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Revitalize Your Locks: 6 DIY Argan Oil Hair Mask Recipes

Introduction

Hey everyone! My name is Claire and I’m passionate about natural beauty. Over the years, I’ve experimented with countless hair masks and treatments to nourish my locks and today I’m excited to share with you all my favorite DIY argan oil hair masks.

Argan oil has become hugely popular in the beauty world for its amazing nourishing properties. Native to Morocco, argan oil is pressed from the nuts of the argan tree. It’s rich in vitamin E and fatty acids that deeply moisturize hair and skin. With its light texture, argan oil absorbs easily without leaving any greasiness behind.

For hair, argan oil has numerous benefits. It strengthens hair strands to prevent breakage. Its antioxidant properties protect hair from environmental damage like sun exposure. Argan oil moisturizes both the hair shaft and scalp, leaving hair silky smooth. It controls frizz and flyaways for sleek, shiny hair. And thanks to its reparative abilities, argan oil can even help regrow hair in some cases.

Over time, our hair can become dry, damaged and lackluster from things like heat styling, coloring treatments, pollution exposure, and other environmental aggressors. That’s where a nourishing hair mask comes in. By infusing argan oil into DIY hair treatments, you can revitalize your hair back to health in no time. The recipes I’m sharing are super easy to make using ingredients you likely already have at home and will leave your hair baby soft.

Let’s dive right in to the mask recipes!

Avocado & Argan Oil Hair Mask

This luxurious hair mask pairs two superfoods for hair – avocado and argan oil. Avocado is packed with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and antioxidants that deeply condition hair. Argan oil seals in all that moisture. Together they work wonders to repair damaged locks.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • 2 tbsp argan oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Optional: 1-2 drops essential oil like lavender for scent

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mash the avocado until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the argan oil, egg yolk and honey. Mix until fully combined.
  • If using essential oils, add 1-2 drops and mix in.
  • Apply the mask generously to clean, damp hair from roots to ends.
  • Cover hair with a shower cap or plastic bag. Leave on for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse hair thoroughly with cool water. Shampoo and condition as usual.

This rich mask is amazingly nourishing for hair. The avocado provides vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, B6, C, E and K that rebuild hair strength. Argan oil seals in moisture for silky smoothness. Honey’s emollient properties soften strands. Apply 1-2 times per week for optimal results.

Coconut Oil & Argan Oil Hair Mask

This lightweight, nourishing hair mask is ideal for both dry and oily hair types. Coconut oil softens without weighing hair down thanks to its light texture. Argan oil provides extra hydration. Together they repair split ends and frizzies in no time.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp argan oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 10-15 drops essential oils like tea tree for scalp health

Instructions

  • Melt coconut oil by placing jar in warm water bath. Let cool slightly until liquid but still warm.
  • Add argan oil and honey and mix well until combined.
  • Add essential oils and stir in.
  • Apply mask evenly from roots to ends on damp or dry hair.
  • Cover and leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing with cool water.
  • Shampoo and condition hair as usual after.

For oily hair types, skip shampooing to lock in moisture. For dry hair, this coco mask can be applied up to 2 times per week to hydrate without weighing hair down. The coconut oil softens strands while argan protects hair and scalp.

Banana & Argan Oil Deep Conditioning Mask

With its vitamins, minerals and potassium content, banana makes the perfect addition to a creamy deep conditioner. Paired with argan oil, this mask intensely nourishes brittle, damaged hair back to health.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp argan oil
  • Essential oils to taste for smell

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mash banana until smooth. No lumps!
  • Add yogurt/sour cream, mayonnaise, honey and argan oil. Mix until well combined.
  • Stir in a few drops of essential oils like lavender or tea tree for smell.
  • Apply generously to wet or dry hair from roots to ends.
  • Cover hair and let the mask soak in for 30 minutes minimum.
  • Rinse hair thoroughly and shampoo as usual to remove all mask residue.
  • Condition and style hair as you please.

This incredibly nourishing mask provides moisture, shine and strength to hair. Use 1-2 times a week for hair in need of a serious pick-me-up. The banana refreshes dull locks while the mayo and Greek yogurt deeply condition each strand. Argan oil seals in hydration for silky hair you’ll love.

Revitalize Your Locks: 6 DIY Argan Oil Hair Mask Recipes
Revitalize Your Locks: 6 DIY Argan Oil Hair Mask Recipes

Olive Oil & Argan Oil Pre-Shampoo Treatment

Give hair a nourishing prep before shampooing with this rich pre-treatment. The combo of olive and argan oils lightly conditions without stripping away natural oils. It smooths the hair cuticle for enhanced shine and manageability during shampooing.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp argan oil
  • 10-15 drops lavender essential oil

Instructions

  • Combine olive oil, argan oil and lavender oil in a small jar.
  • Gently massage oil mix onto dry hair, focusing on ends and mid-lengths.
  • Let oil soak in completely, around 15 minutes.
  • Shampoo as usual, rinsing thoroughly to remove all oil.
  • Follow with conditioner and style as you please!

For best results, apply the treatment 1-2 hours before shampooing so oil fully absorbs. Dull, dry hair soaked in essential fatty acids reinforces the hair cuticle. Say goodbye to frizz and flyaways! This moisturizing pre-poo can be done 1-2 times per week.

Shea Butter & Argan Oil Hair Mask for Dry, Damaged Hair

This ultra moisturizing hair mask is specially formulated for parched, damaged hair in desperate need of hydration. Shea butter penetrates hair to deeply nourish each strand while argan oil seals in moisture for soft, shiny locks.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup shea butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp argan oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5-10 drops essential oil

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix together softened shea butter, argan oil and olive oil until smooth and creamy.
  • Add essential oils and stir to combine.
  • Apply mask generously to freshly washed, damp hair.
  • Comb through hair to evenly distribute product.
  • Cover hair with plastic or a shower cap.
  • Leave on for at least 1 hour for maximum hydration.
  • Rinse thoroughly and apply favorite conditioner as usual.

The shea butter in this mask penetrates strands to intensely hydrate and strengthen brittle, damaged hair. Use weekly for severely damaged manes or every 2-3 weeks for maintenance. Hair will be left nourished and silky smooth.

Avocado & Honey Hair Treatment For Shine

Who doesn’t love a good avocado hair mask? This lightweight treatment pairs creamy avocado with emollient honey to restore shine and softness to hair in minutes! Argan oil seals in hydration while reducing frizz.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe avocado, mashed
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp argan oil

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mash avocado until smooth and creamy. No lumps!
  • Stir in honey and argan oil until fully combined.
  • Apply avocado mixture evenly to damp hair, focusing on ends.
  • Let mask sit on hair for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with cool water.
  • Style hair as usual once dry.

For best results, use the avocado mask as a weekly hair treatment. Apply to dry ends as a deep conditioner or all over hair for intense moisture. Hair will be left supremely soft and radiant with shine!

FAQs

FAQ #1: How often should I use an argan oil hair mask?

It’s recommended to use an argan oil hair mask 1-2 times per week for regular hydration and care of your locks. For hair that is on the dry or damaged side, you can use a mask up to 3 times per week until hair is restored to health. After that, 1-2 times per week is usually sufficient for maintenance. Listen to your hair—if it feels dry again after a day or two, go ahead and use another mask. However, you don’t want to over-condition, so be mindful of using an exfoliating shampoo or apple cider vinegar rinse between masks if needed. Another option for daily care is to apply a small amount of argan oil all over hair after showering while it’s still damp. This helps lock in moisture without over-weighing hair down.

FAQ #2: Should I leave the mask on wet or dry hair?

In general, it’s best to apply hair masks to damp hair rather than soaking wet or completely dry hair. Damp hair allows the mask to penetrate strands more easily for a deeper conditioning treatment. However, some masks can be used on either damp or dry hair depending on your preference and hair type. Wet hair may cause the mask to drip down more, so damp hair is usually the sweet spot. For overnight treatments, dry hair works best. Play around with wet vs damp application and see what works best for your hair type and mask texture.

FAQ #3: How long should I leave the mask on before rinsing?

Most DIY argan oil hair masks should remain on hair anywhere from 15-30 minutes for regular conditioning benefits. If using as a deep treatment or overnight mask, leaving it on for 1-2 hours or allowing it to fully soak in while you sleep leads to maximum hydration. Always rinse hair thoroughly once time is up to remove all residue. If hair feels too coated or heavy after rinsing, do a final rinse with 1 part apple cider vinegar to 2 parts water to restore healthy pH balance. This removes any buildup keeping hair from looking smooth and shiny.

FAQ #4: Can I use heat when applying the mask?

In general, it’s not necessary to apply heat like from a hair dryer when using an argan oil hair mask. The oils and butters infused into the mask are rich enough on their own to hydrate hair without extra heat activation. However, for some individuals with coarser hair textures, heating the mask very briefly with a blow dryer on a cool setting can help the mask ingredients penetrate deeper into the hair cuticle for improved results. Just be careful not to over-heat which could damage hair. For most people, letting the nutrients soak into hair at room temperature is sufficient.

FAQ #5: My hair is oily. Will argan oil weigh it down?

If you have an oily scalp or fine hair that is prone to greasiness, using a lightweight argan oil hair mask is perfectly safe and won’t necessarily make hair appear oilier. Look for recipes using lighter oils like coconut or olive oil versus heavy butters. Apply sparingly, focusing on mid-lengths and ends, and avoid the roots/scalp area. You can also opt to skip shampooing after and simply rinse the mask out. Make sure to use a clarifying shampoo 1-2 times per week to remove buildup from oils at the roots. With the right mask and application method, argan oil benefits fine hair types as well by keeping strands nourished and reducing frizz.

FAQ #6: Can men use argan oil hair masks too?

Absolutely! Argan oil hair masks are suitable for all hair types and genders. For men, a weekly hair mask can help strengthen and condition hair while keeping strands moisturized, soft and frizz-free in between shampoos. Men’s hair is often exposed to more environmental aggressors like wind, sun damage and harsh shampoos, so a deep conditioning treatment works wonders. Men with thinning hair can also benefit from the reparative nutrients in argan oil which may stimulate circulation to encourage hair regrowth. Apply masks after shampooing, leaving it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing as a simple yet effective haircare step.

Conclusion

In conclusion, DIY argan oil hair masks are an easy yet luxurious way to pamper your locks from home. Let the extremely nourishing properties of argan oil combine with other natural ingredients to deeply hydrate hair, restore moisture and reduce signs of damage. Use these homemade masks 1-2 times weekly for healthy, shiny, manageable hair you’ll love. Play around with different recipes to see what works best for your unique hair needs. I hope this guide has given you some great insight into how to effectively incorporate argan oil into your haircare routine! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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