Feed your hair, literally, with these homemade recipes. From hair masks to conditioners, these nutrient-rich remedies give your hair and scalp the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it needs to refresh and rejuvenate your scalp and grow more hair.
When used in conjunction with lifestyle changes, such as de-stressing your day to day life, you’ll see thicker and healthier hair immediately.
1. Egg Mask
Eggs are rich in biotin, which is an essential vitamin that keeps each strand of hair thick and glossy. Olive oil is also high in antioxidants, and it’s a natural humectant, meaning it helps to lock moisture in your scalp and hair.
Whisk together two egg yolks with a couple tablespoons of cold-pressed olive oil. Stir in a cup of warm water to dilute the hair mask.
Massage it into your hair and scalp and let it sit for 15 minutes before washing it out. Use once every two weeks.
2. Banana Mask
Hypokalemia is a potassium deficiency that can make your hair fall out. If you want to avoid potassium-related hair loss, eat bananas and try this banana hair mask. Simply smash a ripe banana into a paste and spread it through your hair. Let it sit for at least 20 minutes, then rinse it out. You’ll be left with a healthier scalp that has a rich, tropical scent!
3. Coffee Hair Rinse
Caffeine helps tighten and tone your skin and energizes your pores by stimulating blood flow to your skin surface. This delivers more oxygen and nutrients to your scalp’s surface, reinvigorating hair growth.
Combine eight ounces of your regular, favorite shampoo with 4 ounces of powdered coffee. Use this in lieu of your regular shampoo.
By using the egg mask a couple times a month, the banana mask weekly and the coffee rinse daily or every other day (follow your regular shampooing habits), you’ll have healthier locks sooner than you know it!