Homemade hair masks are all the rage today. We care about the quality and quantity of hair. We try to eat good food to get that healthy shiny hair from the inside out, and yet sometimes we need that extra hair mask in order to achieve extra shiny bounce and appropriate volume. First, remove the hairdryer/hair straightener/curler from your daily routine, as these products quickly damage the hair follicles. Also, you can stop washing your hair every single day. Note: This is not a caveman’s attitude! When you can skip a day or two of washing your hair, you are letting the beneficial oils of your own hair permeate and protect it. Now that you are ready to make your own homemade natural hair mask to help nourish the scalp and the hair roots, follow on below for 2 quick and effective homemade hair mask recipes you can do yourself:

Banana minus the split (hair split that is)

Just like our bodies crave for probiotics (beneficial bacteria that strengthen our digestion), our hair and scalp also need a dose of nutrition now and again in order to look and feel radiant. In this hair mask recipe yogurt is soothing to the scalp and additionally provides nourishment to it. All you need is:

1 Sliced Banana

2-4 Tbsp. Of Plain Yogurt

1-2 Tbsp. Of Honey

These powerful ingredients combined (mix the ingredients in a blender or whisk them together until they are well-blended) make a healthy hair mask that helps you achieve bouncy, glistening hair. Buzzfeed suggests to: “Apply the mask evenly throughout damp hair. If you have long hair, tie it up. Then, cover hair with a shower cap or towel and let the mask sit for 30 minutes. Wash out the mask with shampoo and conditioner. For best results, apply the mask once weekly.”

Avocado it up with a side of egg yolk

Did you cringe when you first heard that putting egg on your hair is good for you? Well, you won’t be the first one. But egg is truly a great restorative procedure for when you need to add some extra shine to your hair. It doubles as a moisturizer as well. Adding avocado to your hair with the jelly consistency of the egg (yes sounds icky but the results are anything from it) produces a sense of soft and silky touch as avocados contain so many vitamins and minerals in addition to their oily content. All you need is:

½-1 of an avocado

2 egg yolks

Mix 1/2 of an avocado with 2 egg yolks together until they are smooth and then apply it to your hair from 10-30 minutes (remember that damp or wet hair is best for ideal absorption). Finally rinse it off and wash your hair out with shampoo and conditioner for a beautiful finish!

There you have it! Whether you have oily hair, dry hair, curly hair, or pin straight hair, a simple weekly homemade hair mask can enhance the overall beauty and vitality of your hair by adding vitamins and minerals to it so that it gets properly nourished and ends up making you look and feel extra lustrous.

LavitaWritten By: Levita Galinsky