Homemade Deep Conditioner & Hot Oil Treatment
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.
HOMEMADE DEEP CONDITIONER & HOT OIL TREATMENT
- 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)
This sounds like a winner,thanks! Now I have to track down some printable labels.
how did it turn out with the grapeseed or olive oil? Same results? they are cheaper than the jojoba at the health food store in my town
I liked the results much better with the grapeseed oil than olive oil – so I’d recommend that over the olive oil for sure. I do prefer the jojoba oil over the rest, but it’s not a huge difference, so I see no issues in using the other one. They both still do a great job with conditioning the hair!
So glad I saw this on Pinterest. Made it tonight & can’t wait to see how it helps my dry hair. I’m new to using jojoba and tea tree oil. Can I use my mixing bowl, mixer and scraper for food prep again? Thanks!
yes they are natural ingredients. Just wash your utensils and bowls as normal.
i have been using grocery isle coconut oil for 2 yrs now never put anything else in it and just sleep on it, i have really long hain and im 56 so i have dry hair if i dont do anything
I have a friend who is 88 yrs. old. she has used coconut oil on her face for yrs. her skin is beautiful.
thanks a lot for sharing this! I’ll see how it goes once I run out of my amazing pro naturals argan oil hair mask!
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Excited to try this so I just made it and I’m using it right now. Do I put the rest in the fridge or store at room temp? I’ll follow up with results 🙂
You can do either actually! I prefer to keep mine in the fridge though.
I am thinking of making these as Christmas gifts this year. Any idea what the shelf life would be for these?
It will last for a while – 1 year, just keep it in a cool dark location for best results! I actually keep mine in the fridge.
Okay perfect i wanted to read through to make sure my answer wasn’t already posted before i asked, just wanted to know how u store it or if it needs certain storage but u got me covered! Thank you!
I have almond oil..can i use that instead of Jojoba?
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I just made this last night and applied it to my natural curls. What a world of difference!!!! My hair felt dry, crunchy, brittle & lifeless after using bad shampoo and having my hair colored and then highlighted. Thank you so much for this fantastic hair miracle recipe! I will be doing this for now on once a week and maybe even twice a week during these cold months. I even got my mom to try it and she loves it too! I used olive oil instead of jojoba oil because that’s all I had on hand. I already had organic coconut oil and tea tree oil as I am a religious user. One of my favorite things is to run a hot bath and add a spoon full of coconut oil, about 5-6 drops of tea tree oil, and epsom salt. Very relaxing!!!
I love this i am fighting the same dry curls on curls war and realizing the normal people hair shampoo just dries us out! Anyway just wanted to ask how did you apply? I am trying to see what ways, people applied this that offered results! <3Curlz4Life
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this is first recipe that doesn’t heat the oil!!! So excited to try this, all nutrients will be intact…..think I may add some avocado oil instead of jojoba since hair is so dry, naturally curly and fizzy.
May even can use this as a base for lotion?
Thank you for this post
I’m not sure how much gentle heating would harm the oils, since they’re produced by cooking in the first place. It does decrease the chance of burning yourself, tho…
Yeah totally makes great lotion, I haven’t mixed just these three before but used all three at different times. All I’d say though is remember a dab’ll do it! little goes a long way, cause they are right these ingredients are SUPER moister filled and nourishing.:) I got the mad curly curls getting dry dry too so CurlS<3
Great recipes! I do not shop Amazon but found some carrier oils on Etsy at good prices!
Hell Yeah support Etsy peoples,cause Etsy is just people,talented and from all walks and parts of the world! You already know <3 u for bringing it up! good on ya! (great recipies too i agree)
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em.., i live in tropic cntry, coconut oil is always in liquid form, if i add with jojoba oil (also liquid ), it can’t be hard, any idea?
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