Your hair is as good as you treat it. So when you need a little tender love and care for your mane, here are five recipes for easy home made hair masks that you can make right in your kitchen with inexpensive ingredients. I’ve tried each of these masks myself and they worked really well to deep condition my hair. Indulge and Enjoy Organic Goodness!!
Olive Oil and Honey – Dandruff
Honey and the honey bee have been considered valuable for thousands of years. Olive oil is good for conditioning and dandruff control, according to The Olive Source. It is made up of monounsaturated fatty acids with strong antioxidants, and vitamins A and E, which help moisturize and repair skin and hair.
What You’ll need
4 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp Raw Honey
A mixing bowl
A mixing spatula
Applicator Brush (Optional)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir to make sure the mixture is well incorporated, apply to your scalp and hair roots to end. Cover in a plastic bag or shower cap and let sit for 20 minutes
Rinse out and proceed with shampoo if used as a prepoo or follow up with a moisturizer if used as a deep conditioner
This one gave me super shiny and sleek hair. The mixture is very sticky and messy and it’s hard to spread. It smells really good though and the recipe was enough to cover my hair.
Avocado, Coconut Oil and Honey – Moisture and Shine
Honey is a humectant and emollient making it a good at attracting and retaining water. Coconut oil seals moisture into the hair, making it shinier and stronger. Coconut oil also contains vitamin E and K which nourish the hair and scalp. Avocados contain vitamin E and B, which is essential for hair growth. Avocados are also full of their own oils which are highly humectant and emollient. Bottom line, put these things on your hair!
If you have very long, or thick hair I would recommend doubling the amount of ingredients. Likewise, if you’re hair is very short you could probably cut it in half.
What you’ll need
2 tbsp avocado mashed
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp honey
PS: You can double the recipe if you have a lot of hair to work with
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. You can alternatively use a blender to get a smoother consistency to avoid having chunks of avocado in your hair. Apply the mixture in your hair from roots to end.
Let sit for 20 minutes then rinse off.
My hair came out soft, smooth, and shiny. This mask started dripping on me just after 10 min. You may want to keep a towel on your shoulders to catch the drip, alternatively put on a shower cap.
Honey, Apple cider vinegar and Egg – Damaged Hair
This hair mask is definitely worth trying. It works very well because egg conditions and provides protein to the hair strands. The honey gives the necessary moisture and strength to the hair while vinegar is an effective cleansing agent.
What you’ll need
2 tbsp Honey
1/4 cup ACV
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Be sure to beat properly for all ingredients to be properly incorporated
Apply all over the hair from roots to end. This will start to drip immediately so be sure to have a plastic bag or shower cap tightly secured around your hairline to avoid catch the drip, otherwise place a towel or old t-shirt on your shoulders.
Let the mixture sit in your hair for about 20 minutes then rinse off thoroughly. Do not rinse with hot or warm water since this will cook the egg and you won’t be able to take it out of your hair easily. Use cool water for this step
I especially love this mask as a prepoo before plaiting my hair into a protective style. It strengthens your hair shaft and gives your hair unbelievable shine.
Banana, Honey and Yogurt – Hair growth & strength
This hair mask apart from being soothing and smells great here are some more benefits
- Banana promotes hair growth
- It keeps hair from drying out and breaking off
- Yogurt adds shine to your hair
- Banana repairs damaged hair follicles
- Honey is a natural hair softener
- Banana has protein which improves hair texture
You can do this mask at least once a week or everytime before shampoo
What you’ll need
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup natural yogurt
PS: If you have shorter hair, you can cut the recipe in half
Place all ingredients in a blender, blend till smooth.
Apply all over your hair, working from roots to ends. Wear a plastic bag or shower cap on your head to catch the drip. Let sit for 30 minutes
Rinse out properly and enjoy nice shiny hair. I have used this hair mask for the longest time. At times I add an egg and some avocado oil for some extra shine and protein.
Avocado, Egg and Honey – Moisture & Soft Hair
This mask really does belong in your hair. You may not notice the difference when your hair is still wet, but wait till all the water dries. Holy Wow! Some benefits include
- Egg contains proteins that help in strengthening your hair shaft
- Avocado is a hair powerhouse. It’s oils are light and moist and full of nutrients that will moisturize and soften your kinks
- Honey is a natural humectant which means it will attract and lock in moisture and helps in sealing in your split ends
What You’ll need
3 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Honey
Blend the mixture to a smooth consistency. Apply the mixture to your hair working from the ends right up to the scalp. let it sit for about 15 – 30 minutes then rinse with cool water and wash.
This mask leaves your hair super moisturized and frizz free, soft and shiny!
Do enjoy these recipes and don’t forget to leave a comment below on your experience with any of these masks. Also don’t be shy to make them your own and add a little bit of your trusted raw ingredients to serve your purpose — and please share the goodness! Cheers!