7 recipes for homemade masks for dry and damaged hair

Is your hair dry and brittle? They undoubtedly need a good nourishing mask to restore all their softness and shine. Our homemade recipes and tips to get the mane of dreams.

Your hair is dull, rough to the touch, and tangles easily…it’s undoubtedly too dry or too dry! An evil that many of us suffer from, but we assure you that it is not inevitable.
The main problem with the rough and rebellious man is the lack of sebum. In this type of hair, the scalp does not produce enough or finds it difficult to spread it to the lengths. Without this dose of protective sebum, hair becomes more brittle, breaks easily and loses its shine.
The reasons for this lack of fat can be diverse: firstly, it is inherent in the nature of the hair. We know, for example, that curly and curly hair is often dry, because its curls do not allow sebum to flow. External factors also play a role: the sun, wind, salt water, or a pool can all be responsible for dry hair. And of course, (bad) beauty habits can make your hair more or less dry, such as excessive bleaching, blow-drying, straightening irons that are too hot, ties that are too tight, etc.
To restore elastic and shiny hair, you should get rid of these bad habits and above all pamper them as much as possible with proper care.

The golden rules for applying your hair mask correctly

You can apply the best hair care to your hair, but if you don’t do it right, you won’t see any results. You must know a few rules to fully benefit from the benefits of nutrition masks. You can apply your mask before or after shampoo, it doesn’t matter. On the other hand, it will be necessary to ensure that your hair is perfectly squeezed, thus you will avoid that the care does not slip on the lengths of your hair and does not penetrate the hair fiber. Squeeze a small amount of the product into the palms of your hands and work it into a strand from lengths to ends. Insist on the ends, because this area is most affected by drought. After this, it will be necessary to respect the exposure time, from 10 minutes to 30 minutes if necessary. To maximize the benefits, you can cover your head with a warm towel while you wait. Then rinse your hair with lukewarm water and finish with a jet of cold water to tighten flakes and boost shine.

Our best hair mask recipes for dry and damaged hair

1. Nourishing Botanical Butter Mask
For deeply nourishing, vegetable butter is like no other. We especially like shea butter, because it is rich in fatty acids and vitamins A and E, which are ideal for protecting, softening and moisturizing the hair fibre. Associated with the essential oil of ylang-ylang, it is the perfect cocktail for strong and shiny hair.
you need : 2 tablespoons of shea butter, 1 tablespoon of mango butter, 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter, and 2 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil.
Begin by melting the butter in the bath of Marie. Remove it from the heat and let it cool. Then add ylang-ylang essential oil and mix. Apply the mixture to the lengths, and leave for 30 to 50 minutes, if possible under a hot towel. Rinse it then wash it with shampoo.

2. Egg Yolk Anti-Breakage Mask
Egg yolk is one of the main ingredients in our beauty recipes. And for good reason: It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and trace elements. It brings shine, strength and nourishment to our hair.
you need : 1 egg yolk (preferably organic), 1 tablespoon of borage oil and 1 tablespoon of linden.
Beat the yolks with a fork and add the borage oil in a small piece as if you were making mayonnaise. Finish by adding the lemon blossom solution and mix again. Spread the treatment on your dry hair from roots to ends. Leave it for 30 minutes, then wash it off with shampoo.

3. Avocado Glow Mask
Avocados are rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, E, B6 and C, and are an excellent nourishing ingredient for dry hair.
you need : 1 avocado, 1 egg (preferably organic), 1 tablespoon honey.
Using a fork, mash the avocado flesh. Add eggs and honey and mix well. Apply to damp hair, from lengths to ends. To enhance the effects, wrap your hair in plastic wrap and leave it on for an hour. Rinse with lukewarm water and shampoo.

4. Restorative oil bath
Certain oils can work wonders on dry and damaged hair. We’re especially thinking of vegetable argan oil, known for its hair-rejuvenating abilities and protective strength.
you need : 2 tablespoons of vegetable avocado oil (organic), 1 tablespoon of vegetable argan oil (organic) and 3 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil.
Mix the oils and apply them to your damp hair. To avoid losing any areas, work strand by strand, focusing particularly on the ends. Leave it on for at least an hour (best overnight) under a towel. Rinse with lukewarm water and then use shampoo.

5. Banana anti thorn treatment
The benefits of bananas on hair are numerous: it nourishes, repairs, provides softness, stimulates growth. It is especially recommended for flaky and damaged hair, as it redefines curls.
you need : 1 egg yolk, 1 very ripe banana, 1 tablespoon olive oil.
In a small bowl, mash the banana to get a puree. Add the egg yolks and olive oil and mix until smooth. Distribute the mask from roots to ends and leave for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse and wash with shampoo.

6. Aloe Vera Moisturizing Mask
Aloe vera is another ingredient in hair beauty. Composed of 98% water, but also rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids, this miracle plant provides hydration, nourishment and repair to your hair.
you need : 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (replace with coconut milk, if you don’t have oil in stock).
In a small bowl, mix the gel and coconut oil until you get a homogeneous consistency. Spread the mask on damp hair from length to tip. Leave the treatment for 15 to 30 minutes depending on your time. Rinse your hair and then wash it with your usual shampoo.

7. Olive Oil Curl Revitalizing Mask
To find beautiful, well-defined curls, just look in your kitchen cabinets. Olive oil is indeed an excellent ingredient for nourishing curls and making them shine.
you need : 1 can of pure coconut milk, 1 very ripe avocado (you can substitute an egg yolk if you don’t have an avocado in stock), 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
In a bowl, mash the avocado with the back of a fork. Add coconut milk and mix. Finish by adding honey and olive oil to the preparation and mix well. Apply the treatment cream from the scalp to the ends and leave it on for 20 to 40 minutes. Rinse well with lukewarm water and finish with a jet of cool water to activate the shine.

And in the ready-to-use version, what do I take?

If you do not have the time or desire to make your own mask at home, it is of course possible to find suitable remedies in the store. There is no need to invest in expensive beauty products to be effective. To nourish dry and damaged hair, choose formulas based on coconut, argan, jojoba or sweet almond oils. If possible, choose certified organic formulas that guarantee you a high level of active natural ingredients. Exclude silicone-containing products at all costs: if they provide an instant glossy effect, in the long run, they contribute to the lack of hair nutrition and the disappearance of the hydrolipidic layer.

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