Your hair is a personalized accessory from nature. They can make or break your look for sure—the sole reason why bad hair days cause such distress among women. And it’s not like any of the seasons ever plan to go easy on them. So, what are your options? Take a closer look at your hair, are they dull and dry? Despite all those expensive hair conditioners they look like the Sahara desert? If so, you need a good hair mask.
But what exactly is a hair mask?
In the simplest of terms, it is a mask for hair to restore their moisture and promote the growth of new follicles. Think of it as an intensive hair conditioning session, except the conditioner is more concentrated and stays longer on your hair than a regular conditioner. And just like a facial mask, hair masks are also chosen depending on your hair type and the problem they face.
If your hair issues include dry, brittle hair with split ends or hair loss, then you need a banana, honey and egg mask. In case you have all these issues but your hair texture is oily, then swap the egg yolk in the recipe for an egg white.
What’s inside the mask?
Besides tasting great and forming an integral part of many protein shakes, this fruit has many miraculous uses. It is a no brainer that the single most used fruit in protein shakes must have a good dose of proteins in it. The other goodies it is packed with include potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Your tissues need these nutrients for repair and growth.
Another vital component found in bananas is silica. It helps your body to make collagen, giving your skin a youthful look and, likewise, your hair their elasticity. Its antimicrobial properties act against dandruff and help improve a flaky scalp.
It is probably the most used ingredient in home-made masks and other beauty fixes. It is a rich source of protein, that’s why your mum’s been force-feeding you (or not, not all kids are bad) eggs in breakfast.
The yolk primarily consists of cholesterol, which is why we use egg yolk for treating dry hair. It also contains nutrients like vitamins A & E, folate, and biotin. All of which stimulate hair growth. The white part provides protein, which helps nourish your hair.
It’s not just Winnie the Pooh who loves, adores and cherishes honey. Your body is also craving some honey, literally. And not just inside your food, but on your hair as well.
The antiseptic and healing properties of honey are well documented and have had quite a role in ancient medicine. These properties come handy for treating a flaky, dandruff hit scalp. Nutrients like minerals, amino acids, and vitamins stimulate follicle growth. Whereas its ability to attract moisture and locking it in your hair, leave them soft and lustrous.
It is time to source that cute little bottle stashed away in your cabinet for desperate times. These are desperate times. Rich in antioxidants, including vitamin E, this excellent oil revitalizes hair growth and causes damage repair. Antioxidants fight off aging, which means the breakdown and damage caused by internal and external sources are taken care of by argan oil.
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How To Make 🥣
In a bowl, mash the banana and in a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolk.
Mix the first two and then slowly add the remaining ingredients.
Mix until you get a homogenous consistency and viola! it is ready for application.
How To Use ❓
First of all, dampen your hair. Then divide them into partitions for easy and thorough application. Now apply the mask with the help of a brush. Start at the roots and move towards the tips. Similarly, cover all your hair. In the end, tie them in a bun and cover with a shower cap. Leave it on for about an hour or so. Now rinse your hair with lukewarm water to remove the mask. Make sure to wash your hair thoroughly. Finally, use a mild shampoo to clear it all up.
People with a fruit-latex allergy should not use the mask.
Apply the mask on clean, sebum, and dirt-free hair.
Make sure you mash the banana to a pulp. Any chunks run a risk of getting stuck in your hair.
The mask should still be a little damp when you remove it; this makes the removal process much more manageable.
All contents of the mask must be thoroughly removed. Otherwise their buildup on scalp may further cause dandruff.
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