DIY Hair Masks

Hair is one of the most important esthetical elements of a look. It can make your entire appearance seem like a ray of sunshine, or on the contrary, it can make you pass unnoticed wherever you go. In order for your hair to be at its best, you need to have an appropriate hair care regimen, one that will keep your locks shiny and healthy.

This means you should take care of your hair all the time, by washing it, letting it air-dry and protecting it from extreme temperatures and from the elements. Another thing you ought to do regularly is apply a nourishing mask or one of another type that will help your hair cope. Masks can be found in drugstores, cosmetics shops, or they can be made at home, out of ingredients you surely have in your refrigerator or pantry.

For instance, one of the most popular hair masks involves two organic eggs beaten lightly and applied to damp hair. It’s a good idea to take this chance and have a little scalp massage as well, which will allow the substances to work better. Leave it on for about a quarter of an hour, then rinse off, using lukewarm water (in order to avoid turning the mask into scrambled eggs).

If you’d like something a little bit more refreshing, you could try mashing up the flesh of a ripe avocado and applying to the hair. You can also combine avocado with olive oil or bananas, as these products have a similar effect. Your hair will be left silky soft and shiny as can be. This mask is also very good for damaged hair, such as strands that have gone through perms or chemical dyes.

For days when you have a little more time on your hands, you can try applying a little olive or almond oil on your scalp, covering it up with a shower cap, then letting it work its magic for a few hours (although overnight would be best). Rinse thoroughly, then style as usual; your hair will be stronger and healthier than ever.

Finally, whatever choice you make, the important thing is that your hair benefit from the best possible care. If all this natural-mask stuff seems like too much trouble for you, remember that there’s always the alternative of going to a salon and letting the pros do their thing.