Summer can be harsh on your hair and skin, especially if you’re constantly on the go! However, a lot of women tend to pay most attention on their skin, leaving their hair care to their shampoos and conditioners. Being negligent with your hair in this abrasive heat may cause serious damage. By the time you realize it, the ship has sailed and you’ve to chop your once lush locks to prevent further damage.But worry not, as we have for you 7 DIY summer hair treatments that will not only prevent sun damage, but also nourish your hair from within. Bonus? They are all chemical-free and inexpensive!
1. Egg and olive oil hair mask
Mix two tablespoons olive oil with a tablespoon of white vinegar and an egg white. Apply this mixture to your hair generously. Let it sit for about 20 minutes and wash it off with your regular shampoo. This treatment moisturizes your hair instantly and is great for dry summer hair!
2. Banana hair mask
Mash a banana and add a tablespoon of olive oil and three tablespoons of mayonnaise to it. Apply this mixture from the roots to the tips of your hair, concentrating on the roots, and leave it on for about a half hour. Wash it off with your regular shampoo, followed by a good conditioner. This hair mask is not just moisturizing, but also cuts down frizz.
3. Strawberry hair mask
Mash about 8-10 strawberries and add three tablespoons of mayonnaise to it. Mix this mixture well. Apply it generously to wet hair and leave it on for about 15 minutes, after which, shampoo it off. This will give deep nourishment to your hair, making it soft and shiny. Perfect for your day out under the sun.
4. Avocado and coconut milk hair mask
Mash a ripe avocado and add half a cup of coconut milk. Mix three teaspoons of olive oil to it. Let this mixture sit in a preheated pan for about 20-25 seconds and apply it from the roots of your hair to the end. Keep it on for 30 minutes or longer, and then wash it off as you normally would. This hair mask will provide deep conditioning and nourishment to your locks, and will also help make you hair strong.
5. Coconut oil hair mask
Mix two tablespoons of coconut oil, one tablespoon jojoba oil (or olive oil) and three drops of peppermint essential oil. Massage this mixture into your scalp and hair and let it sit. Shampoo and condition your hair after about 20-30 minutes. This hair mask will deeply condition your hair and scalp to give you beautiful, healthy hair.
6. Anti-dandruff hair mask
Many women experience problems due to dandruff in the summer months because their scalp either gets too oily or too dry. To make an anti-dandruff hair treatment at home, grate half a ginger in 2 cups of water and boil it in a pan till it is reduced to the size of a cup. Add a tablespoon each of olive oil and lemon juice into the brew and apply it to your scalp till it dries. Once it dries, shampoo and condition as you would normally. Say bye-bye to those annoying and embarrassing flakes!
7. Egg yolk and honey hair mask
Mix 2-3 egg yolks with liquid honey in nearly equal proportions, depending on your hair length, and massage well into your hair and scalp. Let it sit for about 20 minutes, then wash it off as you would normally. This pack will deeply condition your hair, stimulate the roots and soothe and hydrate the scalp.