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How To Make Hair Masks For Dry And Damaged Hair

By Mary Smith. Updated: October 18, 2017
How To Make Hair Masks For Dry And Damaged Hair

There are many factors which damage your hair. As nice as you may treat it, even simply brushing it can cause damage if you do it incorrectly. Climate changes, especially with heat, humidity and sun exposure can lead to problems with dry and damaged hair. Even when you attempt to treat it nicely, you can end up drying your hair out and make it brittle. There are many products out there which have varying degrees of efficacy. Using the wrong product can even make weaken your hair further. If you want healthy hair which keeps its bounce and shine for longer, oneHOWTO shows you our methods of making how to make hair masks for dry and damaged here.

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Some tips for dry and damaged hair

The first way you'll be able to better care for dry and damaged hair is to get to know it. Perhaps you notice your hair acting differently in different temperatures. It might go wavy in the summer or you might have naturally straight hair in any climate. You might spend hours trying to find the perfect shampoo or you might still use whatever is cheapest at the drug store.

Getting to know your hair takes some time. Its quality should be noticeable from observation. Run your hand through your hair and see if it is greasy, shiny, thick, fine, curly, straight, healthy, etc. This might change on circumstance. Your hair just after the shower will likely be a different quality at the end of the day before bed.

If you have tried lots of different treatments for your hair, but it still lacks health, you should ask your stylist the next time you go to provide an assessment. If they are good at their job, they should be able to diagnose any issues with your hair and even make their own recommendations for treatment.

There are many factors which might cause damage to your hair:

  • Use of mechanical hair care products (e.g. straighteners, curling iron, hair dyer)
  • Sun exposure
  • Using the wrong product for your hair type
  • Using strong chemicals such as hair dye or hydrogen peroxide
  • Humidity
  • Going into the sea
  • Your overall health and diet

If any of these causes make your hair dry and damaged, you will need to nurse your hair back to health. Your stylist may recommend you change your shampoo or use a different conditioner, but many also know the value of a good hair mask. Using all-natural products for hair home remedies might just bring back the lustrous look you have been missing all this time.

Egg Mask for dry and damaged hair

One of the best hair masks you can prepare for dry and weak hair is based on egg, olive oil and honey. This is due to the nourishing and restorative properties of these three natural ingredients.

To do this, you must beat an egg in a small bowl and add to it a tablespoon of olive oil and two of honey. Stir vigorously so all elements form a homogeneous paste blended. You can add some fuller's earth as well if you want to improve the strengthening propertie. Once ready, you must apply the egg mask on your damp hair, focusing on the scalp and leave it on for half an hour covering your hair with a towel like a turban. After this time, rinse with warm water and wash your hair as you normally would.

You can also try using a homemade natural shampoo that will not damage your hair like most commercial shampoos do.

How To Make Hair Masks For Dry And Damaged Hair - Egg Mask for dry and damaged hair

Yeast hair mask for damaged hair

There are many beneficial properties of yeast for hair and one of them is the fact that it helps strengthen hair and prevents excessive hair loss. Note that there are different ways of applying yeast in hair, but all should be very useful in improving your hair's health.

However, to combat weak hair, we suggest mixing almond oil with yeast to form a cream that will serve as a mask. I also recommend you leave it on for about 10 minutes and, if possible, use a plastic cap to strengthen their power.

How To Make Hair Masks For Dry And Damaged Hair - Yeast hair mask for damaged hair

Essential oils for weak and damaged hair

Similarly, many essential oils can help keep your hair healthy and make it look much nicer. As noted in our article on how to strengthen hair naturally, the direct application of laurel oil can be very effective.

But you can also prepare a mask with two teaspoons of olive oil, thyme oil two and two more of Argan oil. Cassia paste will also have a positive effect on damaged hair. Three very nutritious and restorative hair items. When applying, you can do it in the shower: you must sprinkle it freely on your scalp, leave on for 5 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Then wash your hair with your regular shampoo.

Tonic for dry and damaged hair

If you prefer a hair tonic instead of a mask for damaged hair, we recommend that you prepare a mixture with:

  • three tablespoons of rosemary, either fresh or dried
  • three tablespoons of horsetail
  • three tablespoons of nettle
  • a liter of water

Note that 15 days of maceration in a sealed container are required for all these ingredients to create the right hair tonic. You will also need to stir it daily. Likewise, the most appropriate way to apply this toner is to do so on your hair before bed and cover it with a towel. Upon awakening, you need only wash your hair as you normally do.

Coconut oil for dry and damaged hair

Coconut oil can be a great way to thicken hair, but is also a great all rounder for improving hair quality. The coconut oil not only moisturizes your hair, but your scalp as well. It is ful of vitamins, like vitamins A, D, K and E, which are great at providing the reparative effects damaged hair needs.

To make your coconut oil hair mask, take 2 tablespoons and mix it with about 5 drops of essential oil. Mix in 2 teaspoons of honey and apply it to your hair. You will only need to leave it on for about 5 minutes and it should do the trick.

Wash and rinse afterwards. Not recommended for those with greasy or lank hair. This is because it will improve the quality, but not boost volume.

How To Make Hair Masks For Dry And Damaged Hair - Coconut oil for dry and damaged hair

Avocado oil for weak hair

Avocado oil can be bought in different outlets, especially online, but is not always the easiest to find. If this is the case, you can learn how to make your own avocado oil here at oneHOWTO. With avocado oil, you will be able to use the concentrated nutritional benefit your body receives when eating it.

Add five drops to any of the hair masks we have listed here to give it an amazing nutritional booster. If you don't want to go through the avocado oil pressing process, you can simply use half an avocado mashed up with some mayonnaise. While this seems like a half baked recipe for guacamole, the natural oils in both ingredients will be nutritionally great for your hair.

Yogurt and honey for dry and damaged hair

Containing vitamin B12 and lactic acid, yogurt can be a great cheap alternative to store bought cosmetic hair masks. While it may not seem like 'acid' on your hair is good for it, lactic acid will work on dry and damaged hair by relaxing and smoothing the brittle hair follicles.

To make this natural hair mask, mix two tablespoons of natural Greek yogurt with 2 teaspoon of honey. It is so simple, but effective. Stir well and then smooth over the top of your hair. Leave for 5 to 7 minutes and then wash out normally.

Aloe vera for dry and damaged hair

Aloe vera may not have the scientific study which other products have gone through, it does have properties which have been thought to treat a wide range of issues. The reason it is good for dry and damaged hair is due to proteolytic enzymes. These enzymes break down proteins which means they can help with flaking as well as building up your hair to make it stronger. This can help prevent further damage in the future.

In a bowl, mix 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (or fresh aloe vera pulp) with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and one of honey for good measure. This will give you an all round amazing hair mask, particularly good for dry hair.

How To Make Hair Masks For Dry And Damaged Hair - Aloe vera for dry and damaged hair

Banana and honey for dry and damaged hair

Here is another amazing hair mask which would be just as tasty in your mouth as it is beneficial to the top of your head. Bananas are packed full of vitamins, but they also have a great consistency for hair masks.

Mash up half a banana (or a whole small one) and mix in 2 tablespoons of honey. Ideally you should do this in a food processor as you do not want lumpy banana clogging up your shower drain. As with the others, rinse out and wash normally.

This is an easy banana hair mask, but if you want an even more comprehensive version, you can check it out our article on homemade banana hair treatment.

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