Homemade hair masks can help to repair damage caused by heat, excessive styling, and chemicals in commercial hair care products. Ingredients found in your kitchen cupboard can be used to make nourishing and moisturizing hair treatments. Here are four homemade hair masks for damaged hair.
Yogurt and Honey Mask
Honey is one of the best ingredients for giving your hair extra shine, while yogurt acts as a moisturizer to help soften your hair. Yogurt is also a natural treatment for dandruff and fungal infections of the scalp. Mix two teaspoons of honey with one cup of yogurt and apply to damp hair. If you have dandruff, massage the mixture into your scalp. Cover your hair with a shower cap or wrap in a towel, then leave on for up to 20 minutes. Rinse the mask out and style your hair as usual.
Indian Healing Clay Mask
Bentonite clay will draw out toxins and built up hair products out of your hair. After you rinse off the mask your hair will be squeaky clean but it doesn’t strip your hair of any moisture. Our healing clay includes all the nutritional components that are vital for strong and shinier hair – including protein, calcium, sulfur, and iron. Some additional benefits are that it will alleviate any scalp issues, help keep frizz and flyaways under control, and is especially beneficial for kinky curly hair (it will help define your curls).
What you need:
- 1 cup of brewed herbal tea or hot water
- ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
- ¾ cup of La Lune Naturals Indian Healing Clay
- A few drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)
How to make:
- Brew herbal tea and let it cool before using
- Pour tea and apple cider vinegar in a non-metal bowl
- Slowly start adding the clay to the mixture and whisk as you do it
- Keeping whisking until the consistency is smooth
- Add essential oils (optional)
- Put in an airtight container (you may store mixture in the shower for about a week)
1. Wet hair
- Massage a handful of the clay mixture into your hair (start at your roots and work down)
- Continue until your entire head is covered
- Leave on for 5-20 minutes
- Rinse out with warm water
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Avocado, Egg and Olive Oil
Avocado is packed with antioxidants and oils that nourish your hair. Egg and olive oil have both been used for centuries to cleanse, moisturize and protect the hair. Mash an avocado with a fork, then mix with one egg yolk and a teaspoon of olive oil. This mask will be thick and slippery, so you will need to use a shower cap or wrap a plastic carrier bag around your hair. Leave on for up to an hour, then rinse out with cold or tepid water. Avoid hot water, as this could cause the egg to set in your hair.
Coconut oil is a natural conditioner that can be used on its own or in combination with other oils, such as olive oil, argan oil, and avocado oil. Coconut oil helps to hydrate the hair follicles and moisturize the scalp. Coconut oil also contains antifungal properties, making it ideal for treating fungal infections of the scalp. Warm a small amount of coconut oil in the palm of your hand, then use your fingertips to massage the oil firmly into your scalp. Gently pull the oil through your hair, all the way down to the ends. Coconut oil can be left in overnight, but remember to place a towel or old t-shirt on your pillow to prevent grease stains. Wash the oil out with your regular shampoo.
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Homemade hair masks are great for helping to repair damaged hair. Unlike many store-bought products, they contain only natural ingredients and are usually cheap to make. Some masks may leave a residue after rinsing out, but this can usually be removed by rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar.