Sunday, June 21, 2009

Homemade Hair Masks


Hey guys! I love the idea of using what you already have at home to enhance your natural beauty. Besides, what could be more fun that rolling up your sleeves, getting down-n-dirty in your kitchen, and mixing up something that is both natural and beneficial? Here is a collection of recipes from the net for homemade hair masks you can use when your tresses need some revitalizing. Some are more moisture based while others are for protein. Of course you can add to or take away ingredients as you see fit.

*Masks for Dry Hair

Coconut cream mask

Soften a large chunk of coconut cream in your hands and massage into hair. Wrap your head in a warm towel and leave it on for an hour. Wash out with a gentle shampoo.

Egg mask

Beat two full eggs with 2 tablespoons of water. Apply to clean, damp hair, massaging in well. Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and then wash out with mild shampoo.

Banana smoothie for hair – not for drinking!

Mix 1 mashed banana, 1 full egg, 3 tablespoons of honey, 3 tablespoons of milk and 5 tablespoons of olive oil. Make sure it's well combined and then apply to hair. Leave for 15 – 30 minutes and wash out with a gentle shampoo.

Yogurt hair mask

Separate an egg and beat the white until it's foamy. Mix with 6 tablespoons of natural yogurt. Massage into the hair and leave for 15 – 30 minutes. Wash out with a very mild shampoo.

Avocado hair mask

Mash the flesh of one ripe avocado. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix until creamy and then apply to your hair. Leave for 20 minutes and then wash out with a gentle shampoo.

Olive oil hair mask

Whisk up 5 tablespoons of olive oil – it doesn't matter which sort – with 2 full eggs. Massage thoroughly into your hair and then cover it with plastic wrap or a shower hat. Your body heat will help the oil to penetrate. Leave for a minimum of 30 minutes and then shampoo out, rinsing well.

Honey and Olive oil mask

Mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 tablespoons of honey. Apply to your hair and wrap your head in plastic film or put on a shower hat. Leave for at least 30 minutes and then shampoo as usual, rinsing well.

Banana and almond mask for dry, damaged hair

Mash a ripe banana and add a few drops of almond oil. Mix well and massage into your hair. Leave for 15 – 30 minutes. Wash out with gentle shampoo.

Milk and honey mask

Mix a tablespoon of honey in half a cup of full fat milk. Apply to your hair and leave for 15 minutes. Wash out with a mild shampoo.

Masks to help get rid of dandruff

Fenugreek mask

Soak a handful of fenugreek seeds overnight in just enough water to cover them. In the morning, grind the seeds in the water to make a paste. Apply to your hair and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it out using a mild shampoo.

Thyme hair rinse

Put 7 heaped tablespoons of dried thyme into 2 cups of water and boil the mixture for 10 minutes. Your kitchen will smell heavenly! Strain the mixture and leave it to cool. Lean over a bowl and pour half of the solution onto clean, damp hair. Keep scooping it out of the bowl and re-applying until all your hair is well soaked. Don't rinse or wash out. Keep the other half of the solution for another treatment!

* The above recipes are from HairStyleCity.com

Here's a vid for a Yogurt Banana Hair Mask...

Check out these sites for more homemade hair mask ideas:
DivingCaroline
Long Hair Lovers
HealthRecipes
Natural Homemade Beauty Tips (blog)

27 comments:

  1. I always want to try homemade hair masks but then think it's too much work.i could totally work with these recipes though

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  2. Thanks for this post. I think I'll try the banana smoothie recipe this weekend but I'll use banana baby food in a jar instead.

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  3. Awesome! Thank you. I'm getting to work right away!! :)

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  4. I see what you did there.
    You can hide nothing from the internet.
    You copy pasted those straight from
    http://www.hairstylecity.com/HairCare/HomeMadeHairMasks.aspx

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  5. Yeah, you are right, just like I mentioned above!

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  6. Who reads those things?

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  7. thank you for the banana smoothie recipe. i am trying it right now

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  8. just tried the banana smoothie recipe, kind of messy (but I'm a naturally messy person) waiting to see the results :) thanks so much for the recipes!

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  9. Naturally Leslie clearly gave recognition!

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  10. thanks for these! I can't wait to try to olive oil + egg one!!! it seems simple enough and I have the ingredients on hand! =)

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  11. thanx you i hope this works, my hair is really damaged. hopefully it helps.

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  12. anytime i use your masks, i have to add one extra egg because i have a lot of hair but it works great! thanks. (:

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  13. thanks for this post,, i hope it will really work....

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  14. I tried the olive oil and egg and I LOVED IT! my hair is usually very frizzy, and after the mask it got a wavy, smooth texture. I can't wait to do it again! Thanks for finding these!

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  15. some masks do not say whether to use on dry/damp/wet hair? what are you guys using?

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  16. @ Anonymous .... What kind person you are ???!!!!!!!!

    First of all you need to appreciate what she has contributed; and in your first comment you tried to put her in a spot ad if she is stilling some information, but it could not work b/c she already mention that clearly where she got the infos. And mor over look if you want use the treatments what ever she post just use it and do not be stupid . And one last word I do not think it is only your hair damaged your brain is damaged one:)))) get a effective shampoo to cleanse your dirty mind..... But make sure HOMEMADE ONE !!!!!!!!

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  17. Nobody try the banana smoothie recipe again. I just spent half an hour trying to get the damn banana out of my hair and it's still there. Plus, my hair feels drier than ever. :(

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  18. Thanks for these easy to prepare recipes that call for mostly always on-hand ingredients! )))

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  19. @beaty - i hope you do understand that there are a few people posting under "anonymous" right? bc obviously the one saying how they loved the page and the one attempting to insult it instead are not the same person :)

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  20. has anyone tried the olive oil and egg one? if so is it good?

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  21. I tried the Honey and Olive Oil Hair Mask and it worked good! It left a shine to my hair and made it softer. I will try the egg and banana one, with honey and olive oil. Make sure you blend the banana orelse you'll have clumps of bananas in your hair after showering :).

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  22. I tried the Thyme hair rinse. I Strained the mix like it says, but my hair feels like it has sand in it. Did I do something wrong, or is there something I can do to make it better??

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  23. I just did the olive oil n eggs. While still damp kinda hard to untangle, but now that it is almost completely dry, looks GREAT! Soft, highlights look bright, overall works good. Also did a face mask n body scrub (looked it up somewhere else) and unless you are allergic to an ingredient, can't be too bad for u. It's all natural. N so far in all that I have tried have seen improvement.

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  24. i tried the eggs and oil and it made my hair sooooo soft :D

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  25. I have used honey, olive oil and plain yogurt together and it works really well - the combination makes my hair easy to comb.

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