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Natural DIY Hair Masks to Cure Dry Hair

As winter moves into spring, your hair might not be looking or feeling its best. It’s been through months of dryness and weather changes and it’s probably in need of a little extra moisture.

Instead of paying for expensive hair treatments to cute dried strands and split ends, try one of these natural DIY hair masks formulated specifically to help dry hair!

1. Coconut pack


You’ll need: Extra virgin organic coconut oil. That’s it! It’s so rich in nutrients that simply massaging it into your roots and throughout your hair occasionally will benefit each strand and your scalp.

2. Honey and olive oil mask

Honey and olive oil mask

You’ll need:

  • 4 tbsp of honey
  • 6 tbsp of olive oil

Once the mixture is applied all over, cover your hair with  a plastic bag and let it sit fr 15-30 minutes.

3. Milk and honey mask

Milk and honey

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of room temperature full fat milk
  • 2 tbsp of honey

Apply the mixture to the driest parts of your hair (ex. the ends), let it sit for about an hour, and wash it out with your regular shampoo.

4. Avocado, olive oil, and honey

Avocado, olive oil, and honey

You’ll need:

  • 1 whole ripe avocado, mashed
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil

Blend the ingredients together and apply to the hair all over. Cover your hair with a plastic bag and let it sit for 20 minutes to an hour before washing it out.(Photo source: Braintree Clothing)

5. Mayonnaise pack

Mayonnaise pack

You’ll need:

  • Several spoonfuls of regular mayo
  • A couple drops of your favourite smelling essential oil

Mix the oil with the mayo to keep things smelling nice and applying it all over.(Photo source: Livestrong)

6. Strawberry mask

Strawberry mask

You’ll need:

  • 200g of fresh strawberries
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil

Blend the ingredients together and apply!(Photo source: The Odyssey Online)

7. Egg mask

Egg hair mask

You’ll need:

  • 1 egg yolk (separated from its whites)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • A squeeze of lemon juice

Mix each ingredient with the egg yolk (but not the whites) and massage it into your scalp and throughout your hair. This mixture is restorative for very damaged hair.(Photo source: Zeeelle)

8. Banana mask

Banana hair mask

You’ll need:

  • 2 over ripe bananas
  • Coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of honey

Blend the ingredients together and apply the mixture all over your hair. This one only needs about five minutes to work!(Photo source: Hungry for Change)

9. Yogurt mask

Yogurt mask

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of yogurt
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar

This mask will help your dry ends, but it’s especially good for ridding your hair of excess oils at the roots.(Photo source: The Doctor’s TV)

10. Apple cider vinegar and lemon mask

Apple cisder vinegar and lemon mask

You’ll need:

  • 1 lemon’s worth of peelings
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

Blend the ingredients together, massage the mixture into your scalp, and let it sit for 15 minutes. Your scalp will be cleansed of excess oils, leaving it dandruff free.

11. Banana, honey, and almond mask

Banana honey almond mask

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 of a ripe banana
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 3 drops of almond oil

Mash the banana and then mix the other ingredients in thoroughly. Massage the mixture into your hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. It’ll replace moisture and smooth down frizz!(Photo source: Makeup and Beauty)

12. Beer mask

Beer hair mask

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of flat beer
  • 1 tsp of sunflower oil
  • 1 raw egg

Blend the ingredients together, apply the mixture throughout damp hair, and let is sit for 15 minutes. Rinse it with cool water. Besides getting moisture form the oil and egg, the yeast in the beer will give your locks volume.(Photo source: In Life Healthcare)

13. Cornstarch mask

Cornstarch hair mask

You’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 1 empty salt shaker

Put the cornstarch into the shaker and use the shaker to sprinkle it over the roots of your hair. The cornstarch will absorb excess oils, causing hair to look less greasy, which actually benefits ends that are prone to dryness in combination hair types. After 10 minutes, brush the cornstarch out. No washing necessary!(Photo source: Remedies and Herbs)

14. Baking soda mask

Basking soda mask

You’ll need:

  • 2 tbsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup of water

Stir until a paste forms and apply this throughout your roots. The baking soda will soak up any product residue left in your hair from tough-to-wash products to stop them from drying your hair out over time.(Photo source: OLW Women)

15. Maple syrup mask

Maple syrup mask

You’ll need: equal parts virgin unrefined coconut oil and pure maple syrup. Besides  making you smell sweet, this mixture will smooth your hair out and lock in moisture.(Photo source: Hair Coded)

Do you know someone who’s always complaining about dry, damaged hair? Share this post with them so they know that they have natural alternatives to store-bought hair masks!

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