Exposure to a hairdryer, vise, hair dye, and even pollution that you really every day for too long will make your hair look dull and damaged. The use of shampoos and conditioners alone is not enough to treat your hair.
Well, for those of you who don’t have enough time to do hair care at the salon, it doesn’t hurt to try hair care yourself at home by creating a natural hair mask once a week. You only need 4 ingredients, which may already be available in the home kitchen. Following the steps.
Ingredients needed to make natural hair masks
Before making your own natural hair mask at home, you need to prepare several key ingredients in advance, including:
1. Coconut milk
Coconut milk is usually used for cooking various types of dishes or processed as drinks because it has a savory and slightly sweet taste. However, not only for cooking, coconut milk can be used as a natural hair treatment! Coconut milk is rich in antiseptics which are good for dandruff, scalp infections, itching, and dry scalp. Not only that, the high acid content in milk is also useful as a natural moisturizer for the skin making the hair look more shiny.
Avocados are also a type of fruit that can be processed into various types of food grains and various beauty treatments. Fruit that is rich in healthy fats, can also be used as a hair mask. Because the fat content, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, minerals, and vitamins A, B, D, and E in avocados function to maintain hair moisture, cleanse the scalp from dirt, repair damaged hair follicles, make hair shine and so on. Not only that, the content of folic acid in avocados also works as a natural SPF of hair and promotes the regeneration of new hair follicles.
Not only useful as a natural sweetener, honey actually also has health benefits for hair. Honey is a substance that helps in repairing damaged hair, damaged cuticles and prevention, making hair soft and smooth final. In addition, honey has antibacterial properties, which cleanses the scalp from dandruff, restores pH balance and soothes any scalp rash. High vitamin C content in honey also helps to promote the regeneration of new hair follicles.
Lemon is good for various types of scalp and hair problems, including oily and dandruff hair. Lemon contains a lot of vitamins and minerals that promote important hair health. The acidic nature of the lemon helps to balance the scalp’s pH level and control oil secretion. Besides lemon juice also contains antiseptics that can overcome itching.
How to make a natural hair mask
After knowing the ingredients needed to make hair masks, it’s time to mix the four ingredients into a healthy hair mask.
First, mix all the ingredients according to the above described in a container with the following dosage.
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1 avocado (crushed or ground into powder)
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1/2 lemon
After the four ingredients come together perfectly, you can apply them to all parts of the head and hair. Then, leave it for 15-30 minutes, and wrap your head in a shower cap. After that, rinse with warm water.
You need to consider after this treatment is the process of washing or rinsing the hair. Because the ingredients used to make masks that contain oil, you don’t need to use conditioner. The problem with this treatment is that your hair is well hydrated.