5 DIY Hair Masks to Try at Home

You could go to the store and spend your hard earned cash on pricey hair masks... or you could make your own at home with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Sounds like a no brainer, right? Not only is it beyond easy to make your own restorative hair masks at home, it's also completely natural — you know exactly what you're putting into it. No mysterious damaging chemicals hiding at the bottom of the bottle. Here are five simple recipes for deep conditioning and moisturizing hair masks to save your strands from winter's frigid weather conditions.

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Milk & Honey Hair Mask

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Ingredients:

- 1 tsp. honey

- 1 cup of whole milk

Mix the honey into your glass of milk. Take the mixture and massage it into your hair from root to tip. Leave it on for at least 15 minutes. Rinse your hair off with lukewarm water and shampoo as usual.

Avocado Hair Mask

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Ingredients:

- 1/2 avocado

- 1 egg yolk

Blend the avocado and egg yolk together in a blender. Next, apply the mixture to your hair, working from the bottom of your head up to your scalp. Wrap your hair in a shower cap and wait 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and shampoo your hair as usual.

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Ingredients:

- 2 tbsp. of coconut oil

Heat coconut oil in a microwaveable bowl for 10 seconds. Massage the oil into your hair, starting from the bottom strands up. If you have oily hair at your scalp, avoid putting too much in that region. Keep the coconut oil away from your roots and focus on massaging it into your tips instead. Wrap your hair into a top bun and let the oil sit for 30 minutes. Rinse with water and shampoo until all the oil has washed off.

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Greek Yogurt Hair Mask

Ingredients:

- 4-5 tbsp. of Greek yogurt

- 1 tbsp. lemon juice

Mix the yogurt and lemon juice together. Apply the mixture to damp hair. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse and shampoo as usual.

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Banana Hair Mask

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Ingredients:

- 1 Banana

- 3 drops of almond oil OR 1 tbsp. of honey

Mash up the banana and add the almond oil or honey. Mix together until it’s completely blended. Massage the mixture into your hair and let it sit for 20-25 minutes. Rinse and shampoo as usual.