How To Moisturize Hair Naturally At Home

If you have hair that is prone to dryness then you will want to know how to moisturize hair naturally at home. This article should give you a few ideas!

There are many ways to moisturize your hair at home. Honey, oil, and eggs are often used, but aloe vera and other ingredients work just as well depending on your hair type. Whilst your scalp’s sebum is a natural moisturizer, sometimes your hair needs a little extra help to stay in tip-top condition.

Read on to find out which products will give you and your hair the best moisturizing experience.

How To Moisturize Hair Naturally At Home

If you are wondering how to moisturize hair at home and how to put moisture back in your hair naturally then you are in the right place!

The methods below are mainly used in conjunction with washing your hair. However, if you want to know how to moisturize dry hair without washing, then try using the sebum method.

If you are using the following ingredients as a mask, especially oils, then wrapping your head in a warm towel after application will allow moisture to better penetrate the hair shaft (source 1,2).

The following list will help you understand home remedies for dry and frizzy hair, and potentially how to moisturize hair daily:

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil penetrates deep into the hair and provides your scalp and hair with huge amounts of moisture.

In addition to this, coconut oil provides vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to both your hair and scalp.

Coconut oil has been said to reduce occurrences of dandruff and reduce inflammation.

Olive Oil

This product is not only used to cook with!

Olive oil can be incredibly moisturizing for your hair, especially if you have thick and dry hair.

It is derived from plants and can be particularly nourishing for your hair.


Honey is almost a wonder drug for your hair.

Not only does it moisturize, add shine, and improve texture, but it can also nourish your hair and has anti-inflammatory attributes.

Honey often boosts your scalp’s health and can aid in hair growth and reduce hair breakage.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is an amazing ingredient that contains multiple benefits for both the hair and scalp.

It is often used to relieve itching from scalp problems and dandruff and even reduces the likelihood of dandruff in the first place.

Aloe Vera provides your hair with the A, C, & E vitamins, as well as minerals and proteins that help your hair grow strong.


Depending upon the part of the egg you use, the benefits your hair will receive differ.

The yolk provides proteins and has been said to reduce dandruff.

Some people also believe that using egg yolk on their hair will improve hair growth. 

Using the white on its own can help control frizz.

Using eggs as a whole can improve your hair’s elasticity and texture.


There are several natural products that you can use on a daily basis by using a spritz on your hair.

Rose water is regularly used in a spritz form which not only moisturizes your hair but also adds a pleasant and lasting scent.

Learn more about the benefits of rose water, in this article.


Using an avocado hair mask can give you all the moisture and nutrients that your hair needs.

It is packed full of brilliant nutrients and is easy to use and gives amazing results.

Take a look at this amazing avocado hair mask recipe. I particularly love that the recipe is No Poo Method compliant too!


This vegetable has mixed reviews when it comes to eating it. It is safe to say that it is not universally loved!

However, it has far more positive reviews when used as a hair moisturizer.

Okra contains vitamins that are good for your hair health whilst the mucilage provides a natural conditioning agent.

It also contains antioxidants that can improve follicle health and thereby aid hair growth.


The most natural hair moisturizer is your scalp’s very own sebum. People have been using sebum as a moisturizer for centuries.

Learn more about the sebum-only hair care method in this guide.

Using a boar bristle brush to move the sebum from your scalp to the very ends of your hair will help keep your hair healthy and strong.

How To Moisturize Dry Hair Overnight

If you have dry hair and want to use a natural product overnight to provide the ultimate moisturizing experience, you could try the natural methods listed below.

For those of you opting for an overnight hair mask, remember to wrap up your hair well so that the ingredients do not transfer onto your bedclothes rather than penetrate your hair!

You will also need to rinse your hair thoroughly with cool water, in the morning. Wash out thoroughly using your usual wash recipe to make sure that all of the hair mask is removed.

If you have thin hair and find using oil leaves weighs your hair down, making it lank and flat, try using the hair mask for a few hours instead rather than overnight to achieve the best results (source 1).


This may not be the first ingredient you think about when it comes to overnight moisturizing, but bananas have many benefits.

Bananas are high in potassium, vitamins, and natural oils.

If you are trying to reduce dandruff then adding a banana into your haircare routine comes highly recommended!


Using avocado overnight is often suggested in many recipes.

Not only will it moisturize your hair, but it will also increase vitamin levels and is likely to be tolerated enough by your scalp to use regularly.


There are many oils that you can use overnight to benefit the health of your hair.

Olive oil, coconut oil, and castor oil, all have their own properties to moisturize your hair and improve its texture and strength.

Honey And Milk

This combination has been used for centuries for adding moisture to your skin. It also does the same for your hair.

Best Treatment For Dry And Damaged Hair

If you are looking for a hair treatment for dry and frizzy hair, and want to know the best home remedies for damaged hair then you are in the right place.

The best moisturizer for dry hair is a natural product.

The right natural product for your hair though may not be the same as the one used by someone else, therefore trial and error will be part of your journey.

One great ingredient for dry hair is honey.

Honey can also be mixed successfully with other natural ingredients so you will be able to find the combination that works best for you.

Honey has the following properties:

  • Moisturizing
  • Easy to purchase
  • Has many uses
  • Adds vitamins and nutrients
  • Lessons frizz
  • Adds shine
  • Aids growth
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Can alleviate dandruff
  • Cleansing
  • Can help lighten blonde hair
  • Improves texture
  • Emollient and humectant

If you are able to buy local honey then you may also be able to relieve yourself of scalp irritation caused by your local environment.

It has been recorded that local honey can help relieve seasonal allergies (source 1).

How To Make A Natural Hair Moisturizer

If you want to know how to make moisturizer for hair at home, then keep reading as the recipe and steps are listed below.

DIY recipes do not have to be complicated, using expensive essential oils, or hard to get hold of ingredients.

The simple recipe below only uses eggs and apple cider vinegar to deeply moisturize your hair whilst strengthening it at the same time.

You will likely find that you already have the ingredients in your kitchen cupboard and often easily to hand.

Eggs add protein and moisture and can improve elasticity.

Apple cider vinegar can rebalance your hair’s pH levels and lock in moisture whilst improving your scalp health with its anti-microbial properties.

Egg And Apple Cider Vinegar Natural Moisturizer Recipe

Below is a simple recipe for moisturizing your hair:


  • 3 Eggs
  • 15ml Apple Cider Vinegar


  1. Whisk eggs until the white and yolks are mixed.
  2. Mix for a minute or two.
  3. Add Apple Cider Vinegar and mix again.
  4. Apply to damp hair.
  5. Leave on hair for 15 minutes
  6. Rinse out with cool water.
  7. There is no need to wash afterward.

This quick home hair mask will give your hair a boost and not only moisturize but strengthen your hair strands too.

If you find that you dislike the scent of the mixture, you can try spritzing your hair with rose water once you have rinsed the mask out thoroughly.

Rose water also has moisturizing properties so it is a win-win for your hair (source 1,2).


Through reading this article you should now know several ways of how to moisturize hair naturally at home.

Each ingredient discussed will give you moisturizing effects, but each will also provide other benefits to your hair too.

Remember that whilst oils are all very good at giving your hair extra moisture, if your hair is thin you may want to reduce the time that you leave it on your hair in case your hair becomes weighed down and lank through over-use of oils.

Finding a well-fitting shower cap will help keep the products in your hair rather than escaping onto your furnishings, but will also aid absorption by increasing the heat.

Katrina Stewardson

Hello! My name is Katrina Stewardson, and I've been obsessed for almost ever with discovering the best natural hair methods for my own hair. For years I longed for one website to tell me everything I needed to know about the amazing No Poo Method movement. I just couldn't find one though, so I decided to create it myself! I dearly hope this website will save all you lovely ladies (and gents!) from wasting hours scrolling the internet looking for natural hair-related information like I did.

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