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

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!

In fact, your extensions need extra TLC, simply 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!


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!

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 frizzy, 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.

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 are in need of some protein! This protein-rich deep conditioner is cheap and packs the punch your tresses need.

You will need:

  • 3 Eggs

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.

white eggs

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!

For this fourth deep conditioner, 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.

Peel one Hass 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

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.

aloe vera

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.

Heat up 80oz of almond oil in the microwave or on a stovetop. Do not heat the oil to high heat, simply 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.


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.

If you own a blender, simply add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. If you don’t have a blender, simply 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.

banana avocado

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

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.

coconut creme

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
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1tsp coconut oil

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.

coconut oil hair

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 coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

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.

hair shea butter

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 “10 DIY Deep Conditioners to Try for your Hair Extensions

  1. EuNisha says:

    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:

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

  3. khyra says:

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

  4. Danielle says:

    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:

      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:

    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:

    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:

    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:

    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:

    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:

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

  11. Lucia says:

    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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