Give your hair some extra loving care with these homemade hair mask recipes.

Give your hair some extra loving care with these homemade hair mask recipes.

One of the best ways to upgrade your haircare routine at home is to start using a hair mask, whether you purchase one or go the DIY route. If you use a hydrating or nourishing hair treatment once a week, you’ll find that you can rid your mane of style woes such as split ends, breakage, dullness, dryness and frizz.

With any one of the below hair masks, gently towel-dry your mane, then apply the rich concoction to the scalp through the mid-lengths until the ends of your hair. Wrap your locks up in a hot towel to get the most out of your hair treatment and relax for a couple of hours to let the nutrients penetrate your damaged, brittle or frizzy hair. To finish, rinse thoroughly.

1. Hair repair with honey mask

Goal: To repair hair damage. Honey is a humectant and is believed to seal in moisture and protect against humidity, so you can ditch damaged locks in favour of a smooth, sleek style.

Recipe: ¼ cup honey; ½ cup yogurt; 2 tablespoons olive oil; Mix together.

In-store option: Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Mask, 300 mL

2. Hair nourishment with avocado oil mask & shea butter mask

Goal: To nourish hair. Avocado oil and shea butter may offer deep conditioning for long-lasting moisture and shine. They may also work to reduce moisture loss. An avocado oil and shea butter mask is optimal if you want to achieve soft hair.

Recipe: 1 ripe avocado (scoop the flesh into a blender and puree); ¼ cup raw shea butter; 2 tbsps sweet almond oil or your favourite essential oil; Mix together.

In-store option: Garnier Whole Blends Avocado Oil & Shea Butter Mask, 300 mL

3. Hair smoothing with coconut hair mask & cocoa butter mask

Goal: To smooth and hydrate hair—especially for women with a thick or unruly hair.

Recipe: 2 tbsps cocoa butter and 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted together; 1 tbsp jojoba oil; Mix together. Once the mask starts to solidify, whip the mixture until it has the texture of whipped cream.

In-store option: Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Leave-In Conditioner, 300 mL

4. Taming frizz with coconut hair mask & vanilla hair mask

Goal: To moisturize dry hair. Coconut water can be extremely hydrating, which may make it excellent for combating frizz, while vanilla essential oil is full of antioxidants, which may protect the hair against environmental aggressors.

Recipe: 1 egg yolk (whisked); ½ cup yogurt; 1 tbsp vanilla essential oil; ¼ cup coconut water; Mix together.

In-store option: Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk Mask, 300 mL