I suppose you opened this post ’cause you are probably a DIY(Do It Yourself) junkie like me! But who doesn’t love formulating things using household ingredients?! Well, today we’ll be learning different hair growth masks using foods which are easy to find. Though I know most of you already have an idea about using some foods for hair masks but it wouldn’t hurt to refresh your memories or learn something new. I’ll be dropping three(3) recipes, their benefits and how they’re to be used. Keep reading..
1. Avocado pear, Honey and Coconut oil Hair Mask.
Honey is a humectant and emollient making it good at attracting and retaining water. Coconut oil seals moisture into the hair, making it shinier and stronger. Avocados contain vitamin E and B, which is essential for hair growth. Avocados are also full of their own oils which are highly humectant and emollient.
You’ll need half of a ripe avocado, two tablespoons of coconut oil and a tablespoon of honey. Form a smooth paste by mixing all together in a plate using a spoon. Your mask is ready.
Apply it on freshly shampooed hair. Your hair should be in sections while applying this mixture. Apply it by starting from the tips of your hair and keep going up, try to avoid contact with your scalp. After applying on your hair, cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic bag(nylon), leave it on for 30mins or an hour and then rinse off using water only. Then moisturize your hair like you would normally do after washing.
This mask can be used four times in a month(once in every week). It’ll help to keep your hair moisturized thereby reducing breakage. And with consistency, you’ll see growth.
Bonus: This mask can be used on the face. Leave it on for 15mins after a bath, rinse off and moisturize your face. It’ll leave your face feeling smooth and refreshed.
2. Banana, Egg and Olive oil Hair Mask.
Bananas are ultra moisturizing when it comes to hair. Eggs are mega rich in protein, sulfur and multivitamins, which are all super good for maintaining luscious hair. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids, it offers nutritive benefits for luscious hair.
You’ll need a finger/piece of banana, one whole uncooked egg and one tablespoon of olive oil. Blend the banana and sieve it to remove unwanted particles. Put it into a plate with the whole egg and olive oil. Form a paste by mixing all together using a spoon. Your mixture is ready!
Use the same application process as stated in the first recipe. Do not rinse off with hot water as it’ll cook the eggs.
This mask is also known as a protein treatment because of the egg. Though, the egg could be substituted for mayonnaise. This mask should be used once or twice in a month and not more than that. It’s a strengthening mask ‘cause of the egg and too much protein in the hair is not advisable. It’ll cause protein overload which could result to hair breakage. I’m sure you wouldn’t want that!
3. Coconut Milk.
When it comes to growing hair, Coconut milk does wonders. It has small molecules that can penetrate deep into the hair follicles, thereby stimulating growth.
Get a matured coconut. Take out the coconut meat, cut into small pieces, put into a blender with water. Blend and filter out the coconut chaff, you’re left with the liquid which is the coconut milk.
Put one cup of coconut milk in a pot and heat it until warm. Be careful not to boil or burn it. Only a lukewarm temperature is what we are aiming for. Apply the warm coconut milk on your hair and cover your head with shower cap and use a towel to wrap around it. Leave it on your hair for an hour to two. Then rinse off with water and moisturize your hair normally.
Do this once every week to enjoy shiny and bouncy hair.
Ladies, I hope you enjoyed this writeup like I enjoyed writing it?! Which would you try first?!