Hair Mask 101: Our Favorite Homemade Hair Masks to Nourish your Locks

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Let us face it. Everyone has struggled with split ends or dry and damaged hair at some point in their life. If you find yourself less than happy with your follicle friends, now is the time to change that with these all-natural DIY homemade hair masks! Use ingredients you can find around your house to increase your hair’s health. Remember, everyone’s hair is slightly different, so try to find the one that works best for you!

Crazy for Coconut:

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Isn’t coconut the answer for everything, though? Most hair mask bases include coconut oil, but we found one that we think is simply perfect.

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil (depending on how thick/long your hair is, you might need to adjust the amount when making your own recipes)
  • 1 teaspoon essential oil, your choice of scent (Lavender is our favorite!)

Mix them together and apply to your hair, starting at the scalp.  Like most of these recipes, allow it to sit on your hair for at least ten minutes. For best results, let sit at least thirty minutes. Unlike other recipes, though, you can leave this mixture on for the better part of the day, or even overnight. The essential oil will not only help moisturize, but it will also leave your hair smelling great!

Related Article: How To Make Your Own Moisturizing Hair Mask

The Tree-o

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This recipe has some surprises! The avocado in it can reduce oiliness and add thickness to your locks.

  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • A small avocado, mashed
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients together. If the coconut oil is congealed, add a little water or more lemon juice, and melt on a stovetop or in the microwave for a few seconds to make it more pliable. Apply and wait.

Sweet as Can Be:
Make your hair shine with this conditioning concoction!

  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Combine the sugar and olive oil together; the resulting mixture will be grainy. Apply it to your hair and wait for thirty minutes before rinsing it out.

Related Article: Here Are Three Detoxifying Masks Our Skin Is Craving Now

Better than a Drink:

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You might have heard of a banana and coconut smoothie, but did you ever think you could use it as a homemade conditioner? You need:

  • 1 small banana
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil

Mash the banana and add the coconut oil; if it is thick, water it down slightly and apply from your roots to the tips. You will definitely want to wash this one off after letting it do its work!

If you are short on time but still want to apply a hair mask, forget the fancy mixtures, and use one of the following ingredients by itself:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (great for your scalp, too!)
  • Olive Oil

You do not need to split any hairs over the question of trying on these homemade hair masks. They are simple, quick, and made with completely natural ingredients. Whatever type of hair you have, treat your tresses, and give them the pampering they deserve!

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