Are you tired of hair growth products that do little more than empty your wallet? Then take your beauty routine international and save those hard-earned pennies. These DIY hair growth masks feature favorite beauty remedies from around the world, including Moroccan Rhassoul clay, Brazil nut oil, and more international delights.
Below you’ll find five DIY hair growth masks you can make on your at-home spa day or add to your beauty routine. Either way, your hair will love the treat.
DIY Hair Growth Masks: International Beauty Recipes
Pamper your strands with these five international hair growth recipes. Try one or all the hair masks and adapt the quantities to your hair length. Use each mask once or twice per week for the best results.
Patch-test these hair masks 24 hours before using and discontinue if irritation develops. Also, talk to your doctor if you have a medical condition or take medication, and do not use if you’re allergic to these ingredients.
1) Morocco: DIY Rhassoul Clay Hair Growth Mask
First, get dazzling tresses with Rhassoul clay, an ancient beauty secret from Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.
Rhassoul is often used in hammams to speed hair growth and detox the hair and skin. The clay’s magnesium and silica also nourish the scalp and unclog hair follicles while preserving the hair’s natural oils.
Product: Try Henna Sooq’s cruelty-free Rhassoul Mud Mask.
Ingredients: Combine avocado, almond oil, Rhassoul, yogurt, argan oil, hot water, and honey.
Mask benefits: Rhassoul stimulates hair growth, while yogurt and honey soothe and hydrate your hair and scalp. Meanwhile, avocado, almond, and argan oils lend hair an irresistible softness, giving you head-turning tresses.
- Mash the avocado, add the remaining ingredients and mix.
- Then, massage into your scalp and work through your midsections and ends.
- Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes and rinse. (You may need to shampoo more than twice.)
Another beauty tip: After rinsing your Rhassoul hair mask, smooth argan oil on your midsections and ends to double the shine. (Also, see these Mediterranean beauty products your hair and skin will love.)
2) Japan: DIY Camellia Oil Hair Mask
Next, transform your hair with camellia oil, the ancient Japanese beauty secret-turned global sensation. Camellia is hailed for its hair- and skin-smoothing powers, and beauty gurus worldwide use the oil to boost hair growth and shine.
Camellia oil contains squalane, omega fatty acids, and vitamins A, B, D, and E. These nutrients hydrate, protect, and repair your hair, leaving your locks glossy. Use the oil alone or add it to the DIY hair growth mask below.
Product: Try Oshima Tsubaki Hair Care Oil.
Ingredients: Mix camellia, argan, rosehip, and jojoba oils.
Mask benefits: Camellia and rosehip oils promote hair growth, while argan and jojoba oils hydrate and nourish your strands.
- First, dampen your hair.
- Then, mix the oils and apply from roots to ends.
- Leave on overnight, and shampoo twice to rinse.
Another beauty tip: After blow-drying, smooth camellia oil on your midsections and ends to add shine. (Also, see these camellia oils for your hair and skin.)
3) Amazon Rainforest: DIY Brazil Nut Oil Hair Growth Mask
Another option? Enliven your haircare routine with Brazil nut oil, a beauty secret from the Amazon rainforest.
According to Healthline, Brazil nut oil contains selenium, vitamin E, ellagic, gallic, and omega fatty acids. These nutrients protect, soften, and strengthen hair, improve scalp health, and speed hair growth.
Product: Try Florihana’s Brazil Nut Organic.
Ingredients: Mix Brazil nut, argan, coconut, and olive oils.
Mask benefits: Brazil nut oil softens hair and boosts hair growth, while argan, coconut, and olive oils hydrate and repair your strands.
- Mix the oils and apply from roots to ends.
- Then, wait 30 to 60 minutes and shampoo twice to rinse.
4) Sweden/Norway: Nettle and Cloudberry Hair Mask
Next, get glistening tresses with nettle and cloudberry, a Scandinavian golden fruit your hair will adore.
According to the Scandinavia Standard, cloudberries date back to Viking times and are dubbed “Arctic gold” for their ability to withstand the fiercest environments. Better yet, the fruit and the oil contain vitamin C, ellagic acid, and omega-3, 6, and 9 to repair hair and boost shine.
Nettles are another best-kept Scandinavian beauty secret and ancient hair loss remedy. The leaves are packed with calcium, iron, and vitamins A and K to improve hair and scalp health.
Ingredients: Mix nettle leaves with cloudberry seed, coconut, jojoba, and rosemary oils.
Mask benefits: Cloudberry oil repairs your hair, while coconut and jojoba oils leave your strands silky. Meanwhile, nettle and rosemary oil nourish your scalp and speed hair growth.
- First, add the nettle leaves and water to a saucepan, and heat on low for 10 minutes. Then wait for it to cool.
- Next, prepare two bowls, one for the nettle mixture, which you’ll apply only to your scalp, and another for the all-oil mixture, which you’ll apply to your midsections and ends.
- Then, return to the stove and use a strainer to transfer the nettle liquid to the first bowl.
- Then, add the oils, mix them into a paste, and massage them into your scalp.
- Next, in the second bowl, mix the same oils (without nettle) and apply to your midsections and ends.
- Leave on both mixtures for 30 minutes and shampoo twice to rinse.
Another beauty tip: Pair this DIY hair growth mask with Care of Gerd’s cloudberry shampoo.
5) Thailand/India: DIY Bhringraj Mask
Next, experience the hair-healing magic of bhringraj, an ancient Ayurvedic beauty secret. Bhringraj oil and powder are used in India and Thailand to grow hair and restore vitality to lifeless strands.
According to Healthline, bhringraj belongs to the sunflower family and contains iron, magnesium, and vitamins D and E. These nutrients control dandruff, repair and strengthen hair, and add shine.
Ingredients: Mix bhringraj powder (or oil) with olive, coconut, sesame, and grapeseed oils.
Mask benefits: Coconut oil soothes the scalp and fights dandruff, while bhringraj and sesame oil repair and boost hair growth. Meanwhile, grapeseed and olive oils soften and hydrate.
- Divide dry hair into two-inch sections.
- Then, mix all the items and apply from roots to ends.
- Leave on for one or two hours and shampoo twice to rinse.
Another beauty tip: Switch between this DIY bhringraj hair mask and one of these DIY shiny hair masks, using each once weekly. (Also, pair with these Ayurvedic skincare products and grapeseed oil beauty recipes.)
Treat your tresses to these DIY hair growth masks inspired by the world’s favorite beauty secrets. Make a DIY Rhassoul or cloudberry hair mask, or slather your strands in Brazil nut oil from the rainforest. But whichever mask you use, your hair will love the treat.
Try one or all these DIY hair growth masks and use each mask up to twice per week. Then, you’ll see long, lustrous locks before you know it.
Now, enjoy your hair masks—and your new hair—and check back for more DIY recipes and beauty tips.
This post first appeared on Beauty and Travel Reviews. / Featured photo credit: puhha/iStock
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