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DIY Honey Hydrating Hair Mask

By Ethan Boldt

August 29, 2023

DIY hair mask

What is a hair mask? A mixture of natural ingredients that you put on your hair, it can help you achieve the locks you’ve longed for.

This DIY honey hydrating hair mask is a mixture of hair friendly ingredients that you apply to your hair and then allow to hydrate for at least 45 minutes before washing out. It’s an easy and simple way to improve shine and manageability while providing nourishment to the cuticle. Plus it can be done right at home.

Why make a DIY hair mask? Well, it offers hair health benefits to anyone who spends a lot of time in the sun, pool or adds color or other chemical products to their hair. Just as certain vitamins boost hair health, this direct contact with these ingredients will similarly help.

But wait, you may be asking, does a daily conditioner do this job? Not really because the conditioner just sits on the surface of the hair briefly and can’t get to the cuticle, which is where the benefits occur.

Concerned about existing split ends? This DIY honey hair mask treatment can make a difference by helping those split ends retain moisture and be less noticeable.

How Hair Gets Damaged

When hair goes through different processes from cosmetic dyes, to perms and even hair straightening, it affects the strength of the hair and its ability to stay healthy. These products and processes can cause major damage such as split ends or cracks to the cuticle.

It’s clear that excessive and repeated chemical treatments, poor grooming habits such as using shampoos and conditioners with chemical-laden ingredients, environmental exposure, and even poor management of hair ties and brushing techniques can produce changes in hair texture that cause that frustrating hair breakage, tangling and frizzing.

Consider this a DIY hair mask for damaged hair but also for any type of hair.

How to Make a DIY Hair Mask

While you can use a bowl and whist, a blender is the best call to make this DIY hair mask. Place the coconut oil and avocado in the blender. For curly hair, you may want to try the olive oil per the ingredients list above.

If you are using the whisk method, you will need to soften the coconut oil first by slightly heating it, or use fractionated coconut oil that is already liquid. Coconut oil works well for hair because it’s high in fatty acids, which provide much needed nourishment and moisturizing for the scalp and hair — and it can reduce hair breakage. Avocados contain a fair amount of vitamins B and E, which can help protect and strengthen hair deep down to the cellular level.

For those with curly hair, olive oil is used to penetrate the hair and can provide moisturizing without weighing down curls.

Once you have blended the oils and avocado, add the egg and honey. Why an egg? It's full of lecithin and protein that can help strengthen and moisturize your hair. Meanwhile, egg yolks help bind all of the ingredients.

Last but not least, honey is added as an emulsifier, and raw honey is a humectant attracting moisture from the air. It also contains lots of antioxidants, which leads to a healthy scalp and hair all while sealing moisture and adding shine.

Once you have blended all ingredients, add the rosemary and lavender essential oils. Rosemary and lavender oils may assist in hair growth.

Once you combine all ingredients into your blender, blend again making sure they are well combined. To apply, dampen your hair, then apply the mask evenly throughout, making sure to cover all of the hair, especially the ends.

After the DIY hair mask is applied, cover the hair with a shower cap or towel so that you do not get it on your clothes. If you have long hair, tie it up first, then cover it.

Allow the mask sit for 45 minutes to an hour. Wash out the mask with a natural shampoo and conditioner. For best results, try applying this mask once a week.

Consider following the shampooing with a DIY apple cider vinegar hair rinse.

Precautions

Most people have no problem using any of these ingredients; however, if you notice any irritation, stop using immediately. One or more ingredients could cause an allergic reaction.

Also, be careful avoid getting the mixture in your eyes. Make sure your essential oils are 100 percent certified organic for best results.

DIY Hair Mask Recipe

Servings

1

Time

10 min

Author

Ethan Boldt

To make this DIY hair mask easy, use a blender. You can use a bowl and whisk. For regular straight hair, use coconut oil and avocado. For curly hair, go with olive oil and avocado.

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (for curly hair: 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon coconut oil)

  • ½ ripe avocado

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil

  • 5 drops lavender essential oil

Double the ingredients if you have very long hair

Directions
  1. Place coconut oil and avocado in the blender. (For curly hair, you may want to try the olive oil per the ingredients list above.)

  2. If you are using the whisk method, you will need to soften the coconut oil first by slightly heating it.

  3. Add the egg and honey and blend.

  4. Add the rosemary and lavender oils and blend.

  5. To apply, dampen your hair, then apply the mask evenly throughout, making sure to cover all of the hair, especially the ends.

  6. Once you have applied it, cover the hair with a shower cap or towels so that you do not get it on your clothes. (If you have long hair, tie it up first, then cover it.)

  7. Allow the mask sit for 45 minutes to an hour.

  8. Wash out the mask with all-natural shampoo and conditioner.

  9. For best results, try applying this mask once a week.

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