Coconut Oil and Olive Oil: mix equal parts of olive oil and coconut oil in a microwave-safe container. Heat up for about 10 seconds, just until the coconut oil turns into liquid. My hair is medium length and fairly thick, so I use about ¼ cup of coconut oil and one tablespoon of olive oil to coat all of my hair. Next, apply the oil to the entire head, focusing mainly on the ends. If you have thin or oily hair, avoid the scalp when using this mask. I prefer to apply this hair mask just before bed, then wash it out with shampoo in the morning. Every time I make this mask I notice that my hair is much more shiny and smooth. This may not be ideal if your hair is on the oily side of the spectrum, but for normal to dry hair this works miracles! Also, if you color your hair, these oils will help to rejuvenate your hair after coloring or bleaching.
Avocado, Egg White, & Mayonnaise: for my hair, I use half of an avocado (mashed), one egg white, and one tablespoon of mayonnaise. Trust me, I know it sounds crazy to put this in your hair, but it really works! The fats and oils in the mayonnaise will give you shinier, softer locks. Protein in the egg whites promotes hair growth. Avocados are full of healthy fats that can help repair dry, damaged hair and the protein in them will promote hair growth as well. Shampoo hair like normal, then instead of applying conditioner, put the mixture in your hair and leave on for about 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cool water to prevent the egg from cooking. A tip to ensure you get the most out of this mask is to wear a shower cap while the mask is in your hair. This will help retain moisture and keep your hair saturated with all of the ingredients.
Banana, Honey, & Yogurt: mash up half of a ripe banana, then mix in one tablespoon each of plain Greek yogurt and honey. Apply to dry, unwashed hair, covering the entire head. Allow to soak in for about 30 minutes, then rinse and shampoo like normal. The bananas are full of potassium, which will strengthen hair and prevent hair loss. Honey is known to nourish hair to promote hair growth. The protein in Greek yogurt can increase hair growth, and the fat in it helps revive dull hair. The smell of this mask is wonderful, which makes it much easier to want to apply this all over your head!
These masks are simple to make and so completely worth it! Hopefully, these work for your hair like they work for mine to make your hair look and feel healthier!
With Love, Jeni