Have you ever been stranded at a friend’s house or out of town without that trusty bottle of your favorite conditioner? Most hair textures require the moisturizing treatment that conditioner provides. Many curly or wavy hair textures also tend towards the dryer side of the hair spectrum. Hand lotion can be a fantastic way to provide your hair with a layer of moisturizing conditioner in an emergency situation or even when you just want a little bit of leave-in moisturizer on your hair at an affordable price.

Things You'll Need

Shampoo and rinse out your hair using warm water. Pour a small handful of lotion into the palm of your hand and smooth into the hair shafts from the base of the head to the tips of the hair shafts.

Allow the lotion to sit on the hair for about three minutes and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Apply the hand lotion as a leave-in conditioner. Squeeze a dime-sized amount of creamy lotion into your palm.

Work the lotion through dry hair from root to tip, using your fingers to smooth away frizzy or frazzled hair. This option works great as a replacement for traditional leave-in conditioners or serums.


  • Buy a high quality hand lotion that smells good in a standard formula.

  • Test a small portion of hair with the hand lotion conditioner before applying to your entire head.