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Make your own leave-in conditioner within minutes

Skip those chemical based leave-in conditioners and opt for something more natural and less harsh on your hair.

Written by Priyanka Ganwani |Updated : March 19, 2015 10:26 AM IST

Maintaining lustrous and healthy hair often demands much more than just your usual hair-washing regime. Once your hair is exposed to an unfavourable setting, it all turns upside down. Damage-control is exactly what leave-in conditioners work on. Here are some incredibly easy ingredients you could use to make your own leave-in conditioners.

Jojoba oil and peppermint oil for dry hair

If you've had enough of your dry, dull hair and always need something on-the-go, then a refreshing combination of jojoba oil and mint or pudina could help transform your locks. Jojoba oil restores your hair s lost moisture and makes it so much easier to manage. It simply makes it softer too. Similarly, peppermint essential oil curbs dry, frizzy hair problems and is beneficial in reducing dandruff as well.

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  • Take 60 ml of jojoba oil, 120 ml of water and a few drops of peppermint essential oil.
  • Mix these in a bottle.
  • Apply this lightly from your roots right to your tips.

Aloe vera juice, coconut oil and lemon juice for dandruff

Aloe vera could simply be your go-to ingredient for getting rid of your dandruff problem. Aloe vera comes with antibacterial and antiviral properties which help cleanse the scalp and release the hair from excess oil and dirt. Also, lemon is rich in vitamin C and is acidic in nature, making it an exceptional choice to help keep dandruff at bay. Like these two ingredients, coconut oil acts like a deep conditioner and moisturises your hair rightly. Here are some more home remedies for dandruff that really work.


  • Take 1 cup of water with cup of aloe vera juice.
  • To this, add 1 tbsp of coconut oil and lemon juice.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly in a spray bottle and spray on damp hair.

Glycerine and water for tangles

Glycerine or glycoral is another way you could handle knotted and unmanageable curly locks with much ease. This rather colourless and odourless liquid simply makes for an effective natural conditioner and evens out the hair texture. Within minutes you could spray your glycerine leave-in onto your hair.


  • As per your hair length, take enough of glycerine and water.
  • Both should be in equal quantities.
  • Put these in a spray bottle and shake it up.

Argan oil for frizzy hair

Since the market is buzzing with argan or morocco oil, you could make most of this but stick to an all natural and pure consistency. Argan oil is fine in texture and is an answer to most hair problems. It can strengthen and moisturise dry and dull hair due to presence of vitamin E. A few drops could relieve you from frizz and split ends as well.


  • Take 2-3 drops of pure argan oil and run your fingers through damp hair.
  • Ensure you don t touch the scalp.
  • Let your hair dry naturally.

Additionally, if you are looking for a cheat code to making your own leave-in at home, here is what you can try mix any hair oil with your usual conditioner. All you need is your preferred base oil be it olive, coconut, jojoba along with your regular conditioner. This way you get the best of both, your conditioner and the chosen oil. Just take a small amount of your conditioner and double up the quantity of oil you prefer. Add some essential oil and fill up the spray bottle with water. You could use this over long day trips and touch up your hair.

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