11 Luscious DIY Hair Masks You Need This Winter
Protect your lovely locks from the harsh air outside by letting it bask in these natural, moisture-replenishing masks that are rich in nutrients and vitamins. Restore sheen to your hair and make it healthy again without the use of hair spray and artificial products.
1. Banana + Almond Mask
This surprising mix will give you the shiniest locks on the block, mash up a banana and add three or four drops to almond oil into the mix. Blend it in well, and massage it into your roots and hair, rinsing after 25 minutes.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar + Honey Mask
Mix a quarter cup of the vinegar with a juiced lemon and a tablespoon of honey in a blender – then apply the mask to damp hair.
3. Rum + Black Tea Mask
Perfect for convincing your boyfriend to use a hair mask and giving him a less floral alternative. Adding a teaspoon of each ingredient, apply the blend to your roots and massage it outward. Leave it on for about an hour – it’s a killer conditioner.
4. Beer Mask
Beer can make your hair radiant! Mixing a flat cup of beer with sunflower oil (1 teaspoon) and a raw egg will make your locks shinier than ever, and will give it volume! Perfect for limp or overly fine hair.
5. Lemon + Chamomile Mask
If you’re trying to go blond, brighten your hair between salon visits with this treatment that doesn’t take more than a couple of minutes. The best natural brightening treatment there is.
6. Seaweed, Avocado + Yogurt Mask
So many vitamins: B-1, B-2, B-6, and B-12 which is a natural anti-inflammatory. Perfect for irritated, tired skin. It can help your skin retain moisture. Crumble up the dried seaweed and blend it with a coupe of tablespoon of water, a whole avocado, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a tablespoon of yogurt.
7. Milk + Honey Mask
Make like Cleopatra and massage a glass of whole milk and honey into your hair from root to tip, washing it out with lukewarm water and shampoo after. A luxurious treatment that smells and tastes delicious.
8. Yogurt + Honey Mask
This concoction seals in moisture – start by swirling a teaspoon of coconut oil with a couple of tablespoons of honey into plain yogurt, then applying.
9. Eggs, Olive Oil + Mayonnaise Mask
Ok, raw eggs and mayo might seem gross, but it’s a powerhouse of a conditioning hair mask. Mix together a tablespoon of olive oil with an egg yolk, and rub it over wet hair. Rinse after half an hour.
10. Pumpkin + Honey Mask
If you have canned pumpkin lying around, this is a great use. Or use a fresh one! Pumpkins contain vitamin A and C, zinc, potassium, and beta-carotene. Blend it with a tablespoon of honey and soak for 15 minutes.
11. Aloe Vera Mask
Aloe vera gel derived from the aloe plant has incredible healing properties for your insides, your skin, and your hair. Add lemon juice and a couple of drops of argan oil, and apply the mix to your scalp. So replenishing, and will quench your dry locks.