Thursday, January 30, 2014

Do It Yourself: Hair Masks From Your Kitchen

The combination of dry weather and my recent coloring has left my hair a bit frazzled and dry. Moisture repair needed stat! While I try to keep the shampooing to every third day and the hot tools to a minimum, I'm still experiencing some major dryness and frizzing at the ends. 

Solution #1: Purchase a very expensive hair mask in the hope that it will repair and moisturize stat! I visited our local Ulta and found that good hair masks cost $50+! I can't drop that only a small jar of moisturizer that may last me only a few months. That is insane!!! So solution #1: FAIL.

Solution #2: Search the good ol' web for Mother Nature's natural remedies. I found some great DIY hair masks that received great reviews. Check them out below.

Rawmazing's Avocado Coconut Oil Hair Mask:
Moisturize dry strands
Rawmazing recently posted a very delicious yet hair nutritious avocado, coconut oil hair mask. It only requires three simple ingredients: (1) avocado, (2 tablespoons) melted coconut oil, and (10-20 drops) of rosemary essential oil. 
The natural and rich oils from the avocado and coconut oil will leave your strands feeling soft, shiny and healthy. Fullness is also an added bonus. 

How To:
  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor.
  2. Paint on hair, then squeeze to distribute evenly. 
  3. Leave on for 1/2 hour and shampoo out. 

'Nana Hair Mask: Moisturize and strengthen damaged hair
Bananas are great for your body and great for your hair. While we knew that the potassium in bananas were great for muscle function and maintaining fluid balance and normal blood pressure, potassium is also a great agent to strengthen and fix damaged hair. This mask only requires two ingredients: (1) ripe banana and (1 tablespoon) honey. While delicious, make sure to leave enough of the mask for your hair!

How to:
  1. Blend banana in a blender and smooth out any chunks. Chunks = banana in your strands all day!
  2. Apply and distribute evenly, massaging into scalp
  3. Leave on for 1/2 hour and rinse with shampoo. Condition as normal

Olive Oiled Eggs: Simple but effective hair moisturizerTime for a very simple yet very effective hair mask! And you already have this in your kitchen. No need to hit the store. Olive my eggs! Bad pun I know! You need (2) egg yolks and (2 tablespoons) extra virgin olive oil. The egg yolks will strengthen hair follicles and add natural shine while the olive oil will hydrate and deep condition. Sounds like a winner me.

How to:
  1. Beat the egg yolks together with a whisk, creating a frothy mixture.
  2. Add the two tablespoons of extra virgin oil oil and mix until a thick and creamy mixture is formed.
  3. Apply to semi damp hair and massage in.
  4. Leave in for 30 minutes.
  5. Wash out with shampoo, making sure to get the olive oil out.

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