Your hair’s #1 enemy? Split ends! Split ends occur when the protective outer layer of the hair cuticle wears away, mainly due to external stressors such as heat styling and chemical-infused hair products. Once the internal hair structure gets exposed to these intense stressors, your hair tends to weaken and dehydrate, causing the much-dreaded split ends. Here are some hair masks that will help repair and prevent split ends.
Egg yolk hair mask
Frizzy and rough hair can be treated with eggs, helping you bring back the shine. The egg yolk is rich in proteins which in turn help in strengthening your hair strands, preventing them from developing split ends. To prepare a hair mask, all you need to do is mix 1 egg yolk with two tablespoons each of almond oil, olive oil and honey. Apply and let the mask stay on for 30-45 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
This age-old recipe will help smoothen your hair and free your scalp of any dirt. Coconut oil combats problems such as hair loss, dryness and split ends. All you need to do is massage your hair and scalp with warm coconut oil and let it stay for 1-2 hours before rinsing.
Honey hair mask
Honey strengthens your hair follicles, preventing you from developing split ends. The anti-bacterial properties of honey helps to keep your scalp clean. To prepare a hair mask, all you need to do is mix honey, olive oil, egg yolk and curds and apply it on your strands. Let the mixture stay on for about 20-25 minutes before washing it off.
Banana hair mask
Banana not only acts as a natural conditioner, but also improves the elasticity of your hair, thereby preventing breakage. Prepare a mixture of mashed banana and coconut milk. Apply the mask from the roots to the tips; keep it on for 1-2 hours before rinsing with an herbal shampoo.
Aloe vera hair mask
Infused with proteolytic enzymes that dig out dead cells on the scalp, aloe vera is a true split ends savior! All you need to do is extract the gel out of 2-3 aloe vera stems and apply it to your hair and let it stay for about 30-40 minutes before washing it away.