In our quest for beautiful hairstyles, we often do things that damage our hair. Exposure to the sun, hair dryers, flat irons, perming, and heat stress from curling irons and blow dryers all conspire to make your hair dry and dull.
These factors also build up a serious issue with hair and can cause it to be limp, lifeless, and even cause your ends to be split and feel brittle.
You can protect your hair by using homemade hair mask for damaged hair. These basic homemade hair masks for damaged hair will repair and nourish your hairs and restore health, silkiness and shine.
It’s important to remember that repairing damaged hair won’t happen at once, but over time developing these habits will aim you down the road to recovery.
Egg & Yogurt Mask for Damaged Hair
You will need: ½ cup yogurt, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon honey, ½ of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of almond oil.
Add egg in a bowl and mix it with spoon or fork. Add yogurt (depending on the length of your hair, 1 cup is for long hair and ½ cup for short hair) and mix well. Add a squeeze of lemon, olive oil, almond oil and honey into the mixture of egg and yogurt and mix well. Apply the mixture to the scalp, massaging gently from the roots to the ends of the hair. Place a shower cap on. After 2 hours, wash your hair with cool water. Don’t use hot water as it will cook the eggs in the mask, and you will have cooked egg bits stuck around your hair strands. Use a good quality shampoo to remove the smell of egg from your hair.
NOTE: Egg and yogurt mask help to improve moisture balance, add shine to your hair. This mask also helps to prevent dandruff. The yogurt based masks are typically recommended for summer use as yogurt has a cooling effect.
Natural Banana Mask for Damaged Hair
You will need: 1 banana (medium size), 1 tablespoon of olive oil or almond oil, 1/2 cup of milk.
Mash banana chunks until you get a very smooth banana paste with absolutely no lumps. Add the milk and olive oil or almond oil and mix very well. Apply to hair starting from the hair roots till the very tip of hair. Cover with a hair cap and wait for at least 20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water. Use your fingers effectively to remove the paste.
NOTE: Banana is the natural hair conditioner. It also helps to control the itchy scalp and prevents the hair loss.
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Creamy Avocado Mask for Damaged Hair
You will need: ½ avocado, 1 tablespoon of olive oil or almond oil, ½ cup of yogurt.
Blend the avocado chunks until you get a very smooth avocado puree with absolutely no lumps. Add the yogurt and olive oil or almond oil and mix very well. Apply to hair starting from the hair roots till the very tip of hair. Cover with a hair cap and wait for at least fifteen minutes. Rinse well with warm water. Use your fingers effectively to remove all avocado residue.
NOTE: Avocados are known to rejuvenate and treat itchy and flaky scalp. They make your scalp smoother by putting in lots of hydration. Conditioning your hair with avocados is one of the best ways to treat and rejuvenate lifeless and lusterless hair and barren scalp.
Avocado Benefits for Skin: Avocado is not only effective at strengthening the hair cuticle, but also stimulates hair growth, well nourishes and moisturizes, removes section and fragility, makes a beautiful and natural shine.
Avocado hair masks are particularly suitable for those who have severely damaged hair, look dry, brittle and dull. Such avocado mask smooths the hair scales, make your hair silky, soft, supple and shiny. They also can help fine weak hair, strengthening hair follicles.
Better Prepare masks on the basis of avocado using only ripe fruits and fresh ingredients. Try as carefully as possible to crush the avocado pulp (preferably in a blender), otherwise it will be very difficult to wash it out from your hair. After applying the mask with avocado it is recommended to dry hair without using a hair dryer.