8-Step Hair Care Routine for Damaged Hair With DIY Hair Oil & Mask

Jessica Shaw
by Jessica Shaw
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1 Hour

Today, I want to show you my hair care routine for damaged hair. This will include a DIY hair oil treatment, a homemade hair mask, plus tips for making dry, damaged, lifeless hair healthy again. Let's get started.

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Tools and materials:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Black castor oil
  • Red pimento oil
  • Mayonnaise
  • Full-fat plain yogurt
  • Coconut oil
  • Honey
  • Hydrating conditioner
  • Shower cap
  • Sulfate-free shampoo
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Extra virgin olive oil

1. Make the oil

First, I add three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to a bowl.

Black castor oil

Then, I add one tablespoon of black castor oil to it.

Red pimento oil

Next, I add 1 tablespoon of red pimento oil. 

Sectioning hair in half

2. Apply the oil

To add it to my hair, I start by sectioning my hair in half.

DIY hair oil treatment

I mix up the hair oil once my hair is ready. I then rub it between my hands and coat them up well.

Massaging hair oil into the roots

Then, I start massaging it into my roots. This is going to help condition the scalp while also enhancing blood circulation to the scalp.

The blood circulation will help your hair grow faster and also strengthen it. 

Applying hair oil to the lengths of hair

Next, I apply the oil to the rest of the strands of my hair as well. It acts as a deep conditioning treatment before shampooing. 

Wearing a shower cap to lock in heat

Once my hair is fully coated, I throw my hair into a bun. I add a shower cap to lock in the heat from my head, which will help the ingredients absorb into my hair. I typically leave it on for 30 minutes or longer. 

Rinising out the hair oil

3. Remove the oil

After 30 minutes, I rinse it out.

Sulfate-free shampoo

Then, I shampoo it with some sulfate-free shampoo. This will cleanse your hair without drying it out too much. 

Half a cup of mayonnaise

4. Make the hair mask

Now it's time for a DIY moisturizing hair mask. I start by adding half a cup of mayonnaise to a bowl.

Full-fat plain yogurt

Then, I add 2 tablespoons of plain, full-fat yogurt. 

Solid coconut oil

Next, I add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, which I melted in the microwave.

Raw and unfiltered honey

Finally I add one teaspoon of honey. 

DIY hair mask

I mix them all together and create the DIY hair mask. 

Applying the DIY hair mask to wet hair

5. Apply the hair mask

Once it is mixed, I apply it to my clean wet hair and evenly distribute it over my hair while avoiding the roots. 

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Then I throw on the shower cap again and leave it on for 10 minutes or more. 

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6. Remove the hair mask

After 10 minutes, I rinse my hair thoroughly and shampoo it again with a sulfate-free shampoo. Make sure to get all of the mask completely out of your hair, especially because of the mayonnaise in it. 

Squishing the conditioner into hair

7. Squish to condish

Next, I use a hydrating conditioner, and I'm going to use a technique called "squish to condish". Basically, I squish the conditioner into my hair cuticles as it makes your hair so, so soft. 

Best hair care routine for damaged hair

8. Rinse

Then I rinse it with cool water. Now, it's ready to style!

Hair care routine for damaged hair

Hair care routine for damaged hair

I love this hair care routine for damaged hair. It leaves my hair is so bouncy, soft, wavy, and full of life. 

Let me know what you think of this routine,if you'll try it out yourself, or if you have any DIY hair care tips of your own, in the comments below.

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