honey massage. Stir well ½ cup of green olive oil with 1 cup of liquid honey. Shake vigorously. Keep the mixture to settle for a day or two. Massage into the scalp and comb it not touching the scalp. After massaging cover hair with plastic shower cap. Make it air tight to let the heat penetrate, leave like that for 20 to 30 minutes. Then shampoo and rinse well. It is good for dark hair to keep it shining and lustrous

  5. apply leave-in conditioner after wash and conditioning
    go for a spa hair treatment from a salon ,it really work wonders.....

    eat a nourishing healthy diet with good oils,flax seed oil,oliveoil ,nuts,sesame seed oil

  6. Amrita4:07 PM

    Thanks, I’ll look into that conditioners.

  7. Kamala4:34 PM

    Better to avoid lemon juice for dry hair. For frizzy hair hot oil massage will help

  8. Gautami10:02 AM

    Try drinking more water, taking in less salt, and use the mayonnaise in your refrigerator as a conditioner. If you want it even shinier, try adding an egg to it

  9. Sharavati9:01 AM

    my hair is very small and dry, will you suggest any good tips?

  10. Susheela8:57 AM

    you can use mayonnaise and yogurt separately or combine them together as a hair conditioner. Additionally, you can also use fruit pulp with them and apply the paste on your hair. Keep the paste applied for about 15 minutes and then wash off with cold water.

  11. green tea is yet another conditioner rich in compounds that are helpful for the hair. Take two tea bags and put them in a glass of boiling water. Now cover the glass and allow the tea bags to steep in the hot water for about 15 minutes. Thereafter, take out the tea bags and let the solution cool down. Use this solution as a conditioner on your hair after you had a shampoo wash.

  12. Alaka9:04 AM

    A small amount of olive oil applied after shampooing can substitute hair conditioner.

  13. Which is the most effective conditioner?

  14. Shanti2:53 PM

    Too much sun exposure can dry your hair. So, use a hair spray that offers SPF protection or use a head gear (scarf or hat) when out in the sun.


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