Homemade Conditioner for Natural Hair


With a homemade conditioner for natural hair, you can make your hair moisturized and treated to remain healthy and shiny. Here’s how to make a deep leave in conditioner for moisturizing natural hair with ingredients such as coconut oil, aloe vera, rosemary and chamomile and even eggs.

For natural hair to maintain its natural shine and softness, it requires good care. Conditioning is one of the hair care routines that is very important. This will prevent hair breakage, maintain moisture and keep it looking healthy. Homemade conditioners for natural hair come in handy in helping to minimize the use of chemically manufactured products that could be unhealthy for natural hair. This post unveils some of these including those suitable for natural black hair, deep conditioning and leave ins.

Homemade Leave in Conditioner for Natural Hair

Leave in conditioners work by keeping the hair soft and moisturized. They also protect hair from damage which can be caused by heat styling. In this section we discuss some homemade leave in conditioner for natural hair.

Coconut oil conditioner

Coconut oil softens hair, gives it a shine and prevents hair frizz.  This is easy to use as a conditioner as it requires no mixing. Just apply some on wet hair after washing to get that shiny thick hair

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is a good moisturizer something that is vital for natural hair. Mix it with some little jojoba oil and water in a hair spray bottle. Spray this on wet hair for that extra shine. Use it whenever your hair feels dry and looks dull.

Vegetable glycerin

Natural hair tends to be vulnerable to tangling. Vegetable glycerin helps to undo this after hair has been washed. It is also great for people who have really sensitive scalps. Put one part of glycerin in a spray bottle and then add in four parts of water. Use this leave in conditioner for natural hair after shampooing.

Apple cider vinegar

This too acts as a natural hair detangler. It also helps get rid of products buildup.  Put 15 ml of apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and add 1 cup of water. Spray this on wet hair for easy combing and styling.

Rosemary/ Chamomile tea

Chamomile and rosemary tea are herbal natural hair conditioners. Make the tea with distilled water and let it be as pure as possible. Put it in a spray bottle and spray it on your hair. Using herbs is a great way to condition hair especially for people who do not like using oil conditioners.

Homemade Deep Conditioner for Natural Hair

Deep conditioning natural hair prevents it from breakage and drying up. It also keeps it smooth, shiny and healthy. Here are some homemade deep conditioners for natural hair you can try out and see which one works best for you.

Honey and coconut oil

Honey and coconut oil add moisture, straighten as well as soften hair. People who do not like the smell of coconut oil can substitute it with jojoba oil or any other vegetable oil. Mix the two and apply on hair. Leave it in for half an hour.

Avocado and eggs

Avocado is rich in fatty acids and helps to soften the hair and moisturize it. Eggs are rich in proteins which help to build hair keratin. When used together you have a good deep conditioner for natural hair. Strain the eggs to obtain the egg whites. Whisk it until frothy and add a mashed avocado. Whisk the mixture some more until it becomes consistent.  Apply this on hair and let it rest for 30 minutes before washing it off.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera gives natural hair a silky appearance and keeps it well moisturized.  Mix natural aloe vera gel with coconut oil. Apply this on hair and sleep in it. Wash it out in the morning.


Bananas help to prevent natural hair shrinkage. Mix bananas with olive oil and honey and apply this on hair.let it rest for a while before washing it out.

Homemade Conditioner for Natural Black Hair

Homemade Conditioner for Black Natural Hair

Black natural hair needs regular conditioning so as to maintain its color, smoothness and shine. Here are some homemade conditioners for natural black hair.


Henna is a great conditioner for natural black hair. It maintains the black hair color as well as dyes any grey hairs that pop out safely unlike artificial hair dyes. Mix henna with coconut milk for a good homemade conditioner for black natural hair. You can rinse it out or leave it in.

Hot oil conditioners

Hot oil conditioners are a great homemade conditioner for natural black hair. Warm up any natural carrier oil such as olive oil, add some few drops of essential oils such as rosemary oil and then apply to wet hair. Cover hair with a plastic cap and wrap a hot towel around it. Sleep in it and wash the hair in the morning.

How to Make Homemade Conditioner for Natural Hair

Below are some ways of how to make homemade conditioner for natural dry hair.

Honey conditioner

Mix 4 tablespoons of virgin olive oil with two tablespoons of honey. Apply this to wet hair and wait for 10 minutes before rinsing it out well.

Yoghurt and banana conditioner

Blend a cup of plain yoghurt together with an overripe banana. Ensure a smooth paste is obtained. Apply it on hair and wait for 20 minutes. Rinse hair out thoroughly.

Avocado conditioner

Mash one ripe avocado; add one tablespoon of coconut oil and a few drops of lavender. Mix them well and apply on hair. Cover with plastic cap, wait for a few minutes, and rinse well using a mild shampoo.

Mint leaves conditioner

Boil a full bowl of fresh mint leaves with three glasses of water. Apply this mixture on wet hair once it has cooled.

Homemade Moisturizing Conditioner for Natural Hair

Moisturized hair looks healthy, soft and shiny. To make homemade moisturizing conditioner for natural hair, you have to concentrate  on using ingredients that add moisture to the hair. Some great natural hair moisturizers are coconut oil, avocadoes and essential oils.

Jojoba, sweet almond and rosemary

This mixture is most suitable for natural hair that is quite dry as these give a lot of moisture. This works great and smells nice too. Mix 15ml of sweet almond and jojoba oil each and add a few drops of rosemary oil.  Fill up the spray bottle with water.

Coconut milk

Coconut milk is yet another great homemade conditioner for black natural hair. Mix it with olive oil, apply on hair and let it rest for about half an hour before washing it out. It will leave hair feeling incredibly smooth and moisturized with a healthy glow.