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Hair Masque Recipes

October 25, 2012

Hair Strengthening Treatment

This homemade hair mask recipe is great for nourishing weak and brittle hair that’s prone to breakage.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup plant oil
  • 1 teaspoon chamomile
  • Nettle leaves
  • Birch leaves
  • Yolk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2-3 drops rosemary oil
PREPARATION

Heat plant oil slightly and then add chamomile, nettle leaves and birch leaves. Leave to brew for approximately 30 minutes. Strain mixture. Add one egg yolk, honey, lemon, and rosemary oil. Mix well.

APPLICATION

Apply mixture to damp hair and massage gently until hair is completely coated. Cover hair with a towel, shower cap or cling wrap. This will retain heat and enhance the nourishing effects of the treatment. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse out with cool water.

Hair Mask for Dry or Color Treated Hair

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa
  • Hot milk
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 vitamin E capsules (pierced)
  • 2-3 drops geranium essential oil
  • 2-3 drops cedar wood essential oil
  • 2-3 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 2-3 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2-3 drops lavender essential oil

PREPARATION

Mix together cocoa and a little hot milk until you achieve a creamy consistency. Add all essential oils into the cocoa and milk mixture. Mix thoroughly until ingredients are completely combined and smooth.

APPLICATION

Apply mixture to hair, covering completely from roots to tips. Leave treatment in for approximately one hour. Rinse hair mask completely, then shampoo and condition as normal.

Green Tea Hair Mask

This homemade hair mask is very effective for stimulating healthy hair growth if you suffer from thinning hair and hair loss. Use this treatment three to four times per week to create long, thick and luxurious hair.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons fresh green tea (strong)
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 egg yolk

PREPARATION

Mix all ingredients together until you reach a creamy consistency.  If it becomes too thick, add more green tea.

APPLICATION

Part hair down the center and apply mixture. Cover hair with a shower cap or cling wrap. Leave in for approximately 15 to 25 minutes. Your head will feel slightly warm, as the mustard helps to increase the blood circulation to the scalp. Rinse thoroughly, then shampoo and condition as normal.


OLIVE OIL MASK (for coarse to medium hair) : Whisk up 5 tablespoons of olive oil (it doesn’t matter which sort) with 2 eggs. Massage thoroughly into your hair and then cover it with plastic wrap or a shower hat. Your body heat will help the oil to penetrate. Leave for a minimum of 30 minutes and then shampoo out. Rinse well.

 

COCONUT CREAM MASK (for medium to coarse hair) : Soften a large chunk of coconut oil cream in your hands and massage into hair. Wrap your head in a warm towel and leave it on for an hour. Wash out with a gentle shampoo.

 

MILK & HONEY MASK (for fine hair) : Mix a tablespoon of honey in half a cup of full fat milk. Apply to your hair and leave for 15 minutes. Wash out with a mild shampoo.