Our hair is a statement of style, an affirmation of beauty, and an expression of self-love. Natural hair is an exquisite crown. A full head of unique, healthy beauty. NATURAL BEAUTY. And good hair days seem to make us feel like we can rule the world, doesn’t it?
Life is more beautiful when you find the proper hair treatment. And the best treatment you can give to your hair is, of course, natural hair masks. A mixture of propper ingredients that will make your hair naturally flawless. It’s a fact that good hair speaks louder than words. You can spend all your money buying the most expensive shampoo and conditioner and still experience hair damage which is why you should give hair masks a try.
The best hair mask can do miracles for your hair. Hair masks are treatments that are formulated with oils, butter, and other nourishing ingredients. These hydrating hair masks spend more time sinking into and nurturing hair than your average shampoo or conditioner, giving dramatic benefits in a single-use.
So, that being said, let’s talk about home-made hair masks. Say goodbye to all of your biggest hair woes, irritated scalp, dull hair, damage, and dryness and say hello to shiny, lustrous hair. Here’s a list of 15 DIY hair masks for healthier, rejuvenated skin. Enjoy!
1. Avocado, Olive Oil & Honey Hair Mask: Deep Conditioning
Historical evidence shows that as far back as early Egypt people used avocado to prevent hair loss and as a natural moisturizer. Today we still use it for its moisturizing properties; it makes hair shiny and supple and keeps the hair and skin moisturized. And together with the olive oil which provides extra moisture as well as for adding some luster and shine. Honey is a great hair moisturizer. It smooths out the hair follicles, adding shine to dull hair, as well as moisturizes dry strands. By moisturizing and locking in shine, honey can help restore the natural luster of your hair.
2. Coconut Oil & Honey Hair Mask: Healthy Scalp, Shiny Hair and Dandruff Control
The vitamins and fatty acids in coconut oil help nourish your scalp and penetrate the cuticle of the hair. The vitamins and essential fatty acids also helps to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles, which speeds up growth. If your hair is feeling a little dry or damaged, coconut oil is a good pre-shampoo treatment to prevent shampoos from stripping all the oils from your hair. Coconut oil is a natural SPF and will protect your hair and skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
Due to its many therapeutic properties, using honey in a hair mask may help moisturize your hair and scalp, reduce frizz, restore shine, and reduce hair breakage.
3. Banana & Honey Hair Mask: Smooth, SIlky Hair
We are already familiar with honey and it’s immense benefits for your hair. But, did you know that bananas can give your hair a boost in texture, thickness, and shine? Bananas contain silica, a mineral element that helps your body to synthesize collagen and may make your hair stronger and thicker. Bananas also have antimicrobial properties that can heal flaky and dry scalp, relieving dandruff symptoms. Banana has become a popular ingredient in homemade hair masks meant to condition and soften your hair.
4. Yogurt & Honey Hair Mask: Natural Conditioner and Hair Growth
Yogurt as an ingredient in a hair mask serves as a deep conditioner. Proponents of yogurt-based hair masks suggest that the protein in yogurt promotes strong and healthy hair. They also believe that the lactic acid in yogurt cleanses the scalp, clears away dead skin cells, and helps hair follicle growth. Mixed together with honey, you’ll have a natural hair mask full of nutrients that will help your hair to grow, preventing breakage, restoring moisture and shine.
5. Aloe Vera & Papaya Hair Mask: Extreme Hair Growth
The folic acid that papaya contains, as well as Vitamins C both improve circulation throughout the body, including the scalp. The scalp is fed the nutrients and minerals that are needed to produce healthy hair growth and stimulate the sebaceous glands. The sebum that is produced nourishes, conditions and protects the scalp, providing a healthy environment for new growth to flourish.
Aloe vera has the incredible ability to increase blood circulation to an area. That’s part of why its healing properties are so unique. When you use aloe vera on your hair and scalp, blood flow to your scalp increases. When your scalp has been cleansed and your hair has been conditioned with aloe vera, you might see that hair breakage and loss slows down.
6. Coffee Hair Mask: Texture and Strength Improvement
The main benefit of caffeine is that it can help promote hair growth straight from the root in the initial phases of hair growth. It does this by targeting a hormone called ‘DHT’, which causes hair loss. DHT can prevent vitamins, proteins, and minerals from helping hair follicles to grow. Caffeine combats this by causing hair cells to produce more ‘ATP’, which is a form of energy that encourages hair to grow. Caffeine is known to help increase blood circulation to the scalp which promotes healthy hair follicles. When you’re massaging hair products directly to the scalp you’re aiding blood circulation to the scalp and stimulating the roots. Stimulated hair follicles will grow faster, healthier, and stronger.
7. Strawberries & Mayo Hair Mask: Silky soft, Hydrated and Shiny Hair
Mayonnaise is actually one of the most used home ingredients for a hair mask. This is because mayo can help hydrated dry hair and add tons of shine to otherwise dull, lackluster hair. Mayo is made out of olive oil and egg yolks, which are both ingredients that are extremely moisturizing for dry hair.
Packed with Vitamin C, strawberries are extremely beneficial for your hair. They’re not only helpful in nourishing your hair but also, have the ability to get rid of any excess oil buildup from your scalp. Magnesium, omega 3 fatty acids, and copper present in strawberries are all essential for healthy hair.
8. Almond Oil Hair Mask: Powerful Antioxidant for Silky Hair
Almonds have been valued in many ancient cultures for their healing and health properties, including high levels of protein, omega-9 fatty acids, and vitamin E. These properties suggest that almond oil can improve the shine and strength of your hair. Rubbing a small amount of almond oil directly on your scalp increases blood flow to the area and introduces powerful antioxidants to the skin on your head.
9. Shea Butter Hair Mask: Hair Growth
Shea butter is also very moisturizing for the hair and scalp. People with curly and coarse hair textures benefit from using shea butter as a sealant to keep moisture in their hair and increase softness. Filled with Vitamins A and E along with essential fatty acids, shea butter has both emollient and healing properties for the skin. Some of these ingredients, such as the high content of fatty acids in shea butter, are also thought to help add moisture to your hair. Shea butter’s anti-inflammatory properties might also help reduce redness and scalp irritation by providing healing effects without clogging the pores.
10. Beer & Strawberries Hair Mask: Lighter & Shinier Hair
The malt and hops found in your beer are loaded with protein, which nourishes and strengthens hair. The nutrients found in beer can even help repair dried out damaged hair to its former lusciousness. The protein binds to hair dehydrated from blow-drying, straightening, and harsh weather, and restores strength and body to it. Plus, the alcohol in the beer contains B vitamins that load up your hair with shine.
11. Egg Hair Mask: Hair Growth, Thickness, Hair Fall & Dryness
Egg yolk is rich in the vitamins that may make hair more resistant to damage. The yolk may be especially useful to moisturize hair that appears dry. Applying egg yolk topically to your scalp can infuse the root of your hair with vitamins. This means that the new hair will grow out stronger and be less prone to breakage and shedding. When your hair doesn’t fall out as much, it becomes fuller. It can even seem like it’s growing in faster.
12. Coconut Milk Hair Mask: Hair Thickening
Because of its excellent moisturizing properties, coconut milk can be used as a scalp tonic for dry, itchy, and irritated scalp. Coconut milk contains all the essential nutrients required for healthy hair, boosting your hair follicles, and promoting hair growth. Coconut oil has been noted for making the hair cuticle stronger so that harmful substances and water won’t lead to breakage as easily.
13. Apple Cider Vinegar & Lemon Hair Mask: Hydrate, Restore & Detox
Adding apple cider vinegar to your hair care routine will help keep your scalp healthy by warding off bacteria and keeping a balanced pH level. This will stimulate hair growth. Apple cider vinegar gently exfoliates the scalp which in turn will promote hair growth and healthier hair.
Lemons contain many other nutrients that strengthen the hair follicles and encourage new hair growth. Naturally acidic, lemon juice can deeply cleanse the scalp and hair follicles, restore healthy pH levels, and remove the build-up of products, oils, and pollutants.
14. Mango Hair Mask: Natural Sheen & Anti-Dandruff
Mango is high in vitamin C, which promotes healthy hair and skin. Additionally, mango is a good source of vitamin A, which encourages hair growth and the production of sebum — a liquid that helps moisturize your scalp to keep your hair healthy. Aside from vitamins A and C, mango is high in polyphenols, which function as antioxidants. These antioxidants help protect hair follicles against damage from oxidative stress.
15. Hibiscus Hair Mask: Nourished, Shiny & Strong Hair
Did you know that besides making your garden look lovely, the brightly colored blooms of hibiscus can do some amazing things for your hair? Hibiscus flowers can promote the growth of thicker and stronger hair. Not just that, the powder made from sun-dried flowers can also prevent split ends, control dandruff, and reduce hair fall to a great extent.
What do you think about these DIY hair treatment recipes? Did you find something for your hair? Leave a comment below!