How to Make a DIY Dry Hair Mask or Shea Butter Hair Masque?

Black woman with natural hair applying her DIY shea butter mask for dry hair.

If you’re looking to protect your hair, one of the best things you can do is to use a masque (or mask) deep treatment. As the name suggests, a hair mask or hair masque is like a face mask — but for your hair. 

While there is no shortage of natural hair products, the shea butter masque is in a class of its own. Great for high and low porosity hair, the shea butter mask is a deep conditioner that covers and saturates your hair with powerful nutrients and vitamins. And when used regularly, it can help: 

  • Moisturize dry and frizzy hair
  • Repair damaged hair 
  • Reduce scalp irritation and inflammation
  • Improve your scalp health
  • Promote hair growth
  • Revitalize dull hair
  • Act as a natural dandruff treatment
  • And more, 

Fortunately, there are many ways to make your own DIY raw shea butter deep treatment masque at home. Let’s take a closer look at the simple steps involved with creating your own DIY dry hair masque. 

Not looking to go through the process of making your own DIY deep conditioning mask? Browse Butter by Q’s premium handmade whipped butter. Each butter is manufactured with best-in-class nutrients and vitamins to nourish your scalp and hair when used as a dry hair mask. 

How to Make a DIY Shea Butter Dry Hair Mask? 

DIY Shea butter hair mask for dry hair

Making a shea butter hair mask is relatively easy. To get started, make sure you have at least the following ingredients handy:

  • Raw shea butter
  • Raw mango butter
  • Carrier oils, like jojoba, rosehip, etc.

Once you have all of the necessary ingredients, here’s what’s next: 

  1. Take anywhere from one to two tablespoons of raw shea butter and raw mango butter and place them together in a bowl. 
  2. Melt the shea butter and mango in a bowl, using the double boiler method to avoid scorching and burning the raw shea butter. 
  3. Remove the melted mango and shea butter mixture from heat.
  4. Combine different oils of your choosing with the melted butter and mix. Make sure to choose your oils wisely. While more on the expensive side, premium oils like jojoba oil and rosehip oil are effective and powerful hair mask additives. 

Voila! You’ve learned how to make a shea butter deep conditioning hair masque. 

Why Use Jojoba Oil or Rosehip Oil in Your Shea Butter Dry Hair Masque? 

Homemade whipped shea butter hair mask for dry hair.

At Butter by Q, we use premium jojoba oil in all hair and skin products. Jojoba oil is a versatile oil that includes vitamins C, E, and B as well as zinc and copper. Together these vitamins act like a natural cheerleader for healthy and thick hair growth. 

In addition, jojoba oil is designed to cleanse your scalp by dissolving sebum deposits that may block your follicles. And once jojoba oil unblocks the follicles, it can help ease and promote hair growth. Although jojoba oil will nourish and moisturize all types of hair, it's especially effective on those with textured or curly hair, such as Type 3 or Type 4 curl patterns

How to Use the Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Hair Masque for Dry Hair?

Black woman moisturizing hair to prepare for DIY shea butter mask.

There are a number of different ways you can use your DIY shea butter hair masque. Here are our favorite steps:

  1. Wash your hair thoroughly and section it off.
  2. Apply the mask to the entire length of your hair. 
  3. Consider adding in a small amount of your favorite deep conditioner.
  4. Allow the shea butter’s nutrients to penetrate your hair by leaving it on for about 20 minutes. Use a plastic cap and a deep conditioning warming cap.
  5. Then, rinse thoroughly and use your favorite leave-in conditioner.
  6. Apply your mask each time you deep condition your hair for maximum effectiveness.

Why Shouldn’t I Just Go Buy SheaMoisture's Raw Shea Butter Deep Moisturizing Masque?

Little black girl surprised someone would buy SheaMoisture's Raw Shea Butter Deep Moisturizing Masque

Undoubtedly, one of the most popular shea butter hair masques is the SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque. Although SheaMoisture's Raw Shea Butter Deep Moisturizing Masque is popular, the first ingredient is "water." 

This is important because the FDA mandates ingredients be listed in order of predominance — with the ingredients used in the greatest amount first, followed in descending order by those in smaller amounts. 

Because of this, you may enjoy greater results by making your own DIY shea butter deep conditioning masque or by exploring Butter by Q’s premium whipped butter that can be used as a deep conditioning hair mask. 

What Is the Best Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Mask for Dry Hair? 

Happy black woman because her natural hair is healthier from using DIY shea butter deep conditioning masque.

At Butter by Q, the first ingredient in our whipped hair butter is shea butter — followed by mango butter and a host of premium oils (jojoba oil, rosehip oil, apricot oil, avocado oil, and more). As the best shea butter deep conditioning masque, we skip preservatives, chemicals, alcohol, and water to provide you with a dense and impactful hair masque.

Best of all, you can use our whipped butter as a face moisturizer, body moisturizer, hair mask, and more! 

Browse all of our Hair & Beard products and don’t hesitate to reach out to Butter by Q today.