I Made It: Leave In Conditioner


During these past few months of taking care of my hair I have been looking for ways to make my own leave in conditioner. Using YouTube, various hair forums and searching the internet I have came across what seemed to be a few simple recipes. Combine a little of your regular conditioner with some water and voila leave in conditioner.

I tried to make the leave in conditioner in kimmaytube’s video on youtube and it did not come out right. Partly because I did not follow the directions. Instead of using the kinky curly knot today conditioner and the aloe vera juice. I used suave’s ocean breeze conditioner and aloe vera gel instead. Even tried to jazz it up a bit by adding a few drops of rosemary oil and lavender oil. That was an epic fail because it was super thick and smelled a lot like laundry detergent. I felt a bit discouraged because I tried to make due with what I had and it did not turn out right.

This weekend I gave it another shot. Taking and combining the useful information I received from different sources I combined about 2 ounces of Suave Humectant conditioner, 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel into a 8 ounce spray bottle. Filled the bottle with water and mixed everything together by shaking the bottle. The mixture came out nicely.

After washing my hair with Suave Clarifying shampoo and deep conditioning with Queen Helene Super Deep Conditioning treatment, I sprayed the leave in conditioner on my hair and applied my whipped shea butter. Then styled the front of the hair in flat twists using ORS Lock and Twist gel and blow dried the back to make a fro. At night I slept in a satin bonnet. In the morning sprayed a little of the leave in conditioner, added a little of the whipped shea butter and picked out the fro.

My hair feels really soft and has a nice sheen to it.

I am having fun mixing up my own hair stuff. Have you made or tried to make a leave in conditioner? How did it turn out, what did you use?  Leave a comment below, I would love to know who else is mixing their own products.