DIY Pumpkin Hair Mask


As Halloween is around the corner, we know you gals are going to get busy carving some pumpkins. But, have you ever thought to do a DIY Pumpkin Hair Mask with the leftovers? Instead of throwing it away, use this super food to your advantage and give your hair some much needed TLC. For softer, smoother tresses check out our guide on how to create this must have hair mask…

Pumpkins are packed with vitamin A which moisturizes and soothes the hair whilst Vitamin C repairs damaged hair from overexposure to the sun and environment. Put this together with some coconut oil (the master of all moisturisers) and some raw honey and prepare for this trio to work some magic. So, let’s get to it…

What you will need

Pumpkin puree

Coconut oil

Raw honey


DIY Pumpkin Hair Mask Step 1

So with your leftover pumpkin quickly blend this to create a pumpkin puree. Try to fill around 1 ½ cups of this. Then you’ll need ¼ cup of coconut oil and 2 tbsp of raw honey. Mix together in a bowl with a whisk or eggbeater (or anything that you can find) until all ingredients are mixed together.

DIY Pumpkin Hair Mask Step 2

Now the pumpkin hair mask should have the consistency of your hair conditioner, if not - add some more pumpkin puree to thicken it up a little.

DIY Pumpkin Hair Mask Step 3

Once you are happy with your hair mask, it’s time to apply! Now, this can get a little messy so be sure to wear an old t-shirt or something that you don’t mind getting a little mucky. To apply the hair mask section your hair into 4 similar sections so you are able to distribute the mask throughout your hair properly. This can be applied to dry or damp hair however you will find it much easier to apply to damp hair so we’d always recommend this method.

DIY Pumpkin Hair Mask Step 4

Once this has been applied to your tresses, tie your hair up into a bun and leave the pumpkin hair mask to work it’s magic. We recommend leaving it on for at least 30 minutes, you can of course leave it on for longer if you wish.  When washing the hair mask out be sure to shampoo and style as you usually would.

And there you have it, your DIY Pumpkin Hair Mask is done. Now, prepare for super soft and shiny tresses.

Psst - If you have some left over, store this in a little bag and keep it in your freezer until you are ready to use again (of course this will need defrosting so be sure to take this out in the morning before you would like to use it!).

Are you going to try out the DIY Pumpkin Hair Mask?