9 Homemade Hair Masks for Dry Hair

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Healthy Hair Masks for Dry Hair
Author Name: Mia Barnes
Date: Friday February 18, 2022

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Winter can leave your hair looking and feeling like a bird’s nest. The combination of dry indoor air and arctic outdoor winds soak the moisture out of your tresses like Dracula biting into a juicy throat. 

Salons can cost a small fortune. Plus, who wants to bundle up and head out in the elements? Instead, try one of these 9 DIY healthy hair masks for dry hair and restore the luster to your locks. 

1. Coconut, Honey and Egg 

Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, but the consistency is much like your traditional conditioner. This substance is rich in lauric acid, a medium-long chain fatty acid that helps strengthen the cuticle by penetrating each strand. 

To blend this recipe, you’ll need to heat the coconut oil. You can heat it to a liquid on the stovetop or in the microwave. Then, whisk in the egg and the honey and apply the warm mixture to your hair, wrapping it in a towel for 30 minutes. Rinse with water and your favorite shampoo.

2. Egg, Olive Oil and Mayonnaise 

Olive oil is another glorious natural substance for renewing the luster in your locks. It’s rich in oleic acid, the magical ingredient that makes this cooking ingredient so heart-healthy. These monounsaturated fats also work wonders on dry, damaged hair. 

You’ll need three egg yolks — perhaps try this mask when you need the whites for another recipe. Whisk them together with one cup of mayonnaise and half a cup of olive oil. Apply to your hair and scalp for 20 minutes before rinsing. 

3. Milk and Honey 

You’ve heard of the land of milk and honey. Did you know that this is a winning combination for homemade hair masks for dry hair, too? 

The combination is rich in vitamins and minerals to restore luster. The recipe is a piece of cake. Just add a cup of milk and a tablespoon of honey to a spray bottle. Saturate your hair with the mixture, wrapping it in a towel for 10 to 20 minutes while the liquid penetrates and rinse. 

4. Honey, Egg and Apple Cider Vinegar 

Vinegar is an acidic substance — won’t it strip moisture from your hair? Apple cider vinegar smooths your hair’s cuticle, making it less prone to breakage when you brush. It also makes each strand reflect light, giving your tresses a healthy glow. 

Combine a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and honey with one egg. Whisk and apply the mixture to your hair. Leave it on for 30 to 40 minutes without rinsing. 

5. Strawberries, Egg Yolk and Olive Oil 

Strawberries are rich in anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant. These substances help protect your hair from oxidative damage from exposure to environmental pollutants like smoke. The fruit also has a compound called silica, used to treat alopecia

Puree the three ingredients using a blender. You’ll want a cup of strawberries, a quarter cup of olive oil and one egg yolk. This mixture can take a while to rinse, so use this mask on a lazy weekend. 

6. Brown Sugar and Olive Oil 

Here’s a sweet DIY treat for your hair that will leave your locks lustrous. This mask doesn’t take much time to assemble — and it doubles as a scrub for exfoliating your skin. Hello, beautiful. 

You need two tablespoons of brown sugar for each tablespoon of olive oil. Make extra and slough away dry skin from your elbows and heels while you let the mixture penetrate your hair for 15 to 20 minutes. 

7. Mayo, Yogurt, Coconut and Honey

If you’ve noticed more strands in the sink lately, try this mask. Yogurt is rich in probiotics. Research suggests that probiotic supplementation can help inspire hair growth in those with alopecia. 

You’ll need a cup of mayonnaise, two tablespoons of coconut oil and yogurt and one tablespoon of honey. Mix them in a blender and let the mask sit on your hair for up to an hour for the nutrients to penetrate. 

8. Apple Cider Vinegar, Aspirin and Tea Tree Oil 

No, this recipe doesn’t come in handy the morning after. The aspirin won’t penetrate your scalp to stop a headache. The acetylsalicylic acid it contains will reduce inflammation and cut dandruff flakes. 

Tea tree oil is a natural antimicrobial agent. It also moisturizes your hair, leaving it silky smooth. 

9. Argan, Jojoba, Lavender and Rosemary

Here’s a delightful mask for when you want to relax. Lavender has long enjoyed use as a calmative herb. 

Massaging this mixture into your scalp helps stimulate blood flow, promoting hair growth. You can also use this blend as a leave-in treatment to prevent frizzy flyaways. 

Homemade Hair Masks for Dry Hair 

Don’t let winter leave your mane looking like a dish mop. Get the luster back in your locks with one of these healthy hair masks for dry hair. 

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