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Hair masks come in clutch when it’s time to show some good ol’ TLC to our locks. From repairing damage and adding shine to locking in moisture, these deep-conditioning treatments can really breathe some life back into your hair. However, keeping our cabinets stocked with store-bought offerings can put a huge dent in your pockets. If you find yourself running low, you can actually whip up your own with ingredients you probably already have lying around your home.

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Homemade hair masks can be a simple, effective alternative for repairing and reviving your hair. And, the DIY factor allows you to customize the masks to your specific hair type and target your tresses’ personal needs. Keep reading for some of the best hair masks you can make and use right at home!

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Avocado And Olive Oil Hair Mask

Avocados are packed full of minerals and vitamins that are equally as wonderful on your hair as they are on your morning toast. An avocado hair mask can soften damaged hair and mend those pesky split ends. Adding some olive oil to the mask will add shine and gloss to your hair while helping to lock in moisture. Mix and mash together half an avocado and a half cup of olive oil to apply to the ends of your hair. Kick back and relax for an hour or two (or cover with a plastic cap), and let the mask work its magic.

Egg Yolk Hair Mask

The notion of cracking an egg on top of your head probably sounds like a practical joke, but egg yolk is actually high in vitamins A, D, E and K, protein, and iron to help promote growth, boost cell production, and healthy hair. To reap the benefits, start out with a clean head of hair, stir the egg yolk, and apply the mask with your fingers. Coat the roots and ends of your hair evenly as you leave it on for about an hour. Be sure to rinse with cold water — hot water can cause the egg to curdle and leave your hair a scrambled mess!

Yogurt Hair Mask

The lactic acid in yogurt moisturizes damaged hair and keeps frizziness at bay. Yogurt can be mixed with a number of at-home ingredients depending on your desired results. Applying a cup of plain yogurt with a tablespoon of olive oil, honey, coconut oil, or even lemon can nourish your strands immensely. Leave your mixture in for a minimum of 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.

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