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Beauty Tips: Natural, Homemade Hair Masks.

Updated on December 3, 2014
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Easy and Cheap Hair Masks with Natural Ingredients Found in Our Kitchens!

Once upon a time, women were real ladies with strikingly and stunning shinny hair.

Here are some of the secrets our grandmas have shared with us during the years.

Hope you enjoy!

* tsn = tablespoon

Beer Mask:

Mix well 2 tsn (tablespoons) of beer with an egg and massage onto wet hair.

Leave for 20-30 mins and then rinse off and shampoo as usual. This will give back strength to tired hair.

Honey Mask 1:

Stir 4 glasses of warm water and 1 tsn of honey melt.

It is a leave-in lotion used after shampooing that would give your hair great gloss!

Honey Mask 2:

Mix well 3 tsn of honey and 5 tpn of olive oil and lightly massage the ends first and then the rest of your hair. Bundle up in a hot wet towel around them and wait for 30 mins. Use a moisturizing shampoo afterwards and rinse off well with warm-hot water.

Tip : You can also use almond oil essential oil and replace the olive oil in the mask. That would give you even better results!

Nutrient and Moisturizing Mask: (for dry and dehydrated hair)

Mix well 1 tsn of olive oil, 1/2 banana, 1 egg yolk and 3 avocados until pulp.

Massage roots to ends with pulp and leave for apx. 60 mins using a hot towel around them. Rinse off and shampoo as usual.

You can repeat 2-3 times a week. Your hair will be so silky you won't believe!

Tip : For shiny hair you can also squeeze out half a lemon in 4 glasses of water and after shampooing, wet your hair with that "lemonade" , leave for 2 mins and rinse off well.

Nutrient Mask:

You will need

  • 4 tsn sunflower oil
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tsn lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk

Spread this well mixed mask in dry hair, get a hot towel around them and leave for 30 mins. You'll be amazed!

Protein Mask:

Add 5 tsn of yogurt in 1 egg yolk well stirred until froth. Carefully spread along hair and rinse off in 15 mins.

For Split Ends:

Mix well 1 tsp of honey, an egg yolk and 2 tsn of olive oil and spread on the ends carefully. Leave it for about half an hour and then shampoo as usual. Even better results if you use aluminium foil around ends.

Olive Oil Mask:

Just spread olive oil in the entire length of your hair and leave as much as possible (more than 30 mins) . The longer the better!

For even better results use a hot towel around them. Your hair will be extra moisturized and looking healtier even from first use!

Tip: You can also add an egg yolk and make it even more nutrient!

Just be careful to rinse off well. You don't want to look greasy!


Did you think this is it????

It is amazing how many things you can accomplish with all the purest ingredients found in your kitchen. For example, did you know that you can make your favorite red hair color more vibrant? How about giving your hair a protein boost and help them get that extra volume we all have been struggling to achieve with tons of mouse and hairspray?

Here are some simple, quick and effective ways to get it all!!!


Red Hair? Let’s make them shine like rubies!

Everybody knows that red hair is striking beautiful at first, but the red hair dye fades so quickly that we never get enough of the vibrant red color we have initially chosen. Hard water does a lot of damage to the color, especially when it is unfiltered; however there is a way to give back oomph to fading red dye, skipping the time (and money) consuming re-dying process. The secret is to pour cranberry juice on your hair and let it sit for 5-10 mins before rinsing it off. Your hair will be rejuvenated and your red…simply ravishing! It is perfect for a quick touch up, at times when you don’t have time for something more.


How about some natural moisture and homemade conditioning?

It is widely known (especially to moms!) that eggs are loaded with vitamins. The only thing you might not have considered is that vitamins found in eggs nourish both your skin and hair as well! Other than that, eggs contain fatty acids that are responsible for conditioning and moisturizing skin and hair too. How great is that?

It makes sense that if you add an egg (whipped, of course!) in your shampoo (homemade also?!!) can open new dimensions to your hair and make them more luscious. Alternatively, you can whip up several eggs and apply them on dry hair, use some plastic wrap to wrap your hair and leave for 15 mins before you rinse off with lukewarm water. It is important that the water you use to rinse the eggs of is not hot…otherwise you will have made yourself a nice omelet!


Are you experiencing thin and breakable hair? Time to fix it!

You can make your hair stronger and less breakable hair by giving them a protein boost, like the ones your stylist must have suggested to you at one time, only far less expensive. Instead of a pricey hair protein treatment you can just dissolve a packet of gelatin in hot water and massage your hair with the solution. Leave for ½ an hour before you rinse off well.

Note: Be careful not to mix gelatin with jello!


Time to add some volume to that lifeless hair!

Brewskies accompany a night with some friends over, watching you favorite DVD or show on TV. However, the yeast contained in beer is a natural plumber for your strands, while the other ingredients, such as the barley and wheat, help your hair become stronger. All you need to do is to open a can or bottle of beer and let open until the beer becomes flat (it might take 1-2 hours). Then, pour the flat beer in a spray bottle and spray your hair with the beer.

Alternatively, you can make a mask with beer by mixing:

1 tablespoon of sunflower oil

½ a cup of beer (flat)

1 egg

Mix all the ingredients well and apply to damp hair, leave for about 12-15 mins and rinse off well. Volume and shiny, healthy looking hair will be all you will be looking at in the mirror!


I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. Please feel free to send over any suggestions or new remedies you happen to come across or know! It would be my pleasure and privilege to add them in the existing article!


Respectfully,

Litsa

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      litsabd 3 years ago

      Thank you MelStie for the valuable tip!

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      MelStie 3 years ago from San Francisco, California

      I recommend keeping the hair healthy with the pro naturals hair repair system products. They are all made from argan oil and not only do they restore damaged, dry hair, they also help healthy hair keep being healthy.

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      litsabd 3 years ago

      Hi Anisa,

      Yes, I know the trouble dry, damaged hair can get you in. At this point, I would not dehydrate my hair with frequent washing (more than 3 times per week), so I suggest you use the yoghurt mask (also olive oil and honey masks are great moisturizers that will nourish your dry hair...apply and leave for 30 mins) 2 times per week. Please let me know how this worked! Thanks for stopping by :)

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      anisa 3 years ago

      how often can i use the yougurt mask? is 3 times a week ok for extremley dry, damaged, frizzy hair

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      litsabd 4 years ago

      I will definitely pay a visit at your hub Jennifer Suchey, as I love natural products and tips. Would just love to read new things. I fyou have used the olive oil mask, please feel free to tell me how you liked it ...Thanks :)

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      litsabd 4 years ago

      Thanks FullOfLoveSites...Let me know how you liked the honey mask....!!!! Cheers :)

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      litsabd 4 years ago

      Hi Vishakha Bajaj...Thank you for dropping by...Glad you liked the post! Always welcome to comment!

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      Jennifer Suchey 4 years ago

      Thanks for all the variations of natural hair conditioners. I use coconut oil and have written about that as well. I've wondered about using olive oil, so I'm glad you mentioned it here.

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      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      That's really a very good work you did there. I believe we should "feed" our hair too. I will the honey for a start. Up and useful. :)

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      litsabd 4 years ago

      Noe...it is tablespoon in short...sorry for the inconvenience...

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      noe 4 years ago

      What is tpn?

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      litsabd 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your comments...I would also be delighted if you have any new masks or suggestions and share with us all!!!

      Kevin Peter...thank you for asking me about oily hair! I will write a new section that will answer your question at full...meanwhile you can take 1-2 eggs (depending on the length of your hair), separate the yolks and mix 2 spoons of honey (as pure as possible and ho added sugar in it). Apply the mixture to your scalp and leave for about half an hour. Then rinse off and in the final stage rinse with lemon water. It is a procedure you can apply more than once per week and it will take a few months to see results, so be patient! It is also great for hair loss...

      Thanks ! :)

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      Kevin Peter 4 years ago from Global Citizen

      Which mask would be the most suitable for oily hair? Is there any method to straighten the hair in a natural manner? Your hub is great.

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      Grace-Wolf-30 4 years ago from England

      This is a lovely hub. I'd much rather have natural ingredients over chemicals any day. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      My hair "feels" tired often, and limp. I guess the beer will be the solution to that, I might try this. Thanks for sharing! Up and useful.

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      Moronke Oluwatoyin 4 years ago

      The olive oil mask is easy for me. Thanks for the ideas.

      Please, how can I bookmark your hub?

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      thanks for sharing this article, it was really interesting to read this, there are some of the home masks which are worth trying at home, would definitely go for it

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      newusedcarssacram 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

      Honey is really good both for skin and hair. Good share…

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      Silver Q 4 years ago

      Awesome and simple tips! I really dislike spending money on products full of chemicals that end up not working. There are so many things in nature that can help us keep beautiful!

      Thanks for the tips!

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      Stephanie 4 years ago from Canada

      These are so clever and I definitely must try them.

      I will say I am very surprised about the beer mask since it's not so great for the inside of the body... very interesting indeed!

      Definitely voted up, interesting and useful! Thank you for sharing, I will try at least one of these!

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      litsabd 4 years ago

      Angel 4 : thank you for asking about frizzy hair and letting me know that it is something missing from this hub. I will attend to it. Meanwhile you can try the honey and olive oil mask, as well as a mask which you could make by mixing 2-3 egg whites (depends on your hair length) and 4-5 tbsp olive oil (again depending on your hair length), apply and leave for about 20 mins (you can leave longer though) and if you want even greater results, make sure the oil is slightly warm. I hope this covers your query. Thanks for stopping by :)

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      litsabd 4 years ago

      I am glad you liked them holtzmanki...if you have other homemade masks' recipes of your own I'd also be happy to try them out! I like exchanging ideas and new ways to improve our health and beauty. Be well! :)

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      litsabd 4 years ago

      JessesToons I am so happy you feel comfortable with the masks I noted. Honey is also a favorite mask especially when combined with rosemary oil and milk! Thanks for commenting :) Feel free to do so at all times!

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      holtzmankl 4 years ago

      these are great masks... my hair looks so much better.... THANK YOU!!!!

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      litsabd 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for your kind words Irc7815. I am happy you liked my hub and like to live a better chemical free life. Keep going :)

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      I love learning about chemical free ways to live better. This is a great hub. Thank you for writing it.

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      angel 5 years ago

      what to do for frizzy hairs

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      litsabd 5 years ago

      tablespoon

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      Justmemyownself 5 years ago

      what the heck is a tsn?

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      litsabd 5 years ago

      You are so right midnightbliss! It is no wonder why our grandmothers used to have so beautiful hair decorating their head and shoulders! thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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      Haydee Anderson 5 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      before i've tried lemon and egg hair mask, though your hair smells like a flan, it really makes hair super shinny and strong

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      kerlynb 5 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      WOW! I have used honey for my honey-oatmeal mask. Never knew I could also use it for my hair, too :) I'm a fan of all things natural so I'm going to try this one out. TY! Voting this hub up and useful.

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      litsabd 5 years ago

      I have too! Lemon is perfect for whitening skin and honey for nutrition and moisturizing! You could try them on hair as well, you'll be surprised! Thanks for stopping by and making a comment.Apreciate it!

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      celebritie 5 years ago

      I have tried lemon and honey as a facial and it really makes the skin smooth.