10 Best DIY Hair Masks You Can Do At Home

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Sometimes your hair requires a lot more than a normal conditioning. It needs an intense immersion into TLC, and using the best hair mask can do that.

But you don't always have to go out and buy a new mask. Sometimes, everything you need is already around the house, and you can make a DIY hair mask in you own kitchen.

If you like to spend one night a week on self-care (we use it for our sad Sundays!), these hair masks are a great way to go about it.

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1. Honey mask

The Luxury Spot has an amazing recipe for a honey hair mask, and it’s incredibly easy make. Ingredients include honey (obviously) and olive oil (a combo that’s great for scalp circulation).

2. Coconut milk mask

Coconut milk is very on trend right now, and it’s gotten a lot of attention as a way to restore damaged hair. This coconut milk hair mask is an easy mix of coconut milk, Greek yogurt, olive oil, and honey — all which promise to promote hair growth and restore hair’s vitality and shine.

3. Avocado mask

Sometimes it takes an expert for the best recipes.

“Just mix 1 1/2 avocados with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons of manuka honey, and the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Finally, comb the mixture through your hair and let it sit for 45 minutes covered," says Andrew Fitzsimons, celebrity hair stylist.

4. Protein mask

It may seem like a recipe for a breakfast spread, but mixing 1 egg with avocado, banana, yogurt, and avocado oil together can be a strong dose of protein for damaged locks.

5. Deep conditioning mask

If you have bleached hair, you need to be so careful what you put on your hair, but it needs all the TLC it can get. The Luxury Spot has a recipe for a deep conditioning mask specifically meant to help people with bleached hair. This mask of avocado and olive oil can also work as an outside mask while sitting at the beach or by the pool.

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6. Aloe vera smoothie

The best masks are the ones that are good enough to eat (because then you can throw it all in a blender and have breakfast). And this mask is easy. Just slice the aloe vera open, scoop the goop out, and blend it up.

7. Banana and brown sugar hair mask

This mask sounds like dessert but it’s a powerhouse too. Brown sugar helps remove clogged impurities and boosts the blood circulation to your hair follicles, while bananas improve manageability and shine, prevent and control dandruff, and moisturise your scalp. Together, they're rich in potassium, natural oils, and vitamins.

8. Dawn and lemon mask

That dish soap is really good for getting grease and stuck-on debris out of your dinner dishes and glasses, right? Well, if you’ve ever overdone it with those purple shampoos recommended for blondes, Rouge 18 has a fantastic tip.

Take that Dawn dish soap — go for the Dawn Original (the blue one) — a lemon cut in half with seeds removed, and your favorite deep conditioning hair mask. Hop in the shower and let it do its work.

9. Avocado cocoa mask

Ages ago, it was all over the Internet that adding avocado to your chocolate mousse would make a super-rich (and better for you), dairy-free dessert. Take that knowledge and apply it to your hair with this mask that incorporates avocado, cocoa, and olive oil. These ingredients are all essential for adding shine, moisture, and volume.

10. Creme brûlée mask

Dessert for your hair, and it smells so good too! This hair mask is a mix of egg, coconut milk, honey and vanilla. It's delicious and smells great, but it'll also infuse your hair with added protein and vitality at the same time.

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at alywalansky@gmail.com.