Magical DIY Hair Mask for Silky, Smooth and Long Hair – Festive season is all set to start. And this is the time to deck up. As much as we get busy shopping for new dresses, we also look for ways to beautify our skin and hair. Many of us already started booking for parlor appointments. But looking beautiful doesn’t always has to be expensive. There are many ingredients found in our kitchen or pantry that can give us gorgeous skin and luscious locks. In this article, we will share one magical DIY hair mask recipe for silky hair. Basically, it is an all-in-one hair mask, that not only will enhance our hair texture, but also make our mane long and strong. It will fight off dandruff and boost hair growth. Let’s quickly check out the recipe for hair mask for silky hair below.
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DIY Hair Mask for Silky, Smooth and Long Hair
This is a one stop solution hair mask for all our hair woes. It adds shine to dull hair, softens rough hair and boost hair growth.
If you are suffering from hair loss, then also this hair mask can come to your rescue. This mask will also help achieving dandruff free hair.
Ingredients to Prepare DIY Hair Mask for Silky Hair
- Egg Yolk
- Hibiscus Flowers and Leaves
- Coconut Oil
How to Prepare DIY Hair Mask for Silky, Smooth Hair?
Get a handful of fresh hibiscus flowers as well as leaves. Wash them thoroughly and separate the petals. Put them in a grinder along with the leaves.
Add some water and grind to a paste. Take it out and keep it in a bowl.
Next, put 2 tbsp fenugreek or methi seeds in the grinder and grind them to a powder. Take out and add the methi powder to the hibiscus paste.
Break an egg and separate the egg yolk from the egg white. Add the egg yolk along with 2-3 tbsp fresh, unflavored yogurt to the hibiscus paste.
Finally add 1-2 tbsp coconut oil and mix all the ingredients together to prepare this DIY hair mask for silky hair.
Now the hair mask is ready for application. Apply this hair mask for silky hair all over the scalp and hair, from roots to the tips. Once done, wait for 30-40 minutes.
Rinse off with a gentle shampoo. Reapply this hair mask once or twice in a week for naturally silky hair.
Benefits of this DIY Hair Mask for Silky Hair –
Lets now talk about the benefits of the key ingredients that we used to prepare this hair mask for silky hair.
Fenugreek or methi is one of the key ingredients of this DIY hair mask for silky hair. Methi has amazing hair conditioning properties. It is rich in lecithin which helps moisturize our hair.
Also, the mucilaginous fiber in methi helps providing a softening and conditioning effect to the hair. Regular use of methi is the key to achieve naturally shiny and soft hair.
Methi is a rich source of iron and protein – two essential ingredients for healthy hair growth. Methi is enriched with several plant compounds, including flavonoids and saponin, which work great for inducing new hair growth, thanks to their anti inflammatory and anti fungal benefits.
Saponin has great cleansing properties, but it is extremely gentle on our scalp and hair. Saponin removes the impurities from the scalp and helps to maintain a healthy scalp.
Methi is rich in various hair friendly nutrients such as folic acid, vitamin A, C, K, potassium, calcium as well as iron, all of which work wonderfully for our hair and this is the main reason we put this in our DIY hair mask for silky hair.
These nutrients provide nourishment to the hair follicles, repair damages, enhance hair texture and promote hair growth.
Nicotinic acid (Niacin) and protein present in methi help with reducing hair fall. Lecithin in methi is a highly beneficial compound that can strengthen our hair strands as well as boost hair growth. Lecithin, along with vitamin C, protein and nicotinic acid, help in getting rid of dandruff effectively.
The anti inflammatory properties of methi help soothe irritated and damaged scalp and give relief from itchiness caused by dandruff.
Both the flowers and leaves of hibiscus are enriched with several vitamins, such as vitamin A, B, C, as well as minerals like, calcium, phosphorus, etc. along with amino acids, AHAs, etc.
These nutrients are highly beneficial for our hair. And that’s why, we used hibiscus as one of the main ingredients in our homemade hair mask for silky hair.
They help to nourish the hair from deep within and repair the damages. Plus, they add strength to the hair roots, curb hair fall and stimulate new hair growth.
Vitamin A in hibiscus helps in increasing sebum production which moisturize the hair and scalp and prevent dryness. Hibiscus also contains calcium in it which is known to treat dryness effectively.
Also hibiscus is a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C can boost collagen production, which helps in treating dry and brittle hair by restoring the natural elasticity of the hair.
Enhanced collagen production leads to better hair growth. Hibiscus flowers have natural hair conditioning properties and they get rid of dry, frizzy and lifeless hair.
The flower is a great source of amino acids, which provide nourishment to the hair and scalp as well as add luster to the hair and make them soft, smooth and shiny.
Apart from hair fall and dry hair, hibiscus works effectively to fight off dandruff as well. The high amount of vitamin C helps to get rid of dandruff.
Hibiscus helps in thorough cleansing of scalp and hair with its mild, acidic nature. Regular application of hibiscus results in thicker, voluminous hair.
Hibiscus can be found in a variety of colors, such as red, yellow, white, pink, etc. The red hibiscus is considered as a great remedy to treat premature grey hairs.
The rich red pigment produces a lovely violet dye that can cover up the grays easily and saves your hair from the unwanted damage of using chemical filled hair dyes. This means adding hibiscus to our hair mask for silky hair has so many extra advantages.
Yogurt, another important ingredient of our DIY hair mask for silky hair, has wonderful benefits for our hair. It works as a great moisturizer for dry hair and makes hair softer and smoother.
We know, hair conditioner is must for dry and dull hair. But instead of spending money for store bought conditioners, use yogurt as a hair conditioner, as it helps to achieve smooth and shiny hair.
Our hair is made of keratin, which is a type of protein. Therefore, any kind of protein loss affect our hair badly and results in dry hair as well as hair loss. Being a rich source of proteins, yogurt helps to fulfill the deficiency and restores healthy hair.
Along with that, yogurt contains vitamin B, D, etc. that are some of the other hair friendly nutrients. They provide nourishment to repair hair damages and boost hair growth as well as improve hair texture.
Being a by-product of milk, yogurt contains lactic acid, which has great benefits for our hair. Lactic acid is a type of AHA and it helps to exfoliate the scalp. Often product and impurities create a build up on the scalp and it affects our hair health badly.
Along with making the scalp unhealthy, this type of build ups also stop hair growth and cause hair fall. Through exfoliation, lactic acid eliminates the build up from scalp. Thus it rejuvenates scalp health and stimulates hair growth.
Also, lactic acid moisturizes and nourishes the hair and scalp and boosts our overall hair health.
Yogurt has anti oxidant benefits, that also help with enhancing hair health. Free radicals as well as various environmental elements often make our hair dry and dull and cause hair fall.
Regular use of yogurt protects our hair from free radical as well as environmental damages and restore healthy, soft hair.
It is important to maintain the ideal pH balance of the scalp to have healthy and shiny hair. Yogurt, with consistent use, helps to restore the ideal pH balance of the scalp and thus avoiding unhealthy scalp and hair.
Egg Yolk :
Eggs have been used since ages to get silky, soft hair and that’s why, we could not skip it while preparing our hair mask for silky hair. The nutrients present in egg work wonderfully for our hair to repair hair damages.
The high amount of protein present in egg help nourishing the hair strands and reduce the dryness of the hair.
Egg yolk is a great remedy for dry hair. It works as a natural conditioner for our hair. Egg yolk contains a good amount of vitamin A, which is essential for repairing dry hair.
Vitamin A repairs dryness of the hair strands by increasing sebum production from the oil glands present on the scalp. This helps to provide the much needed moisturization to the hair and keep them soft and silky.
Along with vitamin A, egg yolk is enriched with healthy fatty acids, that also help to moisturize and hydrate dry hair. Also, they help sealing the open cuticles on the outer layer of the hair, thus reducing dryness and frizz of the hair.
Regular use of egg yolk results in smooth and silky hair, and that’s why, we have put this in our DIY hair mask for silky hair.
In addition, egg yolks are a good source of B vitamins as well as vitamin E. These vitamins are extremely beneficial to rejuvenate dull and dry hair by nourishing the hair follicles.
They help boosting blood circulation in the scalp, that further improves the supply of oxygen and other nutrients to the hair follicles and boost hair health as well as texture.
Vitamin E is specially known for its deep conditioning properties. It is an anti oxidant and helps to protect hair from free radicals damages as well as environmental damages.
Furthermore, the lutein found in egg yolks help to maintain the natural elasticity of the hair, thus avoiding brittle hair, split ends as well as hair breakage due to dryness.
Coconut Oil :
Coconut oil is another vital component of our DIY hair mask for silky hair. This oil is a must have ingredient for healthy, soft and shiny hair.
It contains several hair nourishing fatty acids, that help repairing the hair damages and make hair soft, shiny, smooth and healthy. These fatty acids add moisturization to dry hair beautifully, hence coconut oil is must in this hair mask for silky hair.
Along with fatty acids, coconut oil is a source of several other hair friendly nutrients as well. These nutrients provide nourishment to the hair follicles, and help to nourish and repair hair damage effectively.
Moisture loss is the major reason for dry and dehydrated hair. But sometimes excess moisture build up can also cause dry and frizzy hair. Coconut oil, fortunately, help preventing both the situations.
It penetrates the hair follicles deeply and repair the dryness from within, and then it also coats the hair with a protective barrier to prevent moisture loss.
Free radicals as well as various environmental elements, such as UV exposure, harsh wind, humidity, etc can cause hair damage and dry hair. The anti oxidant compounds present in coconut oil along with other hair friendly nutrients, help repairing those hair damages and rejuvenate dry and dull hair.
Being an anti oxidant, coconut oil also protects our hair from a number of problems, including split ends, hair breakage, dandruff, premature graying of hair etc.
The nutrients present in coconut oil help in boosting blood circulation to the scalp. Better blood circulation results in better transportation of oxygen and other nutrients to the scalp and hair follicles. This way, coconut oil helps to nourish the hair follicles as well as hair strands and improves hair texture as well as hair growth.
Coconut oil is a source of both omega 6 as well as Omega 9 fatty acids, and these fatty acids are extremely beneficial to help to keep hair soft, smooth and healthy.
Healthy scalp is must for healthy hair. The natural anti bacterial as well as the anti fungal benefits of coconut oil help maintaining a healthy scalp by driving away dandruff and other scalp infections, thus resulting in silky smooth and strong hair.
This is a magical hair mask for silky hair. It uses all the natural ingredients which means there’s zero chance of hair damages caused by chemical components. Plus, it is a versatile hair mask. Be it dandruff, lack of hair growth, dry hair, dull hair, split ends, this mask can do it all for us.