DIY hair treatments
Next time you’re looking to give your hair some treatment – don’t look any further than your kitchen. These DIY face mask recipes are fun to make, great for your hair, and don’t contain chemicals, fragrances, or dyes.
If your dry ends could use a moisturizing revival – try this avocado themed hair mask:
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 ounces water
Begin by wetting your hair with warm water and then comb the mask through the hair. Once the mask is applied, sit under a hooded dryer with a processing cap for a minimum of 15 to 20 minutes to allow the hair to absorb the nutrients. Afterwards, rinse your hair with cool water to close the cuticle and lock in moisture. Finally, hydrate with conditioner, then do a final rinse.
This natural cocoa recipe helps create a deeper and richer brown.
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon apple-cider vinegar into a paste
Start by shampooing your hair, squeeze out the water, and then apply the mask. Keep it on for 2 to 3 minutes. Drape a towel around your neck to prevent the mask from dripping, as it may stain skin temporarily. Rinse, then style as usual.
This tea, lemon, and yes potato, hair recipe helps enhance lighter hair shades.
- Lemon juice (squeezed)
- Grate a raw potato and blend with the lemon to form a paste
- 1/2 cup room-temperature chamomile tea and stir all together
Start by shampooing, then spread the mask throughout hair, massaging lightly. Cover your head with a shower cap or plastic wrap, then lightly heat with a hair dryer for 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse, then style as usual.
This voluminous DIY recipe consists of beer, which has properties that help to thicken the hair, giving the appearance of fullness and volume.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup flat beer
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Start by mashing your banana, and then mixing in the egg and blending until smooth. Add the flat beer, then a tablespoon of honey and blend. Apply the mask to your scalp, roots and all the way to your ends. Let your mask sit for a few hours, and then shampoo out.