If your hair is in need of a little tender loving care, skip the expensive spa treatments and commercial products filled with artificial chemicals and additives. Instead, mix up an eco-chic, moisturizing hair mask made from wholesome, natural ingredients found in your own kitchen. Not only will these do-it-yourself pampering treatments give you the biggest bang for your beauty bucks, but you'll also save yourself time styling once your locks are smooth, soft and manageable.
Avocado Banana Mask
Crack 1 egg into a mixing bowl and whisk the egg until it's foamy. Add 1 large ripe banana and 1 small ripe avocado.
Stir in 3 tbsp. sweet almond oil or olive oil, along with 3 tbsp. cream or buttermilk. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
Apply the moisturizing mask to your hair, working the mixture from your scalp to the ends of your hair. Cover your head with a plastic shower cap, and then allow the mask to remain on your hair for 20 to 30 minutes.
Rinse the mask from your hair with warm water, then shampoo with your favorite moisturizing shampoo. To keep your hair shiny and healthy, apply the avocado banana mask twice every month.
Olive Oil and Honey Mask
Place 1/2 cup of honey in a small, microwave-safe mixing bowl. Heat the honey for five to 10 seconds, or until the honey is warm and runny.
Pour in 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil. If your hair is long or extremely dry, increase the olive oil to 1/4 cup. Break the contents of one vitamin E capsule into the mixture, and stir well.
Massage the moisturizing mask into your hair. Cover your hair with plastic wrap or a plastic shower cap and allow the moisturizer to remain in your hair for at least 20 minutes.
Rinse the mask from your hair, then wash your hair with a moisturizing shampoo.
- If you have any leftover product, place the mixture in a glass or ceramic jar with a close-fitting lid. Refrigerate and discard after one week.
- Apply the hair mask once a month to condition your tresses.
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