5 Easy DIY Hair Mask Recipes


Hair need a little TLC? I have five recipes for DIY hair masks to share today! I’ve tried each of these masks myself and they worked really well to deep condition my hair. The best part is how cheap they are to make. On top of that, they use ingredients you might already have in your kitchen!

5 DIY Hair Masks

1. Olive oil  + Honey


4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp honey

Length: 20 min.

This one gave me super shiny and sleek hair. The mixture is very sticky and messy and it’s hard to spread. It smells really good though and the recipe was enough to cover my long, long hair.


 This is what it looks like!

2. Avocado + Coconut oil + Honey


1 tbsp avocado (mashed)
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp honey

Length: 20 min.

I had to double this recipe for my long hair and I actually could’ve used a little more than that. My hair came out soft, smooth, and shiny.  This mask started dripping on me just after 10 min. I had to keep a towel around my shoulders and neck to catch the drips. I also had to rinse it out a couple of times because of the chunks.  Still a great mask!


Guacamole anyone? Somehow, I don’t think this will taste the same….

3. Honey + Apple cider vinegar + Egg


2 tbsp honey
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 eggs

Length: 20 min.

This mask was much thinner than the others. Luckily, it wasn’t chunky, but it did start to drip almost immediately. It was super wet. This one took some extra rinsing (I’m assuming it was because of the egg).


Looks like I’m about to scramble some eggs!

4. Banana + Honey + Yogurt


1 banana
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup plain yogurt

Length: 1 hr

This one was enough for all of my hair and then some! If you have shorter hair, you could probably cut this recipe in half. It felt like having oatmeal on my head and it smelled really good.  I only left it on for 30 min because I was already dripping within 15 minutes.  By the 30-minute mark, I was done! This mask was pretty messy as well as sticky. I had to use a fine-tooth comb to get the chunks of banana out. It was all worth it though because in the end, I had nice, shiny hair.


Here’s what this mixture looks like.

5. Coconut oil


Length: Overnight or as 20 min. mask

This one is so simple and probably the least messy of the bunch. I’ve done this one a few times. At night, I just apply coconut oil all over my hair, clip it up and go to bed. Then, I wash it out in the morning. It doesn’t quite give me the results that the others do, but it still makes my hair look and feel nice.



I loved using these masks and seeing how great they made my hair look. Best of all, they’re cheap to make and if you don’t already have the ingredients, they’re easy to find. I think I’ll be using at least one a week.


Prefer not to go the DIY route? Here are some great hair masks you can buy!

Amika Nourishing Mask – repairs, deep conditions hair, seals split ends. Great for weekly use.

Drybar Mudslide Nourishing Hair Mask – strengthens strands, adds shine, softens hair. Provides instant and long term results.

Klorane Mask with Papyrus Milk – restores, eliminates frizz, protects hair from humidity.

It’s a 10 Miracle Hair Mask – detangles, nourishes, restores, de-frizzes.


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  1. What would be the best one to use for someone with thinning hair. I would like my hair to get thicker and stronger and grow it long

  2. I tried making a new mask by combining two of these, kinda – I didn’t have a banana or apple cider vinegar, so mixed two eggs, the 1/2 cup of yogurt, and 3tb honey together. BAD IDEA!!! It started dripping out of my processing cap down my face almost immediately and was very sticky. I could only stand it for about 10-15 mins. The worst part was, my hair was so dried out I didn’t even shampoo, just rinsed, and didn’t notice one bit of difference 🙁

  3. I tried the first two and really liked them, especially the avocado, honey and coconut oil (for the olive oil and honey – have really dense hair, so because you said it was hard to spread doubled the recipe and SLATHERED it on – and had the WORSE time getting it out!). What were your results for the one with the egg? Also, do you put these on dry hair or towel-dryed? I’ve been doing towel-dryed since that’s how all my store-bought masks are used. Thank you!!!

    • Most of them required extra washing and rinsing for me to fully get them out of my hair. The egg one was a bit of a challenge to get out because there were bits of egg clinging to my hair. Afterwards though, my hair looked shiny and felt smooth.

      I applied them all to dry hair, but I think they might spread easier on towel-dried hair.

  4. I did the banana, honey and yogurt one today. I’m pretty happy of the result (shiny and smooth) although I think the mask was too messy and too complicated to take off. I really want to try the coconut oil, as I see it on almost every makeup blogs !

    • I just use regular shampoo to wash them out. I usually have to wash a couple of times so that my hair doesn’t turn out looking greasy. You can condition your hair after if you feel that you need to. I don’t usually find it necessary to condition right after.