There is great diversity in human hair. Even though a number of determinants can be used to differentiate hair types, most people draw the differences based on the colour of the hair. This is why when you are asked what kind of hair you have you are expected to reply by mentioning the specific colour of your hair. It is important for any person who is serious about hair care to understand that hair types should not only be differentiated on the basis of the colour of the hair. In fact, the colour of the hair is more important when it comes to hair styling. In terms of hair care, hair should be categorized on the basis of the texture and the quality of the hair. The kind of hair texture or hair quality you have should determine the kind of hair care treatment you need. Whether you are have brunette, blonde, ginger or naturally black hair, the only thing that matters at the end of the day is the overall condition of your hair.
As previously mentioned, different types of hair warrant different hair care treatments. The kind of treatment that is deemed to be effective for people with dry hair may not be of much help to people who are struggling with oily hair on a daily basis. As far as the hair care treatment is concerned, one of the most helpful and cost effective ways of reviving and rejuvenating your hair is by applying a homemade hair mask. If you are planning to make use of a homemade hair mask, then you should be aware of the fact that that there are different kinds of hair masks that you can prepare to suit the specific requirements of your hair. There is no point in applying a hair mask that will hardly be of any benefit to your hair. The purpose of applying this age old remedy is to moisturize the hair, cleanse it and nourish it from deep within.
Today will be looking at the recipes of three different hair masks that have been specifically designed to provide nourishment to three different types of hair. If you can’t figure out what type of hair you have, then our suggestion would be to fix an appointment with a hair care expert.
1) For Oily Hair
A lot of people find the idea of applying a hair mask on oily hair quite uncomfortable. According to their estimations, the hair mask is only going to make their hair even oilier. They can’t really be blamed for believing in that. Most of the hair mask recipes that you read about on the internet contain some form of essential oil or the other. Hence, it does not make much sense to smear your oily hair with more oil. However, the hair mask recipe that you are going to be learning about here contains no oil whatsoever. It is possible to create an effective and soothing hair mask without the use of essential oils such as olive oil or jojoba oil.
To get the remedy prepared, you need to mix a tablespoon of plain water with 1 large pinch of fruit salt. If fruit salt is unavailable, then you can replace it with the ordinary baking soda in your pantry.
These should be combined with 2 pasted gooseberries and 1 egg white (well beaten). Keep mixing the ingredients till you can see soft peaks on the surface.
Massage your hair with this paste for about 5 minutes. Leave it on for another 25 minutes before washing it off with cold water and shampoo.
2) For Dry Hair
The ingredients required to create a hair mask for dry hair are quite different from the ones mentioned above.
Combine 4 tablespoons of honey with 1 tablespoon of almond paste. Then, add these two ingredients to 2 tablespoons of cream that are slightly fluffy in texture. Apply the mixture directly on to your scalp and smear it all along the length of the hair strand. Keep the paste on for a minimum of 30 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water and shampoo.
3) For Smooth Hair
Just because you have smooth and well moisturized hair does not mean that it requires no care. You can keep your smooth hair nourished and healthy by applying the following hair mask twice a month.
Separate an egg into the yolk and the white portion. To the yolk, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of almond juice and 1 tablespoon of honey. To the white portion, add 4 tablespoons of flat beer and beat the mixture for a couple of minutes.
Apply the two mixtures on your hair separately. The mixture containing the yolk should come in direct contact with the scalp. Leave both the mixtures on for a period of 30-40 minutes. Use a fragrant shampoo to wash off the mixture and get rid of the pungent smell of eggs.