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Looking to give yourself a bit of self-care? Check out this DIY hair mask so you can pamper yourself at home!

diy hair mask

When you’re a budget-savvy bride, chances are you don’t have money in the budget for spa treatments and pampering, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect self-care while you’re planning your wedding! Since entering my thirties, I’ve been more invested than ever in taking care of my body, skin, and hair in order to keep myself feeling and looking good.

One trick that I recently picked up was to do regular hair masks to treat your hair to an extra dose of moisture and care. Of course, you could go to a salon and pay big bucks for a moisturizing treatment, but the budget savvy thing to do is try a DIY hair mask using ingredients you’ll likely already have on hand in your kitchen! This particular treatment is a personal favorite of mine and it’s SUPER simple!

diy hair mask


  • 2 TSP Olive Oil – surely you’ve got this on hand – we use it for everything!
  • 1 Large Egg  – let the egg sit out at room temp
  • 2 TSP Coconut Oil – I received a jar of this Nutiva Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil in the mail as part of a Klout perk and I’m obsessed! I’ve made it my mission to find all sorts of uses for it, and this is one of my faves!
  • 1 TSP Honey – the regular stuff you’ll find in your grocery is great but get organic if you can!

Time needed: 1 hour.

Follow these steps to create your own hair mask at home, using items you’ve got in your pantry.

  1. Combine ingredients

    Combine the above ingredients. If your coconut oil is solid simmer it over low heat to melt before combining with the other ingredients.

  2. Massage mixture into dry hair

    Massage the mixture into dry hair with your fingertips. Cover your hair with a shower cap to keep the mixture in place and your clothes clean.

  3. Let the mixture soak

    Let it soak in your hair for at least 20-30 minutes. The longer the better! Put on an episode of reality TV, listen to a podcast, or even take a bath and relax!

  4. Wash it out!

    Shampoo your hair as you normally would and finish with your favorite conditioner.

I like to do this mask when I’m having a relaxing night in front of the TV, and I occasionally do it during the day while I’m blogging since I work from home. It’s best to do this mask at least once a week but try doing it even more to get the best results. You can double the recipe if you’ve got extra long hair!

What do you think of this DIY hair mask? Is it something you’d consider trying? I highly recommend doing whatever you can to pamper yourself a little during the wedding planning process- you’ll be surprised at how stress-relieving a little at-home pampering can be. ?

How are you practicing self-care while wedding planning? Join us in the community to talk about it!

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Jessica Bishop is the founder of TheBudgetSavvyBride.com, and author of the best-selling book,The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer. Jessica's expert wedding advice and money-saving tips have been featured by Good Morning America, COSMOPOLITAN, Glamour, and more.