It is said that half of the woman’s beauty rests in her hair. However, there are many factors which can contribute to hair damage, volume loss, and lack of luster. Our suggestion: set aside an evening to pamper yourself and show your hair the love it deserves. To help you with your night of DIY treatment, here are our top hair mask recipes that will surely restore your mane to its former glory. Pour a glass of wine, play some music, and let the pampering begin!
Highly potent and effective, hair masks can provide you with lots of health benefits in just 20 minutes of use. Think of them as conditioners, a powerful remedy that softens the follicles, boosts growth, adds shine, and hydrates the scalp. As we all know, most treatments in hair salons are expensive but we will turn to Mother Nature and a little ingenuity to yield the same results. Best of all, you can find most of the necessary ingredients in the fridge or cupboard and remember to stock up on kitchen utensils and comfortable hair accessories. So let’s discover in what simple ways can we nourish, protect, and moisturize our hair…
All ingredients that will be included in the concoctions are 100% natural. If you are missing anything, just head on down to the organic market to purchase some. The reason why we are stressing the importance of natural ingredients is because they are free of growth chemicals and pesticides. The ingredients are:
Coconut oil has a multitude of uses, including cooking, digestion, body hormone support, and hair and skin treatment! The oil’s contents keep the hair moist and soft, preventing any breakage. Due to high amounts of fatty acids, it penetrates the follicle deeper than any conditioner, leaving soft, silky, and shiny results.
Honey is perfect for retaining moisture. It is ideal for people with dry hair who require a boost in volume and hydration. This bee product also serves as an emollient, meaning that it helps to smoothen and soften your hair, bringing back its lost luster.
What is special about cinnamon is that it has antimicrobial properties. This is what can help our hair to grow. Additionally, it prevents dandruff, hair loss, and strengthens the follicles by stimulating circulation to the scalp. Blood supply is very important for the hair’s health, which is why improving the circulation will do wonders for your mane’s restoration.
Eggs are rich in Vitamin A, D, and E, as well as fatty acids and proteins, which can give the hair its luster. Our follicles are made mostly out of protein so this extra boost will make sure it stays healthy. Besides being an excellent meal, eggs are actually nature’s greatest conditioner.
People who have an oily scalp will do well to utilize lemons in their hair-repair concoction. Why you might ask? Because it absorbs excess grease. Additionally, it is rich in Vitamin C, which can strengthen the follicles, and it contains Limonene, a compound that will liven up an otherwise lifeless hair. Lemon juice is also perfect for fending off fungal infections and keeping dandruff at bay.
Extra tip! You can also add coconut milk and olive oil into the mixture to promote hair growth, nourish dryness, and de-tangle rough edges naturally.
Brown sugar serves as a potent exfoliant that helps rid those dead skin cells and leftover residue from the scalp. Yes, this sweet baking ingredient perfect for keeping your hair healthy and clean.
Virgin olive oil is a natural conditioner that can restore moisture in an otherwise dry hair. It also produces this appealing shine, prevents split ends and hair breakage. If you have a tendency to scratch your hair a lot or have issues with dandruff, olive oil is the classic remedy.
If you are struggling with frizzy hair, this mask will do you justice! Yogurt contains biotic factors and lactic acid that beautifully treats damaged and lifeless hair. It offers nourishment, cleans the scalp from dead skin cells, and provides fertile space for hair to grow.
Bananas are loaded with potassium, carbohydrates, vitamins, and natural oils, which help lock in the much-needed moisture and prevent that annoying frizz from occurring. Who would have guessed that we would go bananas for bananas when making a hair mask, right?
Strawberries are teeming with Vitamin C, which induces the body to create more collagen, a structural protein which serves as an essential building block of all mammals. Additionally, this fruit eliminates excess grease on the scalp, providing clean space for the hair to grow all shiny and voluminous.
Although many believe avocado is a vegetable, it is actually a fruit, more specifically, a large berry with a single seed. This guacamole ingredient is at the top of many lists for healthy dieting and unsaturated fats intake. It also contains a staggering amount of organic compounds that are extremely beneficial to our bodies, including folate (for cell repair), Vitamins C and E, and potassium.
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