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This homemade leave-in conditioner is SO easy and cheap to make, you'll be wondering why you haven't made it before? Coconut oil is amazing in many DIY beauty recipes, but in this particular one, we will use coconut milk, and not coconut oil. While coconut oil is great to encourage hair growth and hydrate dry locks, it can also leave your strands super oily. Coconut milk on the other hand, is perfect to use in a leave-in conditioner because it won't leave your hair oily, but rather will soften the strands and won't weigh hair down.
This DIY leave in conditioner is great because it only uses 3 ingredients and takes minutes to make. Make only a small batch at a time, as coconut milk IS perishable.
Homemade Leave-in Conditioner Recipe
- 1/4 cup distilled water
- 1 tbsp canned coconut milk
- 10 drops essential oil (choose from tea tree oil for oily hair, rosemary oil for freshness, or lavender essential oil for dry hair).
- 2 oz spray bottle
- In a medium bowl, whisk together distilled water, coconut milk, and essential oil.
- Pour mixture into spray bottle.
- Keep in the fridge for up to a week.
- You may need to shake well before using.
How to Use the Homemade Leave-in Conditioner:
- Spray directly onto wet/damp hair as you would any spray.
- Comb through to evenly distribute.
- Style as usual.
- Gentle enough to use after every hair wash.
- We love this recipe because it leaves hair silky soft and conditioned all day long.
Why Choose a Homemade Conditioner Over a Store Bought Conditioner
Store bought conditioners and other hair products are actually packed full of chemicals that over time, can weigh the hair down and also strip it of its natural oils. These natural oils are what keeps hair healthy, shiny, and growing. Especially for those with natural hair and curly hair, a DIY leave in conditioner is THE way to go. As you start using this conditioner, you'll notice softer hair, and overall healthier and shinier hair.
When you first start using non-commercial hair products, you'll notice that your hair may not feel the same way. Depending on the texture of your hair, it could feel softer or it could feel dryer. The important thing to remember is that you have to give it some time. Your hair needs time to adjust to the new product, but with time, you'll notice a big difference in the health of your hair.
Benefits of Homemade Leave in Conditioner
- Promotes hair growth
- Softens hair
- Adds shine to otherwise dull, lackluster hair
- Moisturizes dry hair
- Hydrates the scalp
- Prevents dandruff and other scalp related issues
- Makes hair overall healthier