If you've ever stood at the beauty section and wondered why hair masks are so expensive, then you have a reason to be confused. While name brand products can cost a hefty pile of money, the truth is that you can get the same, if not better, results on your own with just a few regular ingredients you will normally have in the fridge and pantry. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't take a big time investment to make your own hair masks and the natural ingredients you use will be much more beneficial for the long term health of your hair than the chemical additives found in store-bought products that can strip and damage your hair over time. Here are a few ideas to make your own hair mask and create a healthy hair shine at only a fraction of the cost.
Most hair masks have a few basic ingredients like eggs, olive oil, and honey. Each of these items has a positive quality towards the hair and is excellent at replenishing shine and creating a softer texture for the hair. One of the best recipes is to simply beat two eggs and then add one and a half tablespoons of both olive oil and honey. After spreading it into your hair and massaging it into the scalp, you should use plastic wrap to lock up all the natural goodness in your hair to sit for thirty minutes. After a good rinse and air dry, your hair texture will be greatly renewed and it will be as soft as ever before.
Another key to great hair masks is to use fruit. While not every type of fruit is good for your hair, there are several varieties like avocados, strawberries, and bananas that can take your hair to another level. For the latter of these, blend half a banana with one egg, one tablespoon of milk and honey, and another one and a half tablespoons of olive oil. If avocados or strawberries are more your style, a similar hair mask can be made with either fruit, an egg yolk, two tablespoons of olive oil, and a tablespoon of yogurt blended together until smooth. With either of these recipes, the same process of using plastic wrap and waiting 30 minutes should be done before rinsing the concoction from the hair
If you suffer from a lack of volume or frizzy hair, there are additional ingredients you can add to your hair mask to focus on your specific needs. To add more volume, the best thing to add is ordinary mayonnaise. In addition, mayo can also be used as a mask itself without any other ingredients. For the frizz problem, mayo will also work to some extend, but almond oil is the absolute best item for dealing with the issues. Using any of the previously mentioned recipes, simply add in a tablespoon of almond oil and the frizz will disappear, leaving your hair as gentle and graceful as it can be. There's no need to buy expensive hair masks from the store and with a little inventiveness, you can come up with your own recipes that work better than any purchased product.
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