No matter what your natural hairstyle is – whether curly, wavy or straight, long or short, we imagine you long for a hair that is healthy and lustrous.
Unfortunately, we put our hair through terrible things! We use too much heat, we bleach and color, we expose it to sun, chlorine and pollution. And we end up with hair that is dry, dull and damaged.
But we’ve got the low-down on how to repair that damage. Here are 7 hair masks you can make at home using all natural ingredients, each of which will help to hydrate and smooth the cuticle, returning the natural luster to your tresses…
Mayonnaise has several ingredients that are good for the hair, specifically egg and oil.
Simply scoop it out and slather it onto your hair – apply it to the ends of your hair, but avoid getting it on the scalp. Pile your hair on top of your head, and then put a shower cap on (you can also wrap your head in plastic wrap). Rinse it out with warm water after 30 minutes, then wash and condition like you normally would.
Repairing your damaged hair doesn’t get much easier than this! Egg is full of fat and proteins, both of which help to heal and moisturize. The egg white – or ‘albumin’ – has enzymes which can kill bacteria in your hair and on your scalp.
Simply crack two eggs into a bowl and beat them together with 2 tbsp. of water. Hair should be clean before applying the egg. Massage the “scrambled eggs” into your hair, and leave it for 15 minutes before washing out.
Milk And Honey
Mix one-half cup of milk with a tablespoon of honey (a natural moisturizer). Massage it into your hair, and wash it out after 15 minutes, using a mild shampoo.
Bananas And Honey
Bananas are another natural moisturizer; combined with honey, you’ve got a power hair-healing combo.
Put one banana, one egg, and one tablespoon each of milk, olive oil and honey into a bowl. Mash up the banana until all the ingredients are well mixed. Spread it onto your hair until it’s completely covered; you might want to wrap it or put on a shower cap to prevent dripping. You can leave it on up to 30 minutes before washing it out using a mild shampoo.
Avocado And Olive Oil
Avocados aren’t just a super food – they’re a super moisturizer too!
Mash an avocado together with a teaspoon or so of olive oil. Separate your hair into 4 sections (2 down, 2 up). Starting with the bottom two sections, use a pastry brush to apply the mixture to each section.
Make sure all your hair is coated, then cover it with a shower cap or wrap. Use a gentle shampoo to wash it out after 30 minutes, then condition as normal.
Take a large chuck of coconut cream and soften in your hands. Massage it into your hair, then wrap your head with a towel, leaving it to absorb for an hour. Wash out as normal.
Olive Oil And Egg
Break 2 eggs into a bowl and mix in 5 tablespoons of olive oil (you can use the cheaper kind). Massage the mixture into your hair, and then put on a shower cap or plastic wrap. After 30 minutes, you can shampoo it out, rinsing well with warm water.