DIY Moisture Hair Mask
Hey guys, I’m really excited about this one, as I love a good money saving DIY. Lately, I’ve been OBSESSED with hair products because my hair endured its first winter EVER a few months ago. I am not kidding when I say that my hair took a serious beating. This winter, I probably lost about fifty percent of my volume and the texture of my hair changed dramatically. I tried EVERYTHING to zap some moisture into it and spent hundreds of dollars on products, with zero luck. I also have been slowly transitioning to more natural products. The new hydrate sheer by Pureology, although expensive, is AMAZING as I have a lot of hair but it’s pretty thin and it doesn’t weigh it down. Before this winter I was all about the sleeping in coconut oil once a week but it didn’t seem to do the trick like it used to. I found this mask online and had all the ingredients already, so here goes nothing.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 Ripe banana (the riper the better)
1 Cup organic virgin coconut oil
1 TBSP Honey
Plastic wrap or a shower cap
Measuring cup & measuring spoon
1 large towel
1 medium towel
*If you have medium to short hair I suggest you cut the recipe in half, it makes a lot of mask!
Cut the banana into small pieces and place in the blender with the honey and coconut oil. Blend for about thirty seconds until it is a smooth consistency. You want to make sure you are wearing a big T-Shirt for this and lay the large towel down on the bathroom floor. I took my hair in pieces and distributed the mask evenly, root to tip. My hair is extremely long so I had to place it in a bun before putting the Saran wrap around it. I suggest wrapping a small to medium towel around your neck, as the mask might drip. I left my mask on for 1 1/2 hours but I’m sure you can leave it on longer or even overnight. The smell was pretty nice, kind of tropical.
I shampooed my hair twice making sure all the oil was off of my scalp and didn’t need any conditioner. I’ll include my favorite cheap natural line of hair products below, the shampoo I just used is AMAZING. Overall, I say this did just about the same as the $70 masks I was purchasing from Moroccan Oil or kerastase. I’m definitely due for a trim but it does feel softer and more manageable. Try it out and let me know if you have any masks that you love and recommend!