Weekend Haircare: 3 Home-made Hair Masks
Fresh from nature, now a gorgeous mane is only 3 hair masks away.“So, which hair conditioner do you use?”
“Anything that is available in my fridge that day – yoghurt, honey, eggs, or butter”.
“I’m sorry? For real?”
“Well, technically anything that has nutrient-nourishing properties can be classified as a conditioner, right?”
Imagine this being one of the entertaining conversations you have with your hair stylist. He or she will be bamboozled, while you swish your thick, luscious, soft, and silky hair!
Today, we are going to tell you how you can nourish your scalp and hair roots, just by mixing together a few readily available organic and natural ingredients.
Mentioned below are 3 hair mask recipes that’ll feed your scalp with nutrients provided by Mother Nature to achieve thick, stronger, bouncy, and lustrous hair.
- Banana, honey, and olive oil mask
- How to make this mask: Just mash together 1 banana, 1 tablespoon of organic honey, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Whisk all the ingredients well, until you achieve a smooth paste-like consistency. Apply this mixture on your hair, and let it stay for a minimum of 1 hour. Wear a shower cap to avoid drips. Rinse with cold water, and only apply shampoo when the pack has completely left your hair.
- Nutritional benefits of this mask: Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and potassium, bananas are great for boosting natural growth, and for moisturising your hair. Extremely effective for thin and weak hair, this mask helps in strengthening hair follicles, while nourishing your dry and brittle hair with vitamin E. Honey and olive oil are packed with healing properties, which helps in regulating natural oil production, while keeping your scalp healthy.
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2. Aloe vera, flaxseed, and butter mask
- How to make this mask: Start by boiling 2 cups of water and 3 tablespoons of flaxseeds in a pan. Boil them for a good 10 minutes, before straining the flaxseeds. Blend together the flax seed water with 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, 1 tablespoon of butter, and 2 tablespoons of honey. Once the mixture has cooled off, cover each strand of your hair with this mixture, from the root to the tip. Let it sit for a minimum of 45 minutes, before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
- Nutritional benefits of this mask: This protein-rich mask is an intense conditioning gel-cum-pack that helps in boosting the volume of your hair, moisturising rough hair, and making the ends smooth. Flax seeds are a rich source of protein, vitamin B6, omega-3 fatty acids, and iron, all of which are useful for preventing hair loss and promoting healthy and shiny hair growth. Aloe vera, honey, and butter are great moisturising agents, which are sure to leave your hair incredibly soft and voluminous.
3. Home-made egg mask
- How to make this mask: First, start by separating the egg yolk and the egg white. If you have oily hair, you will need egg whites, while dry hair will need egg yolks. People with normal hair can use a whole egg. Now, beat 1 egg and add 1 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of olive oil to form a gooey, eggy mixture. Whisk well, and squeeze 1 lime into this mixture. Gently rub this mask onto your scalp for 15 minutes. Cover your hair with a disposable shower cap, and let the mixture sit on your scalp for 15 more minutes. Use an organic, fruit-based shampoo to wash your hair. Use cold water.
- Nutritional benefits of this mask: Eggs are packed with iron, protein, and vitamins A, B, and D. They are great for nourishing your hair roots, encouraging hair growth, preventing hair breakage, preventing hair loss, and giving a natural, glossy shine to your hair.