High Protein Hair Conditioner Recipe

11/09/2012 | By | More


This is a rich, pH balanced DIY protein hair conditioner recipe that leaves your hair soft and shiny. Dry breaking hair will be stronger and feel moisturized due to the inclusion of moisture attracting humectants and apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar smooths the hair cuticle, which makes hair shine and reduces tangling and breakage; vinegar also acts as a clarifier by removing hard water mineral buildup from your hair.


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Moisturizing Protein Hair Conditioner Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar (raw organic preferred)
  • 2 eggs
  • 5-6 Tablespoons full fat mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Utensils needed are a large cup or medium pitcher, a medium sized glass or ceramic bowl, and a wire whisk to blend the mixture.


How to Make the Moisturizing Protein Hair Conditioner

Mix 1/4 cup ACV with 3/4 cup water in cup or pitcher and set aside.

In medium sized bowl, whisk the eggs until foamy. Add mayo and blend together with eggs.

Squeeze in honey and olive oil. Whisk until well-blended with other ingredients.


How to Apply the Moisturizing Protein Hair Conditioner

Shampoo your hair and rinse thoroughly.

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Do a final rinse with the ACV/water mix which you reserved in the pitcher. Let the vinegar rinse sit in hair between 5-10 min, then rinse hair with cold water.

Lightly coat your hair with the mayo mixture, then separate into sections using plastic clips to hold your hair in place. Take each section one at a time and apply the rest of the conditioner.

Cover hair with a plastic shower cap or a plastic grocery bag.

Leave hair covered for about 45 minutes.

Rinse protein moisturizing conditioner from hair and follow with your favorite leave-in conditioner.  Proceed with styling as usual.


Note: If your hair is very long or very thick, you may need to increase the ingredients proportionately. Vinegar ratio is 1 part to 3 parts; other ingredients would increase accordingly.

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  1. Jo Lord says:

    going to try this one as son as I can find some vinegar Kay Chamberlain.

  2. Jo Lord says:

    going to try this one as son as I can find some vinegar Kay Chamberlain.

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