All Natural Deep Conditioner with Coconut Cream

People are really interested in all natural care products. I’ve had a lot of great questions about my natural lathering shampoo recipe. And several people have wondered the best treatments for colored or chlorine damaged hair. That’s why I’m happy to give you guys this awesome little recipe: An all natural deep conditioner for your hair using coconut cream!

Behold the power of saturated fats

All natural deep conditioner with coconut cream. Your hair will thank you.

If you’ve been around this blog for a while you already know that I love to include a lot of saturated fats in my diet (from real, clean food). Fat is essential to good health. Saturated fats and cholesterol are essential for repairing the body. Sounds like a perfect fit for an natural deep conditioner.

Due to its high content of saturated fat, coconut is an excellent emulsifier to restore damaged hair. In fact, young girls in Indonesia wash their hair with coconut milk for its all natural deep conditioning qualities!

Do you have any good recipes for an all natural deep conditioner? Share your secrets in the comments!



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  1. Irish Carter

    This is fantastic information. My daughter has excema and bad allergies. This was really good information. Thank you so much for sharing this. Now I know! = )


  2. Chandra

    This sounds amazing! I “deep condition” very rarely, now that I don’t color or heat-style much anymore. When I do, though, I have been sticking to plain olive oil – but I really really want to try this.

  3. maria

    Hi there! Love your blog. I have just started a therapy for hypothyroidism and I am looking for an alternative to regular shampoo. Unfortunately one of the side effects is hair loss. Would this be good for someone who is losing their hair? Many blessings to you for what you do here.

    1. Post author

      Hi Maria! Thanks for stopping by!
      I can’t say whether or not this would be ideal for your situation, but I can’t imagine it would do any harm. (That’s the beauty of all natural stuff. If it’s okay to eat it’s definitely okay for your skin/hair.) You may also want to check out my natural shampoo recipe. The conditioner recipe here is great for extra moisture and for repairing damages hair. The shampoo is better for actual cleansing. It’s also pretty mild and might work. I’d probably suggest to washing your hair only 2 (maybe 3?) times a week. Let your scalp balance out so that you don’t have to rely on products to clean as much. If I find out any other information that might be helpful I will let you know! Good luck!

      1. maria

        Thank you for your quick response. And thanks for the recipe. I will try it out as soon as I can get the few items I need to make it. I was blessed with thick hair and this has been a bit traumatic. :-S
        I will let you know how it goes. And again, Bless YOU for what you do here! :-)

  4. Lyza @ Chic Shades of Green

    I use coconut oil for everything. when we were on vacation and my daughter swam in the chlorinated pool everyday I used a bit of coconut oil as a detangler. It was amazing how well it worked. It sure beats the high cost of a natural detangler at the store.

    1. Post author

      I totally agree. I’m amazed how many products I was able to throw out and replace with just coconut oil. The stuff is amazing. :)

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  6. Charlotte

    my grandson is allergic to peanuts, can I use this recipe with coconut oil and I have a recipe for body butter or cream with all natural ingredients: Shea butter, coconut oil, almond oil and essential oil( optional). Do you know if I could use this on him? Peanut oil is OK because the protein is removed – do you think the same would apply to the almond. I have googled, but can’t seem to find answer. By the way, he, his mother and his siblings have eczema. Thought the hair conditioner would help all of them. Can’t wait to make it for them. Thank you. God bless you!

    1. Post author

      I would imagine the almond oil would be okay. You could also switch it for avocado or jojoba oil, too. They would work really well and might be a safer option.

      Good luck! :)

    1. Xan

      I have naturally curly hair. I have not tried this but I used regular coconut oil as a hair mask one day (saturated my hair, brushed it through, and wrapped my hair for a few hours) my hair was so luxurious afterward and my curls looked amazing!! I would only do this once a week at most.

  7. Emme

    Is this something I can make a large batch of and use for a few months? I will store it in a dark glass bottle in a cold area, I just can’t seem to find a diy conditioner that will allow for a large batch that wont go bad.

    1. Post author

      Great question, Emme. I’ve only ever made a single batch as it’s really rich. I only use it every now and then as a deep conditioner. Since it does contain food ingredients, I doubt it will last a few months. Maybe a couple of weeks, tops. Sorry!

    2. Abbie

      You might be able to freeze it. And when you start to run out take it out to thaw. It’s worth a try…

  8. Audrey

    Hey Robin,
    I was thrilled to find and make both this deep conditioner and your shampoo recipe. Had a slight problem though,I COULD NOT rinse it out for anything! I rinsed 4 times, re shampooed, and then ended up having to use my husband’s “bad” shampoo to get it out. Even after all that my hair still felt cakey when I dried it. What did I do wrong. Also I couldn’t get the coconut meat to blend smooth, should I use a cheese cloth and strain it? Thank you so much!!!

    1. Post author

      Hi Audrey,

      Sorry you’re having issues getting it out! I know I had a similar problem when I did a coconut oil scalp treatment. I have found that using lemon juice or ACV as a rinse before I shampoo has helped. Did you just barely try both the conditioner and shampoo? The shampoo can take some time for your hair to adjust, even if you were using a “natural” shampoo before. I took my hair a couple of weeks before it started feeling normal again, but now I only need to wash it twice a week.

      Good luck! And again, sorry.

      1. Audrey

        Thank you! I am going to keep at it and use less next time…even my “natural” stuff had weird ingredients. So grateful for your site! Your mascara recipe is my next project.
        : )

  9. Alice

    I will have to try this, as it looks so nice. I have tried using coconut oil on my hair as a natural conditioner before, but it left it quite greasy. Does the coconut milk/cream not have this effect?

    1. Post author

      This will not make it as greasy as coconut oil, but it’s still a deep conditioner… so I probably wouldn’t use it every time I condition unless my hair was really dry.

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  11. Natalie

    Hey Robin! I have a jar of Tropical Traditions coconut cream. Do you think that would work too? Maybe if I added some milk to it or something?
    Thanks! :)

    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      Possibly. It will definitely condition your hair well… just might be really thick and hard to get out. :)

  12. Amanda

    Just tried it for the first time and it seems to be conditioning well. I have extremely dry curly hair so moisture is a must! I will keep at it. I am also going to try your shampoo soon too, I just don’t have all the stuff for it yet!

    1. Kaela

      I have extremely dry curly hair too and have to add all sorts of oils to it to keep it moisturized. Am I crazy to think that curly haired people could use this as a regular conditioner?

  13. how to use coconut oil

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    they are also full of chemicals that you could do without.
    A client recently inquired about different coconut oils.
    When it comes to composition, ordinary coconut oil and virgin and organic
    coconut oil contain same components, but virgin
    oil contains something more and fresh.

    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      This is definitely more of a one time use. You could probably put it in the fridge for up to a week, but I only make it when I really want a good deep condition. :)

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  15. Carolyn

    Ok, I have never had any luck with commercial shampoos/conditioners. They work great for awhile and then I get the greasy hair/itchy scalp so I am always looking for something natural. Tried the BS/ACV no joy! So I decided to try both the shampoo and deep conditioner…my hair is still up in a towel, but i had one heck of a time getting the coconut out of my hair! I know I didn’t get it all, I’m hoping when it dries it’ll brush out! My scalp feels almost soothed at the moment so I’m hopeful! I think my biggest problem in my scalp not my hair. My hair is shoulder length and really thick. I don’t like using a blow dryer because it dries my hair out, but if I don’t my scalp feels wet all the time and then itchy…not sure what to do at this point…any suggestions?

    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      What are you doing for shampoo? I found that baking soda was way to harsh. I use my pH balanced shampoo recipe and then an acv rinse with extra attention on my scalp. I use this recipe for the occasional “spa” treatment when my scalp needs a little extra care.

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