The Perfect DIY Hair Masks For Every Hair Type

Sometimes your hair just needs a bit of extra love, especially during the summer heat. Thankfully, soothing and effective hair treatments don’t have to cost a fortune. Before you decide to buy your next hair mask or book a salon appointment, take a look through your kitchen for amazing, natural ingredients that can bring your hair back to life.

The beauty of do-it-yourself hair masks made of food-grade ingredients is that you’re doing your hair, the earth, and your wallet a huge favor. Natural, home-made beauty products are inexpensive and are free of harmful chemicals and fragrances that could damage your hair in the long run. It’s time to get into the kitchen and become a self-proclaimed beauty chemist by whipping up these DIY hair masks for every hair type.

DIY Hair Masks by Hair Type (Mixing instructions below recipes)

Damaged Hair:

  1. ½ Avocado
  2. 1 Egg
  3. 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  4. 5 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)

Thin Hair:

  1. 1 tbsp Argan or Sunflower Oil
  2. 1 Banana
  3. 1 Egg
  4. 1 tbsp Matcha Powder
  5. 5 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional) 

Dry Hair:

  1. ½ Avocado
  2. 1 tsp Raw Honey
  3. 1 Lemon
  4. 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  5. 5 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)

Dull Hair:

  1. 1 Egg
  2. 1 tsp Raw Honey
  3. 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  4. 5 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)

Frizzy Hair:

  1. 1 Banana
  2. 2 tbsp Plain Yogurt
  3. 1 tbsp of Raw Honey

Dandruff:

  1. 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  2. 4 tsp Raw Sugar
  3. 5 drops Peppermint Oil
  4. 2 drops Tea Tree Oil 

Oily Scalp:

  1. 3 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel (best if fresh)
  2. 1 tbsp Grapeseed Oil
  3. 1 tsp Lemon Juice

Split Ends:

  1. 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  2. 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  3. 1 tbsp Raw Honey
  4. 1 Egg

How to Make the Mask

Step 1. Blend or mix all ingredients.

If your recipe calls for coconut oil, remember to warm it up slightly beforehand so it becomes a mixable consistency: coconut oil solidifies at room temperature.

Step 2. Time to get masking. 

Apply your hair mask to dry or lightly dampened hair. Divide your hair into sections and apply the mask directly to those areas. By sectioning off your hair, you are making sure that you don’t miss any spots. Mix your hair altogether when done. Be sure to give your scalp some extra love.

Step 3. And now we wait.

Leave the mask on for at least 15-20 minutes, up to overnight if you desire and let those natural ingredients work their magic!

Step 4. Rinse.

Once you’re done, you want to make sure you wash your hair with your favorite natural shampoo and conditioner. You will not be disappointed—you really can’t go wrong with these natural hair masks!

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