• Thursday, 10 July 2014

    How To Make Your Own Hair Mask

    Ditch the sea salt spray after your summer holiday, it's now time to spark some life into your dry and damaged locks. We all do it, every year we want to look like 'beach babes' with crispy waves and summer kissed hair, but such endeavours are ever so damaging. Now, we all know that many supermarkets/stores sell deep conditioning treatments for the hair; Garnier, L'Oreal, Aussie Hair- they all do it. However, have you ever thought about creating your own? Many of you would respond with a yes but stress that the reason why you haven't done it before is because you do not know how to. But don't worry I have this covered. Many brands use safe synthetics rather than fresh and natural ingredients- purely because it is cost affective and makes the product last for longer. But using the freshest and most natural ingredients will incredibly enhance the condition of you hair. And surprisingly, these ingredients can be found in your kitchen! Before I go into the 'ins' and 'outs', these hair masks will be more affective when you use them in the shower after you shampoo as the heat of your shower will open the hair follicles which will allow penetration into the hair shaft. Once applied I would then advise to use a hair cap, wait between 5-20 minutes,  then rinse with clean warm water and finish with a conditioner.

    It is recommended to do a hair mask at least 2/3 times a week  

    Hair Mask 1: The Banana Hair Mask 
    x1 Ripe Banana
    x1 tsp of Honey 
    x1/2 tsp of Argan Oil/Olive Oil (optional)
    This hair mask is suitable for those who have thin and dry hair. Banana contains potassium which will help strengthen the cuticle without it being flattening and greasy. Honey itself is also a hydrating which will also add a slight gloss to the hair. Method: put the banana, honey and argan/olive oil into a blender. But please not, you must keep blending until no lumps (because the lumps of banana will be a pain to get out of your hair). Apply to the hair, put a shower cap on and leave for 20 minutes. Jump in the shower, wash out, shampoo and condition as normal, and wollah! Your hair will feel ever so soft and hydrated!

    Hair Mask 2: Avocado Hair Mask
    x1-1/2 Ripe Avocado
    x1 Egg Yolk
    x1/2 tsp of Argan Oil/Olive oil (optional)
    This hair mask is suitable for those who have normal thickness hair but is dry. Avocado is ever so nourishing whilst the egg contains protein which will help to repair the hair shaft. The argan oil and olive oil will help add hydration and the strength to the hair too. Method: put the avocado, egg yolk and argan/olive oil in to a blender. But please note, you must keep blending until no lumps (because the lumps of avocado will be a pain to get out of your hair). Apply to the hair, put a shower cap on and leave for 20 minutes. Jump out of the shower, wash out, shampoo and condition as normal, and wollah! Your hair will feel ever so soft and hydrated!

    Hair Mask 3: A Bit Of Everything Above
    x1 Ripe Banana
    x1 Ripe Avocado
    x1 Egg Yolk
    x1/2 tsp of Honey
    x1/2 tsp of Argan Oil/Olive Oil (optional)
    x1/2 tsp of Wheatgerm Oil
    This hair mask is suitable for those who have thick hair but is dry. As mentioned before, all these properties are ever so nourishing and hydrating so your hair will feel back to life in no time! Method: Put the banana, avocado, egg yolk, honey and oils into a blender. Wheatgerm oil will help to reverse the damage caused to the hair as its natural agent will help to prevent future damage to the hair. Blend until smooth. Apply to the hair, put a shower cap on and leave for 20 minutes. Jump out of the shower, wash out, shampoo and condition, and wollah! Your hair will feel ever so soft and hydrated.

    Please note: you may have to increase the measurements depending on the thickness/length of your hair








    Which one will you be trying out?
    Much Love,
    Eltoria x


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    5 comments

    1. Sounds too yummy to be a hair mask

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    2. good tips :P

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    3. This is great DIYs! So easy and definitely a cheaper alternative from store bought. Thanks!

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    4. I've always wanted to try DIY masks, thanks for the recipes!

      xx Alyson
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    5. Definitely going to try these recipies! x

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