The cool weather is finally upon us, and unfortunately, that can cause our hair to become a bit lack-luster. The crisp autumn air tends to dry strands out faster, and you may have noticed them feeling rather brittle or more falling out. Not to mention the thinning effect aging has on our mane, which can take a toll on our confidence. We understand the struggle, and we’re here to help.
Sure, you could go out and spend a bunch of money on expensive products, but we bet you’ve got the hair-enhancing ingredients to at least one of these DIY treatments already sitting in your kitchen! With components like ginger, lemon, rosemary, and a range of hydrating oils, any one of these treatments will enhance shine, protect strands from dry-weather damage, and help you regrow strong, luscious locks. Check them out below.
Yogurt Honey Hair Mask
DIY Honey Yogurt Castor Oil Hair Mask
Honey and yogurt can each boost hair and scalp health on their own, but together they'll give your mane a supercharge. Honey is an emollient that locks in moisture, while the lactic acid in yogurt clears dead skin cells from the scalp and strengthens strands with vital proteins. Castor oil is extremely hydrating and is said to facilitate hair growth, too!
Check out the recipe, here!
Coconut Oil Hair Mask
DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask
This one is pretty simple since it only uses one ingredient, but never underestimate the mighty power of coconut oil — especially for your strands. This oil is a powerful antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal that's mild enough for all hair types. It's also packed with fatty acids that nourish the scalp and protect your hair from breakage. Check out this article on why you should use coconut oil on your hair, and exactly how to do it.
Ginger Hair Mask
DIY Ginger Rosemary Hair Mask
If you’re experiencing your hair falling out more, you will absolutely want to try this ginger rosemary hair mask. Ginger stimulates circulation to the follicles encouraging hair growth, while rosemary is an anti-inflammatory and also encourages circulation and nerve growth.
Check out the recipe here!
Aloe Vera Hair Mask
DIY Aloe Vera Hair Mask
Aloe is one of nature’s most precious beauty secrets. The gel of this powerful plant is chock full of proteolytic enzymes, which heal dead skin cells while encouraging the growth of new skin cells on the scalp. Just as well, its moisturizing qualities help relieve hair dryness and make strands strong and shiny.
Find out how to use aloe as a hair mask here!
Avocado Oil Mask
Avocado Oil Hair Mask
And of course, we have the beloved avocado — and it’s not just good on toast. The oil extracted from the popular fruit is made up of fatty acids that will heal strands from the outside in. You can use avocado oil with other hair-growth promoting essential oils for best results.
Find out how to do it here!