Beautiful hair requires careful care, and home masks are one of the fastest and most affordable ways to tidy up your hair after a hot sun and a sea holiday. We've rounded up 10 of the most effective face masks you can make yourself.
You need to make a hair mask once a week - not more often. Believe me, with daily care you will not only not achieve an incredible result, but you can simply “overload” your hair with vitamins and microelements. After you have applied the mixture to your hair, you need to put a shower cap on your head and keep the mask on for at least 30 minutes.
Avocado and olive oil mask
This is the favorite mask of model Joan Smalls, which the beauty makes regularly. You will need one ripe avocado, a tablespoon of olive oil and 2 egg yolks. It is necessary to mix all the ingredients in a gruel, apply along the entire length to the hair and scalp. After 2-3 applications, you will notice the result - the hair will become shiny and moisturized.
Mask of cottage cheese and cucumber
This mask is super hydrating and perfect for dry hair. Mix fat cottage cheese and one peeled cucumber in a blender. You will get hydration thanks to cucumber, and cottage cheese, rich in calcium, is responsible for nutrition. By the way, this remedy is very light, so it is the mask of cottage cheese and cucumber that can be done more often than once a week.
Depending on the length of your hair, you will need 1-2 ripe kiwis. If the fruit is soft enough, mash with a spoon or grate. Interestingly, kiwi is the only fruit that can prevent premature gray hair. It is also rich in vitamins E, C, B6, B9 and folic acid. Your hair will thank you!
Yolk and honey mask
This is a classic recipe used by our grandmothers. You need to mix two yolks (they contain vitamins A, B, E, D, as well as lecithin, which is necessary for he althy hair) with a tablespoon of honey. An important point - you need to wash off the mask only with cool water, otherwise the yolk will curl up and it will not be so easy for you to clean your hair from lumps.
Yeast is really very useful for hair, because it is rich in many trace elements - zinc, iron, manganese, calcium, vitamins of groups B, D, PP. You will need baker's yeast in a briquette (less useful substances are stored in dry yeast) - they need to be diluted with kefir to a pulp and applied to hair and scalp.
The fastest and cheapest way to restore hair and give it shine is a gelatin mask. Most importantly, buy colorless gelatin! Pour 2 tablespoons of gelatin with warm water and let it brew, then heat in a water bath until the gelatin is completely dissolved, let it cool slightly, add an egg yolk and apply to the hair along the entire length. This mask gives a light lamination effect - you will achieve perfect smoothness.
Aloe and honey mask
You must have heard about the miraculous properties of aloe, which is useful for literally everything! And hair is no exception - mix two tablespoons of aloe juice with a spoonful of natural honey and rub the mixture into the scalp. However, the juice of the plant itself is so effective that you can apply it to your hair without any auxiliary ingredients.
Red caviar hair mask
This recipe was once shared by model Tyra Banks with her fans. And let her method not seem too chic and expensive to you! Firstly, red caviar is really rich in elements that are useful for your hair; secondly, it needs to be applied only to the scalp, so you will need no more than a tablespoon of the product (most importantly, do not eat while preparing the mask!). Caviar should be thoroughly kneaded, rubbed into the roots of the hair and left for 20-30 minutes. This mask improves blood circulation and stimulates hair growth - this is exactly what we achieve!
Banana hair mask
A fruit such as a banana, rich in potassium and B vitamins, is useful not only to eat, but also to apply to hair. This mask is prepared very quickly: mash a banana into a pulp, add a spoonful of coconut oil (mmm, what a smell!), Apply to hair and scalp. The effect is noticeable after the first procedure - the mask nourishes, moisturizes and gives a he althy glow.
Oil blend mask
We have already talked about the benefits of various oils, but your hair will most of all like a cocktail of several of the most effective products. Mix jojoba, argan and almond oils in equal proportions, heat in the microwave or in a water bath and make a vitamin-rich mask once a week. It works "on all fronts" - oils will take care of the scalp, and "close" the hair scales, and make the hair silky.