There are a ton of great options out there if you’re wanting to buy a natural leave-in conditioner. But have you ever thought about making your own?? There are a lot of easy recipes for a natural leave-in conditioner that leaves your hair soft, hydrated and voluminous.
These hair mask ingredients do everything from preventing split ends to taming frizz and even boosting shine. You’ll even notice some use essential oils because of their long list of benefits. And if you’re not one for DIY, that’s okay. We’ve still got you covered with hair masks that you can buy for unbelievably healthy hair.
For Dry or Curly Hair
2 oz pure coconut water
2 oz distilled water
1/2 tsp vitamin E
Optional: 5-8 drops of any essential oil
1 spray bottle
Stir together the ingredients and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. After shampooing, spray this from root to end and comb through. This leave-in conditioner also can be used if you have curly hair that needs refreshing or reshaping throughout the day.
- Pure coconut water: rich in proteins, minerals, and vitamins
- Vitamin E: packed with antioxidants
Want to preserve your leave-in conditioner? Add an essential oil! Citrus essential oils help to stop bacteria from growing. If citrus isn’t your favorite scent, you can also try: rosemary, neem, tea tree, clove, thyme, or lavender oils!
To Boost Shine + Hair Growth
2 tbsp aloe vera gel
1/2 tbsp vegetable glycerin
2 tbsp distilled water
4 drops rosemary essential oil
Optional: 4 drops any other essential oil of your choice
1 spray bottle
First, mix the ingredients together, stirring the essential oils in last. Put the mixture into a spray bottle so you can spray it on after shampooing your hair. Start at the roots and spray through the ends of your hair. Keep the mixture refrigerated.
- Aloe vera: contains enzymes that hellp your hair stay shiny and promotes hair growth.
- Vegetable glycerin: strengthens hair to avoid breakage.
- Rosemary essential oil: makes a great natural preservative to keep the mixture fresher, longer.
Intense Scalp Hydration
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp aloe vera gel
1 tsp turmeric and black pepper
1 tsp eucalyptus oil
1 tsp sandalwood shavings
1 tsp jojoba oil
1 tsp ashwagandha
This will have a paste-like consistency. Massage a small amount of the hair mask into your scalp and work through the ends. Use it two to three times a week for the first month, then drop down to once a week. This makes an ideal overnight hair mask that can be washed off in the morning.
- Coconut oil: an anti-inflammatory and helps alleviate irritation.
- Aloe vera: boosts blood circulation to promote hair growth and helps restore your scalp’s natural pH balance.
- Turmeric and black pepper: known to decrease inflammation and help improve hair growth.
- Jojoba oil: prevents flaking from dandruff.
- Eucalyptus essential oil: helps to stimulate blood flow to the scalp and boosts hair growth.
- Sandalwood shavings: promotes hair growth (plus it smells amazing).
- Ashwagandha: stimulates blood circulation, and strengthens hair to avoid breakage.