5 DIY Masks That Solve All Your Hair Woes

Nothing fixes a bad hair day like a good mask. And, there's no need to retreat exclusively to something pricey and hard to get your hands on. Whip up one of these masks at home using basics found right in your kitchen.

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For Crazy Shine

Maile Pacheco of beGlammed recommends this eggnog hair mask for shine and strength. “The coconut oil conditions your hair and adds shine and the egg protein strengthens weak hair. Your hair will be soft, shiny, and most importantly, healthy.”

What you need:

1 egg

3 tablespoons of coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 plastic shower cap

Mix the contents together in a bowl. On clean, dry hair, massage the mixture into your hair focusing on your roots and ends. Pin your hair in a bun and cover it with a plastic shower cap for 30 minutes. Then rinse your hair with warm water.

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For Intense Moisture

Pacheco recommends this hair mask to help promote a healthy, hydrated scalp. “It has pumpkin and coconut oil to moisturize dry, damaged hair.”

What you need:

½ cup pumpkin puree

¼ cup coconut oil

1 plastic shower cap

In a bowl, blend the pumpkin puree and coconut oil until the mixture is creamy. Apply the mixture on your scalp and damp hair and then cover it with a shower cap for 20–25 minutes. Rinse the mask out and shampoo, condition and style as usual.

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To Clarify Your Scalp

Kattia Solano, owner of Butterfly Studio Salon NYC, likes this DIY hair treatment (it’s a spray as opposed to a more traditional mask) to purify the scalp and add moisture back into the hair.

What you need:

½ cup sparkling water

½ cup apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

A few drops of coconut or olive oil

Combine and mix the ingredients and transfer to a spray bottle. On dry hair, apply the mixture from root to ends until your hair is fully saturated. Lightly massage your scalp for a few minutes and allow the mixture to absorb. Rinse thoroughly with water and then shampoo clean.


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To Get Curly Hair Under Control

Sometimes, curly hair needs a little extra help to make it smooth, manageable and frizz-free.

What you need:

1 egg

2 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp honey

Combine all ingredients in a blender until a mixture forms. Then, wet your hair and apply the mixture. Cover hair with a shower cap and leave on for 30 minutes. Wash out with shampoo and conditioner. 

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To Absorb Excess Oil

Try this mask, which is rich in apple cider vinegar to help clarify, to get rid of excess oil on your scalp and hair.

What you need:

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

1 juiced lemon

1 tbsp honey

Combine the ingredients together until blended. Wet hair (just so its damp, not sopping wet) and apply the mixture to your hair. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Wash clean with shampoo.