When it comes to my hair, I am the ultimate kitchenista, I just cannot justify buying a thirty dollar bottle of magic protein potion when I have a dozen eggs in the fridge. I have made a few hair masks in my time some of which I just threw together out of experimentation others I stole from hair blogs, magazines and the ideas from myÂ girlfriends. Here are three of my best homemade hair masks to date:
Honey, Eggs, Oil and Cheap Conditioner
This mask is always my very first suggestion to anyone looking for a quick protein fix. The mask is easy and all of the ingredients you are bound to have all together at one time in your kitchen. I dont know about you but one of the most annoying things is to have one or two of the ingredients of a mask only to find out you are missing something critical and your hair already prepped.
When you mix this maskÂ use the whole egg, the yolk is where all the magic is because the yolk strengthens hair follicles and prevents hair loss. Other nutrients include vitamin A which prevents breakage, vitamin B12 for hair growth and other fatty acids that give hair that natural shine.
1 egg ( 2 eggs if your hair is longer)
2-3 Table spoons honey
2-3 Table spoons oil (any oil will do, pick yourÂ favoriteÂ kind)
Cheap conditioner – The conditioner is there for added moisture and consistency, so pick a moisture based conditioner, and add enough to make the mask consistent, youÂ don’tÂ want it to be a rinse.
Avocado, Banana, Olive Oil andÂ MayonnaiseÂ
It took me awhile to add avocado and banana’s to my hair, for some reason the thought of those two fruits on my head for hours at a time was just not appealing. The thing is, once you get all the ingredients in a blender and make the paste then somehow the ‘ ewwÂ that’sÂ gross’ anxiety all goes away.
Bananas are a natural source of biotin so the next time you buy a six dollar bottle of biotin pills you might want to skip to the produce isle and get some bananas for fifty two cents.Â Avocados much like an egg is a very rich source ofÂ vitaminÂ A andÂ antioxidantsÂ all great for hair, especially if it is damaged. Another cool little fact is that it acts as a natural sunscreen and even though we never think about it, in the summer time, our hair gets a beating from direct sunlight.Â TheÂ mayonnaiseÂ restores moisture to the strands, does a little protein work and is just overall a great addition to any mask.
Half a Banana
2- 3 table spoons Olive Oil
2-3 table spoons Mayo
Greek Yogurt & Honey
I hope you have some extra Chobani on chill because this mask is totally awesome. Greek yogurt, or really any yogurt is a great for hair because it restores moisture and strengthens the hair all in one shot. The enzymes in yogurt is also known toÂ relieveÂ an itchy scalp and combat dandruff. Though yogurtÂ doesn’tÂ need much help, if you add a little honey, you will increase the natural shine andÂ lusterÂ of the hair. The mix for this mask is so simple a caveman can do it, just get enough yogurt to cover your hair in its entirety and mix in two tablespoons of honey, voila!
Have you done a hair mask lately, share some of yourÂ favoriteÂ recipes?