Natural Hair

3 DIY Hair Masks For Healthy Natural Hair

Natural hair products can be expensive, but they don’t have to be.

While embracing your natural hair texture can be a long process of trial and error when you’re a new natural, it can also be quite fun (and better for your body!)

Instead of using over the counter products that have sulfates, petroleum, and parabens, you can go to your local grocery store or even open up your kitchen cabinet and treat your hair to a healthy homemade treatment mask.

As an added bonus you can also buy all organic products to ensure an even healthier hair mask. Here are a few of the most popular hair masks for naturalistas that only include two ingredients and allow you to know exactly what you put into your hair!

 

3 D-I-Y Hair Masks For Healthy Natural Hair

 

1. Yogurt Banana Mask

DIY Hair Masks For Healthy Natural Hair

DIY Hair Masks For Healthy Natural Hair

Bananas help with split ends and breakage prevention while yogurt is filled with lactic acids that help rid the scalp of dead skin.

Mix 1/2 banana and a cup of organic yogurt for a hair treatment that will leave your hair looking stronger and shiny. After you’ve let the mask sit in your hair wash it out with warm water and make sure you’ve gotten all the product out of your hair so it won’t start to smell.

If you prefer to eat bananas rather than use them for beauty masks, try this delicious banana smoothie (slurp)!

 

2. Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Apple Cider Vinegar can help get rid of left over products that cling to your curls, which will restore your scalp to its natural pH. You’ll want to dilute the apple cider vinegar with water before you apply it to your head. Use a 1:3 apple cider vinegar to water ratio while preparing your treatment. Let the mask sit in your hair for 10-15 minutes while covering your head with a plastic bonnet.

To get the apple cider vinegar smell out of your hair make sure to condition your hair after you’ve washed out the treatment.

3 DIY Hair Masks For Healthy Natural Hair

3 DIY Hair Masks For Healthy Natural Hair

3. Avocado And Honey Mask

Honey is a humectant which means it has the chemical properties to attract and hold onto moisture. Avocados are also rich in vitamins E and B making this mask the perfect moisturizing agent.

To prepare this mask, mash up 1/2 avocado and 2 tbs of honey. Apply to damp hair and let sit in hair for 15 minutes. Make sure to mash up the avocado really well so no large chunks are left in your hair as you wash it out.

All of these recipes can be upgraded with coconut oil, additional fruit, conditioners and even some of your other favorite natural hair products. The most important thing is experimenting and finding out exactly what your hair likes and needs.

To learn more about healthy natural hair care, check out Kimberly’s eBook “Curly Halo,” which will teach you to build a healthy hair and life regimen to prevent breakage and yield growth.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Barbara Townes
    June 11, 2015 at 7:51 am

    I will most definitely be trying that I’ve been going natural for 8 years it has been a hard journey so thank you for coming up with these ideas and I will be trying them

    • Reply
      Tamika brewer
      June 11, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      I am fairly new to the natural hair journey, so I get so frustrated with all the different products and not to mention how pricey they can get. However. I am very excited to find your website and can’t wait to try these all natural hair recipes.

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    Sylvie
    June 11, 2015 at 4:14 am

    I will surely use these methods, even though I dnt hv natural hair. Thanks so much Kim.

  • Reply
    Kimie
    June 10, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Really love and appreciate everything you do on behalf of living a natural lifestyle…

  • Reply
    Genevieve
    June 10, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    I colored my gray with henna then indigo black it didn’t color it’s brown and my hair growth is slow slow so I put a protective style in left it in for 3 months hardly any hair growth and my hair usually grows alot 3month it should of been long it was the same length what can I do what color to use to color my hair.

    • Reply
      Leah Thomas
      June 11, 2015 at 9:55 am

      There is another blog post on KimberlyElise with advice for coloring natural hair! You should check it out and follow those steps.

  • Reply
    Charlie
    June 10, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I will definitely be trying these in my daughter’s hair and in my own although it is not natural.

    Thanks Miss Kimberly

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    Mpho
    June 10, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    I’m a new naturalists and have difficulty find the right product for maintaining my natural hair, I could really do with some advise.

    • Reply
      Leah Thomas
      June 11, 2015 at 9:54 am

      You can try some of these homemade products to get a feel for what your hair needs. If your hair is dry try added humectants to dry hair which include shea butter.

  • Reply
    Tiffany Waller
    June 10, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Can’t wait to start getting my e-mails

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