10 Best Hair Masks That Require Only 1 Ingredient

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We understand your dilemma; after a long day of surviving the concrete jungle, no one has the energy to mix up a hair care recipe using 7 sacred ingredients. This is why most of us brush hair when it’s nearly matted and shampoo it when you can see birds eying it for a perfect nesting ground. However, your hair deserves better care, especially after chemical treatments, heating tools, and split ends. Fortunately, hair care is low maintenance if you know what you really need. To address real problems like frizz and dullness, all your hair needs is one deep conditioning ingredient that might already be there in your kitchen. Here is a list of ingredients that can heal your hair from within and reverse the damage in no time. Read on to know them all!

1. Mayonnaise

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Who would have thought that the ingredient that makes everything delicious could be the secret recipe to make your hair shine! You can use it as a hair conditioner to tame frizz and keep your hair from getting static (1). But for best results, make it on your own (to be sure of the ingredients). Take half a cup of mayo and apply it to the length of your hair. Let it sit for 30 to 40 minutes before rinsing. Using this once a week is good enough to give you gorgeous hair.

2. Coconut Milk

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You must have read about how great coconut oil is for all hair types. Aside from nourishing and protecting hair, coconut milk may also help with hair growth and soften dry or damaged locks. Coconut milk’s lauric acid enters hair strands and provides nourishment from the inside out (2). Take two teaspoons of fresh coconut cream and apply it to the hair and scalp. Leave it on for two hours before bedtime and sleep with the hair mask on. In the morning, use a light shampoo to clean your hair.

3. Aloe Vera

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Using fresh aloe Vera is a great way to prevent hair loss and keep your scalp and strands moisturized (3). First, scoop the fresh gel off a leaf and paste it with the help of a blender. Then, apply it to the scalp and hair and rinse with water after an hour.

4. Olive Oil

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Olive oil is one of the best hydrating oils for all hair types. Since it can penetrate and seal in moisture. Massage 4 teaspoons of olive oil to the scalp to create a simple overnight hair mask. Rinse off with a gentle shampoo after letting this sit overnight.

5. Fresh Cream

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For dry and damaged hair, fresh cream is an excellent moisturizer. The desi malai’s healthy fats soften and protect hair from breaking. Take ½ cup of fresh malai and generously apply it to your hair to make a mask. Rinse with a gentle wash after letting it sit for an hour.

6. Avocado

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There’s nothing avocado can’t do for your hair. It’s rich in fatty acids, oils, and nutrients that feed the hair and scalp while adding shine and smoothness to the strands (4). Make a mask out of one avocado by removing the seed and chopping it into a paste. Apply the paste to wet hair for best results, and then rinse thoroughly after 20 minutes.

7. Egg Whites

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The high protein content of egg whites makes them excellent ingredients for repairing damaged hair. Simply whisk two egg whites into a frothy consistency and apply to hair and scalp as needed. Keep it for 20 minutes and rinse with a cleansing shampoo.

8. Ghee

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Fatty acids present in pure ghee strengthen hair and scalp while reducing frizz. Desi ghee is believed to prevent hair loss as well. It may be applied to the hair like a hair mask. Let it sit for some time, then wash it away with a mild shampoo.

9. Bananas

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Hair softening and smoothing properties can be attributed to the fruit’s high potassium content. Broken ends, dry hair, and fizz are also prevented by the nourishing properties of bananas. Take 1 to 2 ripe bananas, depending on the length of your hair, and mash them together in a bowl. Make sure it is a paste before putting it on your hair; otherwise, washing it out might be a problem. Once it is a smooth paste, coat your hair with it at full length. After 20 minutes, lather up with a light shampoo and towel and dry your hair.

10. Honey

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Honey is an excellent ingredient since it softens the hair and thoroughly moisturizes it. All you have to do is, apply a couple teaspoons of honey to your hair if it tends to get frizzy. Then, rinse as normal after letting it sit for 20 minutes. You can also let it sit overnight on your hair if it is too damaged, but make sure you wear a firm shower cap to protect your pillow and sheets from the honey stain.

So, now that you know what you need to reverse your frizzy hair, nothing can stop you from flaunting gorgeous hair! The best part is that these ingredients are not expensive, and you can always count on them to make your hair feel better. Make sure you do a patch test to see if you are allergic to these ingredients. Which of these remedies will you try first? Let us know in the comments section! Have a happy hair day!

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Indrani Karmakar
Indrani KarmakarSenior Social Writer
Indrani is a writer and artist who likes to add a dash of humor to everything she does. She has two years of experience in writing articles across beauty, health, and lifestyle genres. After graduating in Political Science from Calcutta University, she took a detour into the world of creativity and discovered her knack for social writing, advertising, designing, and doodling.

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