DIY Hair Masks for Alopecia Areata

If you’re facing hair thinning or regularly losing strands, then the difficulty is all too real. That’s why it’s time to begin using nourishing hair masks as a solution for your issue!

Women around the globe are often worried about thinning hair and baldness, but rest assured, there is a wide range of treatments that can help you tackle this issue.

The only obstacle is that not everyone has the time or money to spend at a hair salon for treatment. Scheduling an appointment in your hectic life and shelling out cash for luxurious treatments can be demanding.

If you’re looking to introduce a natural element into your hair care routine, we have compiled a list of DIY hair masks for alopecia areata that will help prevent and treat hair loss.

What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia is an autoimmune condition that causes uneven, unpredictable, and patchy loss of hair on the scalp and all over the body. The affected individual’s immune system works against them, killing healthy hair follicles and causing patch loss.

Many individuals who get Alopecia are healthy otherwise, and often, it reverses without medical intervention in a year or two. Not just the scalp. It could be hair loss anywhere, including one’s lashes and body hair.

DIY Hair Masks to Treat Alopecia

While Alopecia can cause stress to the affected individuals, stress all on its own accelerates it. Let’s take a look at a few hair masks using natural ingredients that help combat hair loss, reverse hair thinning, and promote hair growth.

Egg Mask For Hair

Egg Mask For Hair

Though small, eggs are nutritional powerhouses that make them a great remedy to treat hair loss. Rich in amino acids and proteins, besides essential fatty acids and other key nutrients, eggs can make your hair healthier, shiny, and stronger and also promote hair growth while curbing hair loss.

What You’ll Need

  • Egg – 1
  • Olive Oil – 2 Tbsps.
  • Milk – 1/2 Cup
  • Lemon Juice – 2 Tbsps.
  • Peppermint Essential oil – 3 Drops

How To Make

Whisk all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.

How To Use

Apply the hair mask to your hair and scalp.

Cover your head with a shower cap.

Wait for 25 minutes.

Wash off with a mild shampoo, condition, and air dry.


You can skip the other ingredients in this egg hair mask and use just egg.

You can finish off with an apple cider vinegar rinse.


Banana Hair Mask


Rich in nutrients like potassium, vitamins, and antioxidants, bananas not only nourish hair and curb hair loss, but it’s also nurturing and moisturizing. Combine it with Avocado and a few other natural ingredients, and you have a winning combination.

What You’ll Need

  • Banana – 1
  • Avocado – 1
  • Coconut Oil – 2 Tbsps.
  • Honey – a few drops

How To Make

  1. Scoop out the flesh from the avocado and add it to a mixing bowl.
  2. Mash it and add the ripe banana.
  3. Mash and combine both, and then add in all the other ingredients.
  4. Mix well.

How To Use

Apply this banana and coconut oil mask to your hair and scalp.

Cover your head with a shower cap and let the mask sit for 5 – 7 minutes.

Wash off with shampoo, condition, and air dry hair.


You can increase the quantity of ingredients per your hair length.

This homemade hair mask nourishes your hair and scalp.

You can run this in your mixer to get a smooth paste if the consistency isn’t favorable.

Aloe vera can add more benefits to this nourishing mask.

Yogurt Hair Mask


A probiotic and moisturizer, yogurt offers loads of benefits. Combined with other ingredients, this makes for a hydrating and nurturing pack that not only curbs hair loss but also moisturizes and nurtures dry hair back to health.

What You’ll Need

  • Plain Yogurt – 1/2 Cup
  • Lemon juice – 1 Tbsp.
  • Egg – 1
  • Coconut oil – 1 Tsp.

How To Make

Whisk all the ingredients together to get a paste with a creamy texture.

How To Use

Apply the hair mask on your hair and scalp.

Cover your head with a shower cap and let the mask sit for 25 – 30 minutes.

Wash off with a gentle shampoo, condition, and air dry.


This hair mask is an affordable way to restore shine and curb hair damage.

Make sure to use plain yogurt and not the flavored ones with added sugar.

You can also add a spoonful of onion juice.

You can use any other carrier oil like olive oil or even castor oil in this hair mask.

If using castor oil, you need very less. You can combine this with other ingredients like olive oil or onion oil.

You can also use this mask for oily hair without repercussions.

You can add aloe vera to this mask for added nourishment.

Avocado Hair Mask

Avocado Hair Mask

Rich in essential fats, including omega 3 fatty acids, iron, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Niacin, all hair essential nutrients for hair growth and shine, avocado is a very good fruit to include in your hair routine and diet. This simple hair mask is one way to incorporate it into your hair care for improving scalp and hair health.

What You’ll Need

  • Avocado – 1
  • Almond Oil – 1 Tbsp.
  • Milk – 1/2 Cup
  • Raw Honey – 1 Tbsp.

How To Make

  1. Scoop out the flesh from the avocado (use a ripe one for best results and texture).
  2. Mash it with a fork and add in other ingredients – milk, almond oil, and honey.
  3. Mix to combine.

How To Use

Like other home remedies, apply this hair mask to your scalp and hair.

Gently massage the mask into your scalp to increase blood circulation.

Make sure to cover all your hair strands – from root to tips.

Wrap your head with a warm towel and wait for at least 25 minutes to an hour before shower.

Condition and air dry.


You can add 1/4 spoon of wheat germ oil to curb inflammation and hair loss.

You can use a scrub made with brown sugar and olive oil and gently scrub your scalp to get rid of scalp build-up. It will combat dryness and make your hair softer and shinier.

You can add a spoonful of raw garlic juice to this mask to combat severe dandruff.

Adding a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil can stimulate blood flow to the scalp.

You can add more ingredients if you have long hair – to increase the volume. You can stick to one Avocado though, and increase oils, milk, etc.

Strawberry Hair Mask


Rich in antioxidants, strawberry fights free radical damage and reduces hair fall. It’s rich in C Vitamin – deficiency of this vitamin can cause hair fall.

This hair mask is great for oily hair and will also promote hair growth combined with other ingredients.

What You’ll Need

  • Strawberry – 5
  • Aloe Vera Gel – 1/4 Cup
  • Honey – 1 Tbsp.
  • Coconut Oil – 1 Tbsp.

How To Make

Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend them to a smooth consistency.

How To Use

Apply this to your hair and scalp, gently massaging this mixture to your scalp.

Make sure to cover all your hair strands and cover your head with a shower cap.

Wait for at least 25 minutes before showering.


Aloe vera also soothes irritated scalp and helps treat dandruff.

This mask improves scalp health and combats hair breakage.

Regular use of nourishing hair masks can improve hair thickness.

The aloe vera and honey in this recipe can nurture a dry scalp to health.


Rosemary Hair Mask

rosemary leaves

This is a mask that’s suitable for all hair types and very easy to prepare. Not just for hair, Rosemary is widely used in skincare too.

What You’ll Need

  • Rosemary Leaves – 1/4 Cup, Chopped
  • Water- 1 Cup

How To Make

  1. Bring the water to a rolling boil in a pan.
  2. Add in the rosemary leaves and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Remove from the flame and let it cool down.
  4. Strain.

How To Use

Massage this concoction into your hair and scalp.

Make sure to cover your hair to the tips.

Wait for 10 – 15 minutes and wash off.

Condition and air dry.


Rosemary strengthens hair follicles, promotes hair growth and regrowth, and fights free radical damage.

You can also use this as a rinse on damp hair.

You can add aloe vera gel to the concoction and make this an aloe vera hair mask to combat dry scalp.

You can finish off with a green tea rinse to fight free radical damage.

Curry Leaves And Coconut Oil Hair Mask

curry leaves

Curry leaves offer numerous hair and scalp benefits and is used for hair care in several Asian countries. Rich in nutrients, it promotes healthy hair growth, curbs hair fall, strengthens the hair shaft, and prevents premature graying of hair.

Combined with healthy fats from coconut oil, this hair mask penetrates the dermal papilla cells and nurtures damaged hair. Let’s take a look at the recipe, shall we?

What You’ll Need

  • Curry Leaves – a handful
  • Coconut Oil – 3 Tbsp.
  • Castor Oil – 1 Tsp.

How To Make

  1. In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat the coconut oil.
  2. When it is hot, simmer and add in the curry leaves and castor oil.
  3. Once the spluttering stops, switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  4. Strain to a mixing bowl when it is slightly warm.

How To Use

Gently massage your scalp with this oil, and make sure to apply it to your hair, too.

Cover the entire hair shaft till the tip.

Wait for at least 25 minutes before washing off.

Finish off with a cleansing apple cider vinegar, rinse, condition, and air dry.


You can also add aloe vera chunks along with curry leaves to combat hair loss and dry hair.

Castor Oil Hair Mask

castor oil

Known for promoting hair growth, hair regrowth, and nourishing hair, castor oil is one of the main ingredients used to combat hair loss. This castor oil hair mask is easy and effective.

What You’ll Need

Honey – 1 Tbsp.

  • Castor Oil – 1 Tbsp.
  • Olive Oil – 1 Tbsp.
  • Aloe Vera Gel – 1 Tbsp.

How To Make

Mix all the ingredients together.

How To Use

Apply this castor oil hair mask to your hair and scalp.

Wait for at least 30 minutes before showering.

Condition and air dry.


You can do an apple cider vinegar rinse to get rid of scalp buildup. Pour the rinse onto wet hair and wait for a couple of minutes before rinsing off.

You can use aloe vera-infused olive oil for this recipe.

This mask prevents premature graying, combats hair loss promotes hair regrowth, nurtures damaged hair, strengthens thinning hair, etc.

You can also use onion juice in this castor and aloe vera hair mask recipe for improved hair growth.

This mask combats dry hair.

Other Ways To Manage Hair Loss

Regular hot oil massages can pamper and nourish hair and scalp while combatting hair loss.

You can use a scrub regularly to clear scalp build-up for healthier hair. You can consider using brown sugar, coffee, etc.

Add Vitamin E oil to your hair oil or in your mask recipes, and use it regularly to curb hair loss.

Consider using hair care ingredients regularly in one form or another for combatting hair loss – gooseberry, aloe vera, coconut oil, coconut milk, hibiscus, false daisy, etc.

Final Thoughts

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Can you leave a hair mask on too long?

Not all masks can be left overnight. Few masks, like leave-in oil blends, can be left overnight, though it’s best to wash off after the suggested duration for best results.

How often should you use a hair mask?

When combatting an issue, you can use hair masks once or even twice a week. After that, you can keep up the results by repeating the mask once a week or once every two weeks.

Do you use a hair mask before or after shampooing?

We use it before shampooing.