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The Best Natural, Homemade Leave In Conditioner For Dry Hair

Dry hair can be a real pain to deal with, especially when it is also accompanied by problems like weakness, breakage, split-ends, etc. if you think that this is the natural way your hair is supposed to be, and ultimately end up doing nothing about your hair problem, then you have reevaluate your priorities. One of the worst things about dry hair is that it gets worse over time, which is why you need to nip the problem in the bud with natural and effective solution with the least amount of side effects.

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Today, we are going to be talking about the best homemade leave in conditioner for dry hair. Leave in conditioner is especially indispensible for people with dry hair, because your hair tends to get big and frizzy and unmanageable. Leave in conditioner is like oil, as it smoothens and heals your hair and keeps in flat and tangle-free, but without the stickiness and oiliness that hair oil usually comes with.

Suggested read: Super Effective Dry Hair Treatment At Home For Soft Tangle-Free Hair

There are a million leave in conditioners that are available in the market. You can of course, choose cosmetic leave in conditioners which are especially made for people with dry hair. There is no denying however, that there are also chemicals present in these, no matter how natural they claim to be. Dry hair anyway is super sensitive, and you never know how it will react to what chemical present in your products,.

This is why, it is always safe to go the natural way, and make your conditioner yourself. After you have washed your hair, you need to apply leave in conditioner, so that it locks the moisture in your scalp, and you are left with smooth, manageable tresses. The best part is, you know exactly what goes into your leave in conditioner, so you don’t have to be wary of any unwanted side effects like hair fall, discoloration, itching, more dryness, etc.

Before we go into the recipes for the best homemade leave in conditioner for dry hair, let us explore some of the reason people develop dry hair in the first place. These include:

1. Weather changes: If you live in tropical places where the weather isn’t very stable, and there are frequent changes in temperature, then it can affect your hair, and make it dry.

2. Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes are one of the main reasons why people develop dry hair. These changes in your body can occur during puberty, pregnancy, menstruation or menopause. Hormonal disbalance can also occur if you are under certain kinds of medication. All this affects the nature and texture of your hair.

3. Genetic factors: You can have dry hair because you inherited it from your family.

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4. Bad shampoo: The kind of shampoo you use has a profound effect on the texture of your hair. If you use the wrong type of shampoo, one which doesn’t suit your scalp and your hair, it can strip the essential oils from your hair and make it dry and brittle.

5. Heat treating hair: If you are constantly using things like straighteners, curlers, etc. on your hair, it can make the cuticle of your hair weak, and let the moisture escape from your scalp and hair, which causes dry and weak hair.

6. Coloring your hair: Coloring and bleaching your hair is one of the main causes of hair dryness. These are artificial chemicals that you use to change the natural color of your hair. If you are into frequently bleaching and coloring your hair, then it might be the root cause of your dryness.

7. Mishandling hair: Another potent reason why people have dry hair is because of the way they treat it. If you are constantly yanking at your hair when it has tangles, or combing it when it is wet, then it can affect the way your hair behaves naturally. The roots become weak, and more moisture is lost, leading to dryness.

These were some of the main causes of dry hair. Apart from hydrating shampoos and conditioners (which also you can make easily at home) you can check out these natural homemade leave in conditioners for dry hair, which will not only help keep your tresses tangle-free and manageable, but also restore health and moisture to your hair.

1. Coconut-avocado


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Things you will need:
-2 tablespoons coconut oil
-1 teaspoon avocado oil
-4 tablespoon aloe vera gel
-1/3 cup water

How to use:
Mix the coconut oil and the avocado oil thoroughly in a cup till it is completely blended. Add the water and the aloe vera gel and make sure there are no lumps. You will have a cool, runny liquid once you finish mixing. Put it all in a spray bottle and spray your hair after it is semi-dry post-washing.

Coconut oil is one of the best natural ingredients for hair. It has proteins and fats which strengthen hair and make it shiny. However coconut oil on its own can lead to stickiness. When mixed with avocado oil, which is also rich in proteins and lipids that are great for hair, and the cooling effects of aloe vera and water, it creates a wonderful leave in conditioner which will give your hair weight, strength and shine.

Suggested read: The Best Recipes For Homemade Shampoo For Dry Hair

2. Jojoba and almond oil

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Things you will need:
-10 tablespoons jojoba oil
-10 tablespoons almond oil
-2 tablespoons glycerin
-5 drops rosemary essential oil

How to make:
Dunk all the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake it well. Most of the ingredients that are being used in this leave in conditioner are oil-based, so you might see some of them don’t mix very well. However, don’t worry about that, as each of them have their own composition and their own benefit, and will spray out evenly when you sprig your hair with this conditioner.

Dry hair usually produces less amount of oil that your scalp normally should. Jojoba imitates the natural oils that your scalp should produce, and helps your scalp release more oil, while almond oil strengthens your roots and your cuticles. Glycerin and rosemary make your hair tangle-free and heavy and give it a gorgeous shine, which will be the ultimate solution to your dry hair problems.

3. Olive oil and shea butter

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Things you will need:
-1/2 cup aloe vera gel
-1 cup water
-1 tablespoon coconut oil
-1/2 cup coconut milk
-1 teaspoon olive oil
-1/2 teaspoon thyme oil
-1 tablespoon shea butter

How to use:
Melt the coconut oil and shea butter in a pan, till it is translucent and warm. Once it has melted properly, add it to a spray bottle and all the other ingredients one by one. Shake it will till they form a cloudy mixture. Spray this on your hair after you take a bath or after you wash your hair, while your hair is till semi-wet. This will give you the right shine and sheen to your hair, and make your hair tangle-free.

4. Aloe vera and glycerin

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Things you will need:
-1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
-10 drop lavender or rosemary essential oil
-2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
-5 tablespoons distilled water

How to make:
The best way to make this conditioner is by putting all the ingredients in a spray bottle or a mason jar, and shaking it for 3-5 minutes. Aloe vera gel takes a little time to dissolve, so if shaking isn’t working out for you, then you can also blend the ingredients together. The distilled water should help with the solubility of the conditioner.

This is the perfect everyday conditioner that you need, when you have dry hair. You can carry it around with you, and whenever your hair is being extra difficult, spraying it on will solve your problem immediately. It hydrates your hair and gives it an instant shine because of the anti-frizz properties of aloe vera and the hydrating properties of glycerin.

5. Coconut milk and lavender

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Things you will need:
-½ cup coconut milk
-5 drops lavender essential oil
-2 teaspoons jojoba oil
-3 teaspoons shea butter

How to use:
Heat the coconut milk and shea butter over a low flame till it has fused together. Let it cool completely, but not enough for the butter to solidify. Once you have a cool liquid, add the essential oil and the jojoba oil and store it in a spray bottle or a regular bottle. You can apply it whenever you want, and as many times you want.

Suggested read: All-Natural, Effective And Safe Homemade Conditioner For Dry Hair

lavender oil has well-known therapeutic properties which can give you luscious, thick and tangle-free hair, while the coconut milk hydrates and moisturizes your hair on days it is feeling extra brittle.

Using these recipes for natural homemade leave in conditioner for dry hair is not only safe, but also super convenient and super healthy for your hair. They not only make your hair manageable, but the properties of these natural ingredients work on a cellular level to heal your hair as well!

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The Best Natural, Homemade Leave In Conditioner For Dry Hair
Protect and nourish your dry, brittle hair better, with these wonderful natural homemade leave in conditioner for dry hair, made with completely natural ingredients!
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.