Hair is often exposed to dust, chemicals, pollution, heat tools, and styling treatments to name a few. All of these elements in one way or another deprive your hair strands of essential proteins. You simply can’t visit the salon every time you have a bad hair day or your hair is messy frizzy and boring. Alternatively, how about making a DIY hair mask at home that is infused with all the required proteins? Hair is made up of chains of proteins such as amino acids and keratin and nourishing it with these proteins will nourish and nourish it. Applying home hair masks is an easier, more practical, and inexpensive option to treat your hair more regularly. We have curated a list of some masks that contain common kitchen ingredients.
7 Protein-Rich Hair Masks to Try RN!
1. Egg and yogurt mask
We all know that eggs are a rich source of proteins. It promotes hair growth but also makes hair shiny and smooth. On the other hand, yogurt or curd is a great moisturizer for dull and frizzy hair, especially in the winter months. The mixture of eggs and milk will work wonders on your hair. Beat an egg in a bowl and add some yogurt to it. Mix it well to form a thick paste. Apply the paste to your hair and scalp and leave it for half an hour. Rinse off the mask with cool water and follow with shampoo.
2. Avocado and coconut mask
Coconut milk is a rich source of proteins and avocado On the other hand, it is rich in vitamins. A combination of the two would boost collagen production which would promote hair growth. You can even add olive oil to the mask to condition it. Take a ripe avocado and mash it in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut milk and 1 teaspoon of olive oil (optional) to it. Mix well to form a thick paste and apply it on the scalp and hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes before washing it out with shampoo and conditioner.
3. Egg yolk and honey mask
As we know, eggs are a great source of proteins and the application of eggs on hair supplies the hair with the required proteins directly. honey Hydrates hair and helps lock moisture in. You can also add almond oil to the mask which can give your strands the much needed nourishment due to its fatty acid content. Mix an egg yolk with a tablespoon of honey. Add a tablespoon of almond oil to it. Form a thick paste and apply it to your hair and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes, before washing it off with lukewarm water.
4. Banana and avocado mask
Bananas are a rich source of potassium, natural oils and vitamins that nourish and strengthen the scalp. Avocados are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that can condition your hair to improve hair quality and texture. Mash a ripe banana and avocado in a bowl to make a smooth paste. Add a tablespoon of your favorite hair oil to the paste and apply it to your hair and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes before washing it.
5. Coconut milk
Coconut milk is full of fatty acids and vitamins that not only condition hair but also fill damaged protein requirements. Coconut milk effectively treats dandruff and promotes healthy growth. Take 3 to 4 tablespoons of coconut milk and heat it on low heat till it gets hot. We don’t want it hot. Massage your scalp with coconut milk and apply it from roots to ends. Wrap your hair in a towel and leave it on overnight. Next morning shampoo and conditioner.
6. Egg and mayonnaise mask
mayonnaise and egg Both are rich sources of proteins, and their combination will work wonders for dull, damaged hair. Mix one egg white with two tablespoons of mayonnaise to form a thick paste. Apply the paste to your hair and leave it for 30 to 40 minutes.. Avoid applying it to the scalp if your scalp is oily. Wash hair well with shampoo.
7. Gelatin and apple cider vinegar mask
Gelatin contains the protein keratin, which binds and strengthens hair. Take about 200ml of water in a pan and sprinkle it with gelatin powder. Keep whisking to avoid forming any lumps. Allow the mixture to heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Let it cool down for some time and add apple cider vinegar to it. Make sure that the mixture has cooled down before applying it to the hair and leave it until it settles. You can add coconut milk instead of water if your locks require moisture. To enhance the shine, you can add mint or rosemary instead of water.
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