Dry hair no more: DIY Deep conditioner

About a month or so ago, I tried an experiment with a DIY deep conditioning treatment. I thought I’d be all awesome and record said experiment on video so that y’all could see how it worked at the same time as me. The thing is, I tried a new video recording technique (recording right into Youtube) and well…it failed. The audio works, but the video gets choppy…in multiple places.

I kept debating whether or not to re-film, but ultimately I decided that it just wouldn’t be the same, so I’ve opted to post the video for you guys to see. Please try and just power through it, I promise that when it freezes, it will start again. Annoying to watch? Yes…and I apologize. If you don’t want to watch, just go off the ingredient list below and try it out on your own. This treatment is great for all of those who ‘no poo‘ and are going through a dry hair phase. After this experiment, my hair felt so soft, and my scalp felt conditioned. Pretty amazing what a few items from your pantry can do for your hair! In fact, this makes me really want to try out more homemade beauty treatments.


+ 1 Cup Mayo

+ Hefty squirt of honey

+ 1-2 tbsp Olive Oil (optional…I just used the Mayo that’s made with Olive Oil)

+ 1/2 an Avocado (optional – I didn’t have one on hand)

+ 1-2 Raw Eggs (optional)

Mix all ingredients together and then lather onto hair. Cover with saran wrap, plastic bag, or shower cap and let sit for 30 minutes. Rinse out massaging generously to make sure to get everything out. Wash with usual shower routine (I used my ‘no poo‘ routine and it worked great.) Use monthly to keep hair free from dryness.


Have you tried a similar homemade hair treatment? What did you use/how did it work for you?

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6 Responses to Dry hair no more: DIY Deep conditioner

  1. Mindi says:

    I have terribly dry hair so am up to give this a try!

  2. Stevie B. says:

    I’ve been looking for a DIY deep conditioning treatment and I think I’m going to try this. Will the results be different if I just use mayo and honey as opposed to if I used all of the ingredients? Thanks in advance!

  3. Sarah says:

    Hi, i tried this with all the ingredients that you listed also including the optional ones and used regular mayo and my hair was so snarly and sooo extremely stuck together, and also i didnt mash up the avocado that well so i had tiny clumps of that everywhere. But i lost so much hair it was kinda bad. it was a big ball of hair. and i tried the no poo thing with just baking soda mixed with water to make a paste on the roots on where it would get greasy, and then apple cider vinegar on the ends and it was still pretty snarlly and tanglly, so i had to use a dime amount of conditioner. any advice?

  4. Amanda says:

    I’ll try this at home. For now, what works for me is to use coconut oil and wrap my hair using hot towel to let it set.

    Is this safe with those who have dandruff or would you recommend against it?

    • thecrunchywife says:

      I definitely think it would be safe for those with dandruff – in fact I think it would help dandruff! You could even add a little bit of tea tree oil as tea tree oil is often used in products to help stop/prevent dandruff! Good luck!

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