7 Hair Masks For Dry, Damaged Hair
By: Kratika Tue, 23 Feb 2021 9:21 PM
We always run into hair issues whether it’s injury, dryness, flakes, frizz or fading. Seasonal transition, indoor sun, natural conditions, and heated beauty equipment are only a couple of the culprits that may affect such shifts. Luckily, you don’t have to hit the shop or add another makeup commodity to the Amazon cart: for daily products that you can turn into a DIY hair mask or repair the mane you can go directly to your pantry.
Here we’ve listed the best 7 DIY masks for all of your big hair problems, from an irritated scalp to dull eyes, injury and dryness. Shiny, lustrous hair is only a cover away so you can never even leave the room.
# Cinnamon and coconut oil mask
Hair not rising. Try a cinnamon-based mask — it’s understood that the antimicrobial spice enhances blood circulation and encourages hair growth and power, says Liana Zingarino, a hairstylist at Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in New York.
Ingredients: Cinnamon and coconut oil in similar components.
Directions: Blend well with materials. Attach the mask to the roots and portion of the neck, then rub. Have it rest, then rinse for 30 to 45 minutes. Seek to get this mask completed at least once a week.
# Coconut oil, sugar, and essential oil mask
If flakes tend to grow on your scalp as the temperature decreases, this may be because the pressure in your house is higher and your skin is drying out, says Paul Cucinello, a celebrity stylist and owner of Cucinello Studio NYC. This exfoliating cream helps dissolve and every dust, and as a perfect facial scrub (bonus!) doubles up.
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of unrefined raw coconut oil, four raw sugar teaspoons, five drops of peppermint oil, two drops of tea tree oil.
Directions: Blend components together in a small pot. Apply the mixture directly to two-inch pieces of smooth, wet hair in the tub, use your fingertips or a hair colour tool. When sprayed uniformly, massage your hair softly for 1-3 minutes, then clip it back and allow it to hang for the remainder of your shower.
In this DIY scrub the sugar breaks down to glycolic acid that dissolves dead skin cells, Cucinello claims. Coconut contains a high percentage of fatty acids and has anti-inflammatory effects, and peppermint oil improves scalp drainage, tea tree oil is antimicrobial, antimicrobial and antibacterial.
# Honey, egg, and apple cider vinegar mask
Try this sugar, egg and apple cider vinegar (ACV) mask if your hair is feeling (and looking) a little parched. Stephanie Brown, a master colourist at IGK Salon in New York City, says it is a perfect hydrating product that adds brightness and nourishes without weighing down strands.
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon sugar, one potato, one spoonful of ACV.
Instructions: Mix them in a shallow tub. Based on the length of your hair, you can double or half the recipe. Let it in before rinsing for 30 to 40 minutes. This nourishing procedure works for all styles of hair.
# Avocado, egg, and olive oil mask
Loss. Loss. From several causes, your hair will get damaged: use grooming devices, the atmosphere hair dyeing, and more. The positive news: It’s fixable.
Zingarino suggests a mask of olive oil and avocado. “Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, it offers the beauty and shine,” she added. It is also full of antioxidants that aids in fighting free radicals, which is especially important for urban dwellers. The Salon Project’s Joel Warren is also a significant fan of an avocado-based mask as it aims to revive and hydrate the scalp.
Ingredients: Half an apple, one beet, one olive oil bowl, and one honey bowl.
Directions: Apply your fingertips to damp hair, begin at the bottom and work your way upwards. Warren advises putting your head in a knot and shielding your face with a duck hat. Puff your shower cap-covered hair for 10 minutes, to further trigger the ingredients. Instead, let it stay in the tub for another 20 minutes to scrub off.
# Green tea and apple cider vinegar rinse
Though green tea has a long list of health benefits, you should add soother scalp to the list, says Sadah Saltzman, a New York City hairstylist at Salon AKS. This potent component calms and rebalances a stressed scalp due to its antioxidants and nutrients. The best solution is peppermint oil; it has anti-inflammatory effects and tends to soothe and hydrate a sore scalp.
Ingredients: 1 cup of green tea, two drops of peppermint oil, one spoonful of vinegar for apple cider.
Instructions: Blend properly, rub onto the scalp and let rest at least five minutes before rinsing.
# Egg white and lemon mask
If you’re predisposed to greasy fur, an egg mask will work great, Saltzman says. Only stick to the whites that have protein enzymes that help extract excess fat.
Ingredients: 1 egg white, and half lemon juice.
Directions: Smooth hair from roots to ends and keep on for 30 minutes to an hour-it’s easier for longer. Rinse with lukewarm, not boiling water!
You can use this homemade natural protein hair mask once in a week.
# Mayonnaise hair mask
Some people recommend using a mayonnaise hair mask for excessively hot, curly hair. Although often reported to be a lice killer, no proof is available that mayonnaise may get rid of head lice. But with some frizz, it can also help.
When you have other allergies, take care because certain typical mayonnaise items include eggs.