5 DIY Conditioning Hair Masks

5 DIY Conditioning Hair Masks

April 10, 2013 | Beauty, DIY, Hair | No Comments

Hair masks can help maintain the balance of nutrients in your hair, and also help maintain your hair’s healthy shine. If hair is dry or damaged, here are a few recipes to try that will both nourish it and bring it to a healthy shine. These are made with natural ingredients that are probably already in your pantry.


Eggs

Great for: Prevent hair loss
Eggs are very high in protein and fatty acids, which is why they are often the best base for hair masks catering to dry and damaged hair. The egg yolks especially are high in vitamins that help improve hair’s shine and luster. They contain vitamins A, D, E, and some essential B vitamins. Not only will eggs help in bringing back the sheen in your hair, they also make it more manageable and combat against hair loss.

1 egg yolk
1 Tbsp plain yogurt
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

* Apply roots to ends.
* Wash off after 25 minutes.


Honey

Great for: Anti-frizz
Honey is already a very popular ingredient in many beauty regimens. There are even a number of honey-based beauty products that can be found on the market. That’s because honey is packed with vitamins and minerals that all work whether the honey is consumed or applied just to the skin. Honey is great for cleansing, firming, moisturizing, and nourishing, and honey-based hair masks are great for making dull hair healthier and more vibrant.

1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup mayonnaise (or egg yolk + olive oil)
1 Tbsp almond extract

* Blend ingredients and refrigerated in a sealed glass until ready to use.
* Wash off after 30 minutes.


Olive Oil

Great for: Combate dandruff
Olive oil is a very versatile ingredient for your hair regimen. You can use it as a base for hair masks, or create a hot oil treatment out of it. Olive oil is already known for making skin soft and supple, so just imagine the effect it can have on your hair! Regular use of olive oil-based hair masks is the best treatment against dry hair. It makes your hair strands softer, less coarse, and it gives your hair more body. It also helps combat dandruff, is great for repairing split ends, and can even aid in the prevention of baldness.

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
5 drops lavender essential oil (or any oil of choice)

* Wrap it with a warm towel
* Wash it off after 30 minutes.


Avocado

Great for: Restore shine
Avocado is a natural way to nurture and replenish your body without any chemicals. The oil from avocados has long been used in many beauty products such as cleansing creams, hair conditioners, facial masks, bath oils and massage lotions. This is due to the fact that avocados are rich with essential nutrients that soothe and moisturize your skin. The healthy oils in the avocado help to moisturize and soften dry and brittle hair, and the vitamin E helps to restore a natural shine to it.

1 mashed avocado
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

* Apply roots to ends (only ends, if hair is too oily)
* Rinse it off after 30 minutes.


Banana

Great for: Prevent split-ends
Not only are bananas yummy for your taste buds, but they are great for your skin and hair since they contain a high amount of potassium, iron, B Vitamins including B6 and B12, which help in softening the hair and protects the hair’s natural elasticity preventing split ends and breakage. Banana creates manageability, shine, growth and keeps hair hydrated and healthy. With regular use, a banana hair mask can increase the moisture content of your hair and soothe your itchy scalp.

1 ripe banana
1 cup hot water
1/4 cup dried chamomile
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp honey

* Blend ingredients then apply.
* Rinse well after 20 minutes.

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