All natural home-made hair masks


Curly hair is naturally dry and hence frizzy. The most important thing for being frizz-free is to keep your hair moisturized. Moisturizing your hair is a never-ending task. Do not think that you will get once or twice a month deep moisturizing treatment done and your curls will be at their best.

Most people opt for deep conditioning hair treatment at a salon unaware that most salon products are full of silicones. You end up paying through the nose for temporary manageability you get from silicones. Be a informed customer. Always ask questions. What product would they use? What are the alternatives? Check out the products ingredients list. Take control!

Other than a hair cut, I never get any other hair-related services done at the salon. I use these homemade recipe once a week to deep-condition my hair or make a mask with whatever is handy in the kitchen. This is not only a natural and healthy option but saves you a lot of money as well.

In each mask to increase the nourishing effect, you can add vitamin E oil. Buy vitamin E capsules (Brand name: Evion, E-cap, Bio-E) from a chemist shop. Poke the capsule (1 or 2), squeeze out the oil and use it in your mask.

Depending on the availability, you can add other stuff like oils (coconut or olive oil), lemon juice, coconut milk (recipe here), curd or eggs in the mask.

Lemon: Lemon helps to clarify hair, provides shine and prevents dandruff.

Coconut Milk: It is high in protein, essential fats, iron and manganese, which are essential to promote hair growth and reduces hair fall.

Egg: Rich in protein and essential fatty acid, it should be used regularly for damaged hair.

Curd: It is a good natural conditioner for hair as it contains good amount of lactic acid. Also it helps to cleanse the scalp and prevents dandruff.

Once you apply a pack then cover your hair with a plastic cap. Use a blow dryer at warm setting over your head for 5 minutes. Heat enables to open-up your cuticles and helps the goodies to penetrate the hair.

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Banana Mask

A good idea is to use your overripe banana. Packed with vitamins and minerals, banana is super food for hair. It is rich in potassium which will strengthen the hair. Honey acts as natural humectant, which moisturizes the hair.

1) 1-2 banana (depending on hair length)
2) 2 tbsp honey

Blend banana in a mixer and add honey. Make sure it is not chunky as otherwise it becomes hard to remove banana from hair. Apply the mask on your hair and keep it for at least 30 minutes or longer. 

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Fenugreek (Methi) Mask

Fenugreek seeds are a good source of lecithin which nourishes and strengthens hair follicles. Also, it is a good source of protein and nicotinic acid which strengthen the hair.
This mask strengthens the hair and provides and good conditioning and shine.

1) Soak fenugreek (quantity depending on hair length) over night (or 6-7 hrs) in water (little over the seeds). Make a paste in blender
2) Add curd and apply it on hair. Wash your hair after an hour.

 

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Avocado Mask

Avocado is not easily available in India. I order them from Big Basket. It is a rich source of vitamins, amino acids and minerals like potassium, iron and magnesium and has good moisturizing properties.

1) 1 Avocado
2) 1 egg
3) 1 tbsp of olive oil

Scoop out avocado and blend it with a mixer to make a smooth fine paste. Mix in egg and apply on hair.

Other than the mask mentioned above, you can create your own mask with whatever available in your kitchen which you think can benefit your hair. There are no hard and fast rule in mixing things.


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17 thoughts on “All natural home-made hair masks

  • Asha

    I do use eggs and other ingredients that I mentioned depending on availability. Once I wash my hair with mild shampoo, I don't smell anything after that. Maybe its just my nose 🙂

  • Asha

    I do use eggs and other ingredients that I mentioned depending on availability. Once I wash my hair with mild shampoo, I don't smell anything after that. Maybe its just my nose 🙂

  • Asha

    I do use eggs and other ingredients that I mentioned depending on availability. Once I wash my hair with mild shampoo, I don't smell anything after that. Maybe its just my nose 🙂

  • P

    Hi Asha,
    When you say, wash hair (post application and retention on hair), do we have to apply shampoo or just plain warm water?
    In case of an egg added to the mask, would it not leave an odour on your hair unless washed with shampoo. An if i were to use a shampoo, would not the goodness of the mask be all washed away. Thanks. Do advise.
    Regards,
    P

    • Asha Barrak Post author

      Preethi, it depends on what ingredients you use in mask. If you are using eggs in your masks then definitely you have to shampoo your hair after the mask. For other masks you can shampoo your hair first then apply the mask and finally rinse it off with plain water.

    • Asha Barrak Post author

      Laxmi, you can leave out the eggs and can use other ingredients like banana, coconut milk, honey, methi, avocado, curd, oils etc whatever you find moisturizing for hair. They also work pretty well without the egg.

    • Asha Barrak Post author

      Dhruti, you can try different things like curd, apple cider vinegar diluted with water in 1 tbsp in 1 cup water (make sure to use vinegar with mother, not the refined vinegar), lemon (add it to your homemade mask) and also garlic juice (puree garlic and extract its juice, may be add little water to grind). Garlic smells a little but is good to prevent hair fall as well. Try to use one of the remedies before every wash. You can also use tea tree essential oil mixed with other carrier oils like coconut oil.

  • Madhuri

    Mine is dry and frizzy hair,so which hair mask would be more suitable for my hair ..and can I apply oil before applying hair mask??

    • Asha Barrak Post author

      Madhuri, are you looking for homemade masks? If yes, then you can use things that will proivde moisture like banana, egg yolk, coconut oil, almond oil, a little amount of glycerin (like 1 teaspoon or less), honey, curd etc. You can definitely apply oil on hair before the mask.

    • Asha Barrak Post author

      If you are using homemade DC and it is too heavy then can use a mild diluted shampoo so that hair is not greasy and scalp remain clean. You need to try cowash and see if it removes oils.