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DIY hair masks are so nutritious and helpful for mending damaged hair. Damage can occur by over processing your hair through hot tools, chemicals or even the sun. There are plenty of great products out there but, the truth is, the best thing to keep your hair strong and healthy is to use homemade methods that can naturally repair your hair. DIY hair masks are a great way to do that. Here are my top 3 for all hair types.

Coconut Lime Hair Mask

I love this mask so much, I made it as the first all natural product for my beauty line. I use it as often as every week to at least once a month, but it really depends on your hair type and its condition.

Benefits:

  • Adds moisture
  • Deep conditions
  • Nourishes hair follicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of Organic Coconut Milk
  • 1 Organic Lime

Directions:

Before you wash your hair, mix the coconut milk and lime together and work it into your hair starting at your roots and working your way down. Make sure to part your hair into sections so you can thoroughly apply it to your Let sit for about 20 mins and wash out as usual.  

Why Coconut Milk?

Coconut Milk is a common ingredient for hair treatments used predominantly by women in Southeast Asian countries. Coconut Milk has many beneficial minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, and calcium which work wonders for your hair. It is considered a natural detangler.

Why Lime?

The vitamin C in limes are great for removing dandruff, soothing an itchy scalp, and managing an oily scalp. Lime is also known for promoting hair growth and addressing issues such as hair thinning and baldness.

Deep Clean DIY Hair Mask

This mask is great for scalp buildup. It washes away all those excess oils, dirt, dead skin, and product remains from your strands. Being a curly girl, I put a lot of product in my hair on a daily basis so I would use this anywhere from once a week to once a month.

Benefits:

  • Removes excess scalp buildup
  • Deep cleanse
  • Reduces oiliness of scalp

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother)
  • 1 cup of Yogurt (any plain yogurt will work; I use plain greek yogurt)
  • Water
    • Lemon can lighten the color of your hair, so you may want to dilute it with a little bit of water

Directions:

Mix the ingredients together and apply to your hair before you shampoo. Let it sit for about 5-20 mins and wash as normal.

Why Yogurt?

Yogurt contains important ingredients like zinc and lactic acids which counteract the effects of astringents by moisturizing the scalp.

Aloe Vera Hair Mask

This mask is so nourishing for your locks. I’ve used aloe vera for my skin and hair all by itself and it has worked wonders. It’s hydrating, it repairs damaged hair, and strengthens your strands. Aloe vera contains antioxidants and is chock full of vitamins that create healthy strong, growing strands of hair. Combined with a few other natural ingredients, this mask is a powerhouse of nutrients.

Benefits:

  • Provides vitamins E, A, C, and B12
  • Full of antioxidants
  • Promotes healthy hair
  • Encourages hair growth

Ingredients:

  • Aloe Vera Gel (the more natural the better its effects) – the amount depends on your hair length
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Coconut Oil (preferably virgin)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Honey

Directions:

Apply this before you wash your hair. Put it under a shower cap for about 45 minutes and then rinse out and wash as usual.

Why Aloe Vera Gel?

Aloe vera has many valuable healing properties and is used by many people to treat skin and hair issues. For your hair, it is best to use the raw gel from the aloe plant. Aloe vera contains fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory properties to combat an itchy scalp. It is also gentle on your hair, so you don’t have to worry about the integrity of your hair strands. As mentioned, Aloe vera contains vitamins such as A,C, and E which contribute to cell turnover. In order to have healthy, shiny hair, you need to stimulate the cells in your hair follicles.

WARNING!

Usually aloe vera suits everyone, but some people can be allergic to it. be sure to do a patch test before using it on yourself. Generally it takes up to 2 hours for your skin to react.

DIY Avocado Hair Smoothie

If you don’t properly moisturize your curls they can become rough and frizzy, especially with summer just around the corner. this DIY avocado hair smoothie is a game changer to help get your curls bouncing again. This natural hair mask is best for anyone suffering from dry, frizzy, unruly hair. I recommend using this mask two to three times a month.

Benefits:

  • Deeply moisturizes scalp
  • Conditions curls
  • Battles hair frizz
  • Reduce hair breakage and split ends
  • Encourage shiny hair

Ingredients:

  • 1 Avocado ( or as required by your hair length)
    • If you don’t have avocados, that’s completely fine. you can substitute it with bananas or papaya puree.
  • Coconut Milk (just enough to create a runny texture)
  • 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil (feel free to reduce the amount if your hair its easily weighed down by oils)
    • You can also substitute olive oil with a lighter oil like Argan or Jojoba.
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey

Directions:

Take all the ingredients and blend together until you get a smooth textured liquid (almost like a smoothie). Be careful to avoid any lumps or it will be difficult to remove from your hair. Part your hair into sections depending on the thickness of your hair and detangle with your fingers. Apply the mask generously throughout your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave on for about 25 – 45 minutes. For some extra boost, you can wrap your hair in a hot towel. After the allotted time, continue with your hair wash routine.


Hope you enjoy! Let us know in the comments below if you try any of these and the effects they have on your hair. I am a curly girl so I usually go for moisture in all my hair masks but these are great for all hair types.

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