The new year is all about trying and accomplishing new things to become your best self.
And that means this year, it’s time to begin a new journey and scour your home for the hair products you didn’t know you had. Yes, that means saying goodbye to those boring old conditioners.
Your hair needs just as much care and nurturing as your mind and body, and, luckily for you, some of these items are already in your home. The benefits of fruits and oils are endless. That’s right, coconuts are capable of yielding more than just a beverage.
Here are some DIY masks for your strong and healthy hair journey.
Anyone who rocks their natural hair knows the importance of locking in moisture, and the best type of treatment for kinkier curls – as most of you already know – are natural remedies. For an ultra-hydrating treatment, this avocado oil, mayonnaise, coconut oil and honey mask might be the answer to the results you are looking for.
In a large bowl:
- mix half an avocado with one fourth cup of mayonnaise,
- two tablespoons of avocado oil
- and one tablespoon of honey.
Apply this mask to your hair in sections, from the roots to the tips. Cover your head with a shower cap, and wait 30 minutes before you rinse.
If you were not aware already, eggs are packed with vitamins A, D and E which acts as a conditioner for your hair (yes, you read that right). For an extra boost of moisture that will also restore and give you shiny locks, mix this homemade mask with some avocados; millennials who cannot get enough of avocados for their toast will love this fruit for their hair. They are a rich source of vitamins and amino acids that help soothe your scalp and promote strong hair growth.
This mask requires:
- half an avocado
- 2 egg yolks
Mix these ingredients well and apply it to wet or dry hair. Make sure you allow the mask to sit for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing and washing your hair.
Like its counterparts, coconut milk is rich in nutritious oils, protein and healthy fatty acids that works wonders on your hair follicles. Olive oil is also rich in fatty acids that aids in moisturizing dry strands and preventing breakage. A coconut milk and olive oil hair mask is a simple – and totally effective – hair mask for any type of damage or hair loss.
- 2-4 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 3 drops tea tree essential oil
Remember, using one teaspoon of olive oil is more than enough – too much of it will cause greasy hair.
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