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) & 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, & 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.
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 & essential oil.
Beat it with a whisk (or electric mixer) to thoroughly combine.
Transfer it to a resealable container. I store mine in 2 4oz mason jars personally.
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!
Where to buy the supplies (because people always ask me!)
I get all mine through Amazon because they have the best prices I’ve found. Click on which product your looking for.
Try it before you make it!
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Click here for the hair growth stimulating deep conditioner in my Etsy store (recipe to come another time)
- 8 tablespoons coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons jojoba oil
- 15-20 drops tea tree oil
- Stir the coconut oil until it turns into a smooth & silky consistency. Whisk in (or use an electric mixer) the jojoba oil & tea tree oil. Beat the mixture until it's thoroughly combined. Transfer to a resealable container. (I use 2 4oz mason jars)