DIY Hair Conditioners for Dry Hair

Dry hair can be a real pain to deal with. It seems like no matter what you do, your locks just never look good. Frizzy hair, dryness, brittle hair, and whatnot!

Homemade hair conditioner for dry hair might be just what you’re missing. Not only are natural conditioners easy to make, but they’re also affordable, improve hair texture, and can keep your hair healthy.

All you need are a few natural ingredients that can be easily found in your kitchen, and you can have the hair of your dreams in no time. Not just leave-in conditioners; rinse-off conditioners work too. Why wait? Try these simple yet effective natural conditioners for lustrous and shiny locks, and identify the diy hair conditioner for dry hair that works best for you.

1. Papaya Conditioner

Papaya Conditioner

It’s probably one of the easiest natural conditioners that work wonders for dry or damaged hair.

Things You’ll Need

  • Coconut Milk – 1/2 Cup
  • Papaya – 1 Cup
  • Honey – 1 Tbsp.

How To Make

  1. Scoop out the flesh from ripe papaya and dice them into smaller pieces.
  2. For a fine paste, you can mash it or run it in your blender with honey and coconut milk.
  3. Notes
  4. You can use freshly extracted coconut milk for best results, though store-bought coconut milk works too. It’s easy to extract coconut milk at home, and that’s the best any day.

How To Use

Apply to your dry hair and scalp and wait at least 15 minutes before washing off.

2. Yogurt Conditioner


Yogurt Conditioner

Yogurt not only makes your mane smooth, but it also heals damaged hair. This will also make your locks soft and smooth.

Things You’ll Need

  • Yogurt – 1/4 Cup
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 Tbsp.
  • Coconut Oil – 1 Tbsp.
  • Honey – 1 Tbsp.
  • Chamomile Essential Oil – a few drops

How To Make

  1. Nothing special; add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. How To Use
  3. Apply on your head and dry hair and massage gently.
  4. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes before washing off.

3. Cinnamon Conditioner

Cinnamon Conditioner

Cinnamon stimulates blood flow to the scalp and helps nurture and soothe dry and damaged hair. Combined with casein from milk, this homemade hair conditioner fixes your tresses quickly.

Things You’ll Need

  • Cinnamon – 2 Tbsps.
  • Milk – 1/4 Cup
  • Mayonnaise – 1/4 Cup
  • Honey – 2 Tbsps.

How To Make

  1. Whisk all the ingredients together to combine.
  2. Place this bowl in a larger bowl filled with some water.
  3. Heat – this will heat the mixture indirectly and retain the nutrients intact.
  4. Once it’s warm, remove it from the heat.

How To Use

Massage the mixture onto your scalp and cover your tresses with the rest of the mask.

Let it sit for a good 30 minutes before washing it off.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioning Rinse

Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioning Rinse

ACV helps regulate the scalp’s pH levels and restores balance. This improves the texture of your hair and also makes it shiny.

Things You’ll Need

  • ACV – 2 Tbsp
  • Water – 3 Cups
  • Honey – 1 Tbsp.

How To Make

Just mix all the ingredients together.

How To Use

Use the prepared apple cider vinegar conditioner on wet, wet hair, gently massaging it.

Wait for a couple of minutes before rinsing off for silky hair.

5. Vegan Conditioning Olive Oil Massage

Vegan Conditioning Olive Oil Massage

Squalene in Olive oil is an emollient and also a moisturizer. Hence, olive oil can restore your hair’s moisture levels, make it shiny, and, most importantly, reduce breakage by strengthening your locks.

You only need to warm up the olive and massage your scalp for this conditioning treatment. Then, your olive oil conditioner is ready! Cover your hair all the way from roots to tips, and wrap your head with a warm towel.

Wait for at least 30 minutes before washing off. You can also add your favorite aroma oil to this recipe.

Do this deep conditioning treatment once or twice a week to condition hair. Do you know this treatment also promotes hair growth?

You can also use coconut oil similarly for nourishing dry and damaged hair.


6. Egg Hair Conditioner

Egg Hair Conditioner

Rich in Vitamins A, B, and E, egg nourishes your mane and strengthens dry and damaged hair. In addition, the essential fatty acids moisturize your hair, and many say the egg is a great conditioner and curbs frizzy hair.


You only need the yolk from two eggs for this recipe. You whisk it well and set it aside to apply on wet and washed hair. Cover your head with a shower cap. Rinse off after 20 minutes though not many like to leave it without shampooing, fearing the smell.

Alternatively, you can also apply this homemade conditioner to dry hair, cover it with a shower cap and wash it off after letting it sit for 30 minutes. You can also add a few drops of your favorite aroma oil for this homemade hair conditioner.

Don’t use hot water to rinse off, and it can cook the eggs! Instead, use lukewarm or warm water to rinse out before shampooing.

7. Aloe Vera Hair Conditioner

Aloe Vera

Cooling and soothing aloe vera penetrates hair follicles and conditions dry and damaged hair. Besides, aloe vera is a proven home remedy to repair damaged hair, hair loss and reduce breakage.

Things You’ll Need

  • Aloe Vera Gel – 1/4 Cup
  • Lemon Juice – 2 Tbsps.
  • Peppermint Essential Oil – 2 Drops

How To Make

Run the ingredients quickly in your blender or whisk to combine.

How To Use

Apply to damp hair after it’s been shampooed and washed.

Wait for a couple of minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.

8. Vegan Shea Conditioner

Vegan Shea Conditioner

Make this conditioning and moisturizing mask with only two ingredients. Nothing soothes frizzy hair as shea butter does!

Things You’ll Need

  • Shea Butter – 1 Tbsps.
  • Vitamin E Oil – a few drops

How To Make

  1. Melt shea butter in a double boiler.
  2. Remove from heat, add vitamin E oil, and stir to combine.

How To Use

Massage the mixture on your scalp and cover your hair with the rest of the mixture.

Wait for at least 30 minutes before washing off.


You can add moisturizing oil to this recipe to make it more pliable and less dense. Almond oil, argan oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, or even olive oil can be used.

Benefits of Using Homemade Conditioners for Dry Hair

DIY conditioners are natural, so they are free from harsh chemicals.

Natural conditioners can tame frizzy hair, soothe dry hair, and makes your hair manageable.

Natural conditioners will reduce hair breakage, make your hair soft and shiny, nourish your hair, and keeps tangles at bay.

Final Thoughts

Try these natural conditioners for dry hair, and let us know how you like them and also how they work for you. Don’t have time for DIYing? No worries, we’ve got you covered with a broad range of premium and vegan hair cosmetics from Vitamins Revive. Check out their online store to learn about their products.

As always, feel free to write to us with any questions, feedback, requests, or concerns. Don’t forget to give these simple and effective recipes at least one shot before deciding whether DIYing works for you.