Cornstarch is one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, where it is used to thicken soups and stews.
However, its uses and benefits are expanding to other parts of the house: bathrooms and beauty rooms.
Cornstarch is very useful in face masks to make skin look beautiful and radiant, but it can also help make hair look beautiful and healthy in many ways.
For example, it is a popular home remedy for controlling bait on oily hair, but it can do a lot for dry hair as well.
Whether your hair has this texture naturally or has been left that way from coloring or using heat tools, applying a cornstarch mask will restore its vitality.
According to Healthline, this is because cornstarch reduces friction and helps lubricate hair strands, two basic elements for healthy, shiny and hydrated hair.
However, cornstarch by itself is not capable of penetrating hair strands, so it must be combined with other ingredients to achieve the desired effect.
Therefore, one of the masks for dry hair that is taking the Internet by storm is cornstarch with coconut oil. This last ingredient is one of the best to nourish hair, so it is a combination with guaranteed results.
How to make a cornstarch mask for dry hair:
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of conditioner
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of water
- A pan
- A bowl (optional)
The first thing you should do is heat the water in a pot, without bringing it to a boil. Then add the cornstarch and coconut oil. Wait for the latter to melt. You can move it around with a spoon in the process.
Once these elements are integrated, add the conditioner and stir all the ingredients well.
You can pour the mixture into a bowl or leave it in the pot. When it is at room temperature, add the egg white and mix well.
Once it has a homogeneous consistency, apply it to your hair, from roots to ends. Leave on for 20 minutes and wash your hair as you normally do.
If you apply this treatment to your dry hair a couple of times a week, you will have a hydrated and silky mane.
What do you think of this homemade mask? Will you try it to take better care of your dry hair?