Beauty | May 25, 2019

The broke girl’s guide to happy hair

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Does your hair need a little TLC? Having voluminous hair that is free from frizz and less damaged is something we all strive to have, right? We’ve got some news for ya

With the right ingredients that you have hanging around in your kitchen, you can mix up your own homemade, all-natural hair mask right at home. Using these DIY hair masks will condition your hair and help prevent breakage. It’s a much healthier way to repair damaged hair of all types. Lather up your hair with these homemade recipes for a relaxing, spa-like experience.

Avacado Banana Hair Mask

This DIY beauty treatment is filled with all natural ingredients - apple cider vinegar, avocado, banana and an egg and a little olive oil. This rich, 2-step hair mask will repair damaged hair and give it shine, leaving it clean and strengthened.

The avocado, banana, egg and oil are combined in a food processor until smooth and massaged into your scalp. Once rinsed, the vinegar and water mixture is applied and rinsed out after a few minutes. The egg acts as a cleaning agent while the avocado and banana help moisturize and give a natural shine. Apple cider vinegar is a real magic ingredient. It will help prevent dandruff and the scalp from drying.

Egg and Mayonnaise hair mask

They are known to be a powerful combination for dry hair. The oil found in mayonnaise will deeply moisturize your hair and help it shine. The egg serves as a cleansing agent and retains the moisture in your hair. The egg, specifically the yolk, cuts through the grease and dirt found in hair to make it clean.

Deep DIY Conditioner

Feeling the effects of damaged and dried out hair? This deep conditioning homemade hair mask is definitely one to add to your hair care routine. It can be applied right before showering and shampooing. It is filled with coconut oil, shea butter, argan oil and essential oils. The combination of these ingredients will deeply moisturize your hair leaving it silky smooth. The essential oils will also make you feel totally rejuvenated.

Avocado, coconut milk and olive oil DIY hair mask

Whether you have straight, curly or wavy hair, this deep conditioning mask will bring dull hair back to life. Simply blend together the avocado, coconut milk and extra virgin olive oil. The fat in these ingredients will seal in moisture and keep it super soft. Your hair will be looking fab!

DIY Yoghurt and honey hair mask

This deep conditioning DIY hair mask recipe goes back to the very basics of skin and hair beautification; Yoghurt and honey. If your hair is feeling dry, frizzy and brittle, this will definitely be one of your go-to hair masks. The fat from the yoghurt will help moisturize and cleanse your scalp. Honey, specifically raw honey,  is an excellent, nourishing ingredient for your hair. The honey will seal in the moisture in your hair to keep it conditioned. This, in turn, reduces breakage and split ends.

Strawberry hair mask

The strawberry and mayonnaise homemade hair mask will leave your hair looking shiny, smooth and feeling weightless. The best part is that it’s easy to make and ill takes is a few minutes. The strawberries are loaded with vitamin C, which helps nourish your hair and protect the cell membranes. It keeps the scalp clean and moisturized. The mayo is fatty which is a good source of healthy fats for your hair, especially if it’s dry. Leave this DIY hair mask on for about 15 minutes and make sure to wash and rinse hair afterwards.

Milk and honey hair mask

This DIY hair mask recipe is perfect for all types of damaged hair - Be it thin, fine, coarse or normal. The combination of milk and honey will nourish your hair and restore its lustre, making it feel healthy. This recipe recommends using whole milk. For coarser hair, replace the milk with mayo since it’s higher in fat.

Banana olive hair mask

Got an overripe banana hanging around in the kitchen that you don’t want to waste? This DIY hair mask formula is just for you. Try out this recipe by blending the banana with olive oil to help repair damaged hair from chemicals, styling tools, chlorine and sun exposure. This mask will also give dull hair its shine and control split ends.

Your beautiful locks will feel nourished and smooth after applying this mask. Just make sure to wet your hair before applying this mask.

DIY hydrating hair mask

If you are tired of dull, dry hair, then this DIY hydrating hair mask will bring it back to life. This deep conditioning mask with coconut oil, olive oil and the lavender essential oil is a calming and smoothing overnight hair mask that’s easy to rinse out when you wake up in the morning. You can make a big batch of this recipe and keep it in a Mason jar or container stored in the refrigerator for whenever you need it. Say bye to split ends and hello to long luscious locks!

Pumpkin and Honey hair mask

If you have any pumpkin puree leftovers, then this hair mask treatment is definitely worth it. Combine the puree with honey and apply generously on your hair and scalp and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Use a shower cap or plastic wrap to hold your hair and the mask in place. The pumpkin puree is rich in vitamins and minerals and helps promote healthy hair growth.

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