Ladies, being natural is all about trying new things, new do’s, and new hair treatments, but this can get a little pricey at times. Natural hair care doesn’t always have to be expensive, you can find some amazing vegan hair recipes that are great for maintaining healthy hair in your very own kitchen. Here are a few vegan hair masks you can try.
Truly, hair is the crown we never take off. So ladies, devise up your own vegan hair mask today!
Types of Vegan Hair Masks
Avocado Apple Cider Vinegar for Protein
Mash 1 ripe avocado until it’s smooth.
Mix in 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
Add water so the mixture isn’t too thick.
Section hair, smooth mixture in, then put a shower cap on for 10-15 minutes and rinse with cool water.
Avocado Banana Lemon for Rejuvenation
Peel 1 ripe banana and ½ avocado and place into a blender or mixer.
Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice.
Blend until smooth.
Smooth the mixture into your hair in sections then put on a shower cap.
Leave the mixture in for up to 30 minutes and rinse with cool water.
Oatmeal Mask for Dry Itchy Scalp
Measure 1 tablespoon of oats.
Add 1 tablespoon of almond milk.
Mix in 1 tablespoon of almond oil or olive oil.
Combine ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
Apply to dry hair and let it sit for 20-25 minutes and continue then shampoo or co wash as you normally would.
Coconut Milk and Olive Oil for Moisture
Measure 1 tablespoon of coconut milk.
Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
Use warm water to mix all ingredients.
Rake the mixture into hair leave in for 5 -10 minutes, allowing your hair to absorb the moisture.
Avocado and Coconut Mask for Dry Hair
Avocado is one of the best medicines for damaged hair and coconut has some amazing properties of shielding the hair from environmental stresses and increasing its volume. The combination of these two ingredients provides an outstanding result.
- 1 avocado
- 2 tbsp coconut milk
- 2 tbsp coconut Oil
Mash the avocado, then make it into a paste. Add coconut milk and oil into the paste, and you are good to go! If you don’t like the smell, you can always add a few drops of essential oil. Apply the paste to the roots of the hair and keep it on for 30 – 45 minutes before washing your hair.
The avocado helps in reducing the breakage and repairing the hair. Coconut oil stimulates the hair growth and also makes your hair shine. Repeating this process once a week shows great improvements in hair quality.
Banana Mask to Moisturize Your Hair
Banana can be considered as one of the best ingredients for hair repair. The high potassium and vitamins (A, E and C) help heal the damaged and dry hair while strengthening the hair follicles by providing nourishment to the hair and scalp. All you need for a banana mask is 1 to 2 ripe bananas (overripe bananas are easier to blend). You can make a paste by blending them. Just apply the paste onto your hair and let it settle nicely on your scalp. You can add coconut and olive oil as well. Wait for 30 minutes, then wash it off. Carefully comb the hair afterwards to remove any leftover traces of banana.
Apple Cider Vinegar Mask for All Hair Types
Regardless of the type of your hair, application of apple cider vinegar ensures some breathtaking results. It cleanses the hair deeply and nourishes the hair from its roots.
- 8 oz purified water
- 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Mix the ingredients together, then gently massage them deep into your scalp for two to five minutes. Use cool water to rinse off the solution. The method instantly rejuvenates your hair, giving it a shiny, bouncy, clean, and beautiful look.
The high citric acid content of the apple cider vinegar keeps its pH around 3.5. It nurtures the hair cuticles and protects it from damage. It also assists in healing the already damaged hair.
Aloe Vera Mask for Dandruff
In case you are suffering from the age-old severe dandruff problems, then this mask is definitely for you. Dandruff is truly irritating and can be itchy, flaky, and downright embarrassing.
Aloe Vera does wonders when it comes to hair problems. With its soothing properties, aloe vera works like magic. The specific enzymes present in it keep your scalp free from dandruff. It also reduces the dryness of the scalp- the primary reason behind the dandruff problem. Aloe Vera also promotes blood circulation of the scalp.
The ideal way to apply it on your hair is by squeezing out the Aloe Vera gel and massaging it all over your scalp. Let it rest for 40 minutes, then rinse it off thoroughly. Aloe Vera instantly gives your hair a refreshed look. The anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects accelerates the hair growth and boosts its volume.
Strawberry Mask for Curly Hair
The tart-natured strawberries are loaded with plenty of vitamin C, making them ideal to control scalp oil. Strawberries gently rinse away all the excess oil of your scalp that build-up over the day. They also regulate the natural pH of the scalp and give you shiny and glossy hair.
To make a strawberry mask, blend a handful of fresh strawberries in a blender, then add some coconut oil to it (optional). Apply the paste, preferably on a damp hair. Keep it for some time (longer is better) and rinse your hair well. Keep in mind that the longer you keep the mask on, the more time it will have to nourish the hair roots and give your hair a softer look.
Olive Oil and Lemon Juice for Itchy Scalp
It is common to have itchy scalp in the winter season, since the cold weather makes the scalp dry and scaly. You can combat this problem by making a hair mask composed olive olive and lemon juice. This combination will give you the perfect nourishment for your hair. The low pH of the lemon juice removes the dry flakes of your scalp while the olive oil moisturizes the new skin on the scalp. Just mix two tablespoons of lemon juice with an equal amount of olive oil and apply on your scalp. Keep it on for 20 minutes, then rinse your hair with a mild chemical-free shampoo. Use this mask for twice a month and get rid of itchy scalp forever.
Jojoba Oil Mask for Brittle Hair
Frustrated with brittle hair? Oils are the best moisturizers for your hair Jojoba Oil is the most recommended oil. Use and apply your AlpStories 100% Pure Organic Jojoba Oil on your brittle hair as a form of treatment. Massage it into your scalp for five minutes. If you have oily hair, you can apply it to the root of your hair too. Boosting strength, shine and growth, jojoba oil is great to use on the scalp and hair strands for an improved appearance. Let your scalp absorb the oil for some time. For better results, wrap your hair with a wet towel. Wash your hair thoroughly after one hour. The jojoba oil deeply moisturizes hair and keeps it hydrated.
For an added treat, AlpStories’ Jojoba oil can be used on the face for dry skin since it is known as balancing oil that neutralizes excess sebum since but hydrates. This product doubles as a great makeup remover and is especially gentle on the eyes.
Almond Milk and Coconut Oil Mask for Flaky Scalp
These two products provide instant results for the flaky and itchy scalps. Add 5 tbsp of grounded almonds and 2 tbsp of coconut oil together. Mix them and whisk the mixture until you get the desired consistency. Apply it on your hair, then wrap your hair with a dry towel and leave it overnight. Wash your hair with a mild chemical-free shampoo and cold water in the morning. These two ingredients are the best for providing all the pampering your hair needs.
How About Your Vegan Hair Mask?
All these vegan hair masks are simple and natural, yet effective ways to protect your hair from daily stress. The ingredients are easily available and the masks can be made at home. Using the masks regularly will enhance your hair quality. Include these masks in your daily hair care routines and you will have a proper hair care and grooming ritual that will always pay off. Be sure to, devise up your own vegan hair mask. Life can’t be perfect, but your hair can be.
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