How to Make a Natural Leave-In Conditioner

by Jonae Fredericks ; Updated July 18, 2017

Dry, brittle hair can develop for a variety of reasons, including coloring, perming, bleaching, highlighting and straightening. While washing your hair with a moisturizing shampoo followed by a daily conditioner can be helpful, you may need even more moisture to keep your hair looking its best. A leave-in conditioner can help smooth your hair’s cuticles and prevent frizz. Golden jojoba oil, also known as liquid wax, works well as a base for homemade natural leave-in conditioners, giving your hair a shiny, glass-like finish.

Pour 2 ounces of golden jojoba oil into a measuring cup. Add 4 ounces of water to the golden jojoba oil.

Mix the two ingredients using a metal whisk. Pour the mixture into an 8-ounce spray bottle.

Add five to six drops of your favorite essential oil to the golden jojoba oil and water mixture. If you prefer a stronger scent, add more essential oil.

Screw the top onto the spray bottle. Give the spray bottle a few shakes to disperse the essential oil.

Apply the conditioner to your damp hair. A few spritzes are all that's necessary. Comb the leave-in conditioner through to the ends using a wide-toothed comb.

Tips

  • Shake the spray bottle before each use. Store the conditioner in your refrigerator when not in use.

    Experiment with the conditioner on a day when you don't have to go out, so you know how much to use to make your hair look its best.

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About the Author

Jonae Fredericks started writing in 2007. She also has a background as a licensed cosmetologist and certified skin-care specialist. Jonae Fredericks is a certified paraeducator, presently working in the public education system.