Homemade Conditioner for Dry Frizzy Hair

by AbbyFitz

Frizzy hair means dry hair. Learn why your hair gets frizzy and take control of your hair by making your own chemical free deep conditioner.

I went through most of high school looking like I'd stuck my finger in a light socket. At my graduation, my boyfriend didn't even want to be seen with me because I was bushy. I thought I'd look cool with my hair down. Guess not.

Unfortunately for me I didn't discover how to properly care for my curly hair until well after high school.

I learned the hard way what causes frizzy hair and what I can do to fix it.

I want to use organic and natural hair products on my hair and body, but even items that claim to be natural still can be full of chemicals.

By making this easy hair conditioner recipe, you are guaranteed to know that what you're putting on your body really is natural and chemical free.

Why Does My Hair Get Frizzy?

Looking for moisture in all the wrong places.

Nothing is more frustrating than to leave in the morning with good looking curls, only to have it turn into a frizzy mess by the afternoon. 

That frizz is actually your hair crying out for more moisture.

Curly hair is different than straight hair. And I'm just not talking about appearances.

Frizzy, uncontrollable hair
Frizzy, uncontrollable hair

Curly hair is really quite fragile compared to straight hair. The hair cuticle is formed completely different. Curly hair is also much drier than straight hair because the natural oils on the scalp do not make it down the end of the hair shaft.

If your hair is not getting enough moisture naturally, it will take the humidity out of the air in an attempt to help the dryness.

That is why on humid or rainy days, curly girls end up looking like a bush.

Wash, Condition, Straighten, Style

It just becomes a vicious cycle.

 What do most girls with curls do? They straighten their hair to look like everybody else.

The high heat from flat irons and blow dryers zap your curls of moisture.

Take a look at your shampoo bottle and read the ingredients. Yes, do it now.


More than likely your shampoo is full of sulfates. Curly heads must avoid sulfates at all costs if they want happy frizz-free hair.


Some common sulfate ingredients are:
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
  • Ammonium Xylene Sulfonate
  • TEA Lauryl Sulfate
  • Sulfur
  • Selenium Sulfide

Sulfates strip your hair of its natural moisture. I bet you're thinking, that's fine, my conditioner will give me moisture. Think again.

Most conditioners, even deep conditioners, contain some form of alcohol. As we all know, alcohol is very drying.

Instead of nourishing our hair, we're really drying it out. Is it any wonder it's crying out for help?

Organic, Chemical Free Hair Products

Beauty, the way nature intended it

Even products claiming to be organic or all natural may be full of chemicals and not natural at all. There are no regulations in place for labeling shampoo, conditioner, and styling products.

The only way you can be sure that what you're putting on your hair is natural is to make it yourself.

Thankfully, making your own natural deep conditioner for hair is cheap and easy.

Three ingredients is all it takes to make your own deep conditioner.

Just apply, wash, condition, and use an all natural hair gel, and you're on your way to having soft, tame curls.

Natural Moisturizing Ingredients

Coconut oil, honey, and lemons

Coconut oil is perhaps the greatest hair conditioner there is, and it came from nature. It's 90 percent saturated fat and it is easily absorbed by your hair.

It's also good for your scalp. If you have dandruff, it will take care of that as well.

Honey is full of vitamins and minerals that your hair just loves. Honey is a very important ingredient. Don't forget it in this recipe.

Honey will help your hair retain moisture, which is what our hair needs. No frizzies, right?

Lemon adds shine and softens your hair. We all know how hard it is to have shiny curly hair!

Super Moisturizing Hair Conditioner Recipe

Super Moisturizing Hair Conditioner Recipe

Prep time 5 min  -  Total time 5 min
Ingredients for 3 servings
3/4 cup coconut oil, softened or melted  • 1/2 cup honey  • Juice from 1/2 lemon

Pour coconut oil, honey, and lemon juice into a small bowl. Mix well.

Apply to hair. Be sure to coat your hair really well. Twist up hair into a bun or clip hair up.

Cover with a heat cap or plastic bag and sit for 30 minutes. Wash hair and condition normally. Follow with your favorite natural styling products.

Refrigerate any leftovers. Let come to room temperature before using again.

Recipe  3.8/5 Stars (22 Votes)

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Step by Step Instructions:

Gather your coconut oil, honey, and lemon together
Gather your coconut oil, honey, and l...
Add ingredients to bowl
Add ingredients to bowl
Mix well until creamy
Mix well until creamy
Apply generously to hair
Apply generously to hair
Updated: 03/01/2014, AbbyFitz
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AbbyFitz on 01/15/2014

It really works as good as what you buy. Thank you!

ologsinquito on 01/15/2014

More people seem to be concerned with not using potentially dangerous chemicals on their hair, so this type of recipe is perfect. I'm pinning this to one of my healthy living boards.

AbbyFitz on 01/13/2014

Thank you so much! I'm glad you popped in!

AbbyFitz on 07/30/2013

Thanks, hope it works for you!

Natural_Skin_Care on 07/30/2013

Very true about frizzy hair. It has its own set of rules - can't wait to try this out!

AbbyFitz on 06/01/2013

There should be a pin it button

Nicola on 06/01/2013

I wish you had Pinterest links. I would love to save this and try it soon.

AbbyFitz on 05/24/2013

I haven't had a. Problem with it. Coconut oil melts really easy so it's not very solid. Most of the time it is liquid sitting in my cabinets

Sethisis on 05/24/2013

This sounds like a great idea. But is the coconut oil hard to wash out? It seems really sticky and solid

AbbyFitz on 05/22/2013

You're welcome. I hope it helps you out.

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