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How to make Homemade Leave in Conditioner

Homemade Leave in Conditioner

If your hair curls are dry, they end becoming brittle and break off easily. One of the secrets to rocking your curls and keeping your natural hair always healthy and beautiful is constant moisturization. To achieve this, one of the vital ingredients you will need is your homemade leave in conditioner. It is best to make your homemade leave in conditioner water based as this helps to retain your hair’s moisture. Studies reveal that water based homemade leave in conditioners helps to seal in moisture into your hair for days and even weeks in most cases.

The struggle though is finding the right leave in conditioner for your hair texture. This search can be a long and tedious one. Sometimes, most people just end up settling for the closest leave in conditioner that can help their hair. However, homemade leave in conditioner avails you the opportunity to sample a variety of ingredients while watching your hair to see which works best to be used going forward. I have found that it is easier and cost-effective to make your own homemade leave in conditioner. As you study, observe and learn more about your hair, you will be able to tailor your homemade leave in condition to suit your hair’s needs and texture.

Homemade Leave in Conditioner

Benefits of a Homemade Leave in Conditioner

  • Makes Detangling Process Easy: It’s pretty tough trying to detangle your hair on wash day without any product. A leave-in conditioner comes in handy as a good hair detangler as it makes your detangling session much smoother. You can even detangle at any time if you have a quality water-based homemade leave-in conditioner depending on the hairstyle you are carrying.
  • Retains Moisture: Making a water-based homemade leave in conditioner has a lot of benefits. The water combined with the other ingredients helps to lock in hydration into your hair thus giving that long-lasting moisture your hair needs.
  • Helps to soften your hair: When you apply your homemade leave in conditioner on wash day, you find that your hair will be soft, shiny, and easy to comb through.
  • Saves time: Ever admired the beautiful styles achieved from a wash and go or those amazing twist-outs you see on other naturalistas? Good news, you do not need to get your hair soaking wet to detangle and style. When you apply your water-based homemade leave in conditioner, it will just be enough to style your hair to any pattern you desire.
  • Protection from damage: Your homemade leave in condition adds an extra layer of protection to your hair. This protection will help to protect your hair from frictional damage, UV rays, etc. Please note that if you are planning to any heat tool on your hair, your homemade leave in conditioner may not possess the strength to preserve your hair from the heat damage that may occur. It is advisable to get a good heat protectant before heat-styling.

Ingredients for homemade Leave in Conditioner

Three (3) Homemade Leave in Conditioner Recipes you will love

Homemade Leave in Conditioner with Aloe Vera

Homemade Leave in Conditioner with Aloe Vera

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut water
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera
  • 1/4 tsp vegetable glycerin
  • 10 drops essential oil
  • A spray bottle

Directions

  • Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
  • Whisk the ingredients together until they are well combined.
  • Using a funnel, transfer the liquid to a spray bottle.
  • Shake well before each use.

Aloe Vera is great at helping to moisturize dry hair while reducing hair breakage. It promotes hair growth, strengthens hair follicles, prevents dry scalp, and reduces dandruff.

Homemade Leave in Conditioner with Coconut Milk

Homemade Leave in Conditioner with Coconut Milk

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup clean water
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp jojoba oil
  • 10 drops essential oil
  • A spray bottle

Directions

  • Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
  • Whisk the ingredients together until they are well combined.
  • Using a funnel, transfer the liquid to a spray bottle.
  • Shake well before each use.

Did you know that coconut milk aids hair growth when massaged deeply into the scalp? Well, now you do, *winks*. It is best to use canned coconut milk for your hair milk that is full fat and unsweetened. Coconut milk found in the refrigerator section of your local store can contain lots of extra ingredients that you won’t want in your hair.

Homemade Leave in Conditioner for Hair Growth

Homemade Leave in Conditioner with Essential Oils

Ingredients

  • 1/8 cup coconut milk
  • 1/8 cup clean water
  • 2 tsp melted shea butter
  • 1 tsp jojoba oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil
  • A spray bottle

Directions

  • Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
  • Whisk the ingredients together until they are well combined.
  • Using a funnel, transfer the liquid to a spray bottle.
  • Shake well before each use.

Jojoba oil and shea butter also have exceptional benefits for strengthening and lengthening the hair. For this recipe, rosemary and lavender essential oils were added because studies have shown that these essential oils are best for hair growth and thickening.

P.S If shea butter rehardens, you may need to warm before spraying.

Hope you will be able to whip up your homemade leave in conditioner with this enlightening article? Want to learn more? Find out how to make homemade peanut butter here.

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