In today’s world, beauty industry has evolved to a great extent. With technology in our hands, we can absolutely do anything with our hair, skin or body. Seldom we think about the harmful effects technology leaves behind. Have you ever thought of your hair being damaged by using straighteners and blow dryers?
The intense heat from these hair gadgets not only damage your hair but would also not let them grow at their normal pace.
The split ends would ruin your hair texture, leaving them unappealing.
Why You Need DIY Hair Masks
I would be discussing some amazing hair masks for damaged hair. Let me tell you here that I was the biggest user of all these heat based gadgets available on Amazon. I used to straighten my hair out almost everyday. I loved my hair in a sleek and straight finish which made them look pretty without any further styling needed. With the passage of time, I noticed split ends emerging and my hair getting rough and dry.
I was still not too worried about it till I started noticing that my hair length had been the same over a period of 10 months. Now this really made me freak out and I started my research. I tried different hair care products including serums, conditioners, and thickening creams without any good results.
I switched to natural home remedies also known as DIY hair masks, which saved my hair and I couldn’t have asked for more!
In my post Top 3 Beauty Secrets for Your Hair I briefly touched on the topic of DIY hair masks and mentioned three basic masks that you can prepare at home. Here I’m discussing the most popular and extremely effective hair masks that can be easily prepared at home. If you are also experiencing hair damage then do try out these.
1. Coconut Hot Oil Treatment
This hair treatment comes to the rescue when everything else fails. It gives a new life to your hair and leave them healthy and shiny. You need to take extra virgin organic coconut oil. Coconut oil has a huge list of health benefits and one of them being a good treatment for your hair. Warm up coconut oil and apply to your hair in sections. Make sure that every part of your scalp is covered with warm coconut oil. Take a hot towel and wrap it on your head. Let it sit for at least 20 minutes. You can wash off and use a mild shampoo free of chemicals. Do this once a month and you will see instant results!
Note: You would need to wash more than once in order to take out all the excessive oil from the hair.
2. Milk and Honey Mask
Milk is a natural moisturizer and it is very good for the skin and hair. You can use skim milk or full fat milk for this hair mask. Take 2 cups of warm milk and add 2 teaspoons of honey. You can also add flour to get the right consistency. Apply this mixture to your hair and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash off. You will see amazing results in just 20 minutes. It would make your hair smooth, silky and straight.
3. Egg and Mayonnaise Mask
This is one of the most popular DIY hair masks especially for dull and damaged hair, which surely is too good to be true. This hair mask allows your hair to get good strength and make them appear soft and healthy. All you need to do is take 1 egg yolk and 1 cup mayonnaise. Mix these together and apply to your scalp in sections. Leave it on for at least an hour. Wash off with mild shampoo and I don’t need to say anything more. You will see it for yourself how amazing this mask is for dry and damaged hair.
Note: Always start from the root and go down the tip of the hair. It is best to divide your hair into sections and then apply.
4. Aloe Vera Juice Mask
Whenever I feel that my hair is getting damaged due to sun exposure then I always rely on this mask. Aloe vera has some miraculous properties which make it the most precious beauty ingredient. This mask is simple but gives very good results. Extract Aloe vera pulp from the plant or you can also use the ready made Aloe vera juice available on Amazon. If you are using the fresh pulp then give it a good blend and apply evenly onto your scalp. Leave it on for an hour and wash off.
You will simply love the softness of your hair. They will get a new life with this mask.
5. Olive Oil and Egg Mask
I love olive oil for its amazing results when it comes to making your hair soft and silky. Olive oil is very good for massaging your scalp and it gives nourishment to your hair. Take half a cup of olive oil and mix one egg into it. Apply this mixture on your hair for one hour then wash off. You will notice that your split ends are gone instantly and the hair looks perfect. No more styling needed when they look so amazing.
Try out these hair masks for damaged hair and see the difference. You need to give special attention to your hair. You also need to drink plenty of water and sleep well in order to stay healthy. If you have a healthy body then you would also have healthy hair. Make sure you massage your scalp twice a week to improve blood circulation. Good blood circulation would make your hair strong and healthy.