Even if you think your hair looks and feels fine, try applying a homemade hair mask once a week and you’ll be amazed to see what a difference it makes. These hair masks are aimed to give your hair a boost of nourishment. Your hair will thrive under such tender-loving-care and you’ll end up with hair that is shinier, healthier and so much more manageable than usual. Here are some awesome hair masks you can make at home.
Coconut and Bananas
This hair mask helps control frizz and makes your hair smooth and soft. All you need is two ripe bananas, two tablespoons of coconut oil (or a half cup of coconut milk) and a tablespoon of honey. Blend these together and slather it onto your hair. Put on a shower cap or you’ll have flies buzzing around your head, trying to get a taste of your yummy mask! Leave it on for ten to fifteen minutes and wash it off thoroughly in warm water. Get rid of split ends and dry hair with this homemade hair mask.
Yogurt and lemon
If your hair looks dull and lifeless then all you need is these two ingredients from your refrigerator to bring it back to life – yogurt and lemon. Mix half a cup of yogurt (or more if you have long hair) with the juice of half a lemon. Apply this mask to slightly damp hair and leave it on for half an hour. Wash it off with warm water and get ready to see your previously lifeless hair become all soft and shiny.
Coconut and Olive Oil
There’s a reason for coconut oil and olive oil being such popular ingredients when it comes to hair and skincare. They are both very moisturizing and are a great way to rescue dry, parched hair and skin. Simply mix three tablespoons of coconut oil to one tablespoon of olive oil. Heat this up by placing the bowl in a vessel of boiling water. Once the oil is warm (make sure it is not too hot or you’ll end up burning your scalp), apply it on your scalp and roots and make your way down the rest of your hair. Leave it on for an hour by covering your head in a shower cap or a warm damp towel. The oil will penetrate your hair follicle, making your hair soft and frizz-free. Shampoo to get rid of the greasy feeling. Such homemade hair oils give shine, bounce and volume to your hair.
Milk and oats
Oats is actually a great ingredient to treat scalp issues such as dandruff, itchy or flaky scalp. Blend three tablespoons of oats in the mixer to get a fine powder. Mix a quarter cup of milk to this and a tablespoon of coconut or olive oil. Apply this onto your hair making sure your hair is free of any knots or tangles. Leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes and wash it off with warm water making sure to get rid of any lumps of oats that might be stuck to the hair. This hair mask can be a little messy and a little difficult to wash off. But it is worth all the hassle to see the results. It treats sensitive scalps and makes hair healthy and strong.
Egg, Milk, and Lemon
Beat up an egg with two tablespoons of milk and olive oil and the juice of half a lemon. Apply this mask onto your hair and leave it on for no more than fifteen minutes. Shampoo it off with cold water and reveal shiny, smooth hair. The protein from the eggs help make the hair stronger while the milk and olive oil moisturize the hair. The lemon helps with the shine.
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So there you go, five very easy hair masks for you to try at home, with ingredients found in your kitchen. Your hair will be better than ever before and you will be saving up money that you would otherwise have spent on expensive hair treatments.