5 DIY Hair Mask Recipes for Chlorine Damaged Hair

Although chlorine prevents bacteria and harmful substances from spreading in a pool, it can also kill your hair’s health. Chlorine strips off your hair’s natural oil, leaving it brittle, dry and unprotected from damage.

There are various ways to treat chlorine damaged hair, however, some are expensive. Fortunately, this article will help you create your own hair masks. These DIY Hair Mask Recipes for chlorine damaged hair are perfect for repairing and soothing your hair cuticles using ingredients that can be found in your home.


Why Make your Own Hair Mask

DIY Hair Masks are your go-to option if you want to treat your damaged hair. The following are the most important roles of DIY hair masks in your hair’s health and the reason to choose them over commercial products:

  • Hair masks deeply repair your damaged hair.
  • They keep your hair moisturized.
  • They strengthen your hair.
  • They clean and remove chlorine build up on your scalp and hair.
  • DIY hair masks contain no harmful chemicals.
  • The ingredients can be found in your kitchen.
  • These hair masks are easy to make.


Recipe #1: Milk and Honey Hair Mask for Chlorine Damaged Hair

If your hair becomes dry and frizzy, milk and honey can help. Honey is a nourishing ingredient that seals moisture in your hair. Thus, reducing the effects of chlorine damage.

Moreover, milk contains proteins that are important to maintain your hair healthy. Lactic acid also keeps your hair hydrated.


What You’ll Need:

  • 2 and 1/2 cups milk (whole milk for normal hair; milk cream for coarse hair; skim milk for fine hair)
  • 3 teaspoons pure honey
  • A small pan
  • A jar


How to Make:

  1. In a pan, heat the milk over low fire.
  2. Add the honey and stir constantly.
  3. When mixed thoroughly or the honey is fully melted, put off the fire and let the mixture cools down.
  4. Transfer the hair mask into a clean jar.

How to Apply:

  1. Pour the hair mask over your dry hair.
  2. Make sure that each strand is covered with milk and honey hair mask.
  3. Massage gently.
  4. Put on a shower cap and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Wash your hair using a mild shampoo and rinse using tap water.
  6. You can use this mask once a week.



You can keep your milk and honey hair mask in a refrigerator and it will last up to a week.




Recipe #2: DIY Banana and Aloe Vera Hair Mask

Bananas are popular because they contain vitamins and proteins that are needed by the body.They also provide nutrients that are beneficial to your scalp. Therefore, bananas help damaged hair to restore its shine and softness.

Aloe vera is made up of more than 90% water, organic compounds and proteins. It has enzymes that treat damaged hair strands. It also promotes hair growth while making your hair smooth, shiny and tangle-free.

Moreover, coconut milk is known to restore damaged and dry hair. It contains essential nutrients that promote healthy hair and hair follicles.

Almond oil has Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and vitamin E. Including almond oil in your DIY hair mask can help nourish your hair and scalp.


What You’ll Need:

  • 1 medium-sized banana
  • 3/4 cup aloe vera extracts
  • 1/8 coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • Blender
  • Mixing bowl
  • Container/ jar


How to Make:

  1. Slice the banana into several pieces and put in a blender.
  2. Add the aloe vera extracts and blend them until there are no banana chunks left.
  3. Transfer the banana and aloe vera mixture in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the almond oil and coconut milk to the mixture.
  5. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Place the mask in a sealed container.


How to Apply:

  1. Apply the hair mask to dry hair and to your scalp.
  2. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  3. Rinse thoroughly.
  4. Use this DIY hair mask once or twice a week.



Store your DIY hair mask in a cool place and away from direct sunlight.




Recipe #3: Strawberry and Mayonnaise Hair Mask for Damaged Hair

Strawberries contain a high amount of antioxidants such as vitamin C that help repair hair damage. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals that gives shine to the hair.

Moreover, strawberries get rid of excess oil build up and chlorine build up on your scalp. They can also reduce the smell of chlorine stuck in your hair.

Mayonnaise, on the other hand, is a great source of fatty acids. These healthy fats are perfect for dry hair caused by chlorine damage.


What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup ripe strawberries
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Chopping board


How to Make:

  1. Cut the strawberries into tiny pieces.
  2. In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise and the strawberries. Blend it well until you have a creamy mixture.
  3. Place your mask in a medium bowl or container.


How to Apply:

  1. Wet your hair.
  2. Apply the strawberry and mayonnaise hair mask generously. Make sure that all hair strands and scalp are fully covered.
  3. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Wash using your usual shampoo and rinse well.
  5. You can use this hair mask once a week.



Keep your hair mask refrigerated to prolong its lifespan.





Recipe #4: Avocado with Olive Oil and Coconut Milk Hair Mask

This DIY recipe suits every hair type. With avocado’s nourishing and healing properties, you’ll surely bring your hair  back to life. Avocado fruits contain biotin, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin B-5.

Olive oil has been used as a replacement for commercial conditioners to treat dry and frizzy hair. It has antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C that keep your hair healthy and free from damage.

The good fatty acids of avocado, olive oil and coconut milk will seal in moisture to your hair to make it softer and stronger.


What You’ll Need:

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Blender
  • Jar


How to Make:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Check if there are no avocado lumps left.
  3. Place the mixture in a jar for storage.


How to Apply:

  1. Wash your hair using your usual shampoo or conditioner.
  2. Make a partition in your hair to ensure that every strand is covered with hair mask.
  3. Apply your DIY hair mask in your hair.
  4. Leave it for 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse thoroughly.



Refrigerate your hair mask to keep it fresh for longer. You can warm it up in a microwave oven before use.




Recipe #5: DIY Egg and Yogurt Mask for Chlorine Damaged Hair

Eggs are rich in fat and protein, which contribute in maintaining your hair moisturized and strengthened. Eggs can also remove chlorine build up on your scalp and hair strands.

Furthermore, yogurt has smoothening properties and works great on any hair types. It also helps in cleaning the hair and the scalp.


What You’ll Need:

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3/4 cup yogurt
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon


How to Make:

  1. Place the 3/4 cup of yogurt in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the eggs and whisk well.

How to Apply:

  1. Apply the egg and yogurt hair mask on your scalp and hair.
  2. Let it sit for at least one hour.
  3. Wash your hair using your regular shampoo and rinse it off using tap water.



Keep your hair mask refrigerated to prolong its life.


Tips is Using DIY Hair Masks

  • Adjust the measurement mentioned in each recipe if needed.

The measurement in the recipes is for regular length of hair. If you have a longer or shorter hair, feel free to adjust the measurement.


  • For extra dry hair, sleeping while wearing a hair mask is fine.

It allows your hair to absorb more nutrients and vitamins effectively from the ingredients of your DIY hair mask.


  • Use a wide tooth comb when applying hair mask to wet hair.

Combing your wet hair while applying the mask will help for easy absorption of the mask.


  • Concentrate on the hair ends.

The ends of your hair are the most fragile part. These are mostly the most brittle parts that need attention. Using a hair mask weekly can keep moisture in your hair while repairing damage.


  • Heat can help.

Heat can speed up the reaction of the mask to your hair. This improves its ability to nourish your hair and hair cuticles. You may use a hot towel, blow-dryer, heated cap or heated hair mask.

  • Applying the mask once a week is ideal.

Chlorine damage hair can cause several more effects. Thus, using an all-natural hair mask once a week can help fight its adverse effects. However, for worst hair damage, applying twice a week will help.



You don’t have to worry about your chlorine damaged hair. Spending much will not help, especially if the products contain chemicals that can worsen the case of your hair.

Choosing to make your own hair mask will give you effective and safe hair treatment at home. Natural ingredients are still more powerful and in keeping your hair nourished and healthy.

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