Beautiful, long, thick hair has always beenthe pride of any woman, the indicator of the health of their possessor. Everyone knows the proverb "spit - girlish beauty". And how many poems are devoted to the beauty of hair: "And I press it, like a violinist, to myself with my hand. And hair streams on the shoulder, like silent music "(Samoylov DS), or" How I caressed the immodest ermine of her tender hair "(Bryusov V.Ya.). And it is remarkable that despite the abundance of funds for strengthening and nourishing the hair offered in stores, we do not forget the old recipes for masks that our grandmothers and mothers used. The composition of these miraculous masks, as a rule, includes ingredients provided by nature itself, they are in the kitchen of almost any mistress. A truly magical mask of mustard, which is recommended for use in cases of excessive hair loss, deserves special attention. Mustard powder is made from mustard seeds, and it has been widely used in cosmetology, medicine, perfumery, cooking and food industry. Mustard powder - a completely natural, natural product, is made by pressing the seeds of mustard cold, in a gentle way. It is sold in any grocery store or supermarket, and dry mustard powder is required for the preparation of a mustard mask aimed at enhancing hair growth and preventing hair loss.
Natural properties of mustard as a medicinal product
Mustard powder contains such micro- andmacroelements like iron, potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins A, E, B1 and B2, beta-carotene, mono- and disaccharides, and a small amount of organic acids. It is still unknown whether we are able to receive these substances through the pores of the skin, but the mustard itself has irritating, distracting and bactericidal actions. Due to these properties the mustard mask is also used against hair loss. Irritating the scalp, it increases the flow of blood to the roots and thereby activates the "asleep" hair follicles.
For beauty and health of hair
One of the main problems with which wewe collide - hair fall out and lose vitality. Of course, hair loss can be caused by various causes, ranging from the state of health of the whole organism. But we often have to use a hair dryer, sit for a long time in rooms with dry air, and how much dust and dirt settles on your hair, you just have to walk down the street! And if the hair begins to fall out treacherously, then you can not do without masks. Mustard mask like no other is suitable for these purposes. When is it recommended to use mustard masks?
- restoration of hair growth;
- prevention of hair loss;
- nutrition and root strengthening;
- improvement of the circulation of the scalp;
- blood supply of roots;
- awakening of inactive hair follicles, increased hair growth;
- giving a healthy shine to the hair.
Cases of using mustard mask
A mask with mustard can be used for anyhair, because the main role of mustard - preventing their loss, awakening, irritation and activation of "sleeping" bulbs - the follicle. First of all, it should be noted that mustard mask should be applied to unwashed, dry hair. Mustard powder is an excellent natural emulsifier, it excellently dissolves fat, giving the hair a natural sheen. Hence the following recommendations for using the mask:
- For dry - no more than once in 10-14 days.
- For normal - it is enough once a week.
- For fatty - you can once in 5 days, or 2 times a week.
Ingredients that make up the miracle mask
The simplest composition of a mustard mask is dry powder and warm water in the same proportions. Classic recipe mask (recipe two spoons):
- 2 tablespoons mustard;
- 2 tablespoons water;
- 2 tablespoons of fatty oil, ideally burdock, castor, linseed. Or any vegetable - olive, sunflower;
- 2 teaspoons of sugar.
All this is thoroughly mixed in a glass orceramic cup and gently applied to the scalp through the pro-parts. In any case, even in small quantities, the mixture will fall on the hair, therefore, in order to avoid drying out and burning with a mustard mask, it is recommended to lubricate the tips with any fatty oil. In any case, there will be no harm from this, the benefits are obvious. If desired, you can add the yolk. If you are a supporter of plant foods or just did not have eggs at home, this is not a problem. At home you can always find a couple of spoons of kefir, curdled milk or any other fermented milk product, cream, half a lemon juice or a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. You can add a couple of drops of essential oils. Sugar can be replaced with honey. Only by trying and experimenting, you can determine the optimal composition of the mask.
- Egg yolk, due to the fats contained in it, moisturizes the hair, prevents loss and formation of dandruff. With increased fat content, egg yolk can be added instead of yolk.
- Honey makes hair smooth and shiny, nourishes, fills them with vitality.
- Kefir and sour-milk products - a wonderful tool for moisturizing normal, dry, damaged and dyed hair. Mayonnaise is very suitable.
- Aloe juice, soaked black bread is also effective with a tendency to fat.
- Lemon juice gives softness and shine, it can behow to add to the mask, and use when rinsing hair. It is used mainly for oily hair, in combination with oil - for dry and normal.
- Essential oils that can be contained in masks:
- Air, bergamot, geranium, lavender, cedar, spruce, juniper, tea tree, eucalyptus - strengthening hair, excellent means for dandruff.
- Orange bitter, grapefruit - are used against hair loss, baldness.
- Basil - gives a lively shine to the hair.
- Ylang-ylang - used to restore fine damaged hair.
- Cinnamon, myrrh - like the mustard powder, enhance hair growth, awakens "sleeping" bulbs.
- Patchouli, lemon balm - suitable for oily hair, give them freshness.
There are different opinions aboutwater temperature, which the mask is diluted. The higher the water temperature, the stronger the release of phytoncides of mustard, in this case it is allylic mustard oil. It is included in the composition of lotions for the treatment of hair, and it is it that causes skin irritation. Therefore, the more sensitive the scalp, the lower the temperature of the water, so it is better to dilute not hot, but warm water. You can reduce the amount of sugar to one teaspoon, as sugar enhances the "burning" properties of mustard.
Periodicity and time of use of the mask
After the mask was applied to the scalp,try to close the head tightly with a film, it can be a shower cap and a swimming pool. If there are no caps, take a clean polyethylene bag and cut one side on the seam. You will have something like a kapor. Already on polyethylene it is necessary to put on a warm hat or wind a towel. Keep the mask is recommended from 15 minutes to 1 hour. If you try the mask for the first time, enough time is minimal, then you can look at the sensations. Some people say that the head so strongly croaks and burns, that sometimes it seems that the hair is about to drop out, but you should not be afraid of it. Beauty requires sacrifice, and 15 minutes can be tolerated. If it gets really bad, of course, run into the bathroom and rinse, even in a short time the miraculous mustard benefits. If a lot of hair falls out, the curls lose vitality, become dull, weak, and you decide to do their full treatment, prepare for the fact that to get the proper effect you will have to make masks for at least 3-6 months. Of course, the result will not be visible immediately, but after this time you will be able to brag of beautiful, healthy, strong curls.
Flush the mask properly
Mask rinse with running water comfortabletemperature, by massaging the scalp with your fingers. Then you just need to wash your head with your usual shampoo. It is desirable to not shampoo immediately on the head, and a little foaming in the hand or any dishes. In the end, it is good to apply balm or growth activator. The head and hair can be rinsed with a decoction of herbs. It can be nettles, rosemary, a leaf of a birch, a plantain, a mother-and-stepmother. Burdock, oak bark, sage are great for oily hair, chamomile - for dry, light. Precautions The mask should be applied only to healthy and undamaged scalp. With sensitive skin or a tendency to allergies, it is better to spend time and pre-apply a little of the obtained gruel to the wrist or elbow fold. Mustard mask for different hair acts differently. At someone they are restored immediately and begin to grow rapidly. At someone climb so that, apparently, the mask, on the contrary, causes a baldness. We must remember that we lose our hair every day, so nature is arranged. And, causing irritation, the mustard can even increase their loss. Then, over time, there is a so-called "undercoat", which with further application of the mask turns into a beautiful, thick hair. In any case, many people notice that if there were a lot of hair earlier, after repeated use of this mask, the amount of hair dropped decreased significantly. It can also happen that the mask well does not fit, then you can apply masks without mustard, with the addition of yeast, soaked black bread, tea broth or herbs.
And finally ...
There are many different opinions aboutthe effectiveness of the mustard mask, but in spite of everything this beautiful mask is very popular. Of course, there are no universal means that are suitable for everyone without exception, but if you "liked" the magic mask of mustard, it is enough to allocate 15-20 minutes per week for hair improvement. Mustard mask - a great alternative to those masks that are sold in stores.
- It does not require a lot of time to manufacture it.
- Mustard powder is inexpensive, and enough for a long time.
- In the refrigerator there is always an egg or a couple of spoons of kefir, sour cream, cream, sunflower oil.
- Mustard mask is quite effective in the strength of its impact.
Mustard powder will serve you well incold days of winter. With a cold, it is useful to pour into socks, make from it applications on the chest. And as a prophylaxis and a cosmetic remedy, you can take a bath, having dissolved 2-3 tablespoons of mustard powder in it. And then not only your hair, but your skin will become silky and smooth, and the dream will be serene and deep, like a child's.