Top 5 DIY Hair Conditioners For Damaged Hair

Damaged hair is a common issue that many people suffer due to environmental factors, styling products, and heat exposure.

Using homemade hair conditioners is a cost-effective way to repair and soothe damaged hair: the perfect blend of natural ingredients you can whip up in your kitchen. In this article, we’ll learn more about the top 5 DIY hair conditioners for damaged hair so that you can get back that beautiful mane!

1. Deep Conditioning Vegan Coconut Oil or Olive Oil Treatment

Deep Conditioning Vegan Coconut Oil

This is more of a conditioning treatment than a DIY hair conditioner for damaged hair. Still, it works well to soothe, condition, and nurture your hair. It also promotes hair growth.

  1. Heat 1/4 Cup of coconut oil (more or less, as needed) slightly.
  2. Massage the oil onto your scalp, covering the entire scalp and dividing your hair into sections so you don’t miss out.
  3. Apply the remaining oil on your hair to the tips.
  4. Next, wrap your head with a steaming hot towel and let it sit for 45 minutes.
  5. Wash off your hair in cold water using a mild shampoo.

This leaves your hair soft, shiny, and lustrous. You can do this once or twice a week till your hair health is restored.

You can do the same thing with Olive Oil if it suits you better.

2. Mayonnaise Hair Conditioner

Mayonnaise Hair Conditioner

We all love to dip all things in classic Mayonnaise and enjoy it, but did you know it makes a great hair conditioner, especially for dry or damaged hair? Of course, we’re talking about the classic mayo here, so it has all the goodness from egg, oil (usually olive or canola or soybean oils are used) along with vinegar. Depending on the recipe, other ingredients may be added.

If you can ignore the smell, you have a nourishing, soothing, nurturing, and moisturizing hair mask. So, do you want to know how you can use it to condition and bring your lifeless hair back to its lustrous glory?


Things You’ll Need

  • Mayonnaise – 1/4 Cup
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 Tbsp.
  • Lavender Essential Oil – a few drops
  • Honey – 1 Tsp (Optional)

How To Make

Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

How To Use

Apply this mayonnaise hair mask to your head, and make sure to cover your hair all the way to the tips.

Cover your head with a shower cap and let it sit for a good 45 minutes to an hour.

Rinse and wash off with a mild shampoo.


The honey will result in soft hair that’s also well-hydrated.

You can consider an apple cider vinegar rinse to finish off to clarify your scalp, which in turn can stimulate hair growth.

This is not only a hair conditioner that helps moisturize dry hair; it will leave you with silky hair that you are proud to flaunt!

It strengthens your hair shafts and softens coarse hair. You can do this once a week or twice initially to nurture your locks back to their former glory.

You can use avocado instead of mayo and skip the honey for a vegan version similar to this homemade hair mask.

3. Egg Conditioner

Egg Conditioner

This homemade deep conditioner recipe is a great way to nourish and pamper your hair. It’s easy and works wonders for dry or damaged hair, and gives hair a natural sheen that’s been long missing.

Things You’ll Need

  • Egg – 1 or 2
  • Banana – 1 (Ripe)
  • Honey – 1 Tbsp.
  • Milk – 4 Tbsps.
  • Frankincense Essential Oil – 7 drops
  • Olive Oil – 1 Tsp.

How To Make

  1. Peel the banana and mash it. Alternatively, you can cut and run it in your mixer for a smooth paste. You can grind with or without the peel.
  2. Add egg, honey, frankincense essential oil, olive oil, and milk to a mixing bowl and whisk.
  3. Add the mashed or pureed banana and whisk to combine.

How To Use

Apply the deep conditioning treatment to your head and cover it with a shower cap.

Make sure to apply on your scalp and hair to the tips.

Let it sit for about 30 minutes before washing it off.


You don’t have to apply this to damp hair. Anywhere after 20 minutes, you can wash off.

You can use almond oil or even argan oil instead of olive oil.

You can use this treatment at least once a week until your hair health improves.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioning Rinse

Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioning Rinse

Apple Cider Vinegar is a great clarifying agent that will cleanse your scalp, remove dirt and debris, and curb dandruff. The acetic acid and alkaline nutrients, together with the nutrient profile of the vinegar, restore the scalp’s pH levels.

Dry hair usually has higher pH levels and is frizzy and untameable. This apple cider vinegar conditioner fixes all this and leaves you with soft, shiny, and manageable hair.

Though this is more from experience than scientific backing, this does work wonders for your hair and has been used to gently clarify and cleanse the scalp.

All you need is a cup of apple cider vinegar for three cups of water, and use it as your final rinse after washing off your hair. After pouring on your hair, massage gently and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing off.

You can also add a tablespoon of honey for added softness and hydration or your favorite essential oil for added aroma.

5. Shea Butter Conditioner

Shea Butter Conditioner

rich and nourishing ingredient, it’s one of the best moisturizers you can use for dry and damaged hair. It’s soothing, nurturing, and nourishing, and it repairs damaged hair and curbs hair loss.

This is one of the best deep conditioning natural conditioners or hair treatments that also improves hair texture, strengthens hair follicles, soothes brittle hair, moisturizes dry hair, and improves the quality of your natural hair.

Things You’ll Need

  • Shea Butter – 1 Tbsp.
  • Olive Oil – 2 Tbsps.
  • Aloe Vera Gel – 2 Tbsps.
  • Vitamin E Oil – 2 Drops

How To Make

  1. Melt shea butter in your double boiler.
  2. When fully melted, remove from heat and all the other ingredients.
  3. Whisk or whip to combine.

How To Use

Gently massage the conditioner you just prepared to your hair and scalp.

Cover your head with a shower cap and let it sit for 40 minutes before washing off.

Causes of Hair Damage

The most common reasons for hair damage include excessive styling or chemical treatments, lack of proper hair care, frequent shampooing or over-washing, pollution, environmental influence, excessive use of styling products, etc.

The Benefits of Conditioning Hair

Benefits of Conditioning Hair

Conditioning should be a regular part of your hair care routine. It replenishes lost moisture and conditions and nurtures hair. Depending on the ingredients can protect, strengthen and repair hair. In addition, it brings your lifeless hair back to health.

Tips for Maintaining Healthy Hair

Avoid excessive styling and harsh chemical or heat treatments.

Don’t style wet hair.

Have a hair care routine that works for you.

Choose hair care and styling products that suit your scalp and hair type.

Never overlook the importance of oiling your hair.

Never use hot water to wash your hair. Cold or lukewarm at best is ideal for maintaining hair and scalp health.

Take a well-balanced diet and avoid junk food.

Regular trims can help prevent and curb split ends and boost hair growth.



As outlined here, these natural hair conditioners are natural and easy to prepare. So give it a shot and see what works for you. They’re natural, chemical-free, easy on the pocket compared to store-bought conditioners, and above all, very effective.

Harsh chemicals and unwanted ingredients can wreak havoc on your hair and health, so switch to DIY hair conditioners and see where it takes you. However, if you don’t have time for DIY, we have you covered with a range of premium vegan hair care products from Vitamins Revive. Check out their online store and let us know how you like them.

As always, keep us posted with your results, and let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Also, don’t forget to write to us with your feedback or recipe requests.