How to Make Homemade Hair Conditioner


Make your own all natural hair conditioner with ingredients you probably already have on hand – apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, herbal teas such as Chamomile, Nettles and Lavender, and even beer.  Yes, use some ale for your locks!

If you have flat beer left over from a party, I always like to waste not and use it up as a hair rinse to add shine.

So let’s put the mayonnaise jar down folks and check out this easy tutorial for a D.I.Y. Hair Conditioner at Mama Taney’s Kitchen!

9 Replies to “How to Make Homemade Hair Conditioner”

  1. Just wanted to share this fun tidbit:
    We had some beers that were contaminated (we brew our own, occaisionally this can happen with beers, nothing too bad, just a waste of beer) sitting out. Not wanting to toss them I took them into the shower with me. For about a week or more, the ONLY conditioner I used on my hair was that beer. Just beer, all by itself. Pour it on, work in through the locks, and let it sit while I do my thing. Rinse as normal.
    Result?? Hair did NOT smell like old beer at all, but was seriously showing the love!! My hair felt softer and more model-worthy than it had in a while. The ends of my hair that were seriously needing to be lopped off & were frizzed out even felt normal!
    So, if you’re in the mood to really indulge yourself at all grab a couple beers. One for you, one for your head!

  2. This is great! I’m definitely doing this! It seems easy enough so I should have no problem. haha. And I actually have all the ingredients. 🙂

  3. Great post! I think I remember reading that if you do a vinegar hair rinse/conditioner that blondes should use chamomile, rosemary and lavender for brunettes, and rose and/or lemon balm for redheads. Beer sounds just as good!

    1. This is a GREAT reminder!!!! Thanks for the tips! I am going to go dig up some stuff to help for redheads.
      Once, many years ago, I brewed up a couple cups worth of just regular ole chamomile tea and used that directly on my head in place of conditioner. It worked great!! I was really impressed. Except I did find out I’m allergic to chamomile and having THAT much dumped on me, while not breaking me out in hives or anything, did make have a little trouble breathing and have to take some medicine. 😉 I’m not always the brightest bulb in the chandelier when it comes to allergy warnings like that. 😛

    1. That’s always a good reminder! We may be trying to save the world, but washing (and conditioning??) our eyes is never quite a literally good idea. 🙂
      I wanted to add though that we use this conditioner on both of kids’ heads. We have two squiggly little boys (ages 5 & 2 1/2). We’ve yet to ever have a problem with it getting in the eyes and doing any damage … though I’m sure now that I’ve typed that bath-time this evening will end with a trip to the ER. Murphy’s Law truly rules the Universe. hahaha
      Also – we all have fair and sensitive skin, and have never had a problem with the mixture being too strong or potent. If you’re unsure though, no harm in making it on the weaker side of things. 🙂

  4. Wow, another use for lemon juice (among other things)! Although I have never messed around with using conditioners on my hair, I have read that lemon juice can help to lighten the color slightly.

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