DIY Hair Moisturizer

Is your hair dry? Tired of frizzy hair? That’s not the only problem dryness can cause. Hair breakage and split ends are other issues caused by dryness, though dandruff won’t be far behind either. Unchecked dryness may lead to damaged hair.

The good news is that you can deal with dryness naturally with these DIY hair moisturizer recipes.

1. DIY Moisturizing Honey Spray


A humectant, honey can soothe, hydrate, and soften hair. Combined with other ingredients, including moisturizing coconut oil, you have a natural hair moisturizer spray that can strengthen your hair and fix your dry locks in no time.


Things You’ll Need

  • Wild Honey – 1 Tbsp.
  • Vitamin E Oil – 2 Tsps.
  • Coconut Oil – 2 Tbsps.
  • Frankincense Essential Oil – 5 Drops
  • Distilled Water – 4 Tbsps.

How To Make

Add all the above ingredients to a sterilized spray bottle and shake to combine.


Shake the dispenser and spray liberally on your hair. Style as usual.


You can store this natural hair moisturizer in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 days.

You can use other moisturizing carrier oils, including olive oil instead of coconut oil, especially if you’re allergic to it or your hair doesn’t respond well to it.

You can use any essential oil that soothes dry hair.

2. DIY Vegan Strawberry Mask


Power packed with nutrients like potassium, omega 3, vitamin C, and more, combined with the moisturizing argan oil, your hair will be silky soft, and lustrous in no time!

Things You’ll Need

  • Strawberries – 7
  • Argan Oil – 1 Tbsp.
  • Vegetable Glycerin – 1 Tbsp.
  • Peppermint Oil – a drop

How To Make

Puree all the ingredients together in your blender until smooth.


Apply the prepared natural hair moisturizer mask using a hair coloring brush all over your hair and cover your head with a shower cap.

Wait for ten minutes before washing off.


You can use the homemade hair mask twice weekly for the best results. You can move to once a week once there’s improvement in your hair health.

You can use coconut oil, jojoba oil or olive oil other carrier oils instead of argan oil.

If you’re not vegan, use honey instead of vegetable glycerin.

You can also use agave nectar instead of glycerin.

You can finish off with an apple cider vinegar rinse for added shine.

3. DIY Avocado Mask

Avocado Oil

There’s a reason avocado is called butter fruit, thanks to the rich essential fatty acids present in avocado. Try this nourishing and natural hair moisturizer mask to remove dryness and frizz, remove hair’s dead skin cells, and prevent damage all in one go!


Things You’ll Need

  • Avocado – 1
  • Coconut Milk – 2 Tbsps.
  • Honey – 1 Tbsps.
  • Olive Oil – 1 Tbsp.

How To Make

Scoop out the flesh from the avocado.

Add it to your blender along with other ingredients and grind till you get a smooth paste.


Apply the prepared hair mask with a coloring brush and cover your head with plastic wrap.

Let it sit for about 20 minutes before washing it off.


You can also use coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, or argan oil instead of, or along with, olive oil.

Aloe vera gel is a good addition to this healthy hair to mask and curbs hair loss.

Finish off with an apple cider vinegar rinse for added shine.

4. DIY Shea Leave-in

Shea Butter

We’re combining the goodness of shea with natural moisturizers like aloe and honey. This whipped shea leave-in will make your day; you’ll never want to stop using it!

Things You’ll Need

  • Shea Butter – 1/4 Cup
  • Grapeseed Oil – 1 Tbsp.
  • Aloe Vera Gel – 2 Tbsps.
  • Lavender Essential Oil – 26 Drops
  • Honey – 1 Tsp.

How to Make

Melt shea butter in your doubled boiler.

When it begins to melt, remove from heat.

Now, use your immersion blender to whip the ingredients while slowly adding grapeseed oil and honey.

Continue whipping on low while adding aloe vera gel and essential oil.

Whip till it’s fluffy and fully combined.


Take a small dollop on your palm and rub both palms gently.

Now, rub along your hands on your dry or damp hair holding small sections between both hands.

Continue doing it till all your hair is covered and evenly coat all the strands.

Style as usual.


You can use your favorite essential oils or skip them entirely for this recipe.

Since you’re using store-bought aloe vera gel, this natural hair moisturizer should last for a few days. However, you can refrigerate if you prefer, though the texture will be altered.

You can also add coconut oil or other carrier oils to this recipe.

5. DIY Vegan Aloe Spray

The humble aloe vera offers loads of benefits and soothes dry hair and scalp. Easy to prepare but richly moisturizing, this natural hair moisturizer doubles as a detangler.

Things You’ll Need

  • Aloe Vera Juice – 2 Tbsps.
  • Argan Oil – 1 Tsp.
  • Jojoba Oil – 1 Tsp.
  • Water – 1/4 Cup
  • Tea Tree Oil – a drop

How to Make

Add all the ingredients to a spray bottle and shake to combine!


Spray this natural hair moisturizer on your hair liberally and comb through it to spread evenly.

Style as usual.


Refrigerate this natural hair moisturizer after use and use it for up to 4 days.

Add 1/2 Tsp. of your conditioner to the spray for severe dryness.


Over-the-counter products work for dryness and related issues, but do you know what goes into them? They’re not always made of natural ingredients. But all the above DIY hair recipes are done using natural ingredients and can be a regular part of your hair routine.

Natural hair moisturizer trumps store-bought products any day. So give these recipes a try before consulting a specialist. Don’t have time for DIY recipes? We’ve got your back with a range of vegan premium hair cosmetics from Vitamins Revive. Check out their store and see if they have products that suit your preferences and requirements.

As always, feel free to write back to us with any questions, concerns, or feedback. We love hearing from you. Do let us know how you liked these recipes and the successful tweaks you did on these!


Can we use a natural hair moisturizer for dryness?

Yes, you can use a natural hair moisturizer safely as long as you’re not allergic to any ingredients. However, do a patch test to be sure before applying.

How often can we apply a natural hair moisturizer?

You can apply a natural hair moisturizer as often as is needed unless stated otherwise in a recipe. Some can be used daily, some not. So check the recipe for details on the frequency of use.

Will a natural hair moisturizer help me get healthy hair?

Of course, a natural hair moisturizer will help soothe your hair and take care of dryness, eventually improving the overall health of your hair and scalp.

When should I check with a specialist?

You should see results with these natural hair moisturizer recipes. However, if there’s no result after continued and consistent use for a period of time, do check with a specialist.