10 Homemade Deep Conditioning Hair Masks

In this post, I am sharing with you all essentials of using deep conditioning hair masks and recipes of 10 Deep Conditioning Hair Masks that you can make at home. Do read on for more details. Besides using a shampoo, it is essential to condition your hair each and every time you wash your hair. This keeps your hair conditioned and moisturised. However, if you have dry and damaged hair, beyond repair, you will need to use a deep conditioning hair mask to repair and restore health and shine to your hair.

Deep Conditioning Hair Masks

What are Deep Conditioning Hair Masks:

Deep conditioning hair mask goes a step further than regular hair conditioner. When your hair is damaged beyond repair, deep conditioning hair mask steps in. Deep conditioning hair mask is an essential part of a healthy hair regimen, whether your hair is natural, coloured or chemically treated.

Difference Between Deep Conditioning Hair Masks and Regular Hair Conditioners:

Clients hair is being reconditioned

A normal hair conditioner usually aids in maintaining healthy hair, keeping hair nourished and hydrated. Daily conditioners have hydrating and moisturising ingredients that infuse your hair with hydration after using a shampoo. These conditioners are kept relatively lightweight, so that they can be rinsed easily. Daily conditioners moisturise and nourish your hair to a certain degree, however, it cannot completely repair very dry, damaged, brittle hair with split ends. This requires an intense formula, which can penetrate your hair shaft to deposit the nutrients. This can only be achieved by using deep conditioning hair mask.

Who Needs To Use Deep Conditioning Hair Masks:

If you have extremely dry, damaged hair which is beyond repair. Have split ends and extremely brittle hair. Suffer from excess hair fall, dry and flaky scalp issues. You are a regular swimmer and your hair is exposed to chlorine water. You blow dry and style your hair almost daily, use styling products, use sulphate based shampoos, have chemically treated or coloured hair. Taking into account, all the manipulations, stress, pollution, etc; all of us need an occasional deep conditioning hair treatment, once a week or once in a fortnight.

Benefits Of Deep Conditioning Hair Masks:

If you are planning to use deep conditioning hair mask, here are a few key benefits to help you decide.

1. Repairs And Prevents Hair Damage:
Damaged hair

Deep conditioning your hair, helps repair your hair and prevent them from further damage. It imparts moisture and improves texture by penetrating the hair shaft. Deep conditioning treatments improve hair health by repairing and reducing hair breakage and split ends. Incorporating deep conditioning treatment in your hair care regime on a weekly or fortnightly basis will not only repair your damaged hair, but will protect and prevent your hair from further damage.

2. Imparts Intense Moisture:
Your hair needs to be deeply moisturised and hydrated in order to be healthy. Use a deep moisturising mask that penetrates deeply to moisturise your hair shafts. Opt for hair mask with key ingredients such as protein, essential natural / nut oils, water, to impart moisture to your hair. Without moisture, hair becomes dry and brittle and becomes prone to breakage.

3. Promotes Elasticity:
Dry, brittle hair breaks easily. To combat breakage, you need to nourish, strengthen and moisturise your hair. Deep conditioning treatments strengthens hair, improves elasticity, making them manageable. Opt for products that contain essential natural oils like argan oil, avocado oil, olive oil, etc

4. Adds Shine and Lustre:
Some harsh hair products, styling agents, exposure to stress and pollution can make your hair dull, lifeless and make it lose its shine and lustre. Deep conditioning treatment penetrates deeply to repair damage and smoothen your hair shafts and make them shine with lustre.

How To Use Deep Conditioning Hair Masks:

Deep conditioning hair mask is a restorative hair repairing treatment. Can be used as and when required, but restrict it to once a week. Deep conditioning masks need to be applied on your scalp and hair from roots to tip. Apply the mask from roots to tips focusing on your tips. Tips are usually very dry and brittle, since natural oils take a while to work down the length of your hair strands. Applying a deep conditioning masks to your tips will restore oils, preventing breakage and split ends. After applying deep conditioning mask, cover your hair with a shower cap and wrap a damp towel moistened in hot / warm water. This will open up the hair cuticles and allow the deep conditioning mask to penetrate your hair shaft. You can leave the hair mask for fifteen to thirty minutes and then rinse it well. It is advisable to rinse deep conditioning hair mask with cold water, which will close the hair cuticle and help the strands retain moisture. You can follow up with an organic / mild shampoo to wash your hair nicely. Please note that deep hair conditioning masks takes its own time to repair and long-lasting results will show with gradual and constant use.

10 Recipes For Deep Conditioning Hair Masks:

1. Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Mask:
In a bowl, peel one ripe avocado and slice it into small pieces. Mash the sliced avocado with a fork to make puree. Make sure no chunks are left. To this puree add two egg yolks and blend nicely to make a creamy paste. Add two tablespoons castor oil and mix all the ingredients nicely to make a smooth paste. Apply this mask to your scalp and hair, from roots to tips.

2. Banana and Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Mask:
Ripe bananas

In a bowl, peel one ripe banana and one ripe avocado.Slice the banana and avocado into small pieces. Mash the sliced avocado and banana to make puree. Make sure no chunks are left. To this puree add two tablespoons coconut milk and mix all the ingredients nicely to make a smooth paste. Apply this mask to your scalp and hair, from roots to tips.

3. Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Hair Mask:
In a bowl, take one cup fresh yogurt, add three tablespoons virgin coconut oil and two tablespoons organic honey. Mix all the ingredients well, to make a nice paste. Apply this mask to your scalp and hair, from roots to tips.

4. Banana and Aloe Vera Deep Conditioning Hair Mask:
In a bowl, peel one ripe banana and slice into small pieces. Mash the sliced banana with a fork to make puree. Add freshly scooped aloe vera gel from one aloe vera leaf. Mix the banana puree and aloe vera gel to make a smooth paste. Make sure no chunks are left. Add two tablespoons honey, two tablespoons oil of your choice (olive, coconut, almond, castor, etc). Mix all the ingredients nicely to make a smooth paste. Apply this mask on your scalp and hair, from roots to tips.

5. Aloe Vera Deep Conditioning Hair Mask:
Aloe vera juice in bowl with fresh aloe vera leaves on wooden background (2)

In a bowl, take six tablespoons freshly squeezed aloe vera gel (you can also use the organic aloe vera gel available in stores). To this add two tablespoons castor oil, two tablespoons honey and mix all the ingredients to make a nice gel like paste. Apply this mask on your scalp and hair, from roots to tips.

6. Banana, Egg and Honey Deep Conditioning Mask:
In a bowl, peel two ripe bananas and cut them into small pieces. Mash the sliced banana using a fork to make puree. Make sure no chunks are left. To this puree, add one egg, two tablespoons honey and blend the mixture nicely to make a smooth paste. Apply this mask on your scalp and hair, from roots to tips.

7. Egg, Curd And Argan Oil Deep Conditioning Hair Mask:
Take two eggs in a bowl, whisk them nicely. Add one tablespoon argan oil, one tablespoon honey, 1/4 cup fresh yogurt. Mix all the ingredients nicely to get the right consistency. Apply this mask on your scalp and hair, from root to tips.

8. Banana, Papaya And Honey Deep Conditioning Mask:
In a bowl, peel one ripe banana and four to five cubes of ripe papaya and slice into small pieces. Mash the sliced banana and papaya using a fork to make puree. Make sure no chunks are left. Add two tablespoons honey and mix all the ingredients well to form a smooth paste. Apply this mask on your scalp and hair, from root to tips.

9. Sunflower Seed Oil Deep Conditioning Hair Mask:
In a bowl, take two tablespoons sunflower seed oil, add half cup fresh yogurt, two whisked egg yolks. Mix all the ingredients nicely to get the right consistency. Apply this mask on your scalp and hair, from root to tips.

10. Banana, Curd and Honey Deep Conditioning Mask:
In a bowl, peel one ripe banana and cut it into small pieces. Mash the sliced banana with a fork to make puree. Add four tablespoons fresh curd and two tablespoons organic honey. Blend the mixture nicely to form a smooth paste. Apply this mask on your scalp and hair, from root to tips.

Hope the above information is helpful. Thanks for reading!

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