No girl likes to have dull, dry and extremely damaged hair. Not only does this type of hair look extremely unattractive, but it can also make one feel really underconfident. Apart from being super weak and prone to breakage, damaged hair is frizzy, lacks shine and is really difficult to style and manage. If these seem like hair concerns you are dealing with on a regular basis, then you have come to the right place.
Apart from following an effective hair care routine, complete with products that are specifically meant for your hair type, you might also have to indulge your hair in a bit of TLC. And what better way to pamper damaged hair than with conditioning, repairing and restorative hair masking session, right? But don’t worry, you don't have to go to the salon or indulge in expensive hair spa treatments to repair hair damage, it is very much possible to do this from the comfort of your home using ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen. We really don’t think it gets easier than this!
To help you get started on the journey of achieving the hair of your dreams, here are five quick and simple homemade deep conditioners for damaged hair that every girl needs to try ASAP. From pampering your strands, reducing damage to providing instant moisture, these DIY hair mask recipes are about to change your life. Check ‘em out…
- 1. Coconut oil + banana + avocado
- 2. Milk + honey
- 3. Aloe vera + hair conditioner
- 4. Yogurt + olive oil
- 5. Egg + lemon
1. Coconut oil + banana + avocado
Step 01: Add one avocado, one ripe banana and two tablespoons of coconut oil in a blender jar. Blend it all together until it forms into a thick, smooth paste.
Step 02: Strain this mixture through a cheesecloth to get rid of any chunks and to allow the hair mask to spread more effectively.
Step 03: Apply this mixture all over your hair and scalp. Cover your hair with a disposable shower cap and leave it on for about 30 minutes.
Step 04: Rinse it off with a gentle shampoo and conditioner.
Why this works – Loaded with essential fatty acids and vitamins, coconut oil is a great ingredient to infuse moisture into severely dry and damaged hair. Avocados are brimming with vitamin B, which strengthens hair and prevents breakage by improving elasticity. Bananas on the other hand, are full of potassium and natural oils, and provide deep nourishment to chemically processed and dry strands, as well as prevent split ends and breakage.
2. Milk + honey
Step 01: Heat about a cup of milk in a saucepan until it’s lukewarm.
Step 02: Add a teaspoon of honey into the mixture and gently stir until it completely dissolves into the milk.
Step 03: Apply this mixture all over your hair and scalp, concentrating on the areas that are super dry and frizzy. Let it rest for 20-30 minutes before rinsing it off with some cold water and a gentle shampoo and conditioner.
Why this works: Milk is a rich source of protein that helps in repairing damaged hair and adds some much-needed strength. Additionally, simply rinsing your hair with a bit of milk is enough to add incredible shine and lustre to dull and damaged tresses. Honey, on the other hand, is a natural humectant. This means that it draws moisture from the surrounding air and seals it into your hair and scalp to restore and revive damaged hair. This is a great hair mask for anyone with dull, chemically treated hair in need of some quick revival and repair.
3. Aloe vera + hair conditioner
Step 01: Scoop out about two tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel. You can even use a store-bought one, but ensure that it is 100% natural aloe gel for best results.
Step 02: Mix this aloe gel in about two tablespoons of any silicone-free hair conditioner.
Step 03: Apply this concoction all over your scalp and hair lengths. But if you have an oily scalp, then avoid applying to the scalp, stick to the lengths and ends only.
Step 04: Once applied, comb your hair using a wide-toothed comb to spread the product more easily and get rid of any knots and tangles that usually accompany dry and damaged hair.
Step 05: Leave this deep conditioning hair mask on for about 30 minutes before rinsing it as usual with a gentle shampoo and conditioner.
Why this helps – This two-ingredient homemade hair mask is great for anyone struggling with extremely frizzy hair. Aloe vera is an extremely moisturising ingredient that is loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients, which help hydrate your locks and provide deep nourishment. Additionally, adding natural ingredients to your conditioner is a much simpler and hassle-free way to reduce frizz and make your hair look extremely soft and shiny.
4. Yogurt + olive oil
Step 01: In a mixing jar, take about two tablespoons of unflavoured yogurt and add a teaspoon of olive oil to it. Combine the two together to form a smooth mixture.
Step 02: Apply this mixture all over your hair and scalp and leave it on for about 10 to 20 minutes.
Step 03: Rinse it out with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
Why this helps – Yogurt is a natural source of lactic acid that helps in nourishing and moisturising really dry strands. Yogurt is a great ingredient to gently exfoliate your scalp and get rid of dandruff and product build-up. The addition of olive oil makes this hair mask a really powerful and moisturising blend to get rid of dryness and adds an incredible shine and lustre to your dull locks.
5. Egg + lemon
Step 01: Break an egg and separate the white from the yolk. You only need the white for this deep conditioning hair mask.
Step 02: Add the juice of half a lemon to this mixture and mix both the ingredients together until smooth.
Step 03: Wet your hair a little bit, squeeze off the excess water and apply this homemade hair mask all over your hair and scalp. Cover your head with a shower cap and allow it to rest for about 30 minutes.
Step 04: Rinse it off with a shampoo and some cold water. Avoid hot water as the egg could start curdling on your head. Follow it up with a lightweight conditioner.
Why this works – Brimming with vitamins A, D, and E, along with other essential fatty acids as well as proteins, eggs are one of the best superfoods for hair. When used in a hair mask, egg whites help to really repair and condition your hair, thanks to their protein content and show a marked improvement in hair texture in just a few uses. Lemon on the other hand, is an excellent way to soak up all the excess oils and product build-up from the scalp to revive and refresh it. Lemons are also enriched with a compound called limonene that really helps in adding shine and lustre to dry, dehydrated and damaged locks!