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6 DIY Hair Masks to Prepare Your Hair for Winter

Posted by Shmuel Apel on

6 DIY Hair Masks to Prepare Your Hair for Winter

Hair masks are an excellent way to thicken your hair, which is especially vital if it is dry or thinning. Professional hair masks can be costly. Fortunately, you can make your own DIY home hair mask using products that you most likely already have on hand. 

We all have hair problems, whether it's breakage, dryness, flakes, or frizz. Seasonal changes, heat, and hot hair tools are just a few of the factors that might contribute to these alterations.

Fortunately, you don't need to go to the store or add yet another beauty product to your Amazon cart: all you need is a few pantry staples to make a DIY home hair mask to restore your mane and get it ready for winter.

 

1) Coconut oil

coconut oilSource: Phu Thinh Co from Flickr

The issue: Dry hair.

Try this coconut oil mask if your hair is feeling (and looking) dehydrated. It's a fantastic moisturizing and hydrating treatment. The lauric acid in coconut oil has nourishing properties that are especially prone to soak into the strands of your hair. Coconut oil absorbs into your hair quickly, providing moisture to tame frizz and heal breakage. Honey, a natural humectant, is also used in this recipe. Humectants bond with water molecules, adding moisture to dry strands.

Instructions:

1) Combine 1 tablespoon melted extra virgin coconut oil and 1 tablespoon honey in a small mixing bowl.

2) Apply evenly from the roots to the tips of the hair, then cover with a shower cap.

3) Leave the mixture in your hair for 20 to 30 minutes to work its magic.

4) Wash hair with a moisturizing shampoo, then enjoy your hair that is softer and more moisturized.

 

2) Aloe Vera

Aloe VeraSource: Medical News Today

The issue: Scalp irritation and flakes

Aloe vera is a succulent that thrives in hot, humid areas around the world. This plant's fleshy leaves contain a gel that can be used in a variety of natural therapies. It's well known for relieving sunburned skin and other superficial wounds. Aloe vera has become popular as a remedy for dandruff and itchy scalp due to its hydrating effects and nourishing vitamins.

Instructions:

1) Gather your supplies: 2 tbsp aloe vera gel (fresh or store-bought) and 1 tbsp oil If you're going to use coconut oil, make sure it's virgin and room temperature.

2) Combine the oil and aloe vera in a mixing bowl until a smooth mixture forms.

3) Using your fingers, apply the mask to your hair. Long hair can be divided into portions to make application easier.

4) Comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb once you've finished applying the mask. This makes it easier to evenly distribute the mask throughout your hair.

5) Use a shower cap or plastic wrap to cover your hair. Wrap a towel around your head after that. This not only keeps your hair from drying out but also keeps the mask from dripping.

6) Rinse the mask out of your hair. Because aloe vera gel can leave a filmy residue in your hair, you'll probably want to wash it out thoroughly to make sure you get all of the mask out.

7) You can use this mask in place of your regular conditioner once a week to help improve the health of your hair.

 

3) ACV and Coconut Oil Mask

apple cider vinegarSource: Healthline

The issue: Dullness.

Keeping your hair hydrated and healthy improves the appearance of your hair. Use an apple cider vinegar mask to restore luster to strands that have begun to lose it. Apple cider vinegar is known for its high content of vitamins and minerals that are healthy for hair, such as vitamin C and B. It could help strengthen hair and improve luster by lowering hair and scalp pH. It may also keep pesky scalp infections and itchiness at bay.

Instructions:

1) In a mixing bowl, combine equal amounts of apple cider vinegar, and coconut oil.

2) Apply the mixture too moist hair and let it sit for at least 20 minutes before shampooing it out. It's suitable for all hair types and aids in color retention.

 

4) Avocado and Banana Hair Mask

avocado and bananaSource: Shutterstock

The issue: Hair that doesn’t grow

Avocado is high in vitamin E, which helps to moisturize and thicken your hair. Bananas soften and preserve your hair from damage thanks to their potassium, natural oils, carbs, and vitamins. Avocados are high in omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, which can help prevent dry and frizzy hair. It aids in hair development. 

Instructions:

1) Mash one medium ripe avocado and one small ripe banana together.

2) To this paste, add one tablespoon each of olive oil and wheat germ oil.

3) Gently massage the mixture into your hair, paying special attention to the roots and tips.

4) Rinse with cold water and shampoo after 30 minutes.

 

5) Egg White and Lemon Mask

egg whiteSource: Pritikin

The issue: Grease

If your hair is prone to greasiness, an egg mask can help. Stick with just the whites, which contain protein enzymes that aid in the removal of excess oil. Eggs also condition the scalp, which prevents hair loss and promotes hair development

Instructions:

1) Collect the ingredients: 1 egg white, juice from half a lemon. Apart from this, do not use lemon excessively on the hair and scalp. Excessive use can damage your hair.

2) Apply from roots to ends and leave on for 30 minutes to an hour - the longer the better.

3) Rinse with lukewarm, not hot, water.

 

6) Yoghurt Mask

yoghurt

Source: The Daring Gourmet

The issue: Frizz

The lactic acid in yogurt hydrates the hair, which will help prevent damage and frizz. When the yogurt is rinsed out it also helps to clear away dead skin cells that can build up on the hair follicles. Rich in protein, important nutrients, and probiotics, yogurt is often used as an ingredient in hair masks that many believe to have a cosmetic and restorative impact on hair.

Instructions:

1) Begin with a dry head of hair.

2) Start at the roots and work your way down the length of your hair with the yoghurt mask. You may also add a spoonful of olive oil to your hair for added moisture.

3) Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes before removing it. Some people recommend wearing a shower cap over your hair.

4) Rinse the mask thoroughly with warm water and shampoo it and condition it.

Bottom-line

That concludes the discussion. When it comes to hair masks, you don't have to look far or spend a lot of money, as you can see. You can prepare a variety of DIY hair masks at home using natural ingredients without the need to put any chemicals into your hair. 

Hair masks stay on your hair for at least 20 minutes, unlike fast conditioners, which merely stay on your hair for a few minutes. Depending on your hair type and the contents, some masks can linger on your hair for several hours. 

Note: When developing your own DIY home hair mask, always perform a little skin test first to ensure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients before putting the mixture on your skin or hair completely. Please don't use any of the ingredients if you have known allergies or sensitivities to them.

Once you’re all done, go ahead, let your hair down and bask in the glory of your lovely locks!


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