By Jacqueline Samaroo
Here’s a follow-up to our recent post 10 Popular Ingredients for Homemade Conditioner for Frizzy Hair. In that article, we looked at some natural ingredients you can use to condition hair and tame frizz. Now, we’re sharing how you can put those ingredients together in quick and easy hair conditioner recipes.
Frizz can be a real challenge when it comes to curly haircare and natural hair styles. The great news is that a homemade conditioner for frizzy hair can help – big time! And, we’ve got three proven recipes lined up for you.
But, before we deep dive into whipping up your very own homemade conditioner for frizzy hair, let’s learn a bit about frizz and what causes frizzy curly hair.
What Is Frizz?
Frizz is what happens when individual strands of hair don’t align with each other. They go off in different directions and curl separately from each other. The result is unruly-looking, frizzy hair.
What Causes Frizzy Curly Hair?
The two main causes of frizz are dryness and damage. Your strands of hair have an outer layer called the cuticle – it is made of overlapping scales or shingles. When your hair is healthy, hydrated, and moisturized the cuticle lays flat.
In dry and damaged hair, however, the cuticle opens up. The open strands readily absorb any available moisture – like on hot, humid days. This causes them to swell, bend, twist, and kind of do their own thing, independent of each other, and your hair takes on a frizzy appearance.
Plus, curly hair is particularly susceptible to frizziness since it is particularly susceptible to dryness. Why?
Your scalp produces a naturally oily substance called sebum which helps to keep your hair healthy and to smooth your cuticles. Sebum has a tough time making its way from the roots to the ends of curly hair, making curly hair more prone to dryness, damage, and frizz.
Don’t worry, the three DIY conditioners for frizzy hair we’ll share with you will get you loving your healthy, frizz-free, natural curls!
Keep in mind that other things can dry out and damage your hair, leading to frizz. Some of the usual suspects are:
3 Recipes for Homemade Conditioner for Frizzy Hair
Yummy ripe bananas, avocados, and honey are just a few of the ingredients you’ll find in these amazing DIY hair conditioner recipes.
Note: The quantities given are only a guide. You can add more or less of each ingredient to get the best results for your hair. Some persons also like to add a few drops of their favorite essential oil for fragrance.
1. Banana, egg, honey, milk, and olive oil.
Mix together one mashed ripe banana, a beaten egg, and three tablespoons each of honey, milk, and olive oil. Apply to your hair and leave it in for up to 30 minutes. Shampoo and condition your hair using cool water.
2. Honey, yogurt, and coconut oil
Use a half-cup (8 tablespoons) of yogurt, a tablespoon of honey, and one teaspoon of coconut oil. Mix until they are well combined then apply the mixture to your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the conditioner in for about half an hour. Shampoo and condition your hair, as usual.
3. Avocado, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar
Mash one very ripe avocado then add a half cup of olive oil and two tablespoons of ACV. Mix them together well. Apply to your hair and leave it in for at least 15 minutes. You can cover your hair with a shower cap if you wish. Rinse your hair with cool water.
Benefits of Homemade Conditioner for Frizzy Hair
One of the biggest benefits of any DIY conditioner for natural hair is that it gives you a sense of control over what you put in your hair. You forgo the possibly harsh chemicals that can be found in many commercially made hair conditioners and masks.
A few other benefits of homemade conditioner for frizzy hair are:
- Easy to make – Homemade hair conditioners for frizzy hair usually use just a few ingredients – like 1 to 3, really! Compare that to the list of ingredients on some store-bought hair care products – we can’t even pronounce half of those!
- Easy to use – The steps usually are mix, apply to hair, work it in, leave it in for the required time, and rinse!
- Great for DIYers – There’s nothing complicated about DIY hair conditioners and the results can be pretty awesome! So, if you are new to DIYing they are a great way to boost your confidence in being able to do something good for your hair all on your own.
Not big on DIYing? That’s OK – we’ve still got you covered! Read: What’s the Best Conditioner for Curly Frizzy Hair? Meet 10 Awesome Frizz Tamers!
Have you ever used a DIY hair conditioner for frizzy hair? Tell us about it!