Top 3 Best Homemade Hair Moisturizer Recipes

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Our hair is continuously exposed to damage on a daily basis, whether it be from chemical based products, blow dryers or hair irons, or simply environmental factors such as the wind and sun.  Most of these factors are within our control and can be prevented, however should your hair become victim to these factors there are simple solutions available to help improve the overall condition of the hair. Lack of moisture is the most common reason behind the majority of hair issues, and once this moisture is replenished you are well on the way to healthier looking hair.

Homemade Hair Moisturizer #1
Honey Hair Conditioner

This conditioning treatment combines the beneficial properties of honey to add shine, olive oil to lock in hair moisture, and rosemary oil to help stimulate healthy hair growth.  It will leave your hair looking vibrant and feeling silky smooth.

1/2 cup of honey
1/4 cup of olive oil (use 2 tablespoons for normal to oily hair)
4 drops of rosemary essential oil
1 teaspoon of Xanthum gum (sold in health stores – or on Amazon)


Thoroughly mix all ingredients together.

Transfer into an airtight plastic bottle.


Apply mixture to damp hair a little at a time.

Gently massage into the scalp and hair until completely coated.

Cover hair with shower cap, cling wrap, or a warm towel.

Leave in for approximately 30 minutes.

Shampoo and rinse with cool water.

Ready Made Cheat: Manuka Honey Anti Aging Shampoo & Conditioner

Homemade Hair Moisturizer #2
Hot Oil Treatment

This recipe contains a powerful concoction of natural moisturizers to provide a rich nourishing hair treatment.  Apply this treatment once a week to experience luxurious and healthy hair.

1 cup of macadamia nut oil
1 cup of sunflower seed oil
1/4 cup of hemp seed oil
1/8 cup of avocado oil
1/8 cup of jojoba oil
2 tablespoons of vitamin E oil
1/8 cup of cocoa butter
1/8 cup of avocado butter
1/8 cup of mango butter


Melt all ingredients slowly in a double boiler.

Transfer liquid in a jar.


Before use, heat treatment gently for 10 minutes over a bowl of boiling water until warm to the touch.

Apply mixture generously to hair and scalp.

Leave in for approximately 15-20 minutes.

Rinse thoroughly and shampoo as normal.  You may need to shampoo twice.

Further Reading: How To Do A Hot Oil Treatment For Beautiful Hair

Homemade Hair Moisturizer #3
Avocado Hair Lotion

This treatment is highly recommended for damaged, dry, and chemically or color treated hair.  The essential oils provide a floral but minty aroma as well as conditioning qualities for the hair and scalp.

3/4 cup of avocado oil
1/8 cup of safflower oil
1/8 cup of sweet almond oil
8 drops of lavender oil
6 drops of lemongrass oil
6 drops of rosemary oil
4 drops of geranium oil


Mix together in order avocado, safflower, and sweet almond oil in a microwave-safe bowl.

Heat mixture for 40 seconds.

Add in order lavender, lemongrass, rosemary, and geranium oils.

Swirl mixture to combine ingredients.


Test mixture before application to ensure it is not too hot.

Divide hair into sections and secure with clips.

Apply mixture to the scalp, roots, and tips of hair and gently massage.

Cover with shower cap or cling wrap.

Leave in for approximately 45 minutes.

Rinse and shampoo as normal.

Ready Made Cheat: Burt’s Bees Avocado Butter Hair Treatment With Nettles & Rosemary

If you want to restore the moisture and shine back into your damaged hair, then these homemade recipes using only natural ingredients are for you. Give them a go and leave a comment below letting us know how they work for you.

Plus, for more hair care and hair treatment recipes, have a read of these articles from the archive.

Mira Hair Oil: The Undisputed Best Oil For Your Hair
Olive Oil Hair Mask Benefits & Recipes
Banana Hair Mask Benefits & Recipes
How To Use Avocado Oil For Your Hair
The Benefits Of Mango Butter For Your Hair
How To Use Shea Butter For Beautiful Hair 

But if you don’t want to create your own natural hair treatments, then pick up a bottle of this Natural Argan Oil Shampoo. Argan oil is fantastic for detangling, smoothing, shining and moisturizing dry hair.

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  1. Stephanie says:

    What do you suggest on heating time if you do not “do” microwaves? Just heat till warm or hot ? Thanks!

  2. I am totally intrigued by this post. I want to start making more of our own products and my hair tends to be dry. I want to try one of these out soon! Found you on Shady Porch!

  3. Thanks for sharing, I have tried just the honey and olive oil and it seems to leave my hair feeling softer. I will need to get the othe r ingredients.

  4. These are three fabulous ideas! I might have to try the Avocado Hair Lotion! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

    Take care,


  5. Thank you for sharing this I saw your post at the Simply Sensation link party. I pinned it so that I can remember to come back and buy the ingredients. I have very damaged hair and would love to try these out to get my beautiful hair back. I am a believer in using natural ingredients.

  6. HI. My name is Peta & I live on the Gold Coast, Queensland. I use to make the honey hair conditioner. I used the same ingredients except the rosemary oil which is amazing for your hair. This seems to work best on dark hair. Your hair comes out super shiny & amazingly soft. Now I’m in my winter plumage I have been told camomile is great for my hair. The original ‘recipe’ I used also said to place the mixture in a jar, with the lid on & to place it on a sunny window ledge for three days & every time you saw it, to shake the mixture together, I don’t know what this did, but it is still the most amazing treatment I have used. I have thick, curly hair (which dries out quickly) & this stuff was brilliant. I’m raving. Make it & use it. You won’t be sorry.

    • hi Peta, I’m Vanessa and live in Bolivia :) I was wondering if you were supposed to put the jar on the window ledge right before you used it or just whenever?
      Thank you!

  7. I am sharing this on my blog as I type! I’m so excited to try some of these, especially now that I will be spending so much time in the sun and at the beach.


  8. Just wondering why the xanthum gum in the first one?

  9. I hate using products full of chemicals. This is great!!

  10. karla diaz says:

    How long do you think the first one lasts? I am wondering how long I can keep it in my shower. Thanks for the great recipes!

  11. Is there any homemade shampoo and conditioner recipes that are safe for color treatment hair?

  12. Interesting that all these recipes contain oil(s), but NONE contain coconut oil–the oil hair can absorb better than any other!!

  13. Just be careful: rosemary oil is very VERY dangerous for epileptics and pregnant women.

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