DIY Hair Mask Recipes For 5 Common Hair Concerns

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DIY Hair Mask Recipes For 5 Common Hair Concerns

Your hair may be in desperate need of a little extra TLC in the form of a hair mask. But, if you are short on cash or don’t have time to wait for that fancy hair mask on amazon, you most likely have a few perfectly good and effective hair mask options right in your kitchen using herbs and other ingredients.

With a little DIY spirit and know-how, you can whip up healthy-hair creations your hair and bank account will thank you for. Read on for 5 easy hair mask recipes for everything from dryness to oiliness, or just too much heat styling. DIY hair mask recipes for 5 common hair concerns.

1. Hair mask recipe for dry hair

Nearly everything dries out your hair — sun, swimming, styling, and washing are all culprits to hay-like hair.

This hair mask combines the power of moisture-locking olive oil and scrubby brown sugar to help remedy your dry lock while exfoliating all those dead skin cells and build-up off of your scalp.


  • 1-2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil


  • Combine the ingredients in a small bowl, use more sugar for more scrub, and less sugar for a more oily concoction.
  • Apply to strands while taking the time to massage and scrub into your scalp for exfoliating goodness.
  • Leave on for 15-30 minutes, then wash or rinse your hair as usual.

2. Hair mask recipe for damaged hair

Trying out new styles and hair colors is really fun for you, but may not be so fun for your hair. Excess heat styling, bleaching, or colouring can leave your hair dangerously damaged. Help revive your hair with this super-nourishing blend of avocado, egg, honey, and coconut oil. The egg and avocado lend hair-healthy vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, while the honey and coconut oil penetrate and moisturize.


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


  • First, mash your avocado well in a medium-sized bowl, then mix in your egg, honey, and coconut oil until well combined.
  • Apply to strands from top to bottom, and you can even massage a bit into your scalp. (Warning, this may look a little green and odd.)
  • Leave on for 15-30 minutes, then wash your hair as usual. Use warm (not hot) water to wash to avoid ending up with scrambled eggs in your hair.

3. Hair mask recipe for oily hair

If your hair ends up looking like an oil slick from an overproduction of oil from your scalp, look to this clean and bright oil mopping hair mask with only 2 common ingredients.

The egg white contributes protein and vitamin to the mask to keep hair looking strong, while the lemon juice helps mop up excess oil and cuts through build-up with its natural acidity.


  • 1 egg white
  • ½ lemon


  • Crack an egg and separate the egg white from the yolk, placing only the white into a small bowl.
  • Mix yolk together with ½ of a lemon’s worth of lemon juice and mix well.
  • Apply to strands from top to bottom, and massage a bit into your scalp.
  • Leave on for 30-45 minutes, then wash your hair as usual. Use warm (not hot) water to wash to avoid ending up with scrambled eggs in your hair.

4. Hair mask recipe for hair growth

If your hair is falling out, or really thinning, you may be better off speaking with a doctor in person or via a telemedicine hair health visit to see if a medication can help you retain or regrow your hair. But, if you just want to increase your hair growth for long locks, or to grow out that bad haircut, this hair mask may be right for you. Fast-growing hair is all about scalp health, so this mask focuses on keeping the scalp healthy and moisturized.

Coconut oil lends gentle moisture to the scalp, while cinnamon may help increase scalp blood flow to give growing strands everything they need in terms of oxygen and nutrients (and give you some bonus Fall vibes.)


  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder


  • Mix together the coconut oil and cinnamon in a small bowl until well combined and none of the cinnamon is floating on top.
  • Part your hair down the centre and massage in the mixture for a few minutes throughout your whole scalp. This mask focuses on your scalp, so no need to try and work it all the way down your strands.
  • Leave on for 30-45 minutes, then wash your hair as usual.

5. Hair mask recipe for dull hair

Dull hair can look, well, boring. So boosting shine and lustre can help your lock look renewed. This hair mask uses honey and coconut oil for a moisturizing and conditioning base along with apple cider vinegar to boost shine and potentially help lock in your current hair colour.


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  • Mix together the coconut oil, honey, and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl.
  • Apply to damp hair top to bottom.
  • Leave on for 20-30 minutes, then wash your hair as usual.
Hannah Murray

Hannah is a freelance travel and fashion writer who prides herself in finding the perfect tours and operators to make your journey as authentic and memorable as possible.

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