Hair love: Easy peasy DIY hair masks

28 May

Hey guys,

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been feeling pretty crappy lately. Between hayfever, feeling sick and a bad hairdresser experience, I’ve royally had enough so, I was sitting in bed trying to think of things that would cheer me up and I decided to give myself some pampering…starting with my hair.

So today I’m going to be sharing with you a few DIY hair masks that are simple to make and are kind to your bank account. When it comes to fashion, healthy hair is always in style, however, hair masks can be quite pricey when bought in shops. The masks below mostly consist of things that you probably already have in your kitchen cupboard. They are cheap, contain no harsh chemicals and are just as effective as expensive shop bought versions. I’ve tried to include a hair mask to suit all hair types.. but knowing me I’ve probably left some out. If I have, please leave a comment below and I’ll find one for you or alternatively just give “DIY hair masks” a good ol’ Google. There are recipes EVERYWHERE on the internet I can tells ya!

Some vital DIY hair mask ingredients!

Hydrating Oil Mask

  • 4tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of honey

Heat up the olive oil for 20-3- seconds in the microwave before mixing with the honey. After applying to your hair, pop on a shower-cap to lock in the mixture. Leave in for 20mins and then rinse hair thoroughly.

Restorative mask

  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 1/2 of avocado
  • 3 tbsp of virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp of buttermilk

Mix all ingredients together until it turns into a paste. Smooth throughout the hair. Leave on for 20-30 mins and then rinse thoroughly.

Mask for oily hair

  • 5 tbsp of yogurt
  • 1 tbsp o baking soda
  • 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice

Mix all ingredients until forms a paste-like form. Smooth through hair focusing on roots. Leave on for 40mins. Repeat once a week for best results.

Shiny hair mask

  • 2 bananas
  • 3 tbsp of mayonaise
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

Mix all ingredients into a paste, smooth throughout hair, leave in for 30mins and rinse.

Mask for dry hair

  • 1 banana
  • few drops of almond oil

Mix ingredients. Work onto hair focusing on the ends. Leave for 15-30 mins.. and repeat once a week to see the best results.

Ok I realise that for some people, the idea of putting food into your hair is strange and in some ways..yucky..however, I do promise you that you will completely get used to it and even end up becoming obsessed.. word of caution though… know your limitations…

  • honey, milk, eggs etc = yes yes yes
  • fries, ketchup and a hamburger= no no no… (unless your’e into that of course…*dodgey eyes* ha)

Ok guys that’s all I got! Hope you enjoy making and using them! Let me know if you have any recipes for home-made hair masks! I’d loooove to hear them!

Thanks for reading, Bye Kx:)

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10 Responses to “Hair love: Easy peasy DIY hair masks”

  1. Vivien Page (@VivienPage) May 28, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Thanks for the info! Argan oil is great for your hair too, I use Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil and my hair is looking shiny, smooth and healthy :)

    • sleepingbootay May 28, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

      I completely agree, I use L’oreal’s mythic oil every day on the ends of my hair and it works amazingly. :) Thanks for your comment!:)

  2. storybookapothecary May 29, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    love these recipes! I’ll def try some

    • sleepingbootay May 29, 2012 at 10:29 am #

      Hi there! Aw thanks! You really should! They are easy to make and are insanely good for your hair!

      • storybookapothecary May 29, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

        I love a good DIY recipe, esp beauty so I def will thanks!

  3. neenz87 May 29, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    Awesome post!!

  4. alundeberg June 3, 2012 at 6:13 am #

    I remember doing these masks as a teen! Maybe I’ll revisit my youth and try them again. Thank you for the follow!

  5. sleepingbootay June 10, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    Aw thank you so much for including my blog! :) xx

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