Homemade Deep Conditioners

DC: Deep Conditioner
Here are some tried and tested homemade deep conditioners that I have come to love and are staples in my regimen. Some I grew up with others I was introduced to later on in life but I love them all. I love to play around with different ingredients you could say I am a “concoctionist” and will update this list as and when I try out any new recipes. I deep condition some of the time using homemade deep conditioners.

Papaya/Pawpaw and Yoghurt
½ cup natural plain yoghurt
½ cup blended papaya/pawpaw puree

2 tablespoons Aloe Vera Juice

1 tablespoon coconut oil
  Banana, Avocado, Onion, Egg, Buttermilk
1 ripe banana
Half a big avocado (ripe) 
1 egg
¼ cup buttermilk
¼ big onion peeled and chopped (optional)
1 tablespoon Glycerine
1 tablespoon Rosemary and Garlic infused olive oil

For best results blend all the ingredients together to ensure a creamy easy to apply mixture.

Mango, Yoghurt, Aloe Vera Juice and Avocado
¼ cup blended mango juice (homemade from a fresh mango)
¼ cup Aloe Vera juice – mine is homemade from the leaf but store bought is fine too
½ cup natural plain yoghurt
½ large ripe avocado mashed or blended
1 teaspoon rosemary infused herbal coconut oil
1 tablespoon olive oil

Avocado and Egg
1 small ripe avocado or half a large one mashed or blended
1 egg
1 table spoon olive oil

Yoghurt, Honey and Henna
¾ cup natural plain yoghurt
3 heaped tablespoons Henna*
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
*Henna is optional I only use it for its strengthening purposes to reduce breakage

Coconut cream, Buttermilk and Mayonnaise
¾ cup edible food mayonnaise
¼ cup buttermilk
¼ cup coconut cream
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon olive oil
Directions for all recipes:
Mix ingredients of desired recipe in a bowl
Apply on hair cover with a shower cap and let it sit for 30 minutes or longer
Rinse out, requires several rinses to completely get rid of any residue or fruit fibers
Final rinse with a small amount of normal conditioner to help detangle using a wide toothed comb.

Extra Information
·         The measurements here are just a guideline as they vary according to hair length and preference.
·         Do not steam hair when using fresh food products they will cook in your hair!
·         Treat Henna exactly as you would hair dye because it will stain. Wear gloves and cover your working area with towels or newspapers to reduce cleaning time.
·         You can use any natural oil in your deep conditioner I prefer olive oil because it is deep penetrating and conditions hair.
·         You can make buttermilk at home by adding lemon juice from fresh lemons let it sit for 10-15 minutes until it starts to curdle and thicken. Ratio of one cup milk 3 teaspoons lemon juice.

Homemade food based DCs require several rinses so make sure to rinse well and ensure the product is entirely out of your hair. 

*This page is updated on a regular basis with new recipes*



  1. I have been thinking of trying some homemade conditioners. My mom was just telling me the other day that some people use mayonaise to condition their hair. I definitely plan to try some of these. Thanks for posting!

    1. You are most welcome:) I can't remember where exactly I first read of the use of mayonnaise for hair but seeing the term "hair mayonnaise" on commercial DCs over and over again, is what led me to do a google search on "mayonnaise for hair" and stumbled on a blogger who had used it with great results.

  2. Hey Lydz. This is Annette from HairGeekly. Just browsing through your blog. Good Luck on your hair journey! Btw, these recipes sound way too delicious. I'm drooling just by reading them!

    1. Lol thanks Annette you are most welcome to try them and eat them too:)Lydz


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