If you want healthy hair, you have to show it love. Part of that is how you handle it and the other of course is nourishment. It all starts from the inside, for a diet of healthy and nutritious foods will surely help bring out the best in your hair. But some of those same healthy ingredients you’ve stocked up in your kitchen can also pull double-duty by being made into a DIY hair mask.
Scavenge Your Kitchen for These DIY Hair Mask Ingredients
Here are the best main ingredients to give your hair that healthy boost:
- Bananas – They reduce frizz and make hair softer and shinier. Additionally, studies show they’re antimicrobial which can help with dry hair and scalp troubles.
- Avocados – Loaded with things like iron, magnesium, folic acid, and essential fatty acids, avocados help strengthen hair and keep it from breakage.
- Eggs – The yolks in particular have vitamins A and E plus biotin, protein, and folate. This can help thinning hair grow and make it stronger.
- Honey – This humectant can help dry hair draw in more moisture, plus it can help those hair follicles grow stronger. Make sure you’re using raw organic honey though and not that processed junk.
- Aloe vera – Great for reducing inflammation and calming an irritated scalp, aloe vera is plentiful in vitamins C, E, and B-12, plus choline and folic acid to nourish hair and make it stronger.
- Olive oil – With squalene, a substance your body naturally makes though far less over time, olive oil is ideal for maturing hair to help it get ultra-moisturized.
- Coconut oil – It has a low molecular weight so it can go deep into your hair shaft for less dryness and frizz. It can also reduce protein loss.
Knowledge is power and now that you know more about these common kitchen ingredients, you can put them to good use. Here are a few DIY hair mask ideas to help you nourish your hair naturally!
- Frizz or Damage Control
Warm a tablespoon each of raw organic honey and organic coconut oil in a saucepan until it blends. Let it cool, then apply it to dry hair, allowing it to sit for 40 minutes. Wash your hair afterward as you normally would.
- Dry or Dandruff Dilemma
You’ll want to scoop out an entire ripe avocado and mix it with a teaspoon of organic coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel. While oil-based DIY hair masks are best on dry hair, because this one requires less oil, you can choose to do it wet or dry. Let it sit for 30 minutes and simply rinse. Avoid using water that’s too hot for it can dry out your scalp all over again.
- Fine or Thinning Hair
Crack open 2 eggs and save your yolks for cooking later. Use those egg whites with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, whisking them together until well-blended. Smooth it on from the roots to tips of towel-dried hair and leave it in 20 minutes. Shampoo it away with cool water or else you have a scrambled situation on top of your head.
Take some time today to give your hair the nourishing care it needs and try out one of these DIY hair masks! Let us know how it goes! If this seems like too much work, try out one of these treatments that are ready to go, no work required!
xx Joseph and Sabrina, The brother/sister duo behind Trademark