Constant use of heat from blow dryers and flat irons causes hair strands to become dry and brittle. And with August heating up, the sun can suck all moisture out of your hair. The same heat that makes your hair go from frizzy to silky straight, or adds natural highlights, causes inevitable damage. Causing your hair to have split ends, a dull sheen, frizz, and breakage.
Your home remedy may be to hide your damage in a ponytail, or messy bun, but what else can you do to permanently restore your hair, and protect it from future heat damage? MOISTURIZE with DIY hair masks. Moisture is the key to repairing damaged hair, and protecting it from heat damage. Picking the right ingredients to go inside your hair mask is essential to revitalizing your hair back to a healthy state.
INGREDIENTS (AND THEIR BENEFITS)
What makes up a hair mask is the foundation of an effective outcome. Raw and natural ingredients add minerals and vitamins back into your hair that heat damage kills. And the end result is always smoother, healthier, hydrated hair. And the best part, most of these ingredients can probably be found right in your refrigerator!
Eggs are great for dry and damaged hair because they are rich in protein, and Vitamins A, D, and E, adding moisture and shine back into your hair.
VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
It’s a proven fact that olive oil is the holy grail of all things healthy. It strengthens hair all the way to the scalp, by sealing in moisture and preventing breakage.
It’s simple! Mayonnaise is full of fat, which magically fixes dry hair and makes it smoother.
Honey isn’t just the perfect sweetener, all that natural sugar is essential for retaining moisture. Honey encloses each hair follicles in a nice little barrier, locking in added moisture.
Coconut oil is great for preventing hair breakage, because of it being packed with antioxidants and vitamins. Its fatty acids also makes it the perfect conditioner for softer, shinier hair.
Not only do avocados do amazing things for your body and skin, they’re powerhouses for you hair as well. These little vegetables are highly rich in healthy fat and natural oils, preventing hair loss, promoting hair growth, and revitalizing dry hair shafts.
1. EGG HAIR MASK
Ingredients: 1 Egg, 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil, 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
Directions: Mix all ingredients together into a large bowl. Massage mixture into scalp. Cover head with a shower cap for 30 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
2. MAYONNAISE HAIR MASK
Ingredients: 1 Cup of Mayonnaise, 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil, 1 Tablespoon of Honey
Directions: Mix all ingredients together into a large bowl. Apply to hair from roots to tip. Cover head with a shower cap for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
3. AVOCADO HAIR MASK
Ingredients: 1 Ripe Avocado, 1 Egg Yolk, 1 Tablespoon of Honey, 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
Directions: Mash up the avocado in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients into the bowl, and mix into a thick paste. Apply to entire head, and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
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