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5 Homemade Masks To Detoxify Your Hair

Homemade Masks To Detoxify Your Hair

With endless variety of hair care products available in ┬áthe market it’s not uncommon to feel tempted to try each one of them to achieve that bouncy and super glossy mane shown on the packaging. But in this race of trying every product that promises unrealistically beautiful hair we unknowingly load our hair with toxins which are present in the form of harsh chemicals contained in these products.

This build up of toxins in our scalp and hair follicles interferes with the hair growth cycle and leads to development of conditions like dandruff, dry and itchy scalp, brittle hair and hair fall. Hence, it’s crucial to detoxify our hair to eliminate the toxins accumulated on the scalp to help hair regain it’s health. One way of eliminating toxins from hair is by applying hair masks made from naturally available ingredients which deeply cleanse the surface near hair follicles without stripping off the natural oils from the scalp.

Let Us Take A Look At The Undermentioned DIY Detoxifying Hair Masks:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar And Bentonite Clay Hair Mask

The very composition of Bentonite clay renders it extremely helpful in drawing out metals and toxins from the scalp’s surface. Mixing it with Apple Cider Vinegar increases the efficacy of bentonite clay in cleansing out impurities from the scalp while conditioning it.


1 cup Bentonite Clay Powder
1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
11 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
7-8 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

Apple Cider Vinegar And Bentonite Clay Hair Mask

Method Of Preparation

To make the mask mix bentonite clay powder with apple cider vinegar, one aloe vera gel and rosemary essential oil in a plastic bowl until smooth. Comb your hair well and damp them by spraying on some water. Divide your hair in four sections and apply the mask starting from the roots till the ends. Keep a water spray can handy to keep the hair moist. You can also use a hair steamer to keep the clay mask from drying in place of water. After 20 minutes pour a cup of apple cider vinegar over your hair to loosen the mask and wash off with ten to fifteen rinses of warm water. You can apply this mask once or twice a week.

2. Cinnamon Powder And Olive Oil Hair Mask

Cinnamon powder is known for it’s ability to heal scalp infections and breakouts resulting from accumulation of grime and chemicals in the scalp pores. Cinnamon is replete with many hair friendly vitamins and anti-oxidants which make it highly effective in stimulating hair growth. Since some people are allergic to the powder it is advised to do a patch test twenty four hours before using it on your hair.


1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Honey

Cinnamon Powder And Olive Oil Hair Mask

Method Of Preparation

To make Cinnamon and olive oil hair mask mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl and apply on your hair by massaging your hair in circular motions from root to tip. Leave the mask on for twenty minutes and wash off with a mild shampoo. Since this mask is meant to deeply cleanse your scalp do not repeat it more than twice in a month.

3. Activated Charcoal And Aloe Vera Hair Mask

Activated charcoal is another wonder ingredient that cleanses your scalp of all the chemical buildup and gives you bouncy and shiny hair because of it’s porous texture which helps it easily absorb grime and toxins from any surface. Using it with aloe vera gel on your hair will repair damaged hair by adding moisture.


3 tsp Activated Charcoal Powder
2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
1 tsp Rose Water

Activated Charcoal And Aloe Vera Hair Mask

Method Of Preparation

Mix activated charcoal powder with aloe vera gel and rose water in a small bowl and apply the mixture on your hair and scalp. Wash off after twenty minutes. Since activated charcoal is black in color it may leave a grayish tint on light colored hair and may take a couple of washes to completely remove its residue from hair.

4. Oatmeal, Milk And Honey Hair Mask

Oatmeal is a wonderful detoxifying agent for people with a sensitive scalp. It gently exfoliates scalp and removes impurities from scalp’s surface without irritating it and leaves it moisturized and healed. It also helps in relieving dandruff and itchy scalp. To reap full benefits of oatmeal we’ll mix it with raw milk which is another cleansing agent in itself.


3 tbsp Oatmeal Powder
3/4 cup Raw Milk
1 tsp Honey

Oatmeal, Milk And Honey Hair Mask

Method Of Preparation

In a small bowl add milk and mix it with honey. add oatmeal powder to honey and milk mixture and let sit for 5 minutes. Add more milk if desired. Start applying the mask on your hair by massaging it gently all over your scalp and then towards the tips of your hair. Put on a shower cap and wait for 30 minutes before washing it off. When washing the mask make sure that no trace of oatmeal is left on your hair. Follow up by washing your hair with a mild shampoo.

5. Coffee Powder And Yogurt Hair Mask

Detoxifying your hair with coffee grounds is a great way to add body and shine to dull hair because of its caffeine content which is known to amplify hair growth. Coffee grounds are also helpful in absorbing toxins from any surface and is a great ingredient to add to your hair detox regimen. We have used yogurt, another hair cleanser and honey which again is beneficial for hair owing to its humectant nature, to make coffee mask for detoxification of your hair and scalp.


2 tbsp Coffee Powder
1/2 cup Yogurt
1 tsp Honey

Coffee Powder And Yogurt Hair Mask

Method Of Preparation

In a bowl add coffee powder and honey and whisk until the powder gets completely dissolved in honey and releases dark brown color. To this add yogurt and whisk again. Cover your hair and scalp with this mask by moving your fingers spirally starting from your scalp and ending at the tips of hair. Wear a shower cap give it 20 minutes to work its magic on your hair. Rinse with warm water and shampoo and condition your hair afterwards as you normally do.

Written by Sukomal Joshua

An Information Enthusiast and a writer from Palampur.

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