Thirsty Roots! Homemade Hair Masks To Prevent Or Repair Summer Damage

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Are you tired of having dry, brittle hair? Does it seem like the expensive products you buy aren’t working at all? If you fall within this category, you should try one of these natural hair masks that repair and rejuvenate damaged hair. Each of these ingredients can be found right at home in your own kitchen, making it extremely simple and convenient to create.

Mask 1: Sweet As Honey

The first mask has ingredients that are jammed packed with nutrients that feed your dry, brittle hair.

  • 1/4 cup honey- This is an emollient which means that it is a natural softener. It improves the health of hair follicles, which are responsible for hair growth. The natural antioxidant that the honey contains also stimulates hair growth by making the scalp healthy. It has been said that proper use of honey can awaken the sleeping hair follicles that boost hair growth.
  • ½ cup yogurt- Surprisingly, yogurt has been used since ancient times. The multi-vitamin rich food contains an endless amount of lactic acid that is extremely beneficial for dull hair. This acid is great for cleansing the scalp and clearing away any unwanted skin cells.
  • 1 banana– Yes, that’s right, it’s not just for eating! Banana’s help’s with the prevention of hair loss and it’s a natural conditioner. It also repairs the scalp and hair that are severely damaged.
  • Essential oil 5-10 drops (optional) – Add your favorite essential oil to form a sweet smell, leaving the hair with a pleasant scent.

This mixture brings your hair back to life, adding a natural shine. Once all of the elements are combined and come to a creamy consistency, apply it to damp hair. Use a shower cap while you let the mask sit for about 25 minutes. Once time is up, take a wide tooth comb and detangle while making sure the product has been properly distributed. Rinse with warm water and shampoo as well as condition with a mild shampoo. Make sure the entire mask has been removed.