A woman’s personality is defined by her looks and attire and by her soft and healthy hair. But due to the unhealthy environment, we experience dryness, dandruff, damaged hair, itchy scalp, hair fall, etc.
Hence if you need to maintain your beauty, you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle as well as a healthy beauty regime.
Today we will be only focussing on how to pamper our hairs for its healthy growth so as to get that gorgeous model-like tresses.
Various treatments and hair care products are available in the market. One of them is a haircare mask. By applying an overnight hair mask, we can add numerous nutrients to our hair, thereby providing them strength, shine, and growth while we sleep. Now the challenge is that all these hair mask products are pretty expensive. Again you are not sure which one will suit your hair or not.
So what’s the solution? Don’t worry, my female readers. We know you all have a busy lifestyle and can’t spare much of your time. We are here to save your hard-earned money plus getting you the best haircare mask tips that are well within our reach, less time-consuming, and delivers superb results.
Please continue reading to know about eight unique overnight homemade hair masks that can give any Hollywood actress a run for their money. With some everyday kitchen ingredients such as fruits, eggs, and olive oil, we can (DIY) make several hair masks.
8 Advantages of using Homemade Overnight Hair Masks
The best thing about an overnight hair mask is that you don’t have to bother about your healthy hair growth now and then. Just apply and go to sleep. Wash your hair in the morning. Some other attractive benefits of using overnight mask are-
- They are budget-friendly
- Very easy to prepare.
- They contain all-natural ingredients for hydration
- Chemical-free deep conditioning procedure
- Negligible use of any heat treatments,
- Excellent hair growth, hair repair, minimizes many hair ailments
- Gives a glossy shine
- it tames frizz and reduces tangles and knots
Learn to Make Your Own | Do-It-Yourself Overnight Hair Masks
Here are some DIY hair mask recipes, according to different types of hair:
Hair Masks for Dry & Damaged Hair
Your love for styles will lead to numerous chemical and heat treatments on your hairs. These heat styling and blow-drying can damage your follicles over time. Fortunately, suitable overnight masks with natural ingredients shall help you protect your hair.
It will restore the damage, and promote hair growth. As a standard rule, these overnight hair masks should be used once or twice a week.
Olive Oil, Egg Yolks, and Aloe Vera Hair Mask
As an ingredient, olive oil has moisturizing and softening properties.
Aloe Vera, on the other hand, cleans the hair follicle and promotes hair growth. The 3rd ingredient, i.e., Egg yolk, helps in the nourishment of the hair. To make an overnight mask take two tbsp of Olive oil with one teaspoon of fresh aloe Vera (can use gel instead) and two egg yolks in the mixing bowl.
Blend them all until medium consistency. With your fingertips’ help, massage the scalp with the ready mask for around 15 to 20 minutes. After that, make a bun on the top of your head, wear a shower cap, and wash it in the morning. You can use a herbal shampoo while taking a shower. What you get- are healthy and beautiful tresses with this super nourishing hair mask.
Coconut Oil, Yogurt, And Vitamin E Hair Mask
Coconut oil is an essential ingredient in making most hair masks. Add beaten yogurt with two tablespoons of warm coconut oil in a bowl. Add vitamin E by using two capsules in the given mixture. Blend everything till you get a medium consistency smooth hair mask.
You need to apply this excellent hair mask to your scalp very gently. Wear a cap to avoid stings to your bedding and go to sleep. Wash it off the following day.
Hair Masks for dry, frizzy hairs
Here, you will require an overnight hair mask that’s deeply hydrating and refreshing for hair growth.
Castor Oil, Banana, And Beer Hair Mask
Use Castor oil for frizzy hair. Castor oil has the characteristics of making the tresses soft and lustrous. Banana has anti-microbial properties. Beer is a rich source of protein that can add sines to your locks.
What you need to do is to mash the bananas ( for vitamins), add half a Cup of beer with few drops of honey (for antioxidants), and two teaspoons of Castor oil in a bowl.
Remember, you can increase or decrease the ingredients according to your hair length.
Apply the mixture to your scalp and massage it for 10-15 minutes. Then wrap a hot towel around your hair. Leave it overnight and rinse it off the next day with a mild shampoo.
Hair Mask for dry hair in less time.
If you are in a hurry, you can use only 2 ingredients, i.e., banana and honey, in your hair mask mixture.
This particular hair mask will add moisture to your hair and promote hair growth. Take one ripe mashed banana.
Add ½ tbsp. Honey and mix them. Please apply to your scalp and wash it off in the morning.
Hair Mask For Oily hair
For these kinds of hair, one must use the following overnight mask once every two weeks.
Green Tea and Essential Oil Hair Mask
People with oily scalps need an ingredient with antioxidant properties to remove impurities from the hair. Green tea is a perfect ingredient in such cases, to be used as a hair mask.
Just take 2-4 spoons of green tea and add them to one glass of boiling water. You can also add few drops of essential oil such as lemon. After a few minutes, allow the concoction to cool down completely.
Then apply the ready mask for at least an hour or so. You can leave the cover overnight also. Wash it off in the morning. This hair mask also prevents hair fall, increases hair growth, and fight dandruff.
Fuller’s Earth, Amla ( Indian Gooseberry), and Reetha Hair Mask
A ubiquitous DIY hair mask for hair growth is made from fuller earth amla and Reetha. In a bowl, take boiling water, add four spoons of Fuller’earth along with 2 tbsp. Of Reetha and Amla.
Mix them well and let them cool down. Apply the pack overnight on your scalp. Wash in the morning. This Super hair mask is ideal for hair growth and shine.
Correct ways of using an overnight hair mask
Before making a hair mask, ensure the ingredients you are using go well with your hair type and texture. After preparing the mask, follow this process for correct application.
- Wash your hairs and dry out excess water by using a microfiber towel.
- Divide the strands into sections/parts by using hair clips. This would help you in better management of your hairs.
- Apply the mask by massaging it in circular motions from the root to the end of your hair. The idea is to coat each strand.
- Once the application is complete, brush it with a wide wooden comb for equal distribution of masks all over your head.
- If needed, make a top bun and then cover your head with a bonnet or a cap. It would help if you also covered your pillow with a hand towel to avoid spillage.
- The following day, wash your hair with lukewarm water with a mild or herbal shampoo.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it okay if I apply a hair mask to wet hair?
It totally depends on the hair mask ingredients. In case if the mask is water-based, then it can be applied to wet hairs but if you are using an oily mask, then opt for dry hairs.
Should we shampoo our hair before a hair mask?
Yes, it’s recommended. Applying shampoo removes dirt from your hairs. The application of a hair mask on a clean scalp is much more rewarding.
Is it safe to use an overnight hair mask safe?
Hair masks are safe to use with a few exceptions:
Avoid an overnight mask that contains lots of proteins. It could result in breakage.
Another ingredient to avoid is apple cider vinegar. It can take away protein from your hair if kept on you for a long time.
It’s important to remember that some ingredients can make hair limp, heavy, or prone to breakage if kept for more than 2-3 hours.
Overnight hair masks can give you fantastic hair growth results. Moreover, they add a glossy shine to dull hair. Removes frizzes, helps in repairs, and moistures hair.
All the above-listed recipes can be used as overnight hair treatments mask. Just a few simple ingredients and you are ready with a homemade mask that ensures no side effects than commercial products in the market.
Please note- even after using a series of hair masks, if there is no improvement in your hair growth, then check the problem with your hairstylist or dermatologist.