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Sami­ra Ase­man­far, own­er of the hair mask bar The­B­root, teach­es us how to treat our hair woes the nat­u­ral way, and shares some reme­dies for organ­ic DIY at-home treat­ments.

1. Brit­tle Hair
“Add pro­tein to your diet,” sug­gests Ase­man­far. “Eggs, poul­try, or beans will help keep your hair strong and grow­ing.”

2. Fine Hair

If you have thin hair, banana, egg, and oils work won­ders. “The banana is one of nature’s best reme­dies, while the egg is a mighty pro­tein that will give your hair the strength, shine, vol­ume, and tex­ture of your dreams. Oils add strength and mois­ture.”

Strength­en­ing Hair Mask
Ingre­di­ents:
— 1/2 Banana
— 1 Egg
— 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
— 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
— 1 tbsp. Hon­ey
— 2 oz. H20

Direc­tions:
Mix all ingre­di­ents in blender; apply and leave on for 30 to 45 min or 15 to 20 min with a ther­mal heat cap; thouroug­ly rin­se out all mix­ture from hair; wash with sham­poo; con­di­tion and do a final rin­se with cool water close the hair cuti­cle to seal in the mois­ture.

3. Hair Loss

Vit­a­mins B-6 and B-12 should be your new best friends if you want to get your hair’s growth cycle back in gear. Eat dairy and meat prod­ucts such as milk, yogurt, and poul­try to get those B ben­e­fits.

4. Frizzy Hair

“Rin­se with the cold­est water you can bear, close the hair cuti­cle,” says Ase­man­far. “This will make hair look sleek and helps tame frizz for a smoother fin­ish.”

5. Split Ends

“Straight hair is prone to split ends and should be treat­ed gen­tly,” says Ase­man­far. “Brush out your hair before wet­ting and apply­ing any treat­ment to pre­vent knots and break­age.”

6. Coarse Hair

May­on­naise and avo­ca­dos are nat­u­ral deep con­di­tion­ers that will give your scalp a lit­tle TLC, in addi­tion to pro­mot­ing hair growth.

Rehy­drat­ing Hair Mask
Ingre­di­ents:
— 1/2 Avo­cado
— 1/4 cup May­on­naise
— 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
— 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
— 1 tbsp. Hon­ey
— 2 oz. H20

Direc­tions:
Mix all ingre­di­ents in blender; apply and leave on for 30 to 45 min or 15 to 20 min with a ther­mal heat cap; thouroug­ly rin­se out all mix­ture from hair; wash with sham­poo; con­di­tion and do a final rin­se with cool water close the hair cuti­cle to seal in the mois­ture.

7. Dry Hair

“Try adding a lit­tle bit of hon­ey to your con­di­tion­er as a rem­e­dy,” sug­gests Ase­man­far. “It is a humec­tant that will seal in mois­ture and deliv­er the deep cleanse your hair is crav­ing.”

8. Oily Hair

Stay away from apply­ing too much of any pro­duct to the scalp, as it caus­es over­pro­duc­tion of oils. Also, keep clear of any deep con­di­tion­ing products—a basic con­di­tion­er in small quan­ti­ties added to the ends of hair will do the trick.

9. Dry Scalp

Try using the ter­ri­fic trio of oils (coconut, jojoba, olive) to send an itchy scalp and dan­druff pack­ing.

10. All Hair Types

Lets be real: Every­one has hair issues! “You’ll usu­al­ly find that the peo­ple who embrace their hair’s nat­u­ral char­ac­ter­is­tics [tex­ture, body, and col­or] have much health­ier locks,” says Ase­man­far. “Avoid harsh chem­i­cal process­es that per­ma­nent­ly alter your hair, and embrace organ­ic ways to bring out the best in your tress­es!”

Gen­er­al Main­te­nance Hair Mask
Ingre­di­ents:
— 1/2 cup May­on­naise
— 1 Egg
— 2 tbsp. Hon­ey
— 1 oz. H20

Direc­tions:
Mix all ingre­di­ents in blender; apply and leave on for 30 to 45 min or 15 to 20 min with a ther­mal heat cap; thouroug­ly rin­se out all mix­ture from hair; wash with sham­poo; con­di­tion and do a final rin­se with cool water close the hair cuti­cle to seal in the mois­ture.

This is a great list! Ladies, do you have any reme­dies to add :)

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lyd

I’d like to know if I can use the mayo that we eat.

Kelsi Briana

Yes, you can use gro­cery store mayo.

Janet Diaz

The­se are real­ly help­ful. Thank you so much for the tips. The­se are so sim­ple and easy to try. Hair loss occurs when your hair didn’t get suf­fi­cient nutri­ents, when there is hor­mon­al imbal­ance, or some oth­er med­ica­tion prob­lems. The­se tips can strength­en and shine your hair and also reduces hair fall. Thank you.

Aya

I love mayo,coconut oil and black cas­tor oil. My sta­ple deep con­di­tion­er
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Has your order arrived yet? Can you keep up post­ed on if it works or not? I would like to try it but I need some proof. lol

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Hi Jen­nifer,

I’m still try­ing to see what’ work­ing for me. HHG!

Clementina

Split ends if not treat­ed and it’s brushed pro­motes break­age because the tip of the hair is now thin. However,to detan­gle the hair comb from tip to mid- strand then to the root of the hair.

LC

How often do you rec­om­mend­ed using the­se hair mask? My hair is fine and is start­ing to break off bad.

Christian

I’ve tried the “Rehy­drat­ing Hair Mask” with the Avo­cado before but I quick­ly and painful­ly found out I’m actu­al­ly aller­gic to Avo­cado. I was won­der­ing if any­one would hap­pen to know if there is any­thing I could sub­sti­tute the avo­cado with that is still hydrat­ing?

Vanessa

Use bananas. Make sure you strain out the banana bits to pre­vent them from get­ting stuck in your hair, or use banana baby food.

Christian

Thanks a lot,I shall try that.

rahana

the health of your hair starts from with­in.. instead of putting the ingre­di­ents on your hair.. eat it instead!

Nicholasa

Who in the world even has straight hair not this Black girl!

Ariana

Lol! Straight is the shape of our hair fol­li­cle which is why when it grows it curls like a rib­bon and also why it is more sen­si­tive to brush­ing and comb­ing.
Weird. Peo­ple with straight hair actu­al­ly have round hair fol­li­cles so when it gets dam­aged you don’t notice as much! ?

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Yes,egg is good for hair.Egg also pre­vents the hair from get­ting grey.Thanks.

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Char

Where can we find the ingre­di­ents? I nev­er pur­chase any­thing to con­sume with­out first know­ing what in it. Thanks in advance.

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Joy Jones

I tried the egg and mayo mask before but it didn’t work :( I think my hair just hap­pens to be very picky. My trou­ble is with mois­ture it just won’t stay locked in.

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It’s great to have a list like this for ref­er­ence. Thanks for shar­ing your research. It’s the first one I’ve seen that’s so com­pre­hen­sive.

Dani
Anoth­er thing that i’ve found helps me with frizz and sin­gle strand knots is flax seed gel. I just final­ly tried it after hear­ing alot of good reviews on it and i can see why so many like it! My hair when­ev­er i use store bought gels is defined but crunchy! No mat­ter if i put leave in con­di­tion­er before or after and dipped my head in a buck­et of oil my hair was still a crunchy mess! Lol i pret­ty much gave up on gels until i tried this. I get the def­i­n­i­tion am look­ing for with a soft… Read more »
Joan B. in S. C.

Please tell me in what sec­tion of the dol­lar stores I need to look to find flax seed. Thanks, Dani!

Ev`Yan

Am I the only one who can­not do may­on­naise masks? I tried it once because peo­ple can’t stop talk­ing about its ben­e­fits, & as I was rins­ing it out of my hair, I couldn’t stop gag­ging. I hate may­on­naise in gen­er­al, but putting it on my hair? My per­son­al hell. Eww.

Dani

I agree with you about the smell but my hair loves it so i go around this prob­lem by adding essen­tial oils and nice smelling con­di­tion­ers to make it smell bet­ter hth!

Carla

I wouldn’t nec­es­sar­i­ly dis­cour­age any­one from using egg in their deep con­di­tion­ers. I’ve NEVER had a prob­lem with using egg in my deep con­di­tion­er (I use it twice a mon­th dur­ing the win­ter and once a mon­th dur­ing the rest of the year), but I use a blender to make sure the dc is blend­ed very well. It works like a charm, but as some­one men­tioned ear­lier “to each his/her own.”

Abiola

is there a speci­fic type of hon­ey i should be using?

also isnt hon­ey sticky? does­nt it get messy?

Carla

I didn’t see the reply but­ton under your com­ment ear­lier, so I post­ed my com­ment again so that folks will see it.
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I wouldn’t nec­es­sar­i­ly dis­cour­age any­one from using egg in their deep con­di­tion­ers. I’ve NEVER had a prob­lem with using egg in my deep con­di­tion­er (I use it twice a mon­th dur­ing the win­ter and once a mon­th dur­ing the rest of the year), but I use a blender to make sure the dc is blend­ed very well. It works like a charm, but as some­one men­tioned ear­lier “to each his/her own.”

NaturalHairMojo.com (@NaturalHairMojo)

The only time I have heard of peo­ple hav­ing prob­lems with egg in their DC is when they sit under the dry­er. Scram­bled eggs in the hair are prob­a­bly very hard to remove. The solu­tion to that? DC with­out heat, or cov­er your con­di­tion­ing cap with a hot tow­el (google “home­grown steam treat­ment” for a how-to).

Tati

I’ve mixed it with a blender and I nev­er use heat on my DC since I have very porous hair and it absorbs quick­ly. Still, the egg hard­ens.

Also, like the above poster men­tioned, the pro­tein mol­e­cules in egg are too large to effec­tive­ly pen­e­trate the hair shaft. Pro­tein treat­ments with hydroli­sized ker­at­in are small enough and work best with my hair, so that’s one sug­ges­tion for nat­u­rals who want to stay away from egg in their hair.

Leesa

Are you wear­ing a plas­tic cap? My egg yoke mixed with my oils and avo­cado nev­er gets hard. Make sure you’re mix­ing it well (leav­ing out the egg white) and plac­ing a plas­tic cap on your head for at least 30 min­utes.

Vanessa

May­be it’s some­thing you’re mix­ing the eggs with that’s react­ing with the egg and caus­ing it to hard­en.
And Eggs do work for some heads of hair. May­be it isn’t for you.

Carla

Nope. It’s nev­er been messy or sticky in my DC. I use a blender to mix it very well with the banana, avo­cado, etc. Typ­i­cal­ly you should only use about a tea­spoon and it can be reg­u­lar hon­ey.

Hope this helps! :)

Tati

I would stay away from adding egg to any hair mask. It’s almost impos­si­ble to remove from kinky, coiled hair. Cold water, luke­warm water, doesn’t mat­ter, I’ve done it all before and ALWAYS get bits of egg stuck in my hair after rins­ing.

Put eggs in your mouth, not your hair.

Leesa

Try sep­a­rat­ing the egg white from the yoke and only use the yoke which is where the pro­tein is. The egg white can be saved for lat­er and cooked as a healthy break­fast.

Vanessa

While you’re right about the yolks being bet­ter for the hair, Egg whites (albu­men) are one of the rich­est sources of pro­tein, hence why body­builders gob­ble them up. It’s almost pure pro­tein. While the egg yolk does have pro­tein in in (2.7g per egg), most of the pro­tein is in the whites (4g per egg)

Leesa

I’ve been using the yoke of the egg only, and haven’t seen any white­ness in my hair. The egg white is the part you don’t need, as the pro­tein is in the yoke. You can save the egg white and cook it for a healthy break­fast.

Darlyne

I know what you mean, but try leav­ing it in for about 10 min­utes, then wash out, if any­thing, may­be a lit­tle under 10 min­utes. good luck to you

danielle

I love using egg in my masks and have no prob­lem get­ting it out…

Vanessa
Bits of Egg? Sor­ry, then you’re doing it wrong. Even “pro­fes­sion­al” for­mu­lae use egg. The obvi­ous error is the use of heat (or already cooked eggs). Eggs hard­en when heat­ed in any way. And once there’s break­age due to pro­tein defi­cien­cy, you’re almost always cer­tain that an egg mask will arrest it or reduce it. Yes, it’s THAT good! The cor­rect way to use it is to whip the whole egg (or egg white) alone or with oth­er things like oil, hon­ey, glyc­er­in, etc and apply on hair. Cov­er up with a wrap (like a saran wrap or a bag) and… Read more »
Tati

I DONT USE HEAT. read my post below. Plus I said even with cold water it doesn’t work. Egg just doesn’t work for some nat­u­rals

mlank64

I won­der about the egg thing too. First the mol­e­cules in eggs or any oth­er food item that has pro­tein in it is too large to pen­e­trate the hair shaft, so it would seem rather a waste of time to do the­se type of “pro­tein treat­ments”. You have to get a pro­tein con­di­tion­er that is hydroly­sized or small enough to actu­al­ly pen­e­trate the hair shaft. As far as I know the only foods that can pen­e­trate is coconut oil, olive oil, and avo­cado oil.

Joan B. in S. C.

For the Gen­er­al Main­te­nance Hair Mask recipe list­ed under #10, at what step should I be using this? Is this a pre-poo or should I use it after my sham­poo, but before my deep con­di­tion­er?

Leesa

This would be done as a pre­poo.

merry

5. Split Ends

“Straight hair is prone to split ends and should be treat­ed gen­tly,” says Ase­man­far. “Brush out your hair before wet­ting and apply­ing any treat­ment to pre­vent knots and break­age.”

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although every nat­u­ral has her own approach to deal­ing with her hair, this one strikes me as just plain wrong.

first, i would not brush my hair. sec­ond, i wouldn’t brush it dry. third, i think all hair is prone to split ends, esp. dry, kinky hair. fourth, i think brush­ing it dry will con­tribute to all kinds of split ends.

Chichi

I don’t use a brush, but dry detan­gling (whether I use my comb or my fin­gers) allows me to seper­ate the STRETCHED hair bet­ter and remove the shed hairs gen­tly. I can unta­gle my strands bet­ter when they are dry as opposed to the wet and shrunk­en.
But as you said…to each his/her own.

NaturalHairMojo.com (@NaturalHairMojo)

I detan­gle my hair when it is dry, espe­cial­ly if I have a perm rod set or some oth­er style that leaves my ends tan­gled. How­ev­er, I use a comb or my fin­gers, like ChiChi said, and would NEVER use a brush.

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