how to make home made deep hair conditioner

Have you ever made your own deep hair conditioner?  It’s seriously easy, and your hair looks amaaaaaaaazing when you’re all done.

This recipe for hair repair conditioner is only three ingredients. Three! And you probably already have them in your kitchen, so it’s double breezy.

how to home made deep hair conditioner

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • egg whites from 1 egg

Seriously, that’s it!

Note: this whipped up enough conditioner for someone with pretty long hair. Next time I do this hair mask I’ll halve the recipe.  Also, I used vanilla yogurt and it made the smell less nasty.

how to deep hair conditioner


Whip all that deep conditioning goodness around in a bowl, and you’re ready to rock.  Lather it onto your hair, focusing on the ends where you’ll likely have the most damage, and make sure to really coat all the strands of hair.


Slap on a shower cap, and turn on your favorite episode of Dancing with the Stars while you wait for the conditioner to work its magic.  It needs to sit on your head for about 30 minutes.

Another note: it will drip, which is totally nasty {but worth it in the end!}, so I recommend doing one of two things: tucking tissue or cotton balls around the edges of the shower cap, just like in the good old days of the home perm, or wrapping your head in a wet towel.  Your choice.


When you’re all done waiting patiently to see your beautiful conditioned tresses, it’s time to rinse.  Rinse really, really, really, REALLY well using LUKEWARM water.  Hot water + egg whites = breakfast.

After you rinse you can opt to shampoo your hair, or wait and let the conditioner keep working its glorious magic.  It’s your choice, your foxy hair.

That’s it!  Have fun with it, and let me know if you try it.  The day after I conditioned my hair with this, I had a perfect stranger come up to me and ask what I used on my hair to make it so shiny.  Seriously, it’s that good.

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Hello there! I’m Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I’m super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we’re a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Marisa :

    Ooh, I’m intrigued. I might have to try this. . . you know, sometime when I don’t have anything to do the next day. ;)

  2. Cave Johnson :

    Brotip: melt in a quarter stick butter for extra shine.

  3. Shapewear :

    Im having second thoughts about putting this in my hair.

    • Makayla :

      Did you ever try it? I’m gonna have too.. For a science project..

  4. Jennie :

    I tried this recipe yesterday & my hair looks and feels AMAZING! Thanks!!!

  5. dayment :

    Do I wet my hair first or put it in dry??

    • Allison :


  6. dayment :

    Did it. Love it. My hair hasn’t been this healthy since I was about 12.

    • Makayla :

      Omg. Yay!

  7. Amber :

    Hmm… It sounds seriously gross, but I’ve been doing the sticky-honey-on-the-face-thing for a few days now and am loving the results so I’ll try this too! :o)

    • Allison :

      I know, and frankly it is kind of gross, but the benefits are ridiculous. Totally worth it in the end.

  8. Heather :

    I just did one of these last month, but instead of yogurt the recipe called for avocado and also 2 tsp of olive oil. I love doing these every so often. I also recently learned of using Baking Soda to balance the ph levels and strip out all the left over product… or something like that. Anyway, I do that once every 2 weeks or so.

    • Allison :

      Baking soda is amazing, it does everything!

  9. Maggie S :

    I’m only 11 years old….will this affect my hair differently?

    • Allison :

      Not at all. You’ll end up with the same beautiful hair as a grown-up!

  10. Melissa :

    Wow… I can’t get over how soft and silky my hair is! I can’t stop touching it! Thanks so much for the great recipe, I’ll definitely be using it again. :) Oh, and P.S. The only yogurt I had in the fridge was Strawberry Banana, and that worked just as good, and also helped with making the smell more favorable.

  11. Melissa :

    I recently started dying my hair and I’m in a BIG need for a root touch up, but because I’m scared my hair will actually get damaged this time around I haven’t acted upon it. Would it help my cause if I dyed it and THEN applied this treatment? If so, how soon after the dye?

  12. Courtney :

    To counter the smell, I think a few drops of essential oils might help. I always put a few drops of cinnamon essential oil on my hands and run them through my hair after a shower; wherever I go, people ask if they can smell cinnamon. I love it! I usually do that because the shampoo I used doesn’t often leave a smell…anyways, I’m definitely going to do this! My hair needs some big TLC! Thanks :D

  13. Kristen :

    I recently did an at-home heavy foil, left it in way too long, and am now bleached blonde in front, medium brown in back. Whatever, the worst part is the texture is similar to straw, even tho I’m ignoring shampoo, going heavy in conditioner, and using a leave-in. I need something HEAVY DUTY and THAT WILL LAST. Im going to try this recipe right now. If anyone has any others,especially that are long lasting, PLEASE email me @ THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!

  14. Ana :

    I tried this when I was in high school and I did it wayyyy wrong. I had to go to school with my hair all greasy and I felt like crap! I’m kinda nervous about doing it again… it was my grandmother who first told me about it.. “why not try mayo to make your hair alllll shiny!.. yeah just gob it all on there!” all she did was laugh at me when I didn’t do it right :(
    I’d love to try it again though.. I’m a glut for punishment.. lol

  15. Makayla :

    I’m trying it Friday, Wish Me Luck! even though, everyone is saying it’s good(((:

  16. Harnidh :

    I have an exam on Monday, and I need a reason to sit down at one place for the whole weekend and NOT move out of my house. This shall prevent me from breaking my self-imposed social exile AND have awesome hair for school! ^.^

    I love your home remedies. They sound so do-able.

  17. Piper :

    I really want to try this! How often should you do it??

  18. megan :

    does it matter if your hair is wet or dry?