Beauty: 3 Simple DIY Masks For Healthy Scalp And Hair

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Just like a face mask works to nourish and hydrate the skin, a hair mask works in the same way, improving the condition and health of hair. Natural and organic homemade masks nourish the hair and scalp combating common hair and scalp problems and leaving the hair looking healthy. Natural hair masks are simple yet effective requiring only ingredients that are already readily found in your home. Plus, you get to do them right in the comfort of your home. Men can also use this for their beards.

General benefits to gain from a hair mask

  • Shiny, softer hair
  • Added moisture to hair
  • Reduced hair crack and damage
  • Fewer frizzes
  • A healthier scalp
  • Stronger hair

1. Avocado and honey hair mask

Ingredients

1 tablespoon honey
1 whole avocado

Instructions

Blend crushed avocado and honey.
Spread fine mixture on your hair.
Wear a shower cap.
Let it sit for 20 minutes.
Rinse and wash it out with a gentle shampoo.
Condition as normal.

Benefits

Avocado is great for moisturizing which is very beneficial for people with dry hair. It revitalizes hair, prevents dandruff, and promotes hair growth. Honey seals in the moisture allowing it to stay conditioned. It also reduces breakage which slows down hair growth.

The antioxidant properties of honey strengthen the hair follicles and prevent hair from becoming damaged. Honey has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that prevent scalp infections as well as soothe dandruff and eczema. Using honey regularly cleans the hair follicles and boosts hair growth.

2. Honey and coconut hair mask

Ingredients

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

Mix all the ingredients together.
Heat up until melted.
Apply the mixture to your hair from top to bottom.
Cover your hair with a shower cap.
Let it sit for 12-15 minutes.
Wash your hair following your usual process.

Benefits

Coconut oil moisturizes hair and prevents breakage which is one of the ways coconut oil promotes hair growth. It also protects hair from protein loss and damage when wet. Hair is most vulnerable to damage when wet. Coconut is also a better conditioner than most offerings in the market. Coconut and honey both moisturize the hair and seal in the moisture preventing it from evaporating. Honey strengthens the hair and has properties that prevent scalp infections while helping to soothe dandruff and eczema.

3. Egg, lemon juice, and olive oil

Ingredients

1 egg
1 teaspoon olive oil
Lemon juice from ½ or whole lemon

Instructions

Mix thoroughly.
Spread on hair.
Allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes.
Rinse out with warm water.
Pat dry.

Benefits

Eggs restrict hair loss and hydrate the hair improving its elasticity and resistance to breakage. Eggs also nourish the hair and give it a healthy shine while helping to repair and heal damaged hair. It also improves hair texture making it smoothers.

Olive oil moisturizes hair. Research shows that it has a major moisturizing effect on hair. It adds softens and strengthens hair by penetrating the shaft and preserving moisture. Olive oil also helps repair damaged hair and fights against split ends which is one of the biggest hindrances to hair growth.

Lemon juice creates shinier hair and reduces oil and dandruff. Lemon juice is very beneficial for people who struggle with dry hair.

Cold weather has a negative effect on the scalp and hair, usually drying it out and leading to itching and dandruff. Give your hair and scalp some TLC right from home with these three simple hair mask recipes whose ingredients are very likely just in your kitchen.

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