Hair conditioners are designed to add strength, smooth damaged follicles and retain the natural moisture levels in hair. Many conditioning products on the market, however, contain chemicals, synthetic ingredients, and silicone that can actually damage or build up in hair and ultimately dull and weigh it down. Leave-in conditioner is used to soften hair, protect against styling instruments, reduce frizz and detangle. It differs from regular conditioner because it is used in smaller amounts and is not rinsed away. You can make your own to control the ingredients you put in your hair. Here you will find helpful steps to show you how to make a leave-in hair conditioner.
You Will Need:
- An Empty Spray Bottle
- Coconut Milk
- Essential Oil
Choosing an essential oil for your leave-in conditioner:
- Though most often recommended for oily hair due to their astringent qualities, a small amount of tea tree or rosemary essential oil can be helpful for maintaining freshness. Rosemary also boosts shine.
- Lavender is one of the favorite nourishing oils for normal/dry hair
- Vanilla resin just smells amazing, especially with the light coconut scent of this conditioner. It doesn’t have any properties that would assist in keeping the conditioner fresh, though, so I would pair it with another oil.
- Fill 3/4th spray bottle with water.
- Now add coconut milk to the water
- Add 10-12 drops of essential oil to the mixture.
- Use rosemary essential oil for oily hair and lavender essential oil for dry hair.
- Shake the mixture well before use.
- Untangle your hair with a wide toothed comb or your fingers before applying the conditioner. Make sure your hair is slightly damp.
- Store in a refrigerator as it does not contain any preservatives.
Now you are good to go, with that added shine to your hair!