Many of us have hair issues, whether it’s damage, oiliness, frizz, dandruff, or fading. Seasonal transitions, sun, pollutants, natural conditions, hair care products, and hair styling equipment are just a few of the culprits that can cause such issues. Luckily there are several options to solve these problems including all-natural and herbal DIY hair masks.
DIY hair masks can actually be quite effective in dealing with any of these common hair problems. The masks tend to nourish the scalp, the roots, and the hair, leaving you with hair that is shiny, soft, and healthy.
It’s actually very easy to create a DIY hair mask. All you need are a few common ingredients and a mixing bowl. Plus most DIY hair masks are quite inexpensive. Especially when compared to store-bought masks.
Below are some of the best DIY hair mask recipes that can be beneficial for several common hair and scalp problems.
For Dry and Damaged Hair
Are you someone who frequently bleaches or colors your hair? If so, this particular DIY hair mask recipe can help reverse the damage. When you have dry, brittle hair, this intensely moisturizing DIY avocado, coconut, and honey hair mask for damaged hair is the ultimate healing formula.
- 1/2 Avocado
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil
- 2 tbsp of honey
- Combine the ingredients in a bowl, and then add the mixture to damp hair from top to bottom.
- Knead the mixture into your hair and scalp, then cover your head with a head towel or a shower cap for 30-45 minutes.
- Rinse and clean with your usual shampoo and conditioner.
DIY Hair Mask for Oily and Damaged Hair
Oily and damaged hair is a very common issue and one that this simple Lemon Juice and Egg DIY hair mask can help. Lemon juice contains a very high amount of vitamin C, which makes it very successful in removing excess oil and grease. Lemon, when combined with egg, works very well for oily and damaged hair.
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Lemon
- Crack an egg, then separate the egg white from the yolk.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the egg white and lemon juice until you obtain a smooth texture.
- Add the mask to damp hair, working from top to bottom.
- Cover with a towel or shower cap, and allow to rest for around half an hour.
- Rinse with your usual shampoo and conditioner.
For Hair Loss
Hair loss is a significant – and often embarrassing – issue for many women around the world. If you’re one of them, you probably know that there are several different therapies and solutions. However, give the following DIY hair masks a try before you give up and begin using u part wigs.
Egg is an excellent ingredient for hair loss. It’s naturally rich in proteins and amino acids, both of which feed the hair. It also adds shine to hair, lessens hair fall, and facilitates hair development.
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 cup of milk
- Whisk the egg and then mix in the remaining ingredients.
- Apply the DIY hair mask blend to the scalp and head, again working from top to bottom.
- Cover your head with a shower cap or towel, and let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes.
- Rinse with cold water.
A banana DIY hair mask works well for many things. It creates shine and softness, helps eliminate dandruff, adds moisture, and helps to reduce damage. Olive incorporated with banana is an even better option.
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- Combine the DIY hair mask ingredients in a mixing bowl making sure to mix well.
- Add the mask to the scalp and work it down through the hair.
- Allow the mask to rest for about 5 minutes.
- Then wash in lukewarm water.
DIY Hair Mask for Dandruff
Dandruff can be so irritating! The itchy scalp, the embarrassing flakes that can be dry or sticky, and the feeling of a continuously stressed scalp. Not to mention the hair appearing dry and dead. The following DIY hair masks can help nourish the scalp and hair while getting rid of dandruff.
Aloe Vera Mask
Aloe Vera is very successful in alleviating seborrhea dermatitis, which is one of the causes of persistent dandruff. Aloe vera also has anti-fungal properties, which may also help in dandruff treatment.
- 2 – 3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 4 Tbsp of pure aloe Vera gel
- Combine 4 spoonfuls of pure aloe vera gel with 2 or 3 drops of eucalyptus oil in a mixing bowl.
- Apply the mixture to the scalp and roots, working down to the ends. Make sure your primary focus is the scalp.
- Once you’ve thoroughly covered your scalp and hair in the DIY hair mask, allow it to sit for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Rinse the hair mask off under flowing cool/lukewarm water.
Green Tea and Peppermint Essential Oil Mask
Another great DIY hair mask for treating dandruff is a Green Tea and Peppermint Essential Oil mask. Green tea helps with anti-fungal properties, whereas peppermint helps make the scalp cool, together they work to alleviate dandruff.
- 1 cup of green tea
- 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 1 tsp of vinegar
- Combine the above ingredients in a bowl and put aside.
- Rinse your hair under cold water, then work in the mask starting from the scalp and working it through to the ends of the hair.
- Keep the mask on while gently massaging the scalp for around 5 minutes.
- Clean the hair with a gentle shampoo that is free of sulfates and then rinse it clean.
Final Thoughts on DIY Hair Masks
These DIY hair mask recipes can be quite effective for different hair and scalp issues. However, always remember that a healthy balanced diet, exercise, good sleep, and a good hair care routine all play into the health of both your scalp and your hair.