Weekend Pleasures: 4 DIY Hair Treatments for Hair Nourishment
It happens. Sometimes, you get no time to drop by the salon for your usual hair treatment or run out of your favourite hair mask. But this doesn’t mean your hair have to suffer. Alternatively, the best way to achieve more beautiful hair is through all-natural and organic homemade hair masks. With the rise of DIY beauty Instagram accounts and countless DIY videos on YouTube, getting inspired wouldn't be a problem. Just get your smartphone and browse through the Instagram accounts of beauty guru Michelle Phan (@michellefawn) and Lucky Magazine editor-in-chief Eva Chen (@evachen212) and The Beauty Department (@thebeautydept), and our favourite YouTuber Andrea of Andrea’s Choice (@andreaschoice) for tips and inspiration. If you’re home on a weekend, why not try a DIY hair mask for a change? Just like salon treatments, organic homemade hair treatments can aid in nourishing the scalp and hair roots. Plus making a homemade hair mask is not only very cheap but it is also very easy to make. All you need are some simple kitchen ingredients.
We've come up with some hair masks that you can make at home. Read on for their uses and benefits.
1. Banana Hair Mask
Bananas are one of the fruits available all year round. And while they're good for you, did you know that they are also amazing to use for your beauty needs? Bananas are super rich in potassium, vitamins, antioxidants, and natural oils. We all know our hair needs all of these vitamins to be healthy and grow strong.
Well, here’s one very simple recipe that could and will help you enjoy fast-growing, long, and healthy hair – instead of eating that last banana, mash it and massage it into your hair and scalp! Just pick a soft, ripe one, mash it into a paste, then apply it on your head and cover with a shower cap. For best result, wrap a hot towel over your head for maximum results or, in case you are out of hot towels, use a hairdryer to help your hair quickly absorb all the nutrients.
2. Coconut Oil with Honey Hair Mask
Do you have dry and damaged hair caused by hair straighteners? Or is your hair generally dry and coarse? Then this incredibly helpful hair mask is good for your hair. Coconut and honey are very powerful hair-nourishing ingredients. It keeps hair strong and less prone to premature ageing. It is also known to prevent baldness and hair loss. Add honey to it, another good nature’s ingredient and you're sure to have flawless, healthy hair. Honey, known for its ability to lock in moisture, which can be great for severely dry hair. It also has antioxidants which can encourage hair growth.
For this you will need one tsp. of organic coconut oil, one tablespoon organic raw honey, a sauce pan and a mixing bowl. Mix all these ingredients in a bowl. Though easier to apply to wet hair, this mask can be applied to both wet and dry hair. Part hair in sections and apply on to hair. Let it sit in your hair for 30-40 minutes and rinse off after. You’ll instantly notice softer, smoother and healthier hair.
3. Avocado Hair Mask
You surely know the benefits of Avocado. But aside from the vitamins and nutrients that it gives your body, this wonder fruit can also give wonderful benefits to your hair. For those who have dry hair, applying an avocado hair mask to your damaged hair can add instant shine and luster to your hair. Who doesn’t love a straight and beautiful hair that is locked with moisture, right?
You will need one ripe avocado: pitted and scooped out, two tablespoons of olive oil, and two tablespoons honey. Two to three drops lavender essential oil is optional. Mix in all ingredients in a bowl and apply to damp hair.
4. Apple Cider Hair Mask
Apple cider can make hair look smooth, soft and shiny. It is also a great treatment for dry and itchy scalp. It aids in cleaning dirt build-up in your scalp. This easy to make hair mask can serve as a natural conditioner as it can make your hair look smooth, shiny and moisturised. Use this at least once a week and say goodbye to unruly and tangled hair.
Blend in Apple Cider and honey in a bowl and apply to damp hair. Rinse after 15 minutes and see the results for yourself!
It's good to go organic. Not only will it give you multiple health and beauty benefits, it can also prevent you from adding more chemical to your body. Go for these all-natural treatments and achieve flawless, naturally healthy and beautiful hair.
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