Tuesday, 15 November 2011

DIY: Natural Hair Mask Recipe

This mask is good enough to eat, contains natural ingredients, and  is suitable for all hair types. So if you fancy giving your hair a treat then read on....

You'll need
1 ripe avocado
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon of honey
Squeeze of lemon juice
Fork
Bowl
Cling film/shower cap
Hair in need of a treat


How to
Chop your avocado, place in a medium bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and work into a paste. Using a ripe avocado and fork helps avoid a chunky paste. Cover your hair and give yourself a good massage to help loosen your scalp and relax you.
Leave for 20-30 minutes, this makes sure all the goodness in the ingredients gets to work. I find popping a shower cap on helps avoid leaving the mask everywhere. As you've used egg, add a gentle shampoo to your hair first, working into a lather, then wash with luke warm water to ensure you don't end up with scrambled egg on your head (not a good look!)
Benefits
Avocado is great at helping to hydrate the hair, and it contains vitamins C & E which improve circulation & act as an antioxidant for hair follicles. Copper is also in this little green bad boy, which is known to promote hair growth. Egg contains protein which is great for strengthening your hair, it also helps give great shine. Three cheers for eggs!
Let me know if you give this a go, and what you think! 
Or if you've changed the ingredients up for something new?
Will be doing a few more of these to help your hair through Winter.
*Disclaimer*
Please don't use this mask if you are, or think you may be allergic to any ingredients....it'd just be silly. And if you have any sores, infection or infestation give it a miss - and get some advice from your GP.

5 comments:

  1. Yummy! I could eat that as well as apply it to my head. x

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  2. Yum yum,I agree with Vix, every chance this may get used as a dip! Will have to give this a try. I'm doing a 'mid week link love' tomorrow so will include a link to this post for others to read. Hope you don't mind. x

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  3. I don't mind at all! Thanks for giving me some 'mid week link love' ;)
    xx
    p.s It is pretty yummy, and totally useable inside and out.

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  4. This sounds great. Thanks for posting.

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    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

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  5. Sounds so healthy and moisturizing! =)

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