Hair conditioners are great, no doubt! But did you know that a deep-conditioning hair mask is a real superstar for keeping your tresses soft, smooth and super moisturised?
Your hair is constantly exposed to the sun, pollution and a number of heat-styling tools and products. This is why you need to give your mane extra care and attention for it to remain in its healthiest condition. You’ll be surprised to know that the solution to dull, dry and dehydrated locks lies on your kitchen shelves. Homemade hair mask recipes infused with the right natural ingredients are all you need to flaunt longer, luscious hair. If you’re looking for some easy-peasy hair mask recipes to improve the quality of your hair and scalp, then here’s all the dope...
You Can also watch DIY Homemade Hair Mask:
- Avocado + Banana hair mask
- Egg + Mayonnaise hair mask
- Yoghurt + Honey hair mask
- Brown sugar + Olive oil hair mask
- Green tea hair mask
- Curry leaves + Coconut oil hair mask
- Cinnamon + Coconut oil hair mask
- Apple cider vinegar + Honey hair mask
Avocado + Banana hair mask
Step 1: Mix half a banana and avocado each with two tablespoons olive oil
Step 2: Blend the mixture well till it is smooth and creamy
Step 3: Massage the mixture into your scalp and spread it evenly
Step 4: Cover your hair with a shower cap
Step 5: Soak a towel in hot water and squeeze out the excess water from the towel
Step 6: Wrap the towel around your head and wait for 20-30 minutes until the towel has cooled
Step 7: Wash your hair with a mild shampoo such as the Dove Daily Shine Shampoo and use lukewarm water
Benefits: Rich in potassium, carbohydrates, natural oils and vitamins, banana proves to be extremely beneficial in treating your hair and scalp. This banana-infused hair mask controls dandruff, softens hair, protects the hair’s natural elasticity and prevents split ends and breakage. Avocado, on the other hand, helps rejuvenate and nourish the scalp. Proteins, amino acids and vitamins present in avocado helps promote longer and stronger strands. This homemade hair mask is one of the best ways to pamper your hair once a month.
Egg + Mayonnaise hair mask
Step 1: Mix five tablespoons of mayonnaise with two raw eggs
Step 2: Blend well but make sure to not make the mixture too runny or else it won’t adhere to your hair
Step 3: You can also add one teaspoon vinegar benefical for extra shine if you have coarse hair
Step 4: Apply the mixture well from root to tip
Step 5: Cover your head with a shower cap
Step 6: Next, heat up a towel and wrap it around the shower cap. This will help the moisture soak into your hair
Step 7: Let the mask sit on your head for about 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water
Benefits: Packed with proteins, minerals and B-complex vitamins, eggs provide your hair with the much-needed nutrition it needs to look healthy and shiny. From promoting hair growth to improving hair elasticity and healing damage to adding shine, eggs make for a wonder ingredient that’ll keep your hair moisturised and hydrated. L-cysteine, an amino acid present in mayonnaise helps nourish the scalp to promote healthy hair growth. Eggs and mayonnaise together is all the natural goodness your hair needs to look top-notch. Try this homemade hair mask recipe once a week to treat dull and damaged locks.
Yoghurt + Honey hair mask
Step 1: Mix together two tablespoons yoghurt and one tablespoon magical honey
Step 2: Apply the mask onto your hair, from root to tip
Step 3: Massage your scalp for a few minutes to spread the mask evenly
Step 4: Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water
Step 5: Wash your hair well and finish off with a hair conditioner. We suggest you get your hands on the Dove Rejuvenated Volume Conditioner which deeply nourishes and locks nutrients into hair.
Benefits: Packed with proteins, yoghurt helps nourish hair thereby making it stronger and healthier. Its anti-fungal properties soothe the scalp, calm frizz and control hair fall. Honey being an emollient helps seal moisture in the hair and reduces hair breakage. Honey strengthens the hair follicles, curbing hair fall. This healthy homemade hair mask recipe is sure to bring your dry and drab locks back to life. Pamper your hair with this nourishing mask at least once a week to restore and maintain your tresses.
Brown sugar + Olive oil hair mask
Step 1: Mix two tablespoons brown sugar and one tablespoon olive oil together in a bowl
Step 2: Apply the mixture onto your hair and make sure you cover every strand
Step 3: Gently massage the scrub into your scalp using small circular motions
Step 4: Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes
Step 5: Rinse with lukewarm water
Step 6: Wash normally using shampoo and conditioner
Benefits: While brown sugar, on one hand, acts as an exfoliator helping you get rid of sweat and sebum build-up in your scalp, olive oil, on the other hand, adds moisture to your hair and preps your hair with moisture. It’s one of the best homemade hair masks as this brown sugar mask will help aid itchy, dry and flaky scalps and remove any dead skin cells. This hair mask recipe for the dry hair is sure to treat sun damaged and dull locks thereby adding shine and moisture to your mane.
Green tea hair mask
Step 1: Mix one egg yolk and two tablespoons of green tea together
Step 2: Blend well till it acquires a creamy texture
Step 3: Apply the mixture all over your hair and scalp using a brush
Step 4: Let the mixture sit on your hair for about 20 minutes
Step 5: Rinse with cold water and follow it up with shampoo and conditioner
Benefits: Green tea is not just good for your health but is equally nourishing for your hair. The benefits of using green tea for hair are more than you can imagine. Rich in catechins, green tea stops hair fall, fights dryness and dandruff and is good for the roots and follicles which in turn promote hair growth. Try green tea homemade hair mask recipe at least once in two weeks to maintain the health of your mane. Green tea is rich in antioxidants, and this makes it one of the perfect remedies for hair loss caused due to free radicals.
Curry leaves + Coconut oil hair mask
Step 1: Heat 10-12 fresh curry leaves in two tablespoons of coconut oil until they pop
Step 2: Wait till the mixture has cooled off
Step 3: Apply it to your hair and scalp evenly
Step 4: Leave the mask on for about 15-20 minutes before rinsing off
Step 5: Wash your hair using a mild shampoo
Benefits: Packed with beta-carotene and proteins, curry leaves help fight hair loss, and the coconut oil promotes scalp health, stimulates hair growth and adds shine, lustre and softness to the hair. This homemade hair mask is a nutrient-packed remedy for all those dealing with thinning tresses and hair concerns such as lice, hair dandruff and severe hair breakage.
Cinnamon + Coconut oil hair mask
Step 1: Take two teaspoons of coconut oil in a bowl and keep it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
Step 2: Now add 3-5 drops of cinnamon essential oil or 1/4 tablespoon of ground cinnamon to it.
Step 3: Start massaging this oil lightly onto the scalp and slowly move towards the length and tips.
Step 4: Leave this homemade hair mask for about 15-30 minutes then wash off as usual.
Benefits: Cinnamon contains stimulating properties that increase circulation to the hair follicles and encourage hair growth. Its antimicrobial properties also prevent scalp infections and make hair healthy from the roots.
Apple cider vinegar + Honey hair mask
Step 1: Add a teaspoon each of honey and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl, you can also add one egg for super nourished hair.
Step 2: Mix all the ingredients well and leave on for about 30-40 minutes before rinsing.
Step 3: Wash off with shampoo and conditioner. This hair mask works for all hair types.
Benefits: Dry, brittle and lifeless hair can use this super hydrating homemade hair mask to add shine and life back into the hair. The combination of honey and apple cider vinegar ensures your hair is hydrated from roots to tips without being weight down.
FAQs on hair masks:
1) What do hair masks do to your hair?
A. Conditioners are only able to penetrate the top layer of the hair, this results in dull and lifeless hair. Apply hair masks at least once a week ensures your hair is nourished at the deepest layer and receives all the goodness from the ingredients in the hair mask.
2) Can I apply a hair mask every day?
A. Hair masks are super nourishing, it contains rich moisturising ingredients that repair dry and damaged hair. Applying hair masks everyday can weigh hair down and make it look greasy, therefore use hair masks only once a week.
3) Which is better, conditioner or hair mask?
A. Both are equally important in taking good care of your tresses. You cannot replace one with the other, they have separate roles in moisturing your hair. Use conditioner every time you wash your hair and apply mask once a week.
Written by Fatema Habib on Jul 17, 2020