Creating simple hair masks doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. In fact, it can be done with easily accessible, all-natural products that you might already have on hand. Here are three simple hair masks you can make with ingredients around the house.
Avocado + Honey + Olive Oil
This mask is a perfect solution for those of you who struggle to cultivate the right hair and scalp environment for proper moisture and consistent growth. Avocado is a rich source of protein that promotes long and strong hair, while honey is a natural humectant that locks in moisture, and olive oil softens all hair types and textures from root to tip.
1 tbsp. of honey
3 tbsp. of olive oil
Scoop the avocado out and mash in the bowl with a plastic fork or spoon. Add in the honey and oil until you have a smooth paste. Apply on dry or damp sectioned off hair. Let it sit for 15-30 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Coconut Oil + Eggs
By now, you know that coconut oil is a staple ingredient for a lot of natural hair care products. And while there are many oils that can nourish your hair, coconut oil is a great option when you’re looking for something to fight split ends and breakage. Similarly, eggs are packed with enough protein to help protect your hair from damage.
plastic shower cap or hair cover
3 tbsp. of coconut oil
Mix the coconut oil and egg together until they are smoothly blended into one another. Apply on damp, detangled, and sectioned off hair. After completing one section, twist it up and pin out the way until the whole head is done.
Once complete, cover with your shower cap and allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it out with warm water. Don’t blow dry hair or heat up oil, as you run the risk of solidifying or cooking the egg in the mixture.
Green Tea + Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Cream masks are typically great for things like hair growth and promoting moisture, but when it comes to reducing shedding and achieving a healthy shine, rinses are the best. Green tea, in particular, contains epigallocatechin gallate—a compound known for reducing scalp inflammation and hair loss.
Apple Cider Vinegar has the same benefits, but it’s also great for keeping scalp buildup at bay and promoting a natural luster in your hair.
3/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
8 oz. of green tea
large cup or bowl
Pour up 8 oz of boiling hot water, drop a green tea bag into the water, and then allow it to sit until the water is warm or cool. Remove the bag and pour the tea into the bowl or a larger cup along with the apple cider vinegar.
Take a spoon and give a few stirs. Pour the mix through your hair, working it through your scalp and strands as you go. Once the mix is gone, allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes before rinsing your hair with warm water and shampoo and/or condition as usual.
Bonus Aloe Vera Pre Poo
Honey + Oil
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