30 diy deep conditioners to try for your hair extensions
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30 DIY Deep Conditioners to Try for your Hair Extensions

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Extra TLC For Your Tresses

As much as we love to treat our natural hair to deep conditioners, hot oil treatments, steam treatments, etc., we forget that your extensions need love too!

Your extensions need extra TLC, merely because they aren’t attached to your scalp, and they aren’t receiving nutrition from your body. Our hair extensions need vitamins, minerals, moisture, and protein just like our natural hair does.

Here are 10 DIY deep conditioner products for your hair extensions!

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1. Hair Mayo Madness

You will need:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • One Egg
  • Hair Mayo
  • Coconut Oil

What I love about this recipe is there is no wrong or right way to mix it!

Instructions:

You can use as much or as little of each ingredient to customize the deep conditioner for your hair extensions. For extra dry and damaged hair, use more oil. If your extensions are not dry and are just a little kinky, use less oil to prevent grease build-up.

I love to start with three tablespoons of hair mayo, one tablespoon of coconut oil, one teaspoon of tea tree oil, and one egg. Use a fork to mix the ingredients until there are no lumps evenly.

After you shampoo your extensions, towel-dry the majority of water from the hair. Then, use your hands to apply your DIY deep conditioner to the extensions. Comb the mixture through to ensure even distribution. Place your extensions in a plastic bag for 1 hour.

Thoroughly rinse the hair with warm to hot water and blow dry.

Hair Mayonnaise

2. Honey Hydration

You will need:

  • Honey
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This honey hydration conditioner is great to use on your hair extensions, but don’t be afraid to throw it on your natural hair as well if you have some left over! Honey is a fantastic humectant, drawing much-needed moisture to your parched strands.

Instructions:

Mix 4 oz of honey with three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Mix thoroughly with a fork until the mixture is smooth. Apply this to freshly shampooed and towel dried hair. Allow your extensions to deep condition in a bag for at least an hour before rinsing out.

3. Eggcelent Protein

Eggs are a great source of protein for your natural hair and your extensions. If you have color processed your extensions, chances are they need some protein! This protein-rich deep conditioner is cheap and packs the punch your curls need.

You will need:

  • 3 Eggs

Instructions:

Crack three eggs in a bowl and whisk them until the mixture is completely smooth.

Apply this treatment to freshly shampooed and towel-dried extensions. Sit your extensions in a bag and allow them to condition for at least an hour before rinsing. Use your favorite conditioner to co-wash the hair if there is a lingering smell of eggs.

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4. Amazing Avocado

Not only does avocado make delicious guacamole, but it is also an amazing deep conditioner!

Avocado is a superhero for dry hair. Packed full of vitamins A, D, E, and B6, avocado is also high in protein, amino acids, magnesium, folic acid, copper, and iron. Avocado is also one of the few oils that can penetrate the hair cuticle and truly moisturize your hair!

You will need:

  • 1 Ripe Hass Avocado
  • Blender

Note: You can use any avocado for this recipe, but I recommend Hass avocados because they are easier to mix.

Instructions:

Peel one has avocado and add the contents to the blender without the seed. Turn the blender on and slowly add water until the avocado becomes a creamy consistency. Pour the mixture into a plastic bowl. Apply the avocado to freshly shampooed hair and rinse thoroughly.

5. Aloe Vera Deep Conditioner

Aloe vera is incredibly beneficial for your hair extensions, due to its ability to deeply moisturize the hair and add a beautiful shine. Olive oil is an amazing source of vitamin, which strengthens the hair and also adds a natural shine.

You will need:

  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions:

Squeeze 6oz of aloe vera gel into a plastic bowl and add a teaspoon of olive oil. Use a fork to whisk until the aloe vera is an even consistency. Apply to freshly washed extensions and rinse thoroughly.

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6. Almond Oil Treatment

Almond oil is rich in vitamins E, A, D, B, and it also contains proteins that benefit the strength of the hair. This almond oil treatment is great for colored hair extensions because it will restore some of the protein lost from harsh bleaching chemicals.

You will need:

  • 80z of almond oil

Instructions:

Heat up 80oz of almond oil in the microwave or on a stovetop. Do not heat the oil to high heat, heat the oil to be warm. Using gloves, apply the heated oil to your extensions, focusing on the ends. Place the extensions in a bag and allow them to sit overnight.

The next day, shampoo the almond oil out with sulfate-free shampoo and condition as normal.

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7. Banana and Avocado

Banana and avocado are great on their own, but when combined they take your hair to the next level. This banana and avocado hair mask is sure to rejuvenate your dry, brittle extensions.

You will need:

  • 1 Hass Avocado
  • 1 Banana
  • An Egg

Double this recipe for long and thick hair.

Instructions:

If you own a blender, add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. If you don’t have a blender, mash the avocado and banana together with a fork and slowly add the egg. Whisk the mixture until it is as smooth as possible.

Apply to your extensions from tip to root and allow the hair to sit in a bag for at least an hour before washing with a sulfate-free shampoo.

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8. Coconut Crème

Coconut milk is used around the world as a home remedy to strengthen hair, and it’s no wonder why! Packed with proteins and essential vitamins like C, E, and B12, coconut milk is the perfect remedy for weak and dry hair.

You will need:

  • Canned Coconut Milk
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Honey

Instructions:

Add the contents of the coconut milk can into a pan and set the heat to medium. Add 2tbs honey and 2tbs olive oil to the pan and stir. Allow the coconut milk to simmer and the water to evaporate out of the milk for 30min.

Post 30min the coconut milk should appear similar to condensed milk.

Allow the mixture to cool for 10 minutes then transfer to an applicator bottle to easily apply the mixture to your freshly washed extensions. Allow your extensions to condition in a bag for at least an hour and then rinse.

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9. Coconut Oil

Not only will coconut oil make your hair smell awesome, but it will also all a beautiful shine to your extensions.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of water
  • One egg yolk
  • 1tsp coconut oil

Instructions:

Start by whisking the egg yolk in a bowl until it becomes frothy. Add the coconut oil, then whisk again. Add the water and stir until it becomes smooth.

Apply the mix to your freshly washed extensions and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

10. Shea Butter

Shea butter not only can deeply moisturize your extensions, but it also can deter frizz and masks the look of split ends.

You will need:

  • 1 1/3 cup Shea Butter
  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • One teaspoon vitamin E oil

Instructions:

Heat the shea butter in a saucepan until it becomes a liquid form. Mix the olive oil in and allow to cool for 15-30 minutes.

Do not allow the mixture to cool completely. Add the vitamin E oil and whip the mixture until it becomes a mousse-like consistency.

Apply this mixture to the hair 15 minutes before you shampoo. Be sure to get the majority of shea butter out to prevent greasy hair.

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11. Banana

This diy conditioner is great for manageability when it comes to hair. The secret is in the banana. Believe it or not, bananas can soften your hair and minimize shrinkage when mixed with the other ingredients which are glycerin, honey, and olive oil.

Glycerin and honey are both humectants meaning that they keep the hair moist. The last and final ingredient in this diy deep conditioner is olive oil. Olive oil penetrates the hair, so all of these ingredients act as moisturizers.

Do not be alarmed if you notice a loosening of your coils or curls with this conditioner; the effect is temporary until your next wash day. This recipe is great for my natural hair girls. It will make your blow-outs and stretched styles easier to do.

You will need:

  • One large sliced overripe banana
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pure vegetable glycerin
  • 2 tbsp pure honey

Instructions:

The first thing you want to do is blend the banana, extra virgin olive oil, glycerin, and honey. Make sure to mix the ingredients thoroughly making sure no lumps or banana bits are remaining.

Apply the deep conditioner to your hair and let sit for 30–45 minutes under a shower cap. To finish it off detangle, rinse thoroughly, and style as you like.

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12. Avocado Detangling Conditioner

This diy deep conditioner is thick, lubricating and great for detangling.

Avocado has fatty acids that aid in making this an effective moisturizer. Olive oil also contains fatty acids while shea butter has emollient properties.

Ingredients:

  • One overripe sliced avocado
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup unrefined shea butter
  • 2–3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

Instructions:

Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend them thoroughly. You can add more extra virgin olive oil if necessary until the mixture reaches your reach your desired consistency. You don’t need to melt the shea butter ahead of time.

When you are done, apply to the hair and let sit for 30–45 minutes under a shower cap. Detangle, rinse thoroughly and style your hair the way you want.

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13. Coconut & Honey

This diy conditioner is great for naturalistas who needs a bit of strengthening for their hair.

Honey acts as a humectant. When you add this ingredient to the mix, it imparts moisture retention. You are getting the best of both worlds with this conditioner, moisture, and strength.

If your hair is thick or naturally dry, you can use two servings of the recipe for a great deep treatment.

Ingredients:

  • Four tbs of extra virgin coconut oil
  • Two tbs of pure honey

Instructions:

Place the honey and coconut oil in a small cup and then place the cup in a large bowl of hot water. Allow the container to sit in the water for a few minutes until the mixture is warm.

Pour the mixture onto freshly washed but towel blotted hair. Put on a shower cap, and wrap with a towel to prevent the mixture from dripping on your face.

Let the conditioner sit for 20 minutes, then rinse out about 80–90% of the conditioner, and style as usual.

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14. Banana For Dry Hair

Let me tell you first if no one else does, when it comes to treating dry hair bananas are one of the best-kept secrets. Bananas are rich in vitamins such as Vitamin A and potassium.

For this diy deep conditioner, you will also be using olive oil, which has been frequently used in a lot of these deep conditioners. Olive oil is used to help penetrate and add moisture to dry parched strands. The last and final ingredient is greek yogurt.

Greek yogurt will provide the hair with a healthy balance of moisture and protein to help soften dry hair strands.

You will need:

  • One ripe banana
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • One tablespoon pure honey
  • plastic conditioning cap

Instructions:

Mix the olive oil and banana in a blender until it is smooth. Next, add remaining ingredients and mix well until there are no lumps.

When using bananas, it can be tough to get all the lumps out. To remove the pieces, pour the mixture through a strainer. This will help to remove any extra lumps or banana pulp that you won’t want to deal with when you apply the conditioner to your hair.

Apply the conditioner to wet hair then cover your hair with plastic conditioning. Leave the conditioner on for a minimum of 30 minutes before rinsing it out thoroughly.

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15. Sesame Seed Oil

Sesame seed oil is a great ingredient. It can be used to minimize dandruff and itchy scalp. Sesame seed oil can work wonders for healing scalp infections and scalp fungus due to its anti-fungal properties that help treat and kill bacteria that may cause dandruff.

Aloe Vera gel is added to the diy deep conditioner to reduce inflammation of the scalp.

You will need:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup sesame seed oil (not toasted sesame seed oil)
  • Two tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
  • One tablespoon olive oil (or any penetrating oil)
  • 2-3 drops peppermint oil or tea tree oil
  • plastic conditioning cap

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until evenly smooth. Next apply the conditioner to damp or wet hair, cover your hair with a plastic conditioning cap and leave it on for a minimum of one hour. Lastly, rinse out the mixture thoroughly.

16. Hot Oil Chmapi

Ask your grandmother; hot oil is one of the best deep conditioning methods out there.

You will need:

  • Hot oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, tea tree oil any oil you’d use for hair)

Instructions:

Warm up half a cup of virgin coconut oil or olive oil and massage it into your hair and scalp. Separate your hair in sections and allow the oil to penetrate deep within.

Cover your hair with a plastic cap and finish off the wrap with a hot towel. Wait for at least half an hour for the oil to get to work.

Wash your hair thoroughly with a good shampoo, like Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Repair, but don’t strip it of all the oil.

You need to pamper your hair at least once a week with these natural, safe and super-effective treatments. So which one of these DIY deep conditioner treatments are you going to try this weekend?

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17. Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil has benefits for hair and skin. The great things about oils are that they can penetrate through the scalp. Jojoba oil can fight fungi and infections in addition to aiding your hair health.

You will need:

  • Jojoba oil- 1 part
  • Distilled Water- 2 parts
  • Peppermint essential oil- 3 drops

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and then put it into a conditioner bottle or container. The mixture will work more like a leave on conditioner.

Spray the conditioner on wet hair and rub it in! Your hair will feel fresh and shiny.

18. Simple Yogurt

Yogurt is not just tasty; it’s also great for your hair! Yogurt offers nourishment and its full of protein to help your hair grow strong and healthy.

It also contains lactic acids, which helps with cleansing the scalp and removing dead skin cells. This will help your hair follicles grow.

  • Yogurt- 1 cup
  • Coconut oil- 1 spoon
  • Castor oil- 1 spoon

Instructions:

Whip yogurt thoroughly in a bowl. Next, add the remaining ingredients and blend it well. Apply the yogurt conditioner carefully on your hear and wear a shower cap.

Leave it for an hour and then wash it off with water or take a shower.

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19. Egg Yolk and Baby Oil

Egg yolk and baby oil are an uncommon combination, yet when paired together the can do wonders for your hair. This conditioner is great for dry and damaged hair.

Let’s take a look at how you can get deep conditioning with these products.

You will need:

  • Egg yolk- 1
  • Baby oil- 1 spoon

Instructions:

Beat the egg yolk well in a bowl and add baby oil. Blend it to create a smooth conditioner.

Massage this conditioner on your hair before bathing. Leave it on for half an hour.

Lastly, rinse your hair thoroughly.

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20. Aloe Vera Gel and Coconut Oil

Aloe vera gel and coconut oil can also be used as an easy diy conditioner. Let’s take a look at how.

You will need:

  • ¼ cup aloe vera gel
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions:

You probably know that aloe vera and coconut oil are great for your skin but did you know that they work wonders for your hair?

These ingredients promote long, moisturized, and dandruff-free hair. As with all the other recipes, feel free to tweak the amounts of ingredients used based on the amount of hair you have.

21. Vegetable Oil & Eggs

Eggs are great for hair because they are rich in protein. Eggs help to restore and nourish your strands. They are also renowned as one of nature’s best moisturizers.

You will need:

  • Two egg yolks
  • Two teaspoons of vegetable oil (olive oil is good)
  • 1/8 cup of water

Note: You may want to double or half these amounts, depending on the length and texture of your hair.

Instructions:

First, mix ingredients well in a medium-sized bowl.

Apply the mixture to your hair after shampooing and leave it in for at least 15 minutes.

To finish rinse your hair with cool water.

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22. Avocado & Coconut

Avocado are not just tasty but they are great for hair. This deep conditioner will help you with both shrinkage and growth.

Follow this yummy recipe for a great deep conditioning treatment for your hair.

You will need:

  • Avocado – 1 overripe (blended) either use the pulp or everything
  • Coconut milk – half a glass
  • Coconut oil – 4 teaspoon
  • Honey – 2 teaspoon

Instructions:

Just mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Apply the mixture to clean damp hair.

Allow the conditioner to sit in your hair for 10-30 minutes under a shower cap and then rinse thoroughly.

Your hair will be moisturized and easy to detangle. The fatty acids from the avocado will help soften your hair. You can also add a banana to this mix if you’d like.

23. Honey Eggs Mayo & Coconut

This is a deep protein conditioner for damaged hair. If your hair is experiencing breakage and shedding this conditioner will help repair the hair and stop breakage.

Mayonnaise has protein, and it also adds shine while softening your hair. The coconut oil helps the protein to penetrate quickly and also to be retained in the hair. Honey helps draw in moisture to the hair.

You will need:

  • 1 Egg
  • Three teaspoon Mayonnaise
  • Four teaspoon Coconut oil
  • Two teaspoon Honey

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients then apply it to your hair after shampooing. Let it stay in for 45 minutes and then wash it out completely.

coconut oil hair

24. Shea Butter & Coconut

Shea butter is the bomb for hair and skin! It is a natural softener and will contribute moisture to your locks.

Let’s take a look at how you can create this shea butter and coconut deep conditioner.

You will need:

  • Shea butter (as much as your hair can take)
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • Three teaspoons Olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons Coconut oil
  • Three teaspoons Glycerine

Instructions:

Mix and apply all the ingredients. Add the conditioner thoroughly to shampooed hair.

Rinse out with apple cider vinegar and cold water.

25. Coconut, Jojoba & Peppermint Oil

This conditioner is the perfect amount for medium-length hair. If you have long hair, you can double the recipe.

You will need:

  • Two tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • One tablespoon Jojoba Oil (or olive oil)
  • 3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • A shower cap

Instructions:

Start by mixing all the ingredients and then gently massage it into your hair.

Next, put a shower cap on for 15-30 minutes and afterward rinse off with warm water.

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26. Vinegar & Egg

We all know that vinegar may not have the best smell, but when mixed with other ingredients it makes a great diy deep conditioner.

Egg acts as an effective conditioner and adds shine to your hair. Olive oil is a fantastic elixir for making your hair stronger. Honey helps keep your hair hydrated, and vinegar is responsible for treating hair loss.

So you can use them regularly to make your locks a lot stronger and healthier.

Let’s look at what you will need for this hair recipe.

You will need:

  • Eggs
  • Olive Oil
  • Honey
  • Vinegar
  • Lemon Juice

Instructions:

Are you ready to cook this conditioner up?

First, whisk two-three eggs and add a tablespoon of vinegar and two teaspoons of lemon juice in it. Make sure to mix it up well.

Add about one and a half teaspoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey. Mix it well in a blender to create a thick paste.

Apply the conditioner to your hair and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes under a shower cap then rinse it off with water.

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27. Coconut Oil & Honey

Coconut oil is great for hair! Not only does it help your hair become smooth and soft, but it also helps in your hair grow longer and thicker.

The fatty acids and essential minerals in coconut oil nourish the scalp very well.

You will need:

  •  tablespoon Coconut oil
  • One tablespoon Honey
  • a tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Two tablespoons of Curd
  • One teaspoon of Rose Water

Instructions:

Mix all of the ingredients well and apply them on your shampooed hair. Leave it on your hair for about 10-15 minutes and rinse off with water.

28. Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey

Apple cider vinegar is one of those things that has many uses. When mixed with honey, apple cider can act as a deep conditioner for the hair.

You will need:

  • Two tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • One tablespoon Honey
  • 2 cups of water

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients well in a bowl thoroughly.

Once you have shampooed your hair, pour this solution on your hair tips; avoid exposing it to the scalp. Do not rinse it any further.

Adding water is a critical step in order to dilute the vinegar. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar helps smoothe your hair.

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29. Aloe & Lemon

Would you put lemon juice on your hair? Although lemon juice is acidic which can seem harsh for your hair, when you add aloe vera it balances out.

Aloe vera helps stimulate hair growth while adding shine to hair. It helps restore the pH balance of the hair.

You will need:

  • One tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 4 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel

Instructions:

Take one tablespoon lemon juice and at least four tablespoons of aloe vera gel in a bowl and mix them well.

Apply it on your shampooed hair and wait for five minutes.

Lastly, rinse it off with lukewarm water.

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30. Peppermint Coconut, Jojoba and Argan Oil

There are so many great oils that you can use for your hair and peppermint, coconut, jojoba and argan are all on the list.

You will need:

  • Six tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba Oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Argan Oil
  • Drops of peppermint essential oil (or another essential oil of your choice)

Instructions

First off, warm up the coconut oil until it melts. You can do this on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Stir the coconut oil until its smooth, then add in the rest of the oils while stirring. For storage pour the mixture into a jar.

Scoop out a small amount in the shower and work into the hair from the ends to the scalp. Allow to sit in hair for 2-3 minutes then rinse.

You can also use it as a hot oil treatment. To use as a hot oil treatment rub through slightly damp hair. Wrap hair in a warm towel and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes.

Lastly, don’t forget to rinse.

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Which Will You Choose?

Now that you have natural, affordable and effective deep conditioning remedies for your hair extensions, which one will you try first?

Remember all of these recipes can be edited to meet your personal needs. Double the deep conditioner recipes for extra long or thick hair.

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12 thoughts on “30 DIY Deep Conditioners to Try for your Hair Extensions

  1. EuNisha says:

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    I’ve personally used the 3 eggs and the Aloe Vera on my extensions with Tee tree oil and a small amount of peppermint oil to the mix to help remove some of the build-up (dandruff) on the wefts and that works perfectly for me. I also wash my bundles and regular hair in sulfate free shampoo with matching conditioners when I don’t have enough time for the d.i.y.

  2. Jennifer Jones says:

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    Apple Cider Vinegar is great as well for hair growth and cleansing.

  3. khyra says:

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    I’ve been looking for some new deep conditing and I can’t wait to try these.

  4. Danielle says:

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    These DIY recipes would be excellent to post on our websites (if we’re allowed of course) for customers who love to do diy projects at home. This is very informative and would definitely help those that want to prolong the life of their hair extensions, as well as care for their own hair. Love it!

    1. Mikey Moran says:

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      Yes, everyone is loving the DIY deep conditioner recipes! You are welcome to link over to the article but of course you can’t copy it 🙂

  5. Jaidah says:

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    I love this article! It is super important to deep condition your real hair as well as your extensions. You need to treat them as your own and take great care of your extension so they can last a long time.

  6. Antoinette O’Bee says:

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    Love this! I am a D.I.Y hair care product girl, mostly to lessen the number of chemicals I use. All of these recipes are awesome. A lot of people don’t think of the importance of conditioning hair that isn’t growing from your scalp. You will definitely get longevity out of your extensions if properly care for them. I myself soak all extensions in apple cider vinegar before installing also, I feel it really cleanses and just makes the hair feel healthier. I have an Aloe Vera juice spray that I make myself for my natural hair, but it also works great for extensions. Also, d.i.y flaxseed gel is the truth for natural African American hair! I LIVE BY IT!

  7. Chaka Holloway says:

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    Oooohhhhh! I love these recipes. I’m going to print these out for myself. They sound so yummy and I bet they smell good too.

  8. Jojuania jojo hair says:

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    Omg, this was very helpful I can use some of these diy inside my salon for my clients. Private Label Extensions is the best thank you for the knowledge.

  9. Sylvia Wheatley says:

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    Once again I’ve busted out my pen and pad for yet another blog from PLE. I’ll definitely be trying some of these recipes on not only extensions but my natural hair as well to see what works best for me. Of course, I have some ingredients to go out and grab but I have a feeling this will be well worth it. Do we have any idea how long you can use these or should I make small quantities and test it out??

  10. Lucia says:

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    Can you use this recipe on seamless glue extensions that are bonded to your hair as well, without loosening the tape?

  11. Lucia says:

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    I have had my seamless glue extensions for a month and my head is itching a lot. I need something that I can add all over my head so that my normal hair can relax, but not something oily that will let my extensions loosen.

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