DIY Hair Masks That Are Good Enough to Eat (Literally)



For my hair there’s absolutely no way around regular deep conditioners. Even when I’m not in the mood, I know that without some sort of deep conditioner my wash-n-go will be dry and frizzy, my roller sets will look like hay, and I’ll be compromising my precious, precious, ends. Here are a few of the DIY hair masks I use that you can actually eat. These are super easy, you don’t even need a recipe, you can totally eyeball it. Just mix, apply, and use your idle time to snack.

First up, banana and coconut milk. Coconut milk is a natural conditioner with proteins and good fats. You can use it on it’s own or dilute it with water and make a daily mist spray. Bananas have potassium that strengthens hair, plus they have plenty of natural oils (and water) that dry hair will just eat up. I like to overdo it and use two (or more!) bananas for my thick hair and mash them with about a cup or two of the coconut milk. Whatever’s left of my mixture gets warmed up and served over rice. You can even sprinkle a little cinnamon on top if you’ve got it.

Avocados have tons of Vitamin B that help with hair growth, Vitamin E which is good for a healthy scalp, and good fats that help with elasticity. Honey is a natural humectant and attracts moisture— you know what that means— more shine! I like to add a bit of water to this mix, since the honey can be hard to work with. For the snack version, spread avocado on toast, drizzle a little honey, and add sea salt.