Hair Masks from Your Kitchen
Hair masks not only give you healthy, shiny, and strong hair, they make you feel confident and beautiful. We pay a lot of money for deep conditioning treatments. You can spend upwards of $50 or more in some cases. Some of these recipes I have used these affordable hair masks made from items straight from the kitchen over the years. Some of them are from friends who have used them. They make your hair look and feel good. These are some great natural recipes to save you money and revive your hair.
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Avocado Hair Mask
1 Ripe Avocado
1 Tbls. honey
2 Tbls. olive oil
Varies depending on how thick and long your hair. Leave in hair for 30 minutes and rinse and repeat. Avocados repair split ends extremely well.
Egg and Yogurt Mask
¼ C. Plain Yogurt
¼ C. Mayonnaise
Beat egg well until foaming then add yogurt and mayonnaise to egg mixture. Massage scalp until hair becomes wet. Cover with plastic wrap and leave for 1 hour then rinse with cold one hour.
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Olive Oil Mask (Promotes Hair Growth)
5 Tbls. Olive Oil
Mix and apply dry hair. Wrap in cap or towel and set 15 minutes before wash and rinse.
Egg whites strengthen hair and prevent damage. The yolks contain protein and fatty acids that assist in shiny hair.
Mix 2 egg yolks with 3 tsps. olive oil. Massage into hair and set for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
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Coconut Oil Mask -Amazing Hydra-tor for Frizz Free Hair
Apply directly onto your scalp. Massage your hair from root to ends. Leave on a minimum of 30 minutes, or as long as you can. Shampoo and rinse. You can use this mask up to three times a week. For deeper penetration, use as directed before bedtime. Cover with cap and sleep with mask in your hair. Shampoo and rinse in the morning.
Apply a generous amount of mayonnaise to your hair and leave in for 30 minutes. Note: Mayonnaise is a bit harder to get out of your hair so you may have to rinse and repeat several times to get the leftover residue but the end result is fantastic. At least that has been my experience.
1 tablespoon of Oats
1 Tablespoon Fresh Milk
1 Tablespoon Almond Oil
Mix well into a thick paste, however, be sure to make sure hair is dry and all combed out. Apply paste and leave in hair for 20 minutes. Rinse and use gentle shampoo.
Some of these hair masks may not work for you but they have worked for my friends and I over the years and have saved us a great deal of money. If you show signs of irritation, you need to wash out immediately and if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in a mash do not use it.
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Please note this article was published as a guest post on 6/15/2013. I wrote it with the understanding I would re-post on my blog at a later date.