In this day and age, the latest trends in health tend to incline towards home remedies, natural treatments and various DIY techniques.
Just like contemporary medicine, these trends have shown almost equal competence in their effectiveness. Mainly, you can’t help but notice how common it is, nowadays, to maintain healthy hair using basic hair mask recipes.
Here are the top five most ordinary best hair mask recipes for healthy hair that everyone is talking about:
1. Egg Hair Mask
If you have been into hair treatment for quite some time, you may have noticed that egg hair masks are ubiquitous and popular.
Ideally, hair masks made from eggs are just perfect for you, irrespective of your hair type. Biochemical analysis of eggs also proves that eggs are highly rich in nutrients that are very basic for hair growth, such as the B group vitamins.
Egg hair masks provide the necessary nourishment for your hair and is a significant remedy if you want to prevent or stop your hair from falling off, not mentioning that it greatly contributes to the overall healthiness of your hair.
The only downside with this hair mask is that you may not like the smell of eggs in your hair. However, if you can bear it for as long as you treat your hair, it is one of the best masks you can go for.
You will need 1 egg, 1 cup of milk, two tablespoons of both olive oil and lemon juice.
Whisk the egg as you mix it with all the ingredients. Apply the resulting mixture on your hair and scalp, and cover with a shower cap for 20 minutes. Remove the cap and wash off with cold water.
2. Banana Hair Mask
Some people only know that bananas are only for consumption. But did you know? The high potassium content in bananas together with the numerous antioxidants, vitamins and natural oils that it contains are crucial for treating or preventing hair loss.
The good thing about bananas is that they are readily available and present all year round. Banana masks for healthy hair are one of those hair masks that are easy to make.
You can count on this mask to boost the moisture content in your hair, make your hair shinier, soften your hair strands and reduce dandruff which may be present in your hair.
You will need two ripe bananas, one tablespoon each of olive oil, honey and coconut oil.
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix to form a smooth paste. Apply it on your hair an let it stand for five minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.
3. Castor Oil Hair Mask
Castor oil is particularly loved as a recipe for making hair masks because of its high protein content. Besides, it is known to prevent the drying of the scalp, nourishes hair shafts and encourages regrowth of hair. Castor oil is a often treatment for a hair loss (especially androgenic alopecia), however, besides that it also has natural antimicrobial properties.
You will need two tablespoons of castor oil and one egg.
Mix all the ingredients and use the mixture to massage your hair and scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes before washing with cold water.
4. Aloe Vera Hair Mask
Aloe Vera is one of the widely used natural products to maintain healthy hair. Aloe Vera hair mask not only possess anti-inflammatory properties, but it also has antibacterial properties. It also nourishes the hair, strengthens hair strands and boosts hair regrowth.
Extract Aloe Vera oil directly from the succulent leaf and collect it in a small bowl.
Scoop the oil with your hands and apply it all over your hair and scalp. Let it stand for 30 minutes before washing with lukewarm water.
5. Avocado Hair Mask
Avocado is undoubtedly one of the most useful fruits in nature. Its top-rated oil has made it a favorite in the cosmetic industry for making oil for hair and skin.
The key ingredient in avocado hair mask is the omega-3 fatty acids, which are natural boosters of hair growth and regrowth.
Conveniently, an avocado mask for healthy hair also has some active anti-inflammatory properties which are ideal for maintaining the good health of your scalp.
The avocado hair mask is so effective that you may only need to apply it once or twice weekly and notice an incredible improvement in the texture of your hair.
You will need one avocado, ½ cup of milk, one tablespoon of almond oil and olive oil each.
Use a blender to form a smooth consistency of the ingredients. Apply the paste on your hair and let it stand for 15 minutes before washing off with cold water.
We can undoubtedly state that it is very easy to make hair masks at home. Hair masks are one of the most common DIY techniques for maintaining a healthier and natural hair. While there are quite many recipes that can make good hair masks, the five mentioned in this article are the most common, one of the most effective and among the readily available ingredients for hair masks.
About the Author
Bonnke Arunga is senior medical student and an expert health writer. He is passionate about all areas of health but has particular interest in dermatology and skin health, including treatment of hair loss. Currently he is a main contributor to hairverse.com. Bonnke holds Bachelor’s of Science and currently seeks for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), from Maseno University.