As much as I love the summer, I hate what it can do to our hair! Spending a lot of time in the sun or pool or even spending too much time in air conditioning can all do some major damage to our hair. Luckily there are many ways we can do some damage control and get our hair back into tip top shape for the fall. Hair experts recommend doing a deep conditioning mask weekly in order to provide hair extra moisture and nourishment and we think the following simple yet effective hair masks will help bring your hair back to life. Try it for yourself!
1. Warm Olive Oil
Oils are an excellent way to restore and revive your hair. Not only is it all natural, you’ve probably got plenty of it so you don’t have to go out of your way to create this super easy treatment any time you need it. All you need for this treatment is 3-6 tablespoons of olive oil (depending on your hair length) and a shower cap or towel. If you don’t have olive oil, you can substitute almond, sesame, or avocado oil. Heat up the oil in the microwave or on the stovetop being careful not to overheat it. You want the oil to be warm not hot! Next, apply the oil all over from the root to the tips. Put your hair up and cover it with a shower cap or a warm, wet towel and relax for 20-30 minutes. Once your time is up, shampoo your hair well and admire your hair!
2. Coconut Oil, Honey, and Avocado
Coconut oil is freakishly amazing on its own but when you combine it with honey and avocado, you get a powerful hair treatment that’ll knock out dryness and damage. Grab a teaspoon of honey, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of a mashed up avocado and mix well. Once it’s all mixed up, grab a towel to drape over your shoulders, and apply the mixture all over your hair. Leave it in for 15-20 minutes and shampoo it out. Make sure you rinse well and you’re not left with any avocado in your hair!
3. Milk and Honey
Hydrate dry hair with affordable kitchen staples! Melt 2 tablespoons of honey being careful not to overheat it. Try adding honey to a microwave-safe container and heating it up 8-10 seconds and checking it to make sure it’s melted, repeat if necessary. Then mix your melted honey with a cup of full fat milk and pour it onto your hair. Let it set for an hour and shampoo your hair as usual. Your hair should be shiny and smooth!
4. Banana and Honey
Are you starting to see a trend? Yep, honey is everything when it comes to moisturizing and restoring your hair! For this hair mask, get a ripe banana and mash it up well until it’s smooth. Add a teaspoon of honey to the mashed banana and mix well again. You might even want to blend it in a blender or immersion blender to make sure it’s lump-free. Apply it to your hair and cover it with a shower cap or plastic wrap. Shampoo and rinse very well after 20 minutes and your hair will look and smell unbelievably good.
5. Yogurt, ACV, and Honey
Restore shine and bounce to your hair with this simple treatment. Combine a ½ cup of plain yogurt, a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and a teaspoon of honey. Work in the mixture from your roots to the ends and leave it in for 15-20 minutes. Rinse your hsir with warm water and then shampoo as you normally do for soft, lustrous hair.
6. Avocado and Egg Yolk
Avocados are a fantastic moisturizer for your hair and scalp and eggs are said to be excellent for hair growth and preventing hair loss. Needless to say, you can create a powerful hair mask by combining these two foods. Mash up half an avocado and mix well with 2 egg yolks. Next, apply the mixture to your hair and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash and rinse well and you’re on your way to healthier and stronger hair!
I’ve been hearing about mayonnaise hair masks since I was little but never really thought much about them. Now, I’m realizing that there’s so much more to mayo than just adding flavor to tuna! Mayo adds moisture, shine, and volume to damaged hair so it’s an ideal DIY hair mask. Get a ¼ cup of mayonnaise and apply it all over your hair. If you can’t stand the smell, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a nice fragrance. Wrap your hair up in plastic wrap or a shower cap and wait 15 minutes. Shampoo as usual and you’re good to go!
Restore your summer hair easily and inexpensively with these simple hair masks. The next time you’re going to start a Netflix binge, whip up one of these quick masks and congratulate yourself on being such a good multitasker!