How to make a DIY deep conditioning hair mask at home

Learn how to make a DIY deep conditioning hair mask at home with this simple recipe. The result will strengthen your hair strands, keep them moisturized and soft.

The fastest way to healthy, moisturized hair is intensive conditioning hair treatments. A Hair mask is a typical example of an intensive conditioning hair treatment that moisturizes, protects, and restores strength to your hair.

Hair masks are made up of a variety of highly effective moisturizing ingredients like oils, butters, botanicals, and wax that are created especially to easily penetrate the hair shaft over time.

As regards the application of hair masks, they are usually applied before the shampoo stage as they contain a much heavier concentration of emollients that need to be followed by a cleanser to get rid of any remaining products in the hair.

This DIY hair mask is packed full of rich oils, butter, and natural ingredients that is safe and nourishing for your hair strands.

Some benefits of using a hair mask include:
  • Softer, healthier-looking hair that has a beautiful shine.
  • Stronger hair strands.
  • It lessens frizz  and provides more curl definition
  • Reduces breakage split ends, and general damage to the hair.

Recipe for how to make a DIY deep conditioning hair mask at home

This recipe can make up to 200 grams of hair mask.

Heated Phase
  • 50g Shea butter
  • 40g Coconut oil
  • 20g Mango butter
  • 10g Cetyl Alcohol
Cool Down 1
  • 46g Olive oil
  • 20g Jojoba oil
  • 10g Castor oil
Cool Down 2
  • 4g Bentonite clay
  • 2g Vitamin E oil
  • 1g Essential oils (max)


Please ensure that you carefully follow the steps for how to make a DIY deep conditioning hair mask at home, to get maximum results.

  1. The first step is to measure out the shea butter, mango butter, coconut oil, and cetyl alcohol in a heatproof glass and melt over low heat
  2. Once your heated phase has melted, pour in your liquid oils (olive, jojoba, and castor oil) and mix until combined
  3. Next, set aside your oils either in the fridge or at room temperature for about 30 minutes until your mixture has completely cooled.
  4. The bentonite clay, vitamin e, and any essential oils go in next. Use an immersion blender for a couple of minutes to ensure that the clay is very well incorporated into your hair mask.
  5. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes, or until your mask has thickened. Then use your whisk lightly to whip your mask and achieve a lighter, smooth texture
  6. Place your mask into an airtight container and store it at room temperature

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