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Make Your Own Natural Hair Conditioner for Kids

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Are you on a budget and need some inexpensive ways to condition your child’s hair without compromising quality? Are the conditioners at your local drug store just not doing their jobs? If your child’s hair is in need of a change, then you are in luck! Here are 5 budget friendly, natural hair conditioner recipes that you can make at home using ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen!

Coconut Milk Conditioner

Coconut milk is rich in protein and fatty acids, which makes it great for conditioning, strengthening and minimizing hair breakage.


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 peeled and mashed avocado
  • 1 tbsp of honey

Make sure your child’s hair has been thoroughly shampooed. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Either apply mixture directly to hair, or preheat mixture in microwave for 30-45 seconds. Massage mixture into hair and scalp. Wrap hair in a hot towel or cover with shower cap for 15 min-60 min. Rinse out with shampoo/conditioner and style as usual.


Avocado Conditioner

Avocados act as a hair softeners, moisturizers and deep conditioners. They help nourish dry, brittle hair while also promoting hair health and strength.


  • 1 avocado (peeled)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil

Make sure your child’s hair has been thoroughly shampooed. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. Massage mixture into scalp and hair. Leave in for 20 minutes. Rinse out with conditioner and style as usual.


Banana Treatment

Bananas are rich in natural oils and vitamins that help to restore hair’s natural elasticity preventing it from breaking. They also soften hair, restore shine and help eliminate dandruff.


  • 1 banana (Note: consider banana baby food as the blended banana tends to leave little banana bits in the hair)
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

Make sure your child’s hair has been thoroughly shampooed. Mix all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Apply the mixture to your hair- from root to end. Let soak into your hair for about 15- 30 minutes. Rinse out with conditioner and style as usual.


Honey Conditioner

Honey acts is a natural humectant, which means that it retains water, thus making it a great moisturizer. Honey hair treatments are great for conditioning hair, adding sheen and growing hair.

½ cup honey
2 tablespoon olive oil

Make sure your child’s hair has been thoroughly shampooed. In a bowl, mix honey with olive oil. Heat mixture in microwave for 30 seconds. Apply to hair, then cover head with shower cap for 15-30 minutes. Rinse out with conditioner and style as usual.


Papaya Conditioner

Papaya helps soften hair, remove product buildup and maintain its natural shine.


  • 1 raw papaya
  • ½ cup yogurt

Make sure your child’s hair has been thoroughly shampooed. Remove seeds and skin of papaya. Blend it in a blender and add half a cup of yogurt to mix. Apply this paste to your hair and scalp. Cover hair with a shower cap for 15-30 minutes. Rinse out with conditioner and style as usual.

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  1. farbmom

    February 3, 2015 at 6:47 am

    My baby is almost 6months and am so scared of combing out her hair cause she cries whenever I do I don’t want to use harsh things for her hair.can you tell me how to make a natural shampoo and leave in conditioner that will soften her hair thereby making it easy to comb through.and please so many options will be ok, so ill choose the ones available.cause in my country we don’t have all the ingredients you have…thanks a lot.xoxo

    • KrystabelW

      September 30, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      This might be really late. But u don’t even need products ts for ur baby hun. All u need is to spritz her hair with water, apply some oil (virgin olive oil or coconut oil) and get a cream moisturizer from any natural hair care line. And baby girl won’t feel a thing. Hair will be soft n hydrated.

      • Kay

        January 6, 2018 at 9:38 am

        Thank you!

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  3. Victoria

    July 9, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Can i use coconut or castor oil instead of olive oil ehen making my own deep conditioner?

  4. stephanie

    April 30, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    my daughter is now one years old and her hair grows very slowly is there anything I can do to speed up the growth

  5. Becky

    April 5, 2019 at 6:54 am

    My mom is doing my hair

  6. Aanchal

    January 10, 2020 at 11:26 am

    My daughter is 7.5years old and her hairs got tangled so much thts why her hairs breaks so much. she had medium length hairs and she loved long hairs. Plz suggest what to do to control her hair fall.

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