How to Make Your Own Hair Moisturizer

How To Make Your Own Hair Moisturizer

Anyone who enjoys taking care of their hair knows how important it is to keep it moisturized. However, you might think that a good moisturizer for the hair is only available at a high cost, or available only in a salon.

You might also assume that you need to dedicate a whole day to properly hydrate your hair. Fortunately, for you none of these are true!

In addition to being one of the most important care routines for healthy hair, moisturizing can be a quick and easy process! Best of all, you can use simple, inexpensive ingredients that are available at home, and include some inexpensive, store-bought ingredients.

After all, beautiful, silky, and shiny hair doesn’t just happen. You have to make it part of your regular hair care routine. 

To help you with this, we’ve put together 10 super easy recipes to make your very own all-natural hair moisturizer. 

Read on!

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Think of it this way: Every living thing needs water. Our pets, our plants, and our bodies must consume water daily to stay healthy and hydrated. But just drinking water is not enough to provide all the hydration our body needs–your hair is no exception.

Our hair, our nails, our skin, all need daily hydration. There are many treatments that focus on maintaining their specific health. But the purpose of this post is to focus on the health and hydration of your hair.

This includes moisturizing and revitalizing the strands, giving them more strength and resistance and making them less susceptible to breaking, splitting and damage from external agents such as sun, wind, and pollution.

Therefore, moisturizing hair regularly is an excellent way to combat problems such as the formation of split ends and excess frizz. It will help keep your strands from getting dry and will provide added shine and softness to your hair.


It’s pretty obvious when something’s not right with your hair. If your hair is dull, flat, dry in appearance or is brittle to the touch and breaks easily, or if you find the ends of your hair are frayed or if your hair falls out en masse when you brush it, chances are, your hair is sending clear signals that it needs some moisturizing – STAT!


You no longer need to go to a salon or the beauty supply store, or spend a small fortune to keep your hair moisturized. You can do it yourself in the comfort of your home using natural ingredients. And the results are just as great –if not better than a temporary treatment from a salon.

In addition, these recipes are very simple, and they work miracles, guaranteeing you more beautiful and healthier hair. Let’s learn some recipes for your next hydration session.

you can make your own diy hair products with ingredients from a grocery store


Rich in vitamins, and amino acids, Aloe Vera is well  known for its moisturizing benefits, both for the skin and for the hair. It is capable of promoting ultra-hair strengthening and even helps in the healthy growth of hair.

In addition, aloe also adds an extreme shine to the strands of hair. The best part? It’s incredibly easy to prepare and apply.

To make this moisturizing treatment, you will only need an Aloe Vera leaf, two tablespoons of glycerin (soap), and one tablespoon of extra-virgin coconut oil.

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1st step: Cut the sides of an aloe leaf and extract the gel.

2nd step: Place in a container two tablespoons of the Aloe Vera gel + two tablespoons of the glycerin, and one tablespoon of extra virgin oil.

3rd step: Mix the ingredients until completely mixed together.

4th step: Take the mixture and apply it throughout the hair.

5th step: Leave the mixture on the hair for about 45 minutes.

6th step: Wash your hair normally, with shampoo and conditioner, preferably in cold running water.


Not only is avocado great for toast and guacamole, it is also an incredible ingredient for hair care. Have some overripe avocados? Don’t throw them away, make a nutrient-rich hair treatment instead!

The nutrients in Avocado oil creates shine, softness, strength and fights brittle edges to your hair. Not to mention the bonus application of vitamins A, C, and E, and B complex.

With this simple recipe, this fruit can be adopted as the perfect healthy homemade formula for a moisturizing hair treatment. Apply this treatment at least once a month.

To make an avocado moisturizer, you will only need one avocado and a spoonful of coconut oil.


1st step: Remove the pulp from the avocado and mash it well in a bowl.

2nd step: Add a spoonful of coconut oil (or whatever you prefer) and a spoonful of a moisturizing mask (optional).

3rd step: Mix well all the ingredients until the mixture is completely blended together.

4th step: Take this mixture and apply it to still-wet hair.

5th step: Leave to act for half an hour and then wash your hair well to remove the mixture residue.


Another ingredient that tops both the health and skincare list (and has numerous health benefits) is coconut milk. It is able to diminish dryness and leave your hair soft and full of vibrance.

In addition, both coconut milk and vegetable oil have moisturizing properties. Coconut oil can be used as a humectant and even as a finisher. It is great for restoring moisture to the hair.

For coconut milk moisturizer, you will only need three tablespoons of coconut milk, and one tablespoon of coconut oil.


1st step: With the hair already clean and damp, mix all the ingredients and apply them to the strands

2nd step: Let it act for about 30 minutes and then rinse well.

3rd step: Then apply your regular conditioner, rinse once more, and finish your hair as usual.

coconut oil is great for deep conditioning treatment

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Honey is the perfect ingredient for those with damaged hair that is dry, has split ends, or even hair loss. The healing power of honey restores softness and shine from root to tip. Additionally, honey enhances the nutrients of the hair and can become an excellent routine for those who want to keep their hair shiny, beautiful and full of life.

To make a honey moisturizer, you will only need one cup of honey (340g) and three tablespoons of olive oil.


1st step: Mix the three tablespoons of olive oil with one cup of honey.

2nd step: Wash hair well with shampoo, removing all residues with water.

3rd step: Apply the honey all over the hair

4th step: Let it act for approximately 20 minutes. If possible, take advantage of a thermal cap to activate the hair follicles

5th step: Wash your hair to remove the mask well, finishing with a conditioner at the ends.

Honey helps to nourish the hair and promotes the regeneration of parts affected by environmental aggression. And so it helps to bring the shine back too.

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Is your hair dry and damaged? Or do you use too many chemicals on your hair? Without a doubt, the best homemade moisturizer for extremely dry hair is a banana. Bananas naturally contain high amounts of lipids, so this powerful fruit moisturizes, nourishes, gives shine, and naturally conditions the hair.

Instead of throwing your overripe bananas away, use them to make a powerful hair mask! 

To make a banana moisturizer, you will only need one ripe banana, 100 ml of milk, and a few drops of almond oil. (Your hair is not only going to feel amazing, it is going to smell amazing too!)


1st step: Get a ripe banana, remove the entire fruit and put it in a bowl (do not include the skin). Remember: it is important that the banana is ripe!

2nd step: Blend the banana, milk, and almond oil drops in a blender.

3rd step: With the hair already clean and damp, apply the mixture and let it act for 20 minutes.

4th step: Then, rinse well, condition and finish as desired.


It may seem unlikely – maybe even a little strange to think of an egg in your hair. But this ingredient does wonders for your hair, leaving it more moisturized and nourished. After all, it is also rich in lipids, which replenish the lost strand oils, and in proteins and collagen, which favor the capillary reconstruction of the most damaged strands.

To make an egg moisturizer, all you’ll need is one white egg, two tablespoons of olive oil, and a tablespoon of honey.


1st step: Wash your hair and make sure it is clean.

2nd step: Let it act for 10 minutes, and in the meantime, mix all the ingredients well.

3rd step: After the break time, apply the mixture to the hair and let it act for 15 to 30 minutes. Put on a heat cap.

4th step: Rinse with cold water and finish as you wish.

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Let’s face it, okra isn’t on most people’s favorite ingredients list. But you might change your mind once you’ve tried this hair mask! Okra is rich in vitamins and minerals – both essential for healthy hair. Okra also contains vitamin A, B, C, E, and K, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. Furthermore, its antioxidant action and high moisturizing power!

To make a homemade okra moisturizer, you will only need two okra, two tablespoons of banana, two tablespoons of coconut oil (optional), and 100ml of water.


1st step: First, wash the okra well, and then cut them, add water and mash them. Note that they will release an aloe-like juice. Let it sit for 2 hours.

2nd step: After it has sat and collected, crush them again, strain them, and save all the juice!

3rd step: Mix the juice, banana and oil.

4th step: With the hair already washed and clean, apply the mixture and let it act for about 40 minutes

5th step: After that, rinse, condition, and finish as usual.


Widely used in several recipes for everything from skin care to health food, olive oil can also be used for hair hydration. Olive oil is rich in vitamins, and a great ally to your lovely locks, as it hydrates, gives shine, and penetrates deeply into the hair fiber, replenishing all nutrients.

To make a homemade olive oil moisturizer, you will only need: 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. You might want to use an old shirt before doing this mask!


1st step: With clean and moistened hair, apply the olive oil throughout the mid to tips of your hair, and using a brush go from from the middle of your hair down to the tips to work the oil into the hair. Repeat until you have incorporated the oil throughout the tips of your hair.

2nd step: Remove excess oil from the ends with a paper towel so it doesn’t drip, and tuck the hair back.

3rd step: To maximize the effects, wrap your hair in a towel or thermal cap.

4th step: After an hour, wash your hair normally, with shampoo and conditioner, preferably in cold running water.


Who has ever heard of moisturizing hair with cornstarch? Bizarre, we know. But so effective! Using cornstarch will enhance the moisturizing effects on hair, and can have long-lasting results. The cornstarch mask is well known by stylists and is often recommended by professionals.

To make a homemade cornstarch moisturizer, you will only need one tablespoon of cornstarch, one tablespoon of coconut oil, and 100ml of milk.


1st step: Take a tablespoon of cornstarch and mix it with a glass of milk.

2nd step: Warm the mixture for a few minutes until it thickens.

3rd step: Remove it from heat, let it cool and mix with a tablespoon of coconut oil.

4th step: With the hair already washed and clean, apply the mixture. Let it act for 30 minutes.

5th step: Wash your hair as usual, preferably with cold water.

A hair mask can include essential oils as well as jojoba oil


For those who don’t know, yogurt is an EXCELLENT ingredient when it comes to hair hydration and nutrition!

To make a homemade yogurt moisturizer, you will only need one tablespoon of plain yogurt, one teaspoon of apple vinegar, and a teaspoon of honey.


1st step: Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix them well.

2nd step: Apply the mixture to clean, damp hair, and let it act for 20 minutes.

3rd step: After the action time, rinse, apply the conditioner, and finish the way you prefer.


So, you see? With very simple ingredients, it is totally possible to make incredibly healthy, all natural moisturizers that will do miracles for your hair. Following any of the recipes below as part of your regular hair care routine will restore your hair to its vibrant beauty and healthy texture. These recipes are safe for anyone to use (so long as they don’t have allergies to the ingredients) and can be a fun activity to do with friends!

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