4 Recipes For Healthy Hair
The reason why your hair ends are splitting could be improper care, including overly aggressive brushing, and the lack of hydration and nutrition of your hair.
In any case, homemade masks will help you to make your hair stronger, softer and healthier in general. Such kinds of masks could be applied on the split ends, as well as on the entire hair length, especially when your hair is extra dry and damaged.
Coconut Oil Mask
Because of its chemical composition, coconut oil penetrates right into the hair, nourishing and restoring it. To enhance this capability of coconut oil, it is recommended to mix it with all sorts of gels and serums, including affordable face treatment products. The best option is to mix coconut oil with aloe vera gel or, for example, with moisturizing hyaluronic acid.
Mix liquid, but not hot coconut oil with any chosen gel in the approximate proportions of one to two (one part gel, two parts coconut oil), apply on hair ends and be sure to wear either a shower cap or wrap hair in a plastic bag so that the gel is not frozen. Leave the mask on hair for 2-3 hours, but it is better to leave the mask in overnight.
Linseed Oil Mask
Linseed oil, unlike coconut, practically does not penetrate deep into the hair, remaining on its surface and protecting it from the external impact. It is much better to make hair conditioners with linseed oil as there is no need to keep this kind of a mask on your hair for a long time. The easiest way to use linseed oil for split ends is to apply several drops on slightly damp ends.
If you would like to try something elaborate, prepare for your hair oatmeal jelly with linseed oil. Soak 2-3 tablespoons of oatmeal or oat flour in half of a cup of hot water for 20-30 minutes, then strain the brew carefully.
Combine the resulting oat pudding with a teaspoon of linseed oil and apply it on slightly damp hair or only on the split ends after washing for 10-15 minutes; wrap your hair in a plastic bag or wear a shower cap if it is possible. Rinse this kind of a conditioner with water without using shampoo.
If you don’t want to bother to cook oatmeal jelly, replace it with the same aloe vera gel.
Vinegar with Honey Mask
For this kind of a mask it is better to use natural vinegar only. Mix a quarter of a cup of vinegar with water and dissolve one teaspoon of honey in the mixture.
Moisten slightly damp hair ends in this solution, leave the vinegar-honey mixture on hair for 5-7 minutes and rinse properly. If the hair seems sticky of the honey, wash them with a neutral shampoo and finish with a conditioner from any recipe above (for example).
Protein with Gelatin Mask
Prepare gelatin, as it is said in the instruction, but adding less water, about a third less. Instead of water you can use decoctions of herbs or green tea. Add whipped egg whites to gelatin in the ratio of one to three (three parts of gelatin and one of protein). If you have very dry and damaged hair, you can add some coconut and/or linseed oil to this mask.
Apply a ready mask on split ends or on the full length, but leave out the roots of your hair. Leave the mask on your hair for 20-30 minutes (you could wear a shower cap) and then rinse properly. Using shampoo is not necessary.
However, do not forget that homemade masks for split ends are to prevent the splitting, but not to restore the already split hair. In this case, scissors or silicone serum could help you more. The latter will provide a nice visual effect, but the serums will not help to solve the split hair problem.