Overnight Hair Masks

Sometimes we don't always have time to let conditioner set and even if you do have the time, you don’t want to stand in the shower for 10 to 15 minutes waiting for a product to soak in.

I recently found an alternative option - overnight hair masks.

These hair masks are formulated to be applied before you go to sleep and it will help to hydrate the hair creating more shine and softness. It also helps to strengthen the hair decreasing breakage and split ends.

I’ve included some DIY Hair masks using ingredients you might already have in your kitchen and also some excellent masks you can purchase at the store.

Tips before using an Overnight Hair Mask

-          If your scalp tends to be oily, leave the mask out of your scalp area and apply to the rest of the hair leaving the mask a few inches away from the scalp. 

-          Once mask is applied, comb through your hair to ensure product is evenly distributed.
-          If you tend to move around a lot while sleeping, you might want to add a towel on top of your pillow. This will ensure you don’t wake up to a big mess.

-          If you’re applying the mask for a few hours, add a warm towel to your head so it can really soak in.

-          If you find after shampooing, you still have mask residue in your hair or the hair feels a bit oily, apply dry shampoo to the hair and let it sit for a while. Then shampoo again. Dry shampoo is designed to pull out oils so this will help get any access product or oil out of the hair.

DIY Overnight Hair Masks

Whether you want to do a mask for an hour or overnight having a DIY hair mask is a great beauty hack. 
Here are some great DIY overnight hair masks to hydrate hair making it shiny and beautiful.

Coconut Oil Mask

Melt of coconut oil.
Combine the 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil, 1 tablespoon olive oil and an egg yolk in a bowl, mix until well combined.
Apply to the hair. 
I apply the mask to my ends and worked it up towards the scalp.
Wrap your head in a shower cap and or a towel (I use this).
When rinsing out the mask, you may need to shampoo twice, dry and style as usual.

Aloe Vera and Lemon Hair Mask

Those with thin hair will particularly benefit from this hair mask but it is great for all hair types.
Add 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel to half cup of Jojoba Oil, mix in the juice of a lemon.
Apply to the hair and scalp, cover with a shower cap and let it stay all night.
Shampoo twice, dry and style as usual.

Olive Oil, Aloe Vera, Egg Yolks Hair Mask

Mix 2 teaspoons of Olive Oil with fresh Aloe Vera gel and add in two egg yolks.
Mix it until it’s smooth with a medium consistency and massage onto scalp and hair.
Wrap your head in a shower cap and or a towel. Leave on for an hour or overnight.
Shampoo twice, dry and style as usual.

Store Bought Overnight Hair Masks

This hair mask is infused with almond milk and oats to provide nourishment and hydration to softened strands. It is free from sulfates, parabens, dyes and is safe for color-treated hair.

Dull, lifeless hair no more with this hair mask, it repairs damage and improves strength.
It is infused with ingredients like Chia Seed,  Argan Oil and a blended cocktail of nourishing and strengthening botanicals.
It uses only the purest ingredients to helps thicken and repair hair and is also free of Parabens, Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Phthalates, Dyes, Gluten, Ethically & Sustainably Sourced ingredients and uses No animal ingredients or testing.


Bumble & Bumble While You Sleep Overnight Damage Repair Masque reverses the appearance of dry damaged hair and strengthens the hair against future breakage. It is formulated with Camelia Oil and has UV protection.

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~Jennifer