Does your hair need a little extra care? Having hair that is free from frizz, less damaged, and voluminous is something that I think we all strive to have! Here are some hair masks for your hair!
To help out our hair, it’s common to go to the salon and spend hundreds of dollars on a routine that probably will not work and most likely uses chemicals and dyes that can actually be harmful.
With the right ingredients that you probably have hanging around in your kitchen, you can mix up your own homemade! It’s also important to stay hydrated, eat healthy foods and to try and avoid washing your hair every day.
Over washing your hair can cause a dry scalp, which can cause dandruff. Using these DIY hair masks will condition your hair and help prevent breakage while being a healthier way to repair damaged hair of all types.
FOR DRY, DULL OR FRIZZY HAIR
Avocado extracts, which prevent dandruff formation and hair loss, also strengthen the roots of your hair and thus help your hair grow faster. Its oils and proteins will smooth and moisturize your scalp without weighing down fine hair.
Mash up half an avocado and add a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil. Shampoo hair, squeeze out water and apply mask. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse. My hair came out super soft — not flat or greasy. And the added scent made sitting around with green goop on your head much more pleasant. If you’re not worried about weighing down your hair you can amp up the moisture by adding 1–2 tablespoons of oil, egg yolk or yogurt.
Banana strengthens hair, restores the natural elasticity of your hair, minimizes hair breakage, repairs damaged hair with potassium content.
Mix a banana with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and mash thoroughly until the banana is pureed. (You want a smoothie like texture so you don’t end up with banana chunks in your hair.) Then massage into your hair and scalp.
Pumpkin prevents hair loss and helps in strengthening.The perfect use for canned pumpkin leftovers (because there are always leftovers).
Pumpkins have lots of amazing benefits. They’re rich in vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, potassium, and zinc.
Add 1–2 tablespoons of honey, a natural humectant, to one cup of pumpkin puree and pack as much as you can onto your hair and scalp.
You’ll need to either wrap your hair in saran wrap or wear a shower cap to keep the mask in place. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes and then rinse. Feel free to apply to your face as well.
For Dandruff Hair
Mask Lemon applied to scalp helps to accelerate blood circulation and oxygen to scalp.
The acid in lemon juice works to stabilize your scalp’s pH and oil production while the honey and yogurt moisturize and nourish your hair. You can apply this mask 1–2 times a week.
- 1/2 cup Yogurt,
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice,
- 1 tbsp Honey.
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture. Apply this to your hair, starting at the roots and working your way down to the tips.
Once your scalp and hair are entirely covered in the mask, wait for 30 minutes. Wash the hair mask off with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
Vinegar plays an important role not only in hairs but also in dandruff and scalp. Apple cider vinegar provides a cleansing effect on dandruff and scalp.
- 1/4th cup Apple Cider Vinegar,
- 1/4th cup Water.
Combine the water and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle. Spritz the solution all over your hair and scalp and wait for 15 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and condition.