Best DIY hair mask recipes for natural curls

Women with curly hair know how hard it can be to leave the mane moistured, frizz-free, and untangled. Although there are lots of different tips you can follow to have more manageable hair – and several hair products you can use, specifically designed for curls -, one thing that can benefit your locks is DIY hair masks[1]Arlexis, S. (2017, April 16). 9 DIY Hair Masks For Natural Curls That You Should Cook Up At Home ASAP. Bustle. … Continue reading

Besides being more affordable, homemade hair masks are more natural, since they usually require 2-4 ingredients that are chemical-free! In addition, trying some different DIY recipes is a great way to relax and take care of yourself. Thinking of that, today we are going to show you amazing hair mask recipes for curls and waves!


All of the hair masks below can be applied up to twice a week, depending on your mane’s condition. If you suffer from excessive oiliness in your scalp, make sure to avoid the roots of your hair and focus only on the length and ends of your hair, ok? Also, if you feel like the texture of the masks below isn’t great, you can mix your favorite conditioner in them, in order to make it easier to apply! Now, let’s move on to the DIY recipes[2]Cleveland, C. (2020, March 21). Best DIY Recipes for Naturally Curly Hair. NaturallyCurly.Com.!


This hair mask is perfect if you want to add some shine and moisture to your curls! If you feel your hair is looking brittle, honey and egg are ingredients that will help with that problem. Also, castor oil, like every other natural oil, is perfect to add some shine. Other than being great to make your mane shine, this combo will help your hair grow – that’s mainly due to the castor oil!

To make this recipe, you will need to mix 2 tablespoons of castor oil, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 egg. After it is homogeneous, apply it to your previously washed hair and let it act for about 15 minutes. Then, rinse it all out and finish with your usual conditioner!

egg hair mask

One of the main complaints of curly-haired women is the fact that frizz is a frequent companion to their hair. If that’s your case, this DIY mask is for you! Frizz normally shows up due to factors such as excessive heat or humidity, lack of moisture, and friction with surfaces. By combining coconut oil, aloe vera, and castor oil, you are giving your hair a lot of moisture and, by doing so, you are avoiding frizz!

This recipe consists of 2 tablespoons of aloe vera, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and 1 tablespoon of castor oil (however, depending on the length of your hair, you will need more or fewer amounts of these ingredients). Mix it all up and apply it to your hair! Let it act for up to 30 minutes and then wash your hair normally!

aloe vera hair mask

Do you think your hair is looking damaged? Signs of damaged curly hair usually include lack of curl definition, lots of frizz, and dryness. If that’s the case, try adding some protein to it! Although egg is one of the best protein sources, it isn’t the only one – and in this recipe, you are going to use greek yogurt!

Making this recipe is quite simple: 2 tablespoons of greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of shea butter. Mix them up and apply the mixture to your hair! Leave it acting for about 20 minutes and wash it all off!

greek yogurt hair mask

As we mentioned before, damaged hair normally lacks shine and moisture, and has an overall lifeless aspect. Another great protein-packed DIY recipe is one that combines strawberry, egg, and honey! These ingredients not only repair the hair cuticle but also strengthens it!

This recipe combines 5-6 large strawberries, 1 egg, and 1 tablespoon of honey. First of all, mash the strawberries until they are super smooth. Then, add the egg and honey to them and mix! Apply this mask to wet hair and let it act for 20 minutes. After that, just rinse it all out and finish styling as you normally would!

The list above is only a small portion of fantastic DIY hair mask recipes that are amazing for curly hair! As previously mentioned, you can enjoy homemade hair masks as a way to relax and practice self-care. However, if you are a bit lazy, there are some great curly hair products that will give back shine and moisture to your hair! You can check out some of the best products made for curls, from superb Brazilian brands, at Metro Brazil!


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