Keeping our hair healthy and strong takes a lot of work. But its well worth it when we see those beautiful locks flourish. Although oil masks for your hair aren’t the only answer to hair health and growth, they do help tremendously in guaranteeing your hair remains at its best. It’s especially good to occasionally do oil masks if you use excess heat such as blow dryers, hair straighteners, and curlers to give your hair a bit of moisture it so rightfully deserves.
Below are 4 oil masks you can try on your hair to ensure those locks keep growing while staying healthy and strong.
Hair Mask for Damaged Hair & Dryness
If you bleach or color your hair too often, this oil mask is perfect for you. Chemicals in dyes and bleach lift the outermost layer of your hair as well as breaks down the natural pigments in your strands which can cause dryness and an overall straw-like feeling. Making sure your hair is properly moisturized not only ensures it’s health, but also allows it to continue to grow.
Avocado can be an extremely important asset to not only the health of your body, but to those locks as well. Avocados have a ton of protein, which is what hair is made of, so by making this mask, they can help recover dry, brittle, and damaged hair. Coconut oil is also great for hair as it helps protect your hair from breakage and allows your hair to stay hydrated. Honey promotes strong, healthy hair from root to tip, helping the scalp and strengthening your hair.
- ½ avocado
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp honey
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and apply to damp hair from top to bottom. Tie hair up and cover with shower cap or towel for 30-45 minutes. Once done, rinse with shampoo and conditioner.
Hair Mask for Oily & Damaged Hair
Your hair needs moisture to survive, and natural oils can be great to ensure that moisture stays locked in, but when hair becomes too oily, it can cause problems. Oily hair is prone to damage and brittleness, and it is important to rebalance your hair every once and a while to make sure this doesn’t happen.
Egg whites can help balance the moisture on your scalp and hair, making sure your head doesn’t stay dry. They are filled with vitamins and minerals not only great for the body, but for your follicles, including vitamin A, D, and E, as well as protein and fatty acids. Again, your hair is made up of protein, so by feeding it more protein, you are only ensuring its health and strength. Lemon juice contains high levels of vitamin C, which allows it to absorb excess oil and grease effectively. Lemon juice can also help clean your hair from any deposited products or dust.
- 1 egg
- ½ lemon
Crack egg and separate the white. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and mix both the egg white and lemon juice until you get a smooth consistency. Apply mix to damp hair from top to bottom. Tie hair up with shower cap or towel for 30-45 minutes and rinse with regular shampoo and conditioner when done.
Hair Mask for Damaged Hair & Hair Growth
Hair growth is important to all of us, and at times it may seem like your hair isn’t growing, or isn’t growing fast enough. When our hair is damaged, hair growth can seem impossible. This mask will help with both of those. It not only allows you to achieve hair growth, but also helps cleanse your scalp, cures dandruff problems, can treat hair loss, and strengthen your hair follicles. And it only has two ingredients!
Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties that gives it amazing powers when it comes to your hair and body. It is sought after for its hair growth potential because of its ability to exfoliate on a physical and chemical level. Cinnamon helps remove build-up from the scalp, allowing healthier follicles to grow and in turn promoting hair growth. It also encourages healthy hair growth by causing a tingling sensation which is thought to draw more rushing blood to the scalp for stimulation.
- 1tbsp coconut oil
- 1tsp cinnamon
Mix both ingredients well. Part hair and apply mix onto scalp using fingertips to massage into the scalp and stimulate the hair follicles. Tie your hair up and cover with shower cap or towel for 30-45 minute. When done, rinse with shampoo and conditioner.
Hair Mask for Damaged & Frizzy Hair
If you suffer from frizzy hair, this mask is definitely for you! When hair is frizzy, it’s because there’s a lack of moisture. The cuticle layer of your locks need moisture in order to remain smooth, so making sure our hair is always properly moisturized is important. Bananas are great for this as they are rich in oils, potassium, carbohydrates, and vitamins. Each of these ingredients locks in moisture to soften as well as to add that shine we all love!
- 1 sliced banana
- 2 tbsp plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp honey
Blend all together. Apply to damp hair from top to bottom and tie hair up when done. Cover with shower cap or towel for 30-45 minutes and rinse with shampoo and conditioner when done.