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Homemade Hair Conditioner

Get ready for this–probably the EASIEST thing you’ll be able to put together for your hair that will leave it with the kind of bounce and shine most commercially-produced haircare products boast of!


  • 1 part apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, strained to remove pulp (I use 1/4 of a lemon for my short hair)
  • 10 parts plain water

What to do:

  • Mix in a bowl
  • After washing and rinsing off the soap from your hair, use this solution in your hair and scalp, then rinse off thoroughly. If it gets onto your face, no worries – lemon juice is great for tampering oily skin!

Ta-da! All it takes is a little effort on your part and you’ll have an all-natural hair conditioner to use every day which, I’m sure, your hair will show it’s grateful for. I loved the results–let me know if you do too!

Important note: if you are photosensitive (i.e. sensitive to sunlight) or get sunburned very easily, try not to use lemon juice as the oil from its skin contains limonene, which is phototoxic when exposed to UV light from the sun.

[15 June 2018 Update: While you’re here, do check out our all-natural shampoo bar, The Mane Event, that’s been receiving lots of attention (and rave reviews!) ever since a viral video of Lush’s Shampoo Bar made its rounds on FB. Ours may not look as fancy or last as long, but we don’t use sodium lauryl sulphate as our base, which Lush’s Jason and the Argan Oil Shampoo Bar does.]

7 thoughts on “Homemade Hair Conditioner

  1. Can I make a large amount of conditioner and keep them in the fridge? And do I need to use it everyday?

    1. Hi Li Yong, yes you can make a large batch and store it in the fridge. Try to use boiled water, just to be sure that you don’t introduce any bacteria that could make the ACV go bad. I usually dilute what I need for that particular shower each time. You can use it daily, but just adjust your usage frequency according to what you feel comfortable with. It’s not a must to do daily rinses, if your hair doesn’t need it (or you just don’t feel like doing it). 🙂

  2. Hi Michelle! How long would you recommend to leave the solution in your hair?

    1. Hey there, you can just leave it on for about 5 minutes, then rinse it out. You don’t have to wait long. 🙂

  3. yup…and it’s good to my hair

  4. Seriously? Cool! Do you use it as well?

  5. my sis always keep this thing in the fridge..;)

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