Natural DIY Leave-in Conditioner: Simple Steps to Luxuriously Soft and Manageable Hair

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About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Creating a natural DIY leave-in conditioner is a straightforward and rewarding process. With just a few simple ingredients like aloe vera gel, coconut oil, and jojoba oil, you can achieve luxuriously soft and manageable hair. This easy recipe will leave your hair feeling nourished and healthy.

After shampooing and conditioning, apply this leave-in conditioner when your hair is about half dry. The natural oils will work their magic, providing hydration and taming frizz. Experience the benefits of a natural hair care solution that enhances your hair’s health and beauty.

Ingredients Needed

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products.

  • Aloe vera gel: Known for its soothing and hydrating properties, aloe vera gel penetrates the hair shaft to moisturize and nourish. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that promote hair health.
  • Coconut oil: This versatile moisturizer deeply hydrates hair strands, prevents protein loss, reduces frizz, and adds a healthy shine. Its antibacterial properties also support scalp health.
  • Sesame carrier oil: Rich in antioxidants and vitamins E and B complex, sesame oil strengthens hair follicles, promotes growth, and protects against environmental damage while leaving hair soft and smooth.
  • Jojoba carrier oil: Similar to the scalp’s natural sebum, jojoba oil balances oil production, strengthens hair fibers, prevents breakage, and enhances elasticity without greasiness.
  • Fragrance oil as per your choice

Tools Needed

  • Scale to weigh quantities
  • Bowl
  • Teaspoon
  • Whisk
  • A small container to store your Natural DIY Leave-in Conditioner

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: Natural DIY Leave-in Conditioner

Creating this natural DIY leave-in conditioner is incredibly simple, requiring just four readily available ingredients. With aloe vera gel, coconut oil, sesame oil, and jojoba oil, you can whip up a nourishing blend that will transform your hair care routine.

1- Begin by placing 60 grams (2.11 oz) of aloe vera gel in a bowl.

Natural DIY Leave-in Conditioner. Place aloe vera gel in a bowl
Place aloe vera gel in a bowl

2- Add 20 grams (0.70 oz) of coconut oil.

Natural DIY Leave-in Conditioner. Add coconut oil
Add coconut oil

3- Add half a teaspoon (1 gram or 0.035 oz) of sesame carrier oil.

Natural DIY Leave-in Conditioner. Add sesame oil
Add sesame oil

4- Add half a teaspoon (1 gram or 0.035 oz) of jojoba carrier oil.

Natural DIY Leave-in Conditioner. Add jojoba oil
Add jojoba oil

5- Blend the ingredients rigorously for 20 seconds using a whisk.

6- Finally, add 10 drops of fragrance oil. Here, I use magnolia scent.

Natural DIY Leave-in Conditioner. Add fragrance oil
Add fragrance oil

7- Mix again thoroughly for 20 seconds using the whisk.

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How to Use: Natural DIY Leave-in Conditioner

Achieving healthy, lustrous hair with your natural DIY leave-in conditioner is simple and effective. Follow these steps to maximize its benefits:

  1. Shampoo and Condition: Start by washing your hair with your regular shampoo and conditioner. Rinse thoroughly.
  2. Towel Dry: After washing, gently towel dry your hair until it is halfway dry. This level of dampness allows the conditioner to penetrate the hair shaft effectively without diluting its effects.
  3. Apply Leave-in Conditioner: Take a small amount of the DIY leave-in conditioner—about a dime-sized amount for short hair or slightly more for longer hair—and rub it between your palms. This helps to evenly distribute the conditioner and activate its natural ingredients.
  4. Distribute Evenly: Starting from the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair, apply the conditioner evenly. Focus on areas prone to dryness or damage.
  5. Comb Through: Use a wide-tooth comb to distribute the conditioner evenly and to detangle your hair.
  6. Leave In: Do not rinse out the conditioner. It won’t leave your hair oily; instead, it will look slightly wet and feel nourished and hydrated.

Incorporating this natural DIY leave-in conditioner into your hair care routine not only enhances the health and appearance of your hair but also provides a nourishing, chemical-free alternative to commercial products. Enjoy the benefits of softer, more manageable hair with a simple and natural approach.


Here are the benefits of using your natural DIY leave-in conditioner:

  1. Nourishment: The aloe vera gel and oils provide essential nutrients, leaving your hair healthier and stronger.
  2. Hydration: Keeps your hair hydrated, reducing dryness and brittleness.
  3. Frizz Control: Tames frizz and flyaways, giving your hair a smoother and more polished appearance.
  4. Softness: Leaves your hair feeling luxuriously soft and silky.
  5. Manageability: Makes your hair easier to comb and style, reducing tangles and knots.
  6. Non-Greasy: Does not leave your hair oily; instead, it looks slightly wet and feels naturally moisturized.
  7. Natural Ingredients: Free from harsh chemicals, providing a gentle and safe alternative to commercial products.

Here are more articles on how to make natural haircare products:

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make the Natural DIY Leave-in Conditioner are demonstrated between the timestamps 3m0s and 6m47s of this video.

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