Homemade hair masks at the moment are one of the most important remedies for hair care. After all, natural ingredients provide nutrition and hydration, as well as significantly help in the revitalization of hair structure.
So, here is conclusion: using homemade hair masks you can be 100 % sure in effectiveness as they include ONLY natural ingredients thus such masks cannot do any harm to you hair.
Moreover, in order to prepare an effective hair mask, you don’t have to spend much time for it, just go to your kitchen, and you’ll find everything at your hand.
The Main Ingredients Used for Homemade Hair Masks
Here I will talk about the most popular components of homemade hair masks and describe what effect they have.
Olive oil, grape seed oil, linseed oil – hydrates and nourishes hair, as well as acts as a natural air conditioner. Help to restore damaged hair and gives it a healthy glow.
Milk – has a softening effect.
Lemon – has astringent. Tightens skin pores and prevents intensive sebum production, so the hair stay clean for a long time. If you use pure lemon juice without additional ingredients it is able to lighten hair.
Honey – is known for its moisturizing properties. Ideal ingredient for dry hair.
Apple cider vinegar, cognac (or brandy) – perfect tool against dandruff.
Essential oils – are very usefull for treament of various hair problems.
- To regulate sebum production: grapefruit, bergamot, lemon, patchouli, eucalyptus.
- To eliminate dandruff: geranium, tea tree, rosemary and lavender.
- To accelerate hair growth: rosemary, juniper, ylang-ylang, lemon balm, cloves, cinnamon.
But anyway for each hair type there are certain recipes.
Homemade Hair Mask for Dry & Damaged Hair
Hair Mask with Cognac
You will need: 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil, 2 tablespoons of cognac, 1 egg yolk.
Mix 1 tbsp. tablespoon of flaxseed oil with 2 tbsp. cognac. It is also necessary to add the egg yolk to the mixture and then mix the ingredients well untill you get homogenous mass. The mask should be applied on the hair roots and left for half an hour. Since cognac is alcoholic drink, then, of course, it can dry the scalp skin and hair (that’s why for avoiding this unpleasant effect, better add oil). This mask is also perfect for oily hair.
If you have desire to grow longer hair there is also a perfect natural remedy with brandy that will help you to turn your dream of having wonderful hair into reality.
Cognac (or brandy) can restore hair strength and add volume to weakened hair.
Hair Mask with Banana for Dull & Brittle Hair
You will need: 1 banana, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of sour cream.
Blend the banana to a think paste, then add honey and sour cream. Apply this mask on scalp and spread over the whole length of your hair. Leave it for 15-20 minutes. After all wash it off with shampoo and enjoy shiny hair. There are different variations of banana hair mask, so you can find the most suitable mask for your hair type.
Banana is rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins which help in softening the hair and protects the hair’s natural elasticity preventing split ends and breakage. Banana creates manageability, shine, growth and controls dandruff.
Hair Mask with Olive Oil
You will need: one egg, half a cup of milk (sour cream or yogurt), 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
The ingredients should be thoroughly mixed and applied on scalp and hair. Leave it for 30 minutes.
Egg as a part of this mask is the richest source of protein, so necessary for hair growth. Moreover, it contains vitamins A and D, which make hair grow strong and healthy.
Homemade Hair Mask for Normal and Oily Hair
Homemade Mask with Yogurt
You will need: yogurt, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
The resulting mixture should be applied on your hair, paying special attention to the roots.
Yogurt helps gain and retain lost moisture. It contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that help stimulate hair growth by acting as a natural cleanser and helps get rid of unwanted dandruff from the scalp. The anti-bacterial benefits of yogurt for hair also help soothe the scalp and reduce itchiness.
Hair Mask with Strawberry
You will need: 3 strawberries, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
Mix the ingredients well and apply the resulting mixture on scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash your hair with shampoo. Mask with strawberry is very beneficial not only for hair but for skin as well.
Strawberries contain high amounts of vitamin C. The antioxidant properties of strawberries keep your hair moisturized and protect the cell membranes. Ellagic acid controls thinning of hair and prevents alopecia. Folic acid, Vitamins B6 and B7 control hair fall.