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5 DIY Hair Masks You Should Try This Weekend For Dry Hair

March 2, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
shefinds | beauty

Winter comes once a year, but it brings a lot of damage along with it—especially when it comes to your hair, skin and nails. Regardless of your hair type, you might notice that the cold weather has caused your locks to feel dry and brittle, leaving you with split ends, frizzy hair and breakage.

“The cold weather takes a toll on your hair and scalp, making it lose a ton of moisture and leaving it dry and dull. Not to mention, the low humidity weakens your locks and makes it susceptible to breakage and hair fall,” according to the skincare experts at Dermstore.

Thankfully, there are so many products and treatments available to help revive dry, damaged winter hair and get it back to looking shiny and healthy. If you don’t feel like splurging on new haircare products, you don’t have to! There are plenty of DIY hair masks you can try that will have the same effect on your locks—and most of them call for ingredients that are already in your kitchen. These at-home remedies will deliver nutrients and minerals to your hair, while also keeping it hydrated and protected from weather.

Here are our favorite DIY hair masks for dry, damaged hair:

  • Egg White Hair Mask
  • Strawberry Hair Mask
  • Honey & Banana Hair Mask
  • Coconut Hair Repairing Hair Mask
  • Avocado Hair Mask

separated egg yolk and egg white

Egg White Hair Mask

Eggs are loaded with protein, making them the perfect ingredient to restore your hair’s shine. This mask also calls for hydrating coconut milk and extra virgin olive oil, which will help keep your hair healthy by preventing hair breakage, split ends, and fly-aways.

 

What You’ll Need:

- 1 Egg 
- 1 Cup of Coconut Milk 
- 1 Squeeze of Lemon 
- 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

Directions:

1. Crack one egg into a bowl and beat the egg

2. Mix 1 cup of coconut milk and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and mix well

3. Add a squeeze of lemon and mix well

4. Massage mixture into scalp and let it sit for 15-20 minutes

5. Rinse

assorted strawberry, kiwi, blueberry

Strawberry Hair Mask

Notice that your hair has been oilier than usual? This strawberry hair mask will eliminate excess oil and grease, leaving you with a glossy shine.

 

What You’ll Need:   

- 6-8 Fresh Strawberries 
- 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil 
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey

 

Directions:

1. Blend all ingredients to form a puree

2. Apply evenly to damp hair

3. Let it sit for 5-10 mins

4. Rinse well with warm water

bananas

Honey & Banana Hair Mask

This hair mask is great for those with hair that has been damaged by hot tools or bleaching. Together, the ingredients act as natural moisturizers and make your hair soft.

 

What You’ll Need:

-1 Ripe Banana

-1 Tablespoon of Raw Honey

 

Directions:

1.    Mash the ripe banana and mix it with a tablespoon of raw honey

2.    Apply this to your scalp and hair

3.    Keep it on for 30 mins

4.   Wash it out with lukewarm water

5.    Shampoo as usual

6.   Repeat once a week

coconut cut in half on table

Coconut Hair Repairing Hair Mask

This mask restores your hair’s moisture and shine, all while softening it.


What You’ll Need:

 

- 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil 
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey

 

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl

2. Transfer mix into a pot and heat up until melted

3. Apply to hair from top to bottom and cover with a shower cap

4. Let it sit for 15-20 mins

5. Rinse

avocados

Avocado Hair Mask

This avocado hair mask will restore your hair's shine, all while fighting frizz with added moisture and repairing any damage. 

 

What You’ll Need:

- 1 Avocado
- 2 Eggs 
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey 
- 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil

 

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl

2. Apply to your hair from the ends to the roots

3. Let it sit for 15-20 mins

4. Rinse

 

For more healthy hair tips, check out the one vitamin you should start taking for longer hair at SheFinds.com!

 

[Photos: Shutterstock]

 

Author:

Associate Editor

Emily Belfiore is a former associate editor of SheFinds. She wrote beauty, weight loss, wellness and celebrity stories for the site. She is a pop culture enthusiast.

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