papaya hair maskNicknamed “Fruit of the Angels” by Christopher Columbus, this Central American wonder food is known for its low sodium and Vitamin A qualities. Papaya provides a plethora of benefits for both hair and skin. It exfoliates, provides shine, and naturally lightens. Browse through our Recipes Collection for more amazing DIY hair masks.  

What You’ll Need

  • 1 Papaya
  • Honey
  • Olive oil
  • Blender


  1. Mix a papaya with honey and olive oil in a blender until the papaya is thoroughly blended into a puree.
  2. Apply thoroughly to your hair and allow it to penetrate for an hour.
  3. Rinse out with warm water and lather for a little bit while rinsing out.  

If DIY isn’t for you,

  • Circle of Friends Maya Papaya Leave-In Conditioner – This adds incredible shine and moisture to dull, dry hair. Read reviews here
  • Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Conditioner – The champion detangler, known for having tons of slip while eliminating frizz. Read reviews here
  • Freeman Papaya and Mango 3-Minute Conditioner – In addition to papaya, this is packed with mango, hydrating hair and repairing breakage. Oh, and it’s 3 bucks! Leave a review here
  • Ouidad Superfruit Renewal Clarifying Cream Shampoo – A gentle cleanser that is loaded with acids of other super fruits like acai, blueberry, cranberry, pomegranate, and of course–papaya. Leave a review here


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