no-‘poo friendly deep conditioners (no oils!)

2021 edit: i no longer subscribe to or support the “all-natural” label. more here.

a lot of you guys have gone no-‘poo and experienced dry, brittle hair. and a lot of you are only using the baking soda method, so doing the coconut oil mask is (sadly) out of the question.

well my dear readers, i have scoured the internet world for a way for you to moisturize your hair, be able to stick with the baking soda, be able to stick with the organic/natural route, AND not break the bank! *high five*

natural deep conditioners (no-poo friendly)

here are my personal top choices that will wash out easily for you no-‘poo-ers.
MIX & MATCH the following, based on what you need!

RAW HONEY (my top choice for moisture, softness & shine!)
– moisturizing
– humectant

– remedy for itchy scalp
– moisturizing
– humectant
– adds shine

– softening
– strengthening

– softening
– adds shine

EGG YOLKS (my top choice for strength & shine!)
– reduce breakage
– strengthening

– adds shine
– softening

and here are some POPULAR COMBOS:
*ideally, you want to do these in the shower after you wash your hair, but beforehand is perfectly fine! also, these will drip, so put your hair up in an old plastic grocery bag or shower cap 🙂

– homemade aloe gel OR a store bought one with NO fragrance, alcohol, or dyes!!
– raw honey
1. blend (yes, in a blender) 1/4 cup aloe gel and 2 tablespoons raw honey until smooth & consistent
2. apply all over hair (root to ends) and leave on for 15-20 minutes
3. rinse with water

EGG YOLK & YOGURT (intensive protein treatment for brittle hair!)
– 1 egg yolk
– 1/2 cup plain, organic yogurt (because you don’t want sugar in your hair lol)
1. mix egg yolk and yogurt in a small bowl until consistent
2. apply to hair and leave on 15-20 minutes
3. rinse with water

AVOCADO, HONEY, & ACV (for dry hair!)
– 1/2 ripe banana
– 1/2 avocado
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1. blend all ingredients in a blender. you may need to add water if it’s too thick
2. apply to hair and leave on for 15-20 minutes
3. rinse with water

that about does it for now! i’m sorry i haven’t posted these miracles before now! forgive me, yea? 🙂


263 thoughts on “no-‘poo friendly deep conditioners (no oils!)

  1. Do you deep condition on your wash day and then wash it out with the bs? Also do you put the mixture on wet or dry hair?

  2. Love, love, love your blog! I have battled with dandruff most of my adult life so I decided to do some research because I was so frustrated. That’s when I found you! You and your hair are gorgeous by the way.

    I have been trying your different methods for almost 2 months now and have been very happy with the results. My hair transitioned quickly and I love not having to wash my hair everyday. The raw aloe worked wonders on my scalp btw.

    The only thing I would warn against is mixing the egg yolk and acv when experimenting with deep conditioners. My hair smelled like pickled eggs all day. Don’t know why I didn’t think about it, duh!

    1. “My hair transitioned quickly and I love not having to wash my hair everyday”

      Just want to know not having to wash hair everyday means you wash your hair without any sort of shampoo or you literally not washing your hair?

  3. Hi.
    Just started with BS. Can’t find a good acv to use yet so I actually use a little of my conditioner and cold water To rinse off.
    Had a day in between and hair is getting oily n scalp itchy so I washed again aand tried to deep moisture it.
    For yolk and yoghurt, is it better on wet hair? I did bs super diluted wash and my hair became very dry immediately and I tried to do the yy deep moisturizing. When applying it couldn’t really stay and since my hair is only less than shoulder length long, I can’t avoid getting the mixture on my scalp too. Will it affect my scalp?
    When I was washing it off with cold water I dropped quite a bit of hair 😦 and the smell is pretty strong after which. I went for a run, came back and rinse it again and the smell is still there >.< even the toilet has the smell~
    So after rinsing it off I didn't feel my hair was very moisturized. In fact it was quite dry, and I'm tempted to stop but I'll hang in there for a few weeks.

  4. I tried the avocado, honey, acv combo & added an egg yolk & my hair has never been this shiney & I have very healthy hair! I’ve been no poo now for over 2 1/2 mos!
    ❤️ ur blog:)

  5. I just started no poking and didn’t clarify before hand so my scalp has all this build up -_- my second wash is in a few days

    Interested in using the vinegar as a deep conditioner but how much? Diluted or not diluted? And how long on the hair?

  6. Can someone please help me? I been no poo and in the beginning it was going well but about 3 weeks I got really bad dandruff. I did the honey/aloe recently and that helped to calm my scalp and flakes but my scalp feels itchy and my hair feels too greasy! My scalp is not greasy but hair is so annoying. What can I do? I want to give up 😦

  7. I have been no-poo since February and tried the avocado, honey, ACV deep condition because my hair was really dry. Now it won’t come out of my hair. 😦 it both looks and feels greasy after a wash of bs and a separate wash with diluted all natural shampoo. Any advice? I’d let it be for a few days, but I can’t bc of how bad it looks at work. I have very hard water and boil most of the water I need for my mixes. I’d appreciate any thoughts thank you! 🙂

  8. Hello! I’d just like to say that your site has helped me in the transition to chemical free beauty care and for that I thank you! It all started with your no-poo advice, and I’m happy to say I’ve been no-poo since March! Prior to no-poo I had decently thick hair and recently I’ve noticed a lot of breakage/hair loss. :/ I take biotin twice daily now and am on a 5 day wash cycle. Because I have hard water I’ve begun boiling my water for the baking soda rinse.

    Do you have any advice for hair strengthening? I use a strong ACV rinse and have also used a watered down rinse of honey on my hair. The honey however tends to stay in my hair despite warm water and ACV rinses. Any advice? Thank you! 🙂

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