We all know that just shampooing your hair is not enough to keep it healthy and shiny. Shampoo just helps in removing dirt, oil and grime from hair. To make your hair lustrous and shiny you need to condition it after shampooing it. Conditioners helps in nourishing each and every shaft of hair, closing rough cuticles and making hair soft and manageable.
There are many conditioners available in the market which addresses different hair issues, like dull hair and dry hair. But most of these conditioners contain a lot of chemicals, which when used regularly, can cause product build up. Build up of products in the hair is difficult to get rid of and in the long run it makes hair dull and listless. A good idea to avoid this problem is to use natural conditioners to condition your hair.
And you need nor look further than your kitchen pantry to find ingredients to make a nourishing hair conditioner. One of the best hair conditioner for dull and rough hair is a lemon juice conditioner. However, like any other natural ingredient that is used for beauty treatment, you need to know how to use it and also need to exercise caution while using it. Lemon juice is alkaline in nature and while it can help in conditioning hair when used with other natural ingredients, if it is used undiluted it can bleach and lighten your hair.
Lemon Juice Hair Conditioner
Given below are a few lemon juice hair conditioner recipes that you can use for conditioning your hair after you have shampooed your hair.
Lemon Juice and Olive Oil Conditioner
One of the best natural hair conditioners is olive oil and lemon juice conditioner. To make this hair conditioner, separate an egg yolk and place it in a small bowl. Now add a steady stream of olive oil into the egg yolk, whisking the mixture with your other hand. You need to add about half a cup of olive oil and keep whisking until the mixture becomes frothy. Now add the juice of half a lemon that is freshly squeezed. Whisk the mixture again. After you have shampooed your hair, apply this olive oil and lemon juice mixture to your hair. Make sure that you apply it only to the length of the hair and not to the roots. Leave the conditioner on your hair for 5 minutes before rinsing it out. Shampoo again with a mild shampoo and rinse your hair.
Lemon Juice and Avocado Conditioner
If your hair is extremely dry and frizzy, then a lemon juice and avocado conditioner will help in making your hair soft and manageable. To make this hair conditioner, mash a ripe avocado with a fork and add a juice of half a lemon. Mash everything together until you have a mixture with thick consistency and no lumps. Apply this homemade conditioner on your hair after you have shampooed your hair with a mild shampoo. Leave the conditioner on your hair for 15 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
Plain Lemon Juice Hair Conditioner
If all you are looking for is shine and luster for your hair, then this natural hair conditioner is just right for you. Take a cup of warm water (lukewarm, not boiling) and squeeze the juice of one whole lemon. Mix it well and apply to hair after shampooing. Allow the conditioner to remain for 4 - 5 minutes, then rinse with cold water thoroughly. This simple lemon juice hair conditioner will give your hair instant bounce and shine.
Lemon juice hair conditioner can help to make hair shiny and more lustrous. It will also remove product build up which will make hair soft and smooth. If you want to lighten your hair by using lemon juice, then you need to apply undiluted and fresh lemon juice to your hair and then sit out in the sun for an hour or so. This will naturally bleach your hair. When you are using any of the above-mentioned conditioners for conditioning your hair, make sure that you rinse your hair thoroughly with cold water. Cold water flattens the cuticles of hair and makes hair soft and smooth.