Most of us put our hair through a lot of stress, whether its by dyeing them for the aesthetics or by applying heat to achieve flawless curls. In addition, the weather and the pollution adds onto the damage; thereby sucking out all the moisture and natural oils.
Hair masks are meant to bring back the much needed love and nourishment your locks are dying for (both literally and figuratively).
They hydrate your hair by sinking into the roots and nurturing your hair more than your average conditioner.
Understandably, the masks sold in those fancy stores can prove to be quite expensive, thus denying most of us a healthy head of hair.
Precisely why we’re providing you with 3 very easy recipes for creating your own hair masks, using ingredients that might be lying around your house.
1. Citrus power
Make this easy mask combining 1 cup of yogurt, 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar/normal vinegar, 1 tbsp of honey and the juice of one lemon. The yogurt acts as a natural conditioner while the honey helps add back that natural shine.
2. Help it hyderate
Taking one cup of coconut oil, 1/4 cup of olive oil and rosemary essential oil will create an extremely hydrating hair mask; ready to bring back your dull and tired hair to life. The coconut and olive oil penetrates the hair for added moisture and shine and rosemary essential oil thickens the hair (while adding that fresh musky fragrance).
3. Back to the basics
This is a classic home remedy using only two ingredients — eggs and mayonnaise. Mix in 5 tbsp of mayonnaise and two raw eggs and voila.
Eggs are rich in protein and thus help thicken and strengthen the hair while the mayo contains many of the properties found in store-bought hair masks, specifically the oils that deeply moisturise, making it ideal for dry or chemically processed hair.
Make sure you wash your hair before (with lukewarm water as it helps open up the cuticles) applying the mask.
Start from your scalp, making your way downwards applying it evenly and let the mask sit for about 10-12 minutes before rinsing with water. It is recommended to use a mask once every week for optimal results.
So there you have it, three easy and effective hair mask recipes. Hopefully making and using these masks will help restore your hair back to their glory days!
Do let us know in the comments what you thought of these and don’t forget to share your own homemade recipes for your fellow sisters!