Hi friends! We’re going to chat about 5 of my favorite DIY Hair Masks today! Ever since I was in high school I have had an obsession with caring for my hair! Dyeing my hair is an almost monthly occurence and even when it isn’t… the product, heat tools and teasing I do to it are enough to put some heavy damage on it! I am always looking for “the next best thing” when it comes to caring for my hair so in the interest of not spending hundreds of dollars on hair products to “save” my hair I started looking into the do-it-yourself versions of some masks that really rocked!
Depending on what I am doing to my hair at any given time dictates the kind of DIY Hair Mask that I will use. Sometimes I need to repair the damage that color has done, add some moisture because it’s gotten super dry or just give it a little extra nourishment! I have five favorites that cover a full spectrum of hair issues so there is always something for everyone!
1 || MOISTURIZING DIY HAIR MASK || This hair mask is my go-to for when I need to add some moisture into my hair if it’s looking or feeling dry! You could do this 1-2 times a week to add in moisture!
- INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons of brown sugar & 1 tablespoon of olive oil (I use EVOO)
- DIRECTIONS: Mix into already wet hair (I like to apply in the shower before shaving my legs or taking a relaxing bath) and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and style as usual.
2 || DAMAGE REPAIR DIY HAIR MASK || Color treat your hair, expose it daily to the harsh pollutants in the air or use a few too many heat tools? This mask is perfect for a quick pick me up for damaged hair! The longer this is left on it could work in reverse on color treated DARK hair & fade your color. So I wouldn’t recommend more then once a week.
- INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon of your favorite (any will do, really) shampoo & 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
- DIRECTIONS: Massage into already wet hair and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Shampoo and condition hair as usual.
3 || FRIZZ FREE DIY HAIR MASK || Does your get crazy and frizzy? This mask is definitely for you, it will cut the frizz in half when used once a week! Bonus Tip: To cut down on frizz, do not towel dry your hair it only makes the frizz more prominent once dry, instead let your locks fly free and air dry.
- INGREDIENTS: 1 banana, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise. I will not lie, this one smells disgusting but really gets the job done.
- DIRECTIONS: Mix well & apply generously to dry hair while concentrating on the roots. Leave it “set in” for 25-30 minutes (during this time, I usually wrap my hair in a plastic bag to mask the smell and catch up on my DVR) and rinse well. Shampoo & condition as normal.
4 || DEEP CONDITIONING DIY HAIR MASK || Instead of spending the big bucks on a deep conditioner you can get the same results from items already in your kitchen, ideal for the on the go gals! This mask will leave your hair with a crazy amount of shine and you’ll be able to feel how much softer your hair is.
- INGREDIENTS: 8 strawberries and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (the unrefined, virgin and organic kind– you can grab it in the baking section of any supermarket. I get mine for around $4 at Walmart)
- DIRECTIONS: Mix well (I do this in a big bowl with a hand mixer) to form a smooth cream and apply to already wet hair generously. Wrap it up in a plastic bag or shower cap and go over it with your blowdryer on low for about 5 minutes. Let it soak up for another 10 and rinse well with warm water. Style as usual.
5 || WORKS FOR EVERYONE DIY HAIR MASK || This mask will give you added shine, fight frizz, repair damage and add moisture. Even those of you lucky ducks with healthy hair can use this mask for some shine boost! I tend to throw this one together about once a month. The eggs will give your hair some protein, the honey will help repair your split ends, like we said above the coconut oil is going to condition nicely and give you some much needed moisture and the avocado will smooth out those luscious locks!
- INGREDIENTS: 1 avocado, 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
- DIRECTIONS: Blend well. I use a wooden spoon to blend it. Apply to your hair beginning at your ends and then on up to the roots. Let this set for about 20 minutes and rinse well. Shampoo & condition as usual.
I hope you all found a new favorite DIY Hair Mask that you will try out! Let us know which one you have grown to love! Check out my other DIY Beauty Recipes: DIY Green Tea & Citrus Body Butter, DIY Strawberry Hair Mask, DIY Split End Treatment, 3 DIY Facemasks, DIY Body Scrub and DIY Fall Spice Sugar Scrub
I love this post! I will be making and using some of these!
~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
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I occasionally use coconut oil on my hair then sleep in it. It seems to work!
I’ve never tried anything like this! Very cool. Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Sunday!
Cool idea, I need something for my hair 🙂
Simple Hacks Living says
I am going to try one of these over the holidays!
Great idea! Gonna try it soon.
Heather @ My Overflowing Cup says
Thanks so much for sharing, Taylor. Pinning!
Kyla @HouseOfHipsters says
Great DIY! I too dye my hair, and during the cold winter months, it can get so dry! Totally trying! PINNED! Thank you so much for linking up with Found & Foraged! The girls and I really hope to see you again this Saturday 8PM CT (ya, we’re back to normal now). See ya in a few days!
jessica matier (@AW2SL) says
This is a great source for dry winter hair! Thanks for linking up to the Project Parade. Pinned!
I love this info. I’ve been doing research lately on things that might work for me. I’m certain some of this would help. I just had some questions if you could contact me.
Heather @ Simply Save says
I’m definitely going to try some of these! I’m trying to reduce the amount of products and stuff in my bathroom and just use things I already have in the house, so these DIY masks are perfect!
Cat @ Pocketful of Posies says
I love your DIY hair masks! I definitely need to give a few of these a try! It is already so hot here! I am starting a new link up party with Refresh Living this Tuesday at 7pm CST and we would love to have you link with us! Thank you again for the awesome post!
Lisa @ Fun Money Mom says
I have very thick hair that I highlight regularly! I definitely need to try these treatments…love that they’re so inexpensive!
Thanks for linking up at Share The Wealth Sunday!
Pinned for later! I will defintely try some of these. My hair needs something but I’m cheap and don’t want to put crummy stuff on it!
Britny@Facing Sunshine says
Oh I love these easy recipes! I think I’ll try the last one first since I already have all of the ingredients (plus I am a coconut oil-aholic).
These are AWESOME Tips Taylor! I’m crazy about my hair’s health so I’m always open to new ways!!!
I’m excited to try some of these. Do you know what the brown sugar does for moisturizing? Just curious.
Kayla :) says
On the fifth one can you use wet hair? I was just wondering. Thank you 🙂
The tips in this blog are really very good and easy to do at home. Thanks for sharing these tips.
The tips you have shared in this blog are very simple and easy to do at home. Thanks for sharing these tips