Gelatin Hair masks is very popular and they are known to provide some wonderful results. Gelatin hair masks are similar to laminating the hair in a hair salon. When the hair becomes dry and static, the gelatin hair masks works like a remedy to soften your hair and make it strong and beautiful. Gelatin covers the hair with a film that nourishes the hair and restores its protein structure. The hair looks voluminous and shiny once it is treated with gelatin.
Everybody wants to have shiny and strong hair. The market is flooded with various products that claim to get the best result. But, a lot of these products contain silicone that makes your hair look healthy and shiny from outside, but in reality the result is just opposite. Silicone on the other hand tends to block moisture from reaching the hair shaft, which causes dryness of the hair and makes it brittle overtime.
In hair lamination a special mixture containing protein is applied to the hair to make it look healthy, strong and shiny. This gives a thin coating to each hair and protects it from any external influences. It protects and nourishes the hair and helps extend the color saturation.
Gelatin is the best option for hair treatment as it contains the keratin protein that binds the hair and protects it. The partially cooked protein in the gelatin bonds easily with the hair unlike the egg yolk proteins that don’t bind with the hair. Gelatin works great for damaged hair and nourishes each strand. It helps smoothen the hair cuticle, boost the shine and prevents any breakage.
Why should you use gelatin?
Gelatin powder contains amino acids, glycine and proline. Gelatin contains a collagen protein that is extracted from the bones, cartilage and skin of animals by denaturation. Most people don’t consume these and hence lack the above amino acids. These amino acids are essential for regulating weight and for improved immunity.
How does gelatin work?
Gelatin is a building material that helps your hair become strong and healthy. The gelatin molecules cover the hair entirely making it smooth and shiny. If you want to enjoy the benefits of gelatin, then try using the DIY gelatin hair mask at least two times a week for best results. Over the time you can use this mask twice a month to maintain the shine and healthy look. Make sure you don’t overdo it as too much of protein can make your hair brittle and dry.
Health Benefits of Gelatin
Gelatin has some excellent health benefits and they are as follows:
– Helps tighten loose skin
– Supports nail, hair and skin growth
– It is a good source of protein and amino acids that helps in building of muscles
– Aids in the digestion process by binding with water to make the foods move through the digestive tract smoothly
– Improves joint health and aid in the recovery of joints
How to make gelatin hair masks at home?
– 1 tbsp of gelatin, you can get this from the local health store or can order it online
– ½ cup water or milk
– 2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
– 1 egg white and yolk
– 2 tbsp conditioner (skip this if you have oily hair)
– 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (optional)
Double the ingredients if you have long and thick hair. If you are suffering from dry scalp and dandruff, then use certain essential oils like cedar wood, eucalyptus oil, lemongrass, chamomile, basil, sage and rosemary and cypress. To prevent hair loss, add oils like rosemary, patchouli and tea tree oil.
1. Use warm milk or water and mix the gelatin powder until you reach a smooth consistency
2. Add olive oil or coconut oil, an egg, hair conditioner and mix nicely. If you have any essential oil at home, you can add a few drops, though this is optional.
3. Apply the mask on all the length of wet hair, but make sure you don’t pour over the scalp, otherwise it will make your hair look greasy
4. Wrap your hair in plastic bag or a shower cap and then cover with a towel
5. Leave this on the hair for 30-40 minutes and rinse nicely under the shower with your regular shampoo
Gelatin mask is difficult to remove from the hair so we may have to add the commercially available shampoos to remove the residue from the hair. Commercial products will solve this problem immediately making the mass consistency smooth and easier to remove too.
What is the difference between conditioner and hair masks?
Conditioners are used to make your hair soft and smooth by creating an invisible film on the surface of the hair giving it some extra volume. The effect is cosmetic and superficial and will last till the next shampooing.
Compared to the conditioners and hair balms, the hair masks have higher amounts of nutrients and ingredients that are necessary for your hair. Hair masks are targeted for the specific issues that prevent split ends, helps reduce dandruff and stops hair loss. The compounds found in the masks penetrate deeply into the outer layer of the hair and also nourishes the hair from insides.
Gelatin Hair Masks Results
Gelatin hair masks are one of the best and effective natural remedies to improve the overall hair health and its appearance. The effect is visible immediately after first use itself and it remains on the hair for several weeks. The treatment is not expensive and is quite affordable. Since it is a natural and harmless procedure, it can be used on the hair without any fear. You can mix and match ingredients to create your own gelatin hair masks at home depending upon the type of hair you have. You can create gelatin hair masks for oily hair too. You may even consider adding some herbs along with the gelatin solution for effective treatment of thin hair that provides sufficient nourishment and shine.