Dry and brittle hair is quite upsetting and those who have this problem are dreaming for beautiful, shiny and healthy mane. With proper care, nothing is impossible and we have some excellent DIY hair mask recipes with natural ingredients which will help you return the strength to your hair.
Most often the reason for bad looking hair is precisely how you care for it. That is why it is necessary to think about what is the reason for the bad condition. Here are some of the possible reasons:
Water quality – tap water is treated with a variety of chemicals including salts and chlorine and even after washing your hair, very thin white coating remains. If you soften the water before using it your hair will be way softer to the touch.
Think of the quality of your shampoos and conditioners. Do you use the right products? Do they contain natural oils? Low quality products make hair drier and in addition, some substances are deposited not only in the hair, but also in the internal organs.
How often do you wash your hair? Most shampoos are designed for daily use and are advertised as safe. The truth is that manufacturers are interested in sales and it is a personal responsibility to invest in high quality products. There is no need to shampoo your hair every day. Three times per week is enough.
The temperature of the water that you use to wash your hair should be 40–45 degrees Celsius (104-113 F). If hot, the sebaceous glands are activated and the hair quickly becomes greasy.
Avoid using hair dryers, irons, curling irons and other items for quick styling.
The look of your hair is affected by the overall condition of the body. Lack of vitamins and vital elements makes it look dry and weak.
DIY hair mask recipes – practical tips and tricks to make your hair healthier
Using natural products to improve the condition and health of your hair is easy, cheap and simple. For example, you can use herbal teas like chamomile, linden or nettle, for rinsing or add a little lemon juice, apple cider vinegar to the water. Rinsing with aloe juice will improve the hair structure and we shall give you some excellent DIY hair mask recipes below. However, before that, we would like to give you some tips for healthy and softer hair.
- Rinse hair with cool water.
- After washing your hair, do not rub it, but blot. In this way it is not damaged.
- If using hairdryer, it is better to use cold blow. Heat is an enemy to hair. Make sure you direct the air stream from the top down.
- In the summer, protect your hair from direct sunlight.
- Change the cotton pillow case to satin or silk. It turns out that cotton creates extra friction for hair.
- Try to limit dyeing. I you have a lot of gray hair, choose a shade as close as possible to your natural color so that the contrast is less noticeable.
- Apply a nourishing mask.
DIY hair mask recipes with natural ingredients
Hair loss is one of the main problems that we face and there is a huge variety of reasons. When suspecting alopecia, it is best if you pay a visit to a specialist. Comprehensive diagnosis identifies the reason for problems and after that medication is prescribed or recommendations for treatment masks are given. If you have no time, you can try DIY hair mask recipes with natural ingredients which stimulate growth and protect against thinning and hair loss.
Homemade mustard mask against hair loss
Mustard hair mask is one of the most effective treatments against hair loss. Mustard has a warming effect and stimulates blood flow to the follicles. In this way hairs gets more oxygen and absorbs nutrients which improves their growth and strengthens the follicle.
1 tbsp. mustard powder
2 tbsp. strong brewed tea
Mix the ingredients in a bowl
Rub the mixture into the scalp and on hair.
Keep the mask for 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water.
Honey hair mask
Honey accelerates growth and effectively restores hair after dyeing. The mask should be applied to clean hair. You can apply this mask 2 times a week.
2-3 tbsp honey at room temperature
1/2 cup of water
Dissolve honey in water at room temperature in order to preserve its beneficial substances.
Apply on the hair and wrap it with a cling film and a towel.
Keep the mask for 1 hour and then rinse with water.
Onion and garlic hair mask
Onion and garlic hair mask is one of the best and most effective ways to stop hair loss. It has a moisturizing effect, improves the structure, accelerates growth, promotes the renewal of the follicles and strengthens the hair.
2 tbsp. onions
2 tbsp. garlic
Process garlic and onion until smooth.
Apply to the scalp, and after an hour, rinse with shampoo.
To remove the smell, rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar.
Onion and honey hair mask
The effective result of the onion and honey mask is especially noticeable on girls with dry scalp. Hair becomes thick and shiny. If you have oily hair, try the same recipe, but skip the vegetable oil.
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Mash the onion or process it in a blender to make a paste.
Add the honey and vegetable oil to the onion.
Add a few drops of rose water.
Stir the mixture and apply to the hair roots.
Leave the mask for 45 minutes, then rinse with running water.
Avocado hair mask
This mask can be applied twice a week. It is very gentle without odor or burning sensation.
half an avocado.
1 tsp honey
Mash the avocado.
Add the honey and stir well.
Rub the mask into the skin and along the entire length of hair.
Hair mask with Burdock oil
Burdock oil is one of the best and most effective hair care products. Burdock oil is effective for hair loss, poor growth, dandruff and split ends. You can use the mask 3 times a week for a month.
2 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 egg yolks
Heat the oil and mix it with honey and lemon juice.
Heat the mixture in a water bath until honey is dissolved.
After the mask has cooled, add 2 egg yolks.
Apply the mask to the roots of the hair with massage movements, and distribute the remaining amount over the entire length of hair.
Wrap your head with plastic wrap and a towel.
Leave for one hour and then rinse with warm water.
Egg and milk hair mask
1 glass of milk
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. olive oil
Beat the egg and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
Apply the mixture on the hair and scalp.
Cover the hair with a hat and wait for 20 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly with cool water.
Banana hair mask
1 tbsp. Olive oil
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tbsp. honey
Mix all ingredients until smooth mixture.
Apply a thick layer and wait for for 5 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.
Yogurt hair mask
1 cup of natural yogurt
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp honey
Mix all ingredients.
Apply the mixture from root to tip of hair.
Hold for 15 minutes and rinse with cool water.
Aloe hair mask
Aloe is a plant traditionally used for preparing masks against hair loss. If you grow aloe at home, you need to grate the leaf and if you haven’t got this plant, you can buy aloe juice bought at a pharmacy. This homemade mask is very easy and cheap. You need to mix aloe with a teaspoon of honey and and rub the mixture into the scalp.
Lemon oil mask
This nourishing mask is ideal for colored hair.
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp castor oil
1 tsp burdock oil.
Mix oils, heat up and add lemon juice.
Apply the warm mixture to your hair and wrap under a towel.
Wash off after 1-2 hours and wash your hair with shampoo.