Five easy DIY hair masks for dull hair, frizzy hair, slow hair growth and more
This confinement has forced us all to slow down. So that quick 15-minute coconut oil hair soak, before rushing in the shower and out in less than 10 minutes, can now be replaced with long, leisurely hair treatments you can put together. with ingredients available on your kitchen shelf. Here are five hair masks to tackle all your problems…
For hair growth
This mask is for those who constantly complain that their hair takes forever to grow. Cinnamon is an antimicrobial spice that is said to stimulate blood circulation, which stimulates hair growth and strengthens hair. To make this mask, take equal parts coconut oil and ground cinnamon (depending on the thickness and volume of your hair), mix until well blended. Then apply it to your roots and massage your scalp. Leave on for 45 minutes and rinse. Do it once a week for best results.
To fight against frizzy hair
This mask tackles the problem of frizzy hair. Bananas are packed with natural oils, potassium and vitamins that hydrate, while the high levels of lactic acid in yogurt work to treat dull, damaged hair. Blend a sliced banana, with two tablespoons of plain yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey in a blender. Apply it to your hair, from roots to ends. Then, tie your hair in a bun and cover it with a shower cap. Shampoo and condition your hair after 45 minutes.
For shine and softness
A must-have for those who want to keep their hair hydrated, this mask uses avocado, which is loaded with fatty acids, olive oil, coconut milk, and honey. Mix a ripe avocado, a tablespoon of olive oil, a tablespoon of honey, and ⅛ cup of coconut milk in a blender. Apply evenly to your hair, from roots to ends. Then tie your hair with a clip. Let sit for 30 minutes, then shampoo and condition your hair.
For a complete detox
The main ingredient in this recipe is lemon water which has an alkalizing effect. To make the mask, chop two lemons, a large piece of ginger and a handful of mint leaves. Mix them in the blender and strain the pulp. Mix the filtered liquid with water, depending on the desired thickness of the mask. Massage it on your scalp for a minute and rinse it off with water. Then condition your hair.
To soften the hair
There’s a reason eggs are so popular when it comes to hair masks – they’re high in hair-nourishing protein and packed with fatty acids, which will make your hair shine. This mask also combines milk and coconut, which work to soften your hair, the same way they soften skin. Mix one egg (whipped) with ¼ cup of whole milk and two tablespoons of coconut oil. Take a brush and use it to carefully apply the mask to your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap and heat it with a hair dryer (to loosen the follicles for better absorption). Leave to cool (about 10-20 minutes) and rinse.