4 Easy Recipes for Homemade Honey Conditioners

honey conditioners

By Chinwe of Hair and Health

Honey is a natural humectant (a substance that promotes moisture retention).  Add it to a conditioner or mix it with oils and other substances to enhance your conditioning process.  If you do not know where to start, here are some recipes you can try:

1. Budget Blend

1/4 to 1/2 cup cheap conditioner (e.g., V05, Suave, LustraSilk, Lekair)
3 tbsp honey
2 tsp olive or coconut oil (optional)

Thoroughly stir the conditioner, honey, and oil together and apply to hair.  Leave on your hair for at least 30 minutes.  Rinse.

2. Coconut oil and Honey

6 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp honey
*Depending on the density and length of your hair, you may need less/more coconut oil and honey

Thoroughly stir the honey and coconut oil together and apply to hair.  Cover with a shower cap and leave on hair for at least 30 minutes.  (The shower cap will create a warm environment for the mixture to melt into your strands.)  Rinse.

3. Avocado Conditioner

1 ripe avocado
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp olive oil

Cut up the avocado, mash with a mixing spoon, and then add the honey and olive oil. Use a hand blender to blend all the ingredients thoroughly (so that no avocado bits remain). Apply to hair and cover with a shower cap.  Leave on hair for at least 30 minutes. Rinse.

3. Egg Conditioner

1 egg
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp honey

Thoroughly stir the egg, olive oil, and honey together.  Apply to hair and cover with a shower cap.  Leave on hair for at least 30 minutes.  Rinse with cool water.  (Do not sit under a hooded dryer and do not rinse with hot water, as these actions might cook the egg into your hair.)

Ladies, have you tried honey for conditioning?  If so, share your recipe! 



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35 thoughts on “4 Easy Recipes for Homemade Honey Conditioners

  1. Thanks for the great DIY tips.

    I have been ‘poo free’ for three years and I use honey to wash my hair. Since I mostly wear my hair straight it’s super important that I protect against heat damage and get a lot of stretch out of each wash. Honey does the trick for me, and it can work for you too. I mix honey with argan oil and sea buckthorn powder to form a paste, apply to dry hair (focusing on my edges) and sit under the dryer for about 30 minutes, then rinse it out THOROUGHLY. The honey gives me great slip, argan fights frizz, and sea buckthorn powder is super nourishing so it helps with breakage. This formula doesn’t have any water in it so it lasts for a pretty long time. I roll the leftover paste into a loose ball, wrap it in saran and toss it in the freezer until the next time I wash my hair. I use mango butter as my sealant because it’s lightweight and really locks in shine.

    • Hi this is so interesting! I’ve been water only washing for almost a year now but I haven’t used any heat. I want to straighten my hair next month but don’t want to use store bought heat protectants…but I also don’t want any damage! Could you elaborate on your straight hair routine? Looks great from the photo!

  2. I used the advacado honey and olive oil method and mashed it and blitzed it as muvh as possible. Even after use and washing it out there were still a lot of atringy advacado bits in my hair. What can i do to get it out as i have a wedding tomorrow that im preparing for.

  3. I apply to dry unwashed hair. I used mayo with olive oil honey egg and vanilla extract to get rid of the smell. add some of my daily conditioner and mixed it all together left is on my hair for 45 minutes than follow with a conditioner I like to leave that one for about 20 or 30 minutes just to get it really in there bam! Soft smooth shiner absolutely beautiful hair! (My hair is processed with bleach and toners time and time again and I am naturally a brunette so this does wonders for my hair!)

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