Turn leftovers into hair masks
If the thought of leftovers churns your stomach, you may be in luck. You can use everyday foods, including some items you may have left over from Thanksgiving, to create at-home hair masks that will r...
If the thought of leftovers churns your stomach, you may be in luck. You can use everyday foods, including some items you may have left over from Thanksgiving, to create at-home hair masks that will replenish and rejuvenate your hair.
Pumpkin Hair Mask
1 cup fresh, cooked or canned pumpkin
4 tablespoons coconut oil
1. Mix one cup fresh cooked pumpkin (or canned pumpkin) with four tablespoons of coconut oil in a food processor.
2. Apply the creamy mixture to your hair, cover with a shower cap (or plastic wrap) and leave on for 30 minutes.
3. Wash the mix out very well, then shampoo.
Apple Hair Mask
1-2 large apples
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon corn flour
1. Peel, core, and grate the apples.
2. Combine the grated apple with remaining ingredients and stir well.
3. Spread the mixture over dry, unwashed hair and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Cover your hair with a shower cap or a PVC-free food film and then wrap it with a towel.
4. Rinse the mask off with tepid water and follow with a mild shampoo if desired.
Banana Avocado Mask
1 medium banana
2 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp buttermilk
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1. Mash banana, egg and avocado in a small bowl.
2. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.
3. Apply to hair from roots to tips.
4. Leave in for 30 minutes and then wash out with a moisturizing shampoo.
5. Double the recipe for long hair.
6. Use twice a month to maintain healthy hair.
Yogurt Hair Mask
1 egg white
1/4 cup plain organic yogurt
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1. Beat egg white until frothy.
2. Mix with yogurt and mayonnaise.
3. Massage into wet hair.
4. Cover with plastic shower cap or plastic wrap.
6. Rinse with very cold water.
7. Use monthly to moisturize hair.
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