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7 Pregnancy-safe DIY Hair Masks That Moisturise And Rejuvenate Your Dry Hair

7 Pregnancy-safe DIY Hair Masks That Moisturise And Rejuvenate Your Dry Hair

Let’s be real for a moment! Not all expecting mamas are blessed with thick and full hair during pregnancy. Thanks to overdrive in their hormonal levels, some experience dryness, frizziness, hair breakage, and even volume loss. While reaching for a hair mask would seem like the perfect idea to tackle these hair woes and add a dollop of moisture to your strands, most products in the market contain harmful chemicals like sulphates, considered unsafe during pregnancy.

But don’t worry, thankfully there’s a fix for this! Rather than spending hours on the internet to find a pregnancy-safe product, you can make your own hair mask with ingredients you probably already have around your house. DIY hair masks are perfect for soothing and repairing your cuticles, and can also be customised according to your specific hair type, whether it’s frizzy, dry, oily, or fine. 

We have compiled a list of the best DIY hair masks that actually work to tackle your pregnancy hair woes and ensure that your strands receive a heavy dose of TLC to boost shine, volume, and lustre. Take a look!

7 Best Pregnancy-safe DIY Hair Masks

7 Best Pregnancy-safe DIY Hair Masks
Banana is protein-rich and helps restore your hair health / Image credit: Freepik

Banana, Honey, Egg, And Olive Oil Hair Mask

Hair thinning is a common pregnancy woe, and this protein-packed hair mask helps tackle that concern effectively. Both bananas and eggs are amino acid-enriched and can help enhance elasticity, strengthen, and add thickness to your hair. Additionally, olive oil can plump your strands, and make your hair look fuller. 

You will need:

  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2-3 tablespoons of honey
  • Half a cup of your hair conditioner

Directions:

  • Blend all the ingredients until pureed.
  • Fully coat your hair with the treatment mask.
  • Leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water.

Avocado, Honey, And Olive Oil Hair Mask

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can make your hair frizzy and hard to manage. Counteract this issue with an olive oil and avocado hair mask, which are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, and work to smoothen your strands and add shine. Also, the benefits of this hair mask don’t stop with your strands. It helps rejuvenate and moisturise your scalp and prevent build-up and dandruff as well.

You will need:

  • Half an avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 drops of essential oil of your choice (for instance, peppermint oil, tea tree oil)

Directions:

  • Stir the ingredients until they are fully combined.
  • Apply to wet hair using your fingertips, starting at the bottom, and then working your way up.
  • Wrap your hair into a bun and cover it with a shower cap.
  • Leave the hair mask for about 10-20 minutes, and then shampoo.

Apple Cider Vinegar And Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Apple Cider Vinegar And Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Coconut oil stimulates your hair cuticles and encourages healthy hair growth / Image credit: Freepik

This hair mask can help keep your hair healthy and moisturised and keep dullness at bay. While apple cider vinegar clarifies your hair’s outer layer to boost shine, coconut oil works to repair your hair cuticles and encourage strong and healthy hair growth.

You will need:

  • 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil 9adjust the quantity based on your hair’s thickness)

Directions:

  • Work the hair mask on your damp hair and leave it on for at least 20 minutes.
  • Shampoo your hair, and then lock in moisture with a conditioner.

Coconut Oil And Cinnamon Hair Mask

During pregnancy, your body goes through a lot of hormonal fluctuations, and that may result in hair fall and reduced hair growth. You can try this cinnamon-based hair mask, which is an anti-microbial spice to stimulate blood circulation and promote hair growth and strength. Coconut oil can help fight off dandruff flakes, and also boost shine and lustre.

You will need:

  • 2-3 tablespoons of cinnamon powder
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

Directions:

  • Blend the ingredients together.
  • Apply the mask to your roots and part, and massage it into your scalp.
  • Let it sit for 30-45 minutes and then rinse it off with a shampoo.

Green Tea And Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

This hair mask combines the antioxidant powers of green tea with the anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties of apple cider vinegar to soothe and moisturise your irritated scalp. You can also use it to tackle scalp infections and dandruff and boost your hair health.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of green tea
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 drops of peppermint oil

Ingredients:

  • Mix all the ingredients well and massage it into your scalp.
  • Let it sit for at least five minutes and then rinse your hair with your shampoo.

Oatmeal, Almond Oil, And Milk Hair Mask

Oatmeal, Almond Oil, And Milk Hair Mask
Oatmeal helps smoothen your hair and keeps frizz at bay / Image credit: Freepik

This hair mask gives your lifeless strands an energising boost and also helps smoothen and ad volume. Both milk and oatmeal pack a punch of protein and help strengthen your strands, and almond oil helps smoothen frizz and encourage healthy hair growth.

You will need:

  • ½ cup of oats
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of almond oil

Directions:

  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Smooth the hair mask all over your hair.
  • Leave it for at least 20-40 minutes.
  • Rinse out the mask with your shampoo and lick in moisture with a conditioner.

Yogurt, Castor Oil, And Coconut Oil

This hair mask is great for deep restoration and you can even use it on a weekly basis. The protein in yogurt help strengthen your weak and dry strands and prevent breakage. Castor oil acts as an emollient, which prevents moisture loss, and helps thicken your strands. 

You will need:

  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of castor oil
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Directions

  • Mix yogurt until smooth and add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
  • Apply the paste to your strands, cover it with a plastic cap, and leave it on for at least an hour.
  • Rinse thoroughly with your shampoo, and lock in moisture with a conditioner.

These DIY hair masks are perfect to deal with your pregnancy hair concerns and can be easily made using the ingredients you find at home. You can customise the components based on your hair woes, and use them at least once or twice a week to rejuvenate your strands and boost shine. 

Also read:

Pregnancy-safe DIY dry shampoos: No shampoo? No problem! Check out these pregnancy-safe dry shampoos that keep your strands voluminous and frizz-free.

Oatmeal face mask during pregnancy: Enhance your skin health with these super-nourishing and hydrating oatmeal face masks. 

Feature image: Freepik.com

23 Nov 2022

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