DIY Hair Masks for Healthy Hair
Everyone dreams of healthy locks that are free from frizz, damage, or dryness. In our quest, we often visit salons and end up having chemicals used on our hair that can actually be harmful. Unless you have beautiful hair extensions to help you out, having healthy hair is extremely important. Having the hair of your dreams without shelling huge amounts of money is very much possible with the help of hair masks made from simple ingredients hanging right in your kitchen. All-natural hair masks keep your raw hair in its best form and are best for repairing damaged cuticles. They can also be customized based on your specific concern and hair type. Lather up your hair with the home-made masks suggested here for an ultimate spa-like experience but first, let us understand the usage.
HOW TO USE
There are many ways a hair mask can be applied. While some recommend using it on clean, damp hair, others suggest applying on completely dry hair. Whichever method you follow, it’s important to evenly distribute the mask by dividing your hair into different sections. The mask must be allowed to sit for 20-30 minutes, depending upon the mask directions. For best results, you can put on a heat cap and blow-dry your masked hair on a low heat setting so that the mask can penetrate into the hair. A towel dipped in hot water can also be used for the purpose.
Avocado Banana Hair Mask
Filled with all-natural ingredients such as avocado, egg, banana, apple cider vinegar, and some olive oil, this DIY damage treatment mask works wonder for your hair! It not only repairs the damaged hair but also instills new life and shine into it. Whether you use it on your natural hair or your human hair extensions, you are left with clean and strengthened hair.
Blend egg, avocado, banana and olive oil in a food processor to make a smooth paste. Massage the prepared paste into your hair. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Mix apple cider vinegar with water and apply on the rinsed hair. Keep it on for a few minutes ( 5-10 minutes) and rinse.
Avocado and banana have natural moisturizing properties while egg acts as a cleaning agent. Apple cider vinegar being acidic in nature prevents dry scalp and dandruff while also giving shine. The apple cider vinegar and water mixture can even be used after normal washing using shampoo and conditioner.
2) Strengthen Hair with Honey and Milk Mask
Fine hair is prone to breakage and is not able to hold the styles for long. To treat damaged fine hair, a mask of milk and honey acts as a savior. Honey comprises keratin which prevents breakage caused by brittle, weak hair, and also strengthens the hair. It makes your scalp healthy by boosting its cell regeneration capacity. Milk is rich in amino acids, proteins, iron, zinc, and vitamin B12. When used in combination, the duo softens the hair while also supporting its structure.
Mix one cup of milk with one tablespoon of honey. Put the mixture into a spray bottle. After washing your hair, mist it onto your hair and leave it for 20 minutes. This is used as an alternative to conditioner. Rinse with lukewarm water for smooth, shiny results.
3) Restorative Banana and Olive Oil Mask
The two most common ingredients found in every household are olive oil and bananas. Both of these can make your locks absolutely beautiful. Banana is rich in vitamins and minerals and can hydrate damaged, dull, dry hair almost instantly. It also balances the pH level of the scalp and works wonders in strengthening the hair. Olive oil being rich in vitamin E and healthy fats can make the hair more sleek and shiny. It also heals the damaged hair, moisturizes it well, and treats split ends.
Take one tablespoon of olive oil and one ripe banana. Blend both in a mixer until you reach a lump-free puree. Once you have a frothy, creamy hair mask, apply it on your hair and scalp with the help of your fingers. Leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.
4) Avocado and Olive Oil for Split Ends
When the structure of the cuticle weakens, it can lead to damaged hair with split ends. Heat stylings, free radicals in the environment, sun exposure, pollution, harsh chemicals from straightening, or highlighting are some other causes of damaged hair. Although split ends cannot be treated but can only be trimmed off, a hair mask can make them look healthy at least.
Avocados consist of vitamins, proteins, and minerals that can together seal the cuticles and nourish the hair. Olive oil adds a hint of shine. Mash half avocado and mix it with a half cup of olive oil. Apply on the split ends and leave it for an hour. Rinse it off with water.
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