July 16, 2024

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5 Hair Mask Recipes to Try to Combat Dryness

Winters are right around the corner; the colder months tend to be drier than the summer, which means your skin and hair will be craving some serious love and care.

If you’ve been neglecting your skin and hair and are beginning to notice tightness, itchiness, dandruff and your hair feels rough to the touch, don’t despair! Between weather changes, product use and styling, poor diets and the passage of time, our hair go through a lot.

Hair Masks to Combat Dryness

Hair masks and packs are an excellent way to get that deep conditioning treatment that will give your hair a new life. They’re easy to do and even easier to make, most of them needing no more than a few ingredients that you can easily purchase from a natural store, or find in your home.

Try the following recipes and watch your hair transform from dull, lifeless and dry strands to luscious, soft and shiny locks:

1)   Aloe and Coconut Hair Mask

For this mask, you’ll need:

  • 2 Tbsp. Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tsp. Honey (Optional)

Mix both ingredients and add in a teaspoon of honey, too, if you want. Massage it into your scalp and along the lengths of your hair, leave on for 30–45 minutes then shower. Aloe Vera and coconut oil have intense moisturizing properties that can nourish your hair intensely.

2)   Strawberry, Egg Yolk and Olive Oil

Seeing as how winter is just around the corner, seasonal fruits like strawberries are going to be in season soon. This fruit has incredible antioxidant properties and works like magic in face packs as well.

For this mask, you’ll need:

  • 3 Ripe Strawberries
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil

Since you’re working with chunky ingredients, you should mash the strawberries, or toss all your ingredients in a blender and whizz away till you get a fine paste. Leave on till it dries and spend time to wash out the puree. Comb or brush while showering to get it all out.

3)   Banana, Coconut Oil and Aloe

Mmm…bananas! These magic fruits are packed with potassium and lots of other important nutrients that can revitalize your hair.

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 3 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Aloe Vera Gel

Mash or blend all your ingredients untilyou have a fine paste and work from your scalp to your ends. For better results, apply this mask to damp—not wet—hair. Banana is a nightmare to get out,so be sure to comb through while you’re washing.

Don’t panic if your hair has some chunks left behind or feels drier—the banana can be hard to get rid of in a single wash, so don’t over-do the shampoo and conditioner, otherwise you’ll end up counter-acting the mask.

4)   Yogurt, ACV and Lemon

All three of these ingredients are like superfoods for your hair. They’re anti-inflammatory, antifungal and help to moisturize.

Take

  • 1 Tbsp. ACV
  • ½ aLemon
  • 3 Tbsp. Yogurt

Blend or whisk it all together till you have a thick paste. Work it into your hair and keep it on untilit dries. Your hair might not smell amazing after this, but don’t worry. It will feel incredible!

5)   Honey, Aloe Vera and ACV

Honey and ACV is a powerful combination that you can even consume! However, for your hair, add some Aloe Vera gel and enjoy the benefits of this magic potion.

  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Aloe Gel
  • 1 Tbsp. ACV

Mix it all up and apply itto your hair. Keep on for 30–45 minutes, then rinse off in the shower. Your hair will thank you!

With any of these simple recipes, you can get the best hair of your life! You can purchase pure Aloe Vera gel online through Allurials. They also offer plenty of other products, including carrot oil for your face!

About the Author

The author is a DIY queen and beauty blogger. She loves organic and natural ingredients as part of her beauty routine. She shares all her experiments through her writing and social media!