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It’s been a while since we’ve had a hair mask recipe post, but it’s back! With the holidays coming up, I thought this would be a good time to remind everyone of the simple DIY masks that are super easy and can be used for a variety of hair needs. We have found that many of the ingredients can be bought in bulk and stored in the pantry for quick access, making the DIY mask recipes super affordable.
I’m excited to share with you that I made one of my favorite DIY masks for curly hair!
While I love making up DIY masks, I have not had many curly hair needs so this was an exciting experiment for me to work with. After trying out a lot of DIY masks, this is the one I ended up using.
I have to admit, this was my first time making a hair mask using a DIY recipe. I had seen many of these hair mask recipes floating around on social media but never gave them a try because I was a little concerned. I thought that maybe making a hair mask might be too complicated for me.
But once I found this one, I was super excited to make a DIY mask for my curls!
A while back, I came across this mask while searching for a DIY recipe to try. It caught my eye because it mentioned how to make a homemade “oil” mask using castor oil. When I first heard about castor oil, I was a little worried because I thought it was a weird ingredient to use in a DIY mask. I had seen the term “oil” used in recipes for DIY masks before, but it was often coconut oil.
I was concerned that a “oil” mask using castor oil might not be suitable for curly hair. But once I tried the mask, it turned out really well!
I’ve been using it almost every week for my hair since I first made it. It leaves my hair super soft, but not greasy. I like to use it as an “in between” treatment.
DIY hair mask recipe
What you need:
2 cups of almond milk (or your favorite nut milk)
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons of castor oil
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of avocado oil
1/2 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
Add all of your ingredients together in a bowl, and stir. Let the mixture sit for 10 to 20 minutes. After 10 to 20 minutes, use a rubber spatula to break up the oil and mix the mixture well.
Apply the mixture to your hair.
Leave the mixture on your hair for 5 to 10 minutes.
Shampoo your hair as usual, but use a lighter shampoo. Rinse your hair and condition as usual.
I use this mixture almost every week for my hair. It leaves my hair super soft, but not greasy. I like to use it as an “in between” treatment. It’s especially good for curly hair, and will not weigh it down like other oil-based products.
I have used this recipe on my hair for over a year, and it hasn’t harmed my hair in any way.