Beauty DIY Chocolate Milkshake Mask for Hair

It is an annual tradition of mine to include a chocolate-inspired beauty diy on the blog during the week of Valentine's Day (check the end of the post for past recipes). So what's the deal with this diy? Despite the title, and the pic, this is actually a mask for your hair. I'm serious! And your hair is gonna love it.

If you want to know my little secret for soft, shiny hair, keep reading. If winter has been wreaking havoc on your hair, give this a try. I bet you've got just about everything you need in your fridge right now. Let's get into this diy chocolate milkshake for hair:

no chocolate chips were consumed during this diy #lies
You'll need--
  • 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder (I use a cup since my hair is longer)
  • 1/2 c plain Greek yogurt (I use a cup for longer hair)
  • 2 tsp aloe vera juice or purified water (if desired)
  • towel
  • shower cap (if desired)
To do--
  • Place a towel around your shoulders if you aren't in the shower, because things are about to get messy. If I'm out of the shower, I'll use a shower cap to keep everything a little cleaner. You can get these at hotels, beauty supply stores, or ULTA.
  • Mix everything together and apply to wet (preferably clean) hair. I like to be fancy and pretend I'm actually cooking something, so I use a handheld blender for mine. You don't have to include the liquid if you don't want to. It makes a little easier to blend.
  • Leave the "milkshake" mixture on for 5-15 minutes, depending on the length and thickness of hair. 
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • So why did I pick these ingredients? 
    • Cocoa is nourishing to hair. If used often, it can help naturally enhance hair color.
    • Yogurt is a wonderful moisturizer.
    • The aloe vera juice conditions and is great for damaged hair.
  • Keeps up to a month in the fridge (depending on the expiration date of your yogurt). 
  • Use up to twice a week if desired.
Extra Elle:
  • Believe it or not, many of my posts, like this one, are planned over a year in advance. That ended up being a good thing because yesterday was a nightmare. I almost didn't post today. I woke up at 3am with a migraine and vomited all morning. I finally made it into work at noon. Noon! I'm happy to report all is well now. Whew. Tmi?
  • This week is dragging by! I blame it on the anticipation of vacation. ;)


  1. This just sounds wonderful! Never thought of putting actual cocoa on my hair, can't wait ro give it a try!

    Allie I RainyAllie

  2. Omg that sounds wonderful.. wud love to give it a try!!!

  3. oh wow cocoa who knew!! Happy you are feeling much better now.


  4. Is it bad that this totally made me want a chocolate milkshake for breakfast?

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. OMG I'm so sorry you had a migraine this morning!!! Feel better girl and thanks for the "recipe!" xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  6. Love the chocolate mask for your hair! So sorry about your migraine, I feel your pain!!

    Glad all is better!

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  7. This sounds amazing! This will be a fun thing to do with my daughter this weekend! Glad you are feeling better!

    Doused In Pink

  8. Yum - what a great-smelling beauty diy! And so sorry to hear about your migraine :( Hope you're feeling much better.

  9. This sounds great, but oh no! I hope you're feeling better.

  10. OH man, I hope you are feeling better. I've never had a migraine but hear they are quite horrid. Sending you happy vibes.

    I'd heard of yogurt in the hair {I've done avocado before} but never cocoa. I bet it smells yummy!

  11. Oh I hope you are feeling better!! Thank you for the tutorials. My daughter is just getting into making her own beauty products. She will love this one! Susan

  12. There you go with making body products that I want to eat! A year in advance???? Tell me your ways girl! I hope you feel better!!

  13. You read my mind! My hair has been so dry lately, it's going to love this!

  14. When I saw the title I was like pfft I know how to make a mean milkshake but you surprised me! I'm definitely going to try this.

  15. Gah! This sounds so luxe - and perfect for VDAY {I mean, chocolate!}.

    P.S. You are absolutely not the duff - you are gorgeous inside and out babe!


  16. I have to say I was a little disappointed this was for hair. I got really excited about a chocolate milkshake :) I would never think to use something like this, though!

    And how in the world do you plan your post a year in advance??? Share your secrets, girl!

  17. I love "food" beauty treatments.. my husband always teases me, "You have food on your face".. haha! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  18. sorry you had a migraine this morning! I hope you are feel better now.

  19. Wow this is a great diy. I had no idea cocoa had these benefits.

  20. LOLZ....your beauty recipes are always good enough to eat, Elle:D

  21. WHAT??? This is crazy. My husband will be sniffing me if I smell like chocolate :) Good for Valentine's day? :) haha

  22. Well, this just sounds down right luxurious! Perfect for a day of pampering. How in the world do you plan your posts a year in advance?! You've got mad skills. Hope you feel better!

  23. Oh, that's terrible about your migraine, Elle, glad that you're feeling much better. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  24. I'm for sure doing this this weekend! I just got a haircut and want to keep the shine!

  25. I bet it smells wonderful too! I rarely do hair masks, but I typically have greek yogurt and cocoa powder.

    I'm glad you're feeling better.

  26. This sounds like a good DIY mask to try out! Thanks for sharing and I hate when I get migraines too!! They are the worse! Hope you feel better!

  27. Yum!! This sounds amazing And so much healthier than the normal icecream shake!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  28. Oooh I love this!!! And I definitely would have consumed a few chocolate chips while concocting too ;)

  29. I'm doing this tonight! one shake for my hair and one for my belly, coming up!

  30. How fun is this! Never used chocolate or cocoa for anything beauty related!

  31. I have never thought about making my own mask for my hair, such a great idea!!!

  32. Sorry about your head--migraines are the worst! Glad you're better now! And this week has dragged for me too. Love this mask idea, I bet it smells amazing! I'd probably want to eat it (but with plain yogurt it probably wouldn't taste that great). :)

  33. This sounds good enough to eat! I hope that you are feeling better!

  34. A migraine AND vomiting? Girlfriend, that sounds horrible. I'm sorry you weren't feeling well!

    This hair mask sounds awesome! (And I hope I wouldn't be tempted to eat it, haha, because I do love a milkshake!)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  35. Thanks for this, my hair can use all the help it can get this Winter. Hope you feel better soon!

  36. you poor thing!! i hope you aren't horribly sick anymore, that sucks :(
    i have cocoa but i dont have the other ingredients.. guess i'll just have to have chocolate milk, lol

  37. WAIT WHAT? I thought I had totally misread this at first. Doing it tonight!

  38. I´m in- is it OK to drink also a bit of this? ;-) xoxo, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

  39. This must smell yummy too! Sorry to hear you were so sick but glad to hear that you're better.

  40. I saw the DIY chocolate milkshake and got super excited and then when I saw the hair part I was even more intrigued. My hair gets so dry in the winter, I need something...maybe this is the trick?

    Ps, I hope you're feeling better. I actually had a bad migraine yesterday as well. I sit in front of the computer too long and start seeing spots, and that's when I know I need a computer break!

  41. Oh no! Hopefully just a little bug caught you and it's smooth sailing for the remainder of the week. Your DIYs are always so yummy. Like sure, i'll use this if it makes it to my hair. (; In all seriousness, would this work for oily hair? I'm worried about the yogurt.

  42. Hope you feel better soon!! This looks yummy (although its for hair) haha

  43. Glad to hear you are feeling better! There's no way I could plan my posts a year in advance :)

  44. you always come up with the best DIYs! <3 Plus your hair is gorgeous so I'll have whatever you're having lol, fab post Elle x


  45. never thought of using chocolate shake on hair..now i can :) love your DIY's a lot Elle :)

  46. I'm glad to hear your feeling better, I can't believe you plan out posts a year in advance! I'm trying to plan my posts ahead of time but it's hard, I give you so much props for that. But yeah, this seems so easy and I have all the ingredients right now so I'll have to try this, it sounds yummy too.



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