When it comes to hair care, the market is dominated by unsustainable packaging and chemical-packed formulas that often create more problems than they solve. Below, we’ve rounded up the 6 best homemade hair masks, so you can skip the expensive hair care and treat your mane naturally.
1. Avocado, Egg, Honey & Oil Mask
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This deep conditioning mask contains egg yolks to strengthen your roots and avocado to deliver unparalleled moisture and healthy oils to your strands. Coconut oil cleanses the scalp, and honey locks it all in for a healthy, hydrated mane.
Hair concern: Dry, dehydrated hair
Ingredients: 1 egg yolk, ½ avocado, 1 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp coconut oil
Directions: Whisk the egg to a frothy liquid, then stir in the other ingredients until well combined. Apply the mask to damp hair from roots to ends and let sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.
2. Coconut Oil & Brown Sugar Mask
Adjusting to cooler weather means some inevitable flaking and dandruff. But don’t fret! Coconut oil and brown sugar work together to gently exfoliate dead skin and lock in moisture to prevent it from happening again.
Hair concern: Dandruff & flakes
Ingredients: 2 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp coconut oil
Directions: Work mixture into hair after shampooing, focussing on the scalp. Continue with conditioner.
3. Egg White & Lemon Mask
Oily hair has met its match. The protein in egg whites, combined with the astringency of lemon, helps remove excess oil from hair, leaving it shiny and clean.
Hair concern: Grease & oil
Ingredients: 1 egg white, juice from ½ lemon
Directions: Whisk together until foamy. Smooth over hair from roots to ends and let sit for 30 minutes or longer. Rinse.
4. Honey, ACV & Coconut Oil Mask
Bring dull hair back to like with this mask. The warm oil opens the hair cuticle for deeper penetration and hydration, while the honey and apple cider vinegar work to promote shiny, smoother hair.
Hair concern: Dullness & frizz
Ingredients: ¼ cup of olive oil, 1 tbsp warm coconut oil, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tsp ACV
Directions: Mix together and apply to hair, starting at the scalp working down. Leave on for 10 min in a shower cap or towel. Rinse with warm water.
5. Milk & Honey Mask
Fight breakage in just 10 minutes with this diy mask. Honey contains keratin that helps strengthen the hair and prevent breakage. The milk is full of proteins and vitamins that support hair health and softness, and together they leave you with stronger, healthier strands.
Hair concern: Brittleness & breakage
Ingredients: 1 cup milk, 1 tbsp of honey
Directions: Mix in a spray bottle and mist it onto the hair. Leave in for 10 to 20 minutes after shampooing (in place of conditioner). Rinse out with warm water.
6. Cinnamon & Coconut Oil Mask
The quest for quick hair growth is oftentimes a money trap. But this diy hair treatment will encourage cuticle growth without breaking the bank. Cinnamon stimulates the hair follicle while coconut oil moisturizes for intense hydration.
Hair concern: Growth
Ingredients: 2 oz coconut oil, ¼ tbsp ground cinnamon.
Directions: Melt coconut oil and mix in ground cinnamon until well combined. Apply oil all over your scalp and ends. Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes, then wash as usual.
There you have it! Your best hair is one mask away, and you don’t even have to leave the house for it.