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May 26, 2010

Homemade Deep Conditioner Recipes-- Natural Hair

Laura asks:


What's your favorite homemade deep conditioner?


CN's Response: I don't recall ever making a DT totally from scratch... I'm not much of a mixtress. I usually start with a rinse out or deep conditioner of some sort and add oils (grapeseed, coconut, or olive), and lots of honey. I'm very curious to hear about those of you experimenting with yogurt, mayo, eggs, avocado, teas, and coconut milk! Dish!

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L. Michelle..... said...

Ooooh I can't wait to see what is said on this one!! I have a some coconut milk and an avocado just waiting to be used!!!!

ChrLvsBks said...

I've used EVOO and EVCO--mix of half and half.

I also have used mayo and egg for a protein DC.

Anonymous said...

I've used avacado, coconut milk, and olive oil. It's a bit messy, but it really added much needed moisture to my hair.

1 avocado
1 can of coconut milk
1 tablespoon of olive oil

I usually mix everything in a blender to make it creamy, then store the remaining in the fridge.

Anonymous said...

Just did my very first mix...
Avocado
coconut milk
olive oil
coconut oil
honey

As I applied I was turned off by the smell. I decided to rinse out after about 20 min instead of 30min. I didn't think I would like it but my hair turned out great!!! Very shiny and my twist out lasted longer than it usually does. I will definitely do again.

Anonymous said...

That's a really good tip about mixing everything in the blender. The one and only time i used avocado, I just mashed it up with everything else and I was still picking bits of avocado out my hair hours after I had washed and it had dried. Not the business...

Loo said...

1 avocado
1/4 cup shea butter (or more)
1/3 cup olive oil
1-2 tbs apple cider vinegar

Great for detangling these kinks and coils.

The Naturalista Files said...

I really like to add Olive oil to a cheapie condish like suave. I may add a hot oil treatment from my relaxed days if I need to. that usually works..I might also add some mildly melted shea butter.

Anonymous said...

1 avocado
3 heaping tbsp Mayo
olive oil
honey

Mix well!! If not, you will be picking avocado out of your hair. This recipe makes hair extremely soft and adds moisture. Feel free to add your own oil choices.

Hair and Beyond said...

Mines is raw honey (solid form) Evoo, evco Jojoba, grapeseed and other oils. I made it as a prepoo during my last relaxer stretch which is ending on week 23. I made it because store conditioners did not mesh well with both of my hair textures.

Hair and Beyond said...

I forgot to say it leave my hair nicely moisturized and that is what I had been using during this last stretch as a deep conditioner

Anonymous said...

When I really want to show my hair some love, I mix 100 grams of amla powder, 100 grams of bhringraj powder, 3 tbsp of coconut oil, and a can of coconut milk and apply it to hair that I've spritzed with water and pure aloe juice. After an hour, I rinse it out with Suave Coconut conditioner and my hair instantly (without the addition of any product) feels and looks butter - moist with my kinks poppin' like lipgloss. Lol. It's a bit time consuming but a real treat for my hair.

sanaa979 said...

1/4 cup Coconut Milk (full fat)
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 small Avocado

Mix together in a blender until smooth.

I use this mixture once a week, and I leave it on for 40mins with my Hair Therapy Wrap (heating cap). It leave my hair soft & moisturized, low frizz, elongate my curls(even after drying), and cut down on drying time. This is part of my once a week hair regiment and it work better than an store conditioner I have ever tried.

apaine said...

mayo and egg yolk protein treatment. i don't use the white, it makes my hair too hard and i don't like the bits of egg it leaves in my hair. the yolk is just the right amount for me.

honey and castor oil hot treatment will be my next experiement.

i use natures gate herbal conditioner with olive oil as a deep conditioner.

i've tried the banana olive oil avacado recipe. i can't remember anything about it except the smell ugh... no mas! lol

Anonymous said...

i never tried avocado treatment, will put it on my list,what i love is the caramel DT

1/2 cup of plain yogurt
1/4 cup of molasses
1/3 cup of acv
1/3 cup of evoo
3 jar of banana(baby food)

Mix very well, this makes my hair soft, super clean and soft. i usually sleep w/it on, i wear a plastic cap and wrap in a towel, i can feel the heat penatrating it while im sleeping. i have no shedding after i do this

Anonymous said...

I put in a cheap conditioner like Suave or HeHH and add olive oil and honey. I don't like the dryer so I just leave it in w/o heat for as long as I can; about 2 hours. It leaves my hair very silky and soft. My hair doesn't respond well to proteins so that's why I don't use them.

Anonymous said...

1 Whole avocado
1 cup real mayo
3 tbs evoo
3 tbs coconut oil
Mixed with hand blender until smooth, leave on for 45min to 1 hour. Great protein treatment to strengthen hair. Add a few drops of lavender oil for the smell.

Anonymous said...

1 avaocado
1/2 can of coconut milk
2-3 tbsp each of coconut oil, evoo, and honey

BLENDED together. The avocado bits in the hair is not hot! LOL! my curls were poppin! i know it was the avocado. i dc'd again with less ingredients but samt amt. of avocado. lots of moisture and ridiculous curls!

Anonymous said...

Please don't laugh - but does the baby food banana rinse out cleanly?

A while back I tried the caramel with fresh banana (blended in food processor) and I was pickin' banana bits out for days.

I was scared to do caramel again despite its popularity.

Thank you for your honest input.

Anonymous said...

Could someone please tell me what each of the ingredients (avocado, honey, coconut milk) do by themselves? Like is one for protein, one for softness, one for moisture?

Thanks!

Redbonegirl97 said...

I will have to try this for my mothers hair since she chopped (we made her) her hair off in April.

Peace, Love and Chocolate
Tiffany

Anonymous said...

I do the caramel treatment about once a month and use the Gerber banana baby food. It rinses out pretty well. Just make sure you work your hands through your hair under the shower.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anonymous (5:24pm) No, the great thing about the jar banana food is that it doesn't leave those bits of banana in your hair. I made that mistake the first time too, til I got word from another natural that used the jars. At around 60 cents a piece, it's not bad! Some brands may even be on sale when you check!

Anonymous said...

VO5
EVOO
a lil glycerin
3 tbsp of honey
microwave for 10-15 sec
let it sit and thicken
my hair is soft, smells pretty good, and give good shine. :)

OloriOba said...

Since I started growing my natural hair and even before I BC'd I have used this deep conditioner recipe on my hair. It is the only dep conditioner I have used and my hair is always healthy and deeply moisturized...

4 TBSPNS of Real Mayo
1 Egg (the whole egg)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I don't measure the oils, but just pour in what I think is enough)
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
3 TBSPNS of organic honey
4 drops of peppermint essential oil
4 drops of rose hip seed oil ( I used to use Rosemary oil but now that we are trying for a baby, I switched)

I mix well and put on my hair in 4 sections. I put a plastic bag over my head and wrap a towel over it. I leave it on for a couple of hours and rinse out with very cold water to seal cuticles of hair and prevent the egg and other stuff from cooking in my hair lol!!

I do this every month and my hair loves it. Good luck ladies!!

CocoEuro said...

1) 1 can of coconut milk (don't use often for the protein sensitive)

2) 1 cup of Honey & 1/4 cup of EVOO or EVCO

3) 1 Avocado & 1/4 of EVOO or EVCO

beadgyrl said...

There was an anonymous above who is right about the hesh powders mixed with coconut milk, and coconut oil. In my mix I use amla, brahmi, skikaikai, vatika oil, coconut oil, hair conditioner (any of your choice) and mix it into a fine paste as possible. It will still be kind of grainy, but it's still similar in consistency to henna. Apply this paste to your hair, wrap in plastic and sleep in it overnight. Once you rinse it out the next morning....your hair will feel different, curls poppin, softness, and overall, it's just a good cleansing and strengthening treatment for your hair. :)

BTW: Just passing this along... I also discovered a new line of products sold at CVS and Walgreens called Renpure. I love this stuff. Especially the Miracle Reconstructor in the green tube. It makes my hair soft, and these products are said to be paraben, sulfate-free. :)

lovetteorleavette said...

On my natural hair I usually do
coconut milk
coconut oil
honey
shea butter
this dc really defines my curls and adds much moisture and shine to my hair

On my daughter's natural hair
1 ripened banana
cocunut oil
olive oil
shea butter mixed together with a cheapie conditioner like suave coconut conditioner
her hair turns out really shiny and strong and her twists turn out really succulent

TiYa_UK said...

I used to do natural DC's every week before I discovered AOHSR. This is what it consisted of:
- An over-ripe avocado
- An over-ripe banana
- some coconut oil
- Some shea butter
- some honey
Blend together using hand mixer,
sieve mixture formed
apply liberally to hair, fix plastic bag around head and leave overnight....VOILA nice strong healthy hair, this helped me when I use to use Henna back in the day!!!!

Alexandria B. said...

OMG... I WANNA TRY ALL OF THESE... MY HAIR IS REALLY COURSE IN THE BACK AND I HAVE A HARD TIME WEARING IT CURLY BECAUSE THE CURLS AREN'T CONSISTENT... HELP!!!!

@WhatAlexWrites

Alexandria B. said...

oops.. I meant COARSE*

Loritt said...

Moisture DC

i love this DC, it smells sooo delicious! it makes my hair soft, shiny and... dare i say more manageable lol! my coils come alive, and i just love the way my hair feels!

*depending on length/thickness of hair*

1 jarof Gerber banana
1/4-1/2cup coconut cream or milk(I prefer cream)
1-2tablespoon(s) honey
1-2tablespoon(s) Coconut/Avocado oil

Apply it hair in sections, really get it in there! massage your scalp while you at it! lol! cover with a bag/shower cap/saran wrap whatever your preference, then watch a movie, TV, read a book, heck do some house chores if you've got any. let it marinate for 2hrs+ rinse it out. your hair will thank you! its good for your scalp too!

*** add some drops of your fav Essential oil to power it Up!!***

Anonymous said...

I just DC with mayonnaise(not salad dressing),2tbs, leave in for 1-2 hours covered with plastic cap, then co-wash to get rid of smell. My hair is baby soft afterwards.

DM said...

my chocolate hair conditioning treatment: http://nurturingmynewhair.blogspot.com/2010/04/hair-goddess-tip-homemade-chocolate.html

one variation of my bentonite treatment:
http://nurturingmynewhair.blogspot.com/2010/03/improvement-on-bentonite-clay-treatment.html

L. Michelle..... said...

Great ideas and recipes! I will be trying some this weekend. One way to "weed" out the avocado bits if you don't mix well is to "strain" your mixture through an old (non-holey) knee-hi. I did it last weekend with a shealoe mix that had bits of shea in it and it worked perfectly!

Cyndy said...

Yesterday I combined
3 Tbs greek style yogurt
1 Tbs coconut oil and 2 tsp honey
- I melted the coconut oil and mixed the honey in, then added to the yogurt. I coated my hair, covered with a plastic cap and left on for 1.5 hours.
Not only did my tightly curled hair detangle more easily with my OH honey hemp, but I had less shrinkage in my wash 'n go. My hair is fluffy, curly, and moisturized - even after refreshing this am with water and my aloe vera gel/glycerin/water spritz. I plan to do this every week.

savvybrown said...

I have a post about my avocado deep-conditioner on my blog. I call it "Hair Guacamole" I use a ripe haas avocado, mayo and coconut oil in mine. I mash the avocado with a fork first, and then I throw everything in my mini-food processor that way I don't have any little pieces of avocado.

http://bit.ly/aWpKDg

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Friday night I tried coconut milk and honey. I put it on my hair and fell asleep. The next morning I rinsed and did a twist and curl. WOW! My curls are beautiful and moist. I will make this a weekly habit.

Aishah said...

Just tried avocado, coconut milk, olive oil deep conditioner. While I don't think it worked BETTER than my favorite conditioner (Aveda Brilliant), I do think that it worked JUST as well. And considering the Aveda is $18 for 7oz and you can make the same amount of homemade dc for less than $3 I think I'll be making my own from now on. Thanks!

Aishah said...

****Amendment to my above comment.

I'm on day 3 hair (after using avocado, coconut milk, and olive oil deep conditioner) and my hair is MUCH softer than my normal day 3 hair. Avocado dc gets an A+++.

Gado-Gado Gal said...

I must've been channeling Nikki because last week I decided I needed to start weekly deep condition treatments and wanted to try something homemade and natural, and BAM! Here is the post!

I'm going to try an avocado, coconut cream, olive oil, and a touch of honey mix whipped up in the blender. Unfortunately my avocados are too firm right now. I'm curious to know if anyone has tried using avocado oil in their DC treatments? What results have you gotten?

Queenofthe4s said...

May 26, 2010 5:24 PM
Anonymous said...
"Could someone please tell me what each of the ingredients (avocado, honey, coconut milk) do by themselves? Like is one for protein, one for softness, one for moisture?"

No one answered your question, so here's my 2 cent..

Avacado- provides moisture due the natural oils and fats in the pulp. I always scrape the peel clean to get all the goodness.

honey- is a natural humectant and provides great shine. Humectants attract moisture in the atmosphere to the hair.

coconut milk- Again, moisture and natural fats. Shake well to mix up the fat and milk before pouring it out.

Using a blender or food processor is key to a smooth conditioner, and I use an applicator bottle to make it less messy.

HTH!

http://queenofthe4s.blogspot.com/

BrittanyB said...

what is EVOO?

Anonymous said...

EVOO = extra virgin olive oil
EVCO = extra virgin coconut oil

Ebony said...

Sweet Treat Protein Smoothie by Ebony Laquise

Description:
Stop breakage and rejuvenate the hair shaft with the Sweet Treat Protein Smoothie.

Ingredients:
2 eggs
2 tbsp shea butter
2 tbsp honey
½ banana
1 tbsp aloe vera (optional)

Instructions:
1. Combine all ingredients into blender and mix for 30 seconds.
2. Massage mix into hair thoroughly soaking hair.
3. Cover hair with plastic cap or towel and leave on for 10 minutes. For a deeper condition, use a heat conditioning cap.
4. Rinse completely.
5. Shampoo and condition as usual.
6. Store remaining Sweet Treat Protein Smoothie in a tightly sealed container and store up to 7 days.

Anonymous said...

I've used this as a pre-conditioner (for lack of a better term):

1 Avocodo
1 tablespoon EVOO
1 tablespoon Almond oil
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
1 banana
Less than 1/4 cup of water

Blended until everything was smooth and creamy. I sectioned my hair into 8 sections (4 on each side). I massaged the the mixture into my hair and scalp section by section. I left it on for about 20 minutes, then rinsed, shampooed, and deep conditioned with Carol's Daughter hair smoothie.

I couldn't tell the difference, but i heard this was a good recipe for moisture and hair growth. I've only done this once, i plan on repeating the process again in a week to see if the results will be better with repeated use. I will also try it as a reqular deep conditioner after shampooing, that might make a difference also.

kerryannp said...

Oooops i forgot i also added 1 tablespoon of honey to the above recipe.

Gado-Gado Gal said...

It's winter where I am (dry!) so after trying coconut cream, avocado oil, and honey with so-so results I tried half a can of coconut cream blended with half of a ripe avocado into a creamy, fluffy deep conditioner. Kept it on my hair for 4 hours under a shower cap (was rushed today). Shine, softness, defined curls, and it rinsed out so easily - no chunks. Loved it! Am going to do it weekly now to ease the transition. Thanks ladies!

Anonymous said...

question: where is everyone purchasing thier oils; castor oils, jojoba oils, cocnut oils, etc ? And is there a certian brand that you use? Ive been checking online at different ones and prices and am getting a little overwhelmed. Thanks

long_ said...

I use coconut milk, senna powder, honey, greek yogurt, olive oil, avocado, banana, vitamin e oil and mayo. Mix it in the blender. Apply to all my hair. Put on a conditioning cap and leave it on for two hours. Rinse out. Apply conditioner and leave that on for 2 more hours then rinse it out and apply shea butter and coconut oil

CHEEKIE said...

I used avocado,honey,lemon juice left it on my head allnite with a plastic bag. Boy did I love my results after pooin my hair. It made my hair soft and my lil curls were tight love the after mass. Wanted to know can I do this once a week or twice? I have a regiem that I am sticking to and boy my hair is growing. LOVING MY TWA.

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Sheila said...

Love this blog! Just a little side note...... all of these recipes are also good for your skin. After you've applied your concoction to your hair, use the remainder on your face, neck and chest. Your skin will feel clean and rejuvenated. Leave it on at least 15 minutes. You'll love it.

AusetAbena said...

I am in need of a good deep conditioner recipe. Straight up Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner is not doing it for me. I am thinking of using a conditioner base, then adding henna and/or cassia, honey, and perhaps olive or coconut oil for deep conditioning. Better buy some plastic wrap. I am also considering adding honey and olive oil to Suave Almond and Shea Butter and optional avocado for protein as another deep conditioner. Can hardly wait. Thanks for all the ideas ladies.

Anonymous said...

I'm a newly big chopper and a product junky but I think that my homemade deep conditioner concoction made from suggestions of this post will be a staple of mine. I have tried this twice and has made my dry curls soft and moist.
Shea butter coconut oil and honey warmed with V05. Sit under the dryer for 30 minutes and rinse with HH hello hydration.

BrayyNicole said...

I usually use Suave Almond and Shea Butter conditioner for my DC.. but I decided to try something along the more natural side. I noticed my hair was dry and brittle (pron to breakage) so I mixed together:

Olive Oil
Avocado
Pure Honey
Ion Hydrating Therapy Masque
Suave Almond & Shea Butter conditioner

OMGSHH! My hair has never felt better.. Im will definitely stick to using this mixture as my DC every week. IM IN LOVE!

Anonymous said...

Ilove to mix 2 whole eggs with 2 cups of Real Mayo and 1/4 c.of Olive Oil mix with my handmixer and apply to my freshly washed hair,the mix is enough for two DC treatments so I put the remains in the fridge. I alternate this treatment every two weeks with a moisturizing conditioner like Pantene, it makes my hair shiny and strong.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! I have tried my homemade deep conditioner once a week for a month and my hair loves it... I mix EVOO, honey and avocado and put on my heated cap for 1 hr... It leave my hair very soft and shiny. Also, I have tried banana, EVOO and honey, my hair did not like that as well. I love the homemade conditioner better than store bought.

Anonymous said...

yes where does everyone get their EOs from because the ones i see online are kind of expensive. is there a particular brand that is better than the rest? I'm also looking to make a great dc. I have type 3c hair and severe heat damage and breakage. My hair is waistlength (im 5'8) but I have breakage in the middle of my head that barely clears my shoulders. I love the fresh avocado idea but wanted to add some really smell goods to it. can anyone help?
Domi

gerrypierre said...

do people wash, apply deep conditioner, then rinse? i usually condition then wash, maybe i'm doing it backwards? (i know many recommend not washing--which i was doing for a while--but i have dandruff so i use sulfur 8)

quiana_cs said...

I buy my EOs from the Vitamin Shoppe and I try to catch them on sale. I also buy my evco, unrefined shea, and jojoba oil there as well. Whole Foods also sells EOs but I find them to be pricier.

Hannah said...

I just made a conditioner using banana, egg, olive oil and lemon juice.

I put 2 bananas, 1 whole egg and about 1/3 cup of olive oil ( I'm bad with measuring, I filled a tea mug about a third of the ways up and added it to the mix) and then I squeezed a lemon into the mixture. I blended this until it was smooth and let it sit for about a half hour (I was doing some other stuff).

On it's own it smelled wonderful, just like a banana smoothie or something. After cowashing my hair, and detangling, I applied this DC. The two bananas actually turned out to be a bit too much for my shoulder length 4a/b hair, but I just piled it on and saturated my hair with the DC. I rubbed my hair from scalp to ends until I felt like the DC was in every nook and cranny. I only kept it in for the length of my shower (15 min) and rinsed with cool water. As I rinsed I noticed that mu curls felt defined, and therefore I felt like I had to be careful because I didn't want to mess up the curls (aka I wanted to run to the mirror to see the results). Whe I did see the results, my curls in fact were way more defined than any other DC I've done. It had wash and go potential, no extra pomade meeded, just sealing! After rinsing out the DC, I sectioned my hair, combed it out with a wide tooth comb,and put a few braids in.

I could not smell the DC at all, but it was really soft! I was not expecting it at all. My hair was really soft and it did not shed as much as it usually does when I section it into braids after rinsing. I am a punk when it comes to my natural hair, but I have to say that the success of this at home treatment, makes me want to try some more and actually wear my hair out.

This is my first time posting on the site, but I just felt like I HAD to share. As a new natural (more like I just grew the balls to wear my hair out in college)I would really recommend this DC. I think the combo of banana (for softness, egg (for strength/protein) EVOO ( for moisture) and lemon (cleansing/astringent like properties)works well if you keep it in longer. Also, If you're worried about cooking the egg with your body heat or the shower heat, just use the yolk.

Hope this helps some of you!

Anonymous said...

thank you quiana_cs!!
Domi

Anonymous said...

Thanks Hannah! your conditioner worked great!! and i was soo tempted to eat it becuz of the smell. I also made one from mayo avocado and egg yolk and it made my hair strands super soft. and it cut down on my drying and styling times!! Thanks everyone for your input this website is soo helpful!
Domi♥

Hannah said...

Domi, I'm SO glad it worked well for you! I was praying someone didn't think I was crazy and actually tried it. Random question: has anyone tried megatek? I am tempted to try it to regrow my edges. Any tips would be great!!!

Meli said...

I love this site sooo much!
I'm going to try:

honey
Jojoba oil
olive oil
mayo
lemon juice

tomorrow. I just got over heat damage that I got about 3 months ago and I really want my new growth to be strong and healthy. It kind of sucks to have to cut my hair at the ends, but I guess its what I have to do to get my coils back. Ladies beware of heat damage! Its a nightmare.

Anonymous said...

Just made a concoction

Coconut milk
olive oil
mayo
2 egg yolks
lemon juice

here goes..i'm going to co-wash it first and go from there

Anonymous said...

I see many of you are using lemon juice.What does the lemon juice do? I would think it would dry the hair out since it is so acidic.

Anonymous said...

Lemon Juice is a really good natural cleanser. You just pour it through your hair and then rinse. Its not something to do daily or even weekly because it can strip your hair of its natural oils.

fyrheart said...

Hey all. I've read through all the comments, and though I've been natural for 5 years, I've always just used store-bought things. I've decided it's time to take better care of my hair, and I'm looking forward to trying some of the things you all suggested. :) Wish me luck.

Mrs. Williams said...

I have relatively short, super-thick 4a/4b hair that I've NEVER really been able to pull even a wide-tooth comb thru. There are so many gr8 ideas here, but I'm all about "the simpler, the better". I tried ~1/2 tsp Nature's Gate Daily Herbal Cond., ~1/2 tsp EVCO, ~1/8 tsp honey, mixed it in my palm with a finger & applied it to my hair (I did this about 3x cuz my hair is thick). I covered it for about an hour (accidentally---I planned for 30 mins) & began detangling. MY HAIR HAS NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY! She was smooth, soft, shiny, bouncy, curly & even after air-drying my edges were laying down smoothly, not kinky or "beady-bead", lol. I am so pleased!

Anonymous said...

First, I just LOOVE YOUR BLOG!!!! Thank you for the amazing advice and posts.
I am writing from Paris as a French natural. Your blog is a tremendous source of inspiration for me.
I have tried last week end a mask with yogurt and banana before shampoo. Such a mess!
I usually use yogurt and it is great but the banana left small pieces that stuck in my hair.
My hair started to break around those pieces!
I just panicked but fortunately I tried another first, a deep conditionning with FLAXSEED GEL rinsing out as a deep conditioner. I detangled my hair quite easily with the FSG on it was so slippy!
I let it under a cap for nearly an hour and then I rinsed it out and let it air-dry.
NEARLY A WEEK AFTER MY HAIR IS GREATER THAN EVER: defined and quite moisturized curls.
My twist out is now really great!

I think that I have finally found my hair washing routine! A quite simple one with yogurt mask with adds like honey or/and wheat keratin. A shampoo with black soap and a deep conditioning with flaxseed gel. And as always castor oil in whatever step.

Anonymous said...

gerrypierre - add a little peppermint essential oil to your mix for dandruff - I've got dandruff issues too and I find that helps a lot!

Anonymous said...

Ok here's mine
1 banana
1 whole egg
1 tsp of honey
olive oil, tea tree oil, and coconut oil.
mix it all together pour over hair, put a shower cap on for like....15-30 mins (i had things to do so i left it on for 30)
rinse it out and shampoo and conditioner

s/n after i rinsed it out it made my hair feel super soft i didn't even need that much of shampoo to wash it out. and detangling was easier too

Anonymous said...

I love to K.I.S= keep it simple.

1 can of co/milk
2tbsp of honey
2tbsp of Evoo
2tbsp of Evco
2tbsp of ur own fav conditioner...

S/N it smells divine :)

Anonymous said...

yesterday i did a protein 3 eggs a whole avocado coconut milk and aloe vera blend together. it was thick and creamy; i used it on dry hair leave it for an hour and i shampoo my hair and my hair was hard like a brick i couldn't comb it, and i shed a little.. but i used silk element mega cholesterol and it made my hair soft. it is normal to shed after a protein. i didn't shed after my hair finish to dry

Anonymous said...

I like to use:
1 avacado
1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon of honey
I just mash them all up together and then either put it in my hair for an hour during the daytime or leave it in over night

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I love using a EVOO/EVCO/Honey mix as a "DC". I only DC after henna treatments and my mix works everytime.

Tatts said...

What could i use besides honey to give me the same affect as it gives? Molasses is to me is just pure sugar, and not sure if that is the best thing for putting in my hair. I have black hair and don't wont to lighten up any.

Anonymous said...

@tatts, molasses is a humectant just like honey, it will darken hair with continued use instead of lightening. i've tried molasses and its done wonders to my hair.

i usually use whatevers on hand. right now i've made an egg,banana and olive oil mix. I will also use this on my face. I've heard egg yolk adn banana helps give skin a glow and and the egg whites help keep the face firm

Anonymous said...

Next time, I won't use the bananas. It's driving me BANANAS trying to get it out of my daughter's hair!

Amaralice said...

I actually use a store bought DT with natural ingredients added each time so I have no wisdom to offer. But thanks for the great thread - a wealth if ideas here!

Anonymous said...

Ok. I was so excited to try an avocado conditioner. So I used one avocado, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon castor oil, a few drops or lemon oil, peppermint oil, some honey, and some of the suave she butter conditioner. I just loved the way my hair felt afterward. I thought I mixed it well...like 5 minutes or more, but I still had tiny strands of avocado left in my hair. Other than that I loved it.

Thanks everyone for posting your recipes.

Anonymous said...

hii girls.. i'm safaa from sudan.. try to go all natural by using natural shampoos and conditioners which contain no chemicals at all like the HIMALAYA indian products or whatever is available in your country.. also use your own blend of oils like sweet sesame oil and castor oil warm them together then add bees wax and/or vaseline until they become a little heavier (when they cool down ofcourse) in order to ease application, use this as a leave in conditioner.. also avoid relaxing, perming, dying, pulling, ironing, henna.. eat lots of protein (60 gm daily or more)and use protiens as conditioners after shampooing my recipe is:
2 egg yolk
2 tbsp of yogurt
EVOO as desired
wrap your hair in plastic for and hour or two then rinse using only water.. comb your hair in braids or so untill its dry then apply your oils mix.. repeat this protien conditioner every week and the oil blend daily to both hair and scalp.. this will do wonders to your hair and will help it grow longer.. dont forget to get rid of split ends an inch above them when you are trying to grow your hair.. by the way you can massage your hair once daily if you can stand the smell OR weekly 2hours before shampooing using this recipe:
boil onions and garlic in water, let it cool down then use the water only for massage.. sulphur content in them is very good in strengthening hair follicules..

Anonymous said...

heey guys ..im lavenya ...i dont have a specific recipe to post but basically im asking for one ..if anyne would like to help ...particularly a recipe which might somehow reduce curls in the hair

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm Tokyo. I'm transitioning from permed to natural. I decided to go long term because I'm not too excited about the BIG CHOP. My permed hair is very course. On the other hand, My natural hair is curly and I could tell with the correct treatment it will one day be beautiful and curly! Help!!!!!! What kind of home made dc should I use??? I'm suffering from breakage because of hair sprays (spritz) I use to keep my braids to last! Please help bloggers!!!

cheyenne said...

Ive just tried this dc on my hair. Its a mixture of honey EVOO african six oil and herbal essence hydration conditioner which has coconut milk in it. After i shampooed and towel dried my hair. I mixed half evoo and honey in a container, then heated it for about 15 sec in microwave, i let it cool for about 1min then i added the HE cond. U can add however much u prefer. Then i applied it evenly to my hair. Combed it through and wrapped my hair in a warm towel and a plastic bag and sat under the dryer for 30 min. Then rinsed it out. My hair was baby soft!! Andmy curls were shinier!

Anonymous said...

Soooo...the common thing on this thread is...AVOCADO!! I have used avocado, coconut milk, extra virgin olive oil, and shea butter as a deep conditioner and it made my hair really, really soft!! I have also invested in a hand mixer so I am not picking pieces of avocado out of my hair. It makes a great creamy conditioner. I LOVE avocadoes...in products, butters, and oil! These are such great recipes, I love being a part of natural nation! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I wish I read this last week. I just spend over $100 on pureology shampoo/conditioner etc. My hair is damaged from heat (blow drying, flat iron). I knew its time to go natural. I'll try the suggestions here.

Jeff said...

Has anyone ever used Carol'S Daughter? I hear it's too expensive for the size/quantity and it doesn't really do much. Anyone?

Anonymous said...

I made mine with avocado, baby banana food, olive oil(EV),Ginger powder, and honey. After washing and regularly conditioning my hair, I put this in, and wrapped my hair in a T-Shirt to let it sit for about an hour.( T-Shirts' material is better for preventing frizz than towels!) It worked sooooo good on my unmanageable, dry curly hair. Its so soft even after a few days!

Anonymous said...

I tried mayo, eggs and honey. I wanted to try a co- wash so I just wet my hair and applied the mixture after I towel dried. I left it in for about 45 minutes with a plastic cap on. I rinsed it out and then used my regular conditioner. It did leave my hair soft for a few days, but I think next time, I'll shampoo first then apply =)

Anonymous said...

I tried mayo, eggs and honey. I wanted to try a co- wash so I just wet my hair and applied the mixture after I towel dried. I left it in for about 45 minutes with a plastic cap on. I rinsed it out and then used my regular conditioner. It did leave my hair soft for a few days, but I think next time, I'll shampoo first then apply =)

Anonymous said...

What are the differences between the oils and which are the best to use?
Grapeseed
Flaxseed
Olive Oil
Coconut Oil
Avocado Oil

Anonymous said...

An Over ripe Avocado (purée)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Tea Tree Oil (10 drops)

mix all together

apply to hair - leave on for a time you desire (30 mins - 1hr)
wash out when ready - proceed to cleanse or conditioner hair (I used hair one cleanser for dry hair)- de-tangle- wash out - apply oil to hair - twist (or do your desired style)

SIMPLE :)

results = soft, shiny and manageable hair

Anonymous said...

what is acv? ??

Anonymous said...

**CountryGyrl**

ACV is apple cider vinegar.
(Just learned this watching YouTube videos!)

I have been natural since Nov. '09 and have not found any products that do my hair any justice. I cut off my permed ends in January bcuz I was tired of the tangles.

I will most definitely try these deep conditioning tips bcuz my hair is very dry and brittle.

Anonymous said...

I just tried Giovanni's Smooth As Silk Extreme Protein Deep Treatment (Earthfare/Whole Foods) and followed directions on the trial size packet. I noticed a difference immediately after washing. My hair never looked better! My curls sprung to life- even the "funny-acting" ones. Needless to say I will be returning this weekend and buying more :o)

sarena hutchins said...

I'm new to the natural world and my journey started may 29, 2011. so I'm almost two months in without transition. Anyways I don't know if this is considered a deep conditioner but it is my mix. I use a cheapie conditioner manily treseme about two teaspoons, blend with an egg and olive oil. Before I use the conditioner I do an ACV rinse which remove any product I have in my hair then I use the conditioner and put a shower cap on and let it sit for 30minutes to a hour. I categorize my hair as a 4a/4b texture.

Anonymous said...

do i have to rinse with shampoo after DC?

Anonymous said...

I do a pre-poo mix of two ounces each of the following:
*EVOO
*Coconut Oil
*Jojoba Oil
*Avocado Oil

Anonymous said...

what does banana do for hair?

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow im going to try
Olive oil mayonnaise
coconut oil
EVOO
egg and banana for dc
wash with black soap condition with shea moisture conditioner mixed with coconut oil and cantu with evoo melted shea butter and coconut oil as leave-in. What do yall think, too much. what should i add subtract or do differently?

Anonymous said...

I just made my own;

HOney
Lemon juice
Mayo
Olive oil
coconut cream.

will see how it goes.

@missmonica0608(Twitter) or Monica Purdy Poodle Leftwich(Facebook) said...

I made mine with:

1/2 an avocado
pure olive oil
pure honey
organic jojoba oil
1 egg
1 tbl spoon of mayo
1 tbl spoon of pure coconut water
1 tbl spoon of coconut milk
water

put in a blender...comes out green, kinda smelly, but makes my hair feels so smooth. I put on a plastic cap and try to sit under a hair dryer or a heating cap for 30 mins and rinse. Feels great!!!!

Shayla said...

Hey everyone! I have been experimenting with different treatmenrs lately. I am a huge supporter of the benefits of breast milk. It is such a natural remedy for tons of things. I can't help but to wonder if a mixture containing a little (my own of course) would do any good?

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone! I have been experimenting with different treatmenrs lately. I am a huge supporter of the benefits of breast milk. It is such a natural remedy for tons of things. I can't help but to wonder if a mixture containing a little (my own of course) would do any good?

Anonymous said...

i use ripened mashed avocado, add 8th cup of honey, olive oil, then pour in a lil castor, coconut oil, then a tbsp of molasses and a tbsp of wheat germ, LOVE it. shine like nothing else, soft, and healthy! let me know if any of you try it, how you like it. also w/ avocado, even if i dont mash it well enough, after i rinse it out and then detangle and comb through it combs right outs so there is never any left in my hair.

naturalbeauty01 said...

I just tried my advocado DC for the first time. My hair is very,very dry and I must say, for the first time I didn't have to add anything to my hair for the first 3 days after my DC. I used 1/2 of an advocado, 1 tbs of honey, 1 tbs of shea butter(melted), 1 tsp of olive oil and 1 can of coconut milk. My hair loved it!!

Anonymous said...

Goodmorning Everyone,

I saw that in the majority of dc recipes if not all use oils. Instead of buying oils (olive, coconut, almond, grapeseed) at a supermarket or vitamin stores I get mine at Marshalls. Heres a list of the oils and prices that I have seen.

coconut oil organic - 14oz 7.99

grapeseed oil - 33.8oz 9.99

soy bean oil organic - 12.7oz 3.00 (on clearence) before 5.99

almond oil - 12.7oz - 7.99

olive oil - cant remember the ammount but the price varies from 5.99-9.99

Another great place to buy olive oil is sam's club and im guessing bj's since they both sell bulk items. I've seen olive oil ranging from 2 liters-5 liters. Im sorry I cant remeber the prices but when I go back I will look. I figured it will be cheaper to buy in bulk if possible then buy oil here and there. Especally if you dc your hair every week.


M

Anonymous said...

I just made a deep conditioner which contains:
avocado
mayo
banana
coconut oil
I blended everything together until whipped up then i applied it to hair for an hour with a shower cap. When I washed my hair, my hair was sooo soft. This is my new staple. By the way, I'm a new natural who has a TWA.

Anonymous said...

Avocadoes are the best for naturally conditioning hair! I usually blend two avocaodes with: an egg, a banana, coconut milk, olive oil and honey. My hair always comes out smooth and strong, and curls are super defined and bouncy! Ironic as I'm allergic to them if ingested.

Alana Desiree said...

I love your blog. Awesome.

Paulette Harper Johnson said...

For those of you who are looking for cheaper products try: http://www.vitacost.com

Thanks for the recipes. I'm going to try theses and let you know the results.

Kass Nathan Starchild said...

Great stuff ladies :) After 15 years of having my hair cropped short, I'm letting my curly locks grow free again.... and this time, only natural ingredients go on these locks. Thanks for some great recipes. Looking forward to trying them. Mwaaaah xxx

Sci-Asia/ going natural said...

After 2 months of not relaxing my hair tonight my husband whose a barber will be cutting my hair all off, leaving only the natural. Can wait to make my own deep conditioner.

shan said...
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shan said...

1 1/2 tspn of powdered fenugreek
1 tspn of jojoba oil
2 drops of lavender oil
2 drops of atlas cedar
2 drops of rosemary
1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
Mix ingredients, double if you have longer thick hair.

Use a thermal cap and let mixture sit on hair for 15-30 minutes, longer if you have time. Wash out with a gentle shampoo with no sulfates or bad chemicals with a tspn of jojoba oil mixed in shampoo. Use gentle conditioner with no sulfates add 1/2 tspn of avocado oil and a drop of lavender to condioner. Let sit for 2-5 minutes rince hair, after conitioner rinced out pour water as cool as you can stand it with 1 drop of lavender oil in water over hair.

Anonymous said...

I'm Safkani from Senegal (West Africa)
What works for me is a mixture of:
-unrefined shea butter
-avaocado
-ripe banana
-egg yolk
-palm oil
-yogurt

It works wonders on my hair!!!

Anonymous said...

ok..there's a lot to read here ...whats the best oil for dandruff ridden and itchy scalp..my scalp dries out easily..
faith from Nigeria

Anonymous said...

Ok ladies. Thanks for all the tips. Here is the recipe I'm about to whip up for my crown right now.

1/2 cup Knot Today
3Tsp EVOO
3TSP Organic Virgin Coconut oil
10 drops of Rosemary oil
10 drops of Tea Tree oil
3TSP Jojoba oil
3TSP Aloe Vera Juice
1TSP ACV

Putting it in my Ninja, slathering it in my hair and sleeping in it overnight. I'll rinse in the morning and let you know the results. I am feeling good about it.

Ashley said...

Tonight, I just did

Avocado
Mayo
EVOO
Honey

I tossed everything in the blender, sectioned my hair into 4 parts, and applied. Put on a plastic cap and wrapped a towel over that. It's been just under an hour and I will rinse out here shortly.

Brenda12 said...

I want to use 1 avocado,1 egg, coconut milk, honey, Mayo and olive oil and Rosemary oil. Is it OK to use egg and Mayo with avocado?

Brenda12 said...

I want to use 1 avocado,1 egg, coconut milk, honey, Mayo and olive oil and Rosemary oil. Is it OK to use egg and Mayo with avocado?

Anonymous said...

inspired by u all i just mixed up 1 avocado, some honey, shea butter and some extra virgin olive oil...now i'm playing the waiting game...worst case all my hair falls out...which i HIGHLY doubt...lolol

Anonymous said...

I've used:

2 eggs, avocado, about 2 tbsp mayo, olive oil and honey as a deep condioner - my hair felt soft and looked shiny. avocado not always in season so i have purchased avocado oil now.

China's Curls said...

WoW! So many different DC mixes....I'll try a few of these to see which ones I like the best! So far here are the two that I've used:

2 tbsp of mixed chicks deep conditioner
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp of EVOO
1 tbsp of Honey
1 tbsp of Almond Oil
*Mix it all together until the mixture is smooth and creamy, then apply to freshly washed hair and detangle after applying the mixture. You can leave it on for an hour or more and then rinse with cold water. You should notice shiny springy curls! It works for me every time.

The other mix is:

1 Avocado
2 egg yolks
1 egg shell of EVOO
*First I strain the avocado by mashing it into a mesh strainer....I do this twice to try to get rid of the strings and clumps that tend to get stuck in the hair. Then I add the egg yolks and EVOO and blend for about 2 minutes. I then applied the mixture to my freshly washed hair and in small sections making sure to finger detangle and smooth each section from root to tip. Cover with plastic wrap. Leave in for an hour or more until your ready to rinse out. Rinse with cold water and voila! You should have well moisturized shiny curls :-)

CoaCoa66 said...

I love, love, love... avocado and coconut milk with lime juice! I will also add EVOO and coconut oil, because my hair is super dry. I mix my concoction then add an extra thick hair conditioner to thicken. I recently tried adding sour cream instead of coconut milk (out & didn't feel like driving). It worked great as well. This week I will try a mixture of all!
Happy Mixing!!

Anonymous said...

What are u all using to thicken the conditioner

Anonymous said...

How should i let my hair dry? I takes so long to air dry. Over 24 hours sometimes. And the hood dryer doesn't get it all the way dry. Plus it takes a long time. Then I can't comb through it to style. So I use a blow dryer with the comb. But then My hair is too stretched out (as if I just need a touch up). And the ends stay straight, especially in the front whenever it's straightened. Any advise?

Anonymous said...

also, to add, I want my hair to be even thicker... any advise?

Anonymous said...

I just tried my first dt!! I took suggestions from the forum and used half an avocado, a tablespoon of banana baby food, a pinch of glycerin, a dash of coconut milk, a dallop of honey, and a splash of evoo. It was just enough so I didnt waste any. I'll let you know the results.

Anonymous said...

I use just avocado and leave it on overnight or 30mins in the sauna covered with shower cap. For the people having trouble washing avocado out you need to pass it through a sieve the avocado needs to be very ripe, over ripe ones are the best as you can pass them through the sieve easily. There is no need to add anything else as the avocado already has everything you need but a couple of teaspoons of lemon juice is good for extra shine also helps with the smell (I don't know about you but I personally don't care for it especially after its been in my hair overnight). Leave overnight and wash and condition as usual. If you can afford it use organic ones.

Another one is just olive oil, again as an overnight treatment. Use extra virgin olive oil, section your hair and put oil in the scalp section by section then warm with hairdryer and massage it in for 10-15mins. Cover with shower cap leave overnight. And people use the best quality extra virgin and DO NOT ADD ANYTHING ELSE!! It is simple, natural and the best!

You can try coconut oil as an alternative, not the perfumed additive laden one you buy from hair stores but the one you use for cooking. To be sure in the ingredient list it should say - COCONUT OIL NOTHING MORE. Again if you can afford it organic is best.

I alternate one week avocado, next week olive oil/ coconut oil.

Naturalalltheway! said...

Also I just want to add when it comes to deep conditioning treatment simple and natural is the way to go.
There is no need to add oil to avocado, avocado is oil and there is no need to add a dollop of this and pinch of that and a little more of this!! There is no need. Also if you're going to use banana, although I cant seen any benefit, use an actual banana not something that comes from a jar especially when you have access to the real thing.
When you deep condition you're treating your hair so you want to nourish it with the best ingredients available to you. If it helps think of it as this, when you're sick you want something that is good for you and just the thought of it will make you feel better e.g. hot chicken broth or fresh fruit and vegetables. You don't want processed, canned and/or jarred food at least I don't. So please go the natural and simple route.

Apologies about little rant but just try it you will not be disappointed! :)

Anonymous said...

simple is best for my 4a-4c hair ( three different types on one head ) Warm Pure Pressed Coconut oil with a plastic cap for about 30 minutes-1 hour after a shampoo ( to shampoo use shea moisture's moisture retention shampoo, it's AMAZING!) afterwards I twist or braid using shea moisture's deep treatment masque. This is good for once a week. Maybe even twice a week helps my hair stay moisturized and it's grown like wildfire. I will start trying a few of these it's just I'm pressed for time so this is easiest for me

Anonymous said...

hey ladies,

Try adding chocolate almond or coconut milk to the avocado, olive oil and coconut oil it makes it smell nice even after you washed it out (makes you almost wanna eat it lol)

Anonymous said...

Evening ladies, these posts are truly helpful because my hair has been so dry of late since I've begun to color my hair. So, I will be trying these homemade DC receipe's and will let you all know how it went. Hopefully, since I have the hair type of 4b/4c, this will help my problem

Peace

Anonymous said...

I'm getting ready to mix up a deep conditioner. This is my Saturday ritual. I have used the following in the past:
one(1) rippened banana
Organic extra virgin coconut oil
Honey
No measures, just experimented.
Mixed all with mixture until smooth, sectioned off my dry hair in four parts. I applied my mixture to all four parts with a relaxer brush(as if i was applying a relaxer). I covered all all my hair, including the ends. I let this sit for 45 minutes while I did some chores. I rinsed with cold water(to keep my really defined curls frizz free). My hair loved it! My hair was sooooooo soft, shiny, and curly afterwards. Afterwards I applied my organic extra virgin coconut oil and let my hair air dry! My hair was so beautiful afterwards! Soft, shiny, well defined curls=my dream hair! ~Roz
BTW: I love this blog

Anonymous said...

Can you DC, with castor oil, aloe vera juice(pure), and a banana?

Anonymous said...

Just now I've mixed a modification of the majority of the recipes here:

So I heated up a small bit of Marguerite's Magic, grapeseed oil, greek yogurt and honey and oh my goodness, it smelled like a batch of cake batter! Right now it's resting in my hair and my bangs were already showing signs of being docile and curlier!

So excited.

Anonymous said...

I BCed on 10 Nov 2011, and went back to basics to save money on haircare products. I use the following to DC my hair:

1/2 mashed avocado with 1egg and 2 tablespoons of warm (not hot) EVOO.

Mix the items together until smooth and slather on hair. Cover hair with a plastic cap and sit under a warm hair dryer for 15 minutes. Allow the hair to cool before shampooing. Use favorite shampoo. After first shampoo, I cover my hair with a spritz of apple cider vinegar. Shampoo again, and use my favorite rinse conditioner. I seal my hair with cold water. I do not use hot water on my hair, only warm. I only air dry my hair, no heat appliances (I am rocking my TWA)...LOL! Style as usual.

Good luck to all my natural sistas!

My hair loves this DC. My hair is so soft, and curls are more defined.

Anonymous said...

My EVCO , EVOO, egg and honey works fine for me. Rinse with ACV and warm water

trd said...

I switch my deep conditioner every other week: 1 with EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and the next week with EVAO (Extra Virgin Avocado Oil). I don't measure my ingredients.


Avocado oil, which is made from the flesh of the avocado, although it is similar to olive oil, it is actually better than olive oil. "Even though olive oil is high in valuable nutrients, avocado oil exceeds those nutrients in almost all areas." (http://www.3fatchicks.com/avocado-oil-vs-olive-oil-which-is-healthier/)

I simply switch it up every other week because avocado oil is a wee bit more expensive than olive oil (probably because it's better than olive oil), so I'm trying to stretch my dollars :-)



Olive Oil:

*Organic coconut milk (enough to soak my hair, which is about 1/3 of a can.)
*Organic cold-pressed EVOO (enough to cover my hair, which is about 4-5 tablespoons I suppose)


Avocado Oil:

*Organic coconut milk (enough to soak my hair, which is about 1/3 of a can.)
*Organic cold-pressed EVAO (Extra Virgin Avocado Oil; enough to cover my hair, about 4-5 tablespoons I suppose)

I just put in the coconut milk until my hair is saturated (I don't wash my hair first usually, or wet it in any way). Then I put in the oil until my hair feels oily and fully covered with oil. Then I wrap my hair in Saran Wrap, followed by a towel.

I used to heat up the towel in order to use heat to help the deep conditioner get into my hair (the heat serves to open the cuticle layer of the hair so that the conditioners can easily penetrate the cortex). I did this by wetting the towel in the sink using hot water. Then I pressed out as much water as possible (ouch! hot on the hands!) and then wrapped it around my head in a turban (it still dripped water). I didn't like that: too hot on the hands and too drippy. I'm getting a Heat Therapy Wrap to make the heating process a lot more convenient. (http://hairtherapywrap.com/) Until I get my Heat Therapy Wrap, I'm just using a dry towel, which will help hold in the heat from my head.

The organic, cold-pressed EVOO that I buy (in Vancouver, Canada) is $8 per 16 oz. bottle. The organic, cold-pressed EVAO is $12 for the same amount. I buy the EVOO from the local grocery store here, but I have to buy the EVAO online. I buy it online from Mountain Rose Herbs (http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/) because I don't know where to buy it locally. I might be able to buy it from a local health food store, but I bet its Canadian pricing will be ridiculous, kinda like the lavender essential oils I thought of buying in Washington for $4, which cost $34 in Vancouver, Canada (at least, that was the price at the places I researched in the Vancouver area).

cy said...

i love ripe avocados (usually i have haas avos lying around but any will do) as a pre-shampoo treatment. i feel it makes my hair shinier maybe from some of the raw vegetable fats contained therein. i also like aloe sap in my hair, straight from the leaf. either of those followed by a gentle shampoo are wonderful earthy treats for my crown. thanks curly nikki for the site - keep up the great and revolutionary work you do! xoxo

Anonymous said...

specifically 4a/4b...do you pre poo after your dc? Can anyone give the order of their routine?

mangomadness said...

I like DCing with a full-fat plain yogurt, olive oil and honey mix. It has nice slip for detangling and leave my tightly coiled hair well-moisturized.

Anonymous said...

do you guys use the white in the egg too?
My hair is really damaged as I starighten my hair with an iron like ALOT..and I am trying to make a conditioner with all the things at home.
I might try egg,mayo and honey.

Excieetteddd... :D

RealityUnscripted.com said...

I had no idea so many people used avocado in their hair. I've been hearing about it for years but have never tried.

My fave is honey, egg and mayo. Full fat yogurt is a goodie too.

The egg whites are full of protein so leave those in for sure.

gabby said...

I have had natural hair for over a year now but out of fear I have ignored it. I wash,braid and toss on a wig. I am finally at a point where I am finally embracing it and ready to maintain and encourage growth. My hair from the middle to the back is EXTREMELY thick and has grown tremendously but the front is bone straight (i shaved my hair 3x last year) and is thin and hasnt grown very much. Any wash/conditioner recommendations?

Anonymous said...

I've been natural forr about 6months now. And I'm just beginning to start using natural recipes. I need a good protein recipe and agood moisturizing recipe. Since I'm just starting out, do I use both conditioners at first? Then alternate every week or so?I want to have healthy hair... hopefully someone can help me PLEASE. Also is it okay to use regular shampoo(pantene for women of color). And what's a good product to use daily on the hair?

Anonymous said...

To the person with the thin front hair. You can try castor oil in you hair it helped really well with mine cause i had no hair line what so ever due to braiding and now its back and thick

Anonymous said...

What kind of deep conditioner should I use if I'm transitioning and my relaxed hair is dyed. The natural portion of my hair is nicely oiled, but the colored portion always seems dry no matter how much oil I put in my hair.

Anonymous said...

Can avacado oil be used alone as an overnight deep conditioner?

Anonymous said...

I make a mixture of mayonnaise; coconut milk; 1 egg; honey; jojoba oil; and one banana as my home-made deep conditioning regimen.

However, it comes out very watery.

What can I use to thiicken it so it doesn't keep running down my face the entire time it is in my hair?

BTW it acts as a good moisturizer for the face.

Anonymous said...

GREEK YOGURT works great and detangles! rinse out well, maybe try a flavored greek yogurt for tasteful aroma

Hair Treatments said...

Avocado is good for hair, actually there are some shampoo that contains avocado. You can also use the real avocado, just put it in you hair for about 30 mins. then rinse without shampoo. Just try it really works

Anonymous said...

I used Aubrey organic honeysuckle rose conditioner and mixed it with coconut milk, banana (1 jar of baby food), honey and olive oil. I used a relaxer brush and applied like relaxer. After leaving it on for an hour (using a plastic cap of course), I washed it out and my hair was incredibly soft and moisturized. I think this will be the holy grail of deep conditioners for me from now on. By the way, my hair is 4bish so needless to say it drinks oil and moisturizers like crazy.

Aimee said...

Hello Everyone!

I recently mixed up my own deep treatment for my natural tresses. During the winter months I suffer with extreme dryness..so I needed something to strengthen my locks and make them a bit more stronger to with stand the dryness and breaking. So I tried the Mayo mix...I used about 4-5 tablespoons of Mayo...or salad dressing..whichever works for you...2 raw eggs...med to large size...and about 20 or 25 drops of Shea Butter oil. I don't measure...so all measurements are approximate..except the eggs of course! I covered my hair completely with a plastic bag...and yes I mean bag...grocery store...again whatever works!! And I left this mix on for about and hour/hour and a half. My results was stronger hair. I felt an immediate difference which was amazing to me cause sometimes store bought products don't give me this result. I mixed it up again...got lazy and just conditioned my hair this wash..but it's in the fridge and prepped to be applied next time I wash my hair. I hope this was helpful to some. I've been natural now for 10 years...11 this coming June 21st. I wouldn't have it any other way...finding the right products...that's my challenge! I'm still searching for a great shampoo...no poo to be specific...so my search continues.

Anonymous said...

Hey.. can i mix yogurt, eggs, olive oil and can i apply it for 1 hour?? please reply.. i have never tried this before.

Anonymous said...

What natural cheap products work best to reduce frizz??

help pleaseee :)

Robin said...

Hello all
My daughter and I are in the process of becoming all natural; me by choice (work out 4-6 times a week and tired of having to wash and sit under the dryer despite the fact that I have a short do, can't stand sweaty hair!) and my daughter by default (she had a bad experience with weave and matted her hair with the take out, so she had to get a real drastic cut :-(. Anyway, after lots of research on how to transition from relaxed to natural hair, I stumbled on your blog for natural conditioners. I have to say I am impressed and glad to see all of the recommendations. I am definitely going to be trying some of the suggestions. I seems a lot less expensive and healthy as I have a lot of the items in my kitchen already. Wish us luck on our natural journey, I'm excited. Bless you all!

Anonymous said...

I have been using Avocado treatments for the last few weeks. MY hair LOVES avocado. Always comes out really soft and visibly healthier. The one that I really loved was a mixture as such-
1/2 Avocado
1 egg yolk
1-2 tsp of essential oils
I used Shea Oil, Peppermint Oil, Jamaican Castor Oil, Olive Oil.

Mix well and apply to hair. Leave on for 30 mins. (I left it on for longer because I ended up cleaning my house while it was in.)Rinse well.
The thing I love about this is that the peppermint oil gives that feel it formula that helps soothe an irritated scalp. MY SCALP is ALWAYS IRRITATED. And peppermint oil is the only thing that seems to work and relax it. And the egg yolk gives you the protein and the avocado the moisture and the oils help to nourish your scalp and lock it in. Make sure u rinse with cool water you don't want scrambled eggs in your hair. *lol* But let me know if you try it and it works for you. I LOVE IT. Actually gonna try blending it when I do my hair this weekend.

~Sherell~

Anonymous said...

What kind of mixture can I use as a daily moisturizer?

SaysSyd said...

@sanaa979 Do you use this as a conditioner and leave it in to style with?

salongirl said...

I do a DC treatment once a week, sometimes twice in winter. I mix:

half an avocado
two tablespoons olive oil
one whole egg (or sometimes when I can, believe it or not, semen, which works better than egg white on my hair for protein and doesn't flake out later)
two tablespoons honey

This makes my hair really shiney and soft, and it lasts all week. I don't blow dry my hair, I just let it air dry. Simple.

freddy said...

im going to do somthing a little bit different, im going to use kaolin clay, aloe vera, mac nut and rosemary oil. i have tried kaolin clay before and it was a wonderful cleanser! really did a great job. My hair really likes aloe vera and mac nut oil as well, the rosemary oil is to help stimulate growth. ill leave it on as long as i can, (hope it wont go all hard!) then wash it out and do a herbal ACV rinse after. am planning on doing this in the next few days.

if i dont have enough time for that, ill just do a oil treatment mac nut, apricot and hemp oil, with a little bit of honey, leave it on over night then rinse off in the morning.
A sudden extreme climate change has made my hair go all crazy, really fizzy and dry and breaking off :( So it needs same tender love n care :)

Natural Mystik said...

just did a deep conditioning lastnight using
one whole avacado
2 table spoons organic coconut oil
1 table spoon shea butter (unrefined)
2 table spoons jojoba oil
3 squeezes of detangler

(I was fresh out of honey but i would've added some if I had it).

I blended it all together with my Ninja until it was creamy, conditioner consistency, then I applied it to my wet (never towel dry hair) shampooed hair and put on a plastic cap for about 30-45 minutes.

After I rinsed it out, I followed that with my regular lemon grass conditioner, rinsed that out then moisturized my hair with Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey (Love it).

Even before I applied the Carol's Daughter, my hair was soooooo soft and moisturized and my curl definition was very visible.

This morning I woke up to soft, manageable hair, even after I applied some curl definition creme it's still fluffy & I'm Loving It!!!

myilanna said...

I did a deep conditioner of
1 extra ripe avocado
1 extra ripe bannana
1/4 cup of raw shea butter melted before adding
1 egg
1/2 cup castor oil

i put all ingredients in blender and put in hair for 2hours

after i took it out i then put in a knot today leave in conditioner and some shea moisture curling souflee twist my hair and my hair loved it my hair was extra soft and retained so much moisture i retwist every night and my hair only needed water for the first week i was amazed at how much moisture i had
i will definately be doing this again on a regular basis

Anonymous said...

In India we apply honey on skin to lighten our skin color. It is known as a natural bleach. How can we apply it on hair? It will cause greying!

TT Wins said...

I found that BlackSoap Shampoo works great for dandruff. I use any brand that has black soap as the main ingrediant. And all of them have tea tree oil.. so i think the combo attacks the dandruff.
Also, I have shedding.....what helps???
My hair is dry every morning...and so are my daughters... what can I use as a daily moisturizer???? I have tried using coconut oil and it doesn't help. I also use olive oil but it makes the hair heavy and ultra shiny (like when mom use to grease your "forehead" :)

Anonymous said...

These are great recipes, I cant wait to try them out. I'm 15 yrs old and 3 months post relaxer I cant wait to just cut off all my relaxed hair!!

Anonymous said...

After the big chop beginning 2011 I opted for homemade conditioning. I hung in there for about 4-6 months. I used avacado, coconut, olive and grapeseed oils mixture. My hair was incredibly soft. The grapeseed oil encourages hair growth. Coconut oil gives sheen. And avacado makes hair softer.

I have to admit as the seasons change the prices increase if the avacado isn't in season. In addition the avacado is quite messy. I had chunks of the stuff drop everywhere. So there was a tendency to stay near a sink during the process! :)---Yvette

Bri said...

Good question, well I use warm EVOO mixed with 3 tablespoons of mayo mixed with two eggs and a medium sized container of plain vanilla yogurt but I use Greek yogurt ( much thicker then others) I might also add a quarter cup of milk and some castor, coconut, or fish oil. And walla! A great deep proton conditioner. Sometimes I add a little store bought conditioner if I'm feeling lazy :)

Anonymous said...

Hi ladies, I have been natural for almost 2 years now and I love it. I had spent so much money on trying to find the prodduct that works for me. So last night I decided to mix a little evoo honey molasses with organic olive oil conditioner. Left on while I showered then shampooed out with pantene relax and natural shampoo. My hair was silky soft. My hair is very short about 4 inches but tightly coiled. After I rinse out I rub in Shea Moisture organic coconut & Hibiscus Curl & STYLE milk (from Target) .Coils are very nice! WM

Anonymous said...

WM again...My dc concoction was in my pantry.

Eve said...

One dumb question.. Does deep conditioning occur before or after washing my hair?

talkative101 said...

soooo I have reallly thick hair and im pregnante so we all kno how hair grows during that time...so I decided to take the opportunity and nurish my hair..feed back is always welcome...

my new regimen:
prepooing-warm extr virgin olive oil over my hair. and let sit with a shower cap.
I washed it with grapeseed oil soap in sections

my dc consist of:
mayo
egg yolk
evoo
avacado
banana
and a bit of african hair fertilizer blended

im now waiting with a few bag covering and sealing the heat on hour 2 im taking off the bags to message it in a lil.putting the blow dryer on it for a lil more warmth and letting it sit for 30 more mins then rinse cold SUPER EXITED...bbl with the results

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I just love all the good advice and recipes. I love my girls but struggle to find something to just leave on them to keep the curls and the frizz at bay. will try the dc treatments but what about natural leave in conditioner? WHat do you use? thanks,

Taylor said...

I use beautiful textures leave in. But for a deep conditioner, I usually just mix:

1 egg,
.5-1 avocado.
Mayo,
Extra virgin olive oil.

Pretty much the same thing that is said above lol but I just thought that I'd put in my piece. :)

Anonymous said...

@ Eva

A dumb question deserves no answer

Anonymous said...

My favorite is this Milk and Honey Conditioner that you can also make at home! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pggi8ELWWNU&feature=plcp&context=C46995faVDvjVQa1PpcFO9-467sJiV5M0e6sfWfEnF1o_PZwiW0gc=

Anonymous said...

Thanks you all for posting! This is all very helpful! This weekend I am shaving my head and will be on the journey to healthy natural hair. So excited!

Anonymous said...

I used honey and cinnamon to promote hair regrowth against male pattern baldness. It didn't help the regrowth. But, it made my hair really soft and easy to manage. My wife loved it.

Newly Natural said...

OhhMmmmmGg!! like I'm just starting my hair journey and I was looking through youtube but after stumbling across this blog, I'm sooooooooooooooooooooo excited!!!! Yayyyyyy lol Thans to all the ppl who gave out AMAZING idea's. At least now I can safely dc my hair without being sure using store products! (^_^)

Tiffany James A.K.A Beach Baby said...

Ummmm would any of these conditioners work for straight hair??

my hair is REALLY dry & frizzy

HELPPPPPP

brittanica15 said...

so is all this done before you shampoo your hair or after?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if I make a homemade avocado deep conditioning so keep it in a jar for a while and use it next time for dc or throw away?

AshleeMarie said...

1 Avocado
1tablespoon of honey
1/2 cup of egg whites
1 tablespoon of Shea Butter
1 table spoon of olive oil

1.Blend all ingredients in blender until rich and creamy
2.Cover entire head massage in
3. Leave on for 20-30 mins.
4. Resume normal washing and conditioning routine

bouncy curls said...

great recipes very inexpensive i love this site will try some of the recipes. cant wait to see the results based on the feed back of alot of u all...

Anonymous said...

another thing just as a quick tip if you dont own or want to buy a heat cap... once your hair is conditioned throughly wrap it with ClingWrap and then foil which will keep in the heat and maybe do something around the house thatll produce a little hear. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, quick question please. Is the DC treatment done a.) after shampooing the hair? b.) after shampooing and conditioning the hair, or c.) before shampooing and conditioning the hair?

mjfanlol123 said...

i tried the:
1 Avocado
1tablespoon of honey
1/2 cup of egg whites
1 tablespoon of Shea Butter
1 table spoon of olive oil
and my hair started to fall out?!?!?!?!?!??!!

mjfanlol123 said...

WHYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!

mangomadness said...

My DIY Deep Conditioner Recipe:
1 small ripe avocado
1 very ripe banana
1/4 cup Thai Kitchen coconut milk
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup honey

How I Mixed It:
I chopped up the banana and added it to the blender along with the other ingredients. I blended the mixture for 10-15 minutes. After that, I transferred it to a plastic container. Any leftovers should be frozen or tossed away.

How I Used It:
I used it to finger-detangle and deep condition my hair before shampooing. I parted my dry, stretched hair into 10 sections. Section-by-section, I applied the mix, finger-detangled and twisted. Then, I wore a plastic conditioning cap/hat combo and did an overnight DC. The next morning, I finished up my regimen (shampoo, moisturize and style).

My Results:
The DIY deep conditioner mix was super moisturizing and slippery. After rinsing it out, my hair had nice sheen and was quite flexible. I'll def try this again when I have the time.

P.S. I have tightly coiled, kinky, Afro-textured hair that it ~11-12 inches in length.

mangomadness said...

@ Anonymous May 14, 2012 3:48 PM:

Everyone DC's differently so experiment with those options you listed to see what works with you. Natural hair is trail-and-error process...

The9thPlanet said...

I have concocted an awesome DC regimen.

You will need:
- 3 large spoonfuls of Garnier Fructis Sleek 'n Shine 3-minute masque (or whatever DC/co-wash conditioner you like)
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon of EVOO
- 1 tablespoon of pure coconut oil

1.) In a small bowl, combine the honey, EVOO and coconut oil and heat in microwave for about 10 seconds
2.) After allowing the mixture to cool a bit, mix in the conditioner (make sure you blend all the ingredients well)
3.) Apply to even throughout damp hair (shampooed or not) - I, personally, just apply the mixture to my non-shampooed hair
4.) Cover your hair with a plastic cap and leave on for 30 minutes (or however long you feel then need)
5.) Before rinsing thoroughly, wet hair enough to soften the mixture in your hair and gently detangle hair (this part should be easy now)
6.) Rinse out thoroughly and continue with usual styling

*My hair came out softer than it ever had before. The detangling processes was so easy! The results of this DC regimen has lasted about 3-4 days on my hair before my next wash*

(I am a 4a/b and currently transitioning)

Anonymous said...

I use argan oil a lot at home, especially Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner, the argan oil hydrates and strengthens my hair making it nice and healthy. Plus the extra shine is appreciated! Frizz is gone and hair is made much smoother.

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Ingredients:

1 ripe banana
1 ripe avocado
1 tbsp of wheatgerm oil

You can substitute olive oil if you like.

A few drops of essential oils, such as lavender, rose, sweet orange, or jasmine.


Preparation:

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl or a blender.
Shampoo your hair, comb it out and towel-dry.
Apply mask to hair, including the scalp or you can just deep condition the ends.
Put hair in a shower cap or wrap it in Saran Wrap and let it sit for about 15 minutes, longer if you prefer.
Rinse mask out.

Anonymous said...

Hi All.. Wowwoowwwowww... Feeling vry gud after my first home deep conditioning.. it worked grt.. My hairs are vry dry, frizzy.. i like to keep my hairs untied but as they are vry dry i simply couldnt.. I tried deep conditioning just two days before, and i m vry vry happy to feel the softness and shine in my hairs.. I m going to do this treatment twice a week, initially.

I have mashed one banana in blender with almond oil, honey. applied it all over hairs and then blow dry my hairs for 5 minuted to give them heat. and washed off after 30 minutes..

Hairs are awesoe so i m.. :) thanks ladies for sharing these tips...

Anonymous said...

When posting your fabulous recipes, please include you hair type (ie: 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C). I'm curious to see if certain conditioners work better with particular hair types. Thanks ladies! I'm loving all of the advice.

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