Conditioning Emulsifier is the important ingredient as it not only conditions hair, but also is a mild emulsifier which is important for hair care. If you want to make hair conditioners, the Conditioning Emulsifier is the best option.I wanted to add Argan Oil because it is a very popular oil in hair care because Argan is a light weight oil that doesn’t feel greasy when used lightly, I felt it was a good ingredient for my hair and helping tame flyaways. I added HoneyQuat as a humectant because it was originally made to be used in conditioners! It has been noted to help condition hair, assist in detangling and reducing dry hair static electricity.
I chose to add both Wheat Protein and Liquid Silk to the formula as a way to help keep hair from tangling and with moisture retention in the hair.I love extracts in lotions, creams, lip balms as well in every possible project! I love extracts so much that I felt like I had to add extracts to this hair conditioner. I added Chamomile Extract and Horsetail Grass Extract for the sheen and protection they give hair. Remember, you don’t have to use the extracts I use, or even use extracts at all! If you don’t want to use extracts, simply increase the Argan Oil in this recipe.
Let’s go make some hair conditioner now!
Collect needed items:
Horsetail Grass Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
French Lime Blossom Fragrance Oil
Microwave Safe Container
Recipe: (Makes 3.53 ounces or 100 grams)
|Recipe in ounces:
3.53 ounces Water
0.54 ounces Conditioning Emulsifier
0.14 ounces Argan Oil
0.09 ounces HoneyQuat
0.05 ounces Wheat Protein
0.05 ounces Liquid Silk
0.05 ounces Chamomile Extract
0.05 ounces Horsetail Grass Extract
0.02 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.02 ounces French Lime Blossom Fragrance Oil
|Recipe in grams:
78 grams Water
12 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
3 grams Argan Oil
2 grams HoneyQuat
1 gram Wheat Protein
1 gram Liquid Silk
1 gram Chamomile Extract
1 gram Horsetail Grass Extract
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 gram French Lime Blossom Fragrance Oil
|Recipe in Percentages
12% Conditioning Emulsifier
3% Argan Oil
1% Wheat Protein
1% Liquid Silk
1% Chamomile Extract
1% Horsetail Grass Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% French Lime Blossom Fragrance Oil
Hair Conditioner Notes: This light hair conditioner is perfect for daily use and even on my hair where I only use it on the bottom 3 inches of hair. I’ve used this conditioner for a while now and I have been pleased with how my hair feels as well as how easy it is to brush, whether I choose to leave down or put up in a ponytail/hair clip.
I would like to hear your opinions about this conditioner! Would you try this?
I’ll try this for me and for my daughter. I recently bought the Argan Oil so can try it.
I think you will like the Argan Oil in the recipe!
This is so perfect for me! I’ve spent a lot of time
getting the silicones off my hair. I tried a similar
recipe, but it used plain emulsifying wax. It was O.K.,
but the conditioning wax should make a big difference.
I’ll try this recipe with rosemary and mint essential oils.
(If you add a few capfulls of honeyquat to a 16oz spray
bottle of aloe gel and shake, the honeyquat turns the
gel to liquid, without adding water…..hairspray)
I hope you enjoy this conditioner and I think the addition of peppermint and rosemary will be nice!
Andee, this is a lovely conditioner! I love the same extracts that you’ve used here. They are amazing. Thanks for this new recipe! I know what I’ll be doing this weekend! 😉
I love this conditioner! I hope you enjoy it!
I was wondering about the liquid silk. What is the difference between that, and the B vitamin panthenol? The panthenol I have is powdered, would you recommend using both, or just one of them? I’m not sure how you mix in the powder either, I’ve heard it’s hard to work with. Any thoughts?
I think the easier method is to use the liquid. It makes the whole mixture much less work and more enjoyable.
great, thank u for the info, I’ll try that, I also use pro naturals moroccan argan oil hair conditioner which keeps my hair soft, shiny and healthy. 🙂
I made this yesterday but used almond butter in place of macadamia butter because I had it on hand. I used it today on my very fine hair. I liked as a once a week heavy duty conditioner. I color my hair as well as blow dry and curl it daily so even though this made my hair very soft, I think it helps moisturize my hair. Can someone tell me what the differences I might notice if I had used macadamia butter? Also, does anyone have a good recipe for spray in detangler? My daughter has fine hair, but lots of it and it tangles something fierce. Thanks for all the great recipes!
I think the Macadamia Nut Butter version might be lighter in oil weight than the Almond Butter version. I think both would be good though. Generally lighter feeling oils make lighter feeling conditioners. Of course, this depends on our hair and scalp. I think there is a detangler on the blog. I will search for it.
Great recipe, I will try to prepare it for next week and post you my progress. Thanks
I am going to try this with some tea tree oil added to it as a cleansing conditioner
BEST conditioner I have EVER EVER USED in my whole life. I am so excited about it!!! Made this with my OWN adjustments added, I used Half Aloe Vera Gel and Half Herb Tea All in place of the Water. I try not to use just plain water in ANY of my recipes if I can help it. This is such a great feel, I am impressed, I shall NEVER use a store bought hair conditioner ever again. I will be making the OTHER conditioners sometime as well, from the MMS Blog. Thanks Andee!!!