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The Best Homemade Hair Masks For Hair Growth

Learn about the best all-natural ingredients and created 4 DIY hair mask recipes made for hair growth all from ingredients probably already in your kitchen.

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If you, like millions of others, deal with thinning hair or excess shedding you might be wondering if a hair mask could help your hair growth efforts. The answer is: possibly!

In combination with stimulating scalp massages, all-natural hair masks may help heal damaged hair and stimulate hair growth.

But the secret is all in the ingredients... We’ve rounded up the best all-natural ingredients and created specifically formulated DIY hair mask recipes made for hair growth.  

All of these ingredients and recipes are intended to help improve the health of your hair and stimulate hair growth. Let’s dive in.

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What does a hair mask do for your hair?

A hair mask is an intensive hair treatment that is often left on the hair for anywhere between 10 to 60 minutes.

During this time, the properties of the ingredients used in the mask soak into the scalp and the hair shaft (the length of your hair).

Think of it as an intensive health retreat for your hair; it’s intended as a nutrient-packed hair infusion.  

The best at-home hair mask ingredients

Now, let’s get to know our hair hero contestants. You can find most of these items lying around your kitchen, waiting to be employed in some Rapunzel hair magic.


Known for its supporting role in homemade apple pies and morning lattes, cinnamon is also an amazing addition to a hair growth hair mask. When applied to the scalp, cinnamon can stimulate an increase in blood circulation. Living just beneath our scalp are 100,000 hair follicles, each responsible for a single strand of hair. Cinnamon can be used to increase blood flow to your hair follicles, stimulating new hair growth.


Filled with lecithin, fatty acids, and protein, eggs can help nourish and strengthen the length of your hair. Raw eggs are often used in hair masks for the high fat and protein content. Increasing protein on the hair shaft can help strengthen the hair while the fat helps add moisture and shine.


Because of the high silica content in bananas, this common fruit can help stimulate collagen production in the hair shaft as silica is a precursor to collagen. (Collagen is a major building block protein that is needed for the health of hair, skin, and nails.) Silica is also closely related to Silicone, which is often used in hair conditioning products. Bananas used in a hair mask can be very hydrating and strengthening.

Castor oil

Comprised mostly of the fatty acid, ricinoleic acid, castor oil works as a great emollient ingredient in hair masks. You can think of an “emollient” as an ultimate protectant, moisturizer, and smoother of skin and hair. This helps to lock in moisture, which makes for a healthier, happier scalp. (A happy scalp is like using great soil in a garden. If your garden soil is healthy, your plants will be too.)

Bonus ingredients for overall moisture and repair:

  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado
  • Honey

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The Goods: 4 Hair Mask Recipes for Hair Growth

We’ve got the goods! Here are 4 mix and match hair recipes for stimulating hair growth and keeping your mane healthy and strong.

1. Hair-Follicle-Stimulating Hair Mask & Massage

A follicle-stimulating hair mask to the rescue. This cinnamon forward mixture might make your scalp tingle (but it’s a good sign).


1 tbsp coconut oil or castor oil

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Directions: Whip up this equal parts mixture and gently massage it into a damp scalp. Massage the scalp for 2 minutes. Then allow the mixture to sit for 20 minutes before gently massaging the scalp as you rinse. Do this 1-2 times a week to promote hair growth. Increasing blood flow to the hair follicles is the name of the game.

2. For the frizzy and dry PLUS hair growth stimulation

If your fly-aways run amok, try this mask once weekly for smoother hair. Prioritizing strengthening hair and scalp health can help encourage hair growth.


1 banana

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp coconut oil or castor oil

Directions: Mix all ingredients well. Apply this mask to damp hair, smoothing from root to tip. Massage gently into the scalp (hair growth stimulation!) for 1 to 2 minutes. Plop your hair into a bun and allow the mixture to sit on your hair for 30 to 45 minutes. Rinse out as usual. Do this mask a few times a week until hair feels smoother and more hydrated. Then maintain this by doing a hair mask once a week.

3. For damaged locks PLUS hair growth stimulation

From heat styling to bleach dying, our hair goes through a lot. Damaged hair is more likely to break and shed, so trying to repair any damage will help keep your hair tip-top.


1-2 eggs (2 eggs if your hair is long)

1 tbsp coconut oil or castor oil

1 banana

Directions: In a bowl, mash banana into a thick paste then combine the other ingredients. Apply this to damp hair gently massaging into the length of your hair. Leave this mixture for 30-60 minutes. Rinse with COOL water. The eggs will begin to cook under warm water, eek!  Do this 1-2 times a week to help reverse hair damage and promote hair growth.  

4. Super intensive protein treatment PLUS hair growth stimulation

This nourishing mask is good for everyone hoping to increase hair health and hair growth.


¼ avocado

1-2 eggs (2 eggs if your hair is long)

⅓ cup of dairy milk

1 tsp honey

1 tbsp cinnamon

Directions: Mix these ingredients together in a bowl. Apply to damp hair, from root to tip. Spend some time gently massaging this mask into your scalp. Leave this on for 30-60 minutes before rinsing out with cool water. The eggs will begin to cook under warm water, eek!  Do this 1-2 times a week to help revitalize your hair and promote hair growth.  

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