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How to Make Your Own DIY Hair Treatment to Prevent Dryness

April 8, 2021 · Posted in: Salon News

DIY Hair TreatmentEvery year, people with long hair all have the same problem; no matter how much you moisturize, your hair will get dry if you live in a cold and dry winter environment. 

Having healthy, moisturized hair is a coveted quality, with many people having a hard to preventing snags, hair loss, split ends, dandruff, and so many more things that can come hand in hand with having a dry scalp and dry hair. Without wanting to spend a fortune on some thick deep conditioning treatment, many people ask the same question: is there a quicker, cheaper way to prevent dryness? 

With the occasional home remedy going viral on the internet for clearer pores and fewer wrinkles, hair masks rarely talk about. With most people’s access to the very ingredients needed to create your own hair mask to prevent dryness, this method is something that is available to all for cheap and can be an easy at-home activity to do in-between those salon sessions when your hair needs some rejuvenation. 

Coconut oil and honey mask 

If your hair is dry and lacking shine, this is the kind of mask you want to go for. Coconut oil is perfect for moisturizing hair because it softens the hair while preventing breakage. This mask will easily penetrate hair to allow it to reap all the benefits of the ingredients. Honey also naturally provides moisture and gives your hair an extra boost of hydration and gives you smoother hair and a soothed scalp. 

Ingredients and Instruction

  1. Mix both ingredients in equal proportions in a bowl. Adjust the amount according to your hair length and texture.
  2. Apply to hair from top to bottom fully coating your hair. If you have an oily scalp, apply this mix from the ears down. 
  3. Let it sit for 20 mins
  4. Rinse it off and shampoo and condition as usual.

Egg, Olive oil, and Mayo Mask

Ok, we know it sounds kind of gross to mix all these things together, but we promise in terms of a hair mask; this recipe is a home run. This combination is a powerhouse on hair that is unusually dry and broken. Eggs have a high protein content to help your hair lock in moisture and keep the shine this mask will create.  Like coconut oil, olive oil has fatty acids that coat your hair and seal it, protecting it from future heat, weather, and environmental damage. 

Ingredients and instructions:

  1. Combine 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of olive oil, and three egg yolks
  2. Apply this all over your hair. 
  3. Secure your hair on top of your head into a bun and put on a plastic shower cap
  4. Let this sit for 20 minutes
  5. Rinse out well without shampoo and condition as usual

Banana, Yogurt, and Honey Hair Mask 

Many people with dry hair often also deal with frizzy hair. Hair that isn’t moisturized can sometimes create frizz, especially with cold weathers and high winds, long and short hair alike can be easily susceptible to dryness and frizz. According to, “Bananas are secret wonders for hair conditioning. They are full of natural oils, potassium, carbohydrates, and vitamins, all of which help lock in moisture and help eliminate that annoying frizz”. 

Ingredients and Instructions:

  • 1 sliced banana
  • 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender or mash the banana and mix the ingredients until they blend well.
  2. Apply the mask to damp hair from top to bottom.
  3. Tie your hair up and cover with a shower cap.
  4. Leave the mask on your hair for about 30-45 minutes.
  5. Rinse with your regular shampoo and conditioner.

Dandruff Hair Oil and Mask

Everyone knows there are good and bad oils for your hair. When it comes to dandruff and oil, you can easily cleanse the scalp of dead skin and bring you back to the shine you were looking for. Getting rid of dandruff, in general, can be hard and can take a while to heal fully and clear up, but adding oil to your routine and backing it up with dandruff shampoo and conditioner can guarantee a clean soft scalp. 

Check out this video on an awesome DIY Dandruff Tea Tree oil:

Ingredients and Instructions: 

Once you have your oil made, here’s how you turn it into an intense hair mask to help clear you up.

 – 1/4 cup water

 – 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

 – 6-8 drops of tea tree oil

  1. Mix the water and apple cider vinegar in a clean spray bottle.
  2. Add the tea tree oil, swirling until mixed.
  3. Crush the aspirin (I use the bottom of a cup to smash them up), pour the powder in the bottle, and swirl it around until dissolved.
  4. Saturate your scalp with the spray, letting it sit for 30 minutes before shampooing and conditioning like normal. Don’t worry—the scent will be gone.”

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