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9 Best Homemade Hair Masks for Damaged and Dull Hair

Updated on February 14, 2015
DIY Hair Masks for Dull Damaged Hair
DIY Hair Masks for Dull Damaged Hair

We girls love to have hair which are long and beautiful and are ready to do anything to make our hair stand out amongst the crowd. Isn’t? But often due to negligence or lack of care our hair becomes dull and rough.

Our hair needs special attention just like our skin, it too needs what is called as the ‘hair food’ in the absence of which the hair loses its shine.

There are multiple of natural concoctions which you can prepare and apply on your hair to prevent further damage.

Natural hair masks are one of the best gifts for your hair, they not just condition your hair but helps to fight out the hair problems too.

So in this post, I am just writing about some of the best homemade hair masks for your hair which if you want to get back the lost shine and prevent dullness and roughness of hair.

How to Apply Hair Masks on Your Hair?

If you are wondering as to how you can use a hair mask then it is quite simple to follow:

Firstly, you should be quite sure about the problem which you are targeting for your hair, depending upon which the ingredients of the hair mask will be chosen.

Secondly, in a bowl mix all the ingredients of the hair mask, and blend them well.

Thirdly, Wash off your hair in the normal manner but do not apply any conditioner. Now, take out your mask and apply on your hair. Make sure to cover each and every hair strand. Leave it for around 20 minutes or more. Rinse with lukewarm water and then with cold water.

1. Avocado Hair Mask

Avocado is known as one of the best beauty fruits. It is good not just for your hair but skin too. Avocado has moisturizing properties and is rich in various vitamins like Vitamin B and E. The natural oils present in avocado helps to give your hair the lost shine. Just mash one avocado and add to it almond oil or olive oil and apply on the hair. Wash after half an hour. Apart from this you can also make a mayonnaise and avocado hair pack too. take avocado and mayonnaise in the ratio of 1:2 and apply on your hair. Leave for half an hour and then wash off.

Banana Hair Mask restores hair shine naturally
Banana Hair Mask restores hair shine naturally | Source

2. Banana Hair Mask

Bananas are known to be rich in vitamins and various oils, it helps to give your hair shine and beautiful look. If you have split ends or dandruff or if your hair is dull and lacks moisture then go for a hair mask of banana.

Take a banana and mash it well in a bowl. Add to it few drops of almond oil and apply well on your hair. You can wash after 20-25 minutes with water

Gram Flour Hair Mask for your Dull Hair
Gram Flour Hair Mask for your Dull Hair | Source

3. Gram Flour Hair Pack

Take a cup of gram flour and soak them in water overnight. In the morning grind them to a fine paste. Now take it out in a bowl to which you should mix 1 beaten egg, 2 tbsp of lemon juice, and 2 tbsp of yoghurt. Mix all well in the bowl and then apply. You can wash your hair after half an hour. This gram flour pack for your hair is said to be rich in proteins and hence beneficial.

4. Honey Hair Mask

Honey is quite rich in moisturizing properties and is antibacterial and anti-fungal too. You can make a honey hair mask if you have dry and dull hair. In order to make a mask, in a bowl take a cup of milk and add to it 2 tbsp of honey.

Mix well and apply. This is one of the best hydrating hair mask for your hair.

Olive Oil for Hair Nourishing and Strenghtening
Olive Oil for Hair Nourishing and Strenghtening | Source

5. Olive Oil Hair Mask

Olive oil is certainly one of the best oils for your hair. It nourishes and restores the dull and damaged hair. It not just leads to hair growth but strengthens it too. You can mix it with either banana or avocado and apply as a hair mask.

You can also mix it with an egg which has been beaten well. Massage it well on your hair and then let it remain for half an hour. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Eggs help treat dandruff in your hair
Eggs help treat dandruff in your hair | Source

6. Eggs Hair Mask

Eggs are said to be rich in proteins, they strengthen the hair follicles and prevents further damage to your hair apart from removing dandruff too. Just beat an egg in a bowl and add to it some yoghurt and lemon juice.

Mix it well and apply on your hair. Leave for 30 minutes and then wash off.

Fenugreek brings shine to your hair naturally
Fenugreek brings shine to your hair naturally

7. Fenugreek Hair Mask

In order to make a hair mask from fenugreek, soak a handful of fenugreek in water overnight so that they become soft.

Next day grind the seeds into a fine paste and apply on hair. You can shampoo your hair after 30 minutes or 45 minutes.

These hair pack will bring shine to your hair.

Potato Revitalises Hair Growth
Potato Revitalises Hair Growth | Source

8. Potato Hair Mask

If your hair is suffering from hair loss apart from getting dull and rough then potato hair strengthening pack will be good for you. Just peel one potato and grate it. Squeeze the juice from potato in a bowl. To this juice add two tbsp of aloe vera juice and 2 tbsp of honey.

Mix the solution well. Now massage this on your hair especially at the roots of the hair and leave for one hour. You can even cover your head with a shower cap so that the solution does not come out. Wash with lukewarm water.

Coconut Cream hydrates your hair
Coconut Cream hydrates your hair | Source

9. Coconut Cream Hair Mask

If you have extremely dry and dull hair then this hair pack will be good for you. In order to make a mask, take a green coconut which is tender and scrape from it coconut cream. Just warm this coconut cream for a few seconds.

You can make use of microwave for this purpose. Now gently with the help of your fingertips massage it well on your hair especially the roots. Once done, wrap a warm towel over your hair and let it remain for one hour. Wash with a mild shampoo.

Hope you all liked this post and found it useful and interesting too, do let me know which hair mask you apply regularly and found good for your hair. Please do tweet, pin and like this post.


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      cherry boy that girl 

      3 years ago

      I'm going out tomorrow and my hair's been looking really dull lately so I wanted to try a hair mask. So I just used the honey mask and I don't know what happened but my hair looks DISGUSTING!!! I feels like someone's covered my hair in hair gel and it looks SO horrific! I honestly want to cry... I guess I'll have to wash it again and hope it looks okay...

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      5 years ago

      Please tell me the method ofcocunut cream taking out from coconut...

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      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      Yes you can use the honey which is sold in supermarkets.

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      5 years ago

      Hi which type of honey is used? Is it those sold in supermarkets? or those premium type?

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      6 years ago from India

      Thank Mr-Veg for finding the tips useful, yeah you can surely pass it on, these are some really good hair masks, a few of these having used myself too.

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      6 years ago from Colorado United States

      Looks like some nice and useful tips that I can pass along.... Good One Shadaan and the potato mask is interesting....:)


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