6 DIY Hair Masks For Damaged Hair

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DIY hair masks for damaged, frizzy hair. They are deep conditioning, heal split ends , moisturizing, and will repair your hair.

 

Our hair require a lot of care and attention.  We have to wash it, condition, blow dry it, style, straighten or curl it, apply mouse, hair spray, gel and so on and so forth.

A lot of us also are not too happy with our hair: we find our hair to be too dry or too oily.  When we have curly hair, we would do anything to straighten it.  And those with straight hair spend so much time and so many products to achieve beautiful curls.

In any event, I think you would agree that we expose our locks to a huge variety of products and dangerous chemicals.

Curling irons or wands, hair iron and hair dryer all contribute to the damage.

In addition our hair is exposed to sun; wind, cold, environmental pollution, car smog and so on.

No wonder, it takes so much effort sometimes to have healthy looking shiny hair.

So, we all need some sort of hair treatment to care for our beautiful locks.  There are many good masks on the market.

However, commercial products could be expensive.  And let’s be honest, they also contain chemicals and preservatives that could be harmful for our hair. 

We can always seek help in the kitchen and make our own natural hair masks from simple, but yet very effective ingredients.

In this post tried to cover most common hair problems and solutions to them with a help of DIY hair masks.

 

yogurt hair mask

 

How to make natural hair masks?

When preparing any homemade products, always use organic products.  This way you will be able to minimize and even avoid harmful chemicals and pesticides.

Don’t be afraid to be creative: you do not really have to follow any recipe word by word.  If you do not have an ingredient, do not worry about it.  Your mask will turn out good and helpful regardless if you skipped something in a recipe.

The above also works other way around: do not hesitate to add any ingredient that you love even if it is not in the original recipe.

Most masks contain fresh products that should be kept in the fridge.  That means that shelf mask of most homemade hair masks is very short.  You should be keeping your masks in the refrigerator for more prolonged use.

 

hair mask for frizzy hair, hair mask at home

 

How to use homemade hair masks

  • Wash your hair with shampoo and towel dry.
  • Apply mask along hair length avoiding roots (unless you are using specific mask for roots).
  • Once mask is applied, cover your hair with a plastic bag and then cover with something warm like a towel, shirt or light sweater.  Basically you are making a warm turban (you can always buy special cap for this.  However, if you do not want to spend extra money, just use this homemade “sauna turban”. 
  • You need to create heat to your hair mask for couple of reasons a) to activate ingredients in your mask, because they works better with mild heat; and b) heat will make penetration of all mask ingredients better and stronger to your hair.
  • Apply mask for 15-30 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm water.   

1.   Repairing Mask for Damaged Hair with Banana, Honey and Olive oil

This hair  mask at home is a true rescue for damaged hair.  Banana will infuse hair with much needed mineral and vitamins. Honey has healing properties.  It is also a very strong anti-bacterial agent, so it will be able to remove any harmful bacteria.  Olive oil will provide moisture and nourishment to hair.

This mask will repair split ends, reduce hair frizz and dryness making hair look shiny and smooth.

 

Ingredients:

1 large banana

1 tablespoon of raw honey

1 tablespoon of olive oil

5 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)

 

Method:

  • In a blender combine all ingredients: peeled banana, honey and olive oil
  • Blend until you get smooth mixture
  • If you are using essential oil, add it to the mixture
  • Apply mask to your hair and create a “sauna turban” as described above
  • Wait for 20-30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water

hair mask for dry hair

 

2.   Deep Conditioning Hair Mask for Frizzy Hair with Coconut Milk and Egg

Egg yolk and yogurt will provide your hair with protein.  Protein makes hair stronger and resistant.  Coconut milk will boost moisture to dry, chemically treated hair.  Olive oil will restore hydration and provide nutrition.

This is one of few masks that is excellent for your scalp skin as well.  First, apply this mask with a brush to your scalp and then pour over the hair.

You will be pleasantly surprised how smooth, silky and healthy your hair will feel after this amazing yogurt hair mask.  This mask also fixes frizzy hair.

 

Ingredients:

1 egg yolk

1 cup of coconut milk

1 tablespoon of olive oil

2 tablespoons of yogurt

1 table spoon of honey

 

Method:

  1. Wisk egg yolk in a bowl
  2. Add coconut milk, olive oil, yogurt and honey.  Mix all ingredients very well.
  3. Apply mask to your scalp and then carefully apply to the rest of the hair.
  4. Pay attention to hair ends
  5. Make a “sauna turban” and leave mask on for 30 min
  6. Wash off with warm water

3.   Homemade Mask for Hair Growth with Matcha Tea Powder

Matcha tea powder promotes regeneration and fast growth of cells, so it is believed that applying matcha tea could stimulate hair growth.

Honey also promotes cells regeneration.

Rum also stimulates cells growth and can neutralize egg smell for those who are very sensitive to that egg “aroma”.

 

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of matcha green tea powder

1 tablespoon of rum

1 egg yolk

 

Method:

  1. Wisk egg yolk
  2. Add all ingredients and mix well together
  3. Apply mask to hair roots with a special brush. Apply to roots only
  4. Apply “sauna turban”
  5. Leave for 30 minutes and wash off with warm water
  6. Do this mask 2-3 times a week for better results

hair mask for oily hair

 

4.   Hair Growth Mask with Cayenne Pepper

This mask is quite strong and might be unpleasant for some people, however, I find it is to be fine on my hair. 

Cayenne pepper increases blood circulation.  This way blood with all nutrients and oxygen rashes to hair follicles and activates them.  In return, hair starts growing faster and stronger.

If you find that proposed proportions of ingredients make your scalp “on fire”, you can reduce amount of cayenne pepper or use medium strength pepper.

 

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon of hot cayenne pepper powder

3 tablespoons of olive oil

 

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients
  2. Apply to hair roots
  3. Apply “sauna turban”
  4. Wait for 15-20 min and wash off with warm water

 

5.   DIY Hair Mask that Restores Hair Shine and pH Balance

When we shampoo our hair often we can unbalance pH levels in our skin and hair.  That contributes to dull, unhealthy looking hair that lack shine and moisture.

Apple cider vinegar is a famous ingredient that is able to restore pH balance and restore shine in unhealthy hair.

 

Ingredients:

½ cup of apple cider vinegar

1 table spoon of fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon of honey

 

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Apply mask to washed towel dried hair
  3. Apply “sauna turban” and wait for 15 minutes
  4. Wash off with warm water
  5. You can do this mask 2 times a week

homemade hair mask

 

6.   Hair Mask for Dry Hair with Avocado and Honey

Avocado is full of vitamins and amino acids with moisturize and rejuvenate your hair and scalp.  Avocado also promotes hair growth and hair strength.  Your hair will enjoy this avocado, egg and honey hair mask.

 

Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado, peeled, pit removed

1 tablespoon of raw honey

1 raw egg yolk

 

Method:

  1. Mash avocado with a fork into paste
  2. Add honey and egg yolk, mix well
  3. Apply to your hair
  4. Apply “sauna turban”
  5. Wait for 30 minutes
  6. Wash off with warm water

These are some of good hair masks that will help you to transform your hair.  They will help you to restore dull unhealthy looking hair to shiny and flowing one.  Try them today, as you can see they are not so hard to make and probably most of ingredients you already have in your fridge.

If you liked our tips, please, let us know in the comments.

If you have your own hair mask that you use and find amazing for your hair, please, share too.  I personally would love to try it.

 

 

Stay beautiful!!!!!

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