DIY Hair Masks for Dry, Damaged Hair (That Actually Work!)

Constantly getting split ends, damaged and dry hair? These hair masks might be just the trick. They’re 100% natural (using ingredients you’ll already have on hand!) and specifically target dry, damaged hair, helping to repair and nourish it! So, whether it’s damage, dryness, flakesfrizz, or fading, just head straight to your pantry for ingredients to whip yourself up a DIY hair mask to nourish your locks.

I’ve turned to many natural remedies over the years to help with frizz, split ends, and damaged hair; hair serums, natural shampoos, keeping away from hot hair tools

But hair masks are just a recent discovery for me.

The change in seasons, indoor heat, outdoor elements, styling hair, hair products, treatments, dyeing, and more, can really take it’s toll. Overtime, our hair to becomes brittle, dry, weak and full of split ends.

Hair masks are great in that they help to restore moisture, proteins, nutrients (and in a sense… life) to dry, brittle hair. The best part is, there’s no need to go out and purchase expensive hair revitalising masks from the store, you can make your own at home!

Here are a few hair masks specifically targeted for dry, damaged hair that I’ve found actually work.

Now, when using any hair mask, to achieve the best results it’s important to continue using the hair mask(s) over a length of time (at least once a week), to ensure your hair has time heal, repair and strengthen those locks of yours.

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A hair mask (when done regularly) can help restore and repair damaged hair.

If you make these hair masks, please let me know! Leave a comment below, and if you take a picture and share it, please tag me on Instagram @simplynaturalnessa or use the hashtag #simplynaturalnessa so I can see! I’d love to know how you went!

DIY Hair Masks for Dry, Damaged Hair

When done regularlyonce or twice a week – a hair mask can help restore and nourish damaged, dry hair.

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Coconut oil has the ability to moisturise and nourish hair, preventing protein loss, and makes a wonderful natural remedy for dry, brittle, damaged hair. One of the best ways to nourish your hair with a coconut oil hair mask.

Ingredients:

To use:

  1. Apply coconut oil mask by massaging it into hair and scalp in sections, then brush through to evenly coat strands.
  2. Leave on for 30 minutes or overnight.
  3. Wash with shampoo and warm water (it may take a couple of washes to completely remove the oil from hair), and condition as usual.

Do this mask once a week to help strengthen and moisturise hair.

This is my go-to hair mask, and the one I do most regularly.

Olive Oil & Avocado Hair Mask

This was one of the first ever hair masks I tried for my hair, and found it to be extremely hydrating and nourishing on my hair.

Olive oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which promote hair growth, repair, strengthening and shine! Avocado contains certain minerals which help seal the cuticle, and proteins to nourish and soften hair.

Hair mask avo 4
Rich in fats and proteins to help strengthen and rebuild hair

Ingredients:

To make:

  1. Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Apply to clean, damp hair in sections, massaging it into hair and scalp, then brush through to evenly coat strands.
  3. Leave on for 30 minutes1 hour, or overnight.
  4. Wash with shampoo and warm water (it may take a couple of washes to completely remove the oil from hair), and condition as usual.

Do hair mask once a week to help strengthen and moisturise hair.

Egg Yolk Hair Mask

Eggs are rich in protein and amino acids, which make them a fantastic remedy for damaged hair. They also contain an array of nutrients like vitamins A, E, biotin and folate, which may promote hair growth.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 egg yolks

To make:

  1. Add yolk(s) to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Apply to clean, damp hair in sections, massaging it into hair and scalp, then brush through to evenly coat strands.
  3. Leave on for 30 minutes1 hour, or overnight.
  4. Wash with shampoo and warm water (it may take a couple of washes to completely remove the yolk from hair), and condition as usual.

Do hair mask once a week to help strengthen and moisturise hair.

Banana Honey Restorative Hair Mask

Banana hydrates and moisturises, improving hair strength and preventing breakage, while the biotin found naturally in banana helps encourage hair growth. Honey helps moisturise the hair and scalp, reducing breakage, frizz, and restoring shine.

Ingredients:

To make:

  1. Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Apply to clean, damp hair in sections, massaging it into hair and scalp, then brush through to evenly coat strands.
  3. Leave on for 30 minutes1 hour, or overnight.
  4. Wash with shampoo and warm water (it may take a couple of washes to completely remove the honey and oil from hair), and condition as usual.

Do hair mask once a week to help strengthen and moisturise hair.

Have you used a hair mask before? Did you make your own? Share in the comments below.

Lots of love,

🖤 Vanessa