The Top 10 Best Do it Yourself (DIY) Hair Masks for Amazing Hair
As Hippocrates once said, "Nature itself is the best physician," the wisdom of these words is not unfounded. Natural remedies are, more often than not, an excellent place to begin your quest for stimulating natural, healthy hair growth.
As as you may already know, one of the best hair loss treatments out there is hair masks. However, not all masks are created equal, and depending on what you would like to achieve, here's a curated list of top10 list DIY hair masks for both men and women.
But before we get on to our top 10 list, let's give you a quick overview of what hair masks are and their overall benefits.
So What are Hair Masks?
If you want to know all about hair masks, feel free to read here. In short, hair masks are hair conditioners that you leave in your hair for some time, possibly overnight, to allow your hair to get deeply nourished. Although you can buy some excellent readymade hair masks out there (just like this one), we can't help but tell you about these useful, quick & easy, DIY hair masks below! You can make these hair masks right at home that will literally make a difference to your hair overnight!
But before that, another quick review of what benefits hair masks actually carry.
What Will Hair Masks Do For You?
In a nutshell, hair masks will give you the following benefits:
· A healthier scalp that stimulates hair follicles
· Shinier softer hair
· Moisturized hair
· Less frizzy hair
· Healthier and stronger hair
· Revitalize damaged hair
Depending on what you are aiming for, whether it be hair growth, hair thickening, or hair repair, different hair masks can be used for specific goals in mind. Now let's get on with the top 10 best natural hair masks list.
1. Honey, Egg, and Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Hair Mask
Arguably some of the best natural ingredients for your hair all mixed up into one supreme hair mask. This mask is incredibly useful for dried parched out hair. This hydrating egg hair mask nourishes your hair without making your hair feel heavy (added bonus) and making your hair shinier. Honey promotes cell growth plan and simple, hence, hair growth. The eggs provide your hair follicles with fatty acids and biotin, and the ACV nourishes your scalp's pH and has antimicrobial properties. An easy-to-make yet effective mask that packs a punch!
All that is need to make this mask, just mix 1 tbsp of ACV, 1 tsp of honey, and 1 egg and apply to your hair liberally and leave on for 30-40 minutes, and rinse.
2. Coconut Oil, Sugar, and Essential Oils Hair Mask
Coconut oil is well-known for hair growth because it closely resembles your natural scalp oils and quickly moisturizes your hair. Essential oils are again known to help improve hair health. This mask also uses sugar. The sugar acts as an abrasive and breaks down to make glycolic acid, which itself dissolves dead skin cells. So not only do you get a great hair mask but a useful DIY scrub for your scalp! This one is especially suitable for those of you dealing with a flaky, itchy scalp. Bonus, you can double the amount and use it as a face mask too!
To make this mask mix 2 tbsp of raw Coconut oil, 5 drops of Peppermint oil, 4 tsp of raw sugar, and 2 drops of Tea Tree oil and mix. Apply the mixture to your damp hair and scalp and massage for a few minutes and let it sit 5-10 minutes and rinse.
3. Egg, Lemon, and Coconut Oil Hair Mask
As discussed earlier, Eggs are great for your hair, and so is coconut oil. But what about the lemons? Lemons are known to give you shinier hair, make them less oily, and fight dandruff. This is because of the citric acid and Vitamin C in the fruits, and we all know what they say…when life gives you lemons make a lemon hair mask!
To make this hair mask, mix 2 whole eggs, 2-3 drops of lemon juice, and 2 tbsp of coconut oil. Then apply to your hair thoroughly and massage. Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic and let sit for 20 minutes and rinse with cool water.
4. Avocado, Egg, and Olive Oil Hair Mask
This one is for all you avocado lovers out there! This Avocado hair mask is packed with Omega 3 fatty acids, biotin, and proteins that will help you treat and repair your damaged hair and promote hair growth. Avocados are known to moisturize your hair and nourish your scalp. While olive oil helps treat dandruff and stimulates hair growth because of its Vitamin E content.
To make this mask, mash up half an avocado, mix it with 1 egg, 1 tbsp of olive oil, and 1 tbsp of honey. Apply it your wet hair from the hair's ends towards your scalp, let sit covered for 10 minutes, and then uncovered for 20 and wash it.
5. Banana, Honey, and Egg Hair Mask
Hmm, this almost sounds like a recipe for a really refreshing protein shake, doesn't it? And it kind of is, but for your hair! You already know what honey and eggs do for your hair, so let's talk about the banana. Bananas are known to add shine to your hair, control and prevent dandruff, and moisturize your scalp. This natural hair mask helps in improving hair growth and gives you shinier healthier hair!
Just mash up 1 ripe banana, mix in 1 tbsp raw honey, and 1 raw egg. Apply to your hair from root to tip, let sit for 20 minutes and rinse.
6. Yogurt, ACV, Honey, and Lemon Hair Mask
This natural hair mask has exceptional deep cleaning properties for your hair. The two acids work as astringents to wash away all the excess oil from your hair while the lactic acid and Zinc in the yogurt and the honey make this an excellent hydrating hair mask and repairs hair damage.
Mix ½ cup of plain yogurt, 1 tsp of ACV, 1 tbsp of lemon, 2 tbsp of water, and. 1 tbsp of honey. Apply to your hair and let sit for 10-15 mins and rinse with cold water.
7. Eggs, Milk, and Coconut Oil Hair Mask
This hair mask is excellent for softening your hair. The eggs provide the protein and fatty acids, the coconut oil brings in the moisture and revitalizes hair strands while repairing damage, and the milk provides your hair with minerals like calcium and vitamins that strengthen your hair and make them lustrous.
Mix 1 egg, ¼ cup of whole milk, and 2 tbsp of coconut oil and apply to your hair using a brush. This particular mask should be applied just to your hair, so avoid contact to the scalp. Once complete, let sit covered for 10-20 minutes, then rinse.
8. Aloe Vera, Olive Oil, and Egg Yolks Hair Mask
This is one of the natural overnight hair masks that does wonders. Aloe Vera is packed full of nutrients for your hair like Vitamin A and Vitamin C and has exceptional soothing properties.
The olive oil treats dry and damaged hair that can be caused by styling tools, coloring, chlorine, or saltwater. All of these ingredients boost your hair growth, soften your hair, clean your scalp and hair follicle, and moisturize your hair.
Just mix 2 tsp of olive oil, two egg yolks, and the aloe vera gel from one leaf. Apply to your hair and massage for 10-15 minutes. Wear a shower cap and let it sit overnight. Wash with cool water the next day.
9. Strawberries, Honey, and Coconut Oil Hair Mask
This one's sure to make your hair smell delicious! The strawberries are full of Vitamin C, which helps your body produce collagen and consequently improves the hair structure. The mask is great to add shine to hair, eliminate excessive oiliness, add a sweet fragrance, repairs hair damage, and give your hair a healthy glossy sheen.
To make this mask, mix 6-8 fresh strawberries, 1 tbsp of coconut oil, and 1 tbsp of honey. Apply evenly to your damp hair, let sit for 5-10 minutes, and rinse with warm water.
10. Olive Oil and Brown Sugar Hair Mask
If you have dry hair, well, we have your solution. This olive oil hair mask will help treat dry damaged hair and the itchiness and dandruff that comes along with it. The extra virgin olive oil acts as a natural moisturizer and conditioner that prevents breakage and split ends. The brown sugar acts as a natural exfoliant and gets rid of any dead skin cells. All in all, this natural hair mask gives you a healthier scalp and dandruff free properly nourished hair!
To make this, just mix 1 tbsp of olive oil with 2 tbsp of brown sugar. Scrub away in your hair and on your scalp. Let sit for 15-20 minutes and rinse.
Natural DIY hair masks are a great companion on your journey to happy, healthy hair. And as you can see, you don't really need to break your wallet to treat your hair right. These DIY hair masks have exceptional benefits for your hair and can bring results within as little as 2 weeks. In general, you can apply these masks every few days for maximum efficacy. And the best part? You most likely have 90% (if not all) of these ingredients right in your pantry!
We hope this list helps you give you that jump-start you may need to help naturally nourish your hair without using any artificial ingredients. Be sure to check out more of our work to help solve all your hair problems. Best of luck!