Both my hair and skin tend to be dry, especially in the winter, and I rely on extra conditioning treatments. Hydrating products are expensive but through trial and error I've come up with the best treatment yet that satisfies both hair and skin and costs next to nothing. All that is needed is product that is already at home and about 5 minutes time to prepare enough spray to last over a month.
What I do is mix 1/4 cup regular hair conditioner with 1 cup of filtered water and 1/8 teaspoon of oil. My favorite oil is Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil but I've also used regular Baby Oil and light Olive Oil.
Put everything into a pot and bring to a slow boil for only a minute. Remove from heat, let cool completely, and with a funnel pour into a spray bottle(s).
When ready to apply to hair or skin, shake the bottle well and spritz away.
Neither my hair or skin has ever looked so nice. The little bit of oil in the mix gives a nice sheen but isn't greasy.
Just drink more water.
Great recipe! And, so inexpensive. Thanks! There are supplements for hair and nails, but cost $.
I should enter this feedback as a tip titled 'How Moisturizers Work'. Maybe another time.
I take exception with the lady whose feedback was "Just drink more water". If that's all it took, the multi billion dollar skin moisturizing businesses would cease to exist.
We need to keep our bodies well hydrated, that's true...and even more so during the dry Winter months. Drinking adequate amounts of water does play a part in keeping the skin in a healthy state.
In very dry surroundings, drinking lots of water has only a minimal effect on the moisture level of the outer layer of
skin. If that layer were well hydrated and you then moved into dry surroundings, the dry air would literally draw that moisture from your skin.
Moisturizing lotions do not actually moisturize the skin. They do not condition the skin. They do not 'feed' the skin. They do not renew or replenish. They can add a temporary feel of softness due to their water content.
Look at it this way, if your skin could absorb moisture from a bottle of lotion, who would dare sit in a tub of water. You would come out bloated like the Goodyear Blimp.
Again, skin 'moisturizers' do not work by adding moisture to the skin (although they do add a temporary amount), Instead, they work by putting a barrier between your skin and the surrounding dry atmosphere. That barrier prevents the dry air from drawing the natural (or applied) moisture from your skin.
It just makes sense that the heavier the barrier, the better the protection. That's why Vaseline is one of the best...ask any baby's butt.
Not many women are willing to go around all day with a coat of Vaseline on their faces. That's why we have moisturizers on every cosmetic counter. With that said, if someone has the ingenuity to concoct a homemade moisturizer which fits their budget and works well for them, then I applaud them. Thumbs up!
Mayonnaise makes a very good hair conditioner at an affordable price. For shiny, silky hair, rinse with vinegar. Don't worry, the smell disappears! To strip conditioner build-up off hair, use Dawn dish soap. This works very well.
Scented with rosemary and lavender, this nutrient rich conditioner will definitely moisturize your hair. A little goes a long way, so this is very economical as it will last a long time! Best of all, no chemicals or toxins.
Total Time: A few minutes
Yield: About 1 1/3 cups
Source: Pinterest inspired
Wow! I bet that would be a great conditioner. Thanks!
Use a small empty spray bottle; add 1 tablespoon of hair conditioner and fill the bottle with warm water. Shake well before you use. Spray on wet hair and brush, without tears. I use this on my two girls' hair and it works great!
Make your own leave in conditioner. Use one part conditioner to 10 parts water and mix in a spray bottle.
Many kitchen products can be used to make homemade shampoo, conditioner, and rinse. Hair rinses are usually used to add extra shine, bounce, color, or moisture to tired tresses.
Does anyone have a recipe for hair conditioner? It would be much appreciated.
By Dorothy from Durban, KZN
The following website has a number of different recipes for making your own hair conditioner:
The best conditioner for your hair believe it or not is mayo.
Plain on olive oil. Shampoo afterwards. I tried mayonnaise once and I thought I'd never get it out. I sometimes put a dollup of store bought conditioner in the palm of my hand and add some olive oil. Mix both those together in the palm of your hand and put on your hair. But the oil alone works good too.
I want to make my own spray on, leave in hair conditioner with sunscreen. I would like to know if anyone has a recipe to make this?
Simply mix a small amount of a chosen conditioner with distilled water and keep in a spray bottle. You may need to experiment for the right balance that you need. Start with a tablespoon of conditioner and add more if needed.
I do the very same... 2/1 water/conditioner ratio. Works great for me.
Hello, I love the idea of making my own leave-in conditioner but I use a concentrated leave-in conditioner which comes in a tube similar to toothpaste; does anyone know how I might be able to thicken up the regular conditioner? Maybe with gelatin? Lisingreece
Avocado and Mayonnaise Mask is a very good conditioner. This deep conditioner works wonders on dry and damaged hair.
I am looking for a homemade hair conditioner recipe.
There are actually several things in your kitchen that you can use as a conditioning treatment that are safe, natural and easy to use. Mayonaisse is a great hair moisturizer, just shampoo, apply a coating of mayo, let it sit and rinse well. Olive oil, and coconut oil are excellent too, just make sure to rinse really well.
Combine mashed avocado with some coconut milk. Mash together until it is smooth and about as thick as shampoo. Comb it through the hair and let sit for 10-15 minutes.