All of us women, without exception, wish to have long, luscious, shiny hair. We buy the best shampoos, conditioners and various other products to give our hair the best kind of nourishment it needs. But all of these products are going to be fruitless if you do not include a nourishing hair mask in your hair care routine. This is because blow dryers, flat irons, hair colour treatments, stress and pollution are some of the main reasons why your hair health decreases and it starts looking dull and boring. This is why a normal shampoo and conditioner routine doesn’t quite cut it and you need more.

Hair masks are made of potent ingredients that come with a truckload of hair benefits that can make your hair better in as little as 20 minutes. Hair masks are power conditioners that soften, hydrate, and prompt a boost in hair growth, shine, and even fight off infections. To help you reap all the benefits that hair masks have to offer, we decided to turn to Mother Nature! Here is listing some natural hair masks that will do your hair ample good.

To help you put your best hair forward, we have for you some amazing DIY hair masks, no matter your hair type. To make these hair masks, you don’t need to look beyond your kitchen shelves and they can be made in a few minutes too. These hair masks will help you nourish, protect, and moisturise your hair and will do all that naturally.

Read on to find out what they are...

 

Coconut oil and honey hair mask

Coconut oil and honey hair mask

If your hair is feeling particularly dry and damaged of late, this coconut and honey hair mask is the ideal repairing mask you need. Using coconut oil for hair keeps them moist and soft. The moisture-retaining properties of this oil prevents hair breakage and keeps them intensely hydrated. The fatty acids of coconut oil penetrate the scalp more deeply to keep them soft and shiny. Honey is a natural humectant and helps to retain moisture. This means that it sucks moisture into the hair and prevents it from escaping. This property of honey is particularly useful for people with dry hair and those that need an extra boost of moisture and hydration. Also being an emollient, honey smoothens and softens hair, and brings back any lost sheen and shine to your hair.

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

 

How to use:

  • Step 1: Mix the coconut oil and honey in a mixing bowl.
  • Step 2: heat up this mixture until they melt into a smooth liquid texture.
  • Step 3: Apply this mixture to your hair, starting from the roots and going all the way down to the tips. Cover your hair with a shower cap.
  • Step 4: Let this hair mask sit on your hair for about 20 minutes.
  • Step 5: Rinse as usual using a mild shampoo and conditioner.

 

Egg and lemon hair mask

Egg and lemon hair mask

This egg and lemon hair mask is an amazing concoction for people with oily hair. Being a rich source of vitamins A, D, and E, proteins and fatty acids, eggs are an amazing way to help your hair look lustrous and shiny. The extra dose of protein from the eggs is going to leave your hair healthy and restored. Lemon has oil and grease absorbing properties and is super useful for people with an oily scalp. Being a rich source of vitamin C, lemon makes hair stronger and its acidic properties help clean your hair of any dirt and product deposits. Lemon also contains a compound called Limonene, which adds bounce and shine to dull, lifeless hair.

You will need:

  • 1 egg
  • ½ lemon

 

How to use:

  • Step 1: Crack an egg and separate the egg white and the yolk. Be sure to only use the egg white for this hair mask.
  • Step 2: Squeeze one half of a lemon into a mixing bowl.
  • Step 3: Mix the lemon juice and the egg white together until you have a smooth consistency.
  • Step 4: Apply this mixture to damp hair from top to bottom. Tie your hair up in a bun and cover it with a shower cap.
  • Step 5: Let this mask sit for 30-45 minutes and rinse with shampoo and conditioner.    

 

Banana and yogurt hair mask

Banana and yogurt hair mask

This banana and yogurt hair mask is all the ammunition your hair needs to fight frizzy hair.  Bananas have natural conditioning properties that you’re your hair soft and shiny. Chock full of natural oils, potassium, carbohydrates, and vitamins, bananas lock in moisture and eliminate that annoying frizz. Yogurt has high levels of lactic acid, which helps treat dull and damaged hair, so this ingredient is a must. This natural homemade hair mask conditions and nourishes hair from deep within to make them look soft, shiny and frizz-free.

You will need:

  • 1 chopped banana
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey

 

How to use:

  • Step 1: Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and blend them together using a blender until they form a smooth paste.
  • Step 2: Slightly damp your hair and apply the hair mask all over from roots to tips.
  • Step 3: Tie your hair up in a bun and cover with a shower cap. Leave the mask on for about 30 minutes. 
  • Step 4: Rinse with your regular shampoo and conditioner.

 

Coconut oil, avocado and honey hair mask

Coconut oil, avocado and honey hair mask

If you’re looking for a hair mask to help you treat damaged hair, then coconut oil, avocado and honey are the ingredients the mask needs. We have already spoken about the benefits of coconut oil and honey for your hair, but avocados are not far behind. Avocados are full of 20 different vitamins and minerals including potassium, folate (which repairs damaged cells), vitamins C and E (which both promote hair growth).  Avocados add shine, moisturise, provide your hair with essential vitamins and proteins, and even help protect your hair against heat and everyday wear.

You will need:

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

 

How to use:

  • Step 1: In a mixing bowl, mash the avocado
  • Step 2: Add eggs, honey, and oil to the avocado mash and mix well.
  • Step 3: Apply this hair mask to your hair, from roots to tip
  • Step 4: Let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • Step 5: Rinse as usual with a mild shampoo and conditioner

 

Avocado and jojoba oil hair mask

Avocado and jojoba oil hair mask

When it comes to oily hair, you need a hair mask that can help eliminate the grease so that your hair looks less oily. Enter this aloe vera-based mask, which can dissolve the grease in your locks and rejuvenate the strands. This DIY hair mask is filled with astringent, hydrating and antibacterial properties that can dismiss the grease from your hair and give it a good shine!

You will need:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
  • 3-5 drops rosemary essential oil

 

How to use:

Step 1: Blend the avocado, egg and jojoba oil together. Once the mask is ready, add a few drops of rosemary oil to it.

Step 2: Apply the hair mask evenly on your hair and scalp and focus on the ends.

Step 3: Cover your head with a shower cap for 30-60 minutes and after that, rinse well.

 

Aloe vera and honey hair mask

Aloe vera and honey hair mask

When it comes to oily hair, you need a hair mask that can help get rid of the grease so that your hair looks less oily. Enter, this aloe vera based mask, which can dissolve the grease in your locks and rejuvenate the strands. This DIY hair mask is filled with astringent, hydrating and antibacterial properties that can dismiss the grease from your hair and give it a good shine!

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

 

How to use:

Step 1: Combine all three ingredients in a bowl and stir well.

Step 2: Apply the hair mask on your damp hair, and focus more on the scalp.

Step 3: Let the hair mask sit for 15 minutes and rinse it off.

 

Coconut oil and jojoba oil

Coconut oil and jojoba oil

If your frizzy hair is troubling you, then this hair mask of two super oils is for you! This DIY hair mask works as a beautiful leave-in conditioner for frizzy and curly hair. It softens coarse hair and hydrates it well, thus helping you get rid of frizziness. Moreover, since both of these oils are heavy, they give a good definition to your hair.

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil

 

How to use:

Step 1: Mix all the ingredients.

Step 2: Add them to a spray bottle and shake it.

Step 3: After your hair wash, spray it to damp hair and let it dry.

 

FAQs about hair mask

FAQs about hair mask

Q. Do I use conditioner after a hair mask?

A. Usually, after using a hair mask, you do not need to condition your hair. However, if you feel like your hair needs more nourishment, then go for it.

Q. Can you put a hair mask on dry hair overnight?

A. Hair masks are usually applied to damp hair and can be washed out after a few minutes or hours. However, there are certain hair masks you can leave on overnight. Avoid leaving masks that contain protein-rich ingredients overnight, as they can make your hair feel heavy and even result in breakage.

Q. Should I use hair mask before or after shampooing?

A. We recommend using a hair mask after shampooing your hair. The reason behind this is that shampoo cleanses your head of build-up and opens up your pores and hair cuticles, allowing the mask to penetrate deeply.