Natural Homemade Hair Masks for Dry and Damaged Hair
August 18th, 2020 by Diana Ross
Your hair feels like straw after dying it, doesn’t it? Sometimes it seems impossible to make it look less brittle and achieve the flawless look you desperately want. But you are not alone in this! Rarely does a female go through life without having trouble achieving the preferred hair color and look. We all expect our hair to look sleek after trying so many products intended to enhance the quality and appearance of the hair after the dying. The truth is, despite the color, a hair that has been dyed and treated with harsh chemicals will undergo a certain scale of damage and requires reparation.
Apart from dying, our hair is exposed to external influences from the varying weather conditions that also cause damage. Moreover, some of us naturally possess dry hair that is prone to looking brittle and frizzy. And while hair damages are inevitable, whether the hair has been treated or not, there are a lot of natural products that can help repair dry hair.
Why choose natural remedies over artificial products for dry hair? Some natural ingredients have a strong ability to moisturize and repair, which means they will work on enhancing the health and strength of the hair. On the contrary, artificial products give instant improvements, using silicons, while in the long run they do not perform as reapers and healers. Therefore, in order to achieve good looking hair and thus improved appearance, you should start using several ingredients that might already be present in your household. Here we bring DIY hair mask ideas that will help your hair heal and look silky smooth.
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Banana & Honey Mask
This mask is most likely to be tried and tested by anyone as it contains ingredients that we all have at home. Banana and honey, both have strong moisturizing properties and are an excellent combination for repairing dry and brittle hair. The mask can be applied several times during a week depending on the level of damage. Moreover, anytime it’s important for you to have a good hairstyle, put on the mask, leave it on for 15 – 30 minutes, rinse and enjoy the silky smooth hair.
- 1 Banana
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 Egg whisked
- 3 tbsp olive oil
Mix everything in a bowl until you achieve an even mixture. Apply on the whole surface of hair. Wrap your hair around and put on a bathing cap to let the mask penetrate deeply and repair the damages. Rinse after 15-30 minutes and wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
2. Coconut Oil Mask
Natural, unrefined coconut oil has become the ultimate choice for hair and skincare. Due to its great moisturizing and repair properties, coconut oil is used raw to replace creams, lotions and hair care products. Moreover, if you are dealing with dry and brittle hair you should start using coconut oil as a hair mask. It’s easy to prepare one and you can leave it overnight for maximum effects.
- Coconut oil
- 1 egg whisked
- Optional: essential oil
If the coconut oil is in solid form, melt it and combine it with the whisked egg. Mix until its well blended. Let it cool if the coconut oil is still warm. Spray your hair with water and apply the mask on wet hair. You can use a dye brush to spread it evenly. If you are leaving it to stay overnight you can apply it from the scalp to ends. Your scalp will also benefit from moisturization and your hair follicles repair. If you are planning on rinsing short afterward apply from middle to ends to avoid your hair being too oily to style. Wrap your hair in a bathing cap, towel or plastic bag and leave it to stay overnight or up to 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and wash your hair with shampoo.
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3. Mayonnaise and Avocado Mask
The mayonnaise, already containing oil and egg, is itself a combination of two ingredients that have highly moisturizing properties. You can use a store-bought or homemade mayonnaise for this mask, per preference. If you are making your own mayonnaise it’s best to use olive oil. Avocado is also an excellent hair nourisher as it is rich in fat, thus protecting the hair from damage.
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise
- ½ Avocado
Peel the half avocado and mash it with a fork or in a blender. Add the mayonnaise and stir well until evenly mixed. Apply the creamy texture on the whole hair with special attention to the ends if they are split and dry. Leave it on for 30 minutes or more if your hair is highly damaged. Rinse with water and wash with shampoo. There is no need for applying conditioner as the mask will help achieve smooth hair that can easily be brushed and styled.