DIY Hair Masks for Men with Curly Hair

November 27, 2023


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Last Updated on November 27, 2023 by Verna Meachum

An abundance of hair masks are available on the market for all types of hair and all kinds of hair requirements, yet often, home remedies work the best. If you are a guy with a sensitive scalp or simply like clean ingredients, this post discusses a few DIY hair masks for men with curly hair. 

Men with curly hair can use DIY masks made of various ingredient combinations, including olive oil, sugar, honey, yogurt, eggs, avocado, banana, coconut oil, shea butter, rosemary oil, almond oil, and more. These DIY masks hydrate, repair, nourish, provide shine, and strengthen your hair. 

Different homemade masks can be made for varying purposes. Regardless of your curly hair needs, a mask recipe is available. Men with curly hair who love to DIY their hair care can get great inspiration from the suggested options in this post. 

DIY Hair Masks for Curly Men 

Before we get into the recipes, remember that not every ingredient will suit every guy’s hair. What may work for a friend may not work for you. Check your curly hair type to use treatments that best suit your hair texture and requirements. And always consider the level of your damage. 

Each ingredient has unique benefits (discussed later), and different combinations can be created to make a mask that will meet your hair’s specific needs. For example, you can replace the type of oil or leave out honey. And remember to test a little before applying the treatment to your entire hair. 

Try out these homemade hair masks for curly hair for guys: 

Olive Oil & Brown Sugar 

Image of olive oil and brown sugar in a bowl.

This one is ideal for dry hair that needs deep cleansing. 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 

Thoroughly mix the oil and sugar and apply them to your hair, starting at the scalp. Gently massage the mask in. Leave it for 30-60 minutes and then wash as normal with a sulfate-free shampoo. (Add a teaspoon of honey for more nourishment). 

Yogurt & Honey 

Image of yogurt and honey in a bowl.

This DIY mask is perfect for dry, dehydrated, and damaged hair. 

  • Half a cup of full-fat yogurt 
  • 1 teaspoon of honey 

Mix it well in a bowl. Apply it all over your scalp by gently massaging it in. Cover your head with a shower cap or designated bonnet if you prefer. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes. Wash as normal with a mild and sulfate-free shampoo. 

Egg, Olive Oil, & Avocado 

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This mask is excellent for damaged and lackluster hair. 

  • 1 egg 
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • Half a smashed avocado (based on avocado size and length of hair) 

Crack the egg and whisk it in a bowl. Mash your avocado separately and mix it with the egg. Then add the oil and mix till everything is combined. Apply it to your hair, starting from your scalp to your roots. Put on a disposable shower cap and leave it for 20-30 minutes. Wash thoroughly.

Banana, Honey, & Egg 

Image of banana, honey, egg.

This mask is fantastic for brittle and coarse hair. 

  • 1 banana 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 teaspoon honey 

Mash the banana and mix the egg into it properly. Mix in the honey until the ingredients are well combined into a paste. Apply the mask to your hair, gently ensuring it covers your roots. Cover with a shower cap or bonnet, leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes, then wash gently. 

Rosemary, Coconut Oil & Shea Butter 

Image of rosemary oil, coconut oil, and shea butter in a bowl.

This is a hot oil treatment that is excellent for any hair type and all kinds of conditions. 

  • 2 tablespoons shea butter 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil 
  • 2-3 drops of rosemary oil  

Use a double boiler on the stovetop or a microwave to melt the coconut oil and shea butter. Stir occasionally. Once melted, let it cool for 15-20 minutes, and add your rosemary oil. Mix, then apply it to your hair, gently massaging from your scalp to your roots. Leave it in for 1-4 hours before washing. 

Mayo, Yogurt, Oil, Honey (damaged) 

Image of mayonaisse, yogurt, oil, and honey in a bowl.

This mask is great for coarse, dry, and damaged hair. 

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt 
  • 1 teaspoon honey 
  • 2 tablespoons oil (almond or any available) 

Mix all the ingredients well until combined. Apply to your hair, gently massaging it at the scalp. Put on a shower cap and leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes. Then, wash your hair as normal with a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo. 

Benefits of DIY Hair Masks Ingredients 

Olive Oil is known to condition your hair and repair damage. It also reduces hair fall and strengthens the hair follicles. 

Brown Sugar can act as an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and product build-up on your scalp and refresh your hair. It works best when used in conjunction with an oil. 

Yogurt contains good bacteria, making it a probiotic with several beneficial nutrients. It can help neutralize damage to your hair and scalp. It is nourishing and provides shine to lackluster hair. 

Honey is deeply moisturizing for your hair. It softens, promoting easy detangling, and acts as a natural conditioner. Honey works best with non-sticky ingredients that provide slip. 

Eggs can help to restore moisture to your strands. It promotes shine and smoothness. It can also replenish protein and strengthen your hair. Combine it with 2-3 drops of any essential oil to mask the smell. 

Avocado studies find that it contains minerals to help seal cuticle cells. This reduces hair breakage. Avocado moisturizes your hair and helps to repair damage while strengthening your strands. 

Banana contains silica, which the body uses for collagen. It helps with elasticity, softens, and improves shine. Bananas can also prevent dandruff and moisturize the scalp. 

Coconut Oil can heal and repair damage. It helps to strengthen brittle strands and softens coarse hair. It also protects your hair against environmental toxins.

Shea Butter is a common ingredient in curly haircare products to help with a healthy scalp and soft, moisturized strands. It helps eliminate dryness and itchiness, especially for those with curls. 

Rosemary Oil has many benefits, from providing blood supply to follicles, stimulating hair growth, and nourishing dry scalp to preventing dandruff and premature graying. 

Mayonnaise is anti-inflammatory, reduces frizz, increases moisture, and strengthens hair. It is considered an oil, so it can nourish dry, brittle, damaged hair. 

Almond Oil can help to promote healthy hair growth when massaged into the scalp. It can also soften the hair, making it more manageable, and protect the strand from breakage while reducing frizz. 


Making homemade haircare concoctions can be just as fun and beneficial for men as it is for women. Plus, DIY hair masks ensure you only use natural ingredients that suit your curls best.


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