8 June 2014

Homemade Hair Masks for Dry Hair


Now, if you have read my previous post on a guide to getting long hair, you will know that I prefer homemade hair masks to the ones you can pick up in Boots or wherever.  They are so much cheaper and I feel that they are a lot healthier for your hair; no chemicals!  And they are super easy too make.  There are probably hundreds of recipes strewn across the internet, but I've done the hard work, tested them out, and narrowed it down for you.  So let's have a little looky at my faves:

Hot Olive Oil Hair Treatment

Ingredients:
-Olive Oil

This is my go to hair mask, and I use it 2 - 3 times a week before I wash my hair.  It's so quick and easy to make and is ridiculously beneficial for your hair:

  • If you happen to experience the annoyance that is dandruff, olive oil will moisturize your scalp helping to prevent the dry flaky skin.
  • Olive oil is filled with antioxidants as well as A and E vitamins so is brilliant at sealing in the hairs moisture as well as protecting the keratin in the hair.  Perfect for if you have dry hair that needs to be strengthened (like me!)
  • Using this treatment regularly will begin to make your hair feel amazingly soft.

'So, how do I make this seemingly wonderful and beneficial hair mask?'  I hear you ask.  Depending on how thick and long your hair is, you want to pour your olive oil into a mug (I use about 5/6 tablespoons and I have shoulder length thin hair), then microwave it for 30 seconds to 1 minute.  You then slather it all over your hair, not forgetting to massage some into your scalp!

 It's then up to you how long you want to leave it on for, but I suggest at least 20 minutes.  I usually leave it for an hour, but the longer the better really.  You also need to wrap it up in either a shower cap or a hot towel (dampened and bunged in the microwave for 30 seconds) to help keep the heat in.  The heat opens up the hair follicles, allowing the oil to penetrate the hair so much more.

I then wash it off using my normal shampoo and condition as usual.  Simples!

Olive Oil and Egg Hair Mask

Ingredients:
-Olive Oil
-Egg
-Honey (optional)

This is another hair mask that I use quite a lot.  Egg contains so much protein so you can imagine the benefits it has for your hair.  I've also noticed that my hair looks mega shiny after I have used this.  And again, it is really quick and easy to make.

Pour some olive oil into a mug, but use about half the amount that you would use for the Hot Olive Oil Treatment as there needs to be room for the egg as well.  This next bit is optional.  I like to heat the oil up slightly (not too much as the egg may start to cook when you add it), to help to open the hair follicles.  You then add your egg and whisk it all together.  You can also add a tablespoon of honey as this is also very beneficial to the hair (nourishing and moisturizing), although I'll admit, I only do this sometimes when I have some honey laying around in my kitchen.

Apply to your hair, wrap up in a shower cap or towel, and leave it on for at least 20 minutes.  You can then wash it off with your shampoo and condition your hair as normal.

Porridge Oats Hair Mask

Ingredients:
-Porridge Oats
-Milk
-Oil of your choice (I recommend either olive, coconut or almond.)

Yep you read it right.  Porridge oats.  Believe it or not, porridge oats are actually extremely moisturizing and they can also be used for dry skin problems such as eczema.  Depending on the length and thickness of your hair, you want to take equal parts of the oats, the milk and your oil of choice and mix the concoction up into a thick paste.  Simply smooth it all over your hair and let it so it's magic for 20 minutes.

You know what I'm going to say now don't ya!  Wash and condition using your normal shampoo and conditioner, and enjoy your newly moisturized hair!

Have you tried any of these hair masks out before?  What did you think of them?

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46 comments

  1. nice post!
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  2. Nice post!

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  3. A couple of weeks ago I decided to do an ultra mask and combined half a banana, half an avocado, an egg and maybe 1/3 cup of olive oil. The banana was a pain in the butt as usual to get out but my hair was HAPPY! The only store bought mask that I found that really works well with my hair is LUSH's H'Suan Wen Hua. It's on the pricey side but my hair feels so smooth and nourished and smells awesome! :)
    I just received a sample of their eye treatment and I have heard so many wonderful things about their masks. I might have to cave soon as well because my face is freaking out right now! :)
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    1. Yep that's why I didn't include a banana recipe as although it's so so good for your hair it's an absolute pain to get out haha! I can imagine a Lush mask being amazing, they do use all natural products after all. You should really give their fresh face masks a go, they have loads of different ones for all different skin types and they just make your face look and feel lovely, I love them!

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  4. Oh my hair so needed that!

    xo
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  5. Great post my hair is unbelievably frizzy at the moment, literally the texture of wire wool... Should probably give this a try!
    Grace
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  6. My hair's extremely damaged from bleaching, and that's why your tips are very my life-saver! I'm gonna try these xx

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  7. This sounds great! Definitely going to give it a go! xx
    Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  8. these sound amazing! so easy to do too

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  9. This really works? I face dryness issue with my hairs and I use Livon for fixing them up. Lets see, will try this also.

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  10. i have tried the hot olive oil treatment. right now, i'm big fan of coconut oil hair treatment. i find it's easier to wash off than olive oil and just as nourishing!

    xoxo
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  11. Interesting, gonna have to try! :)
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  12. Love this and I must try it. Do you know the name of your blog theme?
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    1. I just use Simple and then customized it so it looks better :) x

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  13. Thanks for sharing! I unfortunately have dry hair and with all the hot tools I use, I'm always looking for masks that will make it more healthy. I just had a shine treatment at my salon--but I definitely need to start using these in between my hair cuts!

    xoxo,
    Brittany Blake
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  14. Hi thanks for the recipe!! You have a lovely blog!
    kisses
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  15. I love a homemade mask! This sounds amazing I've used porridge oats before for my eczema so I must try this! Xx

    Lauraslittleloves

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  16. Wow, who'd have thought to use porridge oats? x

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  17. such a fab post , ive learnt so much !
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  18. Nice post! Thanks for sharing! I definitely try it!
    Kisses.
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  19. Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    xx,
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  20. These sound fab, I love all natural hair products and I've been using coconut oil on my hair for ages now but I've never tried any of these before so will have to give them a go!

    Kasia's Beauty Diary

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  21. Massively needed this in my life this week. Thank you so much for sharing!! I always get freaked out by too many parabens and chemicals in products - this is perfect xoxo

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  22. These sound totally amazing. I love creating homemade beauty products, it always feels like such an accomplishment! I may have to give some of these a try because no doubt after my holiday my hair will be needing some tlc.
    I'm now following you on bloglovin' too, I can't wait to see more of your posts!
    xxx

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  23. Ooh this sounds great, definitely going to have a pamper night and try one of these! x
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  24. Cool article!

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    Kisses,

    Emily from PTT

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  25. Such great tips. I'll definitely be giving them a go! I love natural/homemade solutions! :)

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  26. great blog! xx

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  27. I love this post! My hair gets so dry so I'm always after new advice on treatments!

    Helen x
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  28. I've never really used a hair mask before, but these look so good and easy I might have to give them a try! x

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  29. THIS SOUNDS GREAT :)

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  31. I always love the idea of homemade hair masks... but I'm just too lazy! x

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  32. I seriously think I need to raid the kitchen and try one of these hair treatments myself! My hair has been ridiculously dry and static lately. :( Thank you so much for sharing these helpful tips!
    x
    Elina
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  33. Thanks so much for these great hair mask recipes! I am always looking for natural ways to take care of myself and this is perfect!

    Rebecca
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  34. Such a good recipe! Going to try this tomorrow, so thanks! x

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  35. These are amazing!! I am in desperate need of some hair therapy!

    Maggie
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  36. These are so wonderful, such a great recipes!

    xx

    Linda

    Beauty And Tips

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  37. Thanks for sharing! I normally do these treatments with straight olive oil but I am definitely going to try it with the egg and honey!

    xo, N
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  38. This is really helpful! thank you for posting this, I've been looking for a treatment to my hair that I can do at home and better with this I can try with things that I can find at home, all natural :)

    keep posting, you rocks!

    Intan Thalia

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  39. Love this post! Going to try this out on the weekend:)
    - C
    Claudine Converses

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  40. This is fab! I've been growing my hair out from a pixie so always on the lookout for strengthening/moisturising masks. I've tried hot oil before but I'm really interested in the porridge oats one! Definitely one to try :) xx

    Little Miss Katy | Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty

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  41. Ah I should definitely try this out, I love diy beauty
    Lucia's Loves
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  42. Thanks for this post - after some recent bleaching my hair needs revitalising so I'll definitely be giving these a go!

    Evie
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  43. Hey!

    I really enjoyed your article, i learned alot from your article, keep writing quality articles

    Thanks!
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