Our scalp absorbs the ingredients contained in shampoos, conditioners, pack conditioners, dyes, etc. and they can have a surprisingly negative affect on our health.
Allergies or even in extreme cases death have been reported from the use of hair dyes.
Make sure you get an allergy test done before you use any new product, especially if it’s the first time you use a hair dye or if you are about to change to a new brand with different ingredients.
It’s always better to have a bit of patience and make sure the product won’t have any negative side affects.
What’s a hair conditioner?
A hair conditioner is a product used after shampooing to moisturize your hair. It also makes hair softer, making it easier to style and handle. It goes hand in hand with shampoo.
In this article, we’ve made a list of five natural conditioners that you can make in the comfort of your own home.
Conditioner number 1
The main ingredient in our first conditioner is honey.
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of natural honey
- 1 tablespoon of buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon of unwhitened natural flour.
Put the tablespoon of olive oil in a jar, add the two tablespoons of honey and the tablespoon of buttermilk. Heat the mixture for 30 to 60 seconds in the microwave. Add the tablespoon of flour to the mixture to make it into a paste.
Apply the paste to your hair when it’s cooled to room temperature and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse as you would normally.
Conditioner number 2
The main ingredient in this conditioner is mint.
Boil two cups of water with two mint tea bags. Let it cool while you’re washing your hair with your normal shampoo. Apply to wet hair.
You’ll feel refreshed and your hair will feel healthier.
Conditioner number 3
You should use this conditioner if your hair is brittle or dry. Don’t use it if your hair tends to be oily.
You’ll need an egg yolk, baby oil and half a cup of water.
Beat the egg yolk until it froths, slowly pour in the baby oil and keep beating. Slowly add the water while you continue to beat the mixture.
When it is well mixed together, gently massage it into your hair to really get it into your hair folicles. Rinse with warm water.
Conditioner number 4
Based on yogurt, honey and egg yolk.
Mix a cup of yogurt, two tablespoons of honey, and an egg yolk. One the mixture is uniform, apply to your hair. Rinse normally.
Conditioner number 5
The main ingredient in this conditioner is apple vinegar.
Mix a cup of apple vinegar with a cup of water. Apply the mixture to your hair and then rinse as usual.
Apply the conditioners only to your hair, not your scalp, especially if they’re oil-based mixtures.
Please keep in mind…
Your hair needs to get used to using natural products. If when you decide to start using them continuously you see some side affects you’re weren’t planning on, it’s just part of the detox process. You might get dandruff at the beginning or your hair might get oilier. But if you keep using them, your hair will be healthier and stronger.
Remember: going natural requires patience and consistency for you to be able to really see the results effectively and over a sustained period of time.