9 Easy And Effective Homemade Hair Masks For Dry Hair

Reviewed by Madison Dufour, Barber & Cosmetologist
By Annie Jangam

Many of us have faced the hassle of dry hair. We all know that hydration is the answer to this hair issue, but most of us don’t know how to hydrate our dried-out locks. May we suggest homemade hair masks for dry hair? These DIY hair masks are made with natural ingredients enriched with important nutrients that replenish hair and make it healthy. Yes, commercial hair care products can hydrate your hair, but they may contain harsh ingredients that leave hair more damaged. Going to a hair spa frequently might mean spending a bomb. Hair masks are budget-friendly and strengthen hair without causing any damage. Scroll down and check out these 9 hydrating DIY hair masks to reduce hair dryness.

9 Easy DIY Hair Masks For Dry Hair

1. Egg And Honey Hydrating Hair Mask

You Will Need

Process

  1. Whisk the egg till it’s frothy.
  2. Mix all the honey and apple cider vinegar with the whisked egg.
  3. Apply this mixture to your hair.
  4. Leave it on for 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Wash it off with cool water and a mild shampoo.

Why It Works

Egg yolk is rich in fats, proteins, and nutrients that make it a natural hair conditioner (1). It provides intense hydration to dry strands and strengthens your hair. Honey, a natural humectant, helps seal in moisture, leading to healthy and shiny locks. ACV is a clarifying agent. It helps in restoring the natural pH balance of the scalp, leading to a healthy and clean scalp. Overall, this mask helps in adding moisture, oil, and shine to your dry and dull mane.

2. Banana And Olive Oil Nourishing Hair Mask

You Will Need

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Process

  1. Gently mash the banana into a paste.
  2. Add olive oil to get a creamy mask.
  3. Apply the mask all over your hair.
  4. Leave it on for 10 -20 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with warm water.

Why It Works

Olive oil is a natural emollient. It is rich in oleic acid, palmitic acid, and squalene (2). Thus, it can soften and add shine to your dull skin. Traditionally, banana has been used in deep conditioning masks due to its hydrating and moisturizing properties. It is also said to nourish and strengthen your hair as it is rich in vitamins and minerals. Using this homemade mask once a week will transform your dry mane.

3. Coconut, Jojoba, And Castor Oil Nurturing Hair Mask

You Will Need

Process

  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Massage your scalp with this mask for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Rinse off the hair mask and shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

Why It Works

This mask contains the goodness of different oils such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, sesame oil, and castor oil. Massaging your scalp and hair with this oil mixture will replenish the moisture and natural oils of your hair. The brown sugar gently sloughs off dead skin cells and helps stimulate blood circulation. This fatty acid-rich mask will make your locks soft, smooth, and shiny.

4. Avocado, Egg, And Olive Oil Restorative Hair Mask

You Will Need

Process

  1. Blend all the ingredients till you get a thick paste.
  2. Apply this mask to your hair using your fingertips. Make sure you apply it generously at the tips of your hair.
  3. You can leave this mask on for 20 minutes.
  4. Wash off the mask and shampoo your hair as usual.

Why It Works

Avocado is a superfood. It is abundant in healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids and essential amino acids (3). These natural oils hydrate and condition your hair. Combined with the benefits of egg, olive oil, and honey, this mask will repair dry and damaged hair.

5. Banana, Honey, And Yogurt Rejuvenating Hair Mask

You Will Need

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt

Process

  1. Blend the banana, yogurt, and honey together.
  2. Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair.
  3. You can tie your hair up and cover it with a shower cap to prevent a mess.
  4. Leave the mask on your hair for about 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with your regular shampoo and condition your hair.

Why This Works

Yogurt is hydrating in nature. It is also rich in lactic acid, which is a natural exfoliant (4). It helps in gently removing excess oil, dead cells, and dirt from the hair and scalp. Honey and banana add moisture and hydration to dry hair. This deep conditioning mask makes your hair glossy and frizz-free.

6. Coconut Milk Repairing Hair Mask

You Will Need

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Process

  1. Mix the ingredients together.
  2. Divide your hair into small sections.
  3. Apply the mixture from the roots to tips.
  4. Leave this mask on for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with cold or lukewarm water.

Why This Works

Coconut milk is super hydrating for your hair. It is also nutrient-dense, which helps in repairing dry and damaged hair. It helps in detangling the hair so you have silky, soft tresses. Anecdotal evidence suggests that coconut milk can promote hair growth.

7. Egg And Mayonnaise Hair Conditioning Hair Mask

You Will Need

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 whole egg

Process

  1. Whisk the egg and mayonnaise together.
  2. Apply this mixture to your hair, focusing more on the hair ends.
  3. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with cold water.
  5. Shampoo your hair thoroughly till you remove all traces of the mask.

Why This Works

This ultra-conditioning hair mask coats the hair with rich fatty acids from eggs and mayonnaise. They help in locking in moisture and sealing the cuticles. It leaves your hair super soft and glossy. Make sure you use cold water to rinse off the egg as the heat from warm water can cook it. You can use this mask once a week.

8. Aloe Vera And Honey Moisturizing Hair Mask

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Process

  1. Combine all the ingredients to make a thick paste.
  2. Apply this paste to your hair and scalp.
  3. Rinse it off thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Why This Works

Aloe vera has moisturizing properties (5). This homemade hair mask provides intense hydration to dry, rough hair. It also softens your hair and adds shine to it.

9. Flax Seed Hair Mask

You Will Need

  • 1/4 cup of flax seeds
  • 2 cups of filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Process

  1. Boil the water and flax seeds till you get a gel-like consistency
  2. Add honey
  3. Strain this mixture after it cools down. Strain before it cools. Once the gel is cool, the flaxseeds will be so sticky that it will be almost impossible to strain these sharp seeds out.
  4. Apply this to your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse as usual.

Why This Works

Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids (6). This mask conditions your hair and helps fight dryness and frizz. It is widely believed that flax seeds can promote hair growth and thickness.

In A Nutshell

Stress, excessive heat styling, chemical treatments, pollution, product residue, and overusing hair products make your hair dry and damage-prone. Once you have dry hair, it is only a matter of time before frizz and breakage set in. To prevent your hair from drying out, follow the homemade hair masks for dry hair listed above. These masks are made with natural ingredients that are good for your tresses. Using natural ingredients is a safer alternative as they don’t pose as many risks as regular hair products filled with chemicals. And each of these ingredients contains additional hair care properties that make your tresses stronger.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my hair so dry?

Dry hair can be caused due to many factors like:
• Living in a hot and dry climate.
• Spending too much time in the sun or wind.
• Swimming in chlorinated or saline water regularly.
• Over-washing your hair.
• Using abrasive shampoos, conditioners, or styling products.
• Hair coloring or chemical treatments.
• Blow-drying, straightening, or curling your hair regularly.

Can I use a homemade hair mask every day?

No. Apply a homemade hair mask once a week to dry and frizzy hair and once every two weeks to oily hair.

Key Takeaways

  • Egg, honey, and olive oil with other hydrating ingredients make a good budget-friendly mask for dry hair.
  • You can also bet big on aloe vera, coconut milk, and flaxseeds for effective results.
  • These ingredients are rich in nutrients and possess moisturizing and conditioning properties.

Sources

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  1. Trends in hair care
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  2. Critical Review on the Significance of Olive Phytochemicals in Plant Physiology and Human Health
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6150410/
  3. Hass Avocado Composition and Potential Health Effects
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10408398.2011.556759
  4. Randomized clinical efficacy of superficial peeling with 85% lactic acid versus 70% glycolic acid*
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3900339/
  5. Aloe vera : A short review
    https://www.e-ijd.org/article.asp?issn=0019-5154;year=2008;volume=53;issue=4;spage=163;epage=166;aulast=Surjushe
  6. The cardiovascular effects of flaxseed and its omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2989356/
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Annie Jangam is a researcher-turned-content writer. She enjoys dissecting complex clinical studies and shuffling through the scientific jargon to make... more

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(Barber & Cosmetologist)
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