Thursday, 16 October 2014

How To Make A Homemade Hair Mask


I recently posted about how I grew my hair out after years of struggling with dry short hair. If you would like to read about this click here. In my post I mentioned that home made hair masks were one of the many things that helped my hair to grow stronger and longer. Here is one of the masks that I do once every so often especially when I've bleached it to give it some life again.



Honey is great for hair growth and reviving your hair. It is a natural antioxidant which is good for keeping your scalp healthy and helping with dandruff. My hair can get particularly dry especially in Summer and Winter. Honey is said to lock in moisture and smooths hair which means that frizzies are less visible and your hair looks more shiny. 



Eggs are full of protein which are important for damaged hair. Protein helps make your hair stronger which in turn means less breakage! Eggs also contain oils which can help your hair to shine and are great for giving moisture to dry hair.


Coconut oil is well known for being great whether used on skin or hair. This is super cheap and is a quick fix for damaged hair. Even if your hair isn't damaged, it is still beneficial. Coconut oil contains proteins again and is also known to be excellent for soothing dandruff. As you can imagine, coconut oil is extremely moisturising and hair absorbs it well. I use this alone and in a mask to moisturise dry ends. It is also a quick fix for reducing the look of split ends.

If my hair looks or feels pretty dry or damaged I quickly make a hair mask. For this one I crack an egg or two and pour them into a bowl. I then scoop out a heaped tablespoon of coconut oil and add a tablespoon of honey. You can adjust this depending on you hair length or thickness. I then mix this together and microwave it for a very brief amount of time. I don't want to cook the eggs! I then hang over the bath and rub this from root to tip all over my hair as it can be quite messy. I usually go in the bath and leave it on as long as possible but you can also just wrap your hair in a towel until you've had enough. Remember when washing it off, use cold water at least to begin with. I've found that warm water seems to make oil harder to remove. Keep doing this process a few times a week and then reduce it to once a week, once every other week and then once a month when your happy with the results. You can also use olive oil if you don't have coconut oil. The best thing about home made hair masks are that they're so cheap and you usually have all the products in your cupboards. You can make hair masks out of each of these products separately or together. Why not create your own mask?


Do you have any homemade mask recipes?


10 comments:

  1. Ooh this sounds great - easy to make too. My hair can get quite dry from all the dying :/ oops haha. Might give this a go!
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    1. It's a bit weird sitting with egg on your hair but it feels lovely afterwards. Definitely give it a try, my hairs been super dry lately but this should keep me going until I can get to a hairdressers!

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  2. I'll have to try this! I always struggle with dry damaged hair. I love that this an all natural remedy.

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    1. It's amazing how much you can do with what's in your cupboards!

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  3. sounds good.i ll def try this out.great post.

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    1. Thanks Maya, let me know how you get on!

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  4. This must smell so yummy! I really want to try although i dont really know where to buy coconut oil. Suggestions?

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  5. Hi Genevieve, do you like in the UK? I bought mine from Superdrug but I heard someone say supermarkets have some. It may be in a weird food Isle as you can use it for cooking!

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  7. Don't use Superdrug coconut oil, I made that mistake at first. Get pure coconut oil from the supermarket isles/Asian shop. It must be almost fragrance free because that smell from the Superdrug one is synthetic

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