Hair masks are a beauty essential in order to maintain healthy, shiny, and moisturized hair- it's not only the face that gets the pampering treatment nowadays! However, most of the hair masks on the market are pretty darn expensive, and can sometimes contain chemicals that we might not like to be soaking into our roots. Do not worry though, we have the solution. It's possible to make your very own hair masks with natural ingredients that can be styled and suited to fit your own hair with its exact needs. Here's how.
Coconut oil is DIY beauty royalty as far as we're concerned. Coconut oil can be used on the skin as well as the hair as a moisturizer, as it is full of natural goodness that is easily absorbed into the hair. It contains vitamin E to help your hair grow and a UV filter to prevent sun damage. On top of this, it can unclog pores, fights dandruff, and help de-frizz the air. All this from one natural oil - we get that it can be hard to believe! All you need to do is apply it into your hair, either at the roots or the end, and comb through gently.
This mask made up of milk and honey works wonders for damaged hair that needs some new strength pumped into it. Honey contains keratin which you may have seen written on the cosmetic hair product bottles in stores, as this is a key strengthening ingredient. Milk, on the other hand, helps to soften hair and fill it with healthy proteins, acids, and vitamins. Combining the two together creates a powerful serum that can be mixed together in a bottle then squirted onto the hair. Leave in for 15 minutes, then rinse out afterward.
That's right, not only is avocado a delicious lunchtime treat, it's also a magical healing product that can rid your hair of split ends. Minerals found in avocados can help to seal the cuticle as well as adding vitamins and nutrients to soften and heal the hair. Combining this with olive oil leaves your hair sleek and shiny, and the end product is a wonder. Leave this mask on for about 30 minutes to see the full effect.
Now admittedly, this one doesn't sound as appealing as the avocado option, but we've got to say that an egg yolk really can have a great effect on your hair. Egg yolk is rich in vitamins that will help your hair grow long and healthy, so although it doesn't sound like the most appetizing experience, the end result on your hair will all be worth it.
Yes, these are two ingredients for a delicious cake or batch of cookies, but they are also ingredients for a dandruff-reducing hair mask. The soothing qualities of the coconut oil can help to calm down a dry, itchy scalp, and the brown sugar will serve as an exfoliator to get rid of any excess skin or dirt clinging onto the hair. Once the skin has been smoothened down by the sugar, the coconut oil swoops in to moisturize the fresh skin underneath. It's a real dream team combination. Make sure to rinse after applying, although we must say that we wouldn't mind having this one in our hair for a while.
Lastly, we come to a yogurt mask in order to soften and de-frizz hair. Yogurt contains a helpful acid that works to moisturize damaged hair, leaving your hair straighter and smoother. Once the yogurt is washed out, it also removes any dead skin cells hanging around. It's possible to add oil or coconut oil to this mixture to give it some extra wetness for application. This one can be left in for ten minutes.