10 Best homemade hair masks that work great for your hair

Your hair needs a little extra care for getting a pause from all the hair products you are using, hair styling, chemical treatments etc. A hair mask will do its best to care for your damaged hair. A mask is a deep conditioner that aids in the healing of worsened hair. It includes ingredients such as natural oils and lipids. A hair mask can be beneficial for all hair problems. This can be applied for a lengthy time, according to your preference, ranging from five minutes to overnight. Even if your hair is in good and healthy condition, a hair mask can nurture it even better.
The ingredients in the hair mask can be changed according to your hair type. If your hair is exceptionally dry or extra oily, the diverse ingredients and the limitless options for hair masks ensure that there is a suitable mask for your hair type. There are also many options for adding volume to your hair, such as well as protein-rich hair masks that can stimulate hair growth. 
Add the hair mask routine as part of your regular washing and conditioning and apply it at least once a week. Apply the prepared mask to the wet hair after pressing out the excess water from the hair strands. Massage the strands to ensure that all of your damaged hair is adequately covered with the mask. Wash out the mask when the appropriate time has passed after applying it, then wash and condition your hair as usual. Towel dry your hair with an old t-shirt or a microfiber towel. Even after the first use of the mask, you can observe the results right away. 

There are plenty of hair masks available on the market, but it would be better to make hair masks with the ingredients you have in your home. Here are some best homemade hair masks that you can try;

1) Coconut Oil Hair Mask 

Coconut oil is a superpower ingredient that can soften and cure all hair problems. Because of its fatty acid content, it absorbs quickly into the hair, it also has Vitamin E to encourage hair development as well as a UV screen to prevent sun damage. The moisturizing properties of coconut oil keep your hair from dryness and frizzy. 

Ingredients: 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil

How to use: Warm the coconut oil and apply it to your scalp and hair strands avoiding the roots. Leave it for a few hours or overnight. Cover it with a wrap or shower cap, and wash it with shampoo and conditioner. 

2) Vitamin E Capsule Hair Mask

The strong antioxidant properties of Vitamin E aid in the maintenance of a healthy scalp and hair. It is a reliable source that can help you keep your hair healthy and growing. The antioxidant qualities of Vitamin E may assist to minimalize the amount of oxidative stress and free radicals that cause the hair follicle cells on the scalp to break down. Vitamin E can help restore the shine that has been lost as a result of damaged hair caused due to excessive use of chemical products, overexposure to heat and other styling equipment etc. Oils help in providing an extra layer of protection to the hair which further restores the lost shine. Several manufacturers add vitamin E to their products because of these properties. 

Ingredients: Coconut oil, Castor oil, 2-4 Vitamin E capsules.  

How to use: Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of castor oil and 2-4 vitamin E capsules in a bowl and mix well. Apply it to your scalp and massage it for 5-10 minutes. Wash off with shampoo and conditioner. 

3) Yoghurt+ Honey Hair Mask 

The proteins present in yoghurt are very much useful for hair treatments as it promotes strong and healthy hair. The lactic acid present in yoghurt can clean the scalp, remove the accumulated dead skin cells and it also aids in the development of hair follicles. Adding yoghurt to your hair mask can heal hair damage caused by environmental conditions, pollution, hair styling equipment and chemical products.

Honey is another beneficial ingredient for healthy hair. It is a wonderful hair moisturizer since it has both emollient and humectant properties. Emollients provide luster to hair by smoothing the hair follicles. Humectants link to water molecules allowing dry strands to retain moisture. Honey can help restore the natural luster of your hair by hydrating and sealing in shine. 

Ingredients: Yoghurt, Honey, Olive Oil, Argan Oil

How to use: Mix one tablespoon of yoghurt, honey and olive oil. Add 2-3 drops of argan oil to this mixture. Mix well and apply it all over your hair and wash it off after one hour. 

4) Banana Hair Mask 

Bananas comprise silica, a mineral that aids in the production of collagen in the body and may help your hair grow thicker and stronger. Bananas also have antibacterial characteristics that can help repair flaky and dry scalp, reducing the symptoms of dandruff. Antioxidants in bananas can strengthen your scalp and hair by reducing oxidative stress, which is a significant cause of brittle hair. Banana masks can make hair follicles stronger and as a result, grow longer over time. 

Ingredients: Banana, Olive Oil, Egg yolk

How to use: Mash one banana and add one tablespoon of olive oil and one egg yolk in it. Mix well and apply it to your hair for two hours and wash it off. 

5) Curd+ Mustard Oil Hair Mask 

Curd, which is high in antibacterial characteristics, is a wonderful ingredient for preventing scalp infections, as well as reducing obstinate dandruff and itching. Curd is also high in vitamins B5 and D, making it a beneficial superfood for our hair. Mustard oil is safe to use on the hair and skin for the majority of people. Mustard oil might help to keep your hair and scalp moisturized. It may also aid in the reduction of scalp irritation and inflammation. 

Ingredients: Curd, Turmeric, Mustard Oil

How to use: Mix 2 tablespoons of curd, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and one tablespoon of mustard oil. Mix well to make it a paste. Apply it all over your hair and leave it for 2 hours and wash it off. 

6) Rice Water Hair Mask 

Rice water is high in minerals and vitamins that offer numerous hair care properties. It is abundant in amino acids, which help to strengthen hair roots, add luster, and make it silky smooth. It also contains inositol, a carbohydrate that heals damaged hair and protects it from further harm. 

Ingredients: Rice, Water, Any Essential Oil 

How to use: Add half a cup of rice to a bowl and add water. Cover the bowl and leave the rice water to sit at room temperature for 1-2 days. After 2 days strain the rice water and add 2-3 drops of essential oil to it. Apply that rice water mixture to your hair and wash it off with normal water. 

7) Aloe Vera Hair Mask 

Aloe Vera is a powerhouse of hair care properties. Aloe Vera has a variety of active chemicals and minerals that can aid in hair strengthening. It is rich in Vitamin A, B12, C and E as well as fatty acids and amino acids. Which are beneficial for hair follicles. Aloe Vera can rather reduce the itchiness and irritation caused by seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. It also protects the hairs from UV radiation and other environmental factors. 

Ingredients: Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil

How to use: Mix two tablespoons of aloe vera gel with one tablespoon of coconut oil and apply it all over your scalp and hair strands. Leave it overnight or for a few hours and wash it off. 

8) Coffee Hair Mask 

Coffee is rich in nutrients and vitamins, which can help your hair in a variety of ways. Coffee has the potential to improve the overall health of your hair. The antioxidants present in coffee are shown to be excellent scalp stimulants and stimulate hair growth. Coffee helps in adding natural shine and darkness to your hair. It works as a dye, adding color to your hair while also treating your scalp. 

Ingredients: Coffee, Any Essential Oil

How to use: Mix 3 tablespoons of coffee powder with one tablespoon of any essential oil of your choice. Apply it over your hair and leave it for 2 hours and wash it off. 

9) Oatmeal Hair Mask 

Oatmeal can make hair more elastic, which can protect it from damage. Oatmeal can be used as part of your hair care routine to regain the strength of your hair. It can be used to relieve itchy and dry skin. Oatmeal is considered a natural moisturizer, and using it regularly can help you get rid of a dry and itchy scalp. 

Ingredients: Oatmeal, Rice Water

How to use: Soak 4-5 tablespoons of oatmeal in 1/4 cup of rice water for 15 minutes. Grinds it well in a blender. Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp and leave it for 1-2 hours and wash it off. 

10) Onion Hair Mask 

Onion can help nourish the roots, invigorate the scalp, and stimulate hair growth. It is also believed to help keep the pH of the scalp balanced and enhance blood circulation, making it an excellent hair growth booster. Onion is an excellent remedy for hair problems such as scalp conditioning, hair loss etc. Onion is high in antioxidants, which aid in the production of enzymes that prevent hair loss. 

Ingredients: Onion, Aloe Vera Gel

How to use: Grind one onion in a grinder and strain out the juice. Add one tablespoon of aloe vera gel to it and mix well. Apply this to your scalp and hair and wash it off after 1-2 hours.