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Soften, Detangle & Condition Dry Hair with this Moringa Oil Mask

This moringa oil mask is ideal for dry hair. It softens hair, aids in detangling hair, and deeply conditions with lots of nutrients.

I’ve covered moringa oil in a previous article, which discusses improving the appearance of and preventing split ends with moringa oil.

There’s also a soft and shiny hair recipe at the end of the article.

This article will look at how you can use moringa oil as a detangler and a deep conditioning treatment.

I tested it with two of my favorite conditioners and loved the results.  

I will also share two additional recipes using moringa powder, which is a rich green color.

Moringa oil has a high content of palmitoleic, oleic and linoleic acids, fatty acids, vitamin A & vitamin C.

Moringa oil also has excellent emollient and moisturizing properties, which makes it so ideal for dry hair. 

Moringa Oil Mask for Soft & Hydrated Hair

What is Moringa?

Moringa oil comes from the seeds of the moringa tree, which grows in semiarid, tropical, and subtropical areas around the world.

Other names for the moringa tree include drumstick tree, horseradish tree, benzoil tree, and ben oil tree.

Moringa oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds from the moringa tree. It is used as a supplement and in cosmetic formulations for hair and skin. 

The moringa tree is also used in the production of moringa powder, which is a fantastic food supplement and also features in this article.

Related Content: Moringa Leaf Powder Benefits and Uses for Health

Is Moringa Oil Good for Hair Loss?

Moringa leaves are a significant source of B vitamins, vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin K, and protein, among other essential nutrients.

Adding moringa leaf powder to a hair mask ensures these nutrients work their magic on your hair leading to stronger and healthier hair growth.

DIY Moringa Hair Mask Recipes for Dry Hair

For these recipes, I tried out my top 5 oils for detangling combined with my favorite conditioners for detangling.

I ended up with a rich moisturizing cocktail, which softens hair and melts my tangles all the way down. It also helps me work out knots in my hair.

Below is a breakdown of these ingredients and why they work so well for this moringa oil hair mask for dry hair recipe.

Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Moringa Leaf Powder

Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Moringa Leaf Powder

Moringa leaf powder contains B vitamins:-

  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Biotin
  • Pyridoxine
  • Folic acid
  • Cobalamin
  • Pantothenic acid

It also contains up to 25% plant protein, sulfur, and amino acids. These are ingredients that strengthen, soften, and encourage optimal hair growth. 

You really can’t go wrong with moringa leaf powder in your hair mask or added as a supplement in smoothies, soups, and sauces.


Fushi Organic Moringa Oil

Moringa oil is derived from the seeds of the moringa tree. In addition to being an emollient oil, it contains antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

Moringa oil absorbs the aroma of other products added to it, which helps mask any product smell you might find disagreeable.

Sky Organics Unrefined Shea Butter

Sky Organics Unrefined Shea Butter

Shea Butter is extracted from the nut of the shea tree. It’s a nonsaponifiable complex fat containing oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid, and arachidonic acid.

Shea butter is a great butter to use on hair for softening and sealing in moisture. For alternative butters, have a look at the natural butter archives.

banyan botanicals castor oil

Banyan Botanicals Organic Castor Oil

Castor oil is very popular in hair and skin care. It has been covered in several articles on this site.

Castor oil is very effective for treating dry, brittle, and/or damaged hair.

When added to damp hair, castor oil also makes it softer and more manageable. For this mask, clear castor oil was used. trader-joes-tea-tree-tingle-conditioner

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner is a salon-quality conditioner containing certified botanical ingredients such as:-

  • Nettle oil
  • Thyme oil
  • Birch leaf oil
  • Chamomile oil
  • Clary
  • Mallow
  • Horsetail oil
  • Soybean protein
  • Vitamin E oil

It also contains peppermint and eucalyptus, which accounts for the lovely tingly sensation after application. 

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner is creamy and provides unbelievable slip.

Related Content: Product Review: Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner

Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment

Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment

Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment is super thick and creamy with a divine smell. Some of the fantastic ingredients in this conditioner include:-

  • Horsetail
  • Rosemary
  • Bay leaf
  • Burdock root
  • Marshmallow root
  • Lemongrass
  • Nettle
  • Aloe vera juice
  • Shea butter
  • Cocoa butter
  • Avocado oil

Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment is one of the deep conditioners recommended for the Max Hydration Method.

Sundown Naturals Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E oil is used in a lot of recipes on this website. It is very popular in hair and beauty formulations.

Vitamin E oil falls under the family of tocopherols (TCP) and tocotrienols. It is a great softening agent.

It also increases circulation to the scalp and enhances the quality and texture of hair.

Related Content: Nourish, Soften and Enhance Your Hair Vitamin E Oil

viobin wheat germ oil

Viobin Wheat Germ Oil

Wheat germ oil is a key ingredient in my fabulous best pre-poo with oils recipe.

It is a ceramide oil with the highest content of vitamin E. It is full of essential fatty acids and vitamins A & D.

Its protein content also ensures you get a good strengthening treatment. Key benefits to remember here are shine, smoothness, strength, and softness.

Related Content: Intense Dry Hair Treatment with Wheat Germ Oil

La Tourangelle Grapeseed oil

La Tourangelle Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil is one of my favorite oils of all time. It is light, easily absorbed, makes hair shiny and smoothens cuticles.

Grapeseed oil also contains procyanidolic oligomers (PCOs), which gives it its antioxidant properties and binds to hair to protect it from destructive elements.

Related Content: Restore Hair Health with Grapeseed Oil


Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Every woman into hair and skin care out there has at least one tub of coconut oil in their arsenal.

Coconut oil promotes thick and luscious hair and reduces protein loss from hair.

It is one of the three oils that can penetrate the hair shaft. If you don’t like coconut oil, you can replace it with sweet almond oil in this recipe.

I have broken down each ingredient so you can see what makes all of them interact together to make a kick-ass detangling recipe.

Though these recipes can also soften and condition hair, the main aim here is detangling hair and melting away knots.

Moringa Oil Softening, Conditioning & Detangling Hair Mask Recipe

Moringa Oil Hair Mask Ingredients

Moringa Oil Hair Mask Directions

You can reduce the oil quantities if it’s too much but my hair is thirsty and loved the combination. Adjust for your hair length and make enough for 1 use only.

How to Use Moringa Oil Hair Mask

  • Section your hair into small parts then dampen with water.
  • Generously apply the mask to each section, work through with your fingers, twist then pin up that section.
  • Once complete, cover your hair with a disposable cap and leave on the mask for up to an hour. You can also sit under a hair steamer for 30 minutes.
  • Afterward, undo each section and work your fingers through the ends and knots, if any. Then finger comb or detangle with a jumbo bone comb gently. The comb should glide through smoothly.
  • Rinse out the mask thoroughly with lukewarm water. You can also co-wash before rinsing out.
  • Proceed with the rest of your regimen. 

Repeat this treatment once a week. Over time, you will experience fewer tangles and knots. Feel free to also add a few drops of essential oils.

Some good essential oils for this recipe include ylang-ylang essential oil and lavender essential oil.

I haven’t tried Jamaican black castor oil for this recipe but you can interchange with clear castor oil if you’re keen on experimenting.

Moringa Hair mask Recipes for dry & dull hair

Moringa Powder Hair Mask Recipe



Adjust the ingredients if you have longer hair or shorter hair. Make enough for only one use at a time. 

How to Use

  • Apply the moringa powder hair mask to clean hair in small sections. Work through each section, twist and pin-up.
  • Afterward, cover your head with a disposable cap and leave the mask on overnight or for up to 2 hours.
  • This moringa powder hair mask works great as a pre-poo. After 2 hours, wash out with a mild shampoo followed by a deep conditioning session. 

Repeat this treatment twice a month for the best results. You should see results from the first treatment. 

You can also add 1 tablespoon of hibiscus powder into the recipe if you have issues with hair shedding. 

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Joy Kampororo

Tuesday 7th of April 2020

I would like to know more about moringa powder hair mask. Thanks


Friday 10th of April 2020

Hi, Have you tried the recipes in the article above?

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