Though summer is my favorite season, my hair doesn’t seem to think so. Summer and all the fun summer activities, bring with them a ton of hair related problems. Not only does my hair get greasy more often, but it also loses its shine and volume because of activities like swimming, and just sweating a lot in general. So in today’s post, I thought I’d share a few homemade DIY hair mask recipes that I’ve been using over the years to give my hair some love.
The ingredients used can easily be found in your kitchen and you don’t need to worry about any chemicals because it’s completely natural.
Please note: The pictures below aren’t indicative of the quantity of each ingredient to be used.
1. Cooling Hair Mask to Remove Dandruff
- 2 Lemons
- 5 Spoons Yogurt
- 1 Spoon Honey/Olive Oil (Optional)
This is one of the most common hair masks and it works wonders. Just mix the lemon and yogurt together and apply this on your hair. Leave it on for twenty to thirty minutes (you could wear a shower cap over your hair while you wait) and wash and condition as usual for soft and dandruff-free hair. If you have very dry hair, you could add a spoon of any oil of your preference or a spoon of honey as well.
2. Deep Conditioning Hair Mask for Dry Hair
- ½ Banana
- 2 Spoons Almond Oil
Mash the banana in a mixer or using a spoon and add two spoons of almond oil to it. Massage it into your hair, concentrating on the ends, and leave it on for half an hour. Wash and condition your hair as usual.
3. Frizz Fighting Hair Mask for Damaged Hair
- ½ Banana
- 2 Spoons Yogurt
- 1 Spoon Lemon juice
- 2 Spoons Olive Oil (Optional)
Mash the banana and mix the other ingredients together. If you have very dry hair, you could add one or two spoons of olive oil as well. Apply this evenly over your hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave it on for twenty minutes and wash it off as usual. If you’re using olive oil, you can skip conditioning your hair. You will be left with rejuvenated, healthy-looking hair after using this mask.
4. Shine Enhancing Hair Mask for Oily Hair
- ¼ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Lemon
- 1 Spoon Honey
Mix the ingredients together. Apply the mask evenly throughout damp hair and leave it on for thirty minutes. Wash out the mask with shampoo and conditioner. You could apply this mask once a week. This will keep your hair soft and shiny.
5. Hair Mask for Swimmers
- 4 Spoons Olive Oil
- 4 Spoons Honey
- 1 Egg
- 1/3 Peeled Cucumber
Mix the ingredients together and apply it in your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let the mask sit for thirty minutes. Shampoo thoroughly and rinse well.
If you don’t take proper precautions, the chlorine and other chemicals in the pool can wreak havoc on your hair. This hair mask is great to keep chlorine damage at bay.
These are just some of the basic hair masks I use. You could mix and match various ingredients and create your own mask best suited for your hair type.
You could also check out my post on DIY skincare masks.
Hope this post was useful to you. Which of these DIY hair masks will you be trying out? Let me know in the comments below.
(All pictures are taken and owned by Kritika Goel.)