Pampering yourself is not a luxury—it’s a right! Think about it: our hair gets damaged frequently but we are unable to provide it with the regular nourishment that it deserves, putting off that “hair spa” session as a luxury that can wait. The result? Dull and damaged mane! The truth is you don’t need to take those expensive trips to the salon to keep your hair healthy. More often than not, the secret to healthy hair is already in our kitchen.
Hair masks made with natural ingredients are a brilliant way to give our locks benefits like softness, hydration, growth, volume, texture, shine, and even the ability to fight off infections.
So, let your hair reap the benefits by indulging in these five DIY hair mask recipes that will help nourish, protect, and moisturize your hair:
1. Hibiscus hair mask
The naturally-occurring amino acids in hibiscus flowers provide the hair with nutrients that promote hair growth. These amino acids produce an important structural protein called keratin, which is the building block of hair.
Keratin binds the hair makes them less prone to breakage and also helps with the overall thickness of hair strands, making them more manageable. Apart from making the hair roots strong, a hair mask with hibiscus will also help in preventing premature greying of hair.
This is how you can make the mask at home:
2. Curry-leaf hair mask
Curry leaves are rich in antioxidants which help keep your hair healthy and strong. Not just that, curry leaves are also a good source of proteins and beta-carotene, both of which prevent hair loss and thinning.
The amino acids in curry leaf also strengthen hair follicles, so a paste made with this ingredient will work amazingly for hair growth and overall nourishment.
3. Banana hair mask
Bananas are rich in antioxidants and have antibacterial properties. Applying banana to your scalp can add moisture and also rid your scalp of microscopic irritants causing dandruff symptoms.
Not just that, banana can also give your scalp and hair a stronger defence system and decrease oxidative stress, which can make your hair look brittle and aged. And if these magical qualities weren’t enough, a banana-based mask can also strengthen hair follicles and help in growing the hair longer.
4. Methi seeds hair mask
This miracle ingredient is an age-old remedy for hair loss and thinning. It stimulates blood flow in the scalp and nourishes the hair follicles to promote faster and healthier new growth.
It also boasts a high mucilage content, which makes detangling of hair extremely easy. So a fenugreek seed hair mask is a great choice for you if you have dry, coarse, or frizzy hair because it will increase manageability of hair and restore the shine and bounce as well.
5. Egg yolk hair mask
Eggs are your go-to ingredient for intensive protein hair treatment. Egg yolk is rich in protein, vitamins, fatty acids and vitamins like A, D, and E and hence, promote hair growth and prevent hair fall.
So, ladies, go natural when it comes to hair care and opt for these hair masks for your mane!