Everyone runs into a bit of hair trouble now and then. Among other factors, the transition from summer to winter could mess up your hair. There is also the issue of indoor heat and of course, several hair appliances that actually cause our hair more harm than good.Fortunately, you don’t have to drive to the drug store or weigh down your credit card with the latest hair wash or spray on Amazon. Nope, with just a few ingredients lying around your kitchen cabinet, you can make the perfect hair mask to revive your hair.
In this article, we have put together 7 of the best Do It Yourself hair treatments that will be the end of your worst hair crisis.Your hair might have lost it’s shine, become dry and brittle, acquired dandruff or you might be one of those with sensitive scalps. We bring you good news my friend; without getting out of your house, you can transform your hair to be glossy and beautiful once more.
1. The Deep Moisturizer
Honey, Egg & Apple Cider Vinegar
Does your hair feel dry and in need of moisture? Particularly if you live in a hot/dry climate. You might want to make a moisturizing hair mask consisting of Apple cider vinegar egg and honey. This wonderful blend according to a professional hair colorist, Kirsten Thomas, is perfect for providing all the moisture the hair needs while keeping it light and weight free
1 TSP of honey
1 TBS of Apple Cider Vinegar
Simply mix the ingredients (in no particular order) in a small container.
Apply the hair mask on your whole hair and allow it to sit for at least half an hour before rinsing it off. You can use this recipe for all sorts of hair but you might want to double the recipe or cut it by half depending on the length of your hair.
2. The Dandruff Eliminator –and face scrub!
Sugar, Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil, Cocunut Oil
One of the reasons we get dandruff is indoor heating as opposed to the cooler outdoor temperatures. This heat may cause your skin on your scalp to dry out and form flakes. With these 4 simple ingredients, you can get rid of all that dandruff. Better yet, you can also use it as a face scrub!
4 TSP of raw sugar
2 drops of tea tree oil
5 drops of peppermint oil
2 TBS of raw unrefined coconut oil
Mix all the items listed together in a little bowl.
Your hair should be fresh out of the shower; clean and damp for this procedure. Divide your hair into parts of about 5 cm width.
With the aid of a hair brush or your fingers, place some of the mix directly in each section and rub it in for at least 2 minutes till it is equally spread all over your hair. Put up your hair and resume your shower. You can rinse the hair after about 10 minutes.
It is important to know the role played by each of these ingredients. The glycolic acid is gotten from sugar and this helps disintegrates the dead cells that form flakes.
In addition, peppermint oil is known to increase blood flow to the scalp and tea tree oil has compounds that kills off bacteria and fungi. Finally, coconut oil has lots of fatty acid and helps to prevent inflammation.
3. For the Seriously Damaged (hair)
Avocado, Olive Oil, Honey & Egg
We know you: the person who thinks nothing of mixing their own batch of Volume 40 hair bleach to strip out your natural color before going pink. Or platinum. Or blue. You believed mama when she said “it hurts to be beautiful” and a few burns on your scalp are worth it because you look
F A B U L O U S!
The color pops but is your hair a little…sad?
Cheer up buttercup, this is one damage you can repair!
A lotion formed from olive oil and avocado can transform your hair because they are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and this gives your hair all the resilience and glamour it needs.
In addition, they are strong ally’s in the war against free radicals as they are packed with antioxidants, a huge plus for city living folks. It also helps to hydrate and rebuild dry scalp.
A single egg
1 TBS of olive oil
1 TBS of honey
½ of an avocado.
Blend the ingredients thoroughly. With the aid of your fingers, rub in the mixture into your damp hair, right from the tips down to the roots until everything is covered in the paste. Roll your hair into a loose bun and wear a shower cap over it. You can also apply mild heat with a blow dryer for about 8-10 minutes to trigger the active elements in the mask. However, this should be done while protecting the hair with the shower cap.
Leave the mixture in for an extra 30 minutes before washing it off and voila! Hello gorgeous!
4. The Scalp Soother
You’ll need: Green Tea, Apple Cider Vinegar, Peppermint Oil
There are a thousand and one positive reasons for buying green tea. You might be shocked to know that it also helps with irritant and itchy scalp. Yes, because of its antioxidant properties and other nutrients, green tea helps restores an irritated scalp to calmness.
To augment its effects, peppermint oil is used in this mask as it prevents inflammation, increases hair moisture and stops irritation.
1 TBS of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup of green tea
2 drops of peppermint oil
Mix well, massage into scalp and let sit for at least five minutes before rinsing.
5. shine on, beautiful!
You’ll need: Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, coconut Oil
Keeping hair moisturized and healthy always makes it look better. But sometimes the ingredients in your conditioner can leave your strands a little dull. If your hair has lost its glossy appeal and you want that back, add this DIY mask weekly to your beauty routine.
Apple cider vinegar, coconut oil and raw organic honey equal measures
Simply mix the ingredients and apply thoroughly to slightly wet hair. After about 30 minutes, wash the hair with a shampoo. This hair tonic also improves hair color and is perfect for all kinds of hair.