W hile it seems like the rage of the moment is all about skincare, we suggest you shouldn’t rule out the mane department just yet. Haircare is also at the forefront as women around the world are taking some time to show their tresses some love. A good way to do this is with DIY hair masks that offer a ton of advantages to your hair. From boosting hair growth to dealing with dandruff, you can have all these and more with a few natural ingredients lying idly in your kitchen.
DIY hair masks are a favorite of many haircare 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. Simply put, you have no reason not to pamper your tresses with these result-guaranteed DIY hair masks you’ll love.
Check out 9 amazing DIY hair masks you can try out this weekend…
#1. Rosemary mask
Great for: Hair growth
Mix the gel from one aloe leaf, 1 pack of fresh rosemary, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 3 capsules of vitamin E oil together for about 10 seconds until smooth. Strain the mixture to get rid of the flecks of rosemary and aloe vera before applying it to your hair. (You can mix in your favorite hair conditioner to thicken it). Next, apply on your hair ensuring to massage your scalp and let it sit for 30 minutes before shampooing and conditioning like normal.
#2. Banana mask
Great for: Damaged hair.
Are you looking to rejuvenate dry or damaged hair? It doesn’t actually need to cost a fortune because a deep-conditioning banana mask can perform some magic. Blend one ripe banana and add 4 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp 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.
#3. Flaxseed mask
Great for: Thin 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 the heat and squeeze the juice of half a lemon into it. Turn off the heat, allow it to cool, and add a few drops of any essential oil of your choice. Let it sit for about 30 minutes under a shower cap before washing it off.
#4. Aloe vera, honey, and apple cider vinegar
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.
#5. Honey, egg, and apple cider vinegar
Great for: Dull 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.
#6. Coconut oil, sugar, and essential oil
Great for: Flaky scalp.
Flaky scalp occurs due to irritated and oily skin as seborrheic dermatitis makes skin cells accumulate, creating flakes and itching. Using exfoliating treatment helps get rid of those dead skin cells. To create one, 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.
#7. Avocado, egg, honey, and olive oil
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.
#8. Cinnamon and coconut oil
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.
#9. Green tea, apple cider vinegar, and peppermint oil
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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