Sleeping with a humidifier and cutting back on washing are a great start for rejuvenating your mane. And according to stylist Zoe Johnson of Civello Salon in Chicago, “Dry air and constant indoor heating can take a toll on your hair, making it dry and brittle. A weekly hair masque, packed with protein is the ultimate must have in your winter haircare arsenal.” That sounds like the perfect excuse for a little pampering and relaxation in the form of an at-home hair spa day. To inspire your revitalization, we’ve rounded up some awesome, tasty DIY hair masks, along with one or two you can pick up at the drugstore. So gather your ingredients, run a bath and get ready to get your moisture on.
1. Egg, Avocado & Olive Oil
This hair mask recipe also includes a little mayo for extra conditioning. The avocado and olive oil are both super moisturizing and leave hair soft and silky. Egg yolks are loaded with protein, vitamins and fatty acids to help strengthen tresses and prevent split ends. Massage the mask into your scalp, comb through the rest of your hair and cover with a shower cap. Relax for 20 minutes or so and then shampoo as usual.
There are few things in life that can’t be improved with a little raw organic honey. Because honey is a natural humectant, it’s especially good for reviving dry locks. It also has antioxidants and other nutrients to fortify your hair. You can mix honey with anything from water, to apple cider vinegar, to coconut oil depending on the level of conditioning you need
3. Lemon & Egg White
A lemon and egg white hair spa is an excellent all-natural way to fight dandruff. The egg whites contain protein and nourishing vitamins for hair as well as an antibacterial enzyme. Lemon helps control oil and acts as an antiseptic for a healthy scalp.
It’s not an old wives’ tale! Rinsing with beer really does leave your hair healthy and shiny looking. You can spray it on in the shower after shampooing and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing or leave it on overnight for extra sheen. If you really can’t deal with the smell of beer in your hair, Bröö is a line of beer-based shampoo and conditioner.
5. Papaya & Avocado
Avocado for softness, papaya to exfoliate your scalp and seal your cuticle finished with a dash of coconut oil or yogurt give your hair and scalp a complete rejuvenation. Massage it in, let it sit for 20 minutes and shampoo as usual.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is the wonder liquid that can help you lose weight, whitens teeth, cleans your house and can probably balance your checkbook if you give it time. It is also fantastic for removing product build-up and leaving locks super shiny. Mix it with honey’s humectant properties and coconut oil’s revitalizing fats, let it sit for 30 minutes and wash out for beautifully frizz-free hair.
Finally, a special treat just for your scalp—the foundation of your hair. A good scalp treatment will remove build-up, ease dandruff and help stimulate hair growth. You can mix coconut oil with a few drops of tea tree and rosemary oil or lemon and grapefruit juice.
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