THE HAIR MASK RECIPE:
Ready in: A few minutes, enjoy the process
Serves: One hair mask per recipe
Difficulty: Absolutely none, we promise
0 calories, promise it’s all natural and healthy. No need to taste it.
An overripe banana
An overripe avocado
4 tbsp of heavy cream
Half a cup of olive oil
Cellophane sheet to cover hair
Aloe vera can be added as well if available
A bowl to mix
Dry hair in need of nourishment
Absolutely! Exactly what our hair needs after months of sun exposure!
WHAT TO KNOW:
All natural hair mask
Ideal for dry, damaged hair
Perfect for after-sun hair treatment
Like our skin, our hair needs some special treatment after the wonderful exposure to the sun. While we did soak up tons of vitamin D, the salty sea and the sun did put a strain on our skin and our hair. Our last DIY was a body treatment and we loved how excited you were to try it! This Sunday, we’re working wonders on our hair and this is a must to share with the EQ audience. Grab the ingredients and let’s get started.
Starting with the ripe banana, it contains a good amount of vitamin C. It provides its nutrients to dry and damaged hair, helping it grow and making it soft and shiny. Bananas are full of biotin which is known to promote hair growth and overall scalp health.
Continuing with the avocados, while we love them to make amazing guacamole, in this case we need them ripe for our hair mask. Avocados are high in fatty acid which help repair and nourish damaged hair. Think of this as a natural moisturizer for hair!
A few tablespoons of milk, will offer the protein our hair needs. It helps thicken the hair and works as an anti-frizz ingredient.
Last but not least, the magical olive oil. The benefits of pure, extra virgin olive oil have been discussed repeatedly by nutritionists, always mentioning the nutrients our bodies get from it. Why shouldn’t our hair get some love? Olive oil is an excellent source of antioxidants that promote scalp and skin health. Massaging the oil into the scalp will improve blood flow in the area so hair follicles are stimulated to grow thicker strands on hair.
Now that we know how well each ingredients works, let’s move on to the fun part. First, thoroughly blend the banana on its own. It’s imperative that it’s entirely smooth and no chunks are visible. Afterwards, add the rest of the ingredients and blend until everything is equally mixed and is not too runny. Apply this throughout the hair, focusing on the parts that need a bit more nourishment. Once done with the application, make a small bun and grab the cellophane to fully cover the hair. Keep it in for at least 20 minutes and then proceed to wash.
To be perfectly honest, I’ve slept while having the mask on my hair. Since I couldn’t stand the cellophane for the entire night, I put my hair in a bun and laid down a towel to cover my pillowcases. In the morning, my hair was silky and smooth. The longer it stays on the hair, the more it’ll nourish it; especially for longer hair. This depends on each person’s need and how long they can stand to keep a hair mask on. This concludes our Sunday wisdom and a quick, easy DIY recipe for our beloved hair.
Try it out and let us know what you think in the comment section below! We love it when we read your DIY recipes as well!
If after a few tryouts your skin reacts to this serum, perhaps an ingredient isn’t working in accordance to your skin type. Always be careful, even with 100% natural ingredients.
Rose water can be used as well to add that extra scent to the serum.
LOVE FOR ALL THINGS NATURAL,
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