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4 Hair Masks to Get Rid of Split Ends

Jul 14, 2022 | By Maria Eliza Pineda

4 Hair Masks to Get Rid of Split Ends

Are split ends preventing your hair from growing long? Fear not, you don’t have to trim off an inch quite yet. Here are some DIY treatments you can do at home!

Split ends are the by-product of the everyday damage that your hair faces. They typically appear when your hair becomes brittle, dry, and damaged from all the environmental stressors or heat styling. You’ll know that it’s time to take extra care of your locks when they start splitting. Split ends become a real problem for those who are trying to grow their hair long. When your ends start splitting, they can tear higher and higher, and can make your hair brittle, thin, and messy. It will not only look bad, but it will also prevent your hair from growing healthy.

The typical solution to this would be trimming the ends off. However, that’s not something that a lot of people will want to do. When you’re growing your hair out long, it can be pretty devastating to have to cut off even less than an inch if your hair grows slow. If it happens a lot, you also don’t want to keep cutting it every time because you won’t get to the root of the problem, which is the damage. In the end, your hair will split again after you cut it.

So, what is the solution? You need to address the problem directly: the damage. Treat your hair with a little more love and care by incorporating some of these DIY hair masks into your routine.

Banana Yogurt Mask

You will be needing:

  • 1 Banana
  • Plain yogurt
  • Lemon juice
  • Rosewater (optional)

What you’ll be doing:

1. Peel one banana and toss it in a blender with 2 tablespoons of (plain) yogurt, lemon juice, and rose water (optional).

2. Blend everything up until the consistency is smooth and creamy with no visible lumps.

3. Spread the mixture onto your hair from your roots to the ends.

4. Leave it on for 1 hour.

5. Wash your hair thoroughly.

6. Do this method once or twice a week for the best results.

How this will help:

Besides being very healthy for your body, the natural oils, potassium, iron, zinc, and vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin E in bananas are going to be very beneficial for your hair. Bananas help with fixing the damage, hydration, and elasticity of the strands. It will also make them less brittle and less prone to split ends and breakage. Plain yogurt has a high protein content that will help your hair get stronger. It’s also known for its lactic acids that will help cleanse and exfoliate your scalp of dead skin cells that will help make hair grow faster and healthier.

Avocado Egg Mask

You will be needing:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 egg
  • Olive oil

What you’ll be doing:

1. Start by slicing your avocado and taking out the seed. Spoon out the meat of the avocado and mash it up with a fork in a bowl.

2. Once your avocado has been mashed with no lumps, put in 1 egg and mix them.

3. Throw in a little bit of olive oil and mix again until the consistency is like conditioner.

4. After mixing thoroughly, apply the mixture to your hair from roots to ends.

5. Leave on for 10 to 20 minutes.

6. Rinse off hair until completely rid of the mask with only warm water.

7. Repeat this method once or twice a week consistently for the best results.

How this will help:

Avocado and egg are both known to have high amounts of protein, vitamins, and amino acids. These will help protect your hair from damage and breakage by strengthening the strands. The olive oil will help put some moisture back in your hair to make it soft, shiny, and elastic.

Check out this video tutorial that you can follow.

Honey and Olive Oil Mask

You will be needing:

  • Olive oil
  • Honey

What you’ll be doing:

1. Put 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl.

2. Take 2 tablespoons of honey and mix it with the olive oil.

3. Once completely incorporated, apply the mixture to your hair.

4. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes.

5. Rinse off with warm water and wash with a gentle shampoo to cleanse completely.

How this will help:

Honey and olive oil are masters of moisture! If you have really dry hair or a dry scalp, the combined hydrating powers of honey and olive oil will do wonders. It will bring back the shine in your hair and treat the dryness on your scalp.

Check this video out that you can follow.

Fish Oil Mask

You will be needing:

  • Fish oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Lavender oil

What you’ll be doing:

1. Take a saucepan and place it on the stove on low heat.

2. Burst a few capsules of fish oil and squeeze in the contents into the saucepan. Mix in some coconut oil and lavender oil next and heat for about five minutes.

3. Pour the oil mixture into a bowl and let cool for a few minutes. Once cool enough to handle, dip the ends of your hair into the oil mixture and massage upwards but avoid putting on the roots of your hair.

4. Clip your hair up and wrap it with plastic.

5. Leave it on for 40 minutes.

6. Wash your hair with warm water until most of the oil comes out and then shampoo twice to completely cleanse your hair of the oily residue.

7. Due to the intensity of this treatment, it’s best if you do it every two weeks or so and thoroughly wash your hair to prevent any greasiness or buildup.

How this will help:

Coconut oil is well-known for its major hair benefits. It’s rich in vitamins and fatty acids that strengthen, moisturize, and revitalize the hair. Fish oil, on the other hand, is incredibly high in omega-3 and omega-6 oils, that help heals your split ends. Lavender oil is not only great for aromatherapy, but it also has some deep conditioning properties that will make your hair smooth, shiny, and free of dandruff.

Together Till the End!

The ends of your hair are meant to be together! Don’t let them split up and break apart from damage. Give them a little tender loving care regularly to prevent this from happening. You will notice a big difference once you do! You’ll be able to grow your hair out longer faster and it will look healthy, shiny, and amazing.