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This simple DIY conditioner bar recipe is easy to make and suitable for all hair types. With luxurious cocoa butter to add shine and moisture to your hair, you’ll never want to go back to chemical-laden commercial conditioners after trying this all-natural alternative!

The essential oils in this recipe are optional, and you can tailor them to meet your needs. Lavender and rosemary oils add shine and luster to dry hair, cedarwood and lemongrass keep oily hair looking clean for longer, and geranium oil is perfect for adding bounce to curly hair.

Here’s a quick guide on how to make an all-natural conditioner bar for your hair.

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Why You’ll Love This Conditioner Bar

  • Cocoa butter helps to repair dry, damaged hair.
  • The fatty acids in coconut oil give hair a beautiful healthy shine.
  • This conditioner bar is easy to store, making it perfect for traveling.
  • The blend of essential oils can be tailored to suit any type of hair.
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This makes around 2 soap bars if using the same mold. 


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  1. Place the cocoa butter, coconut oil, and emulsifying wax into a heat-safe glass container.
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  1. Melt the mixture slowly using a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring occasionally.
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  1. Allow the mixture to cool slightly after it has completely melted. This is where you can stir in your essential oils. Essential oils are optional. Rosemary, lavender, and tea tree oil are great options for hair care. 
  2. Pour the mixture into your mold.
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  1. Let it set for at least 48 hours or until fully hardened.
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How to Use Conditioner Bar

To use the conditioner bar: Warm it by rubbing it between your hands until it starts to melt. Apply the melted product to your hair, massaging thoroughly.

Let it sit for a few minutes to allow the conditioners to penetrate your hair, then rinse well. To extend the life of your bar, make sure to keep it dry between uses.

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How to Store this Bar

I personally put my bars in the freezer to keep them hard. If you live in a warm area, you might want to keep them cool, or they might melt easily.

You can also add some beeswax or a melt-and-pour soap base to help keep them a bit harder. 

Are conditioner bars better than conditioner?

Conditioner bars are a highly concentrated form of liquid conditioner that leaves hair feeling deeply nourished and moisturized. It can take your hair a little while to adjust to the ingredients in conditioner bars, particularly if you’re switching from chemical-laden products to a natural conditioner bar. However, after just a few washes your hair will feel better than ever!

What exactly is a Conditioner Bar?

A conditioner bar is a solid bar, similar to soap, that contains a blend of ingredients designed to nourish and moisturize hair. If you are aiming to cut out unnecessary chemicals from your haircare regime, an all-natural conditioner bar is a great place to start.

How do you use a conditioner Bar?

Conditioner bars are highly concentrated, and only a small amount is needed to condition your hair. Wet the bar first, then rub it between your hands or smooth it over your hair to apply a small amount. Massage thoroughly to distribute the oils evenly, then rinse.

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