DIY Hair Masks for Frizzy and Damaged Hair
Hair care is one of the most essential parts of our day to day routine just like skin care. However, if you have dull, damaged or frizzy hair then you need to take more care. Dry and frizzy hair means that your hair is lacking in moisture and essential nutrients. Though you can visit your spa to take care of the frizz, but have you ever thought that it can be so costly too.
If you are one of those who love to live a frugal life then definitely you will be looking for easy to make natural ways to take control of your hair. In this post just read on to know the major causes of the same; how you can avoid the same as well as hair masks which you can apply.
What Causes Frizzy Hair
If you are one of those thinking as to what causes frizzy hair, then the answer in one word is- Lack of Moisture. If the moisture level is balanced in your hair then you have shiny and soft hair but if it lacks moisture due to some reason the result is frizz. Frizzy hair occurs most probably during summer months when there is too much humidity and scorching heat.
It makes the hair dry and rough. You will be surprised to know that water makes up around 12%-15% of our hair composition. So, if this level decreases you suffer from dull and frizzy hair.
However there are many causes of Frizzy Hair which I am summarizing here:
- Genetics plays a major role in frizzy hair. If you are born with curly hair then you have to battle with Frizzy hair too.
- Inadequate diet may also play a role in frizz. Your hair too needs proper diet- vitamins and minerals in adequate quantities to help it grow long and strong. If your intake of Vitamin A, C, E is less it will show on your hair.
- At times hormonal changes in the body may be due to pregnancy or change in lifestyle or eating habits too may take a toll of your hair. An imbalance in hormones may create a negative impact on your hair and thus may lead to frizz.
- Lack of water in your body- if you are drinking less water in the summer months, it is going to affect not just your health but your hair too.
- You are sleeping with your hair accessories on your head. This might rub the hair against each other and may cause frizz.
- You are not properly conditioning your hair, thus it is no longer smooth or refined as it should have been.
- You are using wrong type of shampoo which is making your hair more dry or frizzy.
- The oil you are using for moisturizing your hair is not reaching down the strands.
- You are using chemicals excessively on your hair- may be bleach or hair dye.
Which Oils to Use for Frizzy Hair
Frizzy hair is simply not good, you know that of course! So, it becomes imperative to use oils which can help in controlling the frizz. It is always good to use natural oils on your hair. Here are a few of these:
Argan oil: It helps in protecting your hair from various external elements like humidity which might harm the hair.
Coconut Oil: Definitely this is one of the best hair oils. Coconut is known for so many benefits and is most commonly used in hot oil treatment. It is lightweight so it easily penetrates into your hair and keeps it hydrated for a longer period of time. Thus, it prevents frizz from occurring.
Sunflower Oil: It helps in taming your frizz if you use it in Hot Oil Treatment. It also hydrates your hair well.
Olive Oil: Yet another popular oil for your hair. It contains Vitamin E which nourishes your hair and makes it soft and shiny too. If used regularly it helps in controlling the frizz and dry hair.
You Need To Know -Curly Hair More Prone to Frizz
It has been seen that those with curly hair are more prone to frizz than others. Thus, it becomes essential that you give proper attention to your hair otherwise it becomes too much rough. How you shampoo your hair also matters a lot:
Always use a good shampoo which has been formulated to enhance your curls. Avoid washing your hair excessively as it might make the hair lose its natural oils and thus make it look more dull and rough. Apart from this, invest money in a good conditioner which helps to replenish moisture into your hair.
Always detangle your curly hair in the shower itself. Once you have shampooed your hair and applied conditioner you should use a wide mouthed comb to detangle hair. This prevents further hair fall after bath. If you detangle hair when it is dry then it is known to make the hair rough all the more.
Avoid using blow dryers. This is known to make the hair dry and thus more frizzy. The best thing to do is to use a towel for drying your hair. Always be soft on your hair and if possible use more of your finger tips to do the same.
Narrow spaced hair brushes are known to create more of damaged hair and unnecessary volume in curly hairs so avoid using them.
DIY Hair Masks for Dry and Frizzy Hair
Here are some of the easy to make homemade hair masks for your hair. You can easily makes these at home and most of the ingredients are available in your kitchen shelf itself:
Almond Oil and Egg: Egg contains proteins which are known to repair the hair strands as well as give strength to hair cuticles. On the other hand almond oil acts as a natural emollient. Just take one egg in a bowl and add to it ¼ cup of almond oil. Mix the two well together so that lather is formed. Just apply this paste on your hair and wait for half an hour and then wash off with a mild shampoo.
Olive oil and Lemon Juice: Take equal quantities of both olive oil and lemon juice. Apply it on your hair covering the entire scalp properly. Lemon juice is loaded with properties which nourishes as well as give strength to your hair. On the other hand, olive oil smoothens your hair and leaves it moisturized.
Avocado Hair Mask: Avocado is one of the best natural moisturizers for your hair. It makes the hair soft and shinier from within. In order to make a hair mask, just blend avocado in a blender and to it add one tbsp of coconut oil. Now apply this paste on your hair.
Coconut Oil and Vitamin E: Coconut Oil and Vitamin E together can help you tame those frizzy curls. Just mix 1 tbsp of Vitamin E oil with 4tbsp of coconut oil. You can keep it in a bottle. Use this for hot oil treatment for your hair. It nourishes your hair and makes it looks soft and shiny too.
Mayonnaise: Mayonnaise is considered to be one of the natural moisturizers for your hair. In order to use it as a hair mask you need to ¼ cup mayonnaise, ½ cup of almond oil, 1 egg. Just mix all of these in a bowl and apply on your hair. Make sure to cover each and every strand. You can even put a plastic cap. After one hour rinse your hair with a mild shampoo.
Bananas: Just like avocado, banana too is one of the best for natural conditioning of hair. All you need to do is to mash one banana and mix 1tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of almond oil to it and apply on your hair. You can do this whenever you feel that your hair is turning rough or dry.
More Natural Ways to Control Frizz
If you have frizz, then one thing you can do is to take a teaspoon of sugar and mix it in water. Pour it in your palms and then rub over your hair.
You can use aspirin too to control those dull hair. Just crush one aspirin in to the shampoo you will be using for your hair and then make it into thick lather. Apply this on your hair. This will help aspirin powder to remove any dirt or residue which might be there in your hair. The salicylic acid present in aspirin also helps to bring back the shine to your hair.
You can even use baking soda and water for the same purpose. Simply massage it into your hair.
Apple Cider Vinegar is known to rinse your hair well and bring that natural shine too. It smoothens hair cuticles as well. Just take one tablespoon of vinegar in ½ cup of water and apply on your damp hair. Comb your hair using a wide toothed brush and wait for 5-6 minutes and then rinse.
Ebook on DIY Hair Masks for Frizzy and Dry Hair
This is a must read book for all those who have the issue of dull or dry hair. The book describes in detail the various natural treatment for such kind of hair along with giving an overview of natural ingredients which you can use.
The book is available on Kindle and will definitely be loved by you. You can read and know about some of the amazing DIY treatments for your hair.
However, always remember that care for your hair should come naturally to you. I have written many more posts on such issues and i am sure you will love to read them too.
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