5 DIY Hair Masks Recipes

5 DIY Hair Masks Recipes

Exposure to the sun, pollution, and harsh chemicals in shampoos, conditioners, and hair serums have negative effects on your hair. While whole-day hair goes through washing, brushing, heat, styling, weather – your hair deals with a lot. 

Instead of using store-bought hair masks which are often very expensive and contain plenty of chemicals that can be harmful to the health of your hair. We have put together a compilation of 5 types of hair masks that you can make yourself with 100% natural and easy-to-procure ingredients that you already have in your kitchen.

These are all-natural homemade hair masks that will give you the healthiest and most beautiful hair ever. Whether you want to remove buildup, help your hair grow or you just want a nourishing mask that will ward off that dry winter hair, these homemade masks are perfect.

1) Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Coconut oil is such a versatile product that it would almost be easier to list what it can’t do than what it can. It is a source of healthy fat and antioxidants that are excellent for any kind of cooking, but it is also a popular ingredient in various cosmetics such as lotion, makeup, and soap. Coconut oil is good for your hair by itself, imagine the benefits when combined with other hair-healthy ingredients. 

In a bowl take two tsp of Coconut oil, 1 tsp of raw honey, and 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice). Apply this mixture to hair using a brush. Pull hair into a loose bun and let sit for 20 minutes. Wash off your hair with natural shampoo and conditioner.

2) Aloe Vera and Honey Hair Mask

Aloe vera soothes the scalp and helps fight off dandruff. How about trying aloe vera and honey for hair that will not only help combat the problem of dandruff but also soothe the scalp.

In a bowl take 1 tbsp of honey, 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel, 2 tbsp yogurt, and 1 tbsp olive oil. Mix everything in a bowl to make a smooth paste. Massage the mix in a circular motion all over the hair and scalp, and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water, followed by a mild shampoo.

3) Ripe Banana & Olive Oil Hair Mask

Bananas are wonderful for the hair and scalp. They control dandruff, moisturize the scalp, and improve shine. Bananas are rich sources of natural oils, potassium, vitamins, silica, and carbohydrates, due to which they protect the natural elasticity of the hair and prevent breakage & split ends. Olive oil is a very effective hair moisturizer, due to which it tames frizzy hair very effectively.

In a bowl, mash 2 ripe bananas into a smooth pulp (more for longer hair). Add 1 tsp. of olive oil and mix it well. Apply this mixture to the length of the hair with a special focus on the tips. Cover your hair with a shower cap. Wash off after 15 minutes with a mild shampoo.

4) Softening Milk Hair Mask

Milk is an excellent rinse for your hair if you want soft and manageable locks. This mask is made of milk, along with egg and coconut oil to leave your hair so smooth and shiny and of course, soft.

You heat your hair when this mask is on to open up the follicles so that the mask can penetrate deep into your roots. This is a wonderful mask to follow up after a deep clean that strips all of those harsh chemicals out of your hair.

5) Brown Sugar And Olive Oil

This mixture is a great exfoliator to scrub your scalp clean of dandruff and prevent any hair breakage. Brown sugar breaks down and gets rid of any dead skin cells while olive oil (make sure it’s extra virgin olive oil) maintains shine and locks in moisture.

Take 2 tsp of brown sugar, 1 tsp of olive oil (can be replaced with coconut oil), and 1 or 2 drops of peppermint oil. Mix all the ingredients and apply them to damp hair. Leave it for 15 – 20 minutes and Rinse and finish the rest of the hair routine.

When using homemade mask follow the tips:

  1. When applying DIY hair masks, it’s best to apply them to dry or damp hair. After letting the mask do its work, you can shampoo and condition your hair as normal.
  2. Concentrate your application of the mask to the middle lengths and the ends of your hair (unless it’s a scalp mask). You want to put the active ingredients where the hair is the oldest and most damaged.
  3. For most masks, try to leave them on for about 20 minutes. This way, you’ll make sure the mask penetrates the hair cuticle.
  4. To contain the mess, try pinning your hair up, or wrapping it in a shower cap. A shower cap will also trap a bit of heat, which can help speed up the process.

Suggested Read: Aloe Vera For Hair Care

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.