How To Make The Best DIY Hair Mask According To Your Hair Type

by John Griffith

The more we have stayed home, the more it seems like we’ve tried to do everything ourselves. DIY has definitely been on the rise. Whether it is DIY decorations, DIY furniture or even DIY beauty products, people have been aiming at more natural products for their homes. The good news is that with all the free time we have, it is easy to research and find your love for DIY and crafts. Today, however, we are going to discuss how to make a DIY hair mask, which is not only going to be fun to make, but will also be very beneficial for your hair. So, keep reading to find out what your hair type is and how to treat any hair problems you have with home remedies.

It is important to take care of your hair

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How do you determine your hair type?

First off, before we share our DIY face mask recipes, it is important to determine your hair type first. Is your hair dry, oily or normal?

  1. Oily hair. It is easy to recognise if your hair is oily. If it looks greasy just two days after you have washed it, then, yes, you have oily hair. Usually people with oily skin, also have oily hair. One way to keep the greasiness at bay is to wash your hair at least 2 times a week. What’s more, you need to wash it with room temperature water, because hot water stimulates oil production. Third tip to keep in mind is to avoid using conditioner and oils on your roots.
  2. Dry hair. It is usually recognized by its split ends, easy breakage and hair loss. If that is the case with your hair, the most important thing you need to so is use deep conditioning or even leave in treatments which are going to moisturize your hair. Avoid using dry shampoos and heat tools as they will dry your hair out further.
  3. Normal hair. Well, if you are one of the lucky ones, congratulations. Normal hair lacks dandruff and usually has a healthy look. That, however doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need taking care of.

Even if you have normal hair you should still use conditioner and treatments to keep it healthy

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How do I know my hair type?

There are a few more characterizations when it comes to hair.

  1. Hair texture: straight, wavy, curly and coily. To find out what your texture is let you hair air dry. Then, if it dries fully straight, it is straight. If it has a slight S shape, then it is wavy. If it dries with a defined curly pattern, then it is curly. Finally, if it has tight curls or spirals, it is coily.
  2. Hair structure: fine, medium and coarse. Cut a piece of sewing thread and take a single strand of your hair and place them next to each other. If your hair is thinner than the strand, then it is fine. If it is thicker, your hair is course. Everything in between is considered medium.
  3. Hair porosity: high or low. To determine whether your hair absorbs moisture easily or not, take a single strand of it and place it in a bowl full of water. If it sinks to the bottom, then it has high porosity, meaning it absorbs the moisture easily. If it floats at the top, that means it has low porosity – doesn’t absorb moisture easily.

Now that you were able to determine your hair type, it is time to try a few DIY hair mask ideas

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Coconut oil hair mask

This hair mask is perfect for removing and reducing flakes.


  • 2 tbsp raw unrefined coconut oil
  • 4 tsp raw sugar
  • 5 drops peppermint oil
  • 2 drops tea tree oil

Directions: Mx the ingredients together and apply them to clean, damp hair in the shower. Massage for 1-3 minutes and clip your hair up for the rest of the shower.

Green tea is basically all healing and magical

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DIY hair mask with green tea

This mask helps hydrate and soothe a dry, irritated scalp.


  • 1 cup green tea
  • 2 drops peppermint oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Directions: Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Massage into your scalp and let sit for about 5 minutes. Rinse off.

Avocados are also very healthy in every sense of the word

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Best hair mask for damaged hair

Heat tools, pollution and hair dye all have negative effects on our hair. So, use this mask if your hair is damaged.


  • 1 egg
  • half an avocado, mashed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey

Directions: Mix the ingredients together. Apply the mask to wet hair from the bottom up. Wrap your hair into a bun and cover it with a shower cap. Blow dry the shower cap for 10 minutes and let sit for additional 20 minutes. Rinse off.

Lemons are yet another fruit with lots of health benefits

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Homemade hair mask

This hair mask can help a lot if you have greasy hair.


  • 1 egg white
  • juice from half lemon

Directions: Whisk the egg white with the lemon juice and smooth over your hair. Leave for 30 minutes to 1 hour and rinse with cool water.

DIY hair masks usually don’t require a lot of ingredients

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DIY hair mask for hair growth

Try this mask to promote hair growth and strength.


  • equal parts cinnamon and coconut oil, depending on how long your hair is

Directions: Mix the ingredients and apply onto the roots. Part your hair and massage into the scalp. Let sir for about 40 minutes and rinse off. Repeat at least once a week.

Honey – nature’s best remedy

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Best hair mask for dry hair

This hair mask is perfect if your hair looks dull and is very dry.


  • 1 tsp honey
  • an egg
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Directions: Mix the ingredients together. Apply onto your hair and leave on for about 40 minutes, then rinse off.

The better your hair feels, the more confidence you are going to have

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We bet most of the ingredients are already in your cupboard or fridge

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Home remedies for dry hair

This hair mask energizes dull, dry hair.


  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions: Blend the ingredients together and apply on your hair, massaging the scalp. Leave on for about 15 minutes, then rinse off.

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Cure your itchy scalp

If you have a dry, itchy scalp, this remedy is just for you.


  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Directions: Mix the ingredients together. Massage into the scalp on clean, wet hair in the shower. Rinse off and continue with the conditioner.

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Hair mask for curly hair

This mask will keep your hair looking sleek and will prevent frizziness.


  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions: Mix the ingredients and apply to the hair. Let sit for 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

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Moisturizing hair mask DIY

This mask is perfect for dry scalp and dandruff.


  • 1 tsp of castor oil

Directions: Microwave the castor oil in a bowl for about 10 seconds. Massage into your scalp and down the hair. Leave on for 15 minutes and wash off with shampoo.

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Stimulate your hair growth

This mask will prevent thinning and will stimulate hair growth.


  • 5oz. coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tbsp cinnamon

Directions: Mix all of the ingredients together well. Apply to damp hair starting form the roots down to the top. Cover with a shower cap and leave on for 30 minutes. Wash off with shampoo.

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Aloe vera DIY hair mask

For everyone trying to fight dandruff and dry hair, this mask is perfect.


  • 2 large eggs
  • aloe vera plant step
  • 2 tbsp castor oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

Directions: Mix the ingredients together and apply to the hair from mid-shafts to ends. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse off.

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Essential oils for moisture

Keep your hair moisturized and strong with this mask.


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp jojoba oil

Directions: Warm up the oils for 30 seconds in a microwave. Apply from the roots down to the ends.

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Fight split ends with strawberries

Try this mask if you have split ends and use at least once a week.


  • 1 cup strawberries, pureed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Directions: Mix the ingredients and apply onto your hair. Cover with a shower cap and leave in for about 30 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.

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John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.