Posted on January 20 2018
You’ll find salons and spas offering different deep conditioning treatments to strengthen, soften and gloss hair. While these treatments and services can cost thirty dollars or more, you can find cheaper options right in your pantry. Read more for which ingredients make the best hair masks.
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This highly esteemed carrier oil is used for just about any beauty treatment today. Lip conditioner, stretch-mark diminisher, and an ultra-silkening hair mask. Coconut oil penetrates porous hair strands and makes your hair thicker. Some even wear it as an overnight hair mask—just be careful about not messing up your pillow. Also, it might take two or three times to wash coconut oil out of your hair.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar makes for an excellent hair purifier. It’s acidic properties act like an astringent and gets away all that gunk that builds up in your hair over time. It will make hair feel lighter instantly. Most users cover their hair with this clarifying solution in the shower. Then, they wash it out to avoid any smell. Some enthusiasts put it in a spray bottle and go to town—they’ll spray their faces, hair, and whatever else they want. The idea is apple cider vinegar with “the mother”—the fungus used to make vinegar—adds probiotic-power to the skin and hair. So, the takeaway, use alone as a treatment or continue reading to learn how to combine with other natural products.
If you’re not drinking this tea, at least have it in your pantry for beauty treatments. Rooibos tea is loaded with minerals and antioxidants—think about these on your hair. Users claim it plumps up their hair follicles and adds a beautiful shine. (Pro-tip: Drink this scrumptious South African tea for a glow that starts within).
Egg yolk is also used as a plumping treatment but not because of its mineral content. The high-viscosity food adds volume to hair because of its protein makeup. Eggs are known to be high in protein and cholesterol. This powerful combination fortifies hair and even is thought to help with hair growth. A good conditioning base, egg is a staple for a good DIY hair mask.
Packed with essential fatty acids, avocado can be your hair’s best friend. A ripened avocado is also a great conditioner for hair and washes out more easily. Also, avocado is packed with vitamin E, which is used in many hair and skin care products.
The Ultimate DIY Hair Mask
These prime at-home ingredients are all you need for the best hair mask to strengthen and silken your mane.
Get a medium mixing bowl, 1 avocado, 2 tbs of apple cider vinegar, 1 egg, 1 tbs of coconut oil and ½ cup of rooibos tea. You’ll need to brew the tea and warm up the coconut oil a little to mix more easily into this DIY hair mask. Once all the ingredients are added, vigorously mix them together. Get a hair color brush—like the one stylists use to highlight hair—and begin to paint this mixture onto dry hair. Once hair is saturated, massage this mixture into the scalp. Rinse thoroughly, and perhaps with some watered down shampoo.
Have fun rocking plant-powered, gorgeous hair!