Beautiful hair is not only a gift of nature, but also proper care. To achieve a good result, there is no need to sign up for expensive procedures with a specialist. You can take care of the scalp at home using traditional medicine recipes. The universal helper is hair mustard.
Mustard-based masks have a beneficial effect on the condition of the scalp, restore the functions of the sebaceous glands. When interacting with other components, mustard can transform the hair, make it soft and obedient.
Impact and effectiveness
Mustard for hair has been used since ancient times. Women used this remedy even when there was no question of the usual cosmetics. Mustard powder induces blood flow to the bulbs. As a result, the curls begin to grow more intensively and become thicker. The first results can be seen after 10-15 days of therapy.
You can use mustard if the hair is falling out intensively. When diagnosed with alopecia, such a product will become an excellent alternative to expensive drugs. And if you use the product in combination with medicines, you will be able to achieve an excellent result.
Mustard has a good effect on the condition of the oily epidermis. The ancestors used this natural ingredient to cleanse the head from dirt. Mustard has been observed to reduce the production of skin secretions. The product successfully absorbs excess fat, makes the hair fresh and lush. Plus, when used correctly, the mask can help get rid of dandruff. Mustard will be especially effective for oily seborrhea. First of all, you should consult a trichologist.
Mustard will only be beneficial when used correctly. In some cases, this treatment will have to be abandoned. Contraindications to the use of mustard powder include:
- increased dryness of the scalp;
- the presence of wounds;
In rare cases, individual mustard intolerance may develop. An allergy test is recommended before applying the product to the head. A small portion of the mixture is applied to the wrist and the reaction is monitored after 10 minutes. If there is no burning or redness, the mask can be used as directed.
General rules of application
The product will have a beneficial effect on the condition of the hair and scalp if the following recommendations are followed.
- It is advisable to use folk cosmetics based on mustard no more than twice a week. Owners of dry epidermis will have to use such recipes even less often (up to twice a month).
- It is advisable to dilute the powder with clean water at room temperature. Under the influence of high temperatures, substances will be released that will adversely affect the condition of the skin and hair.
- The mask should be applied to dry or slightly damp hair prior to shampooing.
- Mustard masks are not recommended for dry ends.
After removing the mask and washing your hair with any suitable shampoo, it is recommended to apply the same brand of balm to the curls.
There are many options for mustard-based hair masks. Thanks to the simplicity of preparation and the availability of ingredients, everyone can carry out such therapy. Let’s consider the most common options.
Classic mustard hair mask
To create a tool, you need the following products:
- 2 tbsp. l. dry mustard powder;
- 1 yolk;
- 2 tbsp. spoons of warm water;
- 2 tbsp. tablespoons of burdock oil (can be replaced with sunflower oil);
- 2 teaspoons of sugar.
Mustard powder should be diluted with water, add the rest of the ingredients until a homogeneous consistency is obtained. The finished mixture is applied to the head for 15-40 minutes, washed off with shampoo and warm water.
Hair mask with mustard and sugar should be done with extreme caution. These ingredients complement each other to enhance the aggressive effect. For the first 5-10 minutes, a strong burning sensation may be felt. If it is impossible to tolerate it, it is recommended to wash off the mask.
Mustard mask against oily hair
To create a tool, you need the following items:
- 1 tbsp. l. mustard powder;
- half a glass of vodka;
- half a liter of warm water.
The components should be mixed well and applied to dry curls. You need to keep the product for no more than 5 minutes. It will make curls less greasy, cleanse pores. This mustard hair mask without an egg is not suitable for owners of dry scalp.
Mustard mask for fast hair growth
A mask of mustard powder in combination with honey will show good results. Dilute 2 tablespoons of powder with water until a mushy consistency is obtained. Mustard is mixed with honey in equal proportions. The mixture is applied to the scalp, evenly distributed. Withstand the mask, preferably 15-30 minutes, then rinse off in the classical way.
Hair mask with mustard against hair loss
A remedy based on the following ingredients will help restore hair follicles:
- 1 tbsp. l. dry yeast;
- 1 tbsp. l. Sahara;
- 1 tbsp. l. honey;
- a glass of milk;
- 1 tsp mustard.
The yeast is diluted in warm milk, sugar is added and left to ferment for an hour. The remaining ingredients are then added to the mixture. The mask is used within an hour, after which it is washed off with shampoo. This tool has a less aggressive effect, so it can be used by owners of dry hair.
The following mask for hair loss with mustard is suitable for almost everyone. A tablespoon of powder is mixed with two tablespoons of strong tea, one yolk is added. The ready-made mixture is applied to hair and head for 30 minutes. You can wash off the product with plain water, without shampoo.
Anti-baldness mustard mask
To create a cosmetic product, the following substances will be required:
- 2 yolks;
- 1 tbsp. l. mustard powder;
- 1 tbsp. l. aloe juice;
- 2 tbsp. l. cognac;
- 2 tsp sour cream.
All products are well mixed and applied to dry hair for 20-30 minutes. The mask is washed off with shampoo in the usual way.
Applying mustard oil for hair
You can also use mustard seed oil in hair care. This product has many positive qualities. It contains useful vitamins and minerals necessary for the proper functioning of the bulbs and the health of the scalp. To a greater extent, vitamins of group B and A prevail in the oil. This agent initiates the processes of regeneration of the damaged epidermis, accelerates hair growth.
The product is lubricated with dry curls and scalp for 2 hours. To improve the effect, the head can be wrapped with cling film and a terry towel. At the end of the procedure, the oil is washed off with plenty of water and soap.
Hair cleansing with mustard
This substance not only helps to strengthen the follicles, but also makes the hair cleaner and fresher. Mustard powder can be a great alternative to shampoo. This cleanser is completely harmless and will suit almost everyone. Avoid this method is necessary only for the owners of dry epidermis and hair.
By using mustard as a cleanser, several problems can be solved at once. The product will help get rid of increased fat content, accelerate hair growth, and help awaken the “dormant” bulbs. The result is beautiful, shiny, thick hair.
To create a cleanser, you will need the following products:
- 500 ml of warm water or herbal decoction;
- 2 tbsp. l. mustard powder;
- 1 tsp Sahara.
Mix the ingredients well to avoid clumping. With the finished mixture, you need to treat wet curls for 5 minutes, then rinse with water. Grains of mustard may remain on the hair, so it is necessary to wash off the product especially carefully. You can’t wash your hair in this way too often. Once every 7 days will be enough.
Using mustard, you can easily restore hair at home. The product is always available and inexpensive. However, if you have serious problems, such as excessive hair loss or severe dandruff, it is recommended that you consult your doctor first.
: Elena Nikitina,
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