Everyone’s hair is different, but we all enjoy a hair mask once in a while to make our hair feel silky and shiny... like we just stepped out of a salon. But not everyone can afford pricey hair treatments or hair masks for dry hair. Did you know that there are many DIY hair masks you can make at home... for all hair types?
In this article we will include a variety of DIY hair masks that prevent hair loss, including hair masks for dry hair, oily hair, and frizzy hair. And you don’t have to be an expert to make them!
The following DIY hair masks that prevent hair loss will give you easy to follow instructions and require only a few ingredients. These masks should be applied once a week for best results and we suggest that you double the recipe if you have longer hair. Now you won’t have to spend a ton of money on a hair mask for dry hair or a fancy treatment for oily hair. You can make these masks in the privacy of your own home and apply them while watching your favorite show on Netflix. Find the one that works best for your hair type!
Avocado, Honey, Coconut Oil and Mayo Hair Mask for Natural Hair
If you were blessed with gorgeous natural hair that doesn’t require much styling or coloring than this mask is for you. You simply need to combine ½ sliced and skinned avocado (minus the pit), 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp honey and ¼ cup mayonnaise in a blender (or mix until well blended making sure the avocado is well-mashed). Apply the mixture evenly through your hair making sure your hair is damp first. Tie up any loose hair and cover it with a towel or shower cap. Let it stay for half an hour before washing out completely with shampoo or a good cleansing conditioner. This mask can be applied once a week to keep your natural hair looking full, lush and shiny!
Honey and Banana Hair Mask for Dry HairSource: The Helloglow
This honey and banana mix is the perfect hair mask for dry hair. All you have to do is mash up one banana and blend it with 2 tbsp olive oil or almond oil, 3 drops lavender oil and 1 tbsp honey. You can mix it thoroughly by throwing everything in a blender. Then massage the mask into your hair so it’s saturated and cover your hair with a shower cap or warm towel (the heat will allow the mask to completely set in your hair and roots). Let it stay for 15 minutes and rinse it out completely. Your hair will be shiny, soft and silky, and it will smell like heaven!
Honey, Egg, Mayo and Olive Oil Mask for Curly HairSource: The Bespangledjewelry
If you are blessed with gorgeous curly locks, then this mask will help keep your curls shiny and bouncy! Simply mix 1 egg, 1 tbsp each of olive oil and honey and 2 tbsp mayonnaise in a blender or whisk until completely blended. Next, apply the mask to your wet hair and cover with a towel or shower cap for half an hour before washing it out and shampooing and conditioning as usual. You can apply this mask once a week to keep those gorgeous ringlets looking airy and boisterous.
Egg Yolk, Honey and Coconut Oil Hair Mask for Damaged HairSource: The Theeverygirl
If your hair is damaged from overstaying, dying or simply using too much hair product, this mask will help restore your hair’s natural luster. Simply mix one egg yolk, 1 tbsp honey and 2 tbsp coconut oil and apply to your dampened hair, making sure to cover those damaged tresses. Cover with a shower cap or towel and let it stay for 30 minutes before washing it out, following by your usual shampoo and conditioner.
Baking Soda Hair Mask for Excessive Build UpSource: The Helloglow
If you have a lot of buildup in your hair from excessive mousses, sprays and gels, this simple baking soda mask can help repair your hair. Simply mix little water and 2 tbsp baking soda and mix it so it forms a thick paste. Massage it into your damp hair and allow it to stay for 15 minutes before rinsing. This simple hair mask can restore your hair's natural shine and undo any product buildup!
Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey and Lemon Mask for Oily HairSource: The Davidwolfe
For those with oily or greasy hair, this DIY hair mask can work wonders by removing those excess oils. Simply mix 1 juiced lemon, 1 tbsp honey and ¼ cup apple cider vinegar until well-blended. Then apply it to damp hair. Cover with a shower cap or towel and allow it to stay for half an hour before shampooing and conditioning as usual. Your hair will feel soft, silky and shiny again!!
Oatmeal Mask for DandruffSource: The Passionforsavings
This mask will help relieve your dry, itchy scalp. Simply mix some oatmeal, almond oil and fresh full fat milk until it forms a thick paste. Apply it to your hair allowing it to stay for 15 minutes before rinsing completely.
Banana, Yogurt and Honey Mask for Frizzy HairSource: The Vingle
If you want to tame your frizzy hair, simply mash up a ripe banana along with 1 tbsp honey and 2 tbsp plain yogurt. Apply evenly to damp hair and allow staying for no more than 30 minutes. Rinse completely and then shampoo and condition as usual.
Almond Oil, Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar Mask for Split Ends
Split ends are a common problem. We recommend getting your hair trimmed every six to eight weeks. It will prevent split ends but this simple hair mask can help repair and prevent split ends between visits to the hairdresser.
All you have to do is mix 1 tbsp of almond oil with 2 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and apply to your hair, making sure to apply thoroughly to your split ends. Let it stay for half an hour before rinsing off. Your hair will feel and look healthy and you can say goodbye to those damaged ends!
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FAQ: Hair Mask For Dry Hair
Do DIY hair masks work?
DIY hair masks are really effective. They work wonders when it comes to adding moisture (like macadamia oil or yogurt), shine (apple cider vinegar), or general hair health (ingredients rich in protein, like bananas).
What is hydrating hair mask?
Hair masks are treatments made up of oils, butters, and other useful nourishing ingredients. Note that it takes more time for hydrating hair masks to sink into and nurture hair than for your shampoo or conditioner. Thus, they provide fantastic results in just one application.
How do you treat extremely dry hair?
- Wash your hair less often. Once or twice a week may be enough.
- Choose mild shampoos.
- Don’t forget about conditioners.
- Use natural fatty and essential oils.
- Try a professional deep conditioning treatment.
- Split ends should be trimmed regularly.
- Eat healthy food.
- Take vitamins and minerals.