Posted on May 28 2019
One of our favorite things being offered in salons and spas today is the deep conditioning treatments to strengthen, soften and gloss hair. But we all know that the royal treatment can be costly. And if you're like us, you love a little DIY! So we've done some digging to find the ultimate at-home hair mask remedy that can be made from ingredients right in your pantry.
Hair Mask For Dry Hair At Home
1 Tbs Coconut Oil
This highly esteemed carrier oil is used for just about any beauty treatment today. Lip conditioner, stretch-mark diminisher, and an ultra-silkening hair mask. Coconut oil penetrates porous hair strands and makes your hair feel thicker. Some even wear it as an overnight hair mask—just make sure to cover your hair to spare pillowcases! Also, you may need a second wash to completely rid the hair of coconut oil after treatment.
2 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar makes for an excellent hair purifier. It’s acidic properties act like an astringent and cleans away build up in the hair. It works like a clarifying shampoo, making hair feel lighter instantly. Most users cover their hair with this clarifying solution in the shower. Then, they wash it out to avoid the tart smell. Some enthusiasts put it in a spray bottle and go to town. Interestingly, apple cider vinegar adds probiotic power to the skin and hair. So you can use alone as a treatment or continue reading to learn how to combine with other natural products.
1/2 Cup Rooibos Tea
If you’re not familiar with this tea, it's an excellent product to have on hand for beauty treatments. Rooibos tea is loaded with minerals and antioxidants—perfect for breathing life back into your hair. Users say it plumps up hair follicles and adds a beautiful shine. (Pro-tip: Drink this scrumptious South African tea for a glow that starts within).
Egg yolk is also used as a plumping treatment but not because of its mineral content. The high-viscosity food adds volume to hair because of its protein makeup. Eggs are known to be high in protein and cholesterol. This powerful combination fortifies hair and is even thought to help with hair growth. A good conditioning base, egg is a staple for a good DIY hair mask!
Packed with essential fatty acids, avocado can be your hair’s best friend. A ripened avocado is also a great conditioner for hair and washes out easily. Also, avocado is packed with vitamin E, which is used in many hair and skin care products.
The Ultimate DIY Hair Mask
These prime at-home ingredients are all you need for the best hair mask to strengthen and silken your mane.
Get a medium mixing bowl, 1 avocado, 2 tbs of apple cider vinegar, 1 egg, 1 tbs of coconut oil and ½ cup of rooibos tea. You’ll need to brew the tea and warm up the coconut oil a little to mix more easily into this DIY hair mask. Once all the ingredients are added, vigorously mix them together. Get a hair color brush—like the one stylists use to highlight hair—and begin to paint this mixture onto dry hair. Once hair is saturated, massage this mixture into the scalp. Rinse thoroughly, and perhaps with some watered down shampoo.