Love is in the hair” and that couldn’t be more true. We all are familiar with the love we feel on a good hair day. And there is no debate in saying that your hair has a great influence on your overall appearance. And in fact, it’s not just appearance, on a good hair day, you feel the positive energy flowing in you and you feel more confident. Whereas on a bad hair day, you’ll inherently feel low and a bit depressed and that how severe influence hair can have on your modes.
To be honest, no matter how much you take care of your hair, there will always be a fair share of bad hair days. But some women often complain that they experience bad hair days quite often and hair experts propose that this hair behavior is mainly because of compromised hair health.
A mistake that most of the ladies make is that they turn to the aisles of the local beauty supply store and feed their hairs with chemical-based hair care products that can do more harm than good to your hair. Most of all, these cosmetic products are expensive, and they may eat up a major chunk of your income.
Now, this may sound surprising to you but the solution to all of your hair woes is already in your home, right in your kitchen pantry. Dermatologists around the world are endorsing the use of home-made gels and hair masks as they cure your hair in a purely natural way and have minimal to zero side effects. Plus, these homemade gels cost peanuts and switching to these will help you save hundreds of dollars that you spend on cosmetic hair treatments.
In this article, we are going to share with you 5 hair masks recipes that you can make at your home and apply them for healthy hair.
1. Egg Mask
Egg contains all those essential nutrients and proteins that are required for maintaining good hair health. Eggs are good for almost all hair types. Eggs provide nourishment for the hair, reduce the hair fall and stimulate hair growth and also add more shine to your hair.
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of yogurt or milk
- 2 tablespoons of pure olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
Beat the egg and add all the ingredients and mix it until it takes the shape of a paste. Apply the paste on the hair and make sure it reaches the scalp. Cover the hair with a shower cap and wait for 20 minutes and then you can wash it off with cold water.
2. Banana Mask
Bananas are loaded with potassium, antioxidants, and vitamins which makes a banana mask an ideal solution for the hair loss. A banana hair mask will make your hair soft and will also enhance the shine of your hair. A banana hair mask is also a good moisturizer and when applied regularly, it will also eliminate dandruff from your hair.
- 2 bananas (preferably ripe)
- 1 tablespoon of pure coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of pure olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Mash the bananas in a blender and add all the ingredients in a bowl and ensure a smooth consistency. Carefully apply the mixture to your hair and scalp. Let the mask sit for five to fifteen minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
3. Avocado Hair Mask
Avocado lovers will love this. Owing to the high contents of omega-3 fatty acids, avocados stimulate hair regrowth and improve the texture of your hair. Avocados possess strong anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a perfect solution for various scalp issues. An avocado hair mask will reduce the splits, minimize the breakages, moisturizes hair and fight dandruff.
- 1 small ripe avocado
- 1/2 cup of curd or milk
- 1 tablespoon of pure olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of pure almond oil
Blend the avocado in a blender and mix it with other ingredients until the mixture develops a smooth consistency. Apply the mixture from the roots to the tips and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.
4. Black Seed Oil Hair Mask
Those who use black seed oil masks often consider it a miracle mask. The use of black seed oil for hair growth is no secret but a lot of people are unaware of the Miracle herb’s full potential. Black seed oil is so potent that it can even stimulate dormant hair follicles.
- 1 tbsp Black Seed oil
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 tbsp Fenugreek Seed
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/4 tbsp Cinnamon Powder
- 1 teaspoon Fullers Earth
Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and add a few drops of water and create a paste. Leave the paste for one hour. Apply the mask to your scalp and hair and you can leave your hair uncovered as this mixture won’t drip. Let the paste sit for 20-30 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly.
5. Cinnamon Mask
A cinnamon mask is an ideal choice if you are looking for a natural hair lightener. You will experience the results after using the mask for 4-5 times. Cinnamon mask improves blood circulation and its strong antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties keep your scalp healthy and guards against infection.
- Hair balsam
Take raw honey and mix it with cinnamon. The quantity is subjective and depends on the length and thickness of your hair. Add a few ml of hair balsam to the mixture. Use a brush to apply the mixture to damp and do a section at a time. Bun ties your hair and covers your hair until it gets dry. Use lukewarm water to rinse off and make sue that cinnamon gets out of your hair.
The above mentioned 5 natural hair masks can be a perfect addition to your hair care routine. If you are missing out on any of these, it’s never too late. As the Chinese proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is NOW”.