5 Best DIY Hair Masks for Dry, Damaged, Frizzy Hair

Hair masks are a wonderful alternative to deep conditioners, as they are used to solve an array of common hair challenges.

Using a hair mask will help compat with hair or a scalp that is:

  • Damaged (from heat, chemicals, hair tools & accessories)
  • Dry
  • Experiencing breakage
  • Loss of color
  • Fading 
  • Frizzy
  • Losing moisture
  • Flaky

And many more!  

We strongly recommend staying away from hair masks that contain harmful ingredients that can damage your hair and switch to a natural formulated hair mask! 

This way, you will receive all of the wonderful benefits of  a hair mask without the long-term damage associated with harsh chemicals/ingredients. 


Best hair mask ingredients

Hair masks can provide you with tons of amazing benefits. If you want to purchase a hair mask to save time and always have on hand, look out for ones that contain natural, organic ingredients! 

Some of the best hair mask ingredients to look for when purchasing a hair mask include:

  • Natural glycerin
  • Biotin/ Folic Acid
  • Glycine
  • Plant extracts (hibiscus, aloe vera, citrus, bamboo, green tea)
  • Collagen
  • Natural oils, such as coconut, olive, and jojoba

The Shedavi Crowned Protein Masque is natural, organic, vegan, and does not contain any harsh chemicals. 

 

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All of the ingredients above can be found in this mask, plus tons of other ingredients that will leave your hair feeling strong, soft, and healthy! 

 

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We love hair masks, and  believe they can really help strengthen your hair. In addition to using the Shedavi protein hair masque, you can also make simple hair masks at home!

In this blog, we are going to give you our favorite DIY hair masks that are specifically beneficial to your natural hair needs.

Let’s jump right in!

1. DIY Coconut Oil + Honey Hair Mask: Best for Damaged Hair

Coconut oil is a curly hair community favorite, and it’s not hard to tell why. 

Due to its versatility of benefits, coconut oil is essentially the holy grail for hair, skin, and other beauty routines. 

Here are a few of coconut oil’s benefits:

  • It conditions your hair
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Adds shine and brightness to your hair
  • Softens your curls
  • Prevents hair breakage

  • Alone it’s powerful, no doubt. However, when mixed together with honey, the results of its moisturizing capabilities are amplified!

    Honey is a humectant & emollient, a natural ingredient that can attract moisture to your hair and lock it in to avoid moisture loss. 

    It also contains keratin, a protective protein responsible for the healing and strengthening of your hair.

    This combination of coconut oil and honey is perfect for you if you need a boost of moisture and hydration to your dry, damaged, or flaky hair. 

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    Ingredients Needed for Your Coconut Oil + Honey Hair Mask

    • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
    • 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil

    How to Apply Your Coconut Oil + Honey Hair Mask

    1. Combine ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly
    2. Transfer mix into a small pot
    3. Heat on low until completely melted
    4. Once melted, apply to your hair from top to bottom, with no strands left behind.
    5. Cover with a shower cap and let it sit for 15-20 minutes
    6. Rinse out as normal. We suggest doing so with a Cleansing Co-wash

    2. DIY Aloe Vera + Yogurt + Honey Hair Mask: Best for Dry & Itchy Scalp

    Yogurt, in its plain form, can be used as a natural conditioner that supports hair texture and adds the perfect boost of shine that you need. 

    The healthy vitamins and fatty acids found in yogurt contribute to the many benefits it possesses such as:

  • Eliminating dandruff
  • Ridding of itchy scalp 
  • Adds shine to natural hair

  • Aloe vera is a natural plant that contains a gel-like substance which is popularly known for its healing properties.  This natural ingredient contains nourishing vitamins and healthy minerals that make it perfect for:

  • Soothing an irritated scalp
  • Strengthening weak hair strands
  • Promoting hair growth

  • When yogurt is combined with aloe vera, it maximizes the complete benefits of both worlds. In addition to these two complementary ingredients, you can also add honey and olive oil to your new DIY hair mask!

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    Ingredients Needed for Your Aloe Vera + Yogurt + Honey Hair Mask

    • 2 Tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel
    • 2 Tablespoons of Yogurt 
    • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
    • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil (Optional; use for brittle, dry hair)

    How to Apply Your Aloe Vera + Yogurt + Honey Hair Mask

    1. Combine ingredients into a bowl and blend them all thoroughly
    2. Transfer mix into a small pot
    3. Heat on low until completely melted
    4. Once melted, cover each strand and massage into your scalp for 5 minutes
    5. Cover with a shower cap and let it sit for 18- 25 minutes
    6. Rinse out as normal. We suggest doing so with a Cleansing Co-wash

    3. DIY Avocado + Olive Oil + Honey Hair Mask: Best to Add Shine & Strengthen Hair

    Avocados are a fruit that contains a multitude of healthy nutrients & minerals such as potassium, protein, and amino acids. 

    Just as importantly, it’s known for its healthy fats: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. 

    It’s used for many of its beneficial properties like:

    • Adding shine, volume, and definition to your hair
    • Moisturizing your hair and scalp
    • Promotes hair growth
    • Prevents dandruff 
    • Revitalizes dry, damaged hair

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    Ingredients Needed for Your Avocado + Olive Oil + Honey Hair Mask

    • 1 Ripe Avocado 
    • 1 Teaspoon of Honey
    • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
    • ½ Cup of Yogurt (optional)

    How to Apply Your Avocado + Olive Oil + Honey Hair Mask

    1. Combine ingredients into a bowl and blend them until a thick, smooth paste forms
    2. Apply to damp hair
    3. Cover with a shower cap and let it sit for 25- 30 minutes
    4. Rinse out as normal. We suggest doing so with a Cleansing Co-wash

    4. Argan Oil + Olive Oil + Honey Hair Mask: Best Restorative Hair Treatment for Natural Hair

    Derived from the Moroccan Argan tree, argan oil offers a plethora of beneficial nutrients for your hair such as fatty acids and vitamin E.

    It serves as a restorative hair treatment by healing your hair & scalp and adding that boost of moisture that you desperately need to flourish.

    In this DIY hair mask, we’re going to add some more of our favorites like olive oil and raw honey.

    So, if you need hydration and thickened hair, then follow the steps below to achieve them!

    Ingredients Needed for Your Argan Oil + Olive Oil + Honey Hair Mask 

    • 2 Tablespoons of Argan Oil 
    • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
    • 1 Tablespoon of Honey

    How to Apply Your Argan Oil + Olive Oil + Honey Hair Mask 

    1. Combine ingredients into a bowl and mix them together thoroughly
    2. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and heat on low
    3. Once it’s ready, apply to your hair entirely.
    4. Cover with a shower cap and let it sit for 20- 30 minutes
    5. Rinse out as normal. We suggest doing so with a Cleansing Co-wash

    5. Castor Oil & Aloe Vera Hair Mask: Best Overnight Hair Treatment for Dry Hair

    Castor oil comes with a heap of benefits that lead to healthy, nourished hair and scalp.

    It's mostly known for its ability to:

    • Prevent hair breakage
    • Promote hair growth
    • Increase shine
    • Reduce dandruff
    • Moisture the hair and scalp 

    When it comes to dry hair, castor oil and aloe vera team up perfectly to help you nourish your way back to a healthy hair journey!

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    Ingredients Needed for Your Castor Oil & Aloe Vera Hair Mask

    • 3 Tablespoons of Castor Oil 
    • 1 Tablespoon of Aloe Vera

    How to Apply Your Castor Oil & Aloe Vera Hair Mask

    1. Combine ingredients into a bowl and mix them together thoroughly
    2. Once mixed, you can apply directly to damp or dry hair
    3. Wrap your hair with a warm towel and let it sit for 30 - 45 minutes, or leave overnight
    4. Rinse out as normal. We suggest doing so with a Cleansing Co-wash

    What Hair Mask Will You Choose? 

    Hair masks come in all types and forms, but the most important rule is to only use natural ingredients that will nourish your hair and help it stay strong and strong! 

    Tell us your favorite DIY hair mask in the comments below! 

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