This is the hair mask for frizzy hair that I have been searching for my entire life! The best part is that you can make it at home with simple, natural ingredients. This hair mask DIY recipe has become a staple for my frizzy hair because it reduces frizz, adds moisture back to the hair and lasts for weeks. If you have tried many products that don’t seem to work, then this is the hair mask for frizzy hair you need to make!
how does a hair mask work for frizzy hair
Frizzy hair can be a common problem especially for people with curly, wavy, or thick hair. Weather conditions such as heat, humidity and dryness, the styling products you use, and the type of hair you have can all contribute to your frizzy hair. A hair mask for frizzy hair works as a deep conditioning treatment that nourishes, protect and repairs your hair once and for all.
Nourishment : Hair masks work for frizzy hair, because they bring intense moisture into the hair shaft. This DIY hair mask contains different carrier oils and essential oils to hydrate the hair from deep within to create smooth, healthy, and more importantly frizz free hair.
Protection: Hair masks also help to protect your hair from future damage. This hair mask uses natural ingredients to create barriers on your individual hair stands. With these barriers in place, your hair is less likely to continue to be frizzy.
Repair: If your hair has been damaged by heat, styling, hair treatments or just needs some extra TLC, a hair mask can help repair it. Ingredients in this recipe can help reduce fizziness as well as the improve the overall health of your hair.
hair mask natural ingredients
Sweet almond oil is so great for your hair since it’s naturally rich in vitamins A and E and antioxidants. Plus it soothes and nourishes the hair strands for overall health of your hair. In this recipe, the sweet almond oil adds a much needed lightweight layer of moisture to this hair mask. Combined with a heavier weight oil like coconut oil, this makes a beautifully balanced hair mask for frizzy hair.
Sweet almond oil also really great for your skin for the same reasons. My Sweet Almond Bentonite Clay Face Mask and DIY Face Serum are some of my favorite natural skincare recipes that also use sweet almond oil.
Coconut oil plays a key role in this recipe, as it’s a natural hair moisturizer that provides more intense conditioning. It acts to smooth down the the hair, reducing frizz while promoting shine. The downside of coconut oil is that it can weigh down your hair, since the oil is heavy. This is why combining the coconut oil with the sweet almond oil creates a perfect combination to combat fizzy hair. Using a high quality, organic coconut oil is preferable, so that it can be slightly melted down to mix in with the other ingredients.
Essential oils take this hair mask for frizzy hair up another level. They really make it seem like you bought it from a store instead simply making it at home. There are certain essential oils that are better for different hair types and different conditions. The best essential oils for frizzy hair are included below so you can choose the ones you want to use in this recipe.
Looking for hair mask oil substitute? You can also use jojoba oil, argan oil, olive oil, avocado oil or castor oil in your hair mask recipe.
Do you also struggle with dry scalp? You are going to want to make this Homemade Hair Mask for Dry Scalp too! It’s amazing at soothing the scalp, nourishing your hair, relieving any itchiness and adding moisture back to the scalp. Often time I will use them both at the same time!
essential oils for frizzy hair
There are several essential oils that can be used for taming, soothing and calming frizzy hair.
Peppermint essential oil is a must have for any of homemade hair masks or detangler spray recipes. It smells so fresh and energizing, while adding a gentle tingling sensation when applied the scalp. As for hair health benefits, it can help with hair growth and hair shininess.
Rosemary essential oil both nourishes the hair and helps control frizz. This essential oil may also be good for hair growth and hair thickness while improving the overall health of your hair.
Lavender essential oil is called the “swiss army knife” of essential oils for a reason. It great for both hair and skin, making it a great oil in this hair mask to nourish and smooth the hair strands. Lavender essential oil is gentle oil making is great for a dry scalp, as it soothes and calms the skin.
Geranium essential oil can help balance your hair’s natural oil production. This can help reduce the likelihood of frizz and repair your hair strands.
Roman Chamomile essential oil has some moisturizing and soothing properties. It can help with dry hair or scalps, adding nourishment and hydration to your frizzy hair.
For DIY’s using essential oils, my favorite brand to use is Young Living, and you can shop for them here.
how to make a hair mask for frizzy hair
First, the 2 tablespoons of coconut oil needs to be just barely melted but not hot. To soften your coconut oil, place in a glass bowl and microwave for 5-10 second increments, making sure to check on it each time.
Once the coconut oil is melted, add 4 tablespoons of sweet almond oil to the glass bowl. Mix well to combine.
Add in 30 drops of essential oils (see above for essential oil blend inspiration) to the coconut oil and sweet almond oil mixture. Stir to combine.
For best results, put the hair mask in the fridge for 1-2 hours before using. Putting the hair mask in the fridge will allow it to thicken for easier application. This DIY hair mask makes enough for multiple uses, so I recommend storing it in an 4oz glass mason jar with a tight fitting lid.
hair mask for frizzy hair diy
- 1 glass bowl
- 1 glass jar
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 4 tbsp sweet almond oil
- 30 drops essential oils
- Add 2 tablespoons of just barely melted coconut oil to a glass bowl. In order to soften your coconut oil, place in a glass bowl and microwave for 5-10 second increments, making sure to check on it each time.
- Add 4 tablespoons of sweet almond oil to the glass bowl. Mix well to combine.
- Add in 30 drops of essential oils (see above for essential oil blend inspiration & note for my personal recipe) to the coconut oil and sweet almond oil mixture. Stir to combine.
- For best results, put the hair mask in the fridge for 1-2 hours before using. Putting the hair mask in the fridge will allow it to thicken for easier application.
how to use your homemade hair mask
After making your hair mask for fizzy hair, you will want to apply the mixture to your hair, focusing on the ends and any particularly frizzy areas. I recommend applying the hair mask from around eye level all the way down to the ends. You can apply the hair mask to your roots as well.
Leave the hair mask on for a minimum of 15 minutes and up to 2 hours. For most people leaving the hair mask on for 30 minutes to an hour will provide great results for less frizzy, healthy hair. I highly recommend using either a large hair clip or making a bun to keep the hair off your clothes to prevent staining while using the hair mask. Lastly, make sure to shampoo hair very well and rinse thoroughly. Repeat shampooing if needed.
how often should you use a hair mask
That is going to depend on your hair type and the health of your hair. Most people see benefits using a hair mask once a week or every other week to reduce frizz and increase healthy hair. Keep in mind that this is a deep conditioning treatment designed to nourish, protect and repair your fizzy hair. You may need to use the hair mask for frizzy hair more often at first, and then reduce your schedule to 1-2 times per month. It may also depend on the weather, such as heat, humidity and dryness, and other environment factors for how often you use the hair mask.
what essential oils are good for healthy hair
- Lavender : frizzy hair, overall hair health, growth & scalp
- Rosemary : growth and thickness, frizzy hair
- Peppermint : hair growth and shininess
- Geranium : frizzy hair, reduce oil production
- Roman Chamomile : moisturizing, overall hair health
- Cedarwood : scalp and hair growth
- Ylang ylang : scalp, hair texture and breakage
- Copaiba : dandruff relief and greasy hair
- Tea Tree : hair growth and dandruff
- Lemongrass : dandruff
how to store your DIY hair mask
The best way to store your DIY hair mask is in the refrigerator and in a glass mason jar. As with all recipes using essential oils, glass is always best choice with a tight fitting lid. The hair mask will thicken in the fridge, making it so much easier to apply to your hair. You may need to take it out of the fridge 10-15 minutes before using. Storing the hair mask in the fridge also extends the life of your hair mask to last up to 3 months.
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