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DIY Hair Masks for your Hair Type

The start to any good day begins with a good night’s sleep, killer outfit, healthy and delicious breakfast and of course- rockin’ hair. A good hair day is always a good day. Alas, the weather, the humidity, or the damage from heat products stop us from having this holy day. Damaged hair is frizzy, brittle, dry, and hard to control- but if you use the right hair mask, you can take back the control. Check out these Do-It-Yourself Hair Masks for each hair type!  

Dry Hair: Coconut Oil Mask

2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

½ Cup Honey


Mix all three ingredients together in a bowl.

Coat the hair. Really focus on the driest parts- especially the ends.

Wrap up hair, put in shower cap, let sit for 30 minutes.



I’m obsessed with this hair mask. My hair went from dry, brittle, lifeless dead cells to a vivacious, lively mane of shiny healthy hair. It’s easy to make, easy to rub in and easy to rinse out!

Oily Hair: Yogurt Mask

¼ cup yogurt (or ½ cup for longer hair)

1 Tsp of baking soda

1 well beaten egg white


Use no more than once weekly. Baking soda can soak up oil and dry hair.

Mix ingredients.

Cover hair.

Let sit for 35 minutes.

Rinse with lukewarm water. Don’t use really hot water, that could heat up the egg white.


Okay, I know putting yogurt in your hair sounds gross- but it has so many great nutrients for your hair to soak up! This is a thicker consistency than most so putting your hair up after is hard but keep trying! Yogurt is not only good for your digestive system- but your hair as well!

Curly Hair

1 egg

2 Tbsp Mayonnaise

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Tbsp Honey


Double the recipe if you have long hair!

Mix together until well blended.

Apply the mask evenly and then let sit for 30 minutes



As a person with a mane of curly, frizzy, unruly locks, I can attest to how amazing and transformative this hair mask is. It’s gross to make- I mean, who wants to mix mayonnaise and honey? However, with all the moisture curly hair can’t seem to lock down, this mask will make up for it. Leave it on for 30 minutes- or longer. I left it on for an hour and re-watched Riverdale and when I rinsed it out in the shower my curly, unruly hair felt like a silk cloud was gracing every lock of hair.

Colored Hair

1 ripe avocado

1 ripe banana

Mash together and make a paste.

Apply to hair and let sit for 25 minutes.



In middle school I colored my hair with a box from CVS. I thought it was going to be a lighter brown with a reddish tint and it turned out to be MAROON/ FLOURESCENT PURPLE. After a week of people questioning my well- questionable choices, I decided to dye it back to brown and needless to say- my hair was dead. This mask helped revive my colored and re-colored hair back to a better state after a few masks. The avocado and banana mix well with their consistencies and are easy to apply- it’s not too runny. Rub this in to your colored hair to make those gorgeous dyed locks bouncy and healthy!

Thin Hair

½ avocado

1 egg

1 Tbsp coconut oil

½ Tsp honey


Massage mixture into your scalp.

Leave for 30 minutes.



Thin hair can be the bane of one’s existence. Losing hair in the shower and in your brush can cause anxiety!! This mask helps keep the hair moisturized, and looking fuller than it is! Healthy hair makes your mane look voluminous and full. Take an avocado and use one half for the mask and the other for some avocado toast!


Photos: cover 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


I am a sophomore at American University, majoring in CLEG (Communications, Law, Economics, and Government) and a member of the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program. 
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