It is time to stop complaining about our hair issues, and instead take action! We have gathered the best DIY hair masks that you can easily make at home to treat your hair problems. Identify what you want to change about your hair and then read our DIY remedy for it below:
With oily hair it is vital that the scalp remains healthy and moisturised without weighing the hair roots down. Oily hair is prone to damage and brittleness, so a hair mask that reduces and repairs oily, damaged hair is beneficial. An egg and lemon mask has been esteemed as being effective to solve this issue, since lemon contains a high level of Vitamin C, which absorbs excess oil and grease. Egg on the other hand helps retain moisture so that the lemon extract does not completely dry the hair out. Eggs have essential nutrients that will help keep the hair conditioned.
DIY Mask: You will need 1 egg and ½ a lemon. Mix the eggs white in a bowl with lemon juice and apply the mixture to damp hair, leaving it on for 30-25 minutes. Rinse your hair, using your regular shampoo and conditioner.
Is your hair rough and dry? It is possibly because your hair strands lack moisture and are extremely parched. To treat this, a simple mask can be used, which contains only three ingredients, honey, apple cider vinegar and egg. This mask adds shine to the hair and nourishes it without weighing it down.
DIY Mask: Make this mask by adding 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and apply it to your hair, leaving it on for 30-45 minutes. You can rinse off the mask with shampoo and conditioner.
If you have persistent slow hair growth and want to speed it up, this mask is ideal for you! This mask will help your hair not only achieve hair growth, but also clear your scalp of dandruff, prevent hair fall and repair damaged hair by strengthening hair follicles. This mask is a mixture of cinnamon and coconut oil, both really powerful ingredients that are effective for hair problems.
DIY Mask: The mask requires 1 tablespoon coconut oil and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. When these ingredients have been mixed well in a bowl, it can be applied to the scalp while portioning your hair. Use your fingertips to massage the mask onto the scalp stimulating hair follicles. Leave it on for 30-45 minutes and then rinse it off with your regular shampoo and conditioner.
Tired of bad hair days because of frizzy hair? Well us too. Frizz has been linked to damaged hair because there is lack of moisture, especially on the cuticles present on your hair strands which need adequate moisture to be smooth. To treat this, banana is a key ingredient in the hair mask you can make and use at home. Bananas are rich in natural oils, potassium, carbohydrates and vitamins; which lock in moisture and add softness and shine to your hair.
DIY Mask: For this mask you will require one peeled banana, 2 tablespoon plain yogurt and 1 tablespoon honey. Combine all the ingredients in a blender, until the bananas are mashed. Apply the mask to damp hair and leave it on for 30-45 minutes. You can rinse it off with shampoo and conditioner.
Green tea has a laundry list of health benefits that are too numerous to count. The ingredient has antioxidant properties which makes it the best to calm an irritated scalp. Peppermint oil is another ingredient that has inflammatory qualities that hydrate and soothe an inflamed scalp.
DIY Mask: You need 1 cup of green tea, 2 drops of peppermint oil and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. After mixing well, the mask should be applied for up to 5 minutes before being rinsed off.
Hair thinning can be upsetting, especially when your scalp starts to become more visible. Lack of volume can make hairstyles look floppy and dull. Clove hair rinse can be used to solve this problem, which contains ingredients readily available in the kitchen. Cloves can naturally enhance hair colour and thicken weak and brittle hair strands.
DIY Mask: For this mask, 2 tablespoons of whole cloves are required, along with 1 cup of water. Bring the water to a boil in a pan on the stove. Add cloves and boil them for 5 minutes, after which you can remove the pan from the stove and let the cloves rest for a few hours or preferably overnight. After the rest period, pour the clove water through a sieve to separate the cloves, and store the water in an airtight container. To use this, you can pour over your hair right after shampooing and conditioning your hair. No rinsing is required for this.
We all know how annoying and itchy dandruff can really be. This mask is designed to specifically treat dandruff once and for all. For the mask lemon is needed, which is a natural ingredient and can treat dandruff, as well as an irritated scalp.
DIY Mask: You need to mix 2 tablespoons of yogurt with a 1 tablespoon of lemon, mixed well and applied onto the scalp very gently. Let the mask stay on for at least 30 minutes and then rinse off using mild shampoo. The citric acid present in lemons can help treat dandruff effectively. Directly applying lemon on to the scalp can cause irritation, so unflavoured curd is used to balance off the strong ingredient. However, yogurt is also full of nutrients and can be used as a natural nourishing hair conditioner. You can add rice water to the mask which contains selenium which reduces the yeast responsible for the dandruff.
Ready to say goodbye to all those hair strands in your hair brush? Eggs are a source of proteins and B vitamins which are essential for maintaining healthy hair. This egg mask is highly effective for hair fall, because it nourishes your hair, adds shine and stimulates hair growth in dermal papilla cells.
DIY Mask: Ingredients to make this mask include 1 egg, 1 cup of milk, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Whisk the egg in a bowl and then proceed to add the rest of the ingredients. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp and leave it on for 20 minutes. The mask needs to be rinsed off with cold water.