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5 Easy Homemade Hair Masks For Swish-Worthy Locks

by Rose Adams Published on 30 January 2017

When your hair is in need of a bit of TLC the first place you head to is the salon, right? Well no, actually - it should be the kitchen. Why ever would I do that? I hear you cry. There's nothing better for your locks than the everyday ingredients hiding in your cupboards: olive oil, egg, banana... just mix 'em together et voila! So why not save precious hours and more importantly £££s by making your own DIY hair masks at home instead?

Fed up of spending 1785874 hours trying to comb through your split ends and dry lengths? Us too. It's no secret, well moisturised hair behaves a lot better than thirsty tresses, so treating your hair to an at-home mask is a no brainer. Nourishing ingredients you already have in your kitchen cupboards will do them the world of good, making them look shiny and healthy while reducing your brushing time as well as the strain on your bank balance all at the same time.

Whatever aggro your locks are giving you, save yourself a trip to the salon with our five quick and super easy recipes to get your hair out of trouble in a jiffy.

1. For Oily Hair

Ingredients:
Green Clay
Vinegar

Mix green clay and cider vinegar in equal proportions until the mixture is smooth. Apply to the scalp and allow it to work for at least 15-20 minutes. Then simply rinse and wash with your usual shampoo.

This mask is great for getting rid of dandruff if that's something you suffer with. The super ingredient vinegar cleanses hair by removing product and particles of pollution and the clay absorbs the impurities. It's also super cheap which is always a bonus.

2. For Dry And Brittle Hair

Ingredients:
1 Avocado
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 egg yolk

Mix all the ingredients together using a blender until you get a smooth paste without any lumps. To apply this mask, moisten hair with hot water and comb it through, then wring it out and apply the mask with your fingers. Once you've covered all your hair, wrap your lengths in clingfilm and leave on for at least 30 minutes - this makes the mask work harder. Finally, rinse, wash and dry.

FYI the avocado can be replaced with banana for a cheaper alternative method with just as many benefits. Use this mask twice a week if your hair is especially brittle and refrigerate any leftover mixture for a few days, keeping it under clingfilm or in an airtight box.

3. For Hair Loss or Thinning Hair

Ingredients:
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons liquid honey
2 tablespoons cognac

Mix all the ingredients together and apply the mask straight onto wet hair. Massage into your scalp, making sure it's all covered, then conceal with clingfilm for at least 30 minutes (no more than one hour) before rinsing and allowing to dry.

The best thing about this mask is that it stimulates the blood circulation at the root of the hair which makes it a game-changer for thinning and hair loss. The cognac alcohol dries up oily hair and the olive oil nourishes it - this mask is basically a brilliant all-rounder.

4. For Volume

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients together in a glass bowl and mix well, then rub into your scalp and roots just like you would your shampoo - lather it up baby! Apply lavishly over your whole head, then cover with a shower cap and leave to work it's magic for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm or cold water if you're feeling brave, then shampoo as usual and you're all done.

5. For Mega Soft Hair

Ingredients:
3 eggs
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Few drops of vinegar

Mix and emulsify three eggs, three tablespoons of olive oil and a few drops of vinegar. Apply the mask by hand, paying special attention to dry, brittle areas and the ends. Cover with foil and leave on the hair for 15 minutes. Finally, simply rinse, wash and dry.

Thanks to the egg yolk and olive oil, this mask is a wonder at nourishing hair. The egg white also strengthens each strand without weighing them down. To make this mask oily-hair friendly ensure all the mixture is rinsed through and only use a small amount of product. Shampoo once and you're good to go!

Give your fave mask a go and tweet us your efforts: @SoFeminineUK

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