Do you dream of Kérastase-ad-worthy tresses that tumble into place with a toss of your head? But do you feel hopeless about how impossible that goal seems? Well, don’t despair. These DIY shiny hair mask recipes won’t cure your hair troubles, but they can get you closer to your beauty goals.
So see below for seven DIY shiny hair mask recipes that will revive your strands and help you get the lustrous locks you’re craving.
DIY Shiny Hair Mask Recipes
Try these DIY hair masks whenever your hair needs some love. All you need is a few items from your pantry.
You can also use a miniature application bottle or a small mixing bowl to combine the oils.
Then, adapt the quantities to your hair length, using more oil for longer hair and less for shorter hair.
DIY Recipe #1: Lavender Oil and Amethyst Oil Hair Mask (For Dull Hair)
First, whip up this gemstone-infused beauty treat to get your hair smooth and sleek. All you need is amethyst oil, coconut oil, and lavender oil.
Coconut oil: A natural hair-softener, coconut oil is packed with fatty acids that hydrate your hair and lock in moisture.
Amethyst oil: Although a lesser-known beauty oil, amethyst oil softens hair and delivers intense shine. The oil also hydrates, protects, controls frizz, and nourishes your hair from roots to ends.
Lavender oil: Likewise, lavender oil soothes the scalp, strengthens hair, and may reduce hair loss. And by improving scalp health, lavender oil encourages new hair growth.
However, lavender and amethyst oil are both known for their calming effects. Both reduce stress and promote mind-body balance.
See the recipe for details.
Another beauty tip? Use amethyst oil on damp hair to lock in moisture and double your shine. Also, pair this DIY hair mask with this amethyst skincare routine.
DIY Recipe #2: Moroccan Argan Oil and Passion Fruit Oil Hair Mask (For Dry or Damaged Hair)
Next, try this argan and passion fruit oil hair mask to tackle multiple hair troubles at once. This DIY shiny hair mask hydrates, repairs, and strengthens hair, leaving strands silky.
You can even use each oil alone as an overnight treatment.
Passion fruit oil (i.e., maracuja oil): Passion fruit oil contains vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids, flavonoids, and minerals. These nutrients protect, soften, repair your hair, and enhance shine.
You can also use this oil alone to create a DIY passion fruit oil hair mask or an overnight treatment.
Argan oil: Likewise, argan oil contains oleic and linoleic fatty acids and vitamin E, doubling the radiance and protection. And argan oil may even boost hair growth, says Healthline.
Another beauty tip? Pair this DIY shiny hair mask with these DIY passion fruit beauty recipes for your face, lips, and body. Passion fruit makes a nourishing facial mask, too.
DIY Recipe #3: Coconut Oil and Pomegranate Oil Hair Mask (For Dull, Dry, or Damaged Hair)
Next, pamper your tresses with this DIY pomegranate and coconut oil hair mask. Both oils nourish your hair and skin, and each offers unique beauty benefits.
Coconut oil: First, coconut oil’s antimicrobial and antibacterial properties make it an essential beauty aid. The oil contains lauric, capric, and caprylic fatty acids to soothe your scalp and fight dandruff.
Better yet, coconut oil may even fight hair loss and boost hair growth, says Healthline.
Pomegranate oil: In addition, pomegranate oil contains vitamins C, E, and K, copper, zinc, punicic, and ellagic acids. These nutrients soften hair and lock in moisture, making this oil another must-have beauty aid.
Another beauty tip? Pair this DIY pomegranate and coconut oil hair mask with these DIY pomegranate face masks and lip scrubs. Then your skin will feel as silky as your hair.
DIY Recipe #4: Camellia Oil and Jojoba Hair Mask (For Dull, Dry, Oily, or Fine Hair)
Next, revive dull strands with this DIY camellia oil and jojoba oil hair mask.
Camellia oil: This nutrient-rich oil has been used for centuries to nourish, soften, and revive lackluster hair. Camellia oil’s beauty benefits come from its essential fatty acids, squalane, and vitamins A and E.
Plus, the oil’s lightweight texture makes it a favorite of those seeking shiny hair. (See here to learn how to use camellia oil for your face and hair.)
Jojoba oil: Like camellia oil, jojoba oil contains essential fatty acids and vitamin E, helping to strengthen and thicken your hair and control dandruff.
Another beauty tip? After drying your hair, smooth camellia oil on your midsections and ends to get glassy shine.
DIY Recipe #5: Apricot Kernel Seed Oil and Grapeseed Oil Hair Mask (For Damaged, Weak, or Dry Hair)
Another DIY hair mask to boost shine? Try this DIY grapeseed and apricot oil hair mask to take your hair from dull to dazzling.
Grapeseed and apricot kernel seed oils revitalize your hair and hydrate your scalp, making them potent anti-dandruff aids. Better yet, you can use apricot and grapeseed oils on your hair and skin. (See these DIY grapeseed oil face masks and apricot beauty recipes for glowing skin.)
Grapeseed oil: This nourishing oil contains vitamins C, D, and E, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids. These nutrients soften, repair, and protect your hair, leaving your locks glossy.
Another benefit? Grapeseed also strengthens your strands and prevents split ends. You can even use grapeseed oil alone to repair your hair.
Apricot kernel seed oil: Next, apricot kernel seed oil contains oleic fatty acid, vitamin E, and amino acids. These nutrients protect your hair, soothe your scalp, and may prevent hair loss.
So, whip up this DIY apricot and grapeseed oil hair mask, and you’ll see shiny hair before you know it. Leave the hair mask on for one hour or overnight for best results.
Another beauty tip? After drying your hair, use camellia oil to tame frizz and boost shine. Just smooth a dab on your midsections and ends, and enjoy how fabulous your hair looks.
DIY Recipe #6: Honey, Yogurt, and Avocado Oil Hair Mask (For Dry, Dull, and Fine Hair)
Next, treat your tresses to this DIY yogurt, honey, and avocado oil hair mask to whip those lifeless locks into shape.
Avocado oil: Like grapeseed and passion fruit oil, avocado oil contains essential fatty acids, making it the ideal skin- and hair-friendly treat. In addition, biotin and vitamins A and E hydrate hair, soothe the scalp, and may prevent hair loss.
Another benefit? Like camellia oil, avocado oil is lightweight and easily absorbed.
Manuka honey: This soothing honey combats stubborn hair troubles, thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. Manuka contains B-vitamins, copper, and zinc, which strengthen hair and improve scalp health.
Plus, Manuka honey is a humectant, so it draws moisture into the hair while adding shine. (Also, see three DIY Manuka honey face masks to blast acne and wrinkles.)
Yogurt: Like honey, yogurt hydrates your hair and exfoliates the scalp, making it another must-have anti-dandruff aid.
Another beauty tip? Pair this DIY avocado oil hair mask with these DIY avocado beauty recipes for your skin, hair, and lips.
DIY Recipe #7: Sunflower Oil and Honey Hair Mask (For Dry, Damaged Hair or Dandruff)
Next, get shiny hair overnight with this leave-in DIY sunflower oil and honey hair mask. Each ingredient alone boosts shine, but together, their beauty powers multiply, making your locks dazzle.
Sunflower oil: This hair-friendly oil is packed with omega fatty acids to hydrate hair, relieve itchiness, and tame frizz. According to Healthline, sunflower oil also locks in moisture, keeping your hair hydrated for longer.
However, substitute with argan oil if you’re allergic to sunflower.
Products: Try Velona’s USDA Certified Organic Cold-Pressed Sunflower Oil and Manukora Manuka Honey.
Always patch test before trying new products. Dab the oil on your inner wrist and wait 24 hours before applying it to your scalp or hair. Then discontinue if irritation or redness develops.
But talk to your doctor first if you have a sensitive scalp or a medical condition.
So treat yourself to these DIY shiny hair mask recipes to revive dull hair, and enjoy your silky tresses. These DIY hair masks improve your overall hair and scalp health, enhancing shine.
Try the DIY lavender and amethyst oil hair mask, the coconut oil and pomegranate oil hair mask, or another shine-boosting beauty recipe. Use each hair mask once per week, and you’ll see shinier hair in no time.
Now, enjoy your DIY shiny hair masks—and your new hair—and check back for more beauty recipes and haircare tips.
Featured photo credit: Sofia Zhuravets at iStock / This post first appeared on Beauty and Travel Reviews.
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