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8 Amazing DIY Hair Masks That Work Wonders On The Hair

8 Amazing DIY Hair Masks That Work Wonders On The Hair

W hile it seems like the rave at the moment is all about skincare, we beg to differ. Hair care is also at the forefront as women around the world are taking some time to show their tresses some love. Good thing today is Friday! This means that you can spend a few hours over the weekend tending to your hair, because gurrl, do they play an important role in elevating your look! Equally interesting is that you don’t have to break the bank to do this because, with a few all-natural ingredients, you’re in good shape.

DIY hair masks are a favorite of many hair care aficionados. This is because most people already have the ingredients lying around in their kitchens and it’s so easy to whip up together. Plus you get done in no time. So, before dashing out this weekend for your errands, spend a few minutes treating your hair to something special using DIY hair masks. They are super effective hair softeners, plus they also hydrate, add shine, enable growth, and fight off infections on the hair. Did I hear you say count me in? Sure, let’s begin!

Check out 8 amazing DIY hair masks you can try out this weekend…

#1. Banana mask

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Great for: Damaged hair. Are you looking to rejuvenate dry or damaged hair? It doesn’t actually need to cost a fortune because deep conditioning banana mask can perform some magic. Blend one ripe banana and add 4 tbsp coconut oil, 1tbsp glycerin, and 2 tbsp honey to the mixture. Blend properly to ensure a smooth paste. Apply on your hair and let sit under a shower cap for 30 minutes before washing off.

#2. Flaxseed mask

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Great for: Thick hair. Flaxseeds are rich in omega-three fatty acids and proteins, which help promote thick hair and also increase hair elasticity. Soak a quarter cup of flaxseeds in water overnight. By morning, add two cups of water to the flaxseeds and bring to a boil. After it thickens, reduce heat and squeeze the juice of half a lemon into it. Turn off the heat, allow to cool, and add a few drops of any essential oil of your choice.

#3. Aloe vera, honey, and apple cider vinegar

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Great for: Getting rid of dandruff. Mix one cup of fresh aloe vera gel, one teaspoon of honey, and two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. Mix well and apply a good quantity to your hair and scalp. Then, let it sit for 20 minutes before shampooing. Use this regularly.

#4. Honey, egg, and apple cider vinegar

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Great for: Dry hair. This mixture is a great hydrating treatment that gives shine and nourishes the hair without weighing the strands down. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 egg, and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. Apply to your scalp and let sit for 30-40 minutes before rinsing. This mixture is great for all hair types.

#5. Coconut oil, sugar, and essential oil

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Great for: Flaky scalp. Flaky scalp occurs as a result of irritated and oily skin as seborrheic dermatitis makes skin cells accumulate, hence creating flakes and itching. However, using exfoliating treatment helps get rid of those dead skin cells. Mix 2 tablespoons of raw unrefined coconut oil, 4 teaspoons of raw sugar, and 5 drops of any essential oil into a bowl. Next, apply evenly to your scalp and let it sit on your hair for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.

#6. Avocado, egg, honey, and olive oil

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Great for: Damaged hair. This mixture provides the ultimate treatment your hair needs to gain strength and shine. It’s also full of antioxidants which help fight off free radicals. Mix half avocado, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of honey, and olive oil in a bowl. Then, apply on wet hair with your fingertips and cover your hair with a shower cap. Follow that with a 10-minute blow drying session while the hair is still covered. After which, leave for 20 minutes and wash out with warm water.

#7. Cinnamon and coconut oil

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Great for: Hair that won’t grow. Cinnamon is an anti-microbial spice that stimulates blood circulation and promotes hair growth and strength. Blend an equal part of cinnamon and coconut oil together and let rest in a bowl. Proceed to apply the mixture to your roots while massaging into the scalp. Let it sit for 30-45 minutes and rinse. Do this once a week.

#8. Green tea, apple cider vinegar, and peppermint oil

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Great for: Irritated scalp. Green tea contains antioxidants that help calm and rebalance an irritated scalp. Mix 1 cup of green tea, 2 drops of peppermint oil, and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar well in a bowl. Follow that with a massage session. That is to say, massage the mixture into your scalp and let it sit for at least 5 minutes. Finally, rinse with warm water.

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