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Moisturizing Hair Mask DIY Recipe + Complete Guide

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Today, I will share one of the best moisturizing hair mask DIY recipes, plus step by step guide.

As we all know –there are different kinds of masks specially designed and made to serve different hair concerns.

An example is the protein hair mask, hydrating mask, and many more.

If you have dry hair that breaks a lot, the first thing you should do- is to understand your hair type and porosity; after that, you learn to moisturize the right way.

Doing this reduces the chance of breakage, especially for new hair growth.

The moisturizing hair mask I am going to show you do not only moisturize your hair. It also;

  • Provide intense treatments
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Revitalize hair
  • Prevents Dandruff
  • Reduces breakage

Moisturizing Hair Mask DIY Recipe

Here’s a list of Ingredients you will need to make this moisturizing hair mask:

  • Raw Honey (1 Tablespoon)
  • Unrefined African Shea Butter (2-3 Spoons)
  • Avocado (2 Will be enough)
  • Banana (1-4)
  • Organic brown egg (1)
  • Olive oil (1 Tablespoon)
  • Yellow Shea butter (Shea Nilotica)–2 spoons (optional)
  • Murumuru Butter- (2 spoons)

Moisturizing Hair Mask Ingredients

NB: The number of Avocados, bananas, or the spoons of butter you add to the concoction (not in KG) depends on your hair length and thickness.

Feel free to play around with the ratio of ingredients because there is no exact ratio for homemade hair masks.

But make sure the mixture you prepare is enough for your hair.

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Here’s a step by step guide to make your moisturizing hair mask and apply the right and easy way:

  1. Divide the Avocado into two with a knife. Remove the seed and seed peels left behind, bring out the butter with a spoon, put it into a bowl, add your banana, and mash them together.
  2. In the same bowl or plate, beat one organic brown egg and add 1 Tbs of raw honey, 1 Tbs of Olive Oil.
  3. Add Your butter (Yellow Shea Butter, Murumuru Butter, Unrefined African Shea Butter).
  4. Blend and mix everything until it becomes smooth and even. Not bad if you use your kitchen blender to blend everything.
  5. Divide your hair into four sections and wet it so it can absorb the masks easily.
  6. After that, apply the mask on your hair section by section, starting from the roots to the tip, then massage your scalp.
  7. Tie your hair in a bun or updo style and cover with a plastic shower cap or anything that will add heat to your hair. You can even sit under a hairdryer (with a shower cap on).
  8. Allow the concoction to sit on your hair for at least 30 minutes.
  9. The final step is to rinse out.

I will advise you to rinse it out with only water, but if you feel like your hair is not clean enough, feel free to rinse with a gentle shampoo.

How Often to Use This Moisturing Hair Mask

Many people are worried about how often they should use masks on hair because they believe it can be overdone.

And that’s true.

Ideally, it would be best to use a moisturizing hair mask 1-3 times a month. However, certain hair conditions can make you use a mask more than ten times a month, like extensively dry and damaged hair.

Should I Wash Hair Before Applying Hair Mask?

The short is Yes.

It is crucial to wash your hair clean before using any hair mask on your hair. The buildups from products, dirt, sweat, and sebum can be roadblocks to the mask nourishment transfer.

Home-Made Mask vs. Ready Made: Which is Better?

It wouldn’t sound nice if I say one is better than the other. But the difference between the two is obvious.

For example,

The shelf life of a homemade mask and store-bought (manufactured by brand) is very different.

In as much as storage is concerned ready-made mask lasts longer than a homemade mask.

That’s to say that homemade masks can be stored, but not too long compared to store-bought.

Another difference is that, for the store-bought masks, the mixing and calculation works are already done for you.

While on the other hand, you will have to do it yourself and still buy ingredients if you don’t have them available.

From my understanding, the homemade mask’s real benefit is that you enjoy the nourishment of raw and unrefined ingredients.

Manufacturers claim these unrefined ingredients contain impurities, Yes I agree.

But they should also agree with me that these impurities do our hair no harm because they cannot penetrate the hair.

And if you make the hair mask in a clean environment, I don’t think there is a need for fear of impurities.

Notwithstanding, they both work perfectly.

So If you want to save time, opt for a store-bought hair mask.

But if you want to enjoy the magic of raw nutrients.

Then opt-in for the homemade mask.

Final Thought

The hidden truth some ladies hear and fail to acknowledge is that moisturizing hair is the key to a hair journey.

If you want your hair to be a good day in day out, learn how to moisturize your hair.

A consistent regimen, the right product, and patience will help you grow your hair long; It’s no magic.

Lastly, this mask works for all hair types and provides an intense treatment.

Now I would love to hear from you:

Did you find our article on moisturizing hair masks recipe helpful?

Or maybe you have questions or experiences to share with us.

Either way, do let us know by leaving a comment below right now.


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I am Stanley. A Unisex Hairstylist, Writer, and book lover. After 12 months of the apprenticeship program as a stylist, I started working with my boss for an extra one year. This time frame made me accumulate knowledge and experience in the hair industry, of which I will love to share with friends all over the world through my blog.

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  1. I am 63 and have Finally gone shorter, but because of menapause and thyroid issues I am losing my hair rapidly. All of my years I was always told just How Much Hair that I had. Not anymore. And now it is dry and breaks. I need a moisture treatment I can use at home, the place I go to has a one time treatment for 15.00 No thanks. So I have saved this complete guide of yours and I am going to give be it a try. Thanks

    1. Hi Carol,

      It’s nice to have you here. I would be waiting to read your feedback after trying out the mask.

  2. Hi! I’m 65 I had my hair cut short the last week of November 2021 before my 1st knee replacement, had my 2nd knee replacement done May 2022 so my hair has grown out along with my highlights. I really don’t have the $$ to go and get it either cleaned up or go short again ( BUT I NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO MAKE IT LOOK BETTER – And so I feel better….because it looks terrible)!! I was wondering if you have any advice for me to help make it look better?
    Thank You

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