How to Make Leave-In Hair Conditioner

Leave-in conditioners help restore the moisture to hair and prevent breakage. Dry hair easily becomes brittle and frizzy. By using a leave-in conditioner, hair follicles are smoothed and natural oils seal each strand. Conditioners restore lost proteins and leave the hair healthy and shiny. At beauty salons, leave-in conditioners can be purchased for an exorbitant amount of money. Make your own quality leave-in conditioner using healthy, whole ingredients at home that are equally as effective as those purchased in salons.

Pour 2 tablespoons of your favourite hair conditioner into a spray bottle. Add 1 tablespoon of a natural oil. Olive oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil or jojoba oil each provide minerals to the hair follicle while adding moisture. Drizzle two or three drops of a favourite scented essential oil into the spray bottle. Fill the bottle with distilled water. Shake vigorously to mix.

Divide your clean, wet hair into four sections using a rat tail comb. Spritz each section well. Work the conditioner into the hair with your fingers.

Air-dry hair, dry with a microfibre towel or set a hair dryer on cold and use to diffuser to prevent overheating and hair breakage. Style hair as normal.

Purchase an aloe vera leaf from a farmer's market stand or in the produce section of a health food store. Crack open the leaf and pour the juice into a small, clean container. Crack the two remaining portions of the leaf in several spots to collect as much aloe vera juice as possible.

Drizzle a few drops of a favourite essential oil into the bowl with the aloe vera juice. Stir the mixture gently to combine the juice and oil together.

Wash hair with shampoo and condition afterward. Rinse out conditioner. Pour the mixture of aloe vera juice and essential oil into the palm of your hand. Rub your palms together to emulsify the juice and oil. Massage the aloe vera juice and essential oil mixture into your wet hair. Concentrate the conditioner on the ends of your hair to help prevent breakage and split ends.

Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle
  • Conditioner
  • Oil
  • Glycerine
  • Essential oil
  • Aloe vera leaf
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
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Miska Rynsburger began her career as a writer in 2009 by authoring a book titled "It's Time to Play Outside." She is a former elementary school teacher turned stay-at-home mom and freelance writer. Miska holds a Bachelor of Arts in humanities from Hope College and a master's degree in educational leadership from Grand Valley State University.