I am a big advocate for deep conditioning treatments and hair masks. Hair masks are very effective in adding moisture, strength, softness, and shine to your hair. They allow for deep penetration of nutrients needed for hair thickening, hair growth, and nourishment ultimately resulting in healthy locks. Some of the best thickening hair products can be made at home yourself. Homemade hair treatments such as masks give you control over what you’re putting on your fine strands and scalp. They also provide a lot of fun as you are able to experiment with different natural ingredients such as fruit, essential oils, and organic extracts. To improve effectiveness and to optimize results, use the following recipes at least once a week.
Thickening and Nourishing Recipe
Take one ripe banana and mash creating a thick consistency, mix in one egg and blend until smooth, use a hand mixer if possible. Add one half cup of flat beer, then a tablespoon of honey, and blend for a creamy consistency. Apply the conditioning mask generously ensuring that you’ve applied to all of your hair as well as the scalp. Let this sit on your hair for a few hours and then use a mild shampoo when ready to wash out.
Natural Protein Recipe for Thicker Hair
Use this all-natural conditioner to pump up the volume on those fine locks by applying plain mayonnaise with a beaten egg. To add some moisture, mix in a little honey and olive oil (about a tablespoon of each). Let this sit on your main for 30 minutes and shampoo it out with a moisturizing shampoo. Remember that this recipe has quite a bit of protein which can make the hair a little stiff and hard. It is critical that after shampooing that you proceed with a moisturizing conditioner. This ensures that you won’t experience dryness which can lead to breakage.
Does your tresses have frizz? Don’t worry this recipe is sure to have those frizzies tamed in no time! To make this de-frizz mask take ½ cup of honey, ½ cup of yogurt and one tablespoon of almond oil. Combine the ingredients together and massage in to hair from root to ends. Let this sit for twenty minutes before washing out with a mild shampoo.
Egg and Beer Homemade Hair Mask
Yep, here’s another recipe that calls for beer. Why beer? Beer has properties that help to thicken thin hair, gives the appearance of fullness with volume, and succulence! It also contains proteins that provide shine as well as make the hair look healthy! Take one egg and separate the yoke from the white. Using only the yolk, blend with about 50ML of beer, ensuring that they are mixed very well. Apply to damp hair, cover with a plastic shower cap, wrap head with a towel and let sit for 30 minutes. Then shampoo the mixture out, rinse well, and proceed with applying a moisturizing conditioner.
Tip: Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.