Tis’ the time of year for dry hair and itchy scalp. The low temps outside have my heater on full blast and it is taking a toll on these locks. Throw in the weekly heat styling and my hair is just begging for mercy.
I remember doing this old school hair mask as a teenager back in the day. I have since tweaked and modified the recipe to make it the ultimate moisturizing and reparative hair mask.
I’m sure you can find all of these common household ingredients at home. You will be surprised to know the impact a simple banana or spash of honey can have in repairing our moisturizing your mane.
For this mask you will need:
- 1 Avacado
- 1 Tbsp of Coconut, Jojoba, or Olive oil (I’m using Coconut)
- 1 small Banana
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tbsp Honey
- ½ cup of Mayo
Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender until it’s the world’s most disgusting smoothie. I smashed the ingredients together once and I had chunks of avocado and banana left in my hair all day. It was really hard to shampoo it all out so make sure you blend this until it is completely smooth.
Apply it on dry hair, roots to ends, for 20 minutes and shampoo.
- Avacado- The natural conditioner is a rich source of protein, amino acids and vitamins that promote hair growth, restore shine, and rejuvenates your hair and scalp.
- Coconut oil- The tiny molecules in the oil penetrate through your hair and scalp to repair your locks. It strengthens, thickens and hydrates your hair and scalp from the inside out.
- Banana- The dense nutrients in the fruit help repair heat damage. It improves elasticity, seals your split ends and balances excess oil on your hair and scalp.
- Egg- The protein in eggs work as a reparative treatment for your hair. It strengthens your hair right down to the roots to prevent hair breakage. It helps bring bleached, color treated or chemically treated hair back to life.
- Honey- Antibacterial and antifungal properties of honey help prevent dandruff and other scalp conditions such as psoriasis. It removes impurities from your hair follicles to help promote hair growth.
- Mayo- This creamy condiment is made from egg yolks, vinegar, and oils that control frizz and define your natural wave. The rich amino acids and oils in mayo work together to form a strong conditioner for your hair.
I’m using Nature Queen Beauty shampoo to gently cleanse the greasy part of the mask, not the goodness that already penetrated into my hair. I usually add a few drops of essential oils to the mask but my Nature Queen shampoo contains essential oils from 9 herbs. They smell amazing and they are perfect for bleached hair like mine. There are no added colors or fragrances in the formula.
I use this hair mask once a week during the winter months. In this tutorial, I am applying the mask in a chair but I usually apply it in the shower because it can get very messy! Make sure you apply it on dry hair to reap its’ full benefits. Applying it to damp hair dilutes the mask.
I hope this hair masks helps you guys as much as it has helped me over the years!