Hair mask treatments don’t need to be costly. In fact, you can make a DIY hair mask at home! Don’t worry, you don’t need fancy ingredients to whip one up. You can simply check your kitchen or refrigerator for some ingredients that you may already have like avocado, honey, or mayonnaise, and you’re all set!
One good thing about creating a DIY hair mask is that your hair gets to soak up nutrients from natural sources. For one, avocado helps nourish and moisturize your hair because it is rich in natural oils and good fats. Meanwhile, mayonnaise can help remove product buildup on your scalp because of its vinegar content.
Ready to make your DIY hair mask? Check out these recipes and get ready to treat your hair
How to Make a DIY Avocado Hair Mask
This DIY avocado hair mask is designed to treat dry and sun-damaged hair. And because avocados are also rich in biotin, an avocado mask can help stimulate hair growth, too.
What You Need:
- 2 tablespoons of avocado
- 2 tablespoons of egg yolk
- ½ cup raw honey
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
1. Mix and whisk
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together until they are blended well. You can also use a blender to speed up the process.
2. Heat it up
The DIY hair mask can be absorbed better if it is warm. You can heat it up a little bit in the microwave for about two minutes. Make sure to try a little amount of the mix on your skin to avoid getting burned.
3. Apply the DIY mask
Wet your hair, then apply the mask on your damp hair. Make sure that the mask is evenly distributed from roots to tips. Massage your scalp for better absorption and blood circulation. Then, leave the mask on your hair for 20 minutes. You can also cover your hair with a shower cap.
4. Rinse and let dry
Rinse your hair thoroughly and make sure that no avocado mask residue is left on your hair. Then, let your hair dry naturally.
Editor’s tip: Complement your DIY avocado hair mask with a biotin-rich shampoo like Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo to help make your hair grow stronger.
How to Make DIY Mayonnaise Hair Mask
Aside from removing product buildup, this DIY hair mask can help calm frizz and improve the appearance of dull and rough hair. If you have curly or wavy hair, you can benefit from a weekly mayonnaise hair treatment, as the oil from the mayonnaise can coat your strands and keep them from drying out.
- 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon of oil
1. Mix the ingredients
Put together the mayonnaise and oil in a small bowl and stir.
2. Spread and knead
Apply the DIY hair mask on your hair. Make sure to spread it evenly and knead your scalp to distribute the mask.
3. Cover your hair
Using a hot towel, wrap your hair for 30 minutes to help it absorb the hair mask. While waiting, you can go back to your laundry or finish reading your book.
Rinse your hair with warm water as this helps remove the mask more thoroughly. It would also be better to use a microfiber towel because it caused less friction on your hair. Then, don’t forget to just let your hair dry naturally.
Editor’s tip: Use Love Beauty and Planet Tea Tree Oil & Vetiver Aroma Radical Refresher Shampoo to cleanse and detoxify your hair and scalp. The refreshing aroma can even energize you and help make you ready to face your day.
Indeed, even simple hair hacks using natural ingredients can help give you more nourished strands. Try these DIY hair masks now and share these tips with your friends so they, too, can make their own concoctions.