Quench your strands with deep conditioning that will help eliminate frizz and breakage. Best of all, you can do it from home with pantry and refrigerator staples that are often less expensive than store-bought treatments.
A few overripe bananas, some coconut oil or that extra mayonnaise you have lying around can make a big difference in your hair. These DIY Hair Masks for Nourished Tresses will keep your strands moisturized and shiny all season long.
Avocado and Olive Oil Mask
This is a great mask to use for nourishing your hair’s damaged areas. It contains ingredients like avocado, honey and olive oil that help to repair and hydrate your locks. It also helps to strengthen the hair and increase shine.
The avocado in this mask is loaded with vitamins that are great for reducing protein loss and keeping your scalp healthy. The coconut oil provides extra hydration and helps to keep the scalp hydrated as well.
You can use this mask as a conditioner to get your hair back to looking sexy and sleek. The egg whites in this recipe provide a good amount of protein to help repair damage. The lemon helps to reduce build-up and balance the pH of the scalp. The strawberry is a great source of vitamin C, which helps boost collagen production for healthy hair. It’s great for achieving overall hair health and helps to reduce split ends. This mask is simple to make and can be frozen in single treatments to use later on.
Coconut Oil and Yogurt Mask
The lauric acid in coconut oil is a triple threat: it moisturizes dry areas, promotes hair growth and helps reduce protein loss due to coloring or using heat styling tools too often. This mask is ideal for dandruff-prone, itchy scalps.
You can use this mask as an intensive treatment if your hair needs a serious infusion of moisture. Simply add a teaspoon of honey to a tablespoon of yogurt and mix it well before applying it on your hair. Leave it on for a half hour before rinsing it off.
This hair mask works wonders for thinning or fine hair because it is free of ingredients that might weigh down your strands. The avocado and banana in this mask are rich sources of vitamins A, C and E and are great for boosting elasticity. This is one of the best DIY hair masks for nourishing damaged areas. It’s also easy to whip up since you probably have all of the ingredients sitting in your fridge.
Banana and Coconut Milk Mask
When you want to pamper your tresses and give it a healthy boost, use this simple homemade mask that is loaded with nutrients. The bananas are rich in silica, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and magnesium while the coconut milk is packed with nourishing fatty acids that help keep your hair healthy and moisturized.
The lactic acid in the sour cream gently strips away excess dirt from your strands while the milk fat helps keep them soft. Mix the ingredients together to create a smooth paste and apply it to your scalp and hair. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinse well.
If you are suffering from dry and flaky scalp or dandruff, this mask is the best remedy for you. Simply combine 2 mashed bananas with 1 egg and add some honey to get a consistent and smooth paste. Then, add some melted coconut oil to the mixture and stir it thoroughly.
Honey and Avocado Mask
Known for its ability to moisturize and strengthen, avocado is a beauty expert’s best friend. “For nourishing damaged areas, try mixing half an avocado with a tablespoon of honey and applying to hair for 20 minutes,” Vaccaro recommends. This mask is also helpful for tackling dry, itchy scalps as well.
This nourishing mask contains biotin-rich avocados, which help strengthen strands and improve elasticity, as well as oil-rich olive and coconut oils that will hydrate and nourish. The addition of lemon, a natural anti-fungal and dandruff-fighting agent, and avocado helps balance the oil in hair to prevent it from becoming too dry.
Mash up a ripe banana and mix in the olive oil until you have a lump-free puree, then combine with the avocado and honey. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp, focusing on any strands that seem especially dry or frizzy. Leave on for 30 to 45 minutes before rinsing.