Hair Care: The Best Natural Hair Masks

December 28, 2017
In order to take care of your hair it's important that you use heat as little as possible, such as hair dryers and straighteners. When you do use them, apply a hair protectant beforehand.

There are many different products in the supermarket that help to keep our hair healthy, silky and shiny. However, hair care can be easy and natural, too. However, there are many factors that go into the appearance of our hair. In this article we’ll be looking at a great selection of natural hair masks and giving you some important advice for looking after your hair.

Natural hair masks

These natural hair masks are great for nourishing your hair, and you can use them once a week, or once every two weeks.

Egg mask

The egg’s yolk is rich in fat and protein, this makes it perfect for hydrating our hair. Also, the egg white is beneficial for greasy hair since it contains enzymes that remove excess oils.

What should you do?

  • Whether you use the white, the yolk, or the entire egg, apply it and then let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, rinse with a lot of cold water ( if you use hot water you run the risk of the egg starting to cook).
  • Finally, wash your hair as usual

See also: Egg and Beer Treatment for Silky and Healthy Hair

Avocado mask

An avocado mask for hair care

This avocado mask is perfect for repairing damage caused by chemical products and climatic factors, as well as everyday hair care.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado

What should you do?

  • Firstly, mash the avocado fruit and then apply it to your hair and massage
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes
  • Finally, rinse with cold water

Mayonnaise mask

This mask is especially useful for colored hair since it helps to hydrate while also promoting shininess and softness, supporting your everyday hair care.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise

Preparation

  • Pour the half cup of mayonnaise into a container

What should you do?

  • Firstly, spread the mayonnaise from the roots to the tips
  • Then, cover your head with a plastic cap in order to concentrate the hydration process. After that, let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • Finally, rinse it with warm water to eliminate the mayonnaise and then with cold water to close the hair follicles

Use this mask once a week.

Read more: 5 Mayonnaise Hair Masks for Luxuriously Soft Hair

Beer mask

A lady with a pint of beer.

Beer yeast is a great ingredient to increase the volume of your hair and accompany your hair care routine.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of beer
  • 1 egg

What should you do?

  • Let the beer sit for a few hours
  • Then add a raw egg

Application

  • Apply it to clean hair and let it sit for 20 minutes
  • Rinse with cold water

Yogurt mask

This mask is recommended for nourishing and restoring dry, opaque hair. Use it every other week.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of yogurt

What should you do?

  • Firstly, pour the yogurt into a container, apply it throughout your hair and comb the treatment completely through your hair
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water
  • Wash your hair normally

Aloe vera mask

The stalk of the aloe vera plant.

There is no better hair care treatment than aloe vera. It contains hydrating properties and helps to open the pores of your scalp. This makes it easier for your hair to absorb vitamins and nutrients.

Ingredients

  • The gel of one stalk of aloe vera
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

What should you do?

  • Scrape out the aloe vera gel
  • Then mix the aloe vera and olive oil in a container

Application

  • Apply all over your hair and scalp and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • After that, rinse with warm water.

Tomato mask

Another one of our great natural hair masks is the tomato mask, which is used to restore poorly treated hair. It has components that, on coming into contact with your hair, restore the natural shine, promote growth and eliminate irregular discoloration.

Ingredients

  • 1 tomato
  • 2 tablespoons of corn flour

What should you do?

  • Firstly, in a glass container, mash the tomato and add the two tablespoons of corn flour.
  • Mix until smooth

Application

  • Use this mask on damp hair and let it sit for 30 minutes
  • Rinse with cold water
  • Finally, wash with your normal shampoo

Some hair care tips

A lady with wet hair.

Washing your hair

For proper hair care, make sure you are using the correct type of shampoo, whether it’s made for dull, greasy, dry or colored hair. Additionally, massage your hair with the pads of your fingers, from the scalp to the tips. Finally, rinse well until all of the soap is gone.

Be careful when drying it

It’s normal for us to dry our hair using a lot of force, but this can actually damage it. To dry it, gently squeeze the tips to get rid of excess water. Using a towel, add light pressure.

Don’t overuse heat

A stressed lady in the hairdresser's.

Although the dryer, curler and straightener are great tools to keep our hair looking good, the heat can cause extreme damage. The best thing you can do is to only use them periodically and to use protectants before and after using them.

And if you factor in sun damage, the lack of vitamins in the body, a sedentary lifestyle and a poor diet, then it’s no surprise that your hair will be in bad condition. It is so important that you take correct measures when looking after your hair, and making sure it’s in the best condition possible. The natural hair masks in today’s article will get you off to a great start!

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