DIY Natural Hair Care 201 Natural Hair School

Homemade Moisturizer for Hair

Making homemade moisturizer for hair helps to cut cost. Hair moisturizers are your go-to when your hair lacks moisture. When hair lacks moisture it feels dry, brittle and hard. If you have a hair type that falls into the type 3 or type 4 categories you should have a hair moisturizer on standby.

If you don’t know where to get a good hair moisturizer you can always make your own from ingredients in your kitchen and today we would be looking at homemade moisturizers for hair.

Top 5 homemade moisturizer for hair

There are several home ingredients you can use to make moisturizers. The ingredient you use is totally dependent on your hair type and how sensitive your scalp is

Refresher Aloe Vera Moisturizer


  • ¼ cup of water
  • 2 tablespoon of Aloe Vera juice
  • 2 tablespoon of glycerin
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • Few drops of essential oil(e.g oils like lavender oil)

How to make

  • Get an empty spray bottle.
  • Pour all the ingredients into the spray bottle.
  • Shake well to mix the ingredients and spray as desired.

To preserve it, keep it in your refrigerator. Here are steps on how to make aloe vera juice.

Moisturizer detangler

If you need to make a moisturizer for detangling, here is a recipe to use.


  • ¼ cup of glycerin
  • 1 cup of  water
  • 1 teaspoon of essential oils

How to make

  • Mix the glycerin with water, add essential oils.

Keep the mixture in a spray bottle for easy use. This homemade moisturizer can also be used as a detangler.

Grapeseed Shea butter mixture Moisturizer

shea butter and seed


  • ¼  cup of aloe Vera gel.
  • ½ cup of unrefined Shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of Grapeseed oil

How to make

  • Melt the Shea butter in a pot on a stove or cooker. Watch it till the Shea butter becomes soft but don’t let it melt completely.
  • Grab a turning stick or hand mixer and whip the Shea butter till it becomes fluffy.
  • Add Grapeseed oil and honey to the Shea Butter.
  • Whip the mixture, then add the aloe vera gel to the mixture.
  • Whip all the ingredients together. (If you are using a hand mixer put it on low speed.)
  • Cover the mixture and store in a cool dry place.

How to use

  • Put a little amount of the mixture in your hands.
  • Apply the mixture on hair from the root to the ends.

Important Note:

Before using Shea Butter on your hair and please test that you do not have an allergic reaction to it or your scalp is not sensitive to it. By applying a very small amount of Shea Butter unto your scalp.

Banana and Olive Oil Hair mask



  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

  Adjust ingredients measurements as your hair needs.

How to make

  • Peel the banana and put into an empty bowl.
  • Cut the banana into smaller chunks and mash it. (instead of mashing you can also blend the banana to make it easier and to reduce the chunks that might be found after mashing)
  • Once the banana is perfectly mashed, add olive oil to the bowl.
  • Mix the mixture together till it becomes a puree.

How to use

  • Apply the mixture from the roots of the hair to the hair ends.
  • Leave for about thirty minutes and rinse it out.

This recipe is a hair mask with moisturizing benefits.

Banana and Almond oil Hair mask


  • 1 ripe medium-sized banana
  • 1 teaspoon of almond oil

How to make

  • Peel the banana and cut it into small pieces.
  • Mash the bananas and add almond oil to the mashed bananas.
  • Mix well.

How to use

  • Massage the mixture gently into your hair.
  • Leave the mixture in your hair for about thirty minutes.
  • Rinse out the mixture from your hair.

The banana in this mixture keeps your hair soft and maintains its elasticity while the almond oil keeps the hair’s natural moisture locked in. Leaving you with softer hair that has higher protection from the drying agents in the air especially during colder seasons.

A final note on homemade moisturizer for hair

Remember that dry hair can lead to hair breakage which makes you lose more hair than you should lose on a normal day so keep your hair moisturized.

How to Make Homemade Shampoo
Suggested post

Was this helpful?



Did you learn anything? Please, share with friends

3 replies on “Homemade Moisturizer for Hair”

Leave a Reply