How Much Jojoba & Coconut Oil Should I Add to My Deep Conditioner?

by Celeigh O'Neil ; Updated July 18, 2017

Deep conditioner infuses the hair with more moisture and nutrients than a daily conditioner.

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Deep conditioning is beneficial for all hair types in order to deeply nourish the hair and scalp. It helps to reverse dryness and damage that may be caused by the elements or heat styling. Natural oils such as jojoba and coconut oil are natural deep conditioning agents. Jojoba oil soothes the scalp, while coconut oil deeply moisturizes the hair follicle for long lasting shine. They can be added to a regular deep conditioner to treat the hair on a weekly or monthly basis.

Choose a deep conditioner with a cream consistency over a thick or gel like formula. This will be less heavy on the hair and serve as a good base for the oils.

Remove 1/2 cup of deep conditioner from the packaging and place it in a bowl.

Measure out 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Rub them between your palms until they dissolve into a cream like consistency, and add it to the deep conditioner. Add any small chunks that remain to the conditioner as well.

Add 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil to the deep conditioner.

Apply the deep conditioner to your hair after shampooing, and place a shower cap over top. Allow it to sink in to the hair overnight if possible for optimal results.

Thoroughly rinse the conditioner from the hair. Coconut oil is thicker than regular conditioning agents, and will leave build up if excess is left behind. Shampoo again to remove the bulk of the conditioner if necessary.

Rinse the hair with cold water to seal in nutrients and shine provided by the oils.

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Celeigh O'Neil has been writing professionally since 2008. She has a Bachelor of fine arts from the University of Ottawa, as well as degrees in fashion illustration/design, digital arts and certification in hair and makeup artistry. O'Neil was a frequent contributor to Toronto's "Dialog" newspaper and has worked as an instructional writer, creating lessons in fashion, art and English for students of all ages.