Hair masks are treatments that bring nourishment to your hair. The point is to essentially hydrate and supercharge your hair strands. What’s commonly found in hair masks are natural oils, butters, and moisturizers. They’re especially recommended for hair types that are dry, damaged, and colored. If you have curly hair and are suffering from dryness and frizziness, hair masks are just about the perfect solution. You can buy ready made masks, like the Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask; try a special blend of oils like the ones from Three Squares Oil or take a look at what’s in your kitchen and create one yourself. Let me show you 5 tips to making a DIY masks for curly hair. You’ll definitely love them because they’re all natural and very easy to whip at home.
- Honey for hair growth
A lot of homemade hair masks contains honey as it’s a very effective emollient. It works to seal moisture in our hair, making it great conditioner. Honey has been attributed to less hair breakage which is usually the cause for slow hair growth. Honey strengthens hair follicles and also has antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
There are lot of ways to make honey based hair mask. You can mix it with olive oil and buttermilk to get a natural conditioner that promotes hair growth. Honey can also be mixed with bananas and olive oil for a vitamin enriched hair mask. Eggs also make a great mask, mixing it with honey makes for a protein packed mask that your hair will definitely love.
- Avocado for strengthening your hair
Avocados are helpful in rejuvenating and moisturizing your hair. It’s a great source of amino acids, proteins, and vitamins, making it effecting for strengthening the hair. It’s also the reason why it’s a key ingredient in a lot of beauty products.
Making avocado based hair masks is super easy. You can mix avocado oil, honey, olive oil, and egg for an effective sunscreen with moisturizing properties. For dry hair, try ripe avocado with raw honey and whole egg. Then add an essential oil of your choice (try rosemary).
- Mayonnaise for the heat treated hair
Before you say yuck, know that there are a lot of benefits to using mayonnaise on your hair, specially for those who are fond of heat treatments. Because it contains oils, vinegar and egg yolks, it’s useful in maintaining moisture and nourishment. It also helps remove lice and gives more definition to your curly hair.
All you need is cup of mayonnaise. Massage it on your hair and scalp and let it sit for 20 minutes. Wash it off and remove it further with the help of a gentle conditioner. With regular use you’ll see that it helps a lot in keeping your hair healthy and nourished.
- Onions for hair-breakage
Another one of those natural hair remedies that doesn’t appeal to a lot of people. Onion juice is effective in nourishing hair follicles. Because of it’s sulphur content, it also helps minimize hair thinning and breakage.
To make a mask, cut and blend some onions and add a little water to it. Filter it using a strainer or cheesecloth to ensure no chunks will stay on your mask. Do this weekly to see visible results. If you’re eyes are sensitive to onions, you may want to wear goggles to avoid tearing up.
- Aloe vera for deep conditioning
Aloe vera is a wonder plant that works to thicken your hair and help them grow healthy strands. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and certain enzymes that helps nourish your hair. It even has anti-fungal and anti-dandruff properties. For extra smooth and bouncy hair, mix equal amounts of virgin coconut oil and aloe vera juice. Leave it on your hair and scalp for as long as possible for best results.