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The Best Hair Masks You Can Make at Home

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Hair masks are the best way to strengthen and add shine to hair, which is especially important if your hair is dry or thinning. However, professional hair masks can be  expensive. Luckily, you can DIY your own hair mask at home with ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen. Whether your hair is dry, thinning or oily, keep reading for a recipe for the best hair mask that you can make at home!

5 Best Hair Mask Recipes

Strengthen Hair with Eggs

This egg-based concoction is the best hair mask for preventing breakage. Why? Because the protein found in eggs restores hair’s natural strength by reinforcing its structure. To make your own at home, combine 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, ½ teaspoon of honey, and half of a ripe avocado. Apply to hair and let the mask work its magic for at least 30 minutes, then wash out with a gentle shampoo like Toppik Hair Building Shampoo.

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Use Your Own Conditioner

Believe it or not, you can actually use your own conditioner as a hair mask. Wet hair, then apply a high-quality, hydrating conditioner like Toppik Hair Building Conditioner. Wrap your head in plastic wrap, and allow product to sit for at least one hour. For best results, leave on overnight. Then wash hair and style as usual.

For dry hair, deep condition once a week. Normal to oily hair types should deep condition a little less often, about every other week.

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Lavender & Rosemary

Lavender and rosemary don’t just smell amazing. A scientific study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9828867) showed that daily scalp massages with a mixture of lavender, rosemary and other essential oils can actually help promote hair growth. That’s a pretty strong claim that needs more study. But if you’re looking for healthy-looking hair and scalp on the outside, those results could mean this is just about the best hair mask for thinning hair.

In a small bowl, mix together 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil, 5-10 drops of rosemary essential oil, and 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil. Apply to hair, paying special attention to the roots where hair growth occurs. Massage mask into the scalp. Allow to sit for at least 45 minutes, then wash out with shampoo. If you have fine hair, you may need to wash hair twice to get all of the oil out. Use once per week for healthy hair and scalp..

Hint: topical essential oils can only go so far for healthy hair. To encourage healthy hair growth from the inside, try Viviscal™ hair supplement tablets, with a formula containing marine extracts, vitamins and minerals that is clinically proven to grow existing hair in women.*

It can take around three months to see hair growth with Viviscal so while you wait, fill in any sparse or thin areas now on your scalp with natural-looking Toppik Hair Building Fibers.

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Fight Dry, Brittle Hair with Banana

Dry, brittle hair tends to lack elasticity, which can result in breakage and hair thinning. No thanks! This hair mask uses bananas to restore hair’s elasticity, which makes this our best mask for dry hair. Bananas are rich in natural oils and hair-healthy nutrients, so they can help restore bounce and resilience to dried out locks (https://nakedtruthbeauty.com/blog/go-bananas-3-ingredient-make-home-hair-mask).

In a blender, combine 1 ripe banana with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon raw honey. Apply mixture to damp hair, then cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes. Use once per week for best moisturizing results.

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Treat Oily Hair with Lemon

Yes, even oily hair can benefit from a hair mask. This clarifying mask contains lemon juice, which deep cleans product buildup and oil from hair (https://www.luxyhair.com/blogs/hair-blog/4-diy-hair-masks-for-your-hair-problems). The egg whites are rich in protein, which help restore hair’s strength.

Combine the juice of half a lemon and one egg white in a bowl, then apply to damp hair. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes before washing out. If your roots are oily but your ends are dry, saturate ends with melted coconut oil before applying this hair mask.For best results, use this lemon mask every other week or whenever hair becomes difficult to style.

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Do you have a recipe for a DIY hair mask? Let us know in the comments!

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Colleen Welsch is a freelance beauty writer and blogger specializing in hair care, hair growth education and beauty.

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