Is your hair lacking life? Are you sick of expensive salon treatments that only seem to last a few days? Then this DIY home hair mask blog is for you!
Oh, and did I mention, this will all be accomplished with ingredients that you (mostly) have in your home already?! Thrifty huh!
This DIY hair mask will having you questioning all those bottles of deep conditioner and masks you’ve got stored in the dark abyss which is your beauty products cupboard, c'mon we allll have one, full of beauty fad products we have purchased and just never got around to using / never will. Noooo, who are we kidding? We’ll ALWAYS be product junkies. But there is something to be said for simple, clean, no nonsense ingredients that can be whipped up in the comfort of your own kitchen.
One of the things I love most about DIY hair masks is that they actually work! They really, truly work.
So this is a two part mask. Yep, two parts. Meaning you use one mask on your scalp and a different mask on your ends. Because the hair near your scalp and the hair near the ends are different and need different things. So we’re going to give them what they want! It’s less complicated than it sounds, I swear.
Step 1 Scalp Mask:
Mix 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar and 3 drops of peppermint oil in a small bowl. The peppermint oil can be strong, so don’t go overboard. Stick to just a few drops!
If the ACV mixture is too strong, dilute it with water OR even a teaspoon of pumpkin oil (which you will use later). Using a color brush, paint up from your roots an inch or so. This vinegar solution is for scalp cleansing and stimulating. Leave in on while you mix the next mask.
**At this point you will be thinking “Wow, my hair smells amazing!” Just kidding. it will smell terrible! Unless you love vinegar—then you will love it… (you weirdo) But I promise the results are worth it!
For the hair mask, mix 4 tablespoons coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of organic honey, 1 tablespoon of Natural Organic Yoghurt and 2 tablespoons avocado oil in a small bowl. Starting from the ends, evenly coat your hair, working your way up.
Apply a thin even coating, but don’t drown your hair in oil. Apply it right up to where the apple cider mixture ends. **If your hair is thicker or longer, you might have to increase the ingredient amounts to cover all of your hair.
*Note: I use a colour bowl and brush applicator, but if you don’t have those, use what you’ve got. A cereal bowl, tupperware, etc. If you don’t have a colour brush, use an applicator bottle or just your hands
Once you have applied the 2 parts of the mask, start getting the blood flowing. Flip your head upside down, gently massage your scalp and hair for a few minutes, then leave the mask on between 15-30 minutes. Now throw your hair in a bun on put on some gangster rap, or classical, whatever your jam is.
At the end of the 15-30 mins, shampoo and condition like normal.
There are so many variations of this DIY hair mask and can be tailored to your hair specifically, some people get better results from different types of oils.
Stay tuned for the next DIY hair mask.
Lots of love,
Her Halo Hair