Make a Natural Hair Mask for Silky Shiny Hair

We have been busy researching and preparing a small line of natural skin and hair care products for farm-stayers and beyond. We have an amazing simple all purpose bar that is great to use as a shampoo bar. And we are busy considering deep conditioning options. As a holistic homesteading mama, I believe in harnessing the power of nature to nourish ourselves while caring for the land and water and air. The animals who rely on our land and water agree. Today, I’m excited to share three eco-friendly natural hair mask recipes that will leave your hair feeling silky, shiny, and healthy.

These masks are not only gentle on your hair but also kind to the earth, ensuring that our land and water sources remain as clean as possible. For us it’s extra important because whatever we use goes straight into the land via our off-grid gray water system. You will also avoid all the excessive packaging and transportation associated with store-bought hair products as well as all the preservatives which may build up over time in your system and the land/water system to create chronic issues.

So let’s dive into these wonderful natural alternatives that will transform your hair care routine!

2. Coconut Milk and Honey Natural Hair Mask:


  • ½ cup organic coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey

Coconut milk and honey are known for their deep nourishing properties. Coconut milk is packed with healthy fats, proteins, and vitamins that promote hair growth and prevent breakage. Honey, is a humectant, meaning it helps retain moisture in your hair. Silky shiny hair anyone?


  1. In a bowl, mix the organic coconut milk and raw honey until well blended.
  2. Apply the mixture generously to damp hair, ensuring even coverage from root to tip.
  3. Massage your scalp gently to stimulate blood circulation.
  4. Leave the hair mask on for 30 minutes to an hour, allowing the ingredients to penetrate deeply.
  5. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water, followed by a mild shampoo if necessary.

The combination of coconut milk and honey will not only repair and moisturize your hair but also leave it smelling divine, without causing harm.

2. Avocado and Aloe Vera Hair Mask:


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons fresh aloe vera gel

Avocado and aloe vera are both natural alternatives when it comes to hair care. Avocado is rich in vitamins E and B, healthy fats, and antioxidants that promote hair growth, reduce frizz, and add shine. Aloe vera soothes the scalp, balances pH levels, and helps prevent dandruff.


  1. Mash the ripe avocado in a bowl until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the fresh aloe vera gel to the avocado paste and mix well.
  3. Apply the mask to clean, damp hair, focusing on the ends.
  4. Gently massage your scalp to ensure proper absorption.
  5. Leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes, allowing the nutrients to deeply penetrate your hair strands.
  6. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

This natural hair mask will not only restore your hair’s natural beauty but also contribute to a healthier ecosystem by avoiding harmful chemicals found in commercial hair products.

Herbal Infused Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse:


  • 1 pint filtered water
  • 4 tablespoons dried herbs (such as rosemary, chamomile, rose, or lavender)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

As you know from our article earlier this year, herbal infusions combined with apple cider vinegar create a powerful hair rinse that balances the pH of your scalp, removes build-up, and adds shine. By using dried herbs, you can add to the benefit of this simple everyday rinse.


  1. Boil the filtered water and add the dried herbs to create a herbal infusion. Let it steep for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain the infusion and mix it with apple cider vinegar.
  3. After shampooing your hair, pour the mixture over your scalp and hair, making sure to distribute it evenly.
  4. Gently massage your scalp for a few minutes to enhance circulation and absorption.
  5. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes, allowing the rinse to work its magic.
  6. Rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water.

This simple yet effective herbal rinse will leave your hair looking vibrant and healthy while increasing your earth and people care.


Taking care of our hair doesn’t have to come at the cost of polluting our land and water. By turning to nature’s bountiful remedies, we can nourish our hair and support a healthier planet simultaneously. These three hair mask recipes using coconut milk and honey, avocado and aloe vera, and herbal-infused apple cider vinegar rinse are just the beginning. Embrace the power of nature and explore more sustainable alternatives in your hair care routine. Let’s strive for beauty that harmonizes with the Earth, one silky strand at a time!

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