Here are our top 6 homemade deep conditioners.   They are super easy to make, moisturizing, hydrating, detangles hair easily and add shine to natural hair.  Many Options to choose from.  Give them a try and you will see great results on your hair.

Depending with the length of your hair, you may need to adjust the quantity of ingredients.  The measurements are based on bra strap length hair.

1. Homemade Avocado Deep Conditioner

Avocado deep conditioner, natural hair, deep conditioner, deep conditioningThis is one of the most popular DIY deep conditioner that almost everyone makes to repair damaged hair and for the overall strength of hair.


  • (1/2) Avocado
  • (1/2) Ripe Banana
  • (1/4) Can of coconut milk
  • (4) Tablespoon of Extra virgin olive oil
  • (4) Tablespoon honey

NB: You can use eggs,mayo,yogurt instead of coconut milk


Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.  If the mixture is too thick add more olive oil or coconut oil.  After you wash your hair, apply the mixture generously to hair. Cover your hair with a plastic cap. Leave it in for 30 minutes under a hooded dryer. Detangle and rinse thoroughly. Style as usual.

 2. Homemade Easy Hydrating Hair Mask

  • 4 Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Tbls Honey

Warm olive oil in a Microwave for about 20 seconds.  Add honey and mix well.  Apply to damp hair and cover with a plastic cap for 15-30 minutes.  Rinse well and style as usual.

Great for hair that is very dry to give it hydration

3. Homemade Shea Butter Deep Conditioner


  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 Cup extra virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Melted Shea Butter


Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Wash and apply mixture to hair.  Cover your hair with a plastic cap. Leave it in for 30 minutes under a hooded dryer. Detangle and rinse thoroughly. Style hair as usual.

 4. Homemade Aloe Deep Conditioner (Very Moisturizing)


  • 1/4 cup Aloe gel
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil or olive oil
Mix all ingredients well until smooth. Apply to washed hair and leave it in for 30 minutes under a hooded dryer, detangle then rinse thoroughly.  You can add honey and avocado to the recipe for even more moisture.

5. Homemade Glycerin Hair Deep Conditioner ( TO REPAIR DAMAGED DRY HAIR )

Works great as a Pre Poo Treatment as well.


  • 1 Banana
  • 4 Tbls extra virgin Olive Oil OR any oils you have
  • 4 Tbls Honey
  • 4 Tbls Glycerin
Mix all Ingredients well in a blender until smooth.  Apply to washed hair. Cover hair with a plastic cap and sit under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes. Detangle and rinse thoroughly.

Its a simple conditioner that very moisturizing for dry hair.  Minus the banana, it makes a great pre poo treatment.

6. Homemade Deep Conditioner With Whipped Heavy Cream

Great DIY especially for the winter months to keep our hair super soft and moisturized

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 4 Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Tbls Whipped Heavy Cream
Mix all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Apply to washed hair. Cover hair with a plastic cap and sit under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes.  Detangle and rinse thoroughly

What Is Your Favorite Homemade Deep Conditioner??

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  1. Amazing article. I have collected more ideas about hair conditioners to make at home. This article is really amazing and will be helpful

  2. Does anyone know the benefit of using whipped heavy cream on the hair? If anyone could tell me that would be great because I’m thinking about making a DC using it! Thanks! :-)

    • Hey Kadedra,
      Just like mayo, whipped heavy cream consist of mainly fats and moisture which is great for hair. Hope i helped. Happy Growing :))

  3. Can you leave any of these on overnight and rinse out in the morning and when you rinse do you shampoo it or condition it afterwords? Also for the one that can be used as a pre poo treatment, do you put it on wet or dry hair?

    • Hey Taylor
      Yes, you can deep condition overnight with these treatment. Then shampoo and condition OR do a co-wash if you prefer. The one that can be used as a pre poo, you can use on both dry or wet hair :))

  4. I did the Homemade Avocado Deep conditioner (1) and the Homemade Aloe Deep Conditioner (4)… I loved the first one, it really made my hair moist and soft. The second one was okay too, but I would probably add the honey and avocado next time for extra moisture. Thank you for this! I’m really struggling with keeping my hair moisturized, so hopefully these treatments do the trick.

  5. For the hydrating hair mask, can I use regular olive oil instead of extra virgin?

  6. Hi,

    I dont have a hooded dryer, will the masks work? I want to try the avocado conditioner.

  7. Is the homemade avocado deep conditioner a protein conditioner? Instead of coconut milk I used mayo! Not a lot of mayo either maybe a tablespoon if that. If it is a moisture dc. I love it and plan to do it one a week to raise my moisture levels. Also I never seen my curls so defined, with that DC, you can actually see my 3c curls all over my head and even the 4a in the back. !!! I’m so excited ladies, if that’s the case what does that say about products I should use to define my curls. If I could I would use this for my wash n gos ! My curl definition is crazy beautiful I don’t want to wash it out lmbo!

    • Hey naturalista,
      Yes its protein based because of the coconut milk. The protein is not too harsh, compared to a store bought protein treatment. You can omit the coconut milk and the conditioner will still be effective with lots of moisture from the avocado, honey, oils and banana. Glad your hair is thriving well :)

  8. Hey, so Im making the Avocado Deep Conditioner for a friend and I wanted to know how long does the deep conditioner last until she comes and get it…???

    • The Avocado Deep Conditioner is AWESOME! But, you have to make it, ready to use. It’s not good for preserving for later application because of the banana. (Will turn whole batch an ugly brown, especially when extremely ripe). But I LOVE IT! Made my hair incredibly soft, and smelled amazing. Just be sure to get all the banana out. (Tends to be stubborn when rinsing out.)

    • Hey Ashley,
      It’s best if you make it when she arrives so that the mixture will be fresh. It doesn’t take long to make it as long as you have all the ingredients ready. If you have to make it in advance. Make it an hour or two in advance and put it in the fridge.

  9. I can see that you may use these treatments immediately, but if i make more, how long can i keep them? A month? At what temp? ( in the fridge, or just in the bathroom?)

    • Hey Emma,
      Most of the ingredients (like avocado) go bad pretty fast. Using all of the mixture is ideal. Your hair will benefit best when the mixture is fresh. I would recommend to start with a small amount at first so that you,ll know the exact amount that your hair needs.

  10. Hi, these look great. I used too much protein in my hair and it is snapping and breaking like mad. I washed it only yesterday. Would you recommend using one of these moisturising masks to restore the balance? if so can I do it straight away or should I wait a week to shampoo and add a mask…?

    • Hey Nuttydiva86
      Thank you for your comment. Oils and good moisturizers will help. I would recommend taking care of the problem right away to avoid further damage. Do the easy hydrating mask recipe above OR simply apply oils like olive oil , coconut oil, jojoba oil etc on your hair. Then cover your hair with a plastic cap, wait 15-30 min, then rinse. Make sure your hair is well moisturized and sealed everyday too.

  11. For the Homemade Avocado Deep Conditioner, can you substitute the coconut milk with coconut cream? If not, why not?

    • Hey Christina
      Yes you can substitute with coconut cream. I haven’t personally tried it but i have heard a couple of people who said they got great results with it. Will try it and let you know :))

  12. Thanks so much for your site about DIY deep conditioners,I’ve been searching for these exact combinations,while my hair suffers,cause I didn’t really know what went great with what.Thanks, I will pass on the goodness.

  13. What quantity of glycerin do you use in that recipe? Thanks.

  14. Hi :)

    How long can the Avocado deep conditioner be kept in the refrigerator before it becomes unusable?

    • Avocado goes bad very fast. I have only kept it in the fridge for less than a day. I think after more than a day it will start to get brown and that goes for the banana too. I will recommend to use all of it, so that your hair can absorb all the nutrients while they are fresh. I hope i helped :))

  15. Just made and used the homemade deep conditioner. I used gerber baby banana baby food though and it was great. Thank you.

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