DIY Beauty: 3 Hair Masks

Do you ever feel like your hair could benefit greatly from some nourishing treatments but they all seem so expensive that you keep putting off buying some? That happens to me all the time (but then, I do spend most of my money on makeup and so there’s little left for haircare lol).

If you’re like me, or just want to try some natural, homemade and nourishing treatments for your hair that will leave it soft, hydrated and shiny, why not try the ones below? They worked wonders for me and I hope you’ll love them too!

1. Honey and Wheat Germ mask (brightening and nourishing)

– 2 tablespoons of honey
– 2 tablespoons of wheat germ
– 1/2 cup of olive oil

Mix all the ingredients together. Apply the mixture throughout the hair from the roots to the ends and wait 20 to 30 minutes. Now, take a shower and comb the mixture through your hair before shampooing.

2. Egg and Olive Oil mask

– 2 eggs
– 4 tablespoons of olive oil

Before explaining the recipe, a warning: eggs and olive oil are both nourishing ingredients that benefit hair but they can be hard to remove, so take that into consideration before deciding to try this mask. If you’re still interested, go ahead and mix both the white and yolks of the eggs with the olive oil until you get a thick consistency. Now apply the mixture through your hair and wrap it with a clingfilm. Wait about 10/15 minutes before shampooing as usual.

3. Banana and avocado mask

– 1/2 avocado
– 1 banana
– 1 egg
– 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
– 2 tablespoons of honey
– 3 tablespoons of buttermilk

In a small recipient, mash the banana, avocado and egg before adding the other ingredients. Stir well and apply throughout hair from the roots to the ends. Wait 30 minutes before shampooing as normal.

Do you ever any more DIY recipes to treat hair? Share them in the comments!

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  1. Boo says

    I haven’t tried it yet but I’ve heard just putting straight olive oil in one’s hair and leaving it there for a day or two is really good. The problem of course is the timing because I really don’t want to wander around the city with oil dripping from my hair so I’m waiting for a holiday.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Boo, you mean using it as a leave-in conditioner? I think that could make hair soft and maybe shiny too but you need to be careful and apply sparingly or you’ll have oily dripping from your hair and it won’t look nice.

  2. Boo says

    I read about it in a Goop newsletter. A hairstylist named Josh Harry wrote this-
    At-Home Hair Mask:
    Have a day off and want to do an intense hydrating mask? With the summer months coming up, dry, frizzy, unmanageable hair is almost unavoidable for nearly all hair types. Sometimes home remedies can work like a charm. I often recommend that people use a half cup of olive oil and work it through dry hair, concentrating on the driest parts, combing it through but avoiding the roots. At first, your hair may look like an oil slick, but by the end of the day, once the oil has soaked in a bit, your hair just looks wet. The key is to leave it in as long as possible. If you have a day free, wrap it into a bun and secure it with an elastic band. Heat also helps penetrate the oil, so if you’re out and about walking around in the summer or even on vacation, multitask and put the treatment on during the morning, leave it in all day and give it a good shampoo at night. Your hair will be a lot softer after you wash it. What you want to avoid is over-shampooing to get the oil out. Don’t shampoo more than two times in one session. Your hair may appear a tad greasy the next day, but just know you have given it some essential oil and by the time you wash it a second time, the greasiness will disappear.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Boo, thanks for sharing that. Applying that much olive oil and leaving it on for such a long time will definitely condition hair, making it softer and easier and easier to style and manage. However, I think that using a good conditioner or applying olive oil sparingly but regularly will give you the same results without oil dripping from your hair or making it look greasy. Still, there’s no harm in trying as it will work but personally, I prefer less messy treatments.

  3. Boo says

    (I have naturally dry hair, little money and lots of vanity so I’m willing to walk around like a grease monkey…)
    HOWEVER, having tried lots of diys the easiest one for hair I’ve found is this. Take like half a glass of vinegar with you in the shower. Before turning the shower on, rinse your hair with the vinegar then shower as usual and wash your hair. Totally strips any dirt off one’s hair leaving it feeling all soft and looking bouncy. I don’t do it very often, like every fortnight at the most so my hair isn’t stripped of it’s natural, needed oils etc…
    On a related note- two easy facial diy’s.
    Crack egg, spilt yolk from white. First apply the yolk (natural source of Vitamin A) on your face and leave it one for ten minutes or until dries. Rinse that off and then apply the white. Leave that on for ten minutes or until it dries. Rinse it off. I found the egg white tightens my pores although I don’t know the reason why.
    BEST DIY FACIAL that I have tried. It was taught to me by a beauty therapist and I’m surprised I haven’t seen the recipe online.
    1 tsp of caster sugar
    1 heaped tsp of powdered
    a little water
    Mix the sugar and powdered milk together then add water to make a thick paste. Not much water is needed and be cautious when adding it or the paste becomes too runny.
    Apply to face, avoiding the eye area. The powdered milk will moisture and the sugar will exfoliate. Let it dry.
    Rinse off.
    My skin is rather dry and the upper layers are unusually thin but I imagine that this mask would suit most skin types.

    So yes, didn’t mean to act all troll like and leave an ample amount of long comments on a strangers blog but I thought I could share some knowledge with other person that is into beauty. (My friends aren’t really into it and I’m the vain one with a secret crush on Kevin Aucion.)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Boo, your comments are very welcome, thanks for leaving them and for sharing the recipes. I’m sure a lot of people will benefit from them and I, for one, will try them very soon. I love experimenting with DIY recipes, they are cheap and usually work vry well.

      None of my friends is into beauty either, so I know how it feels. It’s one of the main reasons why I started my blog and reading other people’s blog, to get to know people that share my same passion. :)

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