I have dabbled in the world of DIY hair masks sometime before, mainly with the ingredient of Avocado, and while i’ve never been blown away (I don’t use them frequently enough to really see results) I do enjoy the DIY process, its pretty fun! In this blog post i’ll share with you my latest recipe and how its good for yo hair 😉 A lot of people do hair masks to get moisture etc, but few people go.. ‘oh i really need some more protein in my hair’ and the difference between moisture and protein is important to note. And while i would love to type out explaining it all, i am far too lazy so here is a blog post that does! When I discovered this important difference and dual concept in managing my hair (i was sorted in the moisture aspect with other hair masks and products) I felt my hair needed to regain some strength! aka protein especially as recently I had thoughts of straightening my hair and needed to prepare for hat venture once again (albeit this time I actually invested in some hair protector spray) Before you do this hair mask, i really recommend using a blender, it makes the whole process much easier, especially with using eggs and a avocado. Anyway i’ll stop waffling on and name the ingredients 🙂
Avocado: The main man in this party, avocado is a really great source of moisture for the hair. I used a whole avocado but looking back, half would of done the job for one day, should of left the other half for another day.
Avocado oil contains many proteins and vitamins, including A,D, E and B6 as well as magnesium, folic acid, amino acids, copper and iron, all of which can help with both hair growth and nourishment
Lemon: A new ingredient that i’ve been keen on lately in my drinks, Hot water with a slice of lemon and a teaspoon(as many as you want) of honey and ta da! a beautiful, healthy refreshing drink for the morning. Anyway.. back to hair. This gives the hair a glowing shine and is great to refresh hair and the scalp. Simply squeeze half a lemon into your mixture.
Egg A source of protein, I used two eggs to get some good strength for my hair and really its great to used on the hair.
Egg protein helps rebuild damaged hair by filling in weakened spots along the hair strand, which temporarily strengthens the hair.
Coconut Milk An old mate of mine i used back in the day, that is really a magic ingredient, this is great for moisture and will be great on any hair type.I used nearly half of this. Here is also a great article detailing the benefits of Coconut
Honey: A boost for this mask, which gives a great shine, annnnd is rumoured to naturally lighten your hair.. I am yet to see this myself. Also, use natural honey,, because,, its natural! 🙂
A natural humectant, honey attracts moisture. It’s also full of antioxidants and nutrients to feed hair follicles that house the live part of hair, encouraging hair growth.
Jojoba Oil This ingredient is really interchangeable to whatever is your favourite oil. I was planning on using olive oil, but to my surprise there was none in so i got my staple jojoba oil and poured some of this good stuff in. I didn’t have much left so didn’t use as much as i would of liked. This oil and other oils just give good moisture for the hair, this one however is great for hair growth! I put this hair mask on for 30 mins and out a plastic bag ontop to.. i don’t really know what haha but it seemed like a good idea? Anyway i simply washed it out with water and didn’t bother with shampoo and conditioner because my hair was clean prior, i would recommend doing this on new clean hair. The results,,, it left my hair feeling fresh, shiny and stronger! Use as much as any ingredient you feel like your hair needs, there are no rules!
And here are the results the day after! I didn’t shampoo, i only applied my Kinky Curly Knot today AND to spice things up i used my sample size Alikay Natruals Curling Custard (which i will do a separate review on) so yeah, this isn’t my normal hair look to be honest but my hair had more of a pop and curl to it, I think the mask did some good 🙂
p.s can I just stress how difficult it is to get a DECENT selfie, i am so unphotogenic, but i had to show the curls… they are difficult to snap too :S