06 Jun DIY hair masks with honey for healthy hair
Compared to face masks, DIY hair masks do not enjoy the same popularity. Completely unjustified since hair masks provide the hair with necessary moisture, ensuring a healthy shine, taming frizz, repairing split ends, and soothing the scalp. At the hairdresser, we tend to accept the offer of hair masks. But the pleasure is expensive. You can easily & cheaply make a nourishing hair mask yourself with natural ingredients. And exactly matched to what your hair currently needs. With this honey-based hair masks, you can make your stay-at-home hair mask that makes your hair shiny just like in the hair salon – but only for a fraction of the money.
Effect of honey on the hair
Honey is a great all-rounder and you should always have it in stock. Used internally it provides us with magnesium, iron and vitamins C, B2, B6 and calcium. Applied externally, it has anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects on wounds. It is also suitable for cosmetics since it promotes blood circulation, moisturizes, and has antibacterial effects.
For your hair care, honey is both a softener (i.e. it soothes and makes dry hair soft and smooth) and a humectant (it stores moisture). So it not only increases the moisture content of the hair but also traps it, making the hair softer, shinier, and easier to manage. Furthermore, honey stimulates the blood circulation of the scalp and can thus counteract hair loss. Honey can also help with dandruff because it inhibits infections and bacteria which cause dandruff.
Raw materials used
Egg yolk has an extraordinary effect on the hair. Often the reason for dry, brittle hair is a protein deficiency. By using egg yolk, the hair is supplied with necessary protein which helps it to get its shine back and makes it smooth again. In addition, the hair is supplied with vitamin E which supports the moisture balance of the scalp. This, in turn, prevents the development of dandruff and hair loss since the scalp is provided with sufficient moisture. The contained vitamin A strengthens and invigorates the hair.
Lemon juice makes dull and brittle hair shiny and smooth again. It is also effective against dandruff caused by a fungal disease. It also regulates the pH balance of the scalp and provides relief for oily hair.
Banana soothes an itchy scalp and moisturizes the hair. They also help prevent split ends and hair breakage. For fine hair, bananas create volume and maintain the natural elasticity of the hair.
Avocados contain plant-based fatty acids. These can penetrate deep into the hair fibers and ensure shiny and silky hair. The avocado oil also protects the scalp during hair care. New hair growth is stimulated and the skin is freed from dandruff. In addition, your skin is protected from drying out.
Application and shelf life
- Both DIY hair masks are best applied with a dye brush. Apply from the crown to the lengths.
- Then leave to take effect for 20 minutes. Optionally, a shower cap can be put on or the hair can be wrapped in a towel and blow-dried. The heat ensures that the effect is intensified.
- The banana may stick to the hairline, should this happen add more oil. Also, those who suffer from dry hair should add a little more oil.
- After the application time, wash out the masks. It may be necessary to shampoo twice to wash out all residues.
- Use both masks 2 times a week.
Both DIY hair masks can only be used once. Therefore they should always be mixed fresh.
2 hair masks for healthy hair recipe
- 4 tbsp honey
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 4 tbsp honey
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- bowl/glass jar
- mixer/whisk/milk frother
- shower cap/towel
- dye brush
- Separate the egg white and yolk and stir the yolk with the honey until creamy.
- Now stir in the lemon juice.
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
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Liability: All stated modes of action are for information purposes only and do not replace a visit to a doctor. There is no guarantee for the mode of action and the compatibility of the raw materials and the end product. The production and application is at your own risk and responsibility.