The summer season can be hard on the hair. All those UV rays, wind, chlorine, and pollution can attack your hair leaving it feeling and looking parched. The winter season can even be harder on your locks. Luckily, there are a few amazing homemade hair masks that you can make at home and revive your hair’s beauty in a jiff. While it’s easier to buy a high quality hair mask, why spend money if you can create your own hair mask using basic ingredients? Without further ado, here are 10 easy-to-make hair masks to help you get those perfect locks.
1. AVOCADO MASK
Avocado is used in numerous beauty treatments and it’s an excellent ingredient for your homemade hair mask. An avocado mask is perfect for dry, dull hair. It helps to make your hair soft, smooth, hydrated and thick. Blend a small, ripe avocado with about 1/2 cup of milk and one tablespoon of olive oil or almond oil. Apply the mixture to your scalp and rinse off after 15 minutes.
2. EGG MASK
Egg mask is a refreshing and moisturizing hair mask that is quick and easy to make. Just beat an egg yolk with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, a cup of milk and a squeeze of lemon juice, apply to your scalp and hair and rinse off with cold water after 15-20 minutes. Eggs are high in protein that helps nourish the roots, potium that heals damaged hair, vitamin A that helps reduce breakage, and vitamin B12 that promotes the growth of new hair.
3. YOGURT MASK
If your hair is suffering from styling product buildup or it’s just dull from pollution, try to use yogurt mask to make it shiny again. Mage 1/2 cup (or more if you have long hair) of plain yogurt into slightly damp hair, leave for 15-20 minutes and rinse off. Then shampoo normally and enjoy a beautiful hair. If you don’t have yogurt, you can use sour cream.
4. BANANA MASK
Banana is rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, and potium, which help regulate your scalp’s oil production and keep your scalp healthy. Blend 2 ripe bananas with a tablespoon each of coconut oil, olive oil and honey. Apply to your hair, leave for 5 minutes, and rinse off with warm or cold water. Your hair will look shiny and soft in no time!
5. COCONUT OIL MASK
Coconut oil mask is perfect for dry and damaged hair. Take 2 parts of coconut oil and add to one part of olive oil. Apply to your hair and leave it in a shower cap for as long as you want. Then shampoo normally and rinse properly. You can also add a few drops of raw honey to your mask if you have a lot of split ends. Use the mask twice a month.
6. STRAWBERRY MASK
If you have a problem scalp or oily hair, a strawberry hair mask is a must-try mask. The vitamin C in this mask helps regulate your scalp’s pH balance and oil production, making your hair healthier. Mix a handful of strawberries with a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply to your hair and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cold or warm water to reveal shiny, healthy hair.
7. OATMEAL MASK
Use oatmeal mask regularly if you have dandruff, itchy scalp, and other scalp problems. The great news is that oatmeal hair mask is quick and easy to make. Just mix a tablespoon of oats with a tablespoon fresh milk and a tablespoon of almond oil or olive oil. Apply to dry hair and leave for about 20-25 minutes before you shampoo.
8. HONEY AND OLIVE OIL MASK
Using raw honey as a hair mask is great, but it’s extremely difficult to rinse it off. Olive oil makes the process easier by loosening the honey. Moreover, olive oil is good for damaged hair. Depending on your hair length, combine a 1/2 cup honey and 1 to 2 tbsp olive oil and apply the mixture to your damp hair. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off with warm and then cold water for a shinier hair. Use the mask every other week.
9. BAKING SODA MASK
Baking soda is well-known for its beauty benefits. Baking soda doesn’t repair damaged hair, but it helps to get healthy, shiny and polished hair in a matter of 15 minutes. Mix 1 tbsp baking soda and water to create a thick paste. Apply to your damp hair. Rinse it off after 10-15 minutes. Don’t use this mask more than once a month, otherwise you can damage your hair.
10. LEMON JUICE AND OLIVE OIL MASK
Photo: pinterest.com Lemon juice boasts fantastic benefits. When combined with healthy ingredients, lemon juice can work miracles. Olive oil is the perfect ingredient to mix with lemon juice. Combine 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2 tbsp water and 2 tbsp olive oil. Mage into damp hair and rinse it off after 20 minutes. Use this mask once a month.