DIY: 4 At-Home Hair Masks

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Hair MasksIf you don't want to bog your hair down with chemical masks or make the trip to an expensive salon for treatment this summer, try out one of these DIY hair masks in the comfort of your home. We've rounded up a few of our favorite 'recipes' for treating summer hair issues. Each one is easy to make and even easier to apply. Best of all, you can master humidity and treat dry locks and dull hair using ingredients found in your own kitchen.

The Monthly Frizz Treatment
Apply this mask once a month to tame summer frizzies.

Supplies:

• ½ cup plain yogurt
• ½ cup honey
• 1 tbsp almond oil

Mix all ingredients together until blended. Apply to either damp or dry hair. (For best results and easier application, we suggest you dampen hair first.) If you have longer hair, put your hair in a clip or shower cap to avoid getting the mask all over you and your clothes. Let the mask sit for 20 minutes then jump in the shower and shampoo as normal.

The Super Simple
The name says it all. This super easy mask is also super conditioning for dry, sun-damaged hair.

Supplies:

• 1 tbsp honey
• 3 tbsp olive oil

Tip: For longer hair, use 2 tbsp honey and 4 tbsp olive oil.

Mix the ingredients well in a microwave safe bowl. Heat the mask 15 to 20 seconds or until comfortably warm to the touch. Wet your hair and towel dry. Apply the mask starting at the ends and working your way to the scalp. Place your hair in a shower cap or towel for 30 minutes, then rinse and shampoo.

The Processed Strands Fixer
If you chemically process your hair, or use a flat iron and/or blow dryer regularly, this restorative mask is for you. The ingredient list is a bit longer, but you should find most of the items in your kitchen.

Supplies:

• 1 egg
• 2 tbsp honey
• 3 tbsp virgin olive oil
• 1 banana
• ½ an avocado
• 3 tbsp buttermilk

Mix the avocado, egg and banana together until blended well. Add the remaining ingredients and mix again. Apply to dry or damp hair and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, then shampoo and condition your hair and marvel at your smooth, healthy locks.

Dry Hair/Scalp Remedy
If you have dry hair or an itchy scalp, try this sweetly scented mask to up the moisture levels.

Supplies:

• 1 cup water
• 1 cup dried rose petals
• 2 bananas
• ½ cup milk
• 2 tbsp almond oil
• 2 tbsp honey

Tip: The rose petals are optional; they simply help add a light fragrance to your hair. Of course, you can also add in your favorite scented oil for a personalized scent.

Place the water, rose petals (or scented oil) and milk in a small pot and heat for 15 minutes. Remove the pot and let cool. Mix the bananas, almond oil and honey in a blender or by hand. Blend the two mixtures together in a small bowl. Apply thoroughly to hair and scalp and leave on for up to 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, then shampoo and condition as normal.

You don't need to purchase a costly hair mask to treat your summer-damaged strands. Get cooking today for hair that will have all your friends green with envy.

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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