Yearning for strong and healthy hair is a frequent desire today. Dryness, weakening and dullness are conditions that any hair can find itself in if you don’t take enough care of it.

It is easy to use dyes, blow dryers, or products loaded with chemical components that could have a damaging effect on the hair after a certain time.

However, nourishing and strengthening hair should not be synonymous with acquiring industrial solutions, already mentioned. There are multiple homemade alternatives, and easy to do, from the comfort of your home.

1. Mayonnaise and olive oil mask

Masks made from this combination promote lustrous, voluminous and strong hair.

Certain essential treatments are required if you want to maintain the vigor and luster of your hair: The use of suitable products, according to your hair type, an adequate diet and the application of cream baths.

When uncared for hair is exposed to liquids, it tends to absorb it, leading to its weakening due to swelling.

Highlights: Mayonnaise, olive oil (and other kinds of oils) work by lubricating the surface of the hair, preventing the absorption of liquid. This is due to the hydrophobicity of the oil, that is, its ability to not mix with water.

In addition, the lubrication prevents friction. These two factors, together, keep the hair shaft in optimal condition.

For this, you will need the following:


  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise.
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • 1 egg.


  • Combine the ingredients in a container, stir until the mixture is consistent and uniform.
  • Place it on your dry hair, especially in the most vulnerable parts, and leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Using lukewarm water, rinse evenly until the product is completely removed.
  • It is recommended to apply this mixture at least once a week.

2. Avocado and honey mask

The lusciousness and sweetness of honey shouldn’t be the only things it’s known for. It provides benefits for hair in need of home care.

First, honey promotes the growth of skin epithelial cells. When applied consistently, it promotes healthy skin cells, which translates into strong hair follicles.

Second, it decreases dryness and increases the shine of your hair. The capture of minute water particles thanks to ‘wetting’ agents. It also captures the existing vitamins, minerals and amino acids in your usual treatment.

Finally, it has antioxidant properties. It contains molecules called flavonoids (the same in a wide range of foods) that limit the formation of cell-damaging molecules known as free radicals.

By doing this, honey promotes hair growth and integrity.

On the other hand, avocado is rich in natural oils that we already talked about. They lubricate, moisturize, and give it that luster that is so longed for.


  • The pulp of half a ripe avocado.
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • 1 tablespoon of honey.


  • Apply to wet hair with fingertips, starting at the bottom and gradually working your way up. Take your time to massage accurately.
  • If your hair is brittle or weak, it is recommended to cover the hair with a shower cap for at least an hour after applying the mixture.
  • Then let it sit for another 20 minutes and wash off in the shower.

3. Honey and egg mask

Although it looks peculiar and without any scientific basis for hair care, the egg is rich in proteins, amino acids and fatty acids that facilitate the moisturizing and lubrication of the hair.

It’s packed with nutrients of all kinds, especially biotin, or vitamin B7. Biotin has been found to have a significant effect on scalp growth. (1)

In addition, it contains vitamin C, rich in antioxidant properties that improves cell growth.

Note: Although the concentrations of these in the egg are not very high, it must be integrated together with biotin and the rest of the minerals and vitamins ingested in your diet. In such a way that you maintain a healthy body in its entirety.


  • 2 tablespoons of honey (25 g).
  • 1 egg.


  • In a bowl, mix the ingredients to create the mixture.
  • Proceed to apply it on your hair and massage, thus spreading the mixture.
  • Particular attention should be paid to the roots of your hair and the ends.
  • Leave on for at least 20 minutes, then wash with shampoo or your preferred conditioner. It is ideal for all types of hair.

4. Banana and papaya mask

The banana is rich in silicon. A mineral characterized by stimulating the production of collagen by our body.

This effect is beneficial for all kinds of damaged skin in some way. In this case, our scalp. By stimulating our body to create more collagen, the surface of the hair becomes more resistant.

Highlights: Historically, the different parts of the banana have been used as the basis for antimicrobial and antioxidant treatments for certain diseases. This is because they are loaded with flavonoids.

Also, banana-based mixtures are known to be an excellent solution for dandruff. The latter is nothing more than the flaking of your scalp, favoring hair loss.

Papaya, like banana, provides antioxidant effects and multiple enzymes that fight against the degeneration of cells in your body.


  • 1 or 2 bananas (depends on the length of your hair).
  • 1/2 cup of chopped papaya.
  • 2 tablespoons of olive or coconut oil.
  • 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • 4 tablespoons of yogurt.


  • Blend the ingredients well together with the oil until you get a homogeneous paste.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair, using circular movements.
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the mixture on for 30 minutes.
  • Remove with lukewarm water. Proceed to wash your hair with your usual shampoo or conditioner.

5. Almond oil mask

Fatty acids, the main component of all kinds of oil, have significant effects when it comes to safeguarding our hair.

Unlike other types, almond oil is high in unsaturated fat. However, the effect between the different types of fatty acids (unsaturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and others) does not differ significantly from one another.

Note: These effects are believed to be mediated by lipid metabolism in our body. Once metabolized, these are essential during the birth and growth of hair follicles.

Therefore, nourishing our scalp with the necessary ingredients to take care of itself is essential.


  • 1 tablespoon of almond oil.
  • 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.


  • Mix the almond oil with the honey and add the olive oil, until evenly incorporated.
  • Apply to hair for 20 minutes, using circular movements.
  • Rinse evenly with warm water until residue is removed.

6. Coconut and lemon mask

Coconut oil provides your hair with a synthetic cover that allows fatty acids from other types of oils or ingredients to penetrate deep into the shaft, acting effectively.

This favors an increase in the volume of your hair, also adding a luster by absorbing essential oils.

Lemon, on the other hand, removes excess fat. The abundance of the latter is not necessarily synonymous with healthy hair. Maintaining a balance should always be your goal.

Together, both provide the vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals necessary for hydration, repair, nutrition, and many more essential benefits for your hair.


  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
  • One lemon’s juice.


  • Stir lemon juice and coconut oil together to form a single mixture.
  • The massage begins, using soft but deep circular movements from the roots to the ends.
  • Let the mixture act for an hour.
  • Proceed to wash your hair with lukewarm water and a shampoo that is not aggressive for your hair.
  • You can repeat the procedure at least twice a week.

7. Beer mask

As peculiar as it may seem, the use of beer has been linked to hair care.

This is due to one of the ingredients in the beer: barley. An important cereal nourished by abundant components, beneficial for our body.

It is rich in a particular amino acid, lysine. It plays a role during the synthesis (production) of collagen, an unlikely protein for our hair and skin.

To highlight: Barley contains selenium that enhances our body’s natural antioxidant mechanisms. Lastly, it contains zinc, B vitamins, and iron (inadequate iron intake can lead to brittle hair).


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • ½ glass of beer.
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise.


  • Place all the ingredients in a container and mix them.
  • Apply them to damp hair and place a towel on the hair
  • Leave to act for 10 minutes, then rinse with plenty of lukewarm water.

8. Strawberry mask

A mask does not necessarily require multiple products. Sometimes just one, loaded with benefits, is more than enough.

The strawberry is rich in Omega 3, a polyunsaturated fatty acid, which favors the lubrication of the stem. In addition, it provides them with a hydrophobic protective layer (that is, impermeable to water) that prevents possible damage to the hair.

Among its vitamins it has vitamins B5, B6 and folic acid, whose antioxidant capacity provides a defense mechanism to prevent loss of hair integrity.

The minerals it offers are in particular magnesium and copper. In conjunction with the aforementioned vitamins, they offer resistance to the hair and to your body in general , by increasing your defenses (immune response).

To highlight: An increase in your immune response in turn offers a barrier that prevents fungal infections that affect your scalp, thus leading to flaking.


  • 8 ripe strawberries (although the number varies depending on the length of your hair).
  • 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil.


  • Start by mixing the oil and honey, stir until smooth.
  • With the help of a fork or any utensil, crush the strawberries until they form a paste.
  • Combine the paste with the mixture of oil and honey.
  • Leave to act for about 30 minutes and then remove with plenty of lukewarm water.
  • It can be applied once a week.


Although recommended if you want to maintain healthy hair, the use of homemade alternatives is not the only solution.

To do this, you must take a global approach to your entire body. Inflammatory or metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, disrupt the common functions of your body.

As a direct ramification of this, the way your body metabolizes amino acids, fatty acids, and proteins is drastically altered. Thus, your body and skin are indirectly affected.

Note : If you want to take care of your hair, a balanced diet that provides your body with all the necessary tools to keep your body, both inside and out, healthy and strong is highly recommended.

It is not strictly necessary that you throw away the idea of ​​using certain kinds of shampoo or conditioners. Not all of them are harmful to your hair, but we recommend consulting your dermatologist preferably.

Key Findings

  • It is common that after painting the hair or having used some chemical, it is dry and mistreated. To take care of it, it is not always necessary that you spend on very expensive products, in some cases the solution may be in your pantry.
  • There is a variety of homemade masks that can help you with the dryness, shine and volume of your hair. Some of them are: Avocado and honey mask; coconut and lemon mask; and the most common, mayonnaise and olive oil.
  • If the homemade solutions in the first instance do not help you with the problem that you present in your hair or scalp, do not rule out the use of any shampoo or industrial product, after consulting with a dermatologist.
  • Eating a balanced diet can also help you have healthier hair, since some problems with your hair could be linked to metabolic problems and/or a poor diet.

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