Everyone wants to have silky, strong soft hair, but sometimes using hair masques or products isn’t possible. Maybe you’ve run out and don’t have time to pick more up, maybe you’re travelling and there is nowhere around to buy your favourite product or maybe you are just short on funds this month. Whatever the case is, there are some easy homemade solutions that will hold you over until you can pick up your favourite products. These at home solutions won’t provide all the benefits that a salon product will, but it will provide some extra care for your hair during that in between stage.
Avocado Mask (www.hellonatural.co)
Avocado is a brilliant ingredient that is great for adding moisture to hair. Mix half of an avocado with a few drops of an essential oil of your choice. Apply it to damp hair for 15 minutes and then rinse. The avocado will provide your hair with oils and proteins it needs while the oil will give it a nicer smell while it’s sitting on your head.
Banana and Olive Oil Mask (www.hellonatural.co)
Bananas and olive oil are both great ingredients for adding moisture to the hair. Mix one banana and a tablespoon of olive oil together. Make sure the mixture is well blended – almost like a smoothie so that you aren’t applying chunks of banana to your hair. Massage the mixture into your hair and let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse and then shampoo the hair as normal.
Sugar Treatment (www.hellonatural.co)
Sugar has many uses in the beauty world, but this mixture will help will frizz throughout the day. Mix a teaspoon of sugar and a cup of water and smooth it over dry hair. This will serve as a make-shift hairspray to tame frizz and help to keep stray hairs in place.
Honey Mask (www.womansday.com)
For sun damaged or dry hair, honey can work wonders. Apply half a cup of honey to clean, damp hair and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing. To break up the honey and add a little bit more moisture, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil.
The Ultimate Volume and Hydration Mask (www.marieclaire.com)
To add moisture and volume, this mask will work wonders. Mix together one egg yolk, half a cup of honey, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 small ripe avocados. Let it sit for an hour or two before rinsing and shampooing like normal. It may take a long time, but it will be worth the pay off. If you are tight on time, apply the mixture to bangs and the hairs around the face, because those areas tend to need the most lift and moisture.
Be sure to try these homemade treatments and let us know how they work!
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Blog by Donna Monbourquette