Instead of splurging money on deep conditioning treatments at the salon, you can make some nourishing and highly conditioning DIY hair masks right at home for dull and lifeless hair. This way, you not only save money but you can also do it every week to keep your hair healthy and happy.
1 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
Method: Mash up the avocado to form a paste. Beat the egg separately and add to the avocado. Add the olive oil and honey and mix it well. Apply this onto your hair (but not on your scalp). Leave for fifteen minutes and wash it off. This is a highly nourishing hair mask. Do this once a week and you will see a definite improvement in your hair texture.
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup yogurt
Method: Mix together the mayonnaise, olive oil, and yogurt. Add in the juice of one lemon to it and apply this all over your hair. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for half an hour. This is a very noursishing hair mask. The mayonnaise and the olive oil conditions the hair while the yogurt and lemon add shine and life to it.
Coconut Cream Mask
1 cup coconut cream
2 teaspoons coconut oil
Method: Coconut cream is quite simple to make. Just extract milk from a coconut and store it in the fridge over night. You will find that the cream comes on top, leaving the water behind at the bottom. Gently scoop out the cream and use it to make your hair mask. This is a very deep conditioning mask that will leave your hair soft and easy to style.
Oats Hair Mask
1/2 cup oats
½ cup raw milk
Method: Mix the two ingredients together to form a thick goopy paste. Apply this all over your hair (including your scalp). Put on a shower cap and leave it on for twenty minutes. This mask is great for those with an itchy or flaky scalp. So if you have any scalp condition, including dry or oily scalp, this mask is for you. The oats will soothe your scalp and also make your hair softer. It helps get rid of excess oil and protects hair follicles, thereby making your hair strong and healthy.
Curry Leaves Mask
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Method: Soak a handful of curry leaves in warm water overnight. Squeeze out the leaves and grind them in a blender with the coconut oil. Apply this paste onto your hair and leave it on for twenty minutes. This mask will fortify your hair follicles and prevent hair from greying.
Be warned that this mask can be a little messy as the curry leaves may stick to your hair and be difficult to get rid of. But all you have to do is wait for your hair to dry and brush it vigorously to get rid of any remaining bits of curry leaves.
The best part about homemade hair masks is that you know exactly what ingredients were used to make it. When you do not coat your hair with chemicals, your hair is left feeling lighter and healthier. Using natural hair masks will help your hair in the long run as well, as your hair will be absorbing all the nutrients and goodness of the ingredients. And not to mention the amount of money you will be saving by going au naturel.