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DIY Hair Masks

DIY Hair Masks


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Keeping in with the theme of hydration this month, here are a couple of DIY hair masks that work. 

DIY hair masks are a fantastic way to give your hair the love and care it deserves. With simple ingredients straight from your kitchen, you can nourish and hydrate your locks, leaving them looking healthy and vibrant. 


1. Avocado and Honey Hair Mask:

Avocado is not only a delicious fruit but also a powerhouse for hair hydration. Simply mash a ripe avocado and mix it with two tablespoons of honey. Apply the mixture to your damp hair, focusing on the ends. Leave it on for about 30 minutes to allow the nutrients to penetrate your hair strands. Rinse thoroughly for soft, shiny locks.


2. Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera Hair Mask:

Coconut oil is known for its deep moisturizing properties, while aloe vera soothes the scalp and promotes hair growth. Combine two tablespoons of coconut oil with two tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Apply the mixture from roots to tips and leave it on for 1-2 hours. Wash it out with shampoo and conditioner for luscious, nourished hair.


3. Banana and Olive Oil Hair Mask:

Bananas are not only a yummy snack but also a great ingredient for hair masks (Cobb & Watson, 2019). Mash one ripe banana and mix it with two tablespoons of olive oil. This mask is perfect for repairing damaged and dry hair. Apply the mixture to your hair, focusing on the roots and scalp. Leave it on for 30-45 minutes, then rinse thoroughly for revitalized locks.


4. Yogurt and Egg Hair Mask:

Yogurt is a natural conditioner (Cobb & Frothingham, 2020), while eggs provide protein to strengthen your hair. Beat one egg and mix it with half a cup of plain yogurt. Apply the mixture to your hair, ensuring all strands are covered. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes, then rinse with cool water for nourished and shiny hair.


5. Honey and Yogurt Hair Mask:

Honey is a humectant, meaning it attracts and retains moisture (Cornara, 2013). Mix two tablespoons of honey with half a cup of plain yogurt. Apply the mixture to your hair, starting from the roots and working your way down. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water for hydrated locks.





References

Cobb, C., & Frothingham, S. (2020, March 13). Yogurt for Hair and Scalp: Benefits and How to Apply. Healthline. Retrieved January 25, 2024, from https://www.healthline.com/health/yogurt-for-hair

Cobb, C., & Watson, K. (2019, July 15). Banana Hair Mask Benefits, Plus Recipes for Dry Hair and Dandruff. Healthline. Retrieved January 25, 2024, from https://www.healthline.com/health/banana-hair-mask

Cornara, L. (2013). Honey in dermatology and skin care: a review. PubMed. Retrieved January 25, 2024, from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24305429/


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