While you may always be concentrating on constantly moisturizing with face and body creams to make sure your skin is looking as healthy as possible, you are missing out on the amazing benefits of applying a hair mask. Although it is very important to follow a skin regimen that will make your skin and face feel great, there are also many hair masks that can help your hair look and feel healthier.
The best part of hair masks is that while you can buy premade ones at the store, you can save serious money by making them yourself! This may sound like a lot of work but it really isn't; in fact, most of these ingredients may already be in your home as you read this. Using hair masks will help your hair become more manageable, softer, shinier and most importantly, healthier! They are also all natural, so you avoid any harsh chemicals from the pre made treatments.
I like to apply hair masks when I'm ready to wash my straightened out hair. Since I use the Victorya hair straightener from ISA Professional often, I like to give my hair some extra love and apply a hair mask once a week. Not only does my hair look great, it helps me spend less time styling, which is a huge plus. Below are a couple of my favorite hair masks for you to try out; once you see the results, you will never forget to treat your hair ever again.
For Hair Growth:
For this mask, you will need an egg yolk and green tea. Green tea helps prevent hair loss due to its high amounts of antioxidants. Eggs are high in protein which helps strengthen hair follicles, making this mask great for anyone wanting quicker hair growth or to prevent hair loss. Mix one egg yolk with two tablespoons of already brewed, warm green tea. The mixture will become frothy thanks to the egg, apply from roots to tips of your hair, cover with shower cap and let sit for 45 minutes. Rinse off with cold water, shampoo and condition afterwards. Since the idea is to strengthen your hair follicles as much as possible, I suggest you apply this mask twice a week for best results.
For Damaged Hair:
For this hair mask, you will need a very ripe banana and some pure honey. This mask helps make your hair easier to manage when combing or brushing afterwards, which means less breakage. Due to the banana's high potassium content, this mask also helps restore your damaged locks, works for all hair types and doesn't weigh your hair down. It smells delicious and works best when you use a very ripe banana. Blend the ripe banana to a very smooth consistency and mix in a tablespoon of pure honey. Apply hair mask from roots to tips, cover with shower cap and let sit for 30 minutes. Rinse off with cold water, shampoo and condition afterwards. Apply this mask once a week to have soft and easier to style hair.
For Shiny Hair:
For this hair mask, you will need a ripe avocado and some regular mayonnaise. Mash up the peeled avocado until smooth and mix in a cup of regular mayo (NOT low fat). Apply hair mask from roots to tips, cover with shower cap and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water, shampoo and condition afterwards. This hair mask is great to hydrate dry hair, leaving it super shiny and soft to the touch. It's great for color treated hair because it helps add shine to your chemically altered locks. Apply this mask once a week to always have shiny, healthier hair in between salon visits.