If you are stuck at home, have watched literally everything on Netflix and your thumbs hurt from scrolling Instagram so long –- don’t fear. We’ve compiled a list of ways you can pass the time AND make your hair glossy at the same time.
You may as well come out of this COVID-19 crisis with well conditioned locks.
If you’ve got some extra household ingredients lying around, why don’t you try creating your own hair masks? There are lots of healthy, good for your scalp ingredients that you might have sat in a kitchen cupboard.
Avocado, egg, and olive oil mask
Great for : Damaged Hair
These 3 ingredients are packed full of omega-3 fatty acids which will provide the ultimate strength and shine for your hair. Avocado-based hair masks also help to rejuvenate and moisturize the scalp.
Ingredients: Half an avocado, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of olive oil ,and 1 tablespoon of honey.
Directions: With your fingertips, Apply to wet hair from the bottom and work your way upwards. Wrap your hair in a bun and cover with a shower cap. To help activate the ingredients, blow dry your shower cap-covered hair for 10 minutes. Then let it sit for another 20 minutes and wash out. Beautiful!
Lemon and Egg White Mask
Great for: Greasy hair
Make sure you use just the whites, as they have protein enzymes that help to remove excess oil.
Ingredients: 1 egg white, juice from half a lemon.
Directions: Smooth over hair from roots to ends and leave on for 30 minutes to an hour – The longer the better. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Ultimate Deep Conditioner
Great for : Dry, dehydrated hair
This is the ultimate, at home, deep conditioner recipe. Perfect for those looking to smooth split ends.
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 1 tablespoon shea butter, 1 teaspoon argan oil
Directions: Melt the coconut oil and shea butter together in the microwave. Let the mixture cool until it is almost solid before adding the argan oil. Whip together for 5 minutes to reveal a creamy texture and comb through clean,dry hair. Let this sit for 30 minutes and finish by rinsing and shampooing hair as normal.
Banana and Honey mask
Great for: Those with dull looking hair which needs some extra shine injecting back into it.
Ingredients: 1 ripe banana, 1 tbsp raw organic honey, 1 raw egg
Directions: Peel and freeze the banana and then blend in a blender until smooth. Add the honey and egg whites to the mixture and blend again. Apply to your hair from roots to tips, cover with shower cap, and let it sit for 20 minutes. Follow with your usual shampoo and conditioner.
Happy pampering and stay safe!