Have you noticed that your hair seems to be looking a little flat and lifeless lately?
Do you feel like you spend half of your mornings styling your hair with hot tools that you know are damaging it — just so you can feel like you’ve gotten your frizz under control? Or maybe you’ve just made the switch to natural hair for the first time, and are still struggling with finding the right DIY hair masks.
This post is here to help you.
In it, we’re sharing with you some of our very favorite DIY hair treatments.
Read on to learn how to get some seriously luscious locks!
DIY Hair Mask for Curly or Natural Hair
If you’ve been blessed with beautiful natural curls, then we’re certain that you already know a thing or two about how to take care of your hair using what you have in your kitchen. But we also know that natural hair can be tricky depending on the texture, the way you style it, and even the heat and styling tools that you use on it.
Luckily, first up on our list of DIY hair treatments is a mask to revive curly hair and keep your curls under control.
If you’re looking to give your hair an extra dose of protein, take a half a cup of olive oil, about two spoonfuls of coconut oil, and about a cup of Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is a much better substitute for mayonnaise, as it won’t weigh down your hair. If you’d like, you can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a nice, soothing scent.
Leave in for about half an hour, or just ten minutes sitting under heat. Then, rinse and enjoy strong, smooth locks!
If You’re Dealing with Dandruff
Dandruff can be seriously annoying and persistent, and it’s easy for those white flakes to make you feel super insecure.
The good news?
You might be surprised that an egg hair mask can help you to conquer dandruff for good. Plus, you won’t have to expose your hair to any of the harsh chemicals that are so often found in traditional dandruff shampoos.
You’ll likely notice that your hair looks healthier and shinier after trying out a DIY hair mask for damaged hair made from eggs. This is because the eggs are packed with biotin.
So, what do you need?
Crack and whisk one egg into a bowl. Then, add about a half of a cup of yogurt — Greek or regular. The yogurt will help to get rid of excess oil on the scalp.
The secret ingredient for getting rid of dandruff is the lemon juice. It quickly works to detox and cleanse your scalp. Add about a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to the mixture for best results.
Then, stir with a spoon, and let it sit for about 45 minutes to an hour. (Hey, that’s a great excuse to watch an episode of your favorite TV show, guilt-free!)
If you want to see faster results, apply this mask to your hair as many as three times every week. Also, ditch other products for now, as they may be what’s causing your scalp to get irritated.
You’ll feel confident again before you know it — and flake-free!
DIY Hair Mask with Aloe
We know that you can always count on aloe to help you to heal a burn after a long day at the beach or under the sun. But did you know that it can also help you to heal your hair?
Aloe is packed with healthy fatty acids, has anti-fungal aspects, and even gets rid of dead skin cells that can build up on your scalp. Plus, it comes complete with some serious conditioning power.
Add about two tablespoons of raw honey to about 5 tablespoons of aloe in a bowl. Then, slowly mix in two tablespoons of coconut oil, stirring well.
For best results, let this mask sit on for a minimum of a half an hour. You’ll notice that your hair looks seriously revived in no time flat.
Other Kinds of Hair Care
Of course, making DIY hair masks and laying off the heat and styling tools for a while certainly aren’t the only ways that you can keep your hair looking its best. There are tons of professionally-made remedies that you can use to help you banish split ends, smooth out your hair with keratin or leave-in conditioner, or even options that will protect your hair if you just can’t quit the heat.
Looking for more tips on the best products that you can use on your hair? Check out this list of the top in-salon hair treatments from Shear Genius that will have you falling in love with your look all over again.
Which of These DIY Hair Treatments Work for You?
Whether you have stunning natural hair or if you’re dealing with annoying issues like dandruff, we hope that you’ve been inspired by this list of some of the top DIY hair treatments. You can heal your locks and get the perfect look all from the comforts of your own home.
Of course, we know that your hair isn’t the only part of you that you want to look its best!
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