Hair Masks

Beauty, DIY

So. I got laid off, gave myself a haircut and am only allowed to leave the house to get food at the grocery store. Story of everyone’s life right now. But looking at the bright side I thought, what better time to tap into that frugal mindset and practice some self care while I’m at it? Partly out of boredom, partly out of curiosity and partly because I want to keep my newly trimmed hair healthy without dipping too far into my savings; here are 3 hair mask recipes that I made out of food. They all have different benefits for your hair. Make one of these or experiment with your own. All of these ingredients are really nourishing and are sure to leave your hair looking, feeling and smelling great. And they can all be found while on your weekly grocery run.

*Pro Tip from a friend: When rinsing out oil based hair masks it may be preferable to apply shampoo directly to hair before getting wet to better penetrate the mask and wash out cleaner. However, if you’re left a bit oily, just consider it a little residual conditioning.

**Note: it would be a good idea to double these recipes for long hair.

Fix That Shit

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 a ripe Avocado

Instructions:

Step 1 – Mash Avocado and combine with Coconut Oil and Honey

Step 2 – Mix well and apply from top to bottom

Step 3 – Let sit 15-20 min

Step 5 – Rinse well and wash hair with shampoo and conditioner

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The Shining

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil

Instructions:

Step 1 – Combine all ingredients. I ended up using my fingers for this because the oil and vinegar didn’t blend well with a spoon.

Step 2 – Apply to Hair root to tip

Step 3 – Let sit for min 20 min

Step 3 – Rinse with shampoo and conditioner

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The Frizz

Things you’ll need:

  • 1/2 ripe Banana
  • 1 Tbsp plain Yogurt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Honey

Instructions:

Step 1 – Blend ingredients until smooth. Get the banana lumps out as best as you can.

Step 2 – Apply to damp hair from top to bottom

Step 3 – Cover and let sit for 30-45 min

Step 4 – Rinse well with shampoo and conditioner (especially if it’s a bit lumpy or you’ll get banana chunks in your hair like I did)

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