3 Natural Hair Conditioner Recipes Using Mayo, Avocado and Egg Yolk

Written by: Emily Cordz

Many commercial conditioners don’t actually moisturize your hair. Instead they just coat your hair, which leads to build up that weighs it down. Ditch the store bought conditioners and look to your kitchen for nourishing, homemade hair conditioners.

1.) Mayonnaise  Hair Conditioner

Is mayonnaise good for your hair? It definitely is as it makes a great natural hair conditioner. You want real, full fat mayonnaise to use as a hair conditioners, not light or miracle whip. When choosing between the brands, look at the ingredients list and choose the one that is the easiest to read. The best method would be to make your own mayonnaise, but it isn’t crucial. This conditioner is good for normal to dry hair.

To use:

  1. Take a large dollop of mayonnaise, about 1/4 to 1/3 cup depending on your hair length.
  2. Massage the mayonnaise through the ends of your hair, avoiding your scalp.
  3. Leave in for three to five minutes.
  4. Rinse and shampoo as normal.

2.) Avocado Coconut Conditioner for Hair

For this you’ll need a ripe avocado and a can of coconut milk. Try to pick an avocado that can be easily mashed with a fork. Due to the high concentration of natural oils in this conditioner it is best for dry, damaged hair and should be avoided by those with thin, fine hair.

To use:

  1. Cut the avocado in half. Scoop one half into a bowl. Save the other half for some other use.
  2. Mash the avocado until it forms a relatively smooth paste.
  3. Add small amounts of coconut milk until the mixture turns a light green color and feels very smooth and creamy.
  4. Massage the mixture through the ends of your hair, avoiding your scalp.
  5. Leave in for three to five minutes.
  6. Rinse and shampoo as normal.

3.) Egg Yolk  Hair Conditioner

You only need the yolk for this conditioner. The egg white can be used for cooking, a face mask or maybe a homemade meringue. The eggs should be fresh, but it will work with old eggs too. This conditioner is good for all hair types

To use:

  1. Separate the egg yolk and egg white. Set the egg white aside or throw out. Place the egg yolk in a bowl.
  2. Whip the egg yolk lightly with a fork or whisk until it becomes slightly frothy.
  3. Massage whipped yolk through the ends of your hair, avoiding your scalp.
  4. Leave in for three to five minutes.
  5. Rinse and shampoo as normal.

Key Details and Tips

  • These homemade hair conditioners are best made and used fresh. If you have extras store them in the refrigerator and use within a few days. Obviously store bought mayonnaise has preservatives, but the fresher you can find it the better.
  • Unlike store bought conditioners, you want to apply your homemade hair conditioner before you shampoo. This is because they act more as a deep conditioning treatment rather than a daily conditioner.
  • They can be applied to wet or dry hair, but for best results apply to dry hair. That way the oils can really nourish each strand of hair.
  • Avoid conditioning near your scalp. You scalp naturally moisturizes the hair close to it and applying conditioners to it can weigh down your hair.
  • The shampoo you use will affect how the conditioner can work. Try to find shampoos without any sulfates or parabens for the best results or use a natural homemade shampoo to be completely free of harsh chemicals.
  • Transfer shampoo to the shower in a small tupperware container. This way water won’t get in any extras and it is already ready to be stored in your refrigerator.
  • It will take up to a week for your hair to adjust to homemade conditioner, but once it has you’ll enjoy softer, healthier hair.

With homemade hair conditioner, your showers can be luxurious for both you and your hair.

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I have two goals every day, learn something new and write. If I have done that much, then it has been a good day. I have been a fitness instructor for 12 years and enjoy helping others discover the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. I like to learn at least a little about everything with my current focus being on wild foods, crafting, yoga and travel.