Fix Winter Frizz: 3 Organic Mega-Hydrating Deep Conditioner Recipes

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Brrr! It’s brutally cold outside for most of us this winter, and the harsh wind combined with dry indoor heating robs our hair of its moisture. Get some luster back into your locks with easy, homemade deep conditioning recipes that only take a few minutes to whip up.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand the smell of mayonnaise – especially in my hair – so I avoid recipes that contain it, or any combination of eggs and vinegar. I prefer to use the natural moisturizing properties of yummy-smelling ingredients like coconut oil, papaya and honey.

For all three of the following recipes, just throw the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, apply to your hair and let it sit for at least 10 minutes (preferably more like 30), then rinse.

Avocado-Coconut Deep Conditioner

1 mashed avocado
1 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp coconut oil

This combination smells so delicious, and the avocado is rich in nourishing fatty acids and protein for super-soft results.

Papaya, Yogurt & Honey Hair Mask

1 cup slightly over-ripe papaya pulp
3 tbsp plain yogurt
¼ cup honey

This mask is especially beneficial for coarse hair types, including African-American hair. Since papaya is not always easy to find in winter, you can substitute banana, but be sure to give it some extra puree time to get out the chunks.

Sultry Shine Hair Mask by Julie Gabriel

1 apple, peeled and cored
3 tablespoons neutral henna
½ cup beer
1 tbsp baking soda
1 drop lemon essential oil (optional)
1 drop hops essential oil (optional)

If you want to move beyond super simple recipes, give this conditioning treatment by green beauty expert Julie Gabriel a shot. Puree the apple first, then mix in the rest of the ingredients and leave on freshly washed hair for five minutes. Get more recipes like this from Julie’s book The Green Beauty Guide.

About Stephanie Rogers
Stephanie Rogers is a fashion- and beauty-obsessed freelance writer with an abiding love for kale and organic wine, living in Asheville, North Carolina.


  1. THanks for the information,. I have a bit of a frizz issue! Though I don’t know if I am now hungry instead of caring about my hair!

  2. Greetings,

    I’m latin american descent (colombian) and I have course oily hair and yet my scalp is extremely dry. In fact I have a lot of problems with my scalp from it bleeding from time to time to clumps of dry skin. I also have to wash my hair every day otherwise you see the oil on top. i need help. I’ve tried several shampoos from conventional ones to natural shampoos and have found no relief. The only one that’s taken the grease away is the one I’m using right now which is Aussie shampoo for oily greasy hair. However, I would love to use a more natural one or even better one a homemade one. Plus my scalp is still bothering me.’s very itchy. Hope you can help. Thank you

  3. You should try the Shielo Hydrate line with the Shielo Leave in protector. I have long chemically straightened hair and these are the BEST products I have ever found to keep my hair from frizzing. I have been using it for about a year now and have had so many compliments on how soft and shiny my hair is and I never have a friz issue. Use the Shielo Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner. When done, then spray the Antioxidant Leave in Protector – this is what protects you from frizz.

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