If your hair looks dry and rough, it’s your responsibility to give the nourishments it demands. Following a healthy hair care regime especially, the deep conditioning treatments can bring that natural shine back to your hair. May it be the store bought products or DIY remedies, you should use it in an intended way so that you can enjoy the promised results and receive the hell load of compliments too.

Before telling you how to deep condition hair using our best 10 homemade recipes, let me tell you the proper procedure to do the deep conditioning. Continue to read on without skipping any single tips.

If you can spare some of your time to prepare and apply the homemade conditioners, I strongly suggest you to prefer the natural ways over the harsh chemicals.


Daily Conditioner Vs Deep Conditioner

how to deep condition your hair

Daily Conditioner

The daily conditioners we use on a regular basis are formulated to be used along with the shampoo. They are called as the surface conditioners. They condition the cuticle, making the hairs shine, soft and silky throughout the day. These conditioners are designed to penetrate the surface of your hair moderately.

Deep Conditioner

Unlike the daily conditioners, deep conditioners penetrate up to the second layer known as the cortex. Deep conditioners are made of ingredients with a thick consistency. Deep conditioning needs a longer treatment time that can be anywhere between 10 to 30 minutes. Effects of this conditioning will last up to weeks.

4 Ways To Take up The Deep Conditioning Treatment

You can do deep conditioning at the saloon or using store bought products or using homemade packs. Everything has their own obvious pluses and minuses. Choose the method that suits you the best. But my personal suggestion is, go green with homemade deep conditioners, not just because they are pocket-friendly but to take advantage of their well known safe ingredients too.

How To Deep Condition Hair?

Step 1: Find Your Perfect Product Or Recipe For Your Hair Type

The market is flooded with a hell load of products. Without any doubt, they are all designed to restore the lost moisture to your hair shafts. But the real magic can be revealed only when you choose the right kind of conditioner designed for your hair type.

  • If you have normal or fine hair, choose the products that are mentioned as “weightless/light ” If the ingredients have thick velocity, your hair will appear like weighed down.
  • If your hair is frizzy and textured, go with the deep conditioner that are designed for kinky hair.
  • If you have those god intended curls, choose the deep conditioner that controls frizz.

Step 2 : Wash Your Hair Using A Mild Shampoo

Always choose sulfate free shampoos. Sulfates are harsh cleaning agents that take out the natural oils, leaving your hair dry and damaged.

Step 3: Apply The Deep Conditioner

Take enough amount of deep conditioner to cover the full length of your hair, put it in your palm and rub it with both of your hands. Apply this on your hair starting with half way down the shaft and proceed toward the tips of the hair. Spread some more conditioner onto your hands and apply from the roots to tips. Tips of your hair usually get drier than any other part of your hair. To spread it even, you can comb your hair using a wide-toothed comb as well.

Step 4: Let It To Set On Your Hair

As Deep conditioners are made of ingredients that have the heavy viscosity, it should stay on your hair for at least 10minutes to penetrate each strand of your hair. If you are using the store bought conditioner, check the manufacturer instruction and find out the leave in time. Wrap your hair with a plastic wrapper.


Never let the deep conditioner stay on your hair for hours or overnight. It would do more harm than any good.

Step 5: Heat It Up (Don’t Panic, We Will Do It  Super Safe)

deep conditioning natural hair

If you want to double the benefit of deep conditioner, apply heat to 35 degree Celsius. Because warm conditioner enhances the effectiveness of absorption.

You can use your blow dryer with moderate heat setting or use heating cap or sit under the Watts dryer. If you have micro wave oven, you can heat the hair cap moderately and cover your head. Everything will yield the better results. Control the urge to take out the mixture from hair while deep conditioning.

Don’t  let the dryer become too hot. It will melt the plastic wrap.

If you are not sure in the process, you can check out the video below.


Step 6: Rinse Your Hair

Once it’s observed, take out the shower cap and rinse your hair with cool water. It tightens the hair structure and make your look shinier than ever before. After rinsing, do not dry your hair with a dryer. Give a gentle towel dry and then proceed with air dry. Now your hair is deep conditioned. It should look shiny, glossy and bouncy.

how often to deep condition hair?
If you are using store bought product read the label to know the correct time interval.  If you are using a homemade pack, I recommend you to repeat the deep conditioning every week.


How To Deep Condition Your Hair At Home?

Natural homemade recipes are always better than the artificial ones. You can stay away from the harsh chemicals and undesirable side effects. These all recipes are easy to make, pocket-friendly and effective enough to make your tresses look gorgeous. To maintain the effect of deep conditioning wait for few days before the next hair wash. This is what you want right?. Now go ahead with a list and pick the one that suits your hair. Good luck Gorgeous! .

10  Of  The Best Homemade Recipes, You Should Try

Whether it is store bought or homemade, the procedure for deep conditioning treatments is the same so follow the instructions explained above. I will tell you the special instructions if there are any while discussing the individual recipes.

1 . Egg & Mayo Deep Conditioner

Egg + mayonese Deep Conditioning


Recommended For – Dry And Chemically Processed Hair, Fine Hair

 What Will You Need?

Egg white  – 1

Plain yogurt – 1/2 cup

Mayonnaise – 1/2 cup


Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl and the deep conditioner is ready to apply.

Leave In Time: 30 Minutes

Special Instruction: Duck few cotton balls around the edges of plastic wrap so that you can avoid the nasty droppings occur from the egg white.


  • Stimulates new hair growth.
  • Offers protection from heat styling.
  • Adds shine.
  • Prevents breakages.

2.Honey Deep Conditioner

Olive oil + honey for deep conditioning

Recommended For – Dry Hair

What Will You Need?

Honey – 2 Tbsp

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 4 Tbsp

Preparation: Mix the ingredients until you get a smooth and perfectly blended mixture.

Leave In Time: 30 Minutes

Special Instruction:

 Since both the ingredients are thick and greasy, applying on dry hair will restrain the liquid from reaching every strand. So how to deep condition your hair now? Wet your hair slightly and apply the mixture. It should be okay now.

Benefits :

  • Adds Shine.
  • Stimulates the hair growth.
  • Moisturize the dried hair shafts.

3. Coconut Oil To Deep Conditioning

deep conditioning hair using Egg + coconut oil

Recommended For – Oily Hair

What You Need

Egg yolk – 1

Coconut Oil – 1 Tbsp

Preparation :

  • Take 1/4 cup coconut oil to a bowl and beat it with an egg.
  • Stir up the mixture until you get the well-blended Apply it on your hair as directed.

Leave In Time:  20 to 30 minutes

Special Instruction: Duck few cotton balls around the edges of plastic wrap so that you can avoid the nasty droppings occur from the egg. Don’t forget to wash your hair thoroughly otherwise you will need to tolerate the odor emerged from an egg yolk.

Benefits :

  • Takes out excess oil.
  • Leaving your hair moisturized, soft and silky.
  • Hydrates your hair.
  • Repairs Split ends.

4.Avocado Deep Conditioning

Deep conditioning : Avocado + Extra Virgin Olive Oil + Honey

Benefits of avocado are just endless. It’s like a boon to our humanity. This fruit is packed nutrient one that is good for your skin, hair, and overall health. Google its benefits. I am you will love it. Now let’s stick with the topic how to deep condition natural hair using avocado. Read on.

Recommended For: Frizzy Hair. Works well on other hair types too

What You Need:

Avocado – 1

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1 Tbsp

Honey – 1 Tbsp

Preparation: Blend all the ingredients in a bowl. Your super tasty deep conditioner is ready!

Leave In Time:  20 minutes

Special Instruction: This deep conditioner is very healthy and good enough to eat. But don’t forget your purpose at least until you rinse the hair. It’s a party time for your hair.

Benefits :

  • Controls Frizz.
  • Makes your hair softer and smoother.
  • Makes you fall in love with your hair.

5.Coconut Milk And Essential Oil Treatment


Recommended For – All Hair Types

What You Need

Organic Coconut Milk: 4 Tbsp

Essential Oil: 1 Drop (ylang-ylang, or rosemary or  lavender)

Honey: 2 Tbsp

Preparation :

  • Add the ingredients one by one into a bowl.
  • Stir it well and apply it on your hair.
  • You can also refrigerate this mixture for few days. But make sure to seal it properly. Shake well before you use. It’s shelf life comes around a week.

Leave in Time: 20 Minutes to 1 hour (Under heat: 20 minutes)

Special Instruction:

If you have dry hair, it’s recommended to shampoo it before applying this deep conditioner.

If you hair type is normal or oily or fine hair, just dampen your hair and apply the deep conditioner directly.

Benefits :

  • Makes your hair soft and shiny.
  • Provides the nourishment.
  • Restores the moisture.

6.Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment


Recommended For –  Dry, Damaged Hair

What You Need:

Shea butter – 1 cup

Vitamin E oil – 1 Tbsp

Essential Oil – 1 Drop

Preparation : 

  • Melt the Shea butter in a medium heat.
  • Add olive oil, combine the mixture and let it cool down for 30 minutes but don’t let it set
  • Add the remaining oils, Vitamin E Oil and Essential Oil into the mixture.
  • Beat this mixture until it gets the light consistency.
  • Apply it on your scalp.

Leave In Time: 30 Minutes

Special Instruction: None

Benefits :

  • Moisturize and strengthen your hair.
  • Reduces Frizz.
  • Results in a glossy, soft texture.

7. Olive oil

Olive Oil Deep Conditioning

Recommended For – Dry, Damaged Hair

What Will You Need:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 3 to 4 Tbsp

Leave In Time: As long As You Want (Under Heat: 30 minutes)

Special Instruction:

  • Directly apply the oil on your head and give a gentle massage to the scalp.
  • As it stimulates the blood circulation, when you take this treatment regularly like once a week, you can see the growth of new hairs in the bald spots.

Benefits :

  • Repairs Damaged Hair.
  • Nourishes your hair and locks the
  • Makes your hair shiny and super soft.

8.Banana Deep Conditioner

banana deep conditioning

Recommended For – All Hair Type

What Will You Need?

Organic banana-flavored baby food


Ripe Banana -2 to 3

Water: 1/2 cup


Smash banana and water using a blender. Apply it on your hair.

Leave In Time: 30 Minutes

Special Instruction: 

When you use ripe banana, make sure to blend it well using a blender or using rice strainer. Otherwise, you will end up leaving the banana pieces throughout your hair, and you will have to wash your hair several times to clean this mess.

So the better alternative to the banana is using the baby banana food. As it is already liquefied, you can easily use it as a deep conditioner.

Benefits :

  • Fizz Reduction.
  • Strengthens hair,
  • Repairs the split ends and
  • Restores the natural elasticity of hair.

9.Banana, Coconut Deep Conditioner

Deep conditioning treatment : Honey+coconut oil+ coconut milk + banana

Recommended For – Dry, Frizzy, Tangled Hair

What Will You Need

Baby Banana – 1Ripe

Coconut Milk – 2 Tbsp

Coconut Oil- 2 Tbsp

Honey- 2 Tbsp

Leave In Time: 30 Minutes.

Preparation :

  • Cut the banana into slices and blend it well with a help of a blender.
  • Add coconut milk, coconut oil and honey one by one into the same bowl.
  • Stir it well. Now you are ready with your banana deep conditioner.

Special Instruction:

Instead of banana, you can use the banana-flavored baby food to acquire the same result.

Benefits :

  • Restores Natural
  • Strengthens hair.
  • Repairs the broken hair.
  • Leaves your hair soft, smooth and silky

10.Avocado Caster Oil Deep Conditioner

avocado + caster oil

Recommended For: All type of hair

What Will You Need:

Avocado – 1/2

Castor Oil-1 Tbsp

Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup

Rosemary Oil- 2 Tbsp

Banana -1/2ripe

Cayenne Pepper – 1 Tbsp

Leave In Time: 15 minutes

Preparation :

  • Add all ingredients to a blender one by one. Blend it until you get the smooth mixture.
  • Apply from the end to root.
  • Give a gentle massage with your fingers.
  • Rinse off after deep conditioning.


  • Stimulates Hair Growth
  • Makes your hair smooth, shiny and strong.

Now you know how to deep condition natural hair using the simple yet effective ingredients by yourself. So if you find one a conditioner does not yield the result you expect, switch to the other one. You can even come up with your own recipes by listening to your hair and its specific needs. Know the purpose of each ingredient and create a product by yourself. Go green and let your natural beauty shine through!.

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