When it comes to breathing new life into your hair, a hair mask may be the ideal way to do it. Perhaps you have enjoyed a face mask – an application applied to the skin of the face to help cleanse and detoxify it while also getting nutrients and moisture into it. The same concept applies to a hair mask. For those who have damaged hair, this type of application is an easy and effective way of restoring the healthy look and condition of your hair.
What's even better, there are some outstanding products on the market that you can purchase or you can make your own. DIY hair masks are just as effective and may be the perfect choice for damaged hair.
Why Invest in a Hair Mask?
Hair masks – including DIY hair masks – are very easy to use. They are a quick way to get potent nutrients to the hair. Usually, it only takes about 20 minutes to reap those benefits. That is because they work as a type of hair conditioner. The hair absorbs the nutrients and moisture into it, helping to hydrate it and soften it. Over time, this can restore the damaged hair, but it can also offer other benefits. That includes improving the hair's ability to grow quickly and come in thick. It may also add that glow and shine you are after.
How Do You Make a DIY Hair Mask?
There is a range of products on the market already made, but making your own hair mask gives you a lot of versatility to choose ingredients that you love. It is also something you can probably do with very little time right from your home, even at the last minute.
There are a few things to remember. Whenever possible, use only all natural and, when possible, organic products. This helps ensure your hair has access to nutrients that can significantly improve the hair's quality without damage from chemical products (that only makes the damage to your hair even worse).
So, what goes into them? There are a few options to choose from. Here are our recommended DIY hair masks.
Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask
In a container, combine one tablespoon of coconut oil along with one tablespoon of honey. This combination can be good for your hair as well as your scalp. It adds healthy fat to the skin, which improved moisture retention. You can also count on it for restoring your hair's health even after significant damage. Coconut oil is able to penetrate deeply into the hair. The honey component of this works as a humectant. That allows it to hold onto moisture and lock it into the hair. You will find this is a good option if you have damaged and dry hair, especially if you have breaks in your hair.
Yogurt and Honey Hair Mask
Another combination uses that same, high quality honey but also pairs it with yogurt. You can also add in a banana to this recipe to get even better nutrients into the hair itself. For this hair mask, mix two tablespoons of plain yogurt with one tablespoon of honey together. If you want to add in the banana, add one small banana sliced. Mix together until the banana is incorporated fully. Then, apply to your hair when it is damp, going from the top to the bottom.
The yogurt in this recipe is beneficial because it helps to reduce frizz and damage from heat products. It has a high amount of lactic acid that can also help to increase the shine to your hair. When you mix this with the banana, which helps to also reduce frizz and improved moisture, your hair will be soft and supple again.
Try your own combination of nutrients in a hair mask. Some other good ingredients to include are strawberries, lemon, avocados, and coconut milk. You can also use brown sugar, eggs, and olive oil. The key is to add a nutrient rich food along with some type of natural fat. This is what helps to make your hair beautiful and soft again, healing it from any type of damage that you may have.