How to DIY Your Own Natural Leave-in Conditioner for Healthy Hair

Vanessa Dixon
by Vanessa Dixon
8 Materials
5 Minutes

I love being in the water, but salt water leaves my hair really dry and brittle. And that makes it really hard to avoid split ends from forming.

If you have that same issue, then follow this tutorial for making and using a DIY leave-in hair conditioner that helps repair the damage to your hair caused by long swims in the ocean.

This homemade conditioner, with all natural ingredients, is a great replacement for toxic, chemical-filled leave-in hair conditioners.

Tools and materials:

  • 4-ounce glass spray bottle
  • Measuring spoons
  • Vegetable glycerin
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Full-fat coconut milk
  • Distilled water
  • Vitamin oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
Combining ingredients

1. Follow the recipe and understand the ingredients

Combine the following ingredients in a glass spray bottle, in this order:

½ tablespoon of vegetable glycerin to provide moisturizing properties.

1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel to smooth and condition your scalp and hair.

1 tablespoon of full-fat coconut milk to add moisture and nourishment to dry hair.

4 tablespoons of distilled water to help dilute the other ingredients and serve as a base for your conditioner.

1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil to nourish your hair and help protect it from damage.

10 drops of rosemary essential oil because it smells great and may promote hair growth.

Shaking bottle

2. Shake well

Once all the ingredients are added to the bottle, tightly cap the lid. 

Shake the bottle gently to combine the ingredients thoroughly. 

Ensure the aloe vera gel is dissolved by shaking well. 

3. Refrigerate and store

Store your all-natural leave-in conditioner in the refrigerator to maintain freshness.

The conditioner can be kept for up to one week.

Applying leave-in conditioner

4. Apply your leave-in conditioner

Before each use, shake the bottle to ensure the ingredients are well mixed.

Spray your hair generously with the leave-in conditioner solution, and allow the conditioner to sit on your hair for a couple of minutes. 

Use a wet brush or comb to brush through your hair, ensuring each strand is coated with the conditioner.

Standing in ocean

DIY natural leave-in conditioner

And now, you are ready to get back into the ocean and enjoy the benefits of a natural leave-in conditioner that hydrates your dry hair without weighing it down. 

Give this DIY natural leave-in hair conditioner a try, and let others know about your experience with it by leaving a comment. 

Enjoy your healthier, silkier hair!

Next, check out my Easy Herbal Shampoo Recipe for Healthy Hair.

Suggested materials:
  • 4-ounce glass spray bottle
  • Measuring spoons
  • Vegetable glycerin
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