Top 7 Effective DIY Hair Masks

Self-love is one of the biggest forms of love. Pampering yourself is a part of self-love. Taking care of your skin and hair 1is as important as taking care of your physical health.

We all run into hair problems, whether it’s damaged hair, dryness, flaking, frizz, hair breakage, or hair loss. Climate change, indoor heat, hot hair tools, and outdoor conditions are just a few factors that can cause these changes.

Taking care of your hair can be very expensive sometimes, so here we have come to your rescue. You can take care of your hair with no expensive hair treatments burdening your pocket.

This list of some best DIY hair masks that will work not less than an expensive parlor treatment.

Best DIY Hair Masks

1. Honey Mask:

It esolve dry hair. Providing shine and nourishing without weighing strands down, this mask gives your hair a great hydrating hair treatment.2

A) Egg, apple cider vinegar, and honey mask

  • The DIY hair mask ingredients needed are- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 egg, and 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • Blend the ingredients together until smooth. Your hair length will dictate how much of the recipe you should double or half.
  • You should leave it on for at least 30 minutes before showering. Any hair type can reap the benefits from this deep-nourishing hair mask recipe.
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B) Another one of the best DIY hair masks is prepared by mixing honey with olive oil.

  • Mix half cup of honey with a half cup of olive oil and apply it to your scalp after heating the mixture for 30 seconds in a microwave. Clip your hair into a bun and cover it with a shower cap.
  • Keep the mask on for 30-35 minutes before rinsing it off with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water.
  • If you need to nourish and condition your hair naturally, this honey hair mask is the perfect natural conditioner.
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C) Banana, olive oil and honey mask

  • Mash 2 ripped bananas with half a cup of olive oil and half a cup of honey and whisk them together until a smooth paste is formed.
  • Apply it to your scalp and hair and leave for around 30 minutes.
  • Finish by rinsing it off with a mild shampoo.

D) Jojoba oil with honey 

  • Mix 1 tablespoon jojoba oil with 1 tablespoon honey and heat it in the microwave for a few seconds.
  • Apply the mixture throughout your hair and clip your hair into a bun.
  • Rinse it off with the help of a shampoo that suits your hair after half an hour.

2) Coconut Oil Mask

This is one of the DIY hair masks which stimulates hair growth.

If you get dandruff on your scalp when it is cold outside, it may result from the temperature in your home is much higher, which is drying out your skin.

Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft and protects it from dryness. It is also best suited for curly hair.

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The DIY hair mask ingredients needed are:

  • 2 tablespoons of unrefined coconut oil
  • 4 teaspoons of raw sugar
  • Essential oils (5 drops of peppermint oil, 2 drops of tea tree oil)

Add the ingredients to a small bowl and gently combine them until smooth. After your rinse, apply the mixture generously to a few inches sections of clean, damp hair by using your fingers or a hair color brush.

Gently apply the mask into your hair after evenly applying it for a few minutes, then secure it with a hair clip and leave it for the duration of your shower.

Coconut oil use is not limited to only one DIY hair mask. It can also use it with raw honey.

  • Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan with honey.
  • Stir the mixture over low heat until completely smooth. Ensure the honey and the coconut oil are well blended.
  • The coconut oil and honey mixture should be lukewarm once it has cooled down.
  • Following the recommended protocol, wet your hair and apply the mixture using a spray bottle.

Rinse out the coconut oil and honey hair mask with warm water after sitting for around forty to forty-five minutes. Complete the process by cleansing and conditioning your hair as usual.

3) Egg Mask

A) If you have oily hair or oily scalp, this is one of the best DIY hair masks that will help promote hair growth, rather say healthy hair growth. This homemade hair mask 3is very easy to prepare.

Make sure only to use the whites, which have protein enzymes that help remove excess oil.

A) Using egg White 

  • By mixing 1 egg white with a lemon juice from half a lemon, this mask will be ready.
  • Massage it over the hair from roots to ends—lather with lukewarm water.
  • Do not rinse with hot water!
  • Let it sit for half n’ hour to an hour – the longer, the better.
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B) Using egg yolk

  • Mixing egg yolk with olive oil makes up a DIY hair mask,which is best to promote healthy hair growth.
  • Olive oil is known for its properties of strengthening the hair and softening it. The cherry on the cake is the scalp exfoliating property.
  • Fatty acids are abundant in the egg yolk, and essential vitamins like A, D, and E are also present.
  • Let this egg yolk and olive oil hair mask stay in your hair for 20-25 minutes before rinsing it off with shampoo.
  • Use cool water for cleansing.
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C) Using whole egg

The ingredients needed for this mask are-

  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Banana and honey have some great moisturizing properties to nourish your hair and scalp, while olive oil and milk will help in strengthening and making your hair shine.

Let this mask sit on your hair for around an hour, and then rinse it off with shampoo and cold water.

4) Avocado Mask

This is one of the DIY hair masks which can work wonders for your damaged hair. Color-treated hair is often vulnerable to damage. This hair mask comes to the rescue of your damaged hair.

A) Avocado with honey

Ingredients needed are-

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 egg

Avocado-based masks help in the scalp’s rejuvenation and also have moisturizing properties. This mask helps in fighting free radicals because it’s full of antioxidants.

This mask should be applied on wet hair from the end of the hair strands and make your way through the scalp. Once you are done applying this DIY hair mask, wrap your hair into a bun and then cover it with a shower cap.

Blow-dry your hair covered with a shower cap for 8-10 minutes to activate the ingredients. And when you are done with blow-drying, let the mask sit in your hair for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off.

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B) Avocado with lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Lemon juice is well known for its work against dandruff and may help reduce oil if you have an oily scalp.

This mask should be applied to damp hair or dry hair from top to bottom(from hair follicle to hair cuticle).

5) Essential Oils Hair Mask

We often mistake essential oil for regular oils, but it’s not the case. Essential oils are made from the non-fatty parts of the plant and are light to touch.

Essential oils are highly concentrated, and hence it’s advised to use them in small quantities or diluted format.

Different essential oils are effective in different hair types, different hair problems, and different hair requirements.

Lavender essential oil is used for hair growth, tea tree essential oil for dandruff treatment, Ylang Ylang essential oil for hair smoothing, whereas Bergamot essential oil4 is for lustrous hair.

One of the best DIY hair masks for promoting faster hair growth needs to have lavender essential oil in it.

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  • Mix some drops of lavender oil in 3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil. You can use olive oil in place of coconut oil as well.
  • Apply it onto your scalp and let it stay for 10-20 minutes before washing it off with your regular shampoo.
  • Another amazing essential oil is rosemary oil, and it works wonderfully for improving cellular generation.
  • Talking about the best DIY hair masks, we cannot skip this rosemary-olive oil (or coconut oil) mask.
  • Mix the required drops of rosemary oil with coconut oil or olive oil and apply them to your scalp.

Rosemary oil is well known for its properties of thickening the hair and helping you get rid of fine hair. It is also known for helping hair grow faster.

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Tea tree essential oil is known for unplugging hair follicles. Besides unplugging hair follicles, it has antimicrobial properties and is a powerful cleanser.

This oil is available in the market with different concentrations, so it’s advised to choose the right one according to your requirements.

You can use 9-10 drops of tea tree oil with your shampoo and conditioner. This combination can be used daily.

Mixing 3 drops of tea tree oil with 2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil makes it one of the effective DIY hair masks.

6) Apple Cider Vinegar Mask

A) If you are dealing with an irritated scalp, this is probably one of the best DIY hair masks for you. The ingredients needed are-

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 drops of peppermint oil
  • 1 cup of green tea.

Apple cider vinegar can be used for washing hair as well as including it with some other ingredients can turn it into an amazing DIY hair mask. It is well known for improving the luster of your natural hair.

It also protects hair and scalp from itchiness or any scalp infection. When used with green tea, it can give results that can make you fall in love with your natural hair again.

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The health benefits of green tea are not hidden from anyone, and now it is beneficial for your scalp health. Green tea calms down your irritated scalp with the help of its powerful antioxidants and nutrients.

Whisk the ingredients together and then apply them to your scalp. Let it sit on your scalp for at least 5-8 minutes before washing it off.

B) Another apple cider vinegar mask for natural hair conditioning needs the following ingredients-

  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

For better results, you can use a few drops of essential oil well.

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Whisk all these ingredients together until a smooth paste is formed. Massage it into your scalp with the help of your fingers. Keep it for 15- 18 minutes, and then wash it with water. You need to wash it 2-3 times with water so that you don’t need shampoo.

One of the best DIY hair masks for faster growing hair, using apple cider vinegar includes coconut oil.

Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with coconut oil. The quantity of coconut oil can vary according to your scalp. If you have an oily scalp, use less coconut oil, but use more if you have a dry scalp. For normal scalp, use 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.

Keep this mixture in your hair for around 10 minutes, and then rinse it off with your shampoo normally.

7) Almond Milk Mask

A) If you have fine hair and you are looking for a hair mask to improve your hair structure and add volume to your hair, then this is the one you are looking for.

Almond milk is rich in proteins, vitamins like A and E, zinc, potassium, and more. This is the reason almond milk is known for restoring hair health.

This is one of the best DIY hair masks for increasing the volume of your hair. The ingredients needed are-

  • 1 mashed banana
  • Almond milk

Mash the banana and mix it with the almond milk until they form a smooth paste. Apply it to the full length of your hair, and then clip your hair into a bun. Rinse it off with a suitable shampoo after 20- 30 minutes.

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B) Half a cup of almond milk can be mixed with 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel, and then it can work wonders for your hair.

Aloe vera has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It has many minerals and vitamins that enhance your scalp health and tackles most of the scalp-related issues.5

Clip your hairs into a bun and cover them with a shower cap so that the mask does not drip off. Let this mask stay in your hair and scalp for 20 minutes, and then rinse it off normally with a shampoo suitable for your hair.

This mask will help your hair get back its natural beauty.


These are some of the best DIY hair masks to enhance the quality of your hair. These top 7 DIY hair masks are worth your try. Your hair deserves care and love.

These DIY hair masks are something that you will not regret trying. The only thing which you need to keep in mind is consistency. Yes, consistency is the key. If you are consistent with these masks, then you will get the desired results.

So take out some time from your busy schedule and try out these DIY hair masks today.

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