Hi Everyone, I know it has been quite some time since my last post, I have been dealing with somethings. Hopefully it won’t be too long before my next post.
Today’s blog is all about Homemade Hair Masks. I struggle with my hair all the time, I really need all the help I can get. I have really oily roots, If I wanted my hair to look clean then I would have to wash it EVERY SINGLE DAY. I don’t do that obviously because who has time for that. I have dry ends and split ends because I refuse to cut my hair and plus I think some hair salons charge way to much for a wash, cut and blow dry if you ask me. So I have researched and tried and tested some made masks and these are the ones that have seriously worked for me.
The first step to healthy hair is a healthy diet, what you eat effects your hair. If you eat healthy your hair will be healthy.
This is my personal favourite, it is so simply but does the trick. It helps repair split ends, moisturizes your hair and scalp. It leaves this lovely healthy sheen to the hair. Make sure you have enough time to do this as it could take up to an hour to complete. All you need is your organic coconut oil, a comb, a bowl and shower cap/ hair towel.
There are a few ways you can melt coconut oil. You can place it in the microwave for about 30 seconds but make sure it doesn’t get too hot because you could burn your scalp. You could have two bowls, the bottom bowl filled with hot water and place the bowl with coconut oil in it on top and stir it until melted.
The way I personally like to do is, scoop the oil out with a spoon and melt it in my hands by rubbing it together and then place it on the ends of my hair. I like to think I have more control over the oil this way but I also like how it makes my hands feel after.
After you melt the oil, place a towel around your shoulders because this is quite messy. Brush your hair like normal, then start adding the oil to the area that is dry. I advise to start with the ends and work your way up. If you apply too much to your roots your hair will look greasy/oily after you wash it, so try keep the oil to the ends of the hair.
Brush through with your comb. Leave the oil in your hair for as long as you can, the longer coconut oil is in your hair the better the results. I usually leave it sit in my hair from any time between 30 minutes and an hour. Once you have finished applying the oil wrap the towel around your head or place the shower cap on your head, the heat from your body helps the coconut oil work.
Wash out your hair as normal and watch the magic work.
The first time I did this, the day after in work I was getting so many compliments about my hair, how healthy it looked and the shine on it.
Now I know you are thinking, that’s disgusting and won’t work. Let me prove you wrong. Eggs have so much protein in them, protein helps strengthen the hair follicle. Strengthening your hair follicle is important, the stronger the follicle the less likely your hair is to break and the ends to split. Raw egg would be beneficial if you have frizzy hair as it smooths out the hair. It also prevents knots and tangles. The list goes on…
The number of eggs you use depends on the length of hair you have. I have medium/long hair but it is semi thin so I would use two eggs. This is quite messy so I would recommend doing this over a sink or wrapping a towel around your shoulders.
Place eggs on to dry hair, apply whatever way you think is best. Sometimes I start at the roots some days I start from the ends. Make sure you saturate the hair. Don’t be alarmed if you hair starts to get hard and solid, this is normal. Leave in your hair for 15 – 20 minutes.
Wash your hair with cold water as this closes the hair follicle. Wash with your normal shampoo and conditioner. If you don’t notice a change straight away it does take a very applications until you notice the effect.
These masks are really quite simple and cheap that is why I love them! If you would like anymore homemade hair masks, facemasks, oils, tonners, cleansers etc ask for them I have loads to share with you! If you would also like to private message me about what mask would suit your hair the best I would be happy to help.
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