Do you have frizzy, dry, dull hair and a lot of split ends? And you do not want to cut your hair because you love long hair? Well, we all face these hair problems in our day to day lives and if you do not relate to this then you are blessed by the hair goddesses. Our hair is prone to damage, it gets dry very easily. If you use hot tools, wash your hair everyday or even sun exposure can damage your hair and it takes time to repair damaged hair. Don’t worry, you can repair damaged hair with DIY hair masks which you can easily make at home.
DIY Hair Masks To Repair Damaged Hair
Hair masks are the best if you use them correctly and according to your hair type. Here are some effective DIY hair masks which you can easily make at home.
1) Honey, Banana and Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Mix two ripe bananas, as they are easy to blend and will not leave any chunk pieces which would get stuck in your hair, with 1 tbsp of honey and coconut oil. Blend it properly and apply it to your hair. Leave it for 5-7 minutes and wash your hair as you normally would.
2) Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Coconut oil hair mask is the best to repair damaged hair as it hydrates hair and keeps the frizz in control. Apply pure coconut oil to your hair and massage your head for at least 10 minutes. After application, wrap your hair in a hot towel as it would ensure that the oil gets completely absorbed. Wait for 30 minutes and wash your hair as you normally would.
3) Egg Hair Mask
Eggs contain a lot of proteins, vitamins and healthy fats. To repair your damaged hair, whisk one or two eggs and add a little bit of lemon juice to it. Mix it properly and apply it to your hair. Wait for 15 minutes and wash your hair.
4) Aloe Vera Hair Mask
Aloe vera contains vitamin E, vitamin C and amino acids which are excellent for repairing damaged hair. It helps to soothe the hair shaft as well because it has humectant properties which help to repair damaged hair. Apply aloe vera juice on dry hair, leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse your hair with cold water.
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5) Black Tea
Black tea is rich in vitamin C, vitamin E and polyphenols. It helps to add softness and shine to our hair and reduces damage as well. The most interesting quality of black tea is that it also protects our hair from the harmful UV rays. You can prepare a black tea mask at home conveniently. Boil a cup of water, add black tea and let it cool. Add 1-2 drops of any essential oil (optional) and rinse your hair with it after you’ve shampooed your hair. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse off with cold water.
6) Mayonnaise Hair Mask
Yes! You read it right, mayonnaise not only makes our sandwich taste good but it also helps to repair damaged hair. Take some mayonnaise and add 2 drops of essential oil to it. Apply it to the ends of your hair, keep it for 15 minutes and shampoo as you would.
7) Papaya Hair Mask
Papaya is great for those who have extremely dry, damaged hair and it is great for our skin as well. It helps to control dandruff, conditions hair and promotes hair growth as well. Skin 1 papaya and add plain yoghurt to it, mash it completely so there are no chunks and apply it to your hair. Leave it for 30-40 minutes and rinse with cold water.
Here are some additional tips to repair damaged hair:
Easy Tips To Repair Damaged Hair
1) Don’t Wash Hair Too Often
Yes! This is the biggest problem with us all. We wash our hair too often because it gets dirty and oily. Washing hair daily can be really damaging to the hair as it takes out the natural oil from our hair and makes it more prone to breakage. To repair damaged hair, try not to wash your hair daily and apply shampoo only to your scalp, not on your ends as our ends are the weakest and shampoo will automatically get there once you start washing it off.
If you have thin hair you’ll need to wash your hair every 2-3 days and if you have thick hair you’ll need to wash it every 3-4 days. You can also apply dry shampoo in between your washes. Dry shampoo helps to absorb excess oil from our scalp and leaves it fresh, but don’t use it daily as it can sometimes irritate your scalp and make it itchy.
2) Trim It
I know it’s not what we want, but getting a trim can undoubtedly help to repair damaged hair. Those evil split ends are the reason why our hair looks even more dried out and in most of the cases it blocks or stops our hair growth. To repair damaged hair, get a trim every three to four months as it helps our hair to look healthier and gives a fresh look.
3) Reduce the Heat
Sometimes hot tools can damage our hair beyond repair. Some people use hot tools each and every day which is absolutely wrong and damaging to our hair. To repair damaged hair, try to limit the use of hot tools, you could maybe use them twice a week. Try to air dry your hair rather than blow drying it every time you wash it and if you really need to use hot tools, make sure to use a heat protector so that you do not fry your hair.
4) Condition It
Many people think that applying conditioner damages their hair, but it is the other way round. It is really important to condition your hair every time you wash it as it hydrates our hair and makes it less frizzy. You should never apply conditioner on your scalp as it weighs down your hair. If you want some volume in your hair, then you should apply conditioner before you shampoo.
sometimes we just get frustrated with our hair and don’t know how to repair it. We go to expensive hair salons or we buy expensive hair masks and get nothing as a result. It is not that difficult to repair damaged hair, but it takes time and efforts. Just remember not to wash your hair daily, try to limit the use of hot tools and get a trim every 3-4 months and use these DIY hair masks. We hope that you will try to add these tips to your daily life and make the best of them.