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5 DIY Protein Mask For Natural Hair

5 DIY Protein Mask For Natural Hair

Naturals, I love to make a good DIY protein mask for natural hair right from the kitchen. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with DIY hair masks with ingredients from my kitchen. Don’t know if you should be doing protein treatments? Well here are some benefits of protein treatment: It helps softens hair, strengthen hair strands, moisturize, adds volume and thicken hair. As someone with highly porous hair, I cannot afford to skip out on my monthly protein treatments or regularly deep-conditioning my hair.

The health of my hair or any natural whose hair porosity is high depends on protein and retaining moisture. However, there are some naturals whose hair is protein sensitive (some naturals with low porosity hair tends to be protein sensitive). Click this link if you would like to know more about how to balance protein and moisture in natural hair. Naturals keep in mind our hair follicles are made of mostly protein and protein is important for hair growth. Lack of protein in your diet can also lead to hair loss. Basically consuming food with protein is just as important.

In January of this year, I started experimenting with a few ingredients. Keep reading, I’ll be sharing with you what those ingredients are and the benefits of applying them to your hair. One of the goals I set for my hair this year is to experiment with more DIY ingredients. I’m taking my natural hair journey to the next level. I’m shifting my focus from retaining moisture and eliminating frizz (that was two of my biggest struggle in 2018) I believe I have successfully overcome those struggles. My hair is living it’s BEST life right now (LOL). It’s flourishing! My goal for this year is to continue to strengthen my hair and retain length.

With that being said, after doing some research I believe these ingredients will help me accomplish my hair goals for 2019. I still have some store-bought curly friendly products in rotation. But once or twice a month I’ll be doing my own DIY protein treatments with these ingredients below. I’ve also added some of these ingredients to my weekly pre-poo. So let’s check out what these ingredients are!

5 DIY Protein Mask For Natural Hair Right From Your Kitchen


Avocados can help improve the condition of your hair. They are a great source of moisturizer for dry or damaged hair. It helps to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. Avocados contain vitamins B and E. This protects and strengthens hair. Vitamin B is needed for hair growth and Vitamin E helps repair damaged scalp. Using avocados regularly will help promote hair growth.

  • Promotes hair growth
  • Revitalizes hair
  • Moisturizes hair


Honey is a humectant that helps to retain moisture in your hair. It’s rich in antioxidant and known as an emollient helping to soften and smoothen. It’s great for sealing moisture and keeping hair conditioned. It keeps the hair and scalp healthy. Honey can protect hair strands against environmental damage.

  • Promotes hair growth
  • Strengthens hair
  • Seals in moisture
  • Reduce breakage


I’ve fallen in love with Coconut milk. It’s a great way to soften your natural hair for manageability. Coconut milk is high in protein and beneficial fat. It contains 5 grams of protein per cup. Its molecules are great for penetrating the hair shaft. It conditions and hydrates your hair. You can add it to your pre-poo and leave-in conditioner.

  • Natural Conditioner
  • Restores dry or damaged hair
  • promote hair growth


Bananas are also a great source of moisture for your hair. They are great for hair and scalp and improve manageability and shine. Bananas are a rich source of potassium, natural oils, and vitamins. It protects the hair’s natural elasticity and fights against split ends.

  • Control dandruff
  • Moisturize your scalp
  • Add shine
  • Softens hair


Full-fat natural yogurt is full of protein and nourishment which can aid in growing strong and healthy hair. It contains fat, great for moisturizing hair. Yogurt has lactic acids that can cleanse the scalp by removing dead skin cells to help your hair follicles grow.

  • Treats Dandruff
  • Reduce shedding
  • Conditions hair
  • Help fight frizz
  • Help detangle hair
  • Add shine


Eggs are packed with nutrition and protein. There are vitamins found inside the yolk of the egg such as folate, vitamin A, D, and E. You can use the yolk to moisturize your hair if it appears dry. Egg also contains sulphur and biotin which is needed for shiny hair. Biotin fortifies hair strands and roots. When applying egg yolk to the scalp it saturates the root of your hair with vitamins. As your new growth begins to grow from your scalp, it grows stronger and less prone to shedding or breakage.

  • Thicken Hair
  • Promote Hair Growth
  • Lustrous Looking Hair


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 Coconut Milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 drops of essential oil – (I use Rosemary and lemongrass oil)


  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/4 Honey
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 ripe Banana


  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (full fat)
  • 3-4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • 1 egg (optional, adds extra shine and softness


  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

Mixing instructions: Mix (blend) for a couple of minutes until the avocado mask has a smooth, creamy consistency. Apply the mask to your hair from ends to roots. Cover your hair with a shower cap and allow the mask to sit on your hair for at least 25-45 minutes. After the allotted time, rinse it out as normal, and you are all set to style your hair!

Naturals what are your thoughts on DIY hair mask? Have you tried any of these ingredients? Drop your comment below!

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  • I think this recipe would actually help me alot. I have went in so many online websites to look for what I need to grow, strengthen, add shine and more with such a low budget and this is the one! I would like to thank the owner/founder of kinky hair rocks because this will change my hair life. Thankyou?

    • Did you mean to the Avocado? I didn’t mention anything about aloe Vera. But in any case I used Rosemary oil and lemongrass oil along with olive oil for any of the 5 recipes I listed.

  • Thank you very much for your recipes!So fresh and natural!lol.I’ll try them all.
    Love from BRAZIL.

  • I am new to Pinterest but I stumbled on your site and am really excited to try all you have offered. I’ll let you know how it goes l have been shedding alot due to medications I’ve been taking and pray this helps.God bless and thanks

  • I can do all that except Olive oil it dries my hair . I would do coconut oil instead. Shea butter works great.

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