Easy DIY Hair Conditioner for Natural Hair

I came up with this idea for a hair conditioner after reading about the benefits of coconut oil. I wanted to create something that would not only help my hair, but also other people's hair. The ingredients in my recipe are all natural
Easy DIY Hair Conditioner for Natural Hair

Leap to Tutorial Print TutorialTake control of the ingredients that go into your hair products by making them at home. This easy, DIY hair conditioner uses natural ingredients to leave your hair feeling soft and tangle free, and is light enough to use as a leave-in conditioner too. #DIY #Conditioner #haircare #natural #essentialoilsTwo bottles of a homemade conditioner next to a wooden comb and a washcloth.

Take management of the components that go into your hair merchandise by making them at house. This straightforward, DIY hair conditioner makes use of pure components to depart your hair feeling comfortable and tangle-free. It’s gentle sufficient to make use of as a leave-in conditioner too.

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After I first wrote this submit, I had only recently taken the Dressing Your Fact® course. It’s a captivating program that reveals you find out how to gown on your power Kind (in addition to concepts for find out how to put on your hair and make-up). In doing so, I began to let my hair do its curly/wavy factor for the primary time in over 20 years!

As a part of the Dressing Your Fact course, I watched a bonus video that gave suggestions for styling even (particularly) unruly hair to get the curls that you just may not even know you may have. One of many suggestions was to not damage your hair with shampoo. You possibly can both wash with a co-wash or use another “no-poo” kind cleanser. Or, simply use shampoo sparingly and fewer typically.

In addition they beneficial utilizing a superb conditioner (like this one) with out silicones and different components which may be problematic for wavy and curly hair.

I gave these suggestions a strive, utilizing this conditioner as a “co-wash” through the week and washing my hair with my home made clarifying shampoo sparingly; as soon as each week or so. All of the sudden, I had new waves and curls I by no means realized I had! I now not felt the necessity to always straighten my hair to make it look presentable.

The situation of my hair has since improved sufficient to permit me to let it do its factor. It’s a lot much less work, and I really like the way in which it appears.

Why make a home made conditioner?

There are a whole lot of causes to make your personal conditioner.

When you think about that the principle ingredient of most conditioners and lotions is water, you start to comprehend you can save your self some huge cash by making your personal conditioner. That’s true even (or particularly) if you end up utilizing high-quality components.

You could be tempted to purchase a sure product as a result of it makes use of a sure oil or another (supposedly) miracle ingredient. More often than not, although, solely hint quantities of the costly components are literally used. The remainder of the product could embrace questionable chemical substances (or could be simply water).

By making your personal, you may select which components you need to use which of them to keep away from. I really like making issues myself in order that I can management the components. My purpose is often to scale back the variety of poisonous components and to make extra pure variations of the merchandise I might in any other case purchase. Staying answerable for the components will in all probability at all times be my major motive for making issues myself.

In conclusion, making your personal conditioner means that you can use high-quality components, keep away from poisonous ones, and save your self cash within the course of! (Plus, it’s usually extra sustainable, as a result of you may select to reuse the packaging or not less than use extra sustainable packaging.)

Overhead view of BTMS emulsifier on a small bamboo plate
That is the consistency. It appears and feels similar to conditioner that you just’d purchase within the shops!

For many who need a super-sustainable possibility that doesn’t use any packaging in any respect, you can even strive making a home made conditioner bar!

The components

A primary conditioner solely makes use of a number of easy components. The primary components are water, oil, an emulsifier, and a preservative. You possibly can then customise these components or add in different components like nutritional vitamins and/or important oils.

To make a conditioner, we’ll be making a easy emulsion. It’s similar to making a easy lotion. The primary distinction is the kind of emulsifier used. On this case, we’ll use a cationic emulsifier, BTMS, for its conditioning properties.

What’s BTMS?

The primary, essential, ingredient for making this conditioner is a cationic emulsifier referred to as BTMS (aka. Behentrimonium Methosulfate). It’s actually nice for making hair merchandise as a result of it’s a nice detangler and makes hair really feel silky clean. On the similar time, it’s gentle sufficient to make use of in leave-in conditioners.

BTMS is an emulsifier that’s naturally obtained from rapeseed oil. The beneficial dosage of BTMS is 2-10% of the ultimate weight of the product, relying on the specified consistency.

I usually use round 5% in my hair conditioners. Should you use lower than that, you’ll find yourself with a thinner product. Utilizing too little, although, could end in an unstable emulsion that may separate. Utilizing greater than 5%, you’ll find yourself with a barely thicker consistency.

BTMS-25 vs. BTMS-50

After I initially wrote this submit (in March of 2017), I didn’t notice that BTMS was offered in several codecs with completely different percentages of Behentrimonium Methosulfate. My provider solely referred to my emulsifier as BTMS. After a bit extra investigation, I discovered that I used to be utilizing BTMS-25.

BTMS-25 components

BTMS-25 is a mixture of Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol, a co-emulsifier. The proportion of Behentrimonium Methosulfate in BTMS-25 falls between 25-30% of the emulsifier, by weight.

Some individuals want BTMS-25 as a result of it solely has these 2 components.

BTMS-50 components

BTMS-50, then again, is a mixture of Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol and Butylene Glycol. The proportion of Behentrimonium Methosulfate can be increased, round 50%. Some individuals select to keep away from BTMS-50 as a result of they need to keep away from butylene glycol.

What’s butylene glycol?

Butylene glycol is a sort of alcohol that’s typically utilized in cosmetics. Whereas it’s usually thought of secure, some individuals keep away from all glycols. They might keep away from them as a result of they’re often derived from petroleum or as a result of they take into account them artificial components.

Which BTMS must you use?

I formulated this recipe utilizing BTMS-25, so I do know for certain it really works nicely with that emulsifier.

BTMS-50 has the next proportion of the energetic conditioning agent, however much less of the fatty alcohol that may assist moisturize dry hair. From what I’ve researched, it could additionally make for a thinner ultimate product. It is best to have the ability to use both successfully, however I haven’t personally tried this recipe with BTMS-50 as of but. So, I can’t personally vouch for it.

My best-educated guess, although, is that for those who use BTMS-50, you’ll find yourself with a beautiful, albeit barely thinner conditioner. You possibly can compensate for that by utilizing barely much less BTMS-50 after which including a small quantity of co-emulsifier like cetyl alcohol or cetearyl alcohol.

Should you do make this recipe with BTMS-50, I’d love to listen to the way it goes!

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BTMS is an emulsifier that’s excellent for hair conditioners.

The oil section

Within the primary recipe, I selected to make use of 5g of argan oil. I used argan oil as a result of it’s an incredible emollient oil that will add shine and scale back frizz. Don’t really feel like you need to use argan oil, although.

When formulating your conditioner, you may sub out the argan oil for a unique oil. You can even use a mixture of various oils and/or butters. Simply make it possible for the ultimate weight of the oils is much like the quantity of oil I used to get the same kind product.

What oils are finest for hair?

My favourite oils for hair merchandise are argan oil and jojoba oil. I typically use a mixture of the 2 when making a conditioner for my hair.

Different nice oils for hair, particularly dry and unruly hair, are coconut oil, avocado oil, or olive oil.

Castor oil is alleged to assist hair develop sooner, so it’s possible you’ll think about using it if that’s a priority for you. That mentioned, it will also be drying and really feel sticky when added in bigger portions. With that in thoughts, I’d recommend combining it with different oils.

Shea butter can be typically added to hair merchandise. It might be particularly useful for curly and/or coarse hair, however could also be a bit too heavy for finer hair.

The water section

The primary ingredient in lotions and conditioners is water! That’s what helps hold their worth down.

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I exploit distilled water as a result of it’s a kind of purified water that’s free from minerals and impurities that will in any other case contaminate our product. You positively need to use some kind of purified water when making your personal cosmetics. If utilizing common filtered water, it’s finest to boil the water shortly earlier than making the conditioner with it.

Customizing the water section

Whereas you can also make an incredible conditioner utilizing solely water, you may additional customise your conditioner by substituting a part of the water with a hydrosol or floral water. Utilizing one thing like rose water or lavender water provides a pleasant, gentle perfume to the ultimate conditioner. They might additionally add a few of the helpful properties of the plant from which they had been extracted.

Other than floral waters, you can even use different water-soluble components like aloe juice or glycerin. Glycerin and aloe are each humectants that may assist draw moisture into the hair. Aloe might also assist soothe your scalp.

Whereas I really like including floral waters and aloe juice, utilizing too excessive a proportion of those botanicals could make your ultimate product harder to protect.

Pure preservatives aren’t usually as robust because the artificial ones you’re in all probability making an attempt to keep away from. Because you aren’t prone to do microbial testing in your home made product, it’s finest to make use of smaller quantities of these types of components. To err on the facet of warning, I additionally suggest making smaller batches in order that you find yourself ending your product inside a number of (2-3) months.

Must you use glycerin in your hair merchandise?

Glycerin is a humectant that’s typically added to hair merchandise to helps seize the moisture from the air and incorporate it into your hair. That helps hold your hair moisturized and in addition helps with curl definition and frizz discount!

If you wish to add glycerin to your conditioner, you should utilize it instead of a part of the water element of your conditioner.

How a lot?

Within the case of glycerin, you may positively get an excessive amount of of a superb factor. When utilizing an excessive amount of glycerin, your product will seemingly really feel sticky.

In excessive climate, it could possibly additionally find yourself working towards you. Slightly than pull moisture into your hair, it could pull moisture out of your hair as a substitute. That can lead to dry hair if utilized in extraordinarily dry climate. It might even be problematic in extraordinarily humid circumstances.

For most individuals (in regular environments), I’d suggest utilizing a small quantity of glycerin, as much as 5% of the ultimate weight of your conditioner. If you’re residing in an especially dry or humid local weather, it’s possible you’ll need to take into account decreasing that quantity or leaving out the glycerin altogether.

Take note, when including different components, that many extracts are glycerin based mostly. So, when formulating how a lot glycerin to make use of, ensure that to account for the entire quantity of glycerin in your recipe. In any other case, it’s possible you’ll find yourself with a very sticky product.

Including a preservative

As a result of this conditioner is an emulsion with water in it, it wants a preservative. In any other case, it will likely be a breeding floor for microbes like micro organism and mildew. Whereas mildew is often seen, a home made product can have unsafe micro organism with out you with the ability to see it. (These microbes might offer you a rash or an an infection.)

If you’re selecting to make your personal merchandise to ditch poisonous chemical substances, you don’t need to substitute them with doubtlessly poisonous micro organism and molds, proper?

Pure preservatives

Not all preservatives are “bad” (or poisonous). There are a number of preservatives accessible for house use which were accepted by pure certifications like ECO_CERT and the strict BDIH. They may assist you to make secure emulsions that may hold for a number of months, even out of the fridge. (I’d nonetheless suggest formulating small batches that you just assume you’ll expend inside 3 months.)

After I initially wrote this submit, I beneficial Rokonsal, Leucidal ® Liquid, and Cosgard/Geogard as a result of they had been the primary pure preservatives that I might simply discover regionally. I had efficiently examined every of these preservatives with none seen points.

In the previous few years, although, many new choices have grow to be accessible. I now typically use Sharomix™ 705 or Euxyl® K903.

The entire preservatives listed above are Ecocert permitted, that means that they’re permitted to be used in making merchandise which are licensed natural.

Be happy to decide on a preservative that’s cheap and straightforward to search out in your space. Simply just be sure you use the right quantity. It will rely on the beneficial dosage of your chosen preservative. It’s additionally essential to make it possible for the pH of your conditioner is throughout the efficient vary on your preservative.

The dosage and pH are essential!

Most pure preservatives are efficient at round 1% of the ultimate recipe by weight. Which means you must use round 1g of preservative for each 100g of the ultimate product. Some preservatives, like Leucidal, have to be used at increased percentages (round 3-4%) to be efficient. So, ensure that to make use of the right quantity of preservative by checking on the beneficial dosage on your explicit one.

It’s additionally essential to make it possible for the ultimate pH of the conditioner falls into the efficient vary on your chosen preservative. For extra info, learn in regards to the significance of pH in cosmetics.

How lengthy does it hold?

And not using a preservative, you’d must deal with this conditioner as if it had been meals. It could have to be saved within the fridge to gradual bacterial and mildew development. Even then, I wouldn’t suggest utilizing it for greater than 7-10 days.

Some individuals really feel snug making recent batches every week and storing their home made lotions and conditioners within the fridge. They throw the previous batch out and make a brand new one each 7-10 days. I personally don’t have the time and power to try this.

By now, there are various preservatives accessible for house use that conform to Ecocert and COSMOS requirements. I’ve lined a lot of them in my information to pure preservatives.

Newbie’s Information to Pure Preservatives

Test it out! Two bottles of a homemade conditioner

Particularly when making merchandise with the extra pure preservatives, I like to recommend making small batches. Don’t make greater than what you assume you’ll use inside 2-3 months. In actuality, the completed product will very seemingly hold for longer than that. Most individuals making home made cosmetics, although, aren’t prepared to spend cash on microbial testing to find out their product’s shelf like. That’s why it’s finest to err on the facet of warning.

Making a brand new batch of conditioner takes me lower than half-hour. So, I feel it’s price investing a tiny little bit of time each 3 months to make a brand new, recent batch.

You would use stronger preservatives, like parabens, to increase the shelf life additional. I personally don’t suggest doing that, although.

One of many major causes I make my very own merchandise is to keep away from components like parabens. Parabens could cause pores and skin irritation and will disrupt your hormones. Not solely that, with out doing microbial testing, it’s nonetheless inconceivable to find out an correct shelf-life on your home made merchandise. That’s why I like to recommend making smaller batches extra typically regardless.

Making a pure conditioner

For some time, I used to be making an attempt to formulate all of my DIY magnificence merchandise and cosmetics utilizing solely “completely natural” components. For me, that meant solely utilizing no matter I might discover in my fridge or pantry.

With time, I got here to the conclusion that I can reside a wholesome, pure way of life with out feeling fairly so “crunchy”. I’ve discovered to make my very own magnificence merchandise, with secure components, that really resemble the merchandise I used to purchase in shops (however with out the additional chemical substances).

Every individual must resolve what they take into account “natural” sufficient for them.

We’ve already touched on utilizing the extra pure preservatives, those which are accepted to be used in natural and authorized pure merchandise, however what in regards to the emulsifier?

Is BTMS “natural”?

BTMS is an emulsifier that has great conditioning properties. It’s what provides this conditioner the proper slip within the hair, which makes it the proper detangler.

Whether or not or not it’s thought of “natural”, although, is a bit controversial. Some argue that it’s pure as a result of it’s usually considered secure and it’s naturally obtained from rapeseed. Others argue that it isn’t pure as a result of it isn’t usually allowed in merchandise with an natural certification. (It’s not Ecocert or COSMOS permitted.)

After I took the two programs in pure haircare formulation, one of many programs did discuss the potential for utilizing BTMS. The opposite, nonetheless, averted it as a result of they didn’t take into account it pure.

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I personally don’t have an issue utilizing BTMS as a result of I’ve no intention of making an attempt to formally certify my home made merchandise as natural. That mentioned, I’ve tried another choices. These different emulsifiers are extra pure, however they don’t give the identical quantity of slip and detangling as BTMS, in my view.

Substituting BTMS

Those that have points with Behentrimonium Methosulfate, or who need a actually natural product, can use a unique emulsifier. Don’t assume that utilizing simply any emulsifier will work to make the same product, although. Conditioners are usually completely different from lotions in that they use cationic emulsifiers that assist scale back frizz and detangle hair.

If you’re making an attempt to keep away from BTMS, there are a few cationic emulsifiers that you should utilize as a replacement. When you might theoretically use any emulsifier, those who aren’t cationic won’t give the hair the identical conditioning really feel. They gained’t have the identical “slip” nor will they detangle in the identical method.

Emulsense™ HC

Emulsense™ HC is a pure cationic emulsifier that’s palm-free and Ecocert and COSMOS permitted. Its components are Brassicyl Isoleucinate Esylate and Brassica Alcohol.

It’s in all probability the most typical pure cationic emulsifier, however can nonetheless be onerous to search out. I’ve made a number of home made conditioners with Emulsense and it really works fairly nicely. I like the texture of conditioners made with BTMS higher, although.

Should you plan on selecting this emulsifier, there are a few issues to bear in mind. First, it’s extremely beneficial that you just use Spectrastat G2-N as your preservative when utilizing Emulsense. Additionally, as a result of it tends to make an acidic product, it’s seemingly that you will want to extend the pH barely to get it into an excellent pH vary of 4.5-5. To take action, this product is absolutely solely suitable with arginine for adjusting the pH upwards.

Varisoft® EQ65

Varisoft® EQ65 is among the few Ecocert and COSMOS permitted cationic emulsifiers accessible for making a completely pure conditioner. Its components are Distearoylethyl Dimonium Chloride and Cetearyl Alcohol.

Like Emulsense, Varisoft is often tougher to search out than BTMS. Additionally like Emulsense, it really works comparatively nicely, however not in addition to BTMS (in my view). Conditioners made with Varisoft simply don’t have the identical slip and conditioning really feel. Both, although, is significantly better than utilizing a “regular” emulsifying wax to attempt to make a conditioner. (I did attempt to make one with Olivem 1000, and didn’t prefer it in any respect.)

Methods to make use of this conditioner

I’m actually pleased with this recipe as a result of I actually, actually love the way in which it turned out. It leaves my hair feeling clear and comfortable. Whereas I initially formulated it to be a rinse-out conditioner, you should utilize it in different methods!

Depart-in conditioner

Whereas it’d look a bit thick to be a leave-in conditioner, it’s really fairly gentle in my hair. I really like that it’s gentle sufficient to permit my hair to twist as meant, all whereas conditioning it and holding it untangled and frizz free.

To make use of it as a depart in conditioner, I rub a few of it between my palms after which unfold it over my towel dried hair.

I’ve additionally used it to present my curls a pick-me-up between washes. To take action, I spray a little bit of water on my hair, after which apply the conditioner as I might to towel-dried hair. I then scrunch it by means of my hair to assist revive the curls. (You can even add a little bit of home made hair gel (or flaxseed hair gel) to assist refine them.)

Should you plan on utilizing this as a leave-in conditioner, you possibly can take into account barely decreasing the quantity of emulsifier used to maintain it on the thinner facet. That might additionally make it simpler to make use of in a twig bottle.

A closeup of wavy hair from the back

Cleaning conditioner

As a result of these cationic emulsifiers are additionally actually a sort of surfactant, they may help gently cleanse the hair. They will bind to the dust and oils in your hair, eradicating them when rinsed out.

Curly and wavy hair does particularly nicely with utilizing a co-wash (or conditioner solely wash) to cleanse the hair. Not all hair varieties profit from this.

I’ve been in a position to make use of this conditioner as a co-wash for round two weeks with no need to resort to shampooing. After about 2 weeks, I really feel like my hair feels a bit heavy if I don’t use some kind shampoo to present it a deeper cleansing. (I exploit my light clarifying shampoo or my home made shampoo bar each 1-2 weeks to supply a deeper cleansing and to take away any buildup.)

Storage containers

I photographed the conditioner in spray bottles as a result of I needed to make use of clear bottles that confirmed off the conditioner. On the time, that’s what I had available. Whereas it’s doable to make use of it with the spray bottles, it’s a bit too thick for them.

I want utilizing a pump bottle or silicone journey tubes as a substitute. You can even use a flip-cap bottle.

I like utilizing the silicone journey tubes as a result of they maintain up rather well to being washed within the dishwasher. That means that you can totally cleanse and sanitize the bottle between makes use of. (By reusing the packaging, you’ll be able to make a way more sustainable product!)

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My hair has been so much curlier with higher outlined curls since I’ve began utilizing this and shampoo my hair much less typically.

Different optionally available components

Other than altering out the oils and waters, or including humectants like glycerin, there are different methods to customise your home made conditioner.

So as to add perfume, I usually add important oils. Lavendar and rosemary are oils whose perfume I really like and which are nice for hair care merchandise. Some important oils could add different properties. Mint can stimulate circulation within the scalp, which may help forestall hair loss, however some individuals may discover it irritating to the fragile pores and skin there.

To additional nourish the hair, you can even add nutritional vitamins like d-panthenol and/or different components like rice or wheat protein.


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Pure DIY Hair Conditioner

This straightforward, DIY hair conditioner makes use of pure components to depart your hair feeling comfortable and tangle free. It may be used as a rinse-off, a leave-in, or a cleaning conditioner. 4.38 from 58 votes Print Pin Charge Prep time: 10 minutesActive time: 10 minutesTotal time: 20 minutes Servings: 100 g Writer: Tracy Ariza, DDS


  • ▢ Immersion blender
  • ▢ silicone journey tubes
  • ▢ pump bottle
  • ▢ double boiler insert


  • ▢ 83 g distilled water
  • ▢ 5 g BTMS
  • ▢ 5 g glycerin
  • ▢ 5 g argan oil or different oil(s)
  • ▢ 1 g Sharomix 705 or different pure preservative, at its beneficial dosage (3.5g Leucidal)
  • ▢ 1 g lavender important oil or different oil(s)

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  • Clear your work surfaces, utensils, and packaging. (You should utilize alcohol to higher sanitize surfaces.)
  • Weigh out the distilled water.
  • Warmth the water over a double boiler when you measure out the oil(s) and emusifier.
  • Weigh out the oil (or oils) in a double boiler insert.
  • Tare the dimensions and add the BTMS (or one other cationic emulsifier) to the oil(s).
  • Warmth the oil and BTMS combination over the double boiler till the BTMS has melted. Totally stir the components collectively till nicely mixed and take away from the warmth.
  • Add the recent water to the recent oil combination. Ideally the water and oils needs to be at across the similar temperature (round 70º-75ºC/160º-170ºF). Maintain stirring till the combination comes collectively and thickens barely.
  • Permit the combination to chill to round 90ºF/30ºC, after which add delicate components just like the preservatives, important oils, or some other components like silk or wheat protein that you could be need to add. Mix nicely.
  • Check the pH of the conditioner. Ideally, you need the pH to be in a superb vary for each your hair (4.5-5)and for the effectiveness of no matter preservative you’re utilizing. (I would recommend selecting a preservative that works at that vary somewhat than adjusting the recipe to fit your preservative.) Regulate the pH down with a few drops of lactic acid (or, much less seemingly, up with an answer of NaOH).
  • Bottle your conditioner. Wait till totally cooled to cap the bottle to forestall condensation from forming above the conditioner. Now you can use it as wanted!


Make small batches and expend inside round 3 months. Be happy to substitute the argan oil for a unique oil or a mixture of oils. For a extra pure conditioner that makes use of an Ecocert-approved emulsifier, BTMS could be substituted with both Varisoft® EQ 65 or Emulsense HC. If utilizing Emulsense, you must use Spectrastat G2-N as your preservative and will modify the pH up, if wanted, with arginine. Whereas glycerin is a good humectant for hair, it might not be helpful to all hair varieties in all environments. (It may possibly trigger points in areas with excessive humidity or dryness.) You possibly can trade the glycerin for extra water for those who select to not use it. Tried making this? Tag me right now!Point out @thethingswellmake or tag #thethingswellmake!

Custom-made home made conditioner instance

For many who need to see an instance of how the above conditioner recipe could be personalized, I’ve added one other recipe under that makes use of aloe juice and a mixture of oils. I’ve additionally integrated wheat protein and d-panthenol to additional nourish the hair.

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Custom-made, DIY hair conditioner recipe

Customise your conditioner to fit your wants. You should utilize a mixture of oils and/or butters, completely different important oils, or different nourishing components. 5 from 10 votes Print Pin Charge Prep time: 10 minutesActive time: 10 minutesTotal time: 20 minutes Servings: 100 g Writer: Tracy Ariza, DDS


  • ▢ 60 g distilled water
  • ▢ 20 g aloe juice
  • ▢ 5 g glycerin
  • ▢ 5 g BTMS
  • ▢ 3 g argan oil
  • ▢ 2 g jojoba oil
  • ▢ 1 g pure preservative Examine beneficial dosage on your preservtive and dose accordingly
  • ▢ 2 g wheat protein
  • ▢ 2 g d-panthenol
  • ▢ 1 g important oil I used lavender EO


  • Weigh out and blend collectively the water, aloe juice, and glycerin in a heat-resistant container.
  • In one other heat-resistant container, weigh out the oils and BTMS. (You can even use a double boiler insert.)
  • Warmth the oils and water combination in a pot of water. Warmth till the BTMS melts, stirring till the BTMS is totally integrated into the oils. As soon as the BTMS has melted and the temperature of all the components is round 70º-75ºC/160º-170ºF, take away them from the warmth.
  • Combine collectively the recent, water-soluble components and the recent oil combination. Ideally, each needs to be round 70º-75ºC/160º-170ºF. Stir always till all the components come collectively nicely and are emulsified.
  • Throughout the cooling course of, proceed to whisk collectively the components periodically. The combination will proceed to get thicker as is cools.
  • As soon as you’ve got allowed the combination to chill all the way down to round 30ºC/85ºF, you may add within the extra heat-sensitive components just like the preservative, the wheat protein, the d-panthenol, and the important oil(s).
  • Examine the pH of the conditioner and modify it if wanted. (You should utilize a number of drops of lactic acid to decrease the pH if essential.)
  • Bottle your DIY hair conditioner.
  • Do not place the cap on the container till the combination reaches room temperature. This prevents water from condensing on prime of the conditioner. As soon as cool, you may seal the container and use or retailer the conditioner.


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