27 December 2013

8 DIY Hair Treatments for Dry, Brittle and Damaged Hair

Winter is the season for dry hair. Even if it is lively and healthy in all other seasons, come winter and more often than not hair gets dry, brittle and damaged. The reasons for this include the dry air indoors, the cold air outdoors, the hot showers we tend to take, our winter diet, which features decreased vitamin intake...

To keep your hair from getting dry and brittle, you can DIY different natural hair masks.

8 DIY Treatments for dry, brittle and damaged hair
Photo: marin via freedigitalphotos.com

Handmade egg shampoo
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • the juice of 1/2 lemon

Whisk the egg yolk very well, add the honey, olive oil and lemon juice. Mix energetically to blend. Apply to wet hair by massaging thoroughly into the scalp. Cover the hair. Let it stay for minimum 10 minutes -- the longer, the better. Rinse with lukewarm water. Read more about the recipe.

Birch and lavender hair lotion
  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender blossoms,
  • 2 teaspoons dried birch leaves,
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar,
  • a couple drops of lavender oil.

Put the dry herbs in a clean glass bottle and pour the vinegar. Close the bottle and leave it away from direct sunlight. After 1 week sift the mixture and add lavender oil. Before use add 2 parts of water to 1 part of herbal mixture and massage well into the scalp. Do not rinse. Read more about the recipe.

Egg and castor oil mask
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon castor oil

Whisk the egg yolk very well,  add the castor oil. Rub the mixture well in the roots of your hair. Cover your hair with a towel (to keep it warm) and stay with it for about 2 - 3 hours. Wash your hair with a natural shampoo.

Honey and olive oil mask
  • 3,50 oz (100 g)  honey
  • 0,10 pt (50 ml) olive oil
Mix the honey and olive oil until they form a thick paste. Rub in the roots of already washed hair. Let stay for 30 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

Egg, olive oil and lemon shampoo
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 10 drops olive oil
  • 10 drops lemon juice
  • 5 drops glycerin
 Mix all the ingredients well. Wash your hair with this shampoo and lukewarm water.

Avocado mask
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 egg yolk
Blend the avocado and egg yolk in a blender. Apply to your hair by massaging well. Wrap your hair in a towel or shower cap and wait 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Read more about the recipe.

Pumpkin and honey mask
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons honey
Mix well to blend and massage on your hair and scalp. Cover with a  shower cap for 20 minutes and rinse. Read more about the recipe.

Lavender and coconut mask

  • 1 tablespoon lavender oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk
Massage the mixture into your dry hair before sleep and rinse off in the morning. Read more about the recipe.

How is your hair feeling this winter? Have you used any of these masks? Let us know in the comments.

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