Water is the source of life. We need it not only to stay healthy, but also – which is of course not less important, especially for us, the girls – to maintain a young and beautiful appearance. Each cell of our body needs water. Without it, the skin dries, wrinkles appear, nails break and crumble, and the hair becomes dull. In extreme situations, the hair is so deprived of hydration that the hair follicles shrink and hair simply falls out of the sheath.
To help you imagine what is happening with your body (and beauty) without proper moisturizing, it is enough to think about the unwatered plant. People – just like plants – just wither away. It is especially hard to moisturize the hair – it is constantly exposed to harmful effects of atmospheric factors, and in addition – we contribute to its worsening condition (cosmetics with alcohol, heavy silicones, varnishes, foams, gel, straightener, blow-dryer …). No wonder it loses hydration so quickly. What you can do to help your hair is to treat it with the best hair moisturizing mask at least once a week. Of course, a homemade one. Check what are my top three DIY hair moisturising masks.
TOP 3 BEST HOMEMADE HAIR MOISTURISING MASKS
MOISTURISING HAIR MASK WITH AVOCADO AND YOGURT
Yogurt perfectly balances the pH of the skin, provides the hair with something the most valuable – proteins, and also contains a lot of calcium. Avocado is a real vitamin bomb for the hair. It contains as many as seven vitamins and each of them is priceless. I like to enrich my hair mask with natural oils which are a real hit in terms of hair care products. I am in love with jojoba oil, grape seed oil and argan oil. I always try to use a few drops of one of them. For extremely dry hair, I recommend linseed oil, cottonseed oil, black cumin oil and evening primrose oil.
Moisturising hair mask with avocado – ingredients
- half avocado
- ¾ cup of natural yoghurt (preferably bio)
- a teaspoon of natural oil or a blend of oils
Mix everything together and apply to your hair.
Leave it in for 15 minutes.
You wash your head with a mild shampoo.
Use the mask at least once a week.
MOISTURISING HAIR MASK WITH LAVENDER
Lavender oil is an excellent moisturising agent and at the same time it smells and relaxes beautifully. I like to apply such a mask in the evening before bedtime – the smell of lavender soothes me and makes it easier to fall asleep. Coconut milk helps rebuild damaged hair while the yoghurt regulates the scalp’s pH. I often infuse the product with two drops of vitamin E – it is very important especially for women over 35 years of age, because vitamin E slows down the ageing process.
Moisturising hair mask with lavender – ingredients
- 1 teaspoon of lavender essential oil,
- 1 tablespoon coconut milk,
- 2-3 drops of vitamin E,
- a tablespoon or two (for longer hair) of natural yoghurt.
Mix all ingredients together, apply the blend to the hair and scalp. Cover your head with a shower cap and leave the mask for an hour. After this time, rinse your hair and wash it with a delicate shampoo.
MOISTURISING HAIR MASK WITH VINEGAR AND SESAME
Exceptionally dry hair needs a strong mask. Therefore, it is necessary to provide it with ingredients that will improve its internal structures, seal the scales, provide nutrition and moisturize properly. Such a mask simply MUST contain natural oils, preferably those for hair with high porosity: as mentioned in the title sesame oil, evening primrose oil, cotton oil, black seed, linseed, almond oil. The oils work like emollients: they smooth, protect, enhance the glow and create an occlusive layer on the hair. It is best to find the right blend of these oils, or use several interchangeably (however, I must emphasize the fact that together they work much better because they complement each other with their properties). I usually use sesame oil when I see that something is wrong with my hair and when it gets too dry at the ends.
Moisturizing hair mask with vinegar and sesame oil – ingredients
- sesame oil (or a different one, recommended for high porosity hair),
- 1 tablespoon of honey (preferably organic),
- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or raspberry cider vinegar,
- optional – 2-3 drops of vitamin E.
Mix everything together.
Apply the product to your hair and leave in for 20 minutes.
Rinse with warm water and wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
TIP – how to moisturise dry hair on a daily basis?
In addition to masks and oils – which should be applied 1-2 times a week, it’s worth taking care of dry hair on a daily basis. How to do it? The hair will benefit the most from applying oils recommended for dry (high porosity) hair every day. You can reach for the Holika Holika aloe gel for example. It is brilliant because it comes from the purest regions of the world, it is very easy to apply and it contains 99% natural ingredients. You can mix aloe gel with oils. This will create a natural leave-in hair conditioner.
And you – how do you moisturize your hair in the winter, summer and spring? Do you have your favourite care methods? Please leave a comment and let me know! XOXO! <3