10 Best DIY Hair Masks That Actually Work



What's your usual hair care routine? Shampoo only, or perhaps shampoo and conditioner?


If that's it, you should definitely give a try to a hair mask once or twice a week. You will understand how great it will make your hair feel. It will become nourished, shiny and silky.


Sounds good, but aren't those good hair masks super expensive? There are some good affordable ones too, but this isn't a promotional blog so we are not going to talk about those. However, we will tell you about some DIY hair mask recipes.


By DIY hair mask, we are not talking about the 'Iconic' Indian hair mask made with aloe vera and curd, which leaves your hair extremely rough and stinky, but some DIY hair masks that actually work and leave your hair smooth and silky.



How To Use A Hair Mask?


There are two ways people prefer to use their hair masks.

  • The first one is, applying the hair mask before shampoo and conditioner. It leaves your hair moisturised for a long time without the strong smell of all those natural ingredients.

  • The second one is generally used for those store-bought hair masks. You use the hair mask after shampoo and conditioner. Works the same but they generally have a good light smell.



What Are The Benefits Of Using A DIY Hair Mask?


  • It gives you a healthy scalp.

  • Adds moisture to the roots.

  • Makes your hair smooth and shiny.

  • Reduces hair damage and hair breakage.

  • No frizz

  • Reduces product and environmental damage, and;

  • Gives you stronger hair



DIY Hair Mask Ideas

1. Mayo And Egg Hair Mask


Ingredients

  1. 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise

  2. A teaspoon of coconut oil

  3. A teaspoon of honey

  4. An egg yolk


Instructions

  1. In a bowl, take all the ingredients. Mix them by using a spoon or frother.

  2. Apply on the hair and leave for 30 minutes. Wash properly with shampoo, twice.

  3. Repeat twice a month.

  4. Coffee And Cocoa Powder Hair Mask



2. Coffee And Cocoa Powder Hair Mask


Ingredients

  1. A tablespoon of coffee

  2. A tablespoon of cocoa powder

  3. A tablespoon of hot water

  4. Two tablespoons of your favourite conditioner


Instructions

  1. In a bowl, add coffee, cocoa powder, hot water, conditioner, and mix.

  2. Apply evenly onto the hair and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with shampoo.

  3. Repeat once every week.

  4. Vitamin E Oil Hair Mask



3. Vitamin E Oil Hair Mask


Ingredients

  1. Two teaspoons of coconut oil

  2. Two tablespoons of castor oil

  3. Two capsules of vitamin e oil


Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add all the oils and mix.

  2. Apply on the hair and leave for an hour. Rinse twice with shampoo to get rid of extra oil.

  3. Repeat once or twice a week.

  4. Rice And Yogurt Hair Mask



4. Rice And Yogurt Hair Mask


Ingredients

  1. 3 tablespoons of cooked rice blended into a paste

  2. A tablespoon of yoghurt

  3. A teaspoon of castor oil


Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix the blended rice, yoghurt and castor oil.

  2. Apply on the hair and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with shampoo.

  3. Repeat twice every month.

  4. Avocado And Egg Hair Mask



5. Avocado And Egg Hair Mask


Ingredients

  1. A ripe avocado

  2. An egg

  3. A tablespoon of mayo

  4. Two tablespoons of olive oil


Instructions

  1. In a blender, add avocado, egg, mayo, and olive oil and blend till smooth.

  2. Store in the fridge and use the next day.

  3. Whenever you apply this mask, make sure to leave it on for 25 minutes and rinse well with shampoo, twice, to get rid of the smell.

  4. Rice And Flaxseed Gel



6. Rice And Flaxseed Gel


Ingredients

  1. A cup of flaxseeds

  2. Half a cup of boiled rice


Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, add flaxseeds and two cups of water. Boil for 15-20 minutes.

  2. Strain in a bowl using a cotton cloth.

  3. Now, grind the boiled rice in a blender and strain it into a bowl using a cotton cloth.

  4. Mix both the ingredients together and apply them to the hair.

  5. Repeat once or twice a week.

  6. Rosemary And Coconut Oil Hair Mask



7. Rosemary And Coconut Oil Hair Mask


Ingredients

  1. Two tablespoons of coconut oil

  2. A few drops of rosemary essential oil


Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the two oils.

  2. Apply on the hair and leave on for 30 minutes. Wash properly with shampoo.

  3. Repeat twice a week for best results.

  4. Coconut Oil And Tea Tree Hair Mask



8. Coconut Oil And Tea Tree Hair Mask


Ingredients

  1. Two tablespoons of coconut oil

  2. A few drops of tea tree essential oil

  3. A teaspoon of lemon juice


Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix all the oils.

  2. Apply on the hair and leave for 30-40 minutes. Rinse with shampoo.

  3. Repeat once every week.

  4. Coconut Oil And Apple Cider Vinegar Mask



9. Coconut Oil And Apple Cider Vinegar Mask


Ingredients

  1. Two tablespoons of coconut oil

  2. A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar

  3. Few drops of rosemary essential oil

  4. 1/4th cup of water


Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl.

  2. Apply on the hair after shampoo as a leave-in conditioner.

  3. Repeat the same every hair wash day.

  4. Coconut Oil And Shea Butter Hair Mask



10. Coconut Oil And Shea Butter Hair Mask


Ingredients

  1. Two tablespoons of coconut oil

  2. Two tablespoons of shea butter

  3. Half a tablespoon of honey


Instructions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl.

  2. Apply on the hair before or after hair wash, whichever suits.

  3. Repeat once a week for better results.


Some of these ingredients might not suit your scalp or hair, so it would be better to know your hair type before trying any of these DIY hair mask recipes.


We hope some of these ideas will get a place in your haircare routine.


Drop a comment and let us know your favourite hair mask!

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