If you’re the type of person who enjoys pampering yourself every Sunday with a moisturizing face mask, body scrub, and foot bath, why not extend that self-care to your hair? After completing a sebum treatment or hair detox, there’s nothing better than indulging in a nourishing hair oil bath or a mask made with natural and effective ingredients.
From fruits to dairy products to vegetable oils, your kitchen is full of foods that are good for your hair. The most important thing in your beauty recipe is respecting the quantities and exposure time.
NB: essential oils are not recommended for children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, the elderly or those suffering from chronic pathologies. Before using essential oils, do not hesitate to seek the advice of a doctor.
To make the most of the benefits of your home hair care, it is essential to respect the exposure time. Indeed, the action of the mask will be all the more beneficial if it is left on for the recommended time (generally thirty minutes or one hour). Discover the best hair mask recipes to make at home with Emilie Jolibois, the cosmetic ingredient research expert at Aroma-Zone.
Homemade Hair Mask With Eggs
For dry, damaged, tired hair to shine effect, repairing, fortifying, nourishing. Beat an egg yolk with a tablespoon of vegetable oil (olive, avocado, castor, argan, jojoba…). Apply immediately to the hair strand by strand, leave on for 30 minutes before using a mild shampoo. On long hair, double the quantities. You can also make a mask with a beaten raw whole egg, but you have to rinse well with cold water before shampooing (otherwise the white coagulates). One can add a spoonful of honey and/or vegetable oil.
Homemade Honey Hair Mask
For dull, coarse, brittle hair to shine effect, illuminates blonde highlights on light hair, moisturizing. Put two tablespoons of honey, a teaspoon of lemon juice, and one to two tablespoons of warm water if necessary to thin the mixture a little and facilitate application. Apply to hair section by section, leave on for 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
NB: with a good thorough rinsing, there is no need to shampoo with this non-greasy mask, it can therefore be used as a conditioner.
Homemade Aloe Vera Hair Mask
To hydrate, soothe the scalp. Mix two tablespoons of aloe vera gel and two tablespoons of coconut milk (or one tablespoon of coconut milk powder and two tablespoons of water). Apply the mixture to the hair strand by strand and leave it on for 30 minutes before using a mild shampoo.
Homemade Banana Hair Mask
To soften and grow hair. Mix a well-mashed banana (avoid lumps as much as possible) and a tablespoon of vegetable oil (olive, avocado, castor, argan, jojoba…) Apply the mixture to the hair section by section. Cover with a towel or charlotte to keep the heat in, and leave for 30 minutes. Then remove with shampoo.
Homemade Hair Mask With Avocado
For dry and damaged hair to nourish, shiny effect. Mix half a well-mashed avocado and one to two tablespoons of avocado oil.
Apply the mixture to the hair section by section. Cover with a towel or charlotte to keep the heat in, and leave for 1 hour. Then remove with shampoo.
Homemade Hair Mask With Coconut Oil
An ideal mask for all hair types to shiny effect, fortifying, boosting hair growth and repairing. Take two tablespoons of coconut oil (optional: add three drops of ylang-ylang essential oil). Melt the coconut oil by heating it slightly in a bowl in a hot water bath.
Apply to the hair strand by strand, distributing the oil well, without putting too much. Cover with a towel or charlotte to keep the heat in, and leave for 1 hour. Then remove with shampoo.
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