A natural alternative to commercial conditioners is a herbal vinegar rinse- It eliminates residual shampoo, help restore the natural acid balance of the scalp, and leaves your hair looking clean, soft and incredibly shiny... plus it doesn't smell half as bad..trust me!!
How to Prepare;
Fill 3/4 of a clean Kilner jar with herbs or petals according to one's preference. Crush them slightly to help release their natural oils. Pour over cider or white wine vinegar to cover (DON'T USE MALT). Make sure all herbs are completely submerged.
Seal and leave in a warm, sunny spot for 2 weeks, shaking the bottle every couple of days, and pushing down any uncovered plant. When ready strain and pour into a sterilized bottle.
Play around with the following herbs:
Chamomile or Calendula/Marigold; For fair and irritated scalp.
Sage and Rosemary; For dark hair.
Nettle; To Strengthen brittle hair.
Violet, Marigold or Parsley; For Dandruff
Rose Petals;For dry scalp.
For a scented rinse
Try use Rose petals, Lavender or Jasmin flowers.
By the way.... vinegar rinses also help reduce/eliminate dandruff problems!! Try it out!