Your hair plays a vital role in the way you look so there is no wonder that you strive to keep it healthy and shiny. Unfortunately, there are plenty of factors that affect your hair, such as polluted air, poor diet, and excess care products.
Even though a change in your lifestyle may help you regain the lost vitality of your hair, sometimes doing this change may be near to impossible. Therefore, you opt for many commercial products and treatments which promise to regenerate the hair and make it strong and shiny again.
But all of these items also contain a wide array of chemicals, which can damage the hair even more. Instead of opting for them, you can try natural DIY masks to help your hair be healthy again. Not to mention that besides the beauty benefits, this solution is also cost effective.
Ripe Papaya, Coconut Milk, and Honey
One of the best combinations for a hydrating mask that also encourages hair growth is made of ripe papaya, coconut milk, and honey.
The first ingredient is a fruit which contains high amounts of nutrients such as vitamin A, magnesium, beta-carotene, potassium, vitamin C, and copper. All of these contribute to the growth of healthy hair and makes it smooth. When it comes to hair care, another benefit of ripe papaya is the fact that it keeps dandruff away, by preventing the buildup of oil and impurities on your scalp. If your hair is lifeless and dull, you can also use this fruit as an excellent hair conditioner.
Coconut milk is another essential ingredient to this mask because it is rich in vitamin E and fats, which will strengthen your hair. One of the main advantages of this type of milk is that it penetrates deep into each shaft, nourishing it in deeply and supporting hair growth. For this reason, some people massage their scalp with coconut milk before washing their hair, to encourage hair growth. This ingredient also gives your hair a shiny look.
Do you want a softer hair? Honey is the right solution for this. The “liquid gold” is a natural emollient, which makes the hair smooth and healthy, nourishing it into its depths. No wonder why so many hair care products contain honey extracts.
DIY Hair Mask
- ½ cup of ripe papaya
- ¼ cup of coconut milk
- One teaspoon of honey
How to prepare it:
Peel the ripe papaya, cut it into cubes and then put it in a blender. Add the coconut milk and honey, and then blend until you obtain a smooth paste.
After you shampooed your hair, apply the mask on your damp hair. Put a shower cap on and stay like this for approximately 30-40 minutes. After this, rinse the mask with warm or lukewarm water (never hot water).
For best results, you are advised to use this DIY papaya mask 1 or 2 times per week. However, it is critical not to shampoo your hair after applying the mask, because it works as a conditioner.