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10 DIY hair masks for different hair types

Are you looking for ways to get salon hair at home? Then you’ve come to the right place. It is apparently time you set aside an evening this coming weekend to pamper yourself and show your hair some love and care. We’ve come up with something really interesting and easy to do. Yes! It’s our all-time favourite DIY Hair Masks.

If you’re a person who loves face masks, I’m sure you’ll love these homemade DIY hair masks as well. Hair masks are easy to make, highly potent and show effective results because they contain rich ingredients like lipids and natural oils in heavier concentration than normal and synthetic hair care products. Even salons offer such hair care treatments, but they’re sure to dig a hole in your pocket. This is when Hair Masks come to your rescue because they also yield similar results as any high powered conditioners. They give your hair benefits like hydrating, softening, nourishing, adding a natural shine, a boost to growth, and healthier hair that can even fight off infections.

No matter the texture, style or even the colour, everyone wants their hair to look great like they’ve been done by a stylist or a salon professional on a daily basis. Right? But daily exposure to sunlight, weather changes, pollution, stress and hectic schedules make it really hard to manage our hair and get that perfect look. Instead, they make the hair brittle, dull and prone to damage. We all know there are countless products out there in the market, but nothing works like natural ingredients. And so, we have come up with few such amazing DIY Hair Masks which are not only easy to make but also the ingredients are easily available in our kitchens and fridge. The recipes that we are sharing are for different types of hair. So, it’s time you say goodbye to frizzy and dull hair and say hello to healthy hair.

Banana + Egg + Olive Oil + Honey + Milk Hair Mask (Dry Hair)

Banana works as a good moisturiser and keeps the hair and scalp hydrated as it contains natural oils along with essential Vitamins. Eggs are also rich in proteins, vitamins A, D and E and fatty acids which restores the shine, lustre and health of the hair giving them an extra boost. Olive oil acts as a natural conditioner and is used to get soft and shiny hair as it locks the moisture and prevents dryness. Milk is an excellent ingredient for soft and manageable hair and the benefits of honey are known well. This mask, when applied on damp hair, penetrates deep into the follicles cleaning all the chemicals, locking the moisture and giving you the perfect hair.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons milk
 

DIRECTIONS:


Mash the sliced banana in a bowl before adding other ingredients.
Make sure to mix all the ingredients so there are no lumps left. Or you could also use a strainer to mash them out.
Part your hair from the centre and apply the mask from top to bottom on damp hair. (You can also apply this on dry hair but damp hair gives better results)
Tie your hair and let it rest until completely dried.
Rinse with regular shampoo and conditioner.

If you have really dry hair, use this mask weekly.

Yoghurt Hair Mask (Dull hair)

Are your hair dull and damaged by using products and following unhealthy habits? You want your shiny hair back? Yoghurt is a well-known ingredient when it comes to treating dull hair. It offers incredible benefits to your hair and contains lactic acids and fatty acids in high concentration which restores the moisture while removing all the dirt and residue from your hair.

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup plain yoghurt

DIRECTIONS:

Simply massage the yoghurt into your hair, tie it up and let it sit until dried. Rinse and you’re ready to roll!

Banana’s are used in so many hair masks because of their properties. They are rich in natural oils, nutrients like potassium and calcium. They keep the hair hydrated and also nourish them improving the quality and texture of hair. Cocoa powder also has moisturising properties and is also used to deepen the colour of hair and when these two are combined with milk, it makes for the perfect mask for frizzy hair.

INGREDIENTS:


1 ripe banana sliced into pieces
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
milk (sufficient to make a smooth paste)

DIRECTIONS:


1) Mash the banana in a bowl to get a fine pulp.
2) Add enough milk to thin out the banana pulp and then add cocoa powder to it and mix all the ingredients well to form a smooth paste.
3) Apply on damp or dry hair using a brush and let it dry.
4) Rinse.

You can use this DIY hair mask once a week to tame your frizzy hair.

Mayonnaise + Essential Oil Hair Mask (Damaged Hair)

All those who don’t know any other use of mayo other than eating it well, mayonnaise makes hair shiny, voluminous and also keeps them hydrated as it contains oil. Essential oils are like icing on the cake as they are great for strengthening hair and also gives you the feels of a wonderful spa. This combination works perfectly for damaged hair.

INGREDIENTS:


a quarter cup of mayonnaise
few drops of any essential oil

DIRECTIONS:


1) Mix both the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
2) Apply it in your hair and scalp.
3) Keep it for 30 minutes and rinse.

Egg + Lemon + Salt Hair Mask (Oily hair)

Egg white is the perfect solution for oily hair. Egg white reduces the amount of oil secreted and also tightens the follicles. Lemon gets rid of the flaky and oily scalp while salt also helps the hair to get rid of excess oils.

INGREDIENTS:


1 egg
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon salt

DIRECTIONS:


Take the egg white in a separate bowl and whip the egg white before you add all the ingredients together.
Mix it well and apply it on your hair from top to bottom.
Tie your hair and cover it with a shower cap if you want.
Let it sit for 30-40 minutes and rinse.

Coconut Oil + Honey Hair Mask (Repairing)


Coconut oil is a magical ingredient and we’ve talked about it in previous hair mask recipes as well. It keeps the hair moist by locking in the moisture, prevents any hair breakage and also softens the hair. Coconut contains fatty acids which penetrate deeply into the hair giving you beautifully soft, shiny and silky hair. Honey, on the other hand, is great for retaining moisture and gives your hair the much-needed boost of moisture and hydration and makes for a good hair mask for repairing.

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey

DIRECTIONS:


Mix both the ingredients in a bowl.
Now transfer into a pan or a pot to heat up until it melts.
Apply to hair from top to bottom.
Cover it with a shower cap and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
Rinse.

Coconut Oil + Cinnamon Hair Mask (Hair Growth)

If you’re looking for longer hair, this is the mask for you. Coconut oil is used in so many hair masks because of its hydrating and moisturising properties. Cinnamon, on the other hand, has antimicrobial properties which makes it a supercool ingredient. It promotes hair growth, helps with dandruff, hair loss, and also strengthens the hair. It also improves the blood flow and circulation to the hair, stimulating hair growth.

INGREDIENTS:


1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:


Add these two ingredients in a bowl and make sure they are mixed well.
Part your hair and start applying them from top to bottom in smaller sections.
Massage your scalp using your fingertips to ensure the mask goes into the scalp.
Tie your hair and let it sit for 30-45 minutes.
Now, rinse with regular shampoo and conditioner. This hair mask shows best and effective results when used once a week.

Coconut oil + Strawberry + Honey Hair Mask (Shiny Hair)

This is a go-to hair mask for improving the overall health of your hair. Also, strawberries make it, even more, better because they are full of vitamin C, which is important for healthy hair. This mask keeps all the excess oil, grease and dirt away from you giving you shiny and glossy hair.

INGREDIENTS:


1 tablespoon coconut oil
6-8 fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon honey

DIRECTIONS:


1) Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well to form a lump-free paste.
2) Apply evenly on damp hair.
3) Keep it for 10-15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

Olive oil + Lemon + Water Hair Mask (Itchy Scalp)

Do you scratch your head a lot? Do you have issues with dandruff and dry hair? It might be caused by stress or a poor diet. You should get it checked but, until then this mask is going to work magic to solve your hair issues and leave your scalp feeling soft and hydrated as lemon juice is known for getting rid of flakes while olive oil is a natural conditioner and locks the moisture into the hair.

INGREDIENTS:


2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons water

DIRECTIONS:


Add all the ingredients together in a bowl.
Mix well as all these ingredients separate a bit.
Apply the mask to damp or dry hair from top to bottom.
Tie your hair and cover with a shower cap.
Now, leave the mask on hair and allow it to rest well also if you wish to you can also apply it a night before you wash your hair.
Rinse with regular shampoo and conditioner.

Banana + Olive Oil + Honey Hair Mask (Hydrating)

The yellow fruit is said to have ample potassium, natural oils along with Vitamins A, C and E. It also contains 75% water which works as a moisturiser and helps in hydrating hair. The benefits of honey are endless. To start with, honey is a natural humectant this means it retains and sucks moisture into the hair and prevents it from escaping. It gives an extra boost of hydration and also helps to smoothen and soften the hair. Olive oil acts as a cherry on the cake as it is a natural conditioner and prevents hair breakage, split ends and dryness of the scalp.

INGREDIENTS:


1 sliced banana
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey

DIRECTIONS:


Mash the sliced banana in a bowl and then add olive oil and honey.
Mix and blend all the ingredients well to form a smooth paste.
Apply the mask to damp or dry hair from top to bottom.
Tie your hair and cover with a shower cap.
Now, leave the mask on hair for about 20 minutes.
Rinse with regular shampoo and conditioner.


NOTE:


All the DIY Hair Masks recipes shared above can be used for all types of hair and not only for the type of hair mentioned.

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