I recently dyed my hair, and if you’re in the same boat, you will absolutely understand that strange, crisp dry feeling that comes directly after using artificial colour. In order to restore some moisture and regain my hair’s original movement, body and softness, I’ve set about searching for a good, hydrating treatment product. So far, none has proved more effective that this one that I threw together in my kitchen so I thought I’d share the recipe with you. Here it is: 8 steps to a DIY hair mask.
Crack an egg into a deep mixing bowl and beat it thoroughly—depending on the length of you hair, you may find you need more than one. Eggs are an excellent source of nourishing oils and proteins, and applied directly to the hair, they help your locks to seal in moisture and repair damage caused by dehydration and chemical treatments.
Set your bowl with the beaten egg in it to one side and get to work peeling and dicing a ripe avocado. Put the pieces into the blender and pulse a couple of times until you have a thick puree. Avo’s are packed with fats as well as vitamins B, E and K; because they’re so super-healthy, these great green veggies are a staple ingredient in almost every hair mask recipe you’ll come across.
To your blended avocado, add a squirt of honey. Used as part of a wash-out treatment, honey will help to close down your hair’s cuticle and seal in the good oils and moisture that the eggs and avo deliver directly to the hair. Obviously, it’s too sticky to be left in, so when you get to work rinsing your homemade mask out of your newly nourished locks, make sure you do a thorough job.