DIY | Hair masks

nedjelja, ožujka 15, 2015

All-natural and organic homemade hair masks nourish the scalp and hair roots. Making a homemade hair mask is not only very cheap but also very easy—all you need are a few simple kitchen ingredients.
My mother always said that hair is like a precious seedling: You must water and nurture it, so it may grow into a healthy, strong tree, full of vitality. With these homemade hair masks, you will do just that. Feed and nourish your scalp and hair with powerful nutrients provided by mother nature to achieve bouncy, lustrous hair.
In this article, we shall explore the most powerful ingredients you can use to create homemade hair masks.

What Are the Roles of the Key Ingredients Used in the Recipes?

Ingredient
Role/Function
Extra virgin olive oil
Hydrates hair and acts as a natural conditioner for the hair. Olive oil has long been used for beauty hair care. Olive oil is brilliant for nourishing brittle, dry, damaged hair, rejuvenating it and giving it a healthy glow.
Milk
Softens hair.
Lemon
A natural astringent, lemon closes the pores in the scalp, thereby getting rid of excess oil in your hair. A word of caution, though: Lemon can visibly lighten hair, so make sure you use it diluted with enough water, in a lemon to water ration of 1:2.
Coconut oil
An excellent conditioner, making hair feel soft and lustrous.
Honey
Moisturizes. Honey is very important in a homemade hair mask, especially if you have dry, dull hair. It has restorative properties that add moisture to lifeless hair, making it glowing and lustrous.
Apple cider vinegar
Eliminates excess oils and grease in the scalp and hair and helps clear away irritating, itchy dandruff.

1.  The Nutrifying Egg Hair Mask


The egg hair mask will soften your hair and add a lustrous shine.
The egg hair mask will soften your hair and add a lustrous shine.
Eggs are packed with numerous nutrients, from vitamins D, B, and A to iron to protein. In fact, the protein found in eggs is of the highest quality you can find in any food. Here is a brief summary of nutrients found in eggs that benefit hair:
  • Protein. Nourishes the hair roots, which encourages growth.
  • Fatty Acids. Give your hair a natural glossy shine.
  • Potassium. Heals dry, damaged hair.
  • Vitamin A. Prevents hair breakage.
  • Vitamin D. Prevents hair loss and balding.
  • Vitamin B12. Promotes hair growth.
  • Calcium. Promotes hair growth and is important for proper absorption of vitamin D.
Now before you make that disgusting 'eww' face, imagine the soft feel and lustrous shine your hair will have after you treat it to calcium, protein, and these other nutrients. Show your hair some love!

How to Make a Homemade Egg Hair Mask

Ingredients:
  • 1 egg (for especially long or thick hair, use 2 eggs)
  • 1 cup milk (for shoulder-length hair, use 1/2 cup)
  • 1 squeeze lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
You will also need a plastic shower cap.
Directions:
  1. First, separate the egg white and yolk depending on your hair type. For oily hair, you will only use egg whites for this recipe; for dry hair, use only the egg yolk. For normal hair, use the whole egg. Place whichever part of the egg you are using in a clean bowl, and dispose of the rest how you will (maybe as part of a tasty omelette).
  2. Beat the egg. For steps 2-4, I recommend mixing the mask by whisking with an egg beater.
  3. Add the milk and olive oil to the gooey egg mixture, and mix well.
  4. Add a squeeze of a lemon to the mixture—this will give your scalp a refreshing feel. Mix well.
  5. Massage the mixture into scalp, working from the roots to the hair ends, and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Cover your hair with a disposable plastic shower cap, as you do not want drops of egg mixture everywhere.
  6. Using lukewarm or cold water, thoroughly rinse the mixture out of your hair, making sure to tackle all areas of your scalp to get rid of egg bits.
  7. Use an organic fruit shampoo for a final cleanse.
Quick Tips:
  1. Make sure to wash your hair very, very, very well, especially if you have really long hair. Do not use hot water to wash your hair—this will cook the eggs in the mask, and you will have cooked egg bits stuck around your hair strands. Use cold water, and rinse out as many times as necessary.
  2. After ridding your hair of the egg mixture, you can lather an amazing strawberry shampoo (or any delicious-smelling shampoo) into your hair, so that all the egg-y smells are gone.
  3. Don't over-squeeze the lemon juice. It may give you a burning sensation on your scalp. Use the ratio 1:2 of lemon juice to egg yolk.
  4. You might want to do an egg homemade hair mask at least once a month. I know, it is a bit icky, but if you are dedicated to making your hair beautiful, it is well worth it.

2. Going Bananas: Homemade Banana Hair Mask


This homemade banana hair mask will nourish dry hair and regulate hair oil.
This homemade banana hair mask will nourish dry hair and regulate hair oil.
Bananas are simply the best fruits one can find year-round. They are incredible beauty fruits, as they are super rich in potassium, vitamins, anti-oxidants, and natural oils. Use a homemade banana hair mask for its amazing moisturizing properties. The moisture boost will strengthen your hair to prevent breakage and split ends, maintain your natural hair elasticity, and make your hair bouncy and healthy. Here are some of the powerful nutrients found in bananas:
  • Potassium. Heals dry, damaged hair.
  • Vitamin A. Strengthens hair follicles and nourishes dry hair.
  • Vitamin E. Promotes healthy hair and scalp.
  • Vitamin C. Regulates hair oil.

How to Make a Homemade Banana Hair Mask

Ingredients:
  • 2 overripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Directions:
  1. Blend the bananas very smoothly, until there are absolutely no chunks or teeny banana pieces. This is not the recipe to be cutting corners—put in the time for the fine blending.
  2. Add the honey and coconut and olive oil to your delicious mixture and blend again.
  3. Slather the smoothie into your hair, and let it settle and sink into your scalp for at least five minutes.
  4. Thoroughly rinse the mixture out with warm water. Afterward, take your time to comb through your hair. You want to make sure you have removed any pieces you may not have blended thoroughly.
  5. Do a final rinse. Because bananas smell delicious, you need not shampoo.
Quick Tips:
  1. Overripe bananas will make blending your bananas much easier. Freezing, then thawing the bananas before use will also make them easier to blend.
  2. Blend the bananas until your smoothie is very fine. If you rush through this step, you'll have a very unpleasant time trying to comb out tiny banana pieces. Good luck with that!

3. Yo Yogurt! Homemade Yogurt Hair Mask


This homemade yogurt hair mask is easy to make and moisturizes hair while reducing excess oil.
This homemade yogurt hair mask is easy to make and moisturizes hair while reducing excess oil.
Yogurt is packed with anti-oxidants, vitamins, calcium, and protein. Yogurt has moisturizing properties that help control oily, greasy hair by washing away excess oil in the scalp and hair. This recipe can also be combined with other kitchen ingredients, such as bananas for more moisturizing hair care or strawberries for extra oil control.

How to Make a Yogurt Homemade Hair Mask

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup of yogurt (or less, depending on your hair volume and length)
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
Directions:
  1. Mix the yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and honey in a bowl.
  2. Apply the mixture to the scalp, working from the roots to the ends of the hair.
  3. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
  4. Wash again with an organic fruit shampoo to get rid of any lingering yogurt smell.
Quick Tips:
  1. Remember only buy probiotic natural yogurt. You can even make yogurt at home! This yogurt contains live natural enzymes, which are a rich source of nutrients. Also, remember it should be plain yogurt, not sweetened or flavored.
  2. You may buy yogurt in paste form if you don't want to deal with a drippy mess, which can be quite disastrous.
  3. Don't add a lot of apple cider vinegar as it can actually give your scalp a burning sensation. Follow this recipe, or, if you want to use the ingredient alone, dilute it in a 1:2 ration of apple vinegar to water.

4. Creamy Homemade Avocado Hair Mask


This creamy homemade avocado hair mask is perfect for restoring bounce to dry, brittle hair.
This creamy homemade avocado hair mask is perfect for restoring bounce to dry, brittle hair.
Avocados have long been used in beauty treatments for their nourishing and hydrating properties. This homemade avocado hair mask is perfect for those with dry hair, as the avocado contains moisturizing properties that revitalize dull, lifeless hair.

How to Make the Creamy Avocado Hair Mask

Ingredients:
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon olive or almond oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
You will also need a plastic shower cap.
Directions:
  1. Blend the avocado chunks until you get a very smooth avocado puree with absolutely no lumps.
  2. Add the milk and your choice of oil, and mix very well.
  3. Apply the mixture to your hair, from the roots to the very ends.
  4. Cover with the plastic shower cap and wait for at least 15 minutes. Now would be an excellent time for a warm, cozy bubble bath.
  5. Rinse well with warm water. Use your fingers to remove all avocado residue while rinsing.
Quick Tips:
  1. Choose a very ripe avocado to mash and blend very finely.
  2. Remember to rinse very thoroughly in order to remove all avocado remains.
  3. Add the milk a little at a time until the avocado mixture reaches a conditioner-like consistency. You may only need to add as little as 1/4 cup. Don't add too much unless you want a drippy hair session.
  4. After the rinse, you can leave without using a conditioner, as avocado acts as a natural hair conditioner.

5. Homemade Sweet Strawberry Hair Mask


This strawberry hair mask smells delicious and works wonder on oily hair.
This strawberry hair mask smells delicious and works wonder on oily hair.
Strawberries are tart fruits, loaded with vitamin C, which makes them perfect for controlling scalp oil. They help rinse away excess oil build-up and are very gentle in doing so. Strawberries also regulate the scalp's natural pH. Use strawberries in your homemade hair mask for glossy, shiny hair!

How to Make a Homemade Strawberry Hair Mask

Ingredients:
  • 1 handful of fresh strawberries (roughly seven for medium-length hair)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Directions:
  1. Blend the ingredients to form a fine puree of sorts.
  2. Apply the mixture evenly throughout damp hair.
  3. Rinse well with warm water. You don't even need organic shampoo, because strawberries have their own mouth-watering delicious smell.
Quick Tip:
You have to use a moisturizing ingredient together with strawberries to prevent your hair from over-drying, as strawberries are mostly used for very oily and greasy hair.
Lastly, remember, the longer you keep the hair masks on, the deeper the nutrients will sink into your scalp, nourishing and energizing the hair roots. The time you keep your hair mask on will also impact how soft your hair will become.
With these vitalizing homemade fresh and fruity hair masks, your hair is bound to become naturally healthy and beautiful!

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2 comments

  1. Prva i druga maska su odlične :)
    Zanima me koliko si dugo čekala da ti stigne ogrlica sa Happiness btq, msm koliko je vremena prošlo od kada su ti se javili da izaberes ogrlicu pa do isporuke. Unaprijed hvala :*

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    1. Hvala ti,
      Ogrlica dođe za nekih mjesec dana od dana pošiljke :)

      Puno pozdrava :*

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