Creating your own organic and all natural homemade mask can help improve the hair and scalp health. It’s incredibly easy and light on the pocket. You can even find most of the ingredients right in your kitchen.
We need to keep our scalp and hair cared for to keep it healthy. Leaving it vulnerable to harmful chemicals, temperature and pollution can cause the hair to grow dry and brittle hair. DIY hair masks can help give back the moisture in the hair, especially for people that apply heat on the hair every day. These DIY hair mask recipes can help give you smooth and bouncy hair.
Let’s discuss some of these DIY hair masks and give them a try!
Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Hair Mask
This hair mask is perfect for oily hair, it can strip off excess oil from the hair and scalp. This will improve the hair’s health while making it soft. The apple cider vinegar will remove buildup of excess oil, styling products and conditioner. This will also help kill the bacteria on the scalp and hair. Apple cider vinegar and lemon will also balance the hair’s pH level while removing dandruff. Grate a whole peel of lemon and add it to a one fourth cup of apple cider vinegar. Mix the ingredients together and allow it to set for about 10 minutes. Take the hair mask and massage it on the scalp. Comb it through your hair to spread it evenly. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and rinse with a mild shampoo and cold water.
Egg Hair Mask
Eggs are a well-known ingredient went it comes to DIY mask. Eggs are packed with vitamins and nutrients that can enhance the hair’s appearance. Eggs contain protein, iron, vitamin A, B and D. The contents of eggs are incredibly beneficial to the hair. Eggs contain high amounts of protein, this protein can help encourage hair growth and nourish hair roots. Hair breakage is stopped by Vitamin A. Vitamin D, on the other hand helps with hair loss and receding hairlines. There are so many hair benefits in eggs. This mask is great for any hair type. This may seem disgusting, but the end result will be worth it. Mix a cup of milk, two tablespoons of lemon juice, two tablespoons of olive oil and an egg together. This recipe was designed for short to medium length hair. Just adjust the recipe to your hair length. After mixing the ingredients together, massage it into the scalp and comb it through the ends. Place your hair in a shower cap to prevent an unwanted mess, Let this mixture rest for 15 minutes. Rinse the mixture with a mild shampoo. If your hair tends to be oily, use the whites of the eggs only. If your hair tends to be dry, use the egg yolk.
Strawberry Hair Mask
Strawberries are delicious and smells amazing! You can use strawberries to create a hair mask for oily hair. Strawberries are filled with vitamin C, this will help control the production of sebum or oil on the scalp. This hair mask is gentle on the scalp, making it perfect for people with sensitive skin. Strawberries can help balance out the pH level of the scalp removing dandruff. Using this mask will create glossy and shiny hair. Take a handful of strawberries, a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of coconut oil. Place all the ingredients in the blender. Blend it until it turns creamy. Slightly damp the hair and apply the mixture evenly. Massage it on the scalp and let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your hair with warm water and use a mild shampoo.
Banana, Honey and Almond Hair Mask
This hair mask is perfect for dry scalp. Banana, honey and almonds contain moisturizing ingredients that can hydrate the scalp and prevent brittle hair. Bananas can help remove the irritation from itchy scalp and smooth out frizzy hair. Take a ripe banana, cut it in half, add a few drops of almond oil and mix in two tablespoons of honey. Create a creamy hair mask with the ingredients and massage on the scalp. Spread the mixture to the ends of the hair. Clip your hair away or place it on a shower cap. Let it sit for 20 to 25 minutes, rinse with cold water.
Before using any of these DIY hair mask, make sure that you have no allergies to the ingredients. Perform a patch test before applying all over your hair or scalp. Take a small amount of the hair mask and apply it in the back of your ear. The skin on this part is the most sensitive, so applying here will show faster symptoms. When you experience irritation don’t use the DIY hair mask.