Regular conditioner is great for restoring moisture and detangling your hair, but sometimes you need a little extra boost between washes. Learn how to make your own all-natural DIY leave in conditioner with this easy two-ingredient recipe for super soft, healthy hair.
What if I told you that you can make your own homemade leave in conditioner, in a matter of minutes, with just two simple ingredients you probably already have on hand? Sounds good right!?
If you're anything like me, you love simple, natural beauty products that are kind on the earth, and easy to make, and this one fits the bill perfectly.
Other natural homemade leave in conditioner recipes call for bunch of complicated of ingredients and time to measure out and mix up each batch.
But I'm here to show you that making the switch to all natural homemade beauty products doesn't need to be hard, or expensive.
As a busy mum I am all for cutting as many corners as possible and in this blog I am going to share with you an awesome little time-saving hack which takes advantage of products you already have in your home.
To say I have tricky hair would be an understatement. It's fine but there's lots of it, and it's half-wavy-half-straight. Before kids I used to spend hours styling my hair and hundreds of dollars on products that promised the world but never really delivered.
Then I became a mum and styling time completely went out the window. I became more interested in using natural products and avoiding nasty chemicals like synthetic sulphates. The time had finally come to embrace my natural waves.
I quickly learned the best way to maintain happy waves is by keeping the moisture-level up, and that's how my DIY leave in conditioner recipe was born.
It's not just good for wavy hair: straight, curly or frizzy hair types can all benefit from this easily customisable recipe.
It's simple, yet brilliant. In fact it's so simple I wondered if it could even warrant a whole blog dedicated to it.
The trick to this recipe is to use your existing hair conditioner, store-bought or homemade, and diluting it with demineralised (distilled) water to create a sprayable leave-in formula.
My favourite conditioner is Moogoo Natural Cream Conditioner. MooGoo use all natural ingredients and are kind of the environment. I am not sponsored by them in any way, I just love their products! The key ingredients are jojoba, olive oil and hydrolysed milk protein (for hair repair) so I know am getting all the benefits of natural moisturising ingredients.
How to make all-natural DIY leave in conditioner
Moogoo Natural Cream Conditioner, or your preferred hair conditioner
Demineralised (Distilled) Water
Note: Tap water is also fine to use but if you want your product to last longer, use distilled water as it's free of potential contaminants.
- Squirt 4 pumps (approx. 4 teaspoons) of hair conditioner into the sprayer bottle.
- Top with water and replace the lid.
- Shake well to combine. That's it, you're good to go!
Watch the video tutorial
How to use it
Gently shake the bottle prior to use to ensure the product is well mixed. Spray onto wet or dry hair and style as required.
To restore definition in wavey and curly hair, spray onto the ends of the hair and scrunch. Allow your hair to dry naturally.
It's great for kids hair too! Spray a couple of pumps into the hair before brushing to detangle knots and avoid tantrums.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is DIY leave in conditioner suitable for both straight and curly hair?
This recipe is suitable for all hair types because you can use the conditioner that best suits your hair.
You can also experiment with different dilution ratios of conditioner to water to suit your hair type.
Is DIY leave in conditioner non greasy?
If you are prone to greasy roots, stick to using leave in conditioner on the ends of your hair only.
Is DIY leave in conditioner suitable for fine hair?
Fine hair is more susceptible to being weighed down by using too much hair product or heavy moisturises. To avoid this, only use leave in conditioner on the ends of your hair, and experiment with different dilution ratios of conditioner to water.
How do you preserve DIY leave in conditioner?
If you want to preserve your leave in conditioner and make it last longer, use Demineralised (Distilled) Water which has been purified so no harmful bacteria or contaminants remain.
Easy two ingredient all-natural DIY leave in conditioner
Learn how to make your own all-natural DIY leave in conditioner with this easy two ingredient recipe for super soft, healthy hair.
- Natural Conditioner
- Demineralised (Distilled) Water
- 100 ml spray bottle
- Squirt 3-4 pumps of hair conditioner into the sprayer bottle.
- Top with water and replace lid.
- Shake well to combine. That's it, you're good to go!
Note: Tap water is fine to use but if you want your product to last longer, use distilled water.
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Thanks for following along!
But conditioner is meant to be washed out.... Wouldn't this be bad to leave-in your hair? Maybe you meant a leave-in product and not regular conditioner?
If anything I would use a leave-in mask or leave-in conditioner and mix THAT with some water... At least that's meant to be left in and there is absolutely reasons you NEED to wash regular conditioner out....
Hi Mellie. I've never had a problem leaving the MooGoo conditioner in. It's fairly well diluted and works fine. Thanks, Emily
It seems no different than adding a product to control my hair to me. Even after using conditioner, I still get knots. I plan to try it.
Thanks for this just watched a video on using leave in conditioner on the mid lengths and oil on the ends to help with hair growth and I remember my mum and aunty used to do this with normal water and conditioner in a spray bottle. They used it on us kids for detangling. Thanks again I’m going to start today