MD - Alternate Medicine, DNHE, BHMS
Sharing our best tips for bringing the spa home. We're making 4 different hair masks!
I love using hair masks, because they seem to do more for my hair than any other diy hair treatment. As i've learned with some of my favorite cleaning techniques, time is a big factor! letting the ingredients of your hair mask soak in 30 minutes or so really works wonders. Plus, it gives you 30 minutes to sit and relax maybe try another one of our spa day treatments while you wait!
For dry hair
This hair mask is packed with moisturizing ingredients. It will nourish and soften your hair, promote growth, and lock in the moisture that it provides.
1 ripe banana
5 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons milk
Before mixing in the other ingredients, smash your banana. You don't want any chunks in there, but if you can't mash them all out, just run the mask through a strainer. You probably have all the ingredients for this mask, you will love how it leaves your hair!
Mine definitely felt softer and thicker. If you're hair is really dry, you can use this mask weekly. This made a lot of mask, and it doesn't store well because of the banana. Half a batch would definitely be enough (unless your hair is really long)!
For dull hair
If you hair is damaged from using products, leaving it dry and dull, this super simple hair mask will be perfect for you!
Simply massage 1/2 cup of plain yogurt into your hair. That's it! the milk fat will moisturize your hair while the lactic acid removes dirt and residue.
For oily hair
Egg whites are the perfect remedy for oily hair! the egg white tightens the follicle, reducing the amount of oil that can be secreted. The lemon gets rid of any oils currently in your hair, leaving it lighter and with more body! a bit of salt also helps to strip the hair of oils and reside from hair products.
1 egg white
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon salt
If you have a mixer handy, whip the egg whites into stiff peaks before adding the other ingredients. I didn't do this step, but it will make it less runny and easier to apply.
For an itchy scalp
If your head is itchy and you have a lot of dandruff, it may be caused by stress or a poor diet. You should definitely address these concerns, but in the meantime, try this hair mask to eliminate dandruff and leave your scalp feeling soft.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
The lemon juice gets rid of flakes and dry skin, while the oil moisturizes! this one separates quite a bit, so be sure to mix it really well right before applying.
After your mask has had time to sit, wash your hair normally. You should notice a difference right away! these treatments can be applied every other week. Enjoy!