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!