DIY Hair Mask Recipe
My natural hair mask recipe is the perfect way to give your hair a boost and enhance its shine. It contains plenty of protein and a variety of hair-loving nutrients which help strengthen your locks and encourage new hair growth.
Infusing your hair and scalp with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants can also repair dryness and styling damage, encourage healthy roots and add volume. If you’d like to read more about the best volumizing shampoos and how they work, check out my recent post.
Using avocado in hair mask can improve shine, repair dry, damaged hair and help protect your locks from styling and environmental damage. It contains a rich source of amino acids, protein, vitamins and minerals which are easily absorbed by your hair and scalp.
You’ll be amazed how shiny and soft your hair feels after applying some avocado, so instead of letting that inevitable half piece of avo go off in the fridge, save it for this DIY mask.
As protein is the main component in your hair, it needs plenty of it to stay strong and healthy. A nutrient deficiency and styling damage and can cause a loss of protein, and make your strands feel dry and brittle.
Bananas offer a healthy dose of protein, potassium, Vitamins B6 and C, folate, and a variety of minerals to help strengthen, repair and thicken your hair. It’s an ideal natural ingredient to prevent split ends and breakages, and helps protect your hair’s natural elasticity.
Coconut milk contains healthy saturated fats which nourish hair and encourage longer, thicker, shinier locks. It has excellent moisturizing properties and is a great way to revive dry hair which feels brittle and prone to split ends.
Similar to coconut oil, coconut milk has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties which can help fight dandruff and provides a cooling sensation on your scalp. It also soothes irritated skin and can help fight minor skin infections.
Coconut oil is one of the best multitasking beauty products nature has to offer. Using it in your hair can help repair split ends, increase shine, reduce frizz, detangle and moisturize.
It contains medium chain fatty acids which penetrate the hair shaft more deeply than traditional conditioners, as well as lauric acid which helps strengthen and encourage new hair growth.
Olive oil is a natural emollient with softening qualities that help improve shine, body, and resilience. Using just a tablespoon can protect the keratin in your hair and seal in moisture to keep your strands strong and healthy.
Massaging olive oil into your scalp can remove a buildup of sebum to promote new hair follicles and encourage hair growth, and also softens stubborn dandruff flakes so they’re easier to get rid of when you wash your hair.
– ½ Avocado
– ½ Banana
– 50 ml Coconut Milk
– 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
– 1 tbsp Olive Oil
Blend all the ingredients together to make a smooth paste.
Apply the mixture all over your hair and smooth it down to the ends. Massage your scalp for a few minutes to exfoliate your skin and improve blood circulation.
Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. I like to relax in the tub with a book, as it saves cleaning up any mess.
When you’re ready, wash your hair with a gentle shampoo and rinse thoroughly. You can use your normal conditioner if you feel you need it, then dry and style your hair as usual.
It should feel wonderfully smooth and shiny and look healthier than ever. Let me know how you get on!
About The Author: Louisa Rose is from Cologne, Germany. She runs Body Health Love, where she blogs about health and beauty advice for young women.