5 DIY Hair Masks

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Every once in a while, I’ll find myself watching a movie on a Friday night, and get the weird urge to do a hair mask. This usually happens at around 9PM at night, when most beauty stores have long closed, leaving me to my own devices.

Luckily, you can make the best hair masks with things you probably have laying around your house already.

DIY HAIR MASK for DRY HAIR

  • Half of an Avocado
  • A ripe banana
  • 1 TBSP Honey
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil

This mask is good enough to eat (really though).  I just put all the ingredients in my mixer, and get them to a smoothie like consistency. Slather you hair with the mask. I like wrapping my hair in a plastic shower cap so the the mask doesn’t get anywhere else. You can keep it on for as long as you like, but I think 15 minutes is the sweet spot. Rinse thoroughly until your hair is clean + smoothie free. Voila, your hair will feel smooth and silky!

OILY HAIR

If you’ve got super oily hair, this hair mask will help absorb those extra oils, and really clean your hair.

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp bentonite clay
  • 1 tbs aloe vera

Mix all of the ingredients together, and apply to your scalp. Put on a shower cap and leave on for 3o minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water + then shampoo and condition the ends.

BLEACHED HAIR

  • 1 Egg
  • 3 TBSP Olive Oil

This is a simple recipe, but a good one. Jut mash the olive oil and egg together + slather on.  Depending on the damage you’ll want to leave this mask on as long as possible. Rinse + don’t shampoo, just use a really heavy duty conditioner.

COLOR BOOSTS

These aren’t necessarily “mask” but they do serve a purpose- to brighten your hair.

For brunettes: Black Tea

For blondes: Chamomile Tea

For redheads:  Highly Concentrated Cranberry Juice

Just rinse the color of your choice into your hair. Let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse out with cool water. Voila, color boost!

FRIZZY HAIR

  • 1 part beer
  • 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar

Rinse your hair with equal parts beer and ACV. Let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse. This will not only de-frizz your hair, but helps remove build up and leaves your hair squeaky clean and shiny!

 

Would you use a DIY hair mask? Which one is your favorite?