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7 DIY Hair Mask For Split-Ends And Silky Smooth Hair

Updated: May 18, 2020

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Hair Mask For Split-Ends

Split ends are one of the most common hair problems. They are a sign of damaged hair and make the hair look lifeless, dull and dry. Besides it’s not a kind of hair problem that you can get rid of easily. But don’t you worry anymore. In this article, we are going to share 7 Best DIY Hair Mask For Split Ends. All of these hair mask recipes contain natural ingredients and are very simple to make. But before that let’s have a look at some of the main causes of split ends. 


Main Causes Of Split-Ends

Heat styling: one of the main culprits for split ends is heat styling. The heat from styling products such as flat irons, curlers or even blow dryers can lead to moisture loss, leaving hair dry and damaged. 

Colour treatments: Some people just love a dash of color on their hair, and resort to chemical treatments to have them colored. But coloring hair can lead to dry, brittle hair prone to split ends as the chemicals used in hair colors are harsh.

Aggressive Shampooing: While it is important to keep hair and scalp clean, too much washing can deplete the scalp and hair of its natural oils and thus hair becomes dry and weak. So it is important to use shampoo judiciously and avoid shampoos laden with chemicals.

Excessive combing: too much of anything is bad, and the same goes for combing your hair. Combing or brushing tangled/wet hair leads to breakage and split ends. Always use a wide-tooth comb and never comb wet hair.

Now, let us take a look at some DIY hair mask for split ends


7 DIY Hair Mask For Split-Ends And Silky Smooth Hair

1. Egg Hair Mask For Split-ends

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole egg
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut oil

How to use:

  • Beat the egg in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoon coconut oil to it.
  • Apply the mixture to your scalp, working all the way down to the tips.
  • Wash off with shampoo in about an hour. Do not use hot water.
  • Repeat it 2 times a week.

Coconut oil, being a triglyceride of lauric acid (principal fatty acid), has a high affinity for hair proteins and because of its low molecular weight, is able to penetrate inside the hair shaft. It can reduce protein loss for both undamaged and damaged hair and thus prevents split ends (source). While egg, being an excellent source of protein, is naturally a must-have for repairing damaged hair and split ends. It has vitamin A, E, folate, and biotin which promotes hair growth and improves the strength and thickness of your hair.  

Scientific studies also suggest that vitamin A, E, biotin and, folate are some of the nutrients that stimulate hair growth (source).


2. Avocado Hair Mask For Split-Ends

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized avocado
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

How to use:

  • Mash the avocado properly in a bowl, using a fork.
  • Add two tablespoon olive oil to it and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture to your scalp, working all the way down to the tips.
  • Wash off with shampoo in about an hour. Do not use hot water.
  • Repeat it 2 times a week.

Avocado is a nutrient-dense fruit. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and amino acids, which nourish the hair from within and moisturize dry hair and treat split ends.  While olive oil is rich in antioxidants, protecting the scalp from damage-causing free radicals. It also replenishes the natural oils of your hair. Hence giving soft, smooth and shiny hair.


3. Coconut Milk Hair Mask For Split-Ends

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon Castor oil
  • 2 tablespoon Honey 

How to use:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Apply the mixture to your scalp, working all the way down to the tips.
  • Wash off with shampoo in about an hour. Do not use hot water.
  • Repeat it 2 times a week.

Coconut milk is rich in vitamins and minerals, which nourish the scalp. It is rich in fats that deeply condition the hair and treats dry, damaged and brittle hair. Honey is a humectant, which means that it attracts moisture from the environment and seals it in your hair shaft.  While castor oil contains ricinoleic acid that improves blood circulation in the scalp. Hence stimulating hair growth.


4. Sunflower Oil Hair Mask For Split-Ends

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon Sunflower oil
  • 2 tablespoon almond oil

How to use:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Apply the mixture to your scalp, working all the way down to the tips.
  • You can keep it overnight or wash off with organic shampoo in about an hour. Do not use hot water.
  • Repeat it 2 times a week.

 Sunflower oil is packed with vitamin E, which is known for its antioxidant properties. Vitamin E is important for healthy hair as it strengthens hair and treats split ends. Almond oil conditions the scalp and hair. It contains omega-3 fatty acids that reduce scalp inflammation and helps open up follicles. This allows the hair to grow properly. 


5. Hot Oil Treatment Hair Mask For Split-Ends

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon Coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil

How to use:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Warm the oil mixture gently. Make sure it is not too hot.
  • Use a brush/ comb to detangle your hair. Dip your fingertips in the oil mixture and massage the scalp properly.
  • Apply it to your hair strands also.
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it overnight.
  • Repeat it twice a week.

Hot oil hair treatment is not only relaxing but is also beneficial for hair. This treatment will deeply condition your hair. It also seals the hair cuticles to keep the moisture locked in. This helps treat dry, brittle and frizzy hair and repairs split ends. It also improves scalp circulation. This allows your hair follicles to receive oxygen and other nutrients to stimulate healthy hair growth.


6. Aloe Vera Hair Mask For Split-Ends

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tablespoon Castor oil
  • 2 tablespoon Honey

How to use:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Apply the mixture to your scalp, working all the way down to the tips.
  • Wash off with organic shampoo in about an hour. Do not use hot water.
  • Repeat it 2 times a week.

Aloe vera gel; with its antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, boosts scalp health. Honey exerts emollient, humectant, soothing, and hair conditioning effects (source). Hence reducing frizz and restoring shine. While castor oil perfectly combines with aloe vera gel and honey to strengthen hair and treat split ends.


7. Yogurt Hair Mask For Split-Ends

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoon Honey 

How to use:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Apply the mixture to your scalp, working all the way down to the tips.
  • Wash off with organic shampoo in about an hour. Do not use hot water.
  • Repeat it 2 times a week.

Yogurt has lactic acid, which hydrates the hair strands and acts as a natural conditioner. While avocado oil contains essential fatty acids that provide essential nutrients to hairs and treat split ends.


Conclusion

 Like I mentioned earlier treating damaged hair and split ends is not a week’s job. But you can get rid of it for good if you are trying out the right remedies consistently. So, without wasting any more time make yourself a DIY hair mask for split ends and get strong, healthy and gorgeous hair.

Also, do not forget to share your experience with us in the comments below. 


Hair Mask For Split-Ends

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