It’s the weekend, and you want to pamper yourself. Or your hair are limp and lifeless, and you cannot afford the expensive pots and potions that promise to give them life.
Whatever your intent is for delving into the world of hair masks, finding the perfect recipe is key. It has to be simple, as let’s be honest, no one has time for complicated concoctions. Moreover, the ingredients also should be found easily, ideally at home, or at the pound store.
DIY masks also need to be effective; we live in a world of instant gratification, and unless we see the results in the first attempt, we perhaps won’t invest time in the recipe for the second time.
For those with specific scalp conditions and ailments, caution is important. Ideally, they should get clearance from their Dermatologist in Islamabad before experimenting with the masks, but you can also try to patch test if your scalp is able to take the mask.
Few recipes to try include:
Milk and Honey Mask
Milk and Honey is not just a great book, but it is also a recipe for a good hair mask. It is ideal for people with fine hair that have undergone damage.
Milk is an excellent source of protein and contains the essential amino acids that nourish the hair. Moreover, milk is also a good source of B12 vitamins and zinc, both of which are required for happy hair.
Similarly, honey is also beneficial for the hair. It contains keratin, that helps in fortifying the strand, and therefore, prevent its breakage. Honey also promotes cell regeneration. It also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that keep the scalp healthy.
To make the mask, simply mix the two together. For your convenience, you can also pour the concoction into a spray bottle, but make sure honey if fully dissolved in this case. You may have to heat milk before to fully dissolve the honey. Apply to hair when warm, not hot.
As you scramble an egg for your Sunday Brunch, put one aside for to make an easy mask. Egg is an excellent source of proteins that nurture the hair. It also has vitamin A, E, biotin, and folate in it, all of which are excellent for nourishing the hair. Moreover, eggs also encourage hair growth as well.
This mask if fairly easy to follow through; simply crack and beat an egg. Apply to you scalp as well as the tips of your hair. Wait for an hour, before washing it with cold water.
Coconut and Olive Oil Mask
What’s better than one hair oil? Two!
Coconut and olive oil is excellent for moisturizing the scalp. Coconut is ideal for taming unruly mane. It has fatty acids and vitamin E that keep the hair healthy. Moreover, it also helps in hair growth.
Coconut oil also protects the hair against damage from the environment. It also aids in keeping hair hydrated and strong.
Similarly, olive oil is also extremely beneficial for the hair. It helps in moisture loss from the hair. It also encourages smooth and soft hair. It also serves to polish the hair, so that they appear shiny.
To make this mask, simply mix the two oils together. Warm them slightly so they feel soothing and are able to penetrate deep into the scalp. Leave for around 10-30 minutes, and wash with warm water.
Another naturally ingredient to try is yogurt. It helps in moisturizing the hair and preventing damage to the strands. Yogurt also removes dead skin and buildup from the scalp.
Yogurt also makes the hair less frizzy and brittle. Weak hair are often the cause behind hair loss, and the frantic visits to the Best Skin Specialist in Karachi. To reap the benefits, simply apply yogurt to scalp. Leave for 10 minutes and wash with warm water.