If you have dry, damaged hair, it’s best you stay off conventional hair products which can be harsh and drying. Try this essential oil conditioner, which is natural and nourishing, instead!
Caring for Dry, Damaged Hair
Dry, damaged hair needs special care. Hair in its best condition should be shiny, hydrated and healthy-looking.
In dry, damaged hair, there is not enough natural oils being produced by your hair follicles. This leaves your hair dry.
Dry hair is brittle, dehydrated and easy to break. In the long run, dry hair leads to damaged hair and can thin out your hair.
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There are many causes for dry hair including:
- Lack of adequate water intake
- Using harsh, oil-stripping conventional products
- Frequent use of heat treatment (blow drying, hair straightening)
- Bleaching or dyeing hair
- Chlorine in tap water/swimming pools
- Salt water
Dry hair is often made worse by using conventional products like shampoos and conditioners. Luckily by using natural remedies, and a few lifestyle changes, you can reverse dry, damaged hair!
Essential oils are one of the best natural remedies to make use of when it comes to regaining health hair. Making an all natural essential oil conditioner is easy, so what are you waiting for?!
Why Make a Natural Hair Conditioner?
Not everyone uses conditioner after shampooing, but using conditioner makes all the difference to achieving silky, flawless lock, especially for dry hair!
In dry hair, the hair cuticles stick out from the strand due to lack of hydration. This gives each strand a rough texture and makes the hair look lifeless and coarse.
The purpose of conditioner is to smooth down hair cuticles and make them lie flat. This creates lovely, supple and manageable hair.
Let’s Make Use of Natural Ingredients!
As usual, to make this essential oil conditioner, we are going to be using nothing but natural ingredients. We will be using just 4 ingredients – aloe vera gel, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil and of course, some essential oils!
Here are the benefits of these ingredients:
» Aloe vera gel – Rich in vitamins, has a cooling effect on scalp, helps in de-frizzing hair, seals moisture into the hair strands, revitalizes dry hair
» Apple cider vinegar – Rich in live enzymes, probiotics, vitamins and minerals; helps to close cuticles, tames wild frizzy hair; leaves hair looking shiny and glossy.
» Coconut oil – Ultra moisturizing, acts as a natural sealant; tames frizzy dry hair, rich in nutrients, nourishes cuticles
» Essential oils – Potent plant concentrates; rich in anti-oxidants that nourish the hair; repair lifeless damaged hair; highly aromatic; leave your hair smelling fresh and fragrant
How to Make a DIY Essential Oil Conditioner
What you need:
- ¼ cup of aloe vera gel (where to get it)
- 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar (where to get it)
- 2 tsp of coconut oil (where to get it)
- ¼ cup of distilled water (where to get it) or rose hydrosol (where to get it)
- 10 drops of lavender (where to get it)
- 5 drops of eucalyptus (where to get it)
- 5 drops of geranium (where to get it)
- Flip top bottle (where to get it) or old conditioner bottle
- In a glass bowl, combine only the aloe vera gel and essential oils. Mix for about 5 minutes to create an emulsion.
- Now add in the coconut oil and mix again.
- Next add the apple cider vinegar and distilled water and stir to create a smooth mixture.
- Using your funnel, pour your now-ready conditioner into a dispensing bottle for easy application.
How to Use
- After washing your hair with a gentle sulfate-free shampoo (or your own DIY shampoo), proceed to apply your essential oil conditioner all over your hair.
- Allow the essential oil conditioner to work its magic for at least 5 minutes.
- Now rinse off the conditioner and repeat one more time if needed.
- Feel free to use your favorite essential oils or powerful essential oils for hair growth.
- Make sure you are not allergic to any essential oil before using this conditioner
- Drink plenty of water to hydrate your roots and strands.
- Avoid using too much heat on your hair.