My top DIY hair mask’s…

I love whipping up a few ingredients that you can find easily in the kitchen cupboards to give my hair that real natural boost of vitamins and shine,
Here’s my top 3 quick and easy recipes…
Give them a go and do comment and let  me know what you think or which is your fav…

For Vitamin enrichment on all hair types try this avocado one…
Avocados are rich in a variety of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin E and protein, both of which your hair needs to remain soft and healthy.

Cut and scoop out the flesh from a ripened avocado and mix in a tablespoon of honey. Mix to a nice consistency then apply to hair (a lumpy mixture can be hard to wash out!!! Trust me on that one…and mash it properly)
Wrap in a plastic bag or shower cap and wrap a towel on top to keep heat and moisture locked in. Then simply rinse with warm water.

(If there’s any extra mixture left I like to add in a few drops of coconut oil, a spoon of small granulated sugar as an exfoliant and use it as a face mask)

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For dry scalp and dry hair
Mash together 1/2 a ripe banana and add two tablespoons of honey and a few drops of almond oil and allow it to set with a shower cap on for 20 minutes before rinsing.
Bananas can increase the moisture of your hair, smooth frizz and soothe your itchy scalp.
Or
Mix 3 to 4 tablespoons of Aloe vera gel with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Add 3 tablespoons of yogurt and mix well. Apply the mixture to the hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash your hair as usual. (I like to be extra and use my aloe vera shampoo and conditioner which you can readily get in many different stores these days)
Aloe vera contains ingredients that have excellent moisturising properties, which can greatly benefit your hair. Aloe vera treatment will make dry hair become soft, lustrous, and shiny.

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For greasy/oily hair type..
Once shampooing or conditioning give a quick rinse with some lemon juice. This will also help if you have a flaky or dandruff type scalp.
The acidic properties of the lemon will help strip excess oils from the scalp and add that extra shine to the hair. (I always keep a fresh lemon in the bathroom..I even use it as a skin lightening body scrub..keep your eye out for that post…)
But if the lemon feel too strongly acidic on your scalp this can be substituted with olive oil or a few drops of coconut oil if you have dull and dry hair. This will add the shine but get rid of that sticky greasyness at the scalp…

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Hope these help…Please do try them out and feel free to comment..

MaenaS
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