The hair product industry always has and always will have a strong presence in the world. This is simply because hair is important to us, creating a part of our identity and image we are continuously trying to maintain and improve.

Many people are now looking towards homemade hair treatments to help with all kinds of hair related problems, including dry and damaged hair, weak and brittle hair, and hair loss. A homemade hair mask is an inexpensive and easy way to nourish your hair without exposing it to harmful chemicals or causing further damage.

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.

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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.

Masks and Oils, Oh My!
There are a number of ways to repair damaged hair, moisturize dry hair and prevent hair loss, greying and thinning.

These homemade hair mask recipes can work wonders, as can applying natural oils, such as olive, coconut and castor oil, for achieving beautiful, luxurious hair.