DIY Homemade Hair Mask

Shiny and healthy hair adds to your beauty and makes you look stunning! The market is flooded with many hair care products that promise you to give that healthy and lustrous look to your hair.

But, have you ever checked the ingredient list of the shampoos and conditioners that you are using? You will get a big shock to know that these are full of harsh chemicals.

The use of chemicals in products like hair sprays, shampoo, conditioners and other hair care products damage the hair. These chemical-based products even weaken the hair roots, making them prone to breakage.

As compared to the cosmetic hair care products, DIY homemade hair mask are known to work better on the hair shaft for making it appear Naturally Smooth, healthier and Silky hair.

13 DIY Homemade Hair Masks

Natural hair masks are even known to provide long-term nourishing and revitalizing benefits to the scalp. Therefore, homemade hair masks using natural ingredients are the best alternatives to maintain the health of the hair. These masks even combat various hair-related problems.

Here are some easy and quick DIY homemade hair masks recipes. Read on to know about them!

1. Honey and Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Damaged and Dry Hair

The combination of natural ingredients like honey and coconut oil for Hair is extremely beneficial to repair the damages caused by heat treatments to the hair and the use of chemical products.

Honey adds shine to the hair and even stimulates hair growth.  Coconut oil contains essential vitamins and fatty acids like lauric and capric acid in it.

These two acids bind the proteins in the hair for protecting the hair roots and strands from breakage. These acids also promote hair grow faster.

This honey and coconut oil hair mask will add shine, volume to the hair and at the same time make the dry hair soft and manageable.

Things we need:

  • Pure coconut oil- 2 tbsp
  • Honey- 2 tbsp
  • A shower cap

Process:

  1. Take coconut oil and honey in a saucepan and heat the mixture to make it lukewarm (this mixed oil will penetrate easily into the hair follicles).
  2. Apply this lukewarm coconut oil mix liberally all over the hair starting from the roots to the tips (concentrate on the hair ends as it is the most damage-prone part of the hair).
  3. Cover the hair with a shower cap and allow the hair mask to seep into the hair for 40 to 50 minutes.
  4. Later wash off the mask with a shampoo and follow up with a conditioner.
  5. Repeat this process once a week to get healthy and hydrated hair.

2. Banana and Avocado Hair Mask for Damaged Hair

Hair mask containing avocado, banana, eggs and olive oil is one of the best hair masks for the damaged hair. It effectively treats dry and brittle hair and helps the hair to become breakage-resistant.

The moisturizing and rejuvenating properties of this hair mask make the hair follicle stronger and promote hair growth.

Avocado, the main ingredient of this hair mask, is a rich source of proteins, vitamins, and essential oils, which rejuvenate and deeply moisturize the hair shaft.

Banana enhances the hair’s natural elasticity and makes the hair look shiny. The protein- rich egg in this mask makes the hair stronger and helps in reducing the hair fall.

Olive oil is known for it’s nourishing and moisturizing properties for the hair.

So, get ready to nourish your hair!

Things we need:

  • Ripe avocado – ½
  • Ripe banana – ½
  • Eggs- 1
  • Olive oil- 4 tsp
  • A shower cap
  • A blender

Process:

  1. Firstly deseed the avocado.
  2. Now take the avocado and banana and blend them in a blender until it forms a smooth paste.
  3. Add the olive oil to the paste and mix well.
  4. Then whisk one egg and add the whisked egg into the avocado and banana puree.
  5. Mix all the ingredients well and spread this hair mask evenly on the hair.
  6. Then cover the hair with a shower cap and leave the mask for 60 minutes for best results.
  7. Later, rinse the hair mask with cold water and follow up with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
  8. This avocado hair mask can be applied once in two weeks for promoting healthy hair growth with deep moisturizing effects.

3. Yogurt and Strawberry DIY Hair Mask for Chemically Treated Damaged Hair

Strawberry is an excellent ingredient in a hair mask for providing deep hydration and shine to the dull hair.

This hair mask even includes hair nourishing ingredients like yogurt, coconut oil, and eggs for repairing the hair damage effectively.

Yogurt in this mask softens the hair and coconut oil treats the hair at the cellular level and promotes hair growth.

Then including eggs in this mask revitalizes the hair by restoring the lost vitamins and minerals.

This mask makes the hair visibly softer and silkier.

Things we need:

  • Yogurt- ¼ cup
  • Strawberries- 3 to 4
  • Coconut oil- 2 tbsp
  • Egg- 1
  • A shower cap
  • A blender

Process:

  1. Take the strawberries, yogurt, coconut oil in a blender and blend them get a uniform paste.
  2. Later, add 1 whole egg to the paste and blend for a few seconds more till all the ingredients are combined well.
  3. Then apply this mask on dry hair starting from the roots to the tips.
  4. Later, massage the hair with the mask for 2 to 3 minutes, so that the benefits of the mask can penetrate deep into the hair better.
  5. Tie the hair into a bun and cover the hair with a shower cap.
  6. Leave the mask to dry for 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Then rinse off the mask with cold water thoroughly and then follow up by applying a conditioner first for 5 minutes.
  8. Applying conditioner first will soften the stiffened hair by eggs in the mask.
  9. Later, after 5 minutes rinse the conditioner and wash the hair with a shampoo as usual.
  10. This homemade hair mask can be applied once in two weeks for visibly healthier and shinier hair.

4. Coconut Milk and Olive Oil Hair Mask for Frizzy Hair

Try this hair mask to control frizzy and dry hair. This mask contains potent moisturizing and hair nourishing ingredients like coconut milk, olive oil, and avocado.

Avocado is known for preventing damages to the hair and softening frizzy hair. Including coconut milk in this mask detangles the hair naturally and prevents hair damage by controlling frizzy hair.

Additionally, Olive oil conditioning and hydrating properties strengthen the brittle hair and moisturize the frizzy hair.

Things we need:

  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp
  • Ripe avocado- ½
  • Coconut milk- ¼ cup
  • A shower cap
  • A blender

Process:

  1. Firstly, deseed the avocado and blend it to make a smooth paste.
  2. Then add olive oil and coconut milk to the avocado paste and mix well.
  3. Apply this olive oil hair masks liberally all over the hair. Concentrate more on the hair ends.
  4. Massage the mask into the hair in circular motions for 2 to 5 minutes so that the mask will penetrate deep into the hair roots effectively.
  5. Later, cover the scalp with a shower cap.
  6. Leave the mask for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Then rinse off the hair mask thoroughly with water and then follow up with a regular shampoo and conditioner routine.
  8. This hair mask can be applied once in a week for best results.

5. Mustard Oil and Banana Hair Mask for Dull and Dry Hair

Mustard oil is a good source of Vitamin A, which is important for hair growth. Apart from that mustard oil even contains essential fatty acids, which aid in preventing hair loss and giving a lustrous shine to the hair.

Banana is a rich source of potassium, vitamins, and natural oils. So the combination of mustard oil and banana will boost the effectiveness of this hair mask.

This banana hair mask is an excellent remedy to control scalp infections like dandruff and itchy scalp.  This mask also makes the hair more manageable, soft and shine with health.

Things we need:

  • Ripe banana- 1
  • Mustard oil- 1
  • A shower cap

Process:

  1. Firstly, mash the ripe banana to form a smooth paste.
  2. Then make the mustard oil lukewarm and add the banana paste to it and mix well.
  3. Spread this warm mask evenly all over the hair and scalp.
  4. Cover the hair with a shower cap and allow the hair to soak in this mask for 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Later rinse the mask thoroughly with water and follow up with a shampoo and conditioner routine.
  6. This deep conditioning banana mask can be applied once in a week for long, lustrous and hydrated hair.

6. Argan Oil and Coconut Hair Mask for Long and Lustrous Hair

This is one of the best hair masks with a combination of few natural and potent ingredients, which help to tackle the split ends and dry scalp. This mask even helps in maintaining the healthy long hair.

The mask includes argan, coconut and peppermint oil. It also includes Epsom salt, honey, and apple cider vinegar.

Argan oil is rich in Vitamin E, which encourages hair growth. Coconut oil’s hair beneficial enzymes and minerals promote healthy and shining hair.

An addition of a few drops of peppermint oil to this hair mask stimulates blood circulation and oxygen supply to the roots of the hair. This mask works great on the hair.

Adding Epsom salt, honey and apple cider vinegar to this mask makes it more effective to make the hair voluminous. It also repairs damaged hair and moisturizes the dry hair naturally.

Things we need:

  • Argan oil- 2 tbsp
  • Coconut oil- 2 tbsp
  • Peppermint oil- 5 to 6 drops
  • Epsom salt- 1 ½ tsp
  • Honey- 1 ½ tsp
  • Apple cider vinegar- 2 tsp
  • Hot water – 2 liters
  • Towel – 1
  • Mixing bowl – 1

Process:

  1. Take a mixing bowl and combine all the ingredients and mix nicely.
  2. Later, heat the mixed oil to make it lukewarm.
  3. This step will ensure that all the ingredients are well combined.
  4. Apply this oil on your hair starting from the roots to the ends.
  5. Then soak the towel in hot water and squeeze out the excess water.
  6. Wrap the hair and scalp with this hot towel for making the argan oil and coconut hair mask seep into the hair well.
  7. Leave the hair mask for 30 to 40 minutes.
  8. Later wash off the mask thoroughly with warm water and a shampoo.
  9. This mask can be applied once in two weeks for maintaining long and lustrous hair.

7. Coconut Oil and Yogurt Overnight Hair Mask for Brittle and Thinning Hair

This homemade mask includes coconut oil, yogurt and Vitamin E oil. The anti-fungal and vitamin-enriched properties of coconut oil help in locking the moisture in the hair follicles. It even aids in soothing scalp irritation.

Yogurt’s zinc and lactic acid contents control the frizz, making the hair smoother and shinier. Along with coconut oil and yogurt, adding Vitamin E oil to this mask helps in maintaining a healthy scalp and hair.

The combination of all these ingredients makes this an effective overnight hair mask to target the causes of hair damage.

Things we need:

  • Coconut oil- 2 tbsp
  • Yogurt- 1 ½ tbsp
  • Vitamin E oil- ½ tsp
  • A shower cap
  • A small bowl

Process:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well to get a uniform paste.
  2. Then apply this mask on the hair starting from the roots to the ends.
  3. Tie the hair in a bun and cover the scalp with a shower cap to avoid stains on the sheets.
  4. Leave the hair mask overnight.
  5. The next day, rinse the mask with water thoroughly and continue with a shampoo and conditioner routine.
  6. This hair growth mask can be applied once in a week for treating brittle and thinning hair.

8. Fenugreek Seeds and Coconut Milk Hair Mask for Hair loss and Damaged Hair

Fenugreek seeds are one of the most effective ingredients for treating hair fall effectively as well as for maintaining the hair’s natural color as it contains proteins, vitamins, and essential nutrients.

The addition of coconut milk in this hair mask for hair growth will benefit in repairing the hair. It will also make the hair grow faster while providing deep conditioning benefits to it.

With this hair, mask say bye bye to damaged hair!

Things we need:

  • Fenugreek seeds- ¼ cup
  • Coconut milk- ½ cup
  • Water- 1 cup
  • A shower cap

Process:

  1. Firstly, soak the fenugreek seeds in the water overnight.
  2. The next day grind the seeds into a fine paste-like consistency.
  3. Mix the paste with coconut oil and stir well.
  4. Apply this mask liberally on the scalp and hair properly.
  5. Cover the hair with a shower cap and leave the mask for 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Later, rinse the hair mask thoroughly with water and follow up with a shampoo and conditioner routine.
  7. This fenugreek and coconut milk hair mask can be applied once in a week for controlling dandruff, hair loss or strengthening the hair follicles.

9. Egg and Olive Oil Hair Mask for Thinning Hair

Dry hair is one of the reasons of hair thinning, hair loss and split ends. To combat all these hair concerns effectively, an egg and olive oil hair mask is a great alternative.

Egg yolks in this hair mask enrich the mask with proteins, sulfur, and lecithin, which helps in strengthening the hair.

The addition of olive oil helps the natural oils and vitamins of this fruit seep into the hair follicles better, which prevents them from further damage.

Things we need:

  • Olive oil- ¼ cup
  • Egg yolks- 2
  • A shower cap

Process:

  1. Firstly, whisk the egg yolks and olive oil well till it forms a smooth paste like consistency.
  2. Later apply this mask on the hair and the scalp.
  3. Massage the scalp for 2 to 3 minutes to increase the blood circulation to the scalp. It will also help the mask to soak the hair better.
  4. Then cover the hair with a shower cap and leave this mask for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Later, rinse off the mask thoroughly with water and follow up with a shampoo and conditioner routine.
  6. This hair mask can be applied once in two weeks as a therapy for visible reduction in hair thinning and hair loss.

10. Aloe Vera and Lemon Juice Hair Mask for Damaged Hair

This homemade hair mask for damaged hair contains aloe vera, lemon juice, and argan oil. It is meant to treat damaged hair.

As aloe vera naturally cleanses the product build up in hair, it nourishes and even protects the hair from the environmental or chemical damage.

You also have lemons with its acidic properties, which help in keeping the scalp infections at bay. The argan oil with its rich source of Vitamin E repairs and promotes healthy hair cells.

Things we need:

  • Aloe vera gel- 3 tbsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 ½ tbsp
  • Argan oil- 1 tsp
  • A shower cap
  • A bowl

Process:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Spread this mask evenly on the damp hair.
  3. Cover the hair with a shower cap and leave the mask to work for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Later rinse the mask and wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
  5. This mask can be applied once in a week for restoring hair’s natural moisture and repairing the damaged hair faster.

11. Banana and Almond Oil Hair Mask for Dry and Brittle Hair

A simple homemade hair mask for dry hair containing banana and almond oil can do wonders. The 75% of water in the banana makes it a natural conditioner for dry hair. The high vitamin content prevents the hair loss.

Also, almond oil enriched with omega fatty acids penetrates easily into the hair shafts, thus prevents hair loss and makes the hair healthier.

Things we need:

  • Ripe banana- 1
  • Sweet almond oil- 1 ½ tbsp
  • A shower cap
  • A blender

Process:

  1. Firstly, process the ripe banana in a blender into a smooth and uniform paste.
  2. Then add almond oil and mix the ingredients well.
  3. Spread out the paste liberally all over the scalp and hair till the ends.
  4. Later, cover the scalp with a shower cap and leave the mask for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Then wash off the mask thoroughly with water and follow with a mild shampoo for removing the mask residue completely.
  6. This process can be repeated twice a month for treating dry and damaged hair.

12. Egg Whites and Papaya Hair Mask for Curly Hair

Curly hair is not easy to manage as they often turn frizzy and dry. The best ingredients for a hair mask for curly hair are papaya, egg whites, and honey.

Papaya in this mask boosts the mask’s effectiveness with essential vitamins for making the hair healthier and shinier. This hair mask also promotes healthy hair growth.

Here, the addition of egg whites combats dryness and excessive oiliness of the scalp, which are the main reasons for frizzy hair.

Lastly, adding honey to this hair mask hydrates the hair and makes the curls more manageable.

Things we need:

  • Ripe papaya puree- ½ cup
  • Egg white- 1
  • Honey- 2 tsp
  • A shower cap
  • A blender

Process:

  1. Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend to get a smooth paste.
  2. Apply this mask liberally all over the scalp and hair.
  3. Massage the scalp for 2 to 3 minutes so that the mask can seep into the hair roots well.
  4. Cover the scalp with a shower cap and leave on the mask for 30 minutes.
  5. Later, rinse off the mask thoroughly with water and later wash with a mild shampoo and follow up with a conditioner.
  6. This mask can be applied twice a month for maintaining healthy and curly hair without frizzing or drying your hair.

13. Apple Cider Vinegar and Almond Oil Hair Mask for Split Ends and Damaged Hair

Split ends are one of the most common signs of damaged hair. The main reason of split ends is the excessive heat treatment for the hair.

The damaged hair with split ends can be treated effectively by a mask that contains apple cider vinegar, honey and almond oil.

Apple cider vinegar helps in removing the product buildup from the hair roots and closes the cuticles too, which helps to make the hair healthier.

Apple cider vinegar is even known as one of the best natural conditioners for hair as it adds shine and volume to the hair.

Get the ingredients ready and treat split ends at home!

Things we need:

  • Apple cider vinegar- 3 tsp
  • Honey- 4 tsp
  • Almond oil 2 tbsp
  • A shower cap

Process:

  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  2. Then apply this mask liberally on the scalp and hair concentrating on the ends of the hair, which are prone to damages.
  3. Later, cover the hair and scalp with a shower cap.
  4. Allow the mask to work on the hair for 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Then wash the mask with water and follow with a shampoo and conditioner routine.
  6. This hair mask for split ends can be applied once in a week for visible results. It will reduce split ends considerably.

Important Tips for Enhancing the Benefits of these Hair Masks

Following a few tips along with using these natural DIY homemade hair masks will enhance the results of these hair masks. These tips will even prevent further damages to the hair.

  • Always use fresh ingredients in a hair mask for best results.
  • Maintain a balanced diet for encouraging healthy hair.
  • Always patch test before using any homemade hair mask. Apply the mask to a small section of hair to know about any side effects or irritation caused by any of the ingredients.
  • Avoid wearing light colored clothes while applying any hair masks as sometimes the ingredients can stain the clothes. Wear a shower cap after applying the hair mask.
  • The ingredients listed in the natural hair masks can be adjusted as per the length and volume of the hair.
  • For significant results and long-term benefits, use the hair mask regularly.

Now, you are sure that the best solution to the common hair worries is the use of DIY homemade hair masks that use natural ingredients, which are safe, affordable and effective.

But, if the hair-related problem persists for a longer period of time even after using the homemade hair masks, then consult a specialist. Any kind of medicine or OTC drugs for treating hair concerns must be taken only under the prescription of a specialist.

Hey all, I am Suzanne, I love collecting new information on natural cure for health ailments. I always feel that nature has remedies for all our health problems, we just have to use it in the right way. I am DIY pursuer and thus keep trying natural things to get rid of nasty diseases. You will be amazed to know about the treasure mother earth has and how it can help us improve our health. Join me in a journey which take you closer to nature and keep you healthy.

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