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DIY: 3 easy homemade hair mask recipes for split ends

Monday, April 14, 2014

How to get rid of split endsDIY: 3 easy homemade hair mask for split ends - When you hair doesn't get enough nourishment or lacks moisture, you get split ends.

The reasons for this can be plenty, like sun exposure, harsh shampoos, blow drying, straightening, dyes and bleaches. All these dry out the hair and damage the amino acids in your hair.

Dry and damaged hair breaks easily while styling or brushing. If you think your hair is not growing fast, then split ends could be a possible reason.
It’s a problem that plagues all of us…split ends. I can’t seem to get rid of them, and I hate constantly trimming my hair because I’m trying to grow it longer.  I’ve been looking into ways to remedy split ends at home, and found some really easy concoctions that you can make with just a few simple ingredients.
split ends
A. Now before you make a hair mask, here are some easy tips to cure split ends:

Get a Trim:

Get a Trim

The best solution for split ends is to get a trim. You get split ends when you dont trim your hair for a long time. Always trim your hair once every 6-8 weeks to get rid of dry & weak parks and promote hair growth.

letting hair dry naturally :

letting hair dry naturally

Avoid heat as much as possible. Heat is the worst enemy for your hair but its hard to completely avoid hair dryers and flat iron. It is best to apply a heat resistant serum to your hair before using heat. Towel dry your hair before drying,  this way you minimize the damage of heat on wet hair. Also, use flat irons and curlers occasionally instead of everyday.

Alcohol Free Shampoo :

Alcohol Free Shampoo

Avoid using shampoos that contain alcohol as it dries out hair. Use shampoos that contain natural ingredients. Also, Excessive washing with harsh shampoos makes your hair ends dry. You should not shampoo more than 3 times a week. It is better to wash your hair every alternate day than everyday. Also, do not use hot water to wash your hair.

B. Home-made treatments

Home-made treatments

And there you have it, three easy remedies for split ends!

Remedy #1
Is there anything you can’t use olive oil and avocado for?  Turns out they make a great remedy for split ends, too.  Olive oil is incredibly moisturizing for dry, damaged hair and will also make your hair more silky and shiny.  Avocado is also known to contain many nutrients and vitamins conducive to healthy skin and hair.  Combined with egg whites, these ingredients make a wonderful treatment for split ends, and will help nourish the rest of your hair as well.
Ingredients:
1 avocado, pitted and skinned
2 tablespoons egg whites
3 tablespoons olive oil
Mash up the avocado and mix in the egg whites and olive oil. Whip until you obtain a creamy consistency like conditioner. Apply to your hair, cover with a shower cap and let sit for 45 minutes to an hour.  Rinse thoroughly and wash hair with a mild, natural shampoo to get the mixture out but let the nutrients keep working :)
Remedy #2
Beer! Who would have thought? The proteins and sugar in beer bonds to your hair, helping to strengthen and mend damaged follicles. You don’t need to mix it with anything else, just pour it into a spray bottle and spray evenly over your hair. Rinse thoroughly and wash with a mild, natural shampoo to get rid of the beer scent.
Remedy #3
In addition to being completely delicious, papaya is rich in protein and amino acids, which can help to make hair stronger. Mixed with plain yogurt, it makes a luxurious hair mask that will make your hair silky smooth and strong.
Ingredients:
1 papaya, de-seeded and skinned
½ cup plain yogurt
Cut the papaya in half and scoop out the seeds, then use a knife to remove the skin. Mash it up with a fork and then mix in the yogurt, whipping it until you obtain a smooth consistency.  Apply to hair like conditioner, and put on a shower cap and let it sit for 45 minutes to an hour. Rinse thoroughly, but for this one you don’t have to worry about washing out the smell – it actually smells quite nice!
C. another home remedies you can try:
1. Mash 1 small Avocado and mix it with 2 Tablespoons of hot Olive Oil. Leave it on for 30 min wearing a shower cap.
2. Mix a Tablespoon of Mayonnaise, a yolk of an Egg and a teaspoon of Olive Oil. Apply on your hair for 30 min wearing a shower cap.
3. Take a bottle of Beer and pour it all over your head. Make sure the beer is fully soaked into your follicles. Leave it on for 15 min. Or you could just pour some beer into a small spray bottle spraying it on your hair before blow drying it.
4. Mash up a ripe Papaya with 1/2 cup of Yogurt. Apply on your hair and let it sit for 30 min wearing a shower cap
5. Heat up 2 Tablespoons of Honey mixed with 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil. Apply on your ends. Leave it on approx. for 20 min.

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