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7 DIY fruit masks for healthy hair

Dirt, grime, dust, heat, pollution, and stress. What you go through, your hair goes through too. But while you battle out the daily nasties like a pro, your hair, more often than not, takes a beating. Your crowning glory’s exhausting story ends with your hair feeling dry, frazzled, and brittle. But don’t you worry. We’ve got just the solution that will keep your hair happy, healthy, and hydrated.

Fruit masks! Yes, you read it right. Fruits are not just delicious but they also have magical properties that heal and transform hair. That’s because these goodies are packed with a number of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients to take your hair from drab to fab!

Exactly why, we’ve rounded up 7 scrumptious, super-easy DIY fruit hair masks so your hair can reap all the benefits, while you can let it down with ease.

Go bananas!

Bananas are a super fruit. They’re not just healthy for you, but they’re as healthy for your hair too. Packed with nutrients like magnesium, potassium, protein, and vitamins, this miracle fruit boosts hydration, strengthens strands, intensely moisturizes, and promotes incredible shine.

Banana + Coconut oil hair mask

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  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  • Mash banana in a bowl
  • Add coconut oil. Mix well.
  • Apply on hair from root to tip
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes
  • Wash off to reveal healthy, lustrous hair

Mango mania

Rightly termed ‘The King of Fruits’, mangoes can truly make your hair feel like royalty. Loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, this wonder fruit keeps hair healthy and nourished. Enriched with collagen-building Vitamin C, it gives hair structure and strength.

Mango + Egg + Curd hair mask

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  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 egg
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons curd


  • Blend the mango into a paste
  • Add egg and curd, and mix well
  • Slather on hair generously, from root to tip
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes
  • Wash off to reveal stronger, nourished hair

Papaya perfection

Papayas are not just a breakfast go-to, but they’re also a go-to for hair care. Enriched with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, carotenes, and flavonoids, Papayas are excellent for the hair. High in water content, it intensely hydrates hair, while antioxidants prevent premature greying. Packed with ‘papain’, it exfoliates the scalp and removes impurities, and keeps hair healthy and nourished.

Papaya + Olive oil + Honey hair mask

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  • 1 ripe papaya
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • Blend papaya to make a smooth paste
  • Add olive oil and honey, and mix well
  • Massage on hair, scalp, and tips
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes
  • Wash off to reveal soft, smooth hair

Classic kiwi

This humble-looking juicy fruit is no surprise. Not only does it taste delicious, but it works like a charm on hair too. Kiwis are packed with Vitamin C and Vitamin E that help reduce hair fall and make hair stronger. With supremely nourishing and moisturizing properties, it helps keep your hair frizz-free and fabulous, always!

Kiwi + Olive oil + Onion juice hair mask

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  • 2 tablespoons Kiwi pulp
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion juice


  • Scoop the fruit and make a pulp
  • Mix well with olive oil and onion juice
  • Apply evenly on hair, roots, and tips
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes
  • Wash off to reveal damage-free hair

Very strawberry!

This delicious-tasting, delicious-smelling fruit is as amazing as it looks. Packed with the goodness of vitamins and other nutrients, this exfoliates hair and prevents dandruff. Enriched with Ellagic Acid, it protects hair from thinning and falling. It also acts as an antioxidant and prevents hair from external damages, and gives it the much-needed shine.

Strawberry + Mayonnaise hair mask

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  • A handful of strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise


  • Mash the strawberries well
  • Add a scoop of mayonnaise
  • Apply this paste evenly on hair
  • Allow it to sit for 20 minutes
  • Wash off to reveal glossy, silky hair

Orange overload

Tangy and fresh, this yummy fruit is a miracle worker on your hair too. A great source of Vitamin E and Vitamin C, it deeply conditions, boosts hydration and strengthens from within. Moreover, it also helps to keep dandruff at bay. It also stimulates the scalp, renews hair follicles, and promotes hair growth.

Orange + Lemon juice hair mask

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  • 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup warm water


  • Squeeze out the orange and lemon juice
  • Strain them to avoid fruit bits in hair
  • Add warm water, and mix well
  • Keep it on for 15 minutes
  • Wash off to reveal rejuvenated, refreshed hair

Peach, please!

This pretty-looking fruit is all sorts of lovely, especially for your hair. Loaded with Vitamin A, B, and C, it works like a dream when it comes to soothing itchy or dry scalp, and treating your roots. It also moisturizes hair, thus giving it the intense nourishment to keep it looking fabulously shiny for long.

Peach + Curd hair mask

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  • 2 ripe peaches
  • 1 cup curd


  • Mash the peaches well
  • Add a cup of curd and mix together
  • Massage gently into hair
  • Keep it on for 20 minutes
  • Wash off to reveal fabulous, nourished hair

And that’s it. 7 easy ways to bounce your hair back in shape. So the next time you sit to munch your fruits, don’t forget to treat your hair to some of the nourishing goodness too. Invest in your hair, pamper it, indulge it, nourish it. Slather it with love, flip it like a queen, flaunt the sassiness. Because babe, good hair days are here to stay!

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