Dyeing, curling, and blow-drying your hair now and then won’t completely ruin it — but do any of these often enough, and you’ll end up with split ends and dry, brittle hair. To pamper your hair and replace some of the oil it loses every time you dry or color your hair, try applying a hair mask once a month.
A hair mask doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, you probably have many of the nourishing ingredients that Garnier recommends for masks in your kitchen right now.
Check out these seven masks that you can make to restore a healthy look to your hair:
Perfect for bringing back the shine to damaged hair, avocado combines easily with other ingredients for a great DIY hair mask. For example, DIY Natural’s recipe includes half an avocado and 2 egg yolks. Just mix the ingredients thoroughly and apply to wet or dry hair, working the mask from the roots of your hair to the tips. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before you rinse and wash your hair.
Honey might be sticky, but it can improve the look of split ends. DIY Natural recommends mixing 1 teaspoon oil, 1 tablespoon honey and 1/4 cup yogurt. Apply it from the roots to the tips on damp hair, and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before shampooing as normal.