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Homemade EASY Hair Conditioner

Easy to do at home Hair conditioning treatment


Homemade Hair Treatment- DIY Conditioning

Are you looking for a good Homemade Hair Treatment or DIY Conditioning to fix or mend your hair?
Have your tried any on the market or making your own before?
It’s true that sun, wind, weather – pretty much life takes its toll on our hair. Making it dry, brittle and dull.
We had a situation causing us to search for a good conditioner to repair my daughter’s severely damaged hair, but everything I found, just didn’t seem to work.
It began when she had her hair colored by a non-professional. Adding to that, she had severe damage due to climate and the conditions where she had been living.
We began at a professional salon for a re-color, and a much needed trim. Her hair was much better, yet still very dry and dull.
After some searching I found this home remedy on-line and after just 2 treatments, it looked FABULOUS! I wish I had kept the link to this recipe, and I apologize to the original source, but a huge thank you to the creator, it works wonderfully!
The ingredients are probably all in your house right now and it’s so easy and quick to put together.
We couldn’t believe the difference after one time, and after two times – WOW! I believe your hair will love this too.
You might also like this All Season Natural Facial while you’re pampering yourself, it’s fabulous.

Homemade Hair Treatment- DIY Conditioning

1 cup of mayonnaise (not miracle whip)
2 Tbl. olive oil
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar  

In a bowl combine the ingredients and mix well.

To dry hair, generously apply one third to one half of the mixture Homemade Hair Treatment- DIY Conditioning
Massage into the hair, paying special attention to dry, split ends.
Homemade Hair Treatment- DIY ConditioningLeave as is, or put on a shower cap.
Allow this mixture to sit in your hair for 20-30 minutes.
Homemade Hair Treatment- DIY Conditioning
Wash as normal.

Homemade Hair Treatment- DIY Conditioning

Moisture is restored to the hair by the mayonnaise and olive oil.
The apple cider vinegar gives shine.
If long hair, this mixture will provide enough to apply probably two times.
Pour any extra homemade conditioner into a baggie or container and store in the refrigerator, then apply again 4-6 days later.Hair treatment 5
Look how great her hair looks after this treatment!
Hair treatment 6
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018
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Disclaimer: Try a bit of the mixture on a small area of your skin/hair first to make sure you will not have a reaction or any skin, or other related problems. I am not responsible for any issues that may come from trying this homemade remedy, or complications related in any way.


  • Cassie says:

    This sounds so great! I want to give this a try!
    Thanks for sharing this. We make nearly all of our own stuff, but hadn’t thought about this!

  • I totally could use something like this as I have been coloring my hair for years and definitely have some damage and dryness going on. But one question, does it smell bad? Not going to lie, I am not a huge mayo fan for my food (if it is mixed in well and can’t smell or taste it, I am Ok with it), so was wondering if it is smelly or not – sorry the thought sometimes makes me a bit queasy (guess it is just me).

  • I need to do this treatment a couple of times a month in the summer. My hair gets so dry. Thanks for sharing an inexpensive and more natural way to treat my hair.

  • Carrie,
    Over the years I have tried just mayo and recently just Olive Oil. So, I bet this would work.
    I will be trying this soon and I will let you know.
    Diane Roark

    • Robin says:

      Diane, As a teenager, I used to used Mayo to restore moisture to my hair and raw egg to add shine. I am definitely going to give this a try.

  • Sinea Pies says:

    We used to use mayonnaise as a hair conditioner when I was a teen. My hair was really really long and got some split ends as a result. This worked well!

    • Bee says:

      Your comment was very helpful, thanks for sharing your experience!
      I will try the mayo/olive Oil/ Vinegar combination as well now. :]
      Have a great day!

  • Dee says:

    I just love homemade recipes of any kind! One of my daughter’s has hair that long, so I want to try this –thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  • Julie V. says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I will pin this for my long hair.

  • Hi Carrie – This looks like a great treatment, and your daughter’s hair looks beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it with the Let’s Get Real party.

  • Kristie says:

    I saw somewhere online a recipe that included castor oil and eggs that I wanted to try. It sounds similar to this one since mayonnaise is made from eggs!

  • Karen says:

    My daughter and I could really use this! Thank you for sharing. I’m looking forward to giving it a try.

  • Bobbi says:

    Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday last week!! I very much appreciate you!! I hope to see you again this week. Starts tonight at 8pm CST –
    Have a great week!

  • Hi there, I’m a cohost in the weekly #wakeupwednesdaylinky. Pleasure linking up with you.

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