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Moisturizing Hair Mask DIY Recipe + Complete Guide

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Today I will be sharing with you one of the best moisturizing hair mask DIY recipe plus step by step guide.

As we all know –there are different kinds of masks special 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. First thing you should do- is to understand your hair type and porosity after that, you learn to moisturize the right way. Doing this you reduce the chances of breakage, especially for new hair growth.

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

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

Moisturizing Hair Mask DIY Recipe

There are a few ingredients you need to buy because am not sure it will be available in your kitchen right now.

Here’s a list of Ingredients you will need to make 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, Banana 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 to make sure the concoction 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 every other seed bark left behind, bring out the butter with a spoon and put it into a bowl, add your banana then mash them together.
  2. In the same bowl or plate beat 1 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
  5. Now divide your hair into 4 sections and wet so it can absorb the masks easily. After wetting apply the mask on your hair section by section starting from the roots to the tip.
  6. Tie your hair in a bun and cover with a plastic shower cap or anything that will add heat to your hair. You can even sit under hair dryer (with a shower cap on).
  7. Let the concoction sit on your hair for at least 30 minutes whether you use a hairdryer or not.
  8. The final stage 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, then feel free to rinse with a gentle shampoo.

This masks works for all hair types and provides an intense treatment.

How Often to Use This Moisturing Hair Mask

Lots of people are worried about how often they should use masks on hair. Because it can be overdone hair especially the protein hair mask.

Ideally, you should use moisturising hair mask 1-3 times a month. However certain hair conditions can make you use a mask more than twice in a month, like extensively dry and damaged hair- It completely depends on hair concerns and schedule. If you have dry or frizzy hair, you will need to do this often.

Should I Wash Hair Before Applying Hair Mask?

The short is Yes. It is very important to wash your hair clean before using any type of hair mask on your hair. The buildups from products, sweat and sebum can act as hindrances to the mask. This dirts blocks the mask nutrients from absorbing into all hair strands.

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 very clear.

For example, the shelf life of homemade mask and store-bought (manufactured by brand) is very different. In as much as storage is concerned ready-made mask lasts longer than the home-made mask. So home-made mask can be stored but not too long compared to store-bought.

Another difference is that for the store-bought masks, the mixing work is already done for you. While the other you will have to do it yourself and buy ingredients.

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

Manufacturers claim these unrefined ingredients contains impurities, Yes I agree. but they should also agree with me that these impurities do our hair no harm because it will be washed off.

And if the hair mask is made 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-in for a store-bought hair mask, but if you want to enjoy the magic of raw nutrients. then opt-in for the homemade mask.


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

If you want your hair to be a healthy day in day out, learn how to moisturize your hair. A consistent regimen, good product and patience will help you grow your hair long. It’s no magic.

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I am Stanley. A Professional Unisex Hairstylist, Writer and books lover. After 12 months apprenticeship program as a stylist I started working with my boss for extra 1 year. This time frame made me acummulate 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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