DFW Beauty Guide: DIY Hair Masks

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3 DIY Hair Masks

Stuck in a never-ending era of bad hair days? Shake up your strands with a DIY hair mask that you can make and apply in under 10 minutes with ingredients sitting in your kitchen right now!

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Banana Hair Mask:

This mask moisturizes winter hair, strengthens strands to delay breakage, and maintains natural elasticity for a head of hair that looks and feels healthy. If you like how it works, reapply once a month for optimal results.

Ingredients:

2 overripe bananas

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon of honey

Directions:

1. Blend the bananas finely in a blender until there are absolutely no chunks of banana left.

2. Add to the blender honey, melted coconut oil, olive oil and blend again.

3. Slather the mixture on your scalp down to the lengths of your (dry) hair and let it sit for at least 5 minutes.

4. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Egg Hair Mask:

This is a simple treatment, and can be adjusted to fit those with normal hair, dry hair or oily hair. Why does it work? Egg yolks are rich in fat and protein, thus naturally moisturizing, and the egg whites contain bacteria-eating enzymes that remove unwanted oils. The egg white only treatment can be used twice a month, the others can only be used once a month.

Ingredients: 

For normal hair – ½ cup of raw egg (yolk and whites)

For oily hair – ½ cup egg whites

For dry hair – ½ cup egg yolks

Directions:

1. Apply the egg mixture you are using to clean, damp hair from the scalp to the ends.

2. Leave the mixture on for 20 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Baking Soda Treatment:

Sometimes a string of bad hair days is a direct result of product buildup. Baking soda is both gentle and powerful on product-ridden hair, as it is made of sodium bicarbonate, which breaks down anything acidic. This treatment can be reapplied every two weeks.

Ingredients:

1-2 tablespoons baking soda

Filtered water

Directions:

1. Mix the baking soda with small amounts of water until a thick paste forms.

2. Massage the mixture into damp hair and let it sit for 15 minutes.

3. Rinse baking soda out of hair with warm water, then shampoo hair.

TWYLA SHELMIRE SENIOR BEAUTY EDITOR

TWYLA SHELMIRE

SENIOR BEAUTY EDITOR