DIY Hair Conditioner For Color-Treated Hair

Hair coloring leads to dryness, scalp irritation, frizzy hair, and tangles, but, most importantly, damage in the long run if left unchecked. Conditioning treatments do a world of good for colored hair.

A good DIY hair conditioner for color-treated hair is a must. Let’s look at a few deep-conditioning treatments for all hair types.

1. Conditioning Vegan Oats Pack

Oats not only offer health benefits when consumed but can also gently clarify your scalp while nurturing and soothing colored hair. It makes it ideal for dry hair, inflamed or irritated scalp, and to protect hair. Let’s learn how to prepare this nourishing yet soothing pack.

Things You’ll Need

  • Oats – 1 Tbsp.
  • Almond Milk – 1 Tbsp.
  • Coconut Oil – 1 Tbsp.
  • Lavender Essential Oil – a few drops
  • Olive Oil – 1 Tbsp.

How To Make

Just add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

How To Use

Divide your tresses into smaller sections and apply this pack along the divisions. Let it sit for 15 – 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.


If you are not looking for a vegan option, add honey and/or egg yolk to this conditioning hair mask.

If you have curly locks add more Olive Oil.

The fatty acids combined with the nourishing and hydrating ingredients make this a wholesome hair treatment.

2. Conditioning Protein Mask

Amino acids are rich in protein and can strengthen and nourish color-treated hair back to health. Rich in protein, this deep conditioning mask nourishes hair follicles, penetrates the hair shaft, and increases hair’s strength and volume of colored hair.

Besides being a deep conditioner, it can promote hair growth and prevent hair thinning. It’s a great way to pamper damaged hair and improve hair health.


Things You’ll Need

  • Braggs Amino Acids.- 1/4 Cup
  • Mayonnaise – 1/2 Cup
  • Egg – 1

How To Make

Whisk all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl for a homogenous mixture.

How To Use

Gently massage the prepared deep-conditioning hair mask to your hair and scalp.

Wait at least 20 minutes and rinse with warm water before washing off.


You can use your favorite essential oils.

You can use this deep conditioning mask no more than once a week.

You can add a whole egg or just egg yolk to this recipe.

3. Vegan Conditioning Avocado Mask

This nourishing, reviving, moisturizing, and strengthening mask will leave you with silky, soft, and healthy hair in no time. Brittle hair? Don’t worry; this mask can also strengthen hair and promote hair growth and volume.

Rich in essential fatty acids, avocado is a great food for most hair types. Combined with a banana, you have a winning combination of deep conditioner and hair treatment that soothes colored hair.

Things You’ll Need

  • Coconut Oil – 2 Tbsps.
  • Banana – 1 (Ripe)
  • Avocado – 1 (Ripe)

How To Make

  1. Pit the avocado and mash the scooped-out flesh.
  2. Chop the banana and mash the flesh.
  3. Alternatively, run it in your mixer till you get a smooth paste.
  4. Add oil and mix to combine.

How To Use

Apply to your hair shafts and scalp using a brush to cover your tips.

Cover your head with a shower cap and wait 20 minutes before washing off.


If you are not looking for a vegan option, add a spoonful of honey for moisturization and nourishment.

You can also add coconut milk to this recipe for added nourishment.


4. Conditioning Aloe Vera Mask for Oily Hair

Oily hair can make you look drab and, well, oily! It makes your hair go limp no matter how you style it. Try this hair mask as a deep conditioner to spruce your hair for stunning locks.

Things You’ll Need

  • Lemon Juice – 1 Tsp.
  • Aloe Vera Juice – As needed
  • Honey – 1 Tbsp.

How To Make

Whisk all the ingredients in a mixing bowl to combine.

How To Use

Use a brush or cotton ball to apply the aloe mask to your hair and scalp.

Let it sit for 25 minutes before rinsing off for shiny and voluminous hair.


Alternatively, add the prepared hair mask to a spray bottle and spray liberally on your hair and scalp. Rinse off after a few minutes.

If you have sensitive skin, use bitter orange or dilute lemon juice and use a lesser quantity.

For a vegan alternative, use olive oil and skip the honey.

You can also add coconut milk.

Aloe vera gel can be one of your leave-in treatments for hydration and nourishment. For soothing dry scalp, etc.

5. Vegan Conditioning Fruit Pack

Have some watermelon wedges you had to cool down this summer? Richly nourishing and hydrating, this mask can do wonders for your hair.

Things You’ll Need

  • Watermelon Wedges – few
  • Mango Slices – few
  • Lavender Essential Oil – a few drops

How To Make

  1. Grind the watermelon and mango to a smooth consistency.
  2. Stir in the essential oil and mix to combine.

How To Use

Apply the fruit mask on your hair and scalp, and cover your head with a shower cap.

Wait for at least 25 minutes before washing off.


You can add a spoonful of olive oil to this conditioning mask for moisturization and a healthy dose of essential fatty acids.

How to Care For Color-Treated Hair


How to Care For Color-Treated Hair

Use a deep conditioner like the ones given here at least once every two weeks.

Avoid heat and styling tools or products whenever you can.

Consider using homemade conditioners over store-bought ones. They’re cheaper, mild, and natural.

After you wash your hair, air dry it.

Always use a hair conditioner after shampooing your hair.

Use shampoos meant for color-treated hair as they’re milder.

Don’t wash your hair frequently.

Ways to Prevent Damage and Dullness in Colour-Treated Hair

Avoid using products not meant for color-treated hair – they affect hair color adversely or damage your hair.

Finish off with a drinking water rinse if your area has hard water.

Always use an apple cider vinegar or a beer rinse on damp hair to enhance shine.

Don’t use ingredients that will affect colored hair – lighten or darken depending on your hair color, like – lemon juice, chickpea flour, coffee, tea, etc.

Use coconut milk as and when you can improve hair strength and health.

Consider using a natural leave-in conditioner.


Going DIY is a choice you won’t regret once you see the fruits of your effort. You can use natural ingredients at a fraction of the cost for better hair care.

Don’t have time for DIY or can’t find the ingredients? Try our premium vegan hair care cosmetics from Vitamins Revive, and let us know how you like them. Do check out their store to know more about their products.