Homemade Deep Conditioner

kira1413kira1413 Registered Users Posts: 42
I just had to share this awesome home remedy-type deep conditioner I came up with and love. I’ve used it twice now with amazing results each time.

In a blender, mix together:

1 whole avocado
½ c. olive oil
1 whole raw egg
1-2 Tbs. honey
a few drops of lavender essential oil

Blend until creamy, thick and smooth, pausing to scrape sides and bottom as needed. Add more oil a small amount at a time until desired consistency is reached. I liked it best when it was the consistency of pudding, it spread in my hair easily.

I dampened my hair so it was wet but not soaking, then applied about half the mixture through my hair, concentrating on the ends. (I have a lot of hair, so I used more, you can use less depending on the length, thickness and texture of your hair). Wrap hair up in a bun, or cover with a shower cap, and let sit for 30 minutes (or longer, I let it sit for like an hour and it didn’t hurt my hair any). Rinse out and shampoo as usual.

I washed my hair with dairy whip, and then used an ACV before my rinse out (I use One C), letting the ACV sit in my hair for about 5 minutes before scrubbing my scalp and rinsing out.

I got the best curl of my life! I’m on the 3rd day now and it looks just as good as it did Saturday. I have 3B, Botticelli curls usually, but they were more like corkscrew, I had so much nice, soft curl. My curls are beautifully defined, chunky, and super soft.
For styling products, I followed my usual routine – a light coating of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-Set-it-Free-p-259.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-set-it-free]Deva Set It Free[/buylink] on wet hair, a bit of clear gel on the ends, and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/MOP-C-Curl-Curl-Defining-Cream-p-918.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=modern-organic-products-csystem-ccurl-curl-defining-cream]MOP-C Curl Defining Cream[/buylink] all over, but mostly on the ends. Plopped with a microfiber tee-shirt, then diffused with a standard bowl diffuser (no scrunching). Finished with a bit of texturizing paste (I use BedHead Manipulator, though I’ve also used Deva Set Me Up!) but I actually didn’t feel I really needed it, and for my 2nd and 3rd day hair, I didn’t use it at all. Just spritzed with Awe-Inpiraling Spray to refresh, shook out my curls, and that was it!

The first time I made this deep conditioner, I used a banana as well, and needed more oil to form it into a pudding. I omitted the banana (because I didn’t have any) and decided I liked it better without, the consistency was nicer and the avocado with the olive oil worked great on my usually very, very dry hair. I may try to make another DC with banana and a different oil some day, I know banana is very good for the hair.
I freeze whatever I have left and use it later. It freezes well, and will thaw overnight in the fridge.
I don’t know if the results would’ve been the same if I hadn’t used an ACV, but I love ACVs, so I did. ☺
I get the avocados free from a neighbor who has a tree. I’m going to make a big big batch and freeze most of it for when avocados go out of season, lol. The lavender I add for scent, mostly, though I know lavender has nice cleansing properties.
Let me know how you like this if you decide to try it! Its easy, cheap, and works great.
3b, with more wave than curl at the top
Currently loving:
Deva Set It Free, No-Poo, and One Condish
MOP-C Curl Defining Cream
BedHead Manipulator or Deva Set Me Up! to finish it off.


  • susancnwsusancnw Registered Users Posts: 1,374 Curl Novice
    That sounds wonderful! I'll definitely have to try this one.
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  • kira1413kira1413 Registered Users Posts: 42
    Please do! And post your results. I am dying for someone else to give it a try and tell me if they like it!
    3b, with more wave than curl at the top
    Currently loving:
    Deva Set It Free, No-Poo, and One Condish
    MOP-C Curl Defining Cream
    BedHead Manipulator or Deva Set Me Up! to finish it off.
  • Noelle1966Noelle1966 Registered Users Posts: 87
    Ok - I have all of these ingredients in my home and I am anxious to give it a try. However, I have a dumb question - what is an ACV? Sorry, but I just joined the boards in November.:dontknow:
    3A. I like Wella Kolestral. I also like a lot of products made by Nexxus.
  • smo6767smo6767 Registered Users Posts: 409
    ACV is apple cider vinegar ☺
  • Noelle1966Noelle1966 Registered Users Posts: 87
    Oh, thank you. I have to see if I have some of that.:home:
    3A. I like Wella Kolestral. I also like a lot of products made by Nexxus.
  • CurlGirl27CurlGirl27 Registered Users Posts: 23
    This sounds amazing! I think I will use this for my weekend DT.
  • holly8holly8 Registered Users Posts: 632
    Sounds cool.To bad I don't have all the ingrediants at my house=(. I try a DT like this over a year ago but I can't remember the results.I used a banana not an egg before.When this mixture is apply to the hair does curls form right away?
    Natural since Jan 2,07
    I did a BC
    Hair type:3C\3B
    Multi-racial hair
    Hair length:Started at neck and ears(in its curly state).In Dec 08 (2 years natural) My hair was somewhere near armpit length with bentonite clay in my hair.

    Mission: to obtain healthy hair every day!!

    Hair products:homemade products.....

  • kels17kels17 Registered Users Posts: 2
    This sounds just wonderful. I can't wait to try it. I have just joined and have never tried anything on my hair before. Can't wait!!! :-)
    Will definetly post back after i have tried. Thanks!
  • christineromuluschristineromulus Registered Users Posts: 1
    with the egg and honey wouldnt this have a lot of protein? is there a substitute we can use instead of those ingrediants
  • elissakelissak Registered Users Posts: 1
    i just made the conditioner its worked really well. to reply the the above message the protein is what is beneficial to the hair so you can't really subsidies them, i didn't use the lavender and it still smelt fine.

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