Easy & fast DIY hair masks!
Getting wonderful hair doesn’t have to require an expensive visit to the salon.
You can easily create these perfect DIY hair masks in your kitchen, using natural ingredients that have been proven to add moisture, increase shine and promote a healthy scalp.
These simple recipes for DIY hair masks are perfect for a spa night at home, especially if you take the time to treat yourself to a mani-pedi while your hair treatment is doing its part.
Recently I have started spending a lot of time researching how to make my very own hair masks, as my hair seems to be real dry and weak at the moment.
8 Super Fantastic DIY Hair Masks
I don’t know if it’s the summer heat, the humidity or a mixture of everything, but my hair has been in need of some serious care and love this past month.
So I found a few really cool ideas on how to make your own hair mask, and thought I would share them with you!
Below are 8 DIY hair masks which I have been making, and I hope you enjoy them too.
#1 Yogurt & Honey
Yogurt is rich in protein that helps strengthen hair, while the lactic acid cleanses hair and helps promote cell turnover of dead cells.
Honey, on the other hand, is both an emollient and a humectant, which means it helps the hair retain moisture while smoothing and softening the hair.
This mask is great for all hair types.
Just combine yogurt and honey and leave on for about twenty minutes.
This fantastic mask has the ability to protect the hair and leave it smooth and soft, thanks to its emollient properties.
#2 Coconut Oil Mask
Coconut oil is a beloved pantry base for its many, many uses.
Beauty fans love it for its healthy hair benefits.
An easy way to collect its nutrients is to use it as a pre-shampoo mask.
The oil creates a protective physical barrier around the hair, limiting friction.
And it’s so easy to do: take a handful of coconut oil and heat it between the palms of your hands, then apply directly to the hair. Start at the ends and continue to the root, applying less as you go up the root (because the root doesn’t need as much oil as the ends).
Let it rest for 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
#3 Orange Mask
Use this mask to restore shine to your hair.
Take 1 orange (with the peel) and using a blender and some water, grind it into a thick paste. Add 3-4 tablespoons of almond oil and leave this mask on your hair for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
The orange contains a healthy dose of vitamin C, which helps in the production of collagen that strengthens the roots.
Almond oil is rich in vitamin E, which promotes hair growth.
#4 Olive Oil Mask
Whether your hair is dry, oily or a combination of things, olive oil can be very useful in giving your hair the touch it needs.
The omega 3 acids and antioxidants present in olive oil in particular have been shown to help with split ends, soften and strengthen hair and prevent breakage.
To create this mask we need one egg and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
The proteins and nutrients in eggs are an excellent stimulant for healthy hair, and add instant shine by repairing and nourishing dry and damaged hair.
Apply to damp or dry hair, from root to the end.
Put on a shower cap or wrap your head with an old towel.
Leave the mask on for 30 minutes. Then rinse.
Make sure you use cold or luke warm water so that the egg does not cook in the hair!
#5 Strawberry Mask
This hair mask enchants luxury with a capital “L”.
Using strawberries and olive oil, this mask is both indulgent and luxurious.
Take 3 ripe strawberries and mix with 2 teaspoons for about 30 seconds. Apply it evenly and let it rest for 30 minutes.
Wash with shampoo and warm water.
I guarantee this pack will make you feel rejuvenated and spoiled, thanks to that heady strawberry scent that envelops your hair.
#6 Pumpkin & Honey Mask
Pumpkins are loaded with a multitude of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
They help to condition, rehydrate and revive the hair.
It is exceptionally beneficial for dry, damaged or over-treated hair and helps promote hair regrowth.
What we need to create this beautiful mask: 3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of honey.
Gently apply a small amount of the mask to your hair and let the mask penetrate into the hair for 20 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
Use the mask treatment once a week for soft, shiny hair.
#7 Avocado Mask
Avocado contains oils that can penetrate the cuticle and moisturize the hair.
It also contains amino acids and vitamins, magnesium and flip leaf acid, all of which contribute to protection against damage and promote hair growth.
And it makes your hair shiny!
This hair mask is cheap compared to shop-bought masks. And all of the ingredients are natural, so you know there are no chemicals.
We need half an avocado, two egg yolks and a cup of mayonnaise which are then mixed together.
Place a shower cap over your head after applying the mask as this will trap the heat and promote absorption.
Hold it for 20 minutes and then wash normally.
#8 Detoxifying Mask
This ginger scalp detoxification is super gentle for your hair.
Lemon water has an alkalizing effect, which means it can help to start neutralizing and removing silicone and oil coatings on the hair fiber.
Blend 2 lemons, a medium piece of ginger and mint leaves in a blender, then filter the pulp.
Mix the remaining liquid with 2-3 tablespoons of water (depending on desired concentration) and pour over wet hair.
Massage scalp for a minute or so to stimulate blood flow and loosen the build-up on the scalp. Rinse the mixture and then use your favorite conditioner.
What do you think of these fantastic DIY hair masks with products from your kitchen?
They are so easy to prepare and ensure you perfect hair at no expense.
Let me know if you have any other amazing hair treatment ideas that one can make at home!