Set aside some pamper time while you still can and give your locks new life with one of these DIY hair treatments…
Now that your hair is getting a break from all the heat tools and myriad of products and is getting washed a bit less while spending most days in a messy bun (yes, we’re all doing it!), you might be noticing a slight change in its condition – for the better.
Well, there’s never been a better opportunity to make the most of the situation and give your locks the TLC they so need and deserve, and since not everyone has a mask or two stocked in their beauty cupboard, we’ve got some fabulous DIY hair treatments from other goodies that you may have in your kitchen… and they really do work!
Remember, if all else fails, a coconut oil or avo mask will do a world of good.
Strip it down
If you’re still concerned about a bit of product build up, you’ll want to get rid of it before trying any other treatment as they will be less effective.
For this one, bicarbonate of soda (or baking soda) will be your friend, but be sure not to overdo this one, as it can strip your hair of its natural oils.
How: 2 Tbsp bicarb with water to make a paste, massage into your damp hair, leave for around five minutes and then rinse and shampoo as usual.
Add back moisture
If dry, damaged hair is your main concern, then you definitely should be getting your mask on – and quite regularly. The solution here is quite simple, and no surprise: coconut oil.
In fact, this miracle product could be the solution to many hair woes, but adding back moisture and shine is at the top of the list. If you’re worried it will be a bit much for your hair, or if you don’t have any coconut oil, we’ve got another solution…
How: Mix 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar and 1 egg together, massage into your hair and leave to work for 30-40 minutes before rinsing. This mixture will add moisture and shine without weighing down your hair, which coconut oil could do.
We often get questions about remedies to get your hair growing, and we get the frustration that comes with it seeming like your hair is at a standstill. Well, the solution could be in your pantry.
How: Combine equal amounts of cinnamon and coconut oil, add to your roots and massage into your scalp. Leave this on for up to 45 minutes before rinsing.
You’ll need to do this about once a week to see results, but the cinnamon on the scalp promotes blood circulation which, in turn should stimulate hair growth.
Enhance your natural style
If your natural curls or waves seem a bit unsightly or out of control, this mask could bring back their bouncy glory.
How: Mix half a cup of maple syrup, ¼ cup of olive oil, 4 Tbsp honey, 2 bananas, ½ cup water and 4 Tbsp lemon juice. Stir over the stove until smooth.
If it’s too runny, add some flour to thicken. Make sure you cover all of your hair and cover with a shower cap, and then leave on for around 45 minutes before rinsing.