Homemade Overnight Hair Mask Recipe and Benefits



In the past couple of days, my hair looked dull and worn out. I wanted a shiny look. So, I decided to make a homemade overnight hair mask. And for this mask, I used my all time favourite ingredient. I combined coconut oil with rosemary essential oil and peppermint essential oil for the best results.


Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair

Coconut oil can work like magic. When it comes to your hair, it has various benefits as well. This oil will moisturise your hair.

If you have hair and scalp problems like dandruff, coconut oil will help reducing these problems. Also, coconut oil can help repairing slip ends. With superb moisturising properties, you will feel fresh all the time.

In this homemade overnight hair mask recipe, I tried to increase the effects of coconut oil with rosemary essential oil and peppermint essential oil.


While rosemary oil helps moisturising, peppermint oil will give the sense of freshness you are looking for.

Homemade Overnight Hair Mask Ingredients

  • 2-4 table spoon of organic coconut oil*
  • 5-10 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil
* Amount of coconut oil you will need depends on length of your hair. If you have short hair, 2 table spoons of coconut oil will be enough. But if you have long hair, then you might need 3-4 table spoons of coconut oil.

Homemade Overnight Hair Mask Preparation

Overnight Hair Mask
Homemade Overnight Hair Mask Preparation


First, you need to melt coconut oil. In fact, if you just keep it at room temperature for 10-15 minutes, coconut oil will melt. Also, if you want to speed things up, you can take coconut oil into a microwave safe container. Then, you can melt it in microwave in 10-15 seconds.


After this step, you can add rosemary essential oil and peppermint essential oil to melted coconut oil.


Combine all the ingredients.


Your homemade overnight hair mask is ready.

How to Use Hair Mask?

It is super easy to use this hair mask. Just apply this mask on your hair roots and hair tips. Remember to massage your scalp. When you massage the mask, the beneficial effects of the mask will increase.

Also, you will stimulate blood circulation on your scalp. This is beneficial for stimulating new hair growth and having shiny hair.

After applying the mask on your hair, you need to cover your hair with a bonnet or cap. Since the mask will stay on your hair for the night, you don’t want to mess your cloths or sheets. It is a good idea to apply this mask before going to bed.

You can easily sleep with this mask. In the morning, you need to wash your hair with cold water. Using a hot water may damage your hair roots.

When washing your hair, apply your shampoo for couple of times. It may be hard to clean all the oil with single round of shampoo.

So, it is better to use the shampoo for couple of times. Then, you can apply your hair conditioners. Also, you can make your own hair conditioner from apple cider vinegar. It is all up to you.

When Can I Use This Mask?

You can use this mask once a week. Also, this DIY hair mask will detangle all the mess of your hair. Especially if you have wavy or curly hair, you can easily comb your hair after applying this mask.

This mask will make your hair look brighter and better.

How to Store Hair Mask?

I don’t recommend storing this mask. It is always better to make sufficient amount for single use. This way, coconut oil will not spoil.

And it is always better to use fresh ingredients when you are preparing a hair mask or any other homemade cosmetics.