How to make a homemade hair mask?
Good news, there are a plethora of natural recipes to pamper your mane. Dry, oily, damaged hair… Each house has its own solution!
The kind you do every Sunday, a hydrating face mask, a body scrub and a foot bath? Why not take the opportunity to also take care of your hair? For this, nothing beats a few natural and effective ingredients.
HOME HAIR MASK: THE IMPORTANCE OF NATURAL
From fruits to dairy products to vegetable oils, your kitchen is full of foods good for your hair. The most important thing in your beauty recipe is respecting the quantities and the exposure time.
NB: essential oils are not recommended for children, pregnant or lactating women, the elderly or those suffering from chronic pathologies. Before using essential oils, do not hesitate to seek medical advice.
HOME HAIR MASK: LAYING TIME
To make the most of the benefits of your homemade hair care, it is essential to respect the exposure time. Indeed, the action of the mask will be all the more beneficial if it is left on for the recommended time (usually thirty minutes or an hour).
Discover the best recipes for hair masks to make at home with Emilie Jolibois, expert in cosmetic ingredients research at Aroma-Zone.
HAIR MASK WITH AN EGG
For dry, damaged, tired hair – shine, repairing, strengthening, nourishing effect.
Beat an egg yolk with a tablespoon of vegetable oil (olive, avocado, castor, argan, jojoba, etc.).
Apply immediately to the hair strand by strand, leave on for 30 minutes before making a mild shampoo.
On long hair, double the quantities.
You can also make a mask with a raw, beaten whole egg, but you should rinse well with cold water before shampooing (otherwise the white coagule).
You can add a spoon of honey and / or a vegetable oil.
HAIR MASK WITH ALOE VERA
To hydrate, soothe the scalp.
Mix two tablespoons of aloe vera gel and two tablespoons of coconut milk (or one tablespoon of coconut milk powder + two tablespoons of water).
Apply the mixture to the hair strand by strand, leave on for 30 minutes before making a mild shampoo.
COCONUT OIL HAIR MASK
An ideal mask for all hair types – shiny, fortifying effect, boosts hair growth, repairing…
Take two tablespoons of coconut oil (optional: add three drops of ylang-ylang essential oil).
Melt the coconut oil by slightly heating it in a bowl in a warm water bath.
Apply to the hair strand by strand distributing the oil well, without putting too much. Cover with a towel or charlotte to keep the heat, and leave for 1 hour. Then remove with a shampoo.
HAIR MASK FOR SHINE
effects: shiny, fortifying, sheathing, volumizing (and detangling if using marshmallow powder).
Take two tablespoons of neutral henna (non-coloring) or marshmallow powder.
Add hot water until it forms a soft paste.
Stir in a tablespoon of coconut milk and a teaspoon of lemon juice.
Optional: three drops of ylang-ylang or lemongrass essential oil.
Apply to hair strand by strand. Pack with plastic wrap, and leave for 1 hour. Then remove with a shampoo.
Finish with a shine rinse: 300 ml of water + two tablespoons of coconut vinegar, pomegranate vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
HAIR MASK FOR Curly Hair
For curly or frizzy hair, or dry, damaged hair: fortifying, repairing, nourishing, beautifying, shiny.
Mix three tablespoons of coconut milk and one tablespoon of castor oil.
We can double the quantities for long hair.
Option 1: three drops of ylang-ylang essential oil.
Option 2: you can add a beaten egg yolk.
Apply to the entire hair strand by strand. Leave on for 1 hour then remove with a mild shampoo.