As we age, our hair is at risk of splitting, thinning, graying, or the worst, falling out. You can spend a fortune on over-the-counter products, vitamins, and beauty salon experts.
However, there are safe, easy-to-concoct, natural, organic masks you can create and use at home that will strengthen and condition your hair, along with coloring any gray, if you so desire. Here are our five favorites:

1. Egg and Avocado Mask

Eggs are rich in protein and help strengthen hair follicles. They also give rise to your smooth hair, making it easy to comb (causing less breakage.) Also, eggs moisturize and help thicken by maintaining hair’s natural oils. As for avocados, one benefit is preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth.
In a bowl, thoroughly mix ½ an avocado with 2 egg yolks. Apply to wet or dry hair, from scalp to roots, and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water and then wash as usual.

2. Molasses and Yogurt Mask

Molasses contains copper, which promotes hair growth. It also works as a deep condition, but by all means—do NOT apply it directly into your hair without other ingredients. It’s too sticky. Molasses will help cover gray roots, too. Yogurt has beneficial bacteria and enzymes, also zinc and lactic acid, which help nourish the hair and scalp.
Whisk together ¼ cup plain whole-milk yogurt, 2 tbsp. blackstrap molasses, and 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar. Massage into hair and scalp. Cover with a shower cap or wrap in a towel and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Shampoo as normal.

3. Milk and Honey Mask

It doesn’t get any simpler than this. Protein, strengthening, and smooth sheen. And you probably have the ingredients already in your fridge.
Mix one glass of whole milk with a teaspoon of honey. Massage it into your hair from roots to tips. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with cool water. Shampoo as usual.

4. Rosemary and Sage Mask

Strands of hair turn gray as melanin levels (color pigment) decrease. There’s not much you can do to stop it, but you can cover it by darkening the roots naturally. Here’s where these herbs come in handy.
Boil 2 cups of water in a pot. Add in ½ cup of dried rosemary and ½ cup of dried sage. Turn off the heat and let steep for about 2 hours. Strain out the herbs and let the liquid cool. After your regular shampoo, pour the solution on your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Repeat about once a week.

5. Castor oil and Coconut oil

Want thicker hair? Massaging your scalp regularly with cold-pressed castor oil is one of the easiest ways. It coats the hair, and also promotes hair growth from its high vitamin E and fatty acid content.
In a pot, heat ¼ cup of castor oil and ¼ cup of coconut oil. While it’s warm—not hot—message it into your scalp. Comb your hair to distribute the mixture throughout your hair. Leave it in for about an hour covered with a moist towel. Shampoo as usual. Repeat weekly.