Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is very easy to make and so inexpensive. I prefer Clairol Herbal Essense because it is thick so it makes more, plus it smells really nice. One 12 ounce bottle of conditioner will make 12-24 bottles of Leave-In Conditioner, depending on how much you add. You need to use distilled water to prevent spoilage/bacteria growth.


  1. Place conditioner in bottle.
  2. Fill half way with water, put the top on and shake to mix well.
  3. Finish filling bottle, replace top and shake again.
  4. After you shampoo your hair, towel dry and spray conditioner into hair, comb through hair and blow dry or style as usual.
  5. Measurements don't have to be exact.
  6. I just squirt a little in the bottle then add the water and shake.
Most Helpful

This is a great way to make use of those little hotel bottles of conditioner that we bring back from vacation with us.

Marie Nixon August 13, 2011

I used to do this technique when I had long hair. Works really well

Abby Girl July 26, 2007

This is great! I use spring water instead of distilled. I realize that access to true soft spring water is not easy for many. I also want to say that I do not use as much gel in my hair now. My hair is now becoming natural curly again after many years so I just wash, condition and gel and use a pick and combs. Thanks for posting. This is a money saving recipe for both conditioner and gel for me. Anytime we can save money with oil, gas and propane going through the roof, it is a blessing.

Montana Heart Song March 07, 2009