In ancient times, people did not have such an abundance of cosmetics as they do now. But every woman even then wanted to look beautiful and attractive. For this, simple products that are always at hand were used. Thanks to their actions, these recipes have survived to our times, which once again underlines their effectiveness. This also applies to dry mustard.
What is dry mustard and where can I buy it
Mustard is a spicy herb used in cooking, medicine and cosmetics. Mustard leaves are harvested, thoroughly dried and ground to form a mustard powder. You can buy it in supermarkets and pharmacies. He is very affordable. If you don’t find it in powder form, then in extreme cases you can buy ordinary packaging of mustard plasters and extract the mustard from their cells.
The mechanism of action of mustard powder on hair
Due to its warming, drying and stimulating properties, mustard:
- accelerates hair growth;
- increases hair volume due to the effect on additional hair follicles, from which hair subsequently grows;
- reduces the production of sebum, which is especially ideal for oily hair;
- has antibacterial action (do not forget that mustard is a natural antibiotic), so it can be used to treat dandruff and seborrhea;
- strengthens hair.
Contraindications for use
Despite its healing properties, mustard, like any other product, has contraindications.
Cannot be applied if:
- there is an allergic reaction to this product;
- with increased skin sensitivity (before use, it is necessary to do an allergic reaction test, the recipe of which is written below);
- with dry seborrhea;
- if the hair breaks a lot;
- if the smell of mustard is unbearable for you.
In any case, before use, it is necessary to do a sensitivity test to this product, which is done as follows: mustard is diluted with warm water in equal parts and applied to the inner bend of the elbow, or behind the ears and wait 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. If after this time there is no redness (the skin can only be pinkish) or discomfort in the form of itching or pain, then dry mustard can be safely used in your own home cosmetology.
Mustard Powder Hair Mask Recipes
The best results give us, of course, masks. They have a deep effect on the hair and leave a long-lasting result. There are a lot of masks, then we will focus on the best.
bomb mask, because many people know it, the result is obvious from the first time. Suitable for all hair types. The action is aimed at strengthening and stimulating the growth of new hair as well.
We will need:
- 1 tablespoon of aloe;
- 1 tablespoon of honey;
- 1 yolk;
- 1 tablespoon mustard, diluted with warm water to a puree.
Now you need to mix all the ingredients and apply to dry hair, put on a bag, a medical cap (and, if you have one, a swimming cap), put a towel on your head. Wait 1 hour, then rinse with shampoo and rinse with balm or conditioner.
This mask should be done 1-2 times a week. Better courses in 3 months – in spring and autumn.
If dry or bleached hairand you want to strengthen and stimulate their growth, then you need to:
- 2 tablespoons of mustard powder;
- 2 tablespoons of the fattest mayonnaise;
- Warm water.
Mix water and mustard until puree, then add mayonnaise. Mayonnaise should be warm. To do this, it is pulled out of the refrigerator 2 hours before preparing the mask. Everything must be done as in 1 recipe. You can keep it for 30 minutes, you can do more, but not more than an hour, then rinse with shampoo and conditioner. Repeat the procedure 1-2 times.
Mask 3 strength:
- 2 tablespoons of onion juice;
- 1 tablespoon garlic juice;
- 1 tablespoon of mustard.
Mustard, as usual, is diluted with water, add onion and garlic juice, mix and apply to dry hair. Next, we perform the procedure as in the first recipe (i.e. cap + towel), wait no more than an hour, rinse off as with normal hair washing. The procedure is also carried out 1-2 times a week.
Such a mask is called 3 strengths because each ingredient in it enhances the action of the other. Both garlic and onions, like mustard, increase blood circulation. Garlic also strengthens. In addition, all 3 products are natural antibiotics, which adversely affect dandruff. You can also replace any of the ingredients with a tincture of red water pepper.
Mask for quick hair restoration:
- 1 tablespoon of mustard;
- 1 tablespoon of burdock oil;
- 1 teaspoon almond oil.
Apply to wet hair, wait 20 minutes, rinse twice with shampoo, apply balm, rinse.
This mask quickly returns hair strength, elasticity and softness.
- 2 tablespoons of cooked mustard;
- 1 tablespoon of honey (if the honey has crystallized, then it will be necessary to warm it up in a water bath);
- 5 quail eggs;
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
All components must be mixed and applied in a warm form to thoroughly washed hair along the entire length. Wait 30 minutes, then rinse as usual.
Such a mask will provide a dazzling shine to the hair, perfectly strengthen them from the base to the tips and add volume. It can be done even after each wash, because the content of vitamins in it, thanks to all the components, is simply a record!
For oily hair. To reduce excessive greasiness, mustard is recommended, but in equal parts with low-fat kefir or ordinary natural yogurt. This mask is applied after washing along the entire length of the hair, left for 15 minutes, washed off without shampoo and balm. If the hair is very tangled, then instead of a balm, you can do this: add apple cider vinegar to water at the rate of 1 spoon per liter of water. Prepare the required amount of such a solution and at the end rinse your head with it. Hair will not get tangled and will be soft, and they will get dirty less often.
Homemade Shampoo Recipes Using Mustard
To enhance the effect of using masks, you can wash your hair not with a purchased shampoo, but with your own, natural with mustard. Cheap and useful.
extreme shampoo. If you urgently need to go to some event, and there is no time left to wash your hair, your hair is terribly oily, then the same mustard will come to the rescue. To do this, mix 1 tablespoon of mustard powder with 5 tablespoons of medical talc. Do not dilute with water. Sprinkle this dry mixture on the hair, massage the scalp and distribute over all …