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Everyone try’s their best to look after and treasure their pride and joy, their hair, although sometimes were not always aware what is damaging our hair, daily. From having your hair chemically straighten to simple blow drying your hair. The health of your hair makes a huge difference to the appearance of your style; no one wants dull, lifeless, straw-like hair. We all want that healthy, shiny and silky look, so don’t worry below we have found the top 8 natural protein hair masks you can use on a regular basis to repair your hair.

Our hair is primarily made up from proteins and when your hair becomes damaged these proteins are missing and cause gaps throughout our hair follicles and the best way to solve this is to fill these gaps back in with more protein, which is why the protein hair masks are the best option when trying to get the best results from repairing your hair with homemade treatments.

Proteins help promote hair growth and prevent split ends, as your hair breaks off with too many missing proteins throughout the follicle. So, when it comes to taking care of your hair it’s essential you use the correct recipes full of proteins. Check out our recommended protein hair masks that you can easily produce from your own home.

#1. Egg, Almond oil, and Honey Pack

Almond oil is rich in potassium which can help with reducing with hair falling out and it also contains a high level of magnesium which is meant to help slow down the process of your hair turning gray. It also contains vitamin E which promotes the hair repair process. Adding in honey gives that shine back to your hair it may be lacking when damaged.

Combining this ingredient with protein-rich egg makes a healthy combination and an excellent protein hair masks for dry and damaged hair. This mask is considered as a complete hair treatment for all hair types.

Take one spoonful of honey, 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon of almond oil. Mix together and apply to your hair focusing especially on those damaged areas and the ends to make sure it can repair any of those split ends.

#2. Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is rich in protein and is great for helping your scalps if it is dry or damaged. Using this treatment regularly will help to repair damaged follicles to make your hair strong and silky.

The coconut milk treatment is very easy to use and apply. Simply massage the milk into your hair like you would shampoo and leave on for 20 minutes, then shampoo and condition your hair after. You will notice your hair will feel soft and silky instantly.

If you’re looking for this treatment to help repair long term damaged by the use of products, then it is advised that you use this damaged hair treatment but over nice for a stronger effect.

#3. Banana Hair Mask

Bananas are very rich in protein which will help to give your hair strength and restore its health. It is one of the easiest masks to create as all it takes is mashing up two bananas to create a paste.

Now apply the thick paste to your scalp and massage into your hair getting rid of any big lumps by rubbing it in, your best using a shower cap to protect it for the next half an hour. Then rinse off with cold water and finish with your normal hair washing routine.

#4. Curd Protein Pack

Take a full cup of curd and add some besan to it make sure to mix well. Apply this thick mixture to the roots of your hair and leave for around an hour for the best results. Make sure you rinse off with water and try not to use shampoo for that day as the curd will continue working throughout the day.

The curd will help to strengthen your roots and help your hair to grow quicker and stronger. We recommend using this protein hair masks twice a week.

#5. Avocado – Coconut Milk and Olive Oil Pack

Avocado is rich in fatty acids making it moisturizing for your hair, as well as olive oil given back the shine to hair and finally the coconut milk. Coconut milk is rich in protein and high in fats, making it’s great for not only moisturizing but giving your hair follicles strength as well. Combined this mixture has been known to stop breakages and hair shredding. It is also great for dandruff and dermatitis improving the health of your hair overall.

Recipe – 1 ripe avocado mashed, mixed with ½ a can of coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. After you have shampooed your hair, apply this mixture and leave on for at least 20 minutes. Finished by washing mixture out and condition your hair.

#6. Mayonnaise Egg Mask

Mayonnaise is defiantly the magic ingredient that works wonders for our hair, sounds weird I know but it has so many benefits to repair your hair. Mayonnaise contains egg and oil which nourishes your hair, it also contains vinegar which adds a shine to your hair, making your hair follicles soft and smooth.

With the combination of the egg which we know are rich in fats and proteins it really is a great mix to use on your hair on a weekly basis.

Simply combine 6 tablespoons of mayonnaise and 2 eggs mix together and massage into damp hair. Leave this mixture on for 20 minutes then wash off with cool water, not hot so it doesn’t cook the egg and then finish off with your shampoo and conditioner routine to get rid of the smell of the mayonnaise and egg.

#7. Gram Flour Protein Pack

To make this mixture,e start with three spoonsful or flour and then add three spoonsful of shikakai. Now apply this to your hair massage in, if it’s too thick you may want to add some coconut milk to make it a bit thinner.

Leave the mixture for an hour and then rinse for with cold water. Shikakai and flour are rich in protein, which will help repair the damaged hair and remove any dirt from the scalp.

#8. Egg – Yogurt Protein Pack

As we all know, the egg is a great source of protein even if it is for our hair. It will help moisturize our hair as the yolk is rich in fats and proteins. The whites of the eggs also contain bacteria eating enzymes which will cleanse your hair from unwanted oils.

A great tip is to use just an egg mask on your hair once a month, for normal dry hair uses the yolk cover your hair and shampoo after 20 minutes. For very oily type hair then you should use just the egg whites to remove those unwanted oils, repeat the process of cover your hair and washing after 20 minutes.

Now back to our egg and yogurt protein pack, Yogurt is our next ingredient which can help sort damaged hair from a build-up of product use. The milk fat in yogurt helps to moisturize and the lactic acid helps remove any dirt from the hair.

Recipe – 1 egg and 6 tablespoons of yogurt. Cover your hair with the mixture and leave for 20 minutes, then wash off with shampoo and cool water, cool water is important to not cook the egg whilst the mixture is still in your hair. Then finish off with rinsing through with your conditioner this is recommended to be carried out once a week.

About The Author: Francesca Jaques is the author and editor of www.hairday.co.uk, Beauty therapist by day and writer by night. She reviews every hair product available, finding the best of the best and giving you all the tips possible to make life easier for you. For hairstyle ideas, tips and reviews, you can find them on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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