How to Use Hair Masks and Which Type You Should Use

We all want amazing, silky hair and sometimes a regular conditioner just won’t cut it to give you that conditioned, beautiful hair you crave. If you color your hair or use chemicals to straighten or curl it permanently, style your hair with heat or spend a lot of time in the sun, you might need to use a hair mask every once in a while, to really refresh and deep condition your hair.1

Daily conditioners only work within the surface of your hair, while hair masks deep condition the internal structure of your hair. Deep conditioning helps keep your scalp and hair nourished and hydrated. Aim to use a hair mask at least once a week. If your hair is extremely damaged or you have dandruff or itchy scalp, use a hair mask twice a week until your hair starts to heal.1

Here are some DIY hair masks for different hair types:

If you have dry hair, try a hair mask that contains olive oil, honey, and bananas. Mix together one ripe banana, one egg, three tablespoons of milk, three tablespoons of honey and five tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl. Apply to hair and leave on for 15-30 minutes. Then rinse out and shampoo as normal.1

If you have oily hair, try an egg white and lemon hair mask. Mix together one egg white, one tablespoon of salt, and the juice of one lemon. First, beat the egg white until it forms stiff peaks, then add your salt and lemon juice. Mix it well and apply to your scalp. Wait 30 minutes and then rinse out and shampoo as normal.

If you have dandruff and an itchy scalp, mix avocado, tea tree oil and argan oil to rescue your hair. Mash one ripe avocado well. Then add 10 drops of argan oil, 1-3 drops of tea tree oil and two tablespoons of honey. Mix together well and apply the mask directly to your scalp using gloves. Massage it in with your fingertips. Let sit on your hair for 10-20 minutes, then rinse well and shampoo as normal.3

If your hair is pretty normal and you have no issues, mix one egg, two tablespoons of honey, one tablespoon of baking soda, five fresh tea leaves and a half of a ripe banana. Mix well and apply to your hair. Let sit for 30-69 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. If you want to add shine, rinse afterward with apple cider vinegar and water (one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and one cup of water). Then rinse and shampoo as normal.4

Have you ever used a hair mask? What type of hair do you have? Would you try a DIY face mask? Share with us!

1 – From Bellatory

2 – From BeautyMunsta

3 – From Refinery29

4 – From Bellatory

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