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18 homemade nourishing hair masks

We all want to have a beautiful, healthy and shiny hair. But with all the hair dyeing, bleaching and everyday use of heating tools, our hair gets dry, damaged and brittle. To maintain a beautiful and healthy hair requires a lot of care and attention and that’s where our trusted nourishing homemade hair masks come in. DIY hair masks are easy to make, doesn’t require some expensive ingredients and best of all – they are completely natural. Here are some homemade hair masks which will nourish your hair and make it shiny and healthy.

18 nourishing homemade hair masks

Homemade nourishing hair mask for shiny hair

Take the juice of 2 lemons and mix it with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Rub the mixture on your roots and to the rest of the hair. For easier application you can use spray bottle. After 20-30 minutes wash the hair and then do the final rinse with water in which you added 2 tablespoons of lemon  juice. This homemade hair mask is great for blonde hair because it will make it lighter and shinier.

Fast DIY nourishing hair mask

Spread mayonnaise thoroughly onto the the hair, put a shower cap on and wrap with a towel and let it stay 1 to 2 hours then wash your hair with your favorite shampoo and conditioner and let it air dry (don’t use hair dryer). Once it’s dried, you can style it however you want. This homemade nourishing hair treatment is an Italian specialty and you should make it once a month.

Homemade nourishing hair mask with pumpkin

Make a paste of 3 tablespoons of roasted squash or pumpkin, one egg yolk and 3 tablespoons of honey. To make the paste more smooth so it’ll be easier to wash out of your hair, run it through a fine sieve. Apply the DIY nourishing hair mask to all of your hair. Let it sit for 30 minutes and wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner. Tip: If you want your DIY hair mask to smell yummy and to make it extra special, add a dash of pumpkin pie spice to it.

Winter homemade hair mask

This homemade hair mask is slightly more difficult to make, but this DIY winter hair mask gives really impressive results. Make the hair mask from 5 tablespoons of oat flour, 1 tablespoon of homey and 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. If you don’t have oat flour, take a regular oatmeal, grind it and sift it and you will have oatmeal powder. If the mixture is too thick, add more olive oil. Apply this homemade hair mask on your hair half an hour before washing. Then rinse and wash your hair as usual

Simple homemade hair mask with avocado oil

For this simple and fast DIY hair mask you’ll need just some avocado oil. Take 3-4 tablespoons of avocado oil (or a bit more if you have longer hair) and apply it evenly on your hair especially on your ends (if you have oily hair avoid the roots). Put a shower cap on and leave it for 30 minutes, then wash your hair with a shampoo and conditioner. If you don’t like putting oil on your hair, add 1-2 tablespoons of avocado oil to your shampoo to enrich it, that way you’ll have an avocado oil treatment everytime you wash your hair, just don’t forget to shake the bottle before each use.

Homemade hair mask for radiance and shine

Take 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil, 1 tbsp of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (preferably organic and unfiltered), 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt. Mix the ingredients in a metal bowl, then put the bowl in a larger bowl filled with hot water and stir until the mixture is warmed. Spread the mixture on your roots and then to the rest of your hair. Put a shower cap on and wrap your hair with a towel. You should leave the DIY hair mask on your hair for an hour and a half or two hours, then rinse and wash your hair.

Homemade hair mask for strength and shine

This DIY hair mask is great for making your hair stronger and it can also help to make it longer faster. If you’re blonde you might want to skip this hair mask because the parsley might darken it slightly. In a mortar and pestle grind one bunch of parsley and add two tablespoons of boiling water. Leave it to cool slightly and strain it through a cheese cloth. Mix the parsley juice with one tablespoon of plain yogurt and 2 tablespoons of castor oil. If you have very oily hair, leave out the castor oil and add more plain yogurt. Rub the mixture into your hair roots and to the rest of your hair. Put a shower cap on and wrap your head with a towel. After 1 hour wash your hair with a shampoo and conditioner and do the final rinse with 5 cups of water + 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (preferably organic and unfiltered). The smell of vinegar fades quickly, but if you’re afraid that you hair will smell of vinegar add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

Homemade vitamin hair mask

For this homemade vitamin hair mask you will need: 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, and a multivitamin capsule (if you have multivitamin pill you can crush it and make it a powdery). Mix all of the ingredients together and apply the DIY vitamin hair mask onto your hair. Put a shower cap on and wrap your head with a towel. Leave it for 1-2 hours and wash your hair as usual.

Extremely nourishing homemade hair mask

Beat one egg with 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt, 3 tablespoons of castor oil and 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix everything well and rub the mixture in your roots and then to the rest of the hair. Put a shower cap on and wrap your hair with a towel. Leave the DIY hair mask for 30 minutes to 1 hour and wash your hair with your favorite shampoo and conditioner.

Nourishing homemade hair mask with coconut oil

For this homemade coconut oil hair mask you will need one egg yolk and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix the ingredients together and apply the mixture to your hair. Put a shower cap on and leave it for 30-40 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water (do this for all DIY hair mask that contain egg so you won’t ‘cook’ the egg in your hair) and wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner as usual.

Homemade hair mask for more volume

Take 3-4 tablespoons of dried rosemary and add 5 tablespoons of boiling water and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Strain the rosemary tea, add 2-3 tablespoons of oat flour and mix until you get a watery paste. Apply the DIY rosemary hair mask on your roots and the rest of the hair. Put a shower cap on and leave the hair mask on your hair for one hour. After that wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner.

Nourishing DIY hair mask with rose water

Take 3 tablespoons of rose water and mix them with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix the ingredients and apply the mixture to your hair. Rub the mixture into your hair roots with a gentle massage. Then comb your hair so you’ll spread the DIY rose water hair mask equally. Leave it for 30-40 minutes and wash your hair as usual. If you want to make no rinse hair spray, take 1/4 cup of rose water and add 2-3 tablespoons of avocado oil (coconut oil is not liquid enough for a hair spray). Place the mixture in a spray bottle, spray it on your hair evenly and comb the hair. Make sure you shake the bottle before each use.

Homemade hair mask for shiny and soft hair

Take one overripe banana, put it in a blender and blend until smooth. Place the banana puree in a strainer and strain it to remove the chunks so it will be easier to wash it off from your hair. Mix the banana puree with 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt. Apply the mixture to your hair and leave it for 30 minutes. Then rinse with water and wash your hair as usual.

Nourishing DIY hair mask with honey, egg yolk and avocado

In a blender add one egg yolk, one tablespoon of honey and one ripe avocado. Blend until smooth. Take a strainer and strain the mixture to get a smooth paste so it will be easier to wash it off. Apply the homemade avocado hair mask to your hair, put a shower cap on and leave it for half an hour. Rinse and wash your hair with your shampoo and conditioner.

Luxurious homemade hair mask with milk and honey

Take 2 tablespoons of honey and mix it with 5 tablespoons of milk. To make this DIY milk and honey hair mask thicker, add 3-4 tablespoons of oat flour and mix well. Apply the mixture to your hair, put a shower cap on and leave it for 30-40 minutes. Rinse and wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner as usual.

Rich homemade hair mask with olive oil

Mix 4-5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil with some white clay until you get a smooth paste. You can sift the white clay to make sure that the mixture won’t have any lumps. Add one egg yolk and the juice from half freshly squeezed lemon. Mix everything together and apply it on damp hair. Because this DIY olive oil hair mask is so rich, it’s best not to apply it on your roots, apply it mainly on your ends. Put a shower cap on and leave it for about an hour. Then wash your hair with a shampoo (shampoo your hair 2 times to remove the oil) and do the final rinse with 5 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (preferably organic and unfiltered) to get rid of the excess oil.

Homemade avocado and olive oil hair mask for strong hair

This homemade hair oil mask is great for extremely damaged and bleached hair. It makes the hair soft and smooth after the first treatment. Because it is very rich and concentrated, don’t apply it on your roots. Mix equal amounts of extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil (for example 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 3 tablespoons of avocado oil), Apply the oils evenly on your hair. Comb your hair to make sure that you distribute the oil evenly throughout your hair. Put a shower cap on and leave the mask for 15-30 minutes. If your hair is very dry and damaged, leave the mask on your head  overnight. Just protect your pillow with plastic foil and a towel. Wash your hair with shampoo couple of times and rinse well to remove the excess oil.

Simple and fast nourishing hair mask

Make a simple and fast homemade hair mask mask from 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and one egg yolk. You can add a little yogurt too. Mix everything well and apply it on your hair (avoid the roots). Leave it for 30 minutes, rinse your hair with lukewarm water and wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner.

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  1. Fantastic tips. I would definitely try hair mask with coconut oil. Hope my hair will look shiny and feel smooth. Thank you for sharing.

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