8 Hair Hacks That Can Turn You Into a Real-Life Rapunzel

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5 years ago

Rapunzel’s hair was 70 feet, or 840 inches, long and contained more than 100,000 individual strands. It sounds really impressive, especially if you’re taking into account that she probably didn’t use any professional shampoos or hair conditioners. Of course, it might be just a fairy tale, but it’s already been proven that some old-school secrets may be much more beneficial for your hair than any of the modern hair care products.

Bright Side gathered the most effective homemade mask recipes that can actually stimulate hair growth and make your locks look healthy and shiny.

8. Egg and mayo mask

You will need:

  • 1 egg
  • 6 tbsp of mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp of honey

What to do:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Section your hair into 4 parts with clamps.
  • Apply the mixture to each section. After applying, twist the section up and secure it with a clamp.
  • Add a little extra mask to the edges and scalp so that they’re covered well.
  • Cover your hair with plastic wrap to trap all the heat in.
  • Let the mask sit for 15-20 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.

Results: This mask will help you reduce breakage and strengthen the follicles of your hair. It also deeply moisturizes and conditions your hair as well as promotes healthy hair growth.

7. Matcha and coconut milk mask

You will need:

  • 1 tsp of matcha
  • 200 ml of coconut milk
  • 3-4 drops of castor oil

What to do:

  • Mix coconut milk with matcha in a bowl.
  • Part your hair and soak all the parts well with the mixture.
  • Secure your hair with a clip and then put 3-4 drops of the castor oil onto your palms.
  • Gently massage the oil into your scalp with your fingertips.
  • Leave the mask on for about 20 minutes, then rinse it off with your regular shampoo.

Results: This treatment will help you get soft and silky hair by nourishing it with essential minerals. If used 2-3 times a week, it also stimulates hair follicles to make hair grow faster.

6. Onion mask

You will need:

  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 leaf blade of aloe vera

What to do:

  • Blend the onion and then use a sieve to separate the onion water from the paste.
  • Extract aloe gel from the leaf blade.
  • Make a juice mix by blending onion water, aloe gel, and coconut oil together.
  • Apply the mixture to wet your scalp and let it sit for about an hour.
  • Rinse the mask off with warm water.

Results: This recipe will help you treat hair loss or thinning hair. Onion juice also contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which will fight off any scalp issues.

5. Ghee mask

You will need:

  • 2 tbsp of ghee
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

What to do:

  • Mix the ingredients well in a bowl and apply the mask on your hair.
  • Let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes, then rinse it off with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water.

Results: Ghee acts as an excellent natural conditioner for dry and frizzy hair. It also contains nutrients and antioxidants that will help you get rid of split ends.

4. Banana mask

You will need:

  • 1-2 bananas
  • 1-2 tbsp of honey

What to do:

  • Mash the bananas in a bowl to make a paste.
  • Add the honey to your mashed bananas and mix into the paste well.
  • Apply the mixture to clean and slightly damp hair.
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap and wait for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse the mask off using your regular shampoo.

Results: This mask works best on fine or thin hair because it has great strengthening and thickening properties. The potassium in bananas also nourishes your scalp and hair follicles, helps maintain natural hair elasticity, and prevents breakage and split ends.

3. Avocado mask

You will need:

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil

What to do:

  • Mash an avocado in a bowl to get a paste.
  • Add the olive oil to your mashed avocado and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp, make sure that you focus more on the tips of your hair.
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap, then let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with cool water and shampoo.

Results: Both olive oil and avocado have great moisturizing properties, so they’ll leave your hair looking shiny and healthy. Avocado also contains biotin, a vitamin that will reduce damage and make your hair stronger.

2. Flax seed mask

You will need:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp of flax seeds

What to do:

  • Boil the water in a pot and then add the flax seeds to it.
  • Continue boiling on a low-medium heat until the water becomes thick.
  • Set the pot aside to cool down.
  • Once the mixture thickens, apply it to your hair and leave it for about an hour.
  • Wash your hair with your regular shampoo.

Results: Flax seeds are high in Omega-3 fatty acids which will nourish your hair and increase its elasticity. This mask can also reduce dandruff, eczema, and other skin conditions.

1. Coconut oil mask

You will need:

  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel
  • 3-4 drops of lavender oil

What to do:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Apply the mixture from your roots to your ends.
  • Cover your head with a towel and leave it for an hour.
  • Rinse the mask off with warm water.

Results: This mask works wonders on nourishing, conditioning, and shining up your hair. It also reduces hair loss and combats scalp infections.

Bonus: How to curl your hair with dish sponges

Do you know any other ways to make your hair look shiny and healthy? What is your favorite DIY hair mask? Share your experience with us in the comments!


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