12 Homemade Hair Mask Recipes That Really Work

There’s no underestimating the value of a good homemade hair mask, especially if you have color-treated hair, are prone to frizz, oiliness or dryness, or if you wash your hair too frequently. In other words, we could all use a specialized DIY hair mask at least once a week.

“Hair is made of a protein called keratin and once that starts to break down, there’s no way to repair the damage. It’s imperative to take care of your hair to avoid these cracks and breaks,” explains celebrity hairstylist Mark Garrison. “A good hair mask will work to strengthen, moisturize and nourish the hair. Look for products that have naturally derived ingredients, such as coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil and shea butter.” Kérastase is a Garrison favorite, but if it isn’t in your budget, there’s good news — you can head to your kitchen and whip up your own homemade hair mask using these simple recipes. Get ready to smear some oily dollops on your head!

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