Being a rancher located in the rural part of Oklahoma, Ree Drummond doesn’t enjoy the luxury of being capable of rushing into the banks, the grocery store…or salon. Any hope for gorgeous healthy, well-maintained locks isn’t all gone, though. Even if you’re far from the salon or spa such as those of those of the Drummonds as well as your hair requires a quick and easy fix hair masks that you make yourself can be a great option to give you a sense of relaxation and pampering. They could even tackle your worst hair problems. Make a day of it, and give yourself the gift of a salon-quality manicure or manicure at home, too!
There are probably all the ingredients needed to make these DIY products for your hair in the kitchen already. Olive oil, avocado oil, and eggs are among the ingredients used in a majority the recipes. However, before heading to the kitchen to begin creating a hair treatment take note of the fact there’s a distinction between simply putting some products in your hair and actually creating an ingredient that will perform a task. To discover the most efficient recipes, we spoke to seven experts to get their take on how to make DIY hair masks they can make at home and why the ingredients used in them actually perform. Learn more about them below. Your hair will be grateful!
For Split Ends:
“While nothing can fix split ends except a trim, a mask will coat the split ends to make them look healthy in the meantime,” says Amy Abramite, Creative Director Stylist, Salon Educator, and stylist of Maxine Salon in Chicago. “Avocados have minerals that will seal the cuticle, as well as proteins and vitamins to nourish and soften the hair. A layer of olive oil will add extra shine and sleekness to gloss over the damaged hair.”
1/2 an avocado
1/2 cup olive oil
Mix ingredients together in a bowl using the help of a fork. Mix them. Apply the cream to end that is split only. Apply for 20 minutes before washing with warm water.
For an Oily Scalp:
“Apple cider vinegar is good to add to a mask for someone who has an oily scalp,” Abramite advises. “It can remove impurities and build up from the scalp and cleanse the hair.”
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
Mix apple cider vinegar and honey. Honey acts in the form of a binding agent as well as to prevent moisture from being absorbed by the scalp and hair. This mixture will function as an rinse, so it must be put in spray bottles and then misted on the hair. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
A coconut and olive oil treatment is ideal combination for achieving high gloss sparkle, Abramite says. They are both natural oils which help to maintain the hydration of hair, allowing it to remain smooth and soft. It also shines.
1 cup of olive oil and
1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon coconut
Combine coconut and olive oil. Warm for just a few minutes using the microwave. The warmth will allow the cuticle to open to allow deeper penetration into the hair’s structure, resulting in the best results. The hair is left on for 10 minutes with a shower cap and then rinse it off with warm water.
For Dry Hair:
“Jojoba and coconut oils both have major moisture properties that help with weakened hair,” says Matt Rez who is a famous colorist. According to Rez that coconut oil is a rich source of lauric acid, which is a moderate chain of fatty acids that can penetrate the cuticle to strengthen hair from the inside. It is also beneficial for scalp health since coconut oil helps to eliminate sebum accumulation from the hair follicles, which can lead to loss of hair. Jojoba oil, however, can moisturize and strengthen hair , preventing breakage and can also combat dandruff-related issues.
1 teaspoon Extra virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon Jojoba oil
Mixture can be warmed up by heating it in the microwave about 30 seconds to get the consistency of a more flowing. Apply the cream to fresh hair from the roots to the ends, rubbing on the scalp too. Allow to dry for up to 20 minutes.
For Strength, Conditioning & Growth:
Fashion Vlogger Melissa Denise developed this food-based treatment to improve, condition and develop long, healthy hair. The most significant ingredient is mayonnaise, Denise says: “Mayonnaise is loaded with amino acids and protein. This helps promote healthy hair growth. In addition mayonnaise is a great way to add moisture back into your hair as well as stop frizz.”
1/2 cup extra olive oil
2 tablespoons organic honey
2 cups mayo that is organic (Regular mayonnaise is acceptable,, however organic is better)
Mix all ingredients until it is smooth. If you need to, you can use an electric mixer or a blender. It is crucial to remove all chucks since it’s a pain to wash off if you don’t. After mixing it, apply the mask on every hair section from the root up to the end. Cover hair by a cap of plastic or bag for 3 to 4 hours. Rinse the mask in shampoo, then condition and style as normal. If you are using a mask that has food in it It is recommended to shampoo more than one time to make sure that everything has been completely cleaned. It is recommended to use it one or twice a month.
For Color Treated Hair:
Hair that is colored with color is more susceptible to damage. this mask by Anabel Kingsley brand president and consultant trichologist for Philip Kingsley, can target even the most severe breaks caused by color. It’s made from eggs that are protein-rich, which are the main building elements of healthy hair.
1 teaspoon of any type of thick conditioner
1 oz castor oil
1 ripe avocado
1 oz full fat milk
Mix ingredients together. Apply the mixture on the hair, in sections. For 20 minutes, leave in and then rinse it out.
A Quick Fix for Dry Hair:
For hair that is dry, Kingsley recommends this easy mask that can revive dry locks in only 10 minutes.
2 eggshells in half made of olive oil or another light vegetable oils
1/2 an avocado
2oz purified water
Mix ingredients together. Mix the ingredients into your hair using your fingers Leave for 10 minutes, then rinse off.
For Healthy Hair and Scalp:
“This simple mix of organic carrier oils and essential oils can be massaged into your scalp and throughout your hair to promote blood flow, improve circulation and stimulate hair follicles,” says Jana Blankenship, Founder of natural hair care company Captain Blankenship. “Stimulating the follicles encourages hair growth and deeply nourishes both the hair and scalp.” Benefit: It can be utilized as a hair oil to reduce frizz and flyaways.
2 tablespoons argan oil 2 tablespoons argan
1 tablespoon jojoba oil
5 drops essential rosemary oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
Optional: 2 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix all the ingredients into a bowl and the help of a spoon. Pour the mixture into one glass bottle of 1 ounce using an eyedroppers. Apply a few drops of oil into the palms of your hands. Massage in a circular motion across your entire scalp. Apply oil to your hair, from the root to the ends. Allow to sit for 15 minutes or more. Hair can be left on overnight to get a deeper treatment. Rinse out hair with shampoo and conditioner.
For Damaged Hair
“This hair mask repairs dry, brittle hair, helps balance PH levels and treats excessive dandruff and product build-up,” claims Ada Rojas, Founder of Botanika Beauty.
2 large eggs
Aloe vera plant stem
2 teaspoons of castor oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons of brown sugar
Crack two eggs in blender. Add the aloe vera stem Add 2 tablespoons castor oil. Apply the oil to hair from mid-shaft to the ends. Leave it on until it is dry for about 30 minutes. Cleanse and then use a towel made of fiber to minimize frizz, but not damage the fibers.
For Ultimate Hydration
“The benefits of coconut oil for your hair are endless,” claims Michelle Cleveland, celebrity hairstylist and the owner of the Hair Addict Salon. Contrary to other natural oils, coconut oil is able to penetrate deep into the core of hair (the hair’s thickest layer) it provides more than shining exteriors. It also moisturizes the very core!
1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon coconut
2 tablespoons honey
Take the honey and coconut oil to room temperature, and combine them well prior to applying. Be cautious not to make the mixture too hot, or you may burn your scalp! Apply the mask to the hair with dampness making sure to cover every hair strand from root the tips. Allow the mask to sit for around 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Then, follow your usual washing and conditioner regimen.