Dry and brittle hair can be moisturized by preparing masks at home using only natural products that fortify the hair.
It is important to take care of ourselves, starting from the hair, unfortunately, there are many factors that weaken them, making them dry and fragile.
The reasons are different from frequent washing to coloring treatments, not only also bleaching, incorrect use of products that define the hair. In addition, drying techniques must never be neglected, because the wrong use of hair dryers, straighteners and curling irons can further damage the hair.
We show you some masks for dry and brittle hair, which you can easily prepare at home, using completely natural products.
Masks for dry and frizzy hair
Dry and brittle hair occurs mainly in summer, because the hair is subject to frequent washing and then the salt, chlorine and sun damage it further. Not only also incorrect habits, such as frequent washing and with too aggressive products, can weaken and dehydrate the hair.
There are several masks that you can make at home, using only natural products, let’s find out which ones.
1- Mask with olive oil and honey
Olive oil and honey have emollient, moisturizing and regenerating properties, suitable for treating and treating brittle hair.
Prepare the mask in this way: in a small bowl, put 2 tablespoons of honey and 3 of fine olive oil, mix well until a homogeneous cream is obtained. Apply all over the hair from the roots to the ends, facilitating the operation by brushing the hair, so as to guarantee the mask on all hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap or cover it all with plastic wrap. Leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse very well and continue with a specific shampoo for dry hair.
2- Mask with flax seeds
A perfect mask to regulate hair, especially frizzy hair, linseed oil is known and widely used for its nourishing and restructuring properties. On the other hand, honey softens, repairs and protects hair from air pollution.
Prepare the mask in this way: in a small bowl, put 20 ml of linseed oil with a spoonful of honey and mix well. Apply the mask obtained on all damp hair, evenly, cover with a cap and let it rest for at least 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, then proceed with the shampoo using a mild one. You can keep the mask in the fridge for at least two weeks.
3- Mask with coconut oil and avocado
Coconut oil, like all vegetable oils, deeply hydrate and nourish the hair.
Prepare the mask in this way: in a small bowl, crush the pulp of a ripe avocado, then add a jar of whole white yogurt, 2 tablespoons of honey, 3 of sweet almond oil and 3 of coconut oil. With a spatula or spoon mix well, you must obtain a smooth and homogeneous mixture if without lumps. Apply all over the hair and do gentle massages on the scalp, wrap with plastic wrap or wear a cap. Leave to rest for at least half an hour, then proceed with the shampoo, using a specific one for dry and frizzy hair.
4- Mask with olive oil and rosemary
A mask that repairs dry hair and especially those subject to dyeing and bleaching, in fact olive oil is rich in nutrients, while rosemary essential oil is a strengthening and remineralizing.
Prepare the mask in this way: in a small bowl, mix 30 ml of extra virgin olive oil with 10 drops of rosemary essential oil. Apply the mixture on scalp and damp hair, leave for at least 60 minutes and then rinse thoroughly and proceed with a mild shampoo. It is recommended to perform this mask every 7 days.
Masks for fine and brittle hair
There are many women who have thin and fragile hair, which tend to break easily, for various reasons. The main causes are related to hormonal changes, stress, nutrition and dermatitis. We discover that masks prepare at home in an easy way.
1- Yogurt mask with egg and honey
This mask is prepared with egg, a known food, because it contains many good proteins and fats that give vitality and fortify the hair. While yogurt is a food that nourishes the roots and ends, finally the honey that softens, repairs and protects the hair from external aggressions.
Prepare the mask in this way: in a bowl, put the egg and beat, then add a jar of whole white yogurt and 2 tablespoons of honey. With a spatula, mix well and then apply the mixture on the whole hair, from the root to the tips. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave for 30 minutes, rinse with plenty of water and proceed with a specific shampoo for brittle and fine hair.
2- Henna mask and arnica essential oil
Each ingredient of the mask is really useful for treating the hair and hydrating it, neutral henna improves the structure of the hair, giving volume to the entire hair. Instead, arnica oil strengthens the hair and prevents excessive hair loss, reinvigorating brittle hair.
Prepare the mask in this way: in a small bowl, put 100 grams of neutral henna with hot water, stir until you obtain a homogeneous and creamy mixture. Add the beaten egg, 3 drops of arnica essential oil and a generous spoonful of olive oil. Distribute the mask over the entire hair and leave on for 50 minutes, cover with a cap and then proceed to rinse and shampoo, as usual.
3 – Herbal mask
It is prepared using sage and rosemary which give the hair strength and vitality.
Prepare the mask in this way: wash 2 sprigs of rosemary and remove the needles, then wash two cups of sage leaves, transfer both to a saucepan with water and bring to a boil and let it boil for 5 minutes, then let it cool. Blend mix half a ripe avocado with 2 tablespoons of honey, transfer to a bowl and add the sage and rosemary, drain well. Mix well with a spoon and knead, add the henna and a little water where you have boiled the herbs, if it turns out to be too pasty. Apply well over the entire hair and leave for an hour and a half, then proceed with the shampoo.
4 – Mask with cocoa
This mask is useful for women who have brittle hair that tends to fall out easily, so cocoa is a perfect ally. It has a lot of nourishing properties, but you have to buy it in herbal medicine, the powder one that you have at home must not be applied at all.
Prepare the mask in this way: in a bowl, put 4 tablespoons of bitter cocoa, 6 tablespoons of henna, an egg yolk, 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar and 2 tablespoons of honey. Work well and leave for about an hour, then rinse your hair well, in case of light hair, you can use the crushed chamomile flowers instead of cocoa and half a glass of beer degassed.