If you use lemon juice for hair then it solves many hair problems. As lemon is an “incredible fruit” that not only adds citrus flavor to our dishes, salads, drinks, and desserts but also fruitful for our DIY homemade hair mask recipes. That is why this small yellow fruit is abundantly utilized both in our kitchen food and for our kitchen beauty recipes.
Everyone is struggling with some kind of hair woes that are too time-consuming to deal with. In order to overcome these hair troubles, we should adopt some safe, quick, and inexpensive ways, instead of hair cosmetics. And fortunately, these aforementioned qualities are found in the citrus-scented fruit lemon.
Importance Of Lemon For Hair
Lemon is considered as the ultimate key that helps in solving our hair issues. Its importance is elevated due to its nutritional value. Because it is rich in citric acid, vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5, vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, pectin, flavonoids. and minerals like calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus, etc. Lemons are used in most of our DIY hair mask recipes for hair growth, hair loss, scalp exfoliation, hair shine, highlights, and dandruff, etc.
Lemon Benefits For Hair
Lemon shows tremendous benefits for our hair. These are listed below:
- It is enriched with vitamin C, which helps in getting long, healthy hair growth and boosts collagen production.
- It is rich in citric acid that strengthens hair follicles and halts hair loss.
- Due to citric acid, lemon treats oily scalp and exfoliates all the build-up on your scalp.
- Lemon banishes dandruff, scalp itchiness, and other infections due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
- It contains limonene that adds shine to dull and frizzy hair.
How To Use Lemon Juice For Different Hair Problems
In order to treat some of our troublesome hair woes, we are sharing with you, some of our best DIY homemade hair mask recipes. Use lemon juice for hair masks and solve many hair issues. These are.
- Lemon Hair Mask For Hair Growth
- Lemon Hair Mask For Scalp Exfoliation
- Lemon Hair Mask For Dandruff
- Lemon Hair Mask For Getting Shiny Hair
- Lemon Hair Mask For Itchy Scalp
- Lemon Hair Mask For Split Ends
- Lemon Hair Mask For Highlights
1. Lemon Hair Mask For Hair Growth
Coconut oil has fatty acids and vitamins that make our hair strong and promote hair growth. Lemon contains vitamin C that strengthens your hair follicles. While lemon essential oil clarifies excess oiliness on your scalp that hinders hair growth.
Mix coconut oil, lemon juice, and lemon essential oil in a clean mixing bowl. Apply this hair mask to your clean scalp and hair for half an hour at least. Wash your hair with lukewarm water during the shampoo.
This hair mask strengthens your hair roots, prevents hair loss, and stimulates healthy hair growth.
2.Lemon Hair Mask For Scalp Exfoliation
Sea salt contains sulfur, potassium, and other minerals that cure hair loss, dandruff, scalp acne, and unclogs pores. Honey locks moisture in hair and cleans hair follicles by removing dirt and impurities etc. Almond oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and phospholipids that treat hair fall and nourish our scalp and hair. Its topical use is also beneficial for our skin.
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon of sea salt
1 tablespoon honey
4 tablespoons almond oil
Mix all the ingredients together until it turns into a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your wet clean scalp and massage it all over the scalp for few minutes before shampoo and then wash off with lukewarm water.
This hair mask removes all the build-up, excessive sebum, sweat, and dandruff, etc on your scalp and also retains moisture on your scalp.
3. Lemon Hair Mask For Dandruff
Yogurt and lemon both work great on your scalp for dandruff removal. As they have anti-bacterial properties that remove dry flakes and dandruff.
½ cup yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Mix yogurt and lemon juice together in a bowl and apply this mixture from hair roots to hair tips for 20-30 minutes. Then wash your hair with a herbal shampoo.
This hair mask removes dry flakes and dandruff and cleans your scalp.
4. Lemon Hair Mask For Getting Shiny Hair
Banana is rich in potassium, biotin, proteins, and natural oils that help in adding moisture and shine to our hair. It also controls dandruff. Honey is a humectant that adds shine and retains moisture in our hair. Olive oil treats hair damage, dandruff, dry scalp, and hair breakage. It also makes hair shiny and strong.
Mash the banana with the help of a fork until it turns into a creamy paste. Add all the remaining ingredients in the mashed banana and mix it well. Divide your hair into sections and apply this hair mask on the scalp and hair. Cover your head with a shower cap. Leave this mixture for 25-30 minutes. Wash your hair with lukewarm water and shampoo.
This hair mask leave your hair soft, silky, and shiny. It also encourages hair growth.
5. Lemon Hair Mask For Dry & Itchy Scalp
Aloe vera contains vitamin B12 and vitamin A that sooth itchy scalp and keep the scalp away from dryness. It has alkalizing properties that prevent fungal growth and itchiness. Tea tree oil has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties that give relieve form dry and itchy scalp.
1 teaspoon Lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh aloe vera gel
3-4 drops tea tree oil
Remove the gel from the aloe vera leaf and blend it well, until it forms a smooth consistency. Now, mix lemon juice and tea tree oil in this gel. Apply this mixture on your dry and itchy scalp and massage your scalp for a few minutes. Leave this hair mask for 30 minutes and then wash it out with lukewarm water and shampoo.
This hair mask moisturizes and nourishes your scalp and hair and gives a soothing effect to dry and itchy scalp.
6. Lemon Hair Mask For Split Ends
Egg yolk has a rich amount of proteins that nourish hair follicles and prevent split ends. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties that cure hair breakage and any damage. It also deeply hydrates our hair and stimulates hair growth.
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
Separate egg yolks in a bowl and squeeze fresh lemon juice in it. Then, mix vitamin E oil in the above mixture until it turns into a smooth consistency. Cover your scalp and hair with this mixture for 30-40 minutes and then rinse it out with cool tap water.
This hair mask moisturizes, conditions, and strengthens your hair follicles and treats frizzy hair and split ends.
7. Lemon Hair Mask For Highlights
Lemon has bleaching properties that help in lightening our natural hair color permanently if used in continuation. The exposure of sunlight opens our hair cuticles and lemon juice bleach out your hair color. Olive oil has a moisturizing ability that prevents your hair from drying out.
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons warm water
Mix both the ingredients together and dilute this mixture with warm water. Pour this mixture in a clean spray bottle. Sit under the sunlight and spray this solution on your hair and let it stay for at least 30 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and condition.
Use this process for a few weeks and see the difference in your hair color.
You will notice that your hair color is lightened and highlights are seen.
The highlights are clearly visible on people with brown, light brown, and blond hair color.
Believe me, I am not exaggerating about lemon benefits for the treatment of our hair issues. You can instigate it in your hair care regime and become a fan of lemon forever.
Let us know about your experience after using these lemon hair masks in the comments section below.
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