3 Easy DIY Hair Masks for Dry, Damaged Hair

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Hi everyone,

Now that summer is drawing to a close, it’s time to put away the salt spray and start repairing the damage done to your hair from all those beach days.  You can use a store-bought mask, or better yet, go the natural route by making your own DIY hair mask.  Don’t know where to start? I’ve got you covered! These three easy masks will repair and nourish your strands and leave them looking shiny, healthy and ready for fall ^_^

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Coconut oil not only smells delicious, but is also the perfect lightweight moisturizer for your thirsty strands.

Ingredients:
2 parts Coconut oil
1 part Olive oil (optional)

Directions:

  1. Combine coconut and olive oil in a small bowl and mix well
  2. Apply the mixture to your hair, focusing on the ends
  3. Wrap hair in a bun on top of your head, cover with a shower cap and leave on for 15-30 minutes (depending on how damaged your hair is)
  4. Rinse out in the shower
  5. Shampoo and condition as usual

Banana Hair Mask

This mask is perfect for those of you with thinner hair – bananas contain potassium, which strengthens and fixes damaged hair without weighing it down.   

Ingredients:
1 banana (the riper, the better!)
1 tbsp honey (optional)

Directions:

  1. Blend banana in a blender, making sure all chunks are smoothed out (this is VERY important! If you don’t, you’ll be stuck with banana chunks stuck in your hair all day)
  2. Apply the mixture to your hair
  3. Wrap hair in a shower cap and wait 15-20 minutes
  4. Rinse out in the shower
  5. Shampoo and condition as usual

Avocado Hair Mask

You already know that avocados are great moisturizing face masks – but did you know you can use them to nourish your strands as well? Egg yolks are full of fats and proteins to naturally revive your hair.

Ingredients:
½ avocado
1 egg yolk

Directions:

  1. Blend the avocado and egg yolk in a blender
  2. Apply to your hair, working from the bottom up to your scalp
  3. Wrap hair in a shower cap and wait 15-20 minutes (this is a great time to use the egg whites for a pore-tightening facial!)
  4. Rinse out in the shower
  5. Shampoo and condition as usual

 

Pro tip:
+ Try applying these masks in the shower after you shampoo – the heat of your shower will open up your hair follicles and allow the masks to penetrate deep into the hair shaft.  Cover with a shower cap, and at the end of your shower, simply rinse out and finish with conditioner!

For even more hair conditioning, check out this other interesting ingredient you can make a hair mask with or do my DIY jojoba oil rinse. And don’t forget to always follow the rules of healthy hair!

Have you ever tried one of these DIY masks? Do you make any of your own hair masks at home? Tell me in the comments!

<3 Mish

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27 Comments

  1. Vimayla says:

    Do you usually use these methods? Like before an event or just daily? Also, I’d love if you would make a DIY mask video (it’s been a while) :)haha

  2. fatimabttt says:

    hi, after applying the avocado mask, are we supposed to comb with a wide toothed comb like in the picture?
    Nice tips
    thanks

  3. Coolstorybrookc says:

    I use a henna mask for my hair, Henna is amazing for girls that have dark hair because it makes the hair stronger and thicker and when you use it you can apply it many times on your hair it can make it smoother. But beware if you hair is not dark you will be red haided and even if you have dark hair it can change you hair color.

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