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When it comes to beauty regimens, using a deep conditioner on my hair is a must. I do it religiously, and pretty much always have ever since my mama introduced me to it when I was young(er) and living at home.  My hair is very prone to breakage, so I try my hardest to keep it moisturized and as healthy as possible.  I have spent some big bucks on deep conditioners in the past, and sometimes not too happy with the results – so several months ago, I decided to attempt making my own.

Since I started DIY-ing my own deep conditioner, I haven’t purchased a single store-bought version.  I absolutely love it!  It’s all natural, super simple, and filled with moisturizing goodness.

Here’s What You Need:

I make this in about 7-8oz batches – so that’s the recipe I’m sharing. However, you can make this in as small or large of a batch you would like. You simply need 2 parts coconut oil to 1 part jojoba oil – plus a few drops of Tea Tree oil per batch. I have also tried grapeseed oil & extra virgin olive oil in place of the jojoba oil.  Argan oil also works really good in this, but because of the price of it, I prefer the jojoba. You can also substitute another kind of essential oil for the tea tree if you like, but I prefer this one because of the fantastic moisturizing qualities it has on the hair.


  • 8 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 15-20 drops tea tree oil

First, start stirring up your coconut oil.  No need to microwave it, the stirring will heat it up just enough to form a smooth & silky consistency.


Add in the jojoba oil and essential oil.


Beat it with a whisk (or electric mixer) to thoroughly combine.


Transfer it to a resealable container. 



For deep conditioner: Slather on damp/wet hair and let sit for 3-5 minutes. Shampoo & condition as normal.

For hot oil treatment: Slather on damp hair. Cover hair in a hot towel (fresh from the dryer) – or pop on a shower cap and heat your hair up with a blow dryer. Let sit for 15 minutes. Shampoo & condition as normal.

Not only is this a great thing to make for yourself, but this would make a great gift as well!  


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One comment on “Homemade Deep Conditioner and Hot Oil Treatment”

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Cobaltblue Prism
1 Years Ago

What do you call those containers? I need to get some.

Cheryl Burgess
15 Nov 2016

4 oz canning jars. They are on Amazon.

Cobaltblue Prism
15 Nov 2016

Thank you!

Ina Kuipers
1 Years Ago

almond oil, sheabutter?

Pearl Braganza
1 Years Ago

Wow !!! Thank you very much.Should try it this out

Audrey Reynolds
2 Years Ago

This most likely a good combination of oil although I\'ve only tried coconut oil myself. And hot oil treatment when I was in Asia and indeed it feels very well cleansed afterwards. Here I use home-made by Positively Flawless All Natural Coconut Oil-based Hair & Scalp Mask that I slightly heat up on my scalp with my blower set on hot. I doubt on the use of it for conditioner unless you have to rinse it again with shampoo -- and horrors if you\'ll use store bought shampoo which are effectively petrochemical-based detergents that will negate your oil treatment in the first place.


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