DIY Homemade Hair Masks
Most people limit their hair care to washing and conditioning. They don't apply any oil or hair mask to keep the strands healthy. Unfortunately, this can take a toll on your hair's health. Modern shampoos strip hair of all moisture and conditioners add only a portion of it back. Many hair care products are also full of chemicals that do more harm than good.
At Hair 2.0, we encourage people to use a hair mask and other such solutions to restore hydration. You don't even need to buy products from the market. You can find all the ingredients required in a pantry. Here are some recipes for DIY hair masks:
- Coconut Oil and Honey
People have been using coconut oil and honey on their hair for hundreds of years. Coconut oil is full of fatty acids that nourish the scalp and moisturize hair strands. It can prevent breakage, which can give your hair more volume. Honey is a natural humectant.
It will lock in the moisture provided by coconut oil and keep your strands healthy. The combination adds a little bit of shine and glow to your hair as well.
- Mix one portion of melted but not hot coconut oil with one portion of honey. The quantity depends on the length and volume of your hair.
- Apply this solution from root to tip carefully. Make sure every strand of hair has a generous coating for the best results.
- Place a shower cap on the hair and let the solution sink in for around 20 to 30 minutes. You don’t need to keep the mask on overnight to see good results.
- Wash your hair thoroughly with a gentle shampoo. Don’t use harsh, clarifying products because they will remove all the moisture you just added.
Your hair will be soft, smooth, and shiny. You can do this once or twice a month for the best results.
- Mild and Honey
Coconut oil is a great solution, but it doesn't always work on fine hair. The oil can be a little too heavy and make your hair look limp. Milk is a suitable replacement for coconut oil because it provides moisture, but is still very light-weight. Here's what you need to do:
- Heat 2 cups of low-fat milk until it is around room temperature. You can use a little more milk if you have long hair.
- Add 2 teaspoons of honey to the solution and stir till it is dissolved well.
- This mixture is too liquid for a mask, so you need to add two teaspoons for flour to thicken it.
- Separate your hair into different sections and carefully apply the mask to each section. Make sure the mixture coats all the strands and saturates them.
- Keep this solution in your hair for around 20 to 30 minutes before washing it with mild shampoo and conditioner.
Your hair will be soft and bouncy after this treatment. While this mask seems messy, it can restore lost luster within a few applications.
- Egg Yolks and Olive Oil
No one likes the idea of putting eggs in their hair, but it is a tried and tested solution. Egg yolks contain nutritious compounds like protein and lecithin, which can straighten the strands. Adding olive oil can help reduce breakage and dryness. Here’s what you need to do:
- Mix the yolks from 2-3 eggs with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. The quantity should be sufficient to cover all your hair, so make sure you have enough.
- Carefully apply this mixture to dry but clean hair. Make sure every strand is coated correctly to get the best results.
- Let the mixture sit for 20 to 30 minutes. You can cover your hair with a shower cap if needed.
- Rinse with lukewarm water until all reduce is gone. You can then wash with a gentle shampoo and conditioner. Most people like to use a fragrant shampoo after this mask.
The combination will help your hair recover from damage and add some much-needed shine to it.
If you’re worried about thinning hair on your head, we at Hair 2.0 recommend our natural keratin fiber solution. Want to know more? Contact our customer care for queries or browse through our website for information on different products.