I was inspired by this DYI post about how to make homemade apple cider vinegar hair conditioner. Here is my recipe for homemade hair conditioner.
1 cup Apple Cider vinegar
2 cups water (filtered)
Empty container to hold conditioner mix
Lemon essential oil – 10 drops (optional)
Pour the apple cider vinegar and water into the empty container. I used a plastic quart wide-mouth jar. Because I am on well water with no chlorine and it’s filtered, I just used water from my tap. I added 10 drops of lemon essential oil to my hair conditioner mix. Stir well. That’s all — Very simple and fast to make.
The combination of apple cider vinegar and the lemon oil, adds a wonderful citrus fragrance to the hair conditioner. I just pour the mix onto my hair, making sure to keep my eyes closed and head tilted back as not to get the mix into my eyes as it does sting a bit if it gets into your eyes. Use about a 1/4 cup of mix depending on your hair. Work thorough your hair and ends; let it sit in your hair for a minute and rinse with warm water. Oh and don’t worry about the vinegar smell, it goes right away after rinsing.
After a month of using this homemade hair conditioner, I do notice that my hair has more volume and is soft to the touch. Plus it’s much cheaper to make your own homemade hair conditioner than to buy store-bought hair conditioners.