Hair Mask- Benefits and Recipes

Farat Abdul Razzaq

Hair Mask-Benefits and How to prepare at home?

The hair mask is just like a face mask. Hair masks do the same for hair as the face masks do for your face. Most people think it’s enough to apply shampoo and conditioner to hair. But the scalp needs more nourishment to stay healthy. 

Don’t confuse hair masks with hair conditioners. Hair masks are richer in ingredients than hair conditioners. They give your scalp dramatic benefits. You can understand the masks as Deep conditioners. Let’s dig into different aspects of hair masks.

 Benefits of Hair Masks

Hair masks are crucial to apply to hair because they are necessary to fulfill the needs of your scalp. The benefits of the masks depend on the ingredients used to prepare the mask. The general benefits of hair masks are listed below.

  • Shiny hairs
  • Softens the hairs
  • Nourishes the scalp
  • Moisturizes hair
  • Fight off infections
  • Healthier scalp
  • Strong hair
  • Boosts the growth of hairs
  • Damage repair
  • Reduce hair fall
  • Reduce hair breakage
  • Reduce skin dryness/ Dandruff
  • Relieve hair scalp

Types of Hair Masks


Banana masks reduce frizz in your hair. Bananas contain silica that makes your hair shinier and softer. They also have anti-microbial properties and reduce dryness-causing fungi.


Yogurt provides deep moisture to your scalp and renews cells. It nourishes your scalp and gives it strength by the Vitamins it has. Yogurt is One of the amazing and traditional masks for hair that gives your scalp and hair extraordinary benefits.

Avocado oil;

Avocado oil is rich in Iron, Magnesium, and Folic acid. It can seal your hair cuticle enlock moisture and make your hair resistant to damage and breakage.


Eggs contain Vitamin A, E, and Folate. Egg yolk has Biotin in it that helps in hair growth. The Egg whites make hair stronger and silky.


Honey is an incredible hair mask. It functions as a Humectant, drawing and sustaining moisture in the scalp. Moreover, it stimulates cell growth. And, make hair follicles strong to prevent hair fall.

Coconut oil;

Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft and works as a deep conditioner. So, it is capable of reducing dryness. It also reduces protein loss.

Aloe vera;

It is anti-inflammatory. Aloe vera contains vitamins C, E, B-12, choline, and folic acid. So, it provides perfect nourishment to the scalp. It reduces scalp irritation and makes your hair silky and shinner.


It is good to use for oily skin. It absorbs grease/ oil in hairs. Lemon is enriched with Vitamin C, so it helps clean up the scalp due to its anti-fungal properties. It helps to get rid of dandruff.

Different recipe ideas to prepare masks

for Damaged hair;

  • Use honey and Coconut toil mask. Mix 2 tablespoon honey and coconut oil.
  • Heat the mixture when both ingredients are blended properly. 
  • Apply the mixture for 40 minutes.
  • Shampoo and condition as usual.

Hair mask for Dry Scalp;

  • Take one tablespoon of avocado oil, two tablespoons of Aloe vera gel, and one tablespoon of coconut oil. 
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Apply it for 30 minutes.
  • Wash with water.

for Thin hair;

  • Take two eggs. Add two tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix these well.
  • Apply from root to tips.
  • Shampoo with cool water.

Hair mask for Oily hair;

  • Take one egg and one tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Apply to hair and leave it for half an hour.
  • Shampoo and apply conditioner to hair.

Hair mask to Nourish the Scalp;

  • Take half a cup of yogurt. Add 2 tablespoons of Aloe vera gel, 2 tablespoons of Honey, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (use lemon juice for oily scalp).
  • Mix the above ingredients well.
  • Apply it to your hair and leave it for 30 minutes to 4 hours.
  • Wash with shampoo. And, apply conditioner.

How to apply a hair mask?

How to apply hair mask?
  • If the mask contains oil, then apply it on dry hairs. A dry scalp absorbs more oil.
  • If the mask does not contain oil, apply it to damp hair.
  • If your scalp is dry, apply a hair mask every week. But if your scalp is oily consider applying the mask every couple of weeks or fortnight.

Method to apply hair mask;

  • Firstly, Prepare a mask.
  • Before you apply, to protect your clothes wrap a towel around your shoulders. Apply with fingers or paint brush starting from roots to tips.
  • Apply properly on your scalp and hair tips.
  • When you are done applying the hair mask, cover your hair with plastic wrapping to prevent the mask from dripping and help in absorption.
  • Leave the mask on your hair according to the ingredients used.

Avoid washing your hair with warm water, rather wash your hair with cool water because it seals hair cuticle and retains moisture.

Which hair mask is suitable for me?

Plenty of ready-made hair masks are available in the market you can use them. But better prepare your hair mask at home by using the pure ingredients available in your kitchen.

Select the best suitable mask type by hit and trial method. 

Can I leave the hair mask overnight?

It depends upon the ingredients used in the hair masks. Try not to keep the mask for more than 4 hours as it may clog the hair follicles.

Which hair mask is best for me?

Select the best suitable mask by hit and trial method. Try different masks and select the mask that gives your hair a shinier look. Do not use a mask that makes your hair greasy.

Hey! I'm Farat, with a pen that is armed with a passion for trend spotting, make-up artistry and skin-care secrets. I bring forth the secrets of beauty from natural remedies to mindful practices. My pen narrates the true stories of the celebrities you love to know.

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