My DIY vegan hair mask contains everything you need to turn your hair into silky smooth locks that feel strong and healthy. It’s easy to whip up at home and is packed with natural ingredients full of essential nutrients.
Besides conditioning your hair, it can help moisturize your scalp, fight dandruff and promote new hair follicles. It can also help reduce a buildup of sebum to combat greasy hair. Check out my latest post on the best shampoo for oily hair to find out more information about which shampoo is right for your hair type.
Chock full of vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidants, avocado is the perfect fruit to infuse your strands with healthy goodness. It can help boost your natural shine, restore weak, damaged hair and protect against environmental damage.
Its natural oils are very effective in penetrating hair cuticles to provide a deep moisturization, and its fatty acid content is easily absorbed into your scalp and hair shafts.
Bananas are a great source of potassium, folate, and vitamins B6 and C which help add strength and volume. Using them in a hair mask can repair dry, sun-damaged strands, and protects their natural elasticity to prevent breakage and split ends.
Massaging it into your scalp helps remove dead skin cells to promote a healthier scalp and unblock clogged follicles. This, in turn, can encourage new hair growth and reduce issues with hair loss.
As well as making your hair smell wonderfully exotic, coconut milk can be very beneficial for your strands. It contains a large range of B vitamins, as well as iron, selenium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous and healthy saturated fatty acids.
It has excellent moisturizing properties, helps soothe irritated skin, reduces greasiness and restores dry, brittle hair.
Coconut oil is a great way to naturally nourish your hair and scalp. It contains medium chain fatty acids which penetrate hair faster and more deeply than other conditioners. You can use it to repair split ends, add moisture, detangle and reduce frizz.
It also works as a natural sunscreen to protect your hair from harmful UV rays and contains lauric acid to strengthen hair and improve new hair growth.
Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, vitamin A and vitamin E and helps strengthen your locks and prevent breakages. It helps add moisture and weight to all hair types, reduces frizz and leaves your hair feeling extra soft and pliable.
Olive oil can also help remove a buildup of sebum to promote new hair follicles and promote a healthier growth. Once you throw all of these ingredients in a blender (or ninja blender), your hair is in good hands.
Mixing The DIY Vegan Hair Mask Together!
- ½ avocado
- ½ banana
- 50 ml coconut milk
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix into a smooth paste.
- Spread the mixture through your hair, working from the roots right down to the ends. You can massage your scalp for a few minutes to provide a gentle exfoliation.
- Leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes. You can use a shower cap to catch any drips.
- Wash your hair with a mild shampoo which is preferably sulfate free, and then thoroughly rinse in cool water.
- Condition your hair as usual and gently work through any knots. Once your hair is dry, it should feel buttery soft and have a beautiful, healthy shine.
About the author: Louisa Rose is from Cologne, Germany. She runs Body Health Love, where she blogs about health and beauty advice for young women.