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15 Amazing Natural Hair Masks You Can Make at Home [Slideshow] 

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How are your strands holding up these days? Even if you’ve got yourself some locks like the Beckham’s, at the very least—it’s probably a good idea to maintain them the best you can. The necessity for a hair mask doesn’t always need to come from dry, damaged, or frizzy hair. Heck, we can all use a good hair mask from time to time for the simple motivation of self care.

Of course, they are also ideal if you’d like to improve certain aspects of your hair that come about from environmental factors like weather, smoke, or certain hair products. Natural is always a GR8 way to go, so here are some handpicked hair mask recipes you can make at home.

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Sugar, Coconut, and Essential Oils Hair Mask 

Give this mask a try for those annoying flakes and dry scalp. Sugar helps to scrub the scalp, removing buildup and flakes, while coconut and essential oils work to provide nutrients, and of course—divine scent. 

What's in it? 

  • Unrefined coconut oil 
  • Raw sugar 
  • Peppermint oil 
  • Tea tree oil 

Leave on for 1-3 minutes. 

Get the full recipe here

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Lemon and Egg Hair Mask 

Got oily hair? Whip up this simple mask that's also anti-fungal. Lemon juice is fantastic for absorbing excess oil and grease, and its high contents of vitamin C help to improve hair strength. 

What's in it? 

  • Eggs 
  • Lemon

Leave on for 45 minutes. 

Get the full recipe here

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Banana, Avocado and Eggs Mask 

Hair damaged and lacking shine? Mix these ingredients and apply. Avocado contains essential fats that are GR8 for moisturizing and adding shine. Bananas, eggs, and olive oil help to repair damage and apple cider vinegar works to strip residue. 

What's in it? 

  • Apple cider vinegar 
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Eggs 
  • Olive oil 

Leave on for 20 minutes. 

Get the recipe here. 

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Bentonite and Apple Cider Vinegar Mask

Are you a curly girl who wants definition? Sit with this mixture for a few. Bentonite is known for its detoxifying properties when ingested, and it can work just the same to cleanse strands of buildup or chemicals that may be causing frizz or lack of definition. 

What's in it? 

  • Bentonite clay 
  • Apple cider vinegar 

Leave on for 15 minutes. 

Get the recipe here

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Argan and Rosemary Oil Hair Mask 

Give this mask a try to stimulate quicker hair growth. This dream team works together to stimulate the roots and promote healthy hair growth. 

What's in it? 

  • Argan oil 
  • Rosemary oil 

Leave on for 15-20 minutes. 

Get the recipe here.

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Honey and Banana Mask

If you've got fine, sensitive strands, give this sweet one a try. Hair can begin thinning as a result of genetic and environmental factors, combat thinning and weakening of hair with this concoction. 

What's in it? 

  • Banana 
  • Honey 

Leave on for 15-30 minutes 

Get the recipe here. 

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Coconut, Olive Oil, and Shea Hair Mask 

Do you feel as though your hair color is appearing a bit brassy? This mask is for you. Certain hair colors combined with chemicals or previous colors may leave hair with undesired orange or yellow tones. Bring out clearer hues by soaking your hair in this one. 

What's in it? 

  • Coconut oil 
  • Olive oil 
  • Shea butter 

Optional: 

  • Rosemary 
  • Peppermint 
  • Lavender 

Leave on for 10 minutes. 

Get a video tutorial here. 

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A Beer Rinse Mask

It's not exactly a mask, but this one is GR8 for simply adding shine. Believe it or not, beer is good for your hair as it contains yeast, barley, antioxidant-rich oils, b-vitamins, and sugars that help to seal strands. 

What's in it? 

  • One glass of flat, non-alcoholic beer 

Leave on for 3-5 minutes.

Get the recipe here.

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Garlic and Honey Hair Mask 

If you've experienced hair loss, this mask might help stimulate regrowth. Garlic is packed with minerals like calcium, zinc, and sulfur, which are all ideal for hair growth. It's also antimicrobial and helps to kill bacteria that may be preventing growth. 

What's in it: 

  • Garlic cloves 
  • Honey 

Leave on for 20 minutes.

Get the recipe here.

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Tea Tree and Jojoba Oil Hair Mask 

Is your scalp a bit inflamed, itchy or irritable? Tea tree oil is wonderful for fighting skin infections or irregularities as it is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal. 

  • Tea tree oil 
  • Jojoba oil 

Mix ingredients and work into scalp. Leave in for 15 minutes, and rinse. 

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Color-Boosting Mask for Brunettes 

Have you colored your hair brunette, and are eager to make sure your color stays vibrant and healthy? Nourish hair with the proteins and nutrients included, and support color vibrancy with cocoa. 

What's in it? 

  • Cocoa powder 
  • Plain yogurt 
  • Honey 
  • Apple cider vinegar 

Leave on for 30 minutes.

Get the recipe here

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Color-Boosting Mask for Blondes 

If you're rocking a blonde tone and looking to freshen the color, try this mixture. 

What's in it? 

  • Lemon 
  • Raw potato 
  • Chamomile tea 

Leave on for 30 minutes. 

Get the recipe here.


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Strawberry, Egg, and Olive Oil Antioxidant Hair Mask 

Experiencing dry strands that could just use a boost of nutrients? Strawberries are high in beneficial antioxidants that your hair can always use. 

What's in it? 

  • Pureed Strawberries 
  • Egg yolk 
  • Olive oil 

Leave it on for 20-30 minutes. 

Get the recipe here

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Collagen Hair Mask 

For overall strength, growth, and shine: this hair mask is your guy. Collagen contains essential amino acids that can leave your hair feeling softer, healthier, and promote growth. 

What's in it? 

  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil 
  • Collagen peptides or hydrolyzed collagen 

Leave it on 20 minutes.

Get the recipe here

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Mayonnaise Hair Mask

Another curly girl go-to, the mayo mask. Though, this one is perfect for anyone wishing to improve their locks.

What's in it? 

  • Mayonnaise
  • Egg 
  • Olive oil 

Mix ingredients and apply to damp hair. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse. 

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Amanda is a GR8NESS contributing writer who lives in celebration of self care, and endeavors to approach all things with a student mentality. Her love for the study of self-development is rooted in fitness, holistic wellness, and skin care. She is an advocate for mental health; and hopes to connect others to their own way of daring to care.
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