Rejuvenate your curls
It’s not a secret how beneficial using hair masks can be.
I used only to condition my hair, but once I started utilizing hair masks, my hair is noticeably healthier. The great thing about hair masks is that there are so many different products that are probably sitting on your shelves you can use to make them!
Keep reading to find out what hair mask works best for you.
What are the benefits?
You may be thinking why you should go through all the trouble of hair masks when you can stick with your regular conditioner. Deep conditioners are made to soften your hair whereas masks are made to strengthen it. Here are the benefits of using a hair mask:
It is a natural process. Hair masks are simple to create and put into your hair.
Hair masks increase hair quality. Hair masks can improve the quality of your hair, including the shine and strength of your hair.
The ingredients are simple to find. Like I stated earlier, ingredients used in hair masks are everyday household items.
The ingredients used to make a mask you can find in your kitchen.
The process is quick. The process to make and apply the hair mask should take 3 minutes or less. The masks take a short time to settle into your hair as well.
You save money. Homemade hair masks can save you an expensive trip to the salon or to the store to buy a premade mask. Let’s be real, doing either of the can end up being expensive.
Quality Ingredients. Using a hair mask product that does not rely on harsh chemicals for the desired result is satisfying, and you know you’re not putting anything harsh on your hair.
Making the Mask Is Easy. One mask is relatively easy to make, and there are tons of recipes to try out that are simple and don’t require many ingredients. Some recipes may call for a blender or food processor, though most you can mix by hand. The ingredients needed are usually simple and shouldn’t be a bother to set aside for the recipe.
Now that you have that information, I’m going to jump right into the best homemade hair masks to use on your hair.
Coconut Oil Hair Mask
This mixture is such a simple hair mask to make because the only ingredient you need is coconut oil. Coconut oil does wonders for your hair. The vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in coconut oil nourish the scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles. Coconut oil helps your hair grow longer and thicker.
All you need for this process is about a quarter of a cup of warmed coconut oil. The oil needs to be in its liquid form for it to work best. You then want to apply it to your hair. You can choose to do this if your hair is wet or dry the choice is up to you.
Next, leave it the oil in for at least an hour. Keep in mind that coconut oil stains quickly so you may want to wear old clothes during this process. Also, I recommend that you wear a shower cap while the oil sits to make sure that it stays in place.
Once the hour is up, you want to wash the oil out of your hair, and you are good to go!
Avocado & Egg Yolk Hair Mask
Eggs have a lot of proteins, minerals, and B-complex vitamins that are essential hair nutrients. This nutrient helps to prevent hair loss by strengthening the roots of your hair. Biotin and other B-complex vitamin properties found within eggs help with this especially.
The nutrients also help promote new hair growth, adding volume and thickening your hair. The proteins help strengthen your hair while the fats help condition it which improves hair texture.
Avocado is a natural hair moisturizer. Avocados have a high amount of vitamin B, and vitamin E. Vitamin B is the key to hair growth. And vitamin E helps repair and restore any damage that your hair may have.
Here are the ingredients:
- ½ an avocado
- Two egg yolks
Mix the ingredients well. Then you want to apply it to wet or dry hair and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing and washing hair. You may leave it in longer if you decide, that is up to you. This mask is very simple to create, and I guarantee it will leave your hair feeling moisturized.
Yogurt, Honey and Olive Oil Hair Mask
It may sound weird to put honey in your hair, but it does wonders for your locks. The humectant properties of honey help to regulate and retain moisture in your hair and honey is said to strengthen hair follicles which helps to promote healthy growth.
Natural yogurt is full of protein that can add nourishment to your hair. Yogurt has many vitamins, calcium, antioxidants, and protein. It has moisturizing properties that help maintain greasy or oily hair by washing excess oil from the scalp and hair. And olive oil helps restore moisture and brings strength and shine to your hair.
Although it may seem weird to add honey to your hair because it is sticky, that is what these other ingredients are here to help fix. They help to make the honey less sticky once the products are mixed.
Here is what you need:
- One tsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp honey
- ¼ cup yogurt
Mix the ingredients well. Apply to your damp hair, and allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse and wash your hair, and let it dry as you normally would.
Banana Hair Mask
Bananas are rich in vitamins, potassium, natural oils, and antioxidants. Potassium helps to heal dry and damaged hair. Vitamin A strengthens hair follicles and nourishes dry hair. Vitamin E promotes healthy hair and scalp. And vitamin C regulates hair oil. As you can see, bananas are very beneficial for your hair in many ways.
- One teaspoon coconut oil
- One tablespoon honey
- One teaspoon olive oil
1 to 2 overripe bananas (overripe bananas makes blending the bananas much easier)
You first want to thoroughly blend the bananas smoothly until there are no chunks or bits of banana in it. You then want to add the honey, coconut, and olive oil to this mixture and blend it again. Then put this mixture into your hair and let it settle into your scalp for at least five minutes.
Personally, I recommend at least 15-20 minutes to make sure your hair is receiving all the moisture and nutrients that it can get. Once you have done this, you are all set to wash out your hair.
Strawberry Hair Mask
I was shocked to stumble across a hair mask that includes strawberries. Surprisingly enough, strawberries can be very beneficial to your hair. Strawberries contain a significant amount of vitamin.
This fact is beneficial because it helps to control scalp oil. Strawberries rinse away excess oil build-up from the hair and scalp. They also regulate the natural pH of the scalp. And to top it all off, they leave your hair looking glossy and shiny!
Here is what you will need:
- One handful of fresh strawberries (about seven is enough for medium length hair)
- One tablespoon honey
- One tablespoon coconut oil
You want to put all of these ingredients in a blender and blend until there are no strawberry chunks left. You then want to apply this mixture all throughout your hair. Use a shower cap and let the mixture sit for at least 15-20 minutes. After this time, you can then rinse out your hair, and you are good to go!
More Good Hair Items
Here are a few more items that can advance the quality of your hair that you can make into a hair mask.
Apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar helps to eliminate excess oils and grease from your scalp and hair. It also helps to clear away dandruff.
Milk – milk helps to soften hair
Extra virgin olive oil – olive oil helps to hydrate your hair and acts as a conditioner. The oil works wonders on brittle, dry, and damaged hair.
Green tea – Green tea contains five alpha-reductase which inhibits the properties that help block out DHT. DHT stands for dihydrotestosterone which is a crucial factor that causes hair loss.
What is your go-to homemade hair mask?
I know I only covered a few great hair masks, but there are so others out there. It is incredible how simple foods you eat and things you use can help your hair in many ways. What other items are beneficial and have worked well with your hair?
Also do not be afraid to experiment. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to hair masks you have to figure out what works the best for you.
Share your experiences in the comments down below!