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Hair Treatment: 5 DIY Hair Masks We Know You’ll Love

 

Your hair needs some love. True or false? If you answered true, we’ve got you covered this week with our Top 5 Favourite DIY Hair Masks and Hair Treatment – all of which include natural ingredients that can be found in your kitchen.

The Ingredients (And Their Benefits)

Coconut Oil? Avocado? Honey? Coconut Milk? Eggs? Who knew that all these #breakie foods could actually be used in a hair treatment? These raw and natural ingredients have proven to be great resources for achieving shinier, silkier, healthier, hydrated hair (and more!). The best thing about these ingredients is that you don’t have to look too far for them – they’re probably already sitting in your kitchen cabinet or fridge. Let’s take a look at some of these natural products and their hair benefits.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil has always been used as a natural conditioner to treat dry hair. It also produces soft and shiny hair by locking in the moisture and preventing dryness of the scalp. It’s a great resource for preventing hair breakage, split ends, and even fly-aways!

 

Honey

The benefits of honey are endless! First, honey is great for retaining moisture in your hair as it is a natural humectant. This means that it sucks moisture into the hair and prevents it from escaping. This is especially great if you have dry hair and need an extra boost of moisture and hydration. Honey is also an emollient, which helps smoothen and soften your hair, and brings back any lost sheen and shine to your hair!

Coconut Milk

Surprise! Coconut milk is a natural hair repairing remedy. It’s no surprise, since Coconut Milk is made from the healthy, white flesh of coconuts. Are you suffering from hair loss? If so, Coconut milk is loaded with vitamins like Niacin and Folate, which stimulates circulation in the scalp, promoting hair growth. Do you have dry hair? Coconut Milk also contains Vitamin E and healthy fats, which nourish dry hair, moisture hair root to tip, and acts as a natural hair de-tangler.

Coconut Oil

Coconuts truly seem to be the magical ingredient for your hair. Coconut Oilcan be used for hair and skin, is a healthy fat for cooking, aids in digestion, supports the body’s natural hormones…the benefits of Coconut Oil are endless! Coconut Oil for hair keeps it moist and soft and prevents hair breakage because of its high moisture retaining capabilities. Since Coconut Oil is loaded with fatty acids, it penetrates the hair more deeply than regular conditioners, leading to beautiful soft, silky, shiny hair. We recommend to use Organic Coconut Oil whenever possible.

 

Lemon

Lemon is best for those with an oily scalp, as lemon juice has the capabilities of absorbing excess oil and grease in the scalp. Lemon is high in Vitamin C, which leads to strong hair, and its acidic nature will help clean your hair from any deposited products and dust. Lemon also contains a compound called Limonene, which adds bounce and shine to dull, lifeless hair. Lemon juice is also great for fighting Dandruff, as it has anti-fungal properties. Who knew there were all these benefits of lemon!

Eggs

Eggs are rich in Vitamins A, D, and E, proteins and fatty acids, which help retain the luster and shine in your hair. As your hair is mostly made of protein, this extra boost to the hair leaves it feeling healthy and restored. On top of being delicious when cooked to an omelette – it’s also a great natural conditioner!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is known for having antibacterial and antifungal properties which help with flaky and itchy scalps. It also cleanses the hair without stripping natural oils, and helps retain the moisture in your hair for better conditioning. So how does Apple Cider Vinegar work for hair? Here’s a quick science lesson:

Apple Cider Vinegar contains loads of vitamins like B vitamins, vitamin C and potassium. Since Apple Cider Vinegar is slightly acidic, when you dilute it with water, it works amazingly to balance the pH level of your scalp and cure any ailments. Exposing your hair to this acidic Apple Cider Vinegar also hardens the outside of the hair, which results in hair that shines, is smooth and silky, and less prone to tangling.

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar is a great exfoliant for the hair that helps eliminate dead skin cells from the scalp and any residue that may have built up, leading to healthier hair.

1. Coconut Hair Repairing Mask

5 DIY Hair Masks

The Coconut Hair Repairing Mask restores the moisture and shine back into your hair and softens it.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

– 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
– 1 Tablespoon of Honey

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl

2. Transfer mix into a pot and heat up until melted

3. Apply to hair from top to bottom and cover with a shower cap

4. Let it sit for 15-20 mins

5. Rinse

2. Avocado Hair Mask

5 DIY Hair Masks

The Avocado Hair Mask will restore shine, fight frizz, repair any damage and add moisture.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

– 1 Avocado
– 2 Eggs
– 1 Tablespoon of Honey
– 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl

2. Apply to your hair from the ends to the roots

3. Let it sit for 15-20 mins

4. Rinse

3. Egg Hair Mask

5 DIY Hair Masks

The Egg Hair Mask will soften your hair and restore shine.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

– 1 Egg
– 1 Cup of Coconut Milk
– 1 Squeeze of Lemon
– 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:

1. Crack one egg into a bowl and beat the egg

2. Mix 1 cup of coconut milk and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and mix well

3. Add a squeeze of lemon and mix well

4. Massage mixture into scalp and let it sit for 15-20 minutes

5. Rinse

4. Strawberry Hair Mask

5 DIY Hair Masks

The Strawberry Hair Mask eliminates excess oil and grease and will give your hair a glossy shine.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

– 6-8 Fresh Strawberries
– 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
– 1 Tablespoon of Honey

Directions:

1. Blend all ingredients to form a puree

2. Apply evenly to damp hair

3. Let it sit for 5-10 mins

4. Rinse well with warm water

5. Brown Sugar Mask

5 DIY Hair Masks

The Brown Sugar Mask will help aid dry, itchy or flaky scalps and remove any dead skin cells.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

– 2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
– 1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl

2. Apply to your hair from top to bottom

3. Let it sit for 15-20 mins

4. Rinse

Tried any of these masks, or have more to recommend? Let us know in the comments below!

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