5 recipes for adapted homemade masks
Do you have colored hair and have noticed a lack of shine, hold and visible dryness for some time? Only solution: make masks regularly to nourish your hair fiber in depth. Indeed, the chemicals contained in the dyes tend to dry out and damage our hair. It is therefore necessary to space out the colorings as much as possible.
In the meantime, the editorial staff saves you from spending a fortune on industrial hair masks and shares its 5 best homemade mask recipes for colored hair.
1 – The oil bath, just before going to the hair salon
First tip from the editorial staff: 24 hours before doing your coloring at the hairdresser’s or at home, consider applying an oil bath to your hair. It is a question of massaging your hair abundantly, from scalp to tipwith oil and leave for as long as possible before shampooing. All night if possible.
We advise you to opt for vegetable oil such as jojoba, argan or coconut. You can add a few drops of ylang-ylang or rosewood essential oils which will bring a tonic action. The oil bath will deeply nourish your hair, just before it receives the coloring which will inevitably dry it out a little.
2 – Egg yolk & lemon mask for colored hair
This is the classic recipe for all types of colored hair. It can even be applied a few days after your coloring. You will need:
- 1 or 2 egg yolks (depending on your hair mass)
- 1 half lemon per egg yolk
Mix it all up and apply like a classic mask. The lemon juice will revive the shine and tighten the scales while the yellow will deeply nourish. Leave on for twenty minutes and wash with your usual shampoo.
3 – Acacia honey mask to deeply nourish
You don’t necessarily have time to do your little grub in the kitchen and leave the mask on for hours? Never mind ! You will just need a jar of acacia honey (organic, preferably).
On washed and damp hair, apply acacia honey all over your head and your lengths. Massage gently and leave for 5 minutes. All you have to do is rinse thoroughly with warm or cold water. Return of shine guaranteed!
4 – Vinegar & thyme mask to revive the shine of colored hair
Vinegar is very commonly used to take care of colored hair. Be sure to use cider vinegar or white vinegar. They revive the reflections and preserve the coloring, while closing the scales of the hair.
Pour some vinegar into a bowl and add an infusion of thyme. This homemade mask is actually a rinse water to use after your shampoo. Leave on for 5 minutes then rinse with cold water all over your hair before letting it air dry. A brilliant result!
5 – Chamomile mask for blonde coloring
Here, we are going to apply the same technique as described above with vinegar and thyme. With the difference that we will use a chamomile infusion to rinse your shampoo. You can even add a dash of cider vinegar. This homemade treatment will instantly restore shine to your blonde color.
Leave on for a few minutes then pass a jet of cold water on your hair. Let air dry and you will see that, little by little, you will be able to space the colorings thanks to this technique which preserves, very gently.
In general, be sure to choose a shampoo formulated specifically for colored hair. If you use store-bought masks, same instructions. Whatever happens, your colored hair is going to need maximum hydration so as not to be deeply damaged by coloring products.