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The DIY Hair Mask Recipe Kevin Murphy Swears By

When we tapped Australian editorial stylist legend Kevin Murphy for his tips on taking care of your hair after a beach day, he served us an extra side of scrumptious (and inexpensive) mane wisdom—the recipe to a super simple DIY hair mask he loves. Ahead, the three ingredient-recipe that does wonders for a sun-damaged ‘do.


What you’ll need for the Kevin Murphy DIY hair mask:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup of Exra Virgin Olive Oil

Kevin Murphy’s DIY hair mask prep instructions:

For a natural and organic hair masque you can make in your kitchen cupboard, crush up a banana, avocado and some olive. Smash it into an oily cream, apply to the ends and the midlengths sparingly to dry or damaged hair. A little goes a long way. Wrap your hair in a damp tea towel to stop the goop from drying out leave on as long as you can. It looks yucky but does the job. With this masque you don’t need super clean hair, but with a store bought or modern day masque they work best on hair that is clean. Shampoo out and condition as normal and your hair will be radiant and soft.

How often can you do the mask?

This is a once every 2 weeks masque, because it is so concentrated and not as simple as a store-bought masque. The best way to apply is rub through with your fingertips .

Should you apply this mask (and masks in general) to dirty or clean hair?

With this masque you don’t need super clean hair, but store-bought or modern day masques work best on hair that is clean. This recipe is really old when there were no hair products so there was no build up from styling products.

What shampoo and conditioner do you recommend using to wash out the mask?

You should pick the shampoo and conditioner that goes with your hair type. This DIY hair mask suits very thick and curly or frizzy hair really well. It’s great for hair that is super damaged, but if you have normal or fine hair that is not damaged this may be a bit heavy for you.


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