Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Honey Hair Mask

My hair was in need of some extra moisture since I have been washing & heat styling it a lot lately!  So on Saturday I decided to give it just that & do a homemade hair mask.  If you've read any of my other DIY beauty posts then you know that I prefer homemade natural products to chemical filled store brought ones.  I'm not some weird hippie with this stuff it's just that my body is allergic to so many different things, & I take a lot of medication, so when it comes to beauty I prefer to keep it simple & avoid chemicals when I can.  Hair masks are something that are easily made at home with ingredients you have in your kitchen & I would argue that they moisturize your hair better then pricey hair masks I've tried in the past.  When I was younger I used to a honey & olive oil hair mask that I think I read about in Seventeen or a magazine like that, so with what I remembered from that mask & the addition of avocado oil I came up with my very own Honey Hair Mask recipe that seriously works wonders.

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, making sure to mix them together thoroughly.  Next, apply to hair making sure to evenly distribute; I recommend turing your head upside down while applying.  You need to do this over the sink or an area that can be easily cleaned, I did mine at my bathroom sink/vanity area.  When you've saturated your hair with the mask (only use enough to coat your hair, there was a small amount left when I did it so I just got rid of it), put a shower cap, or towel on to lock it in.  Leave on for a minimum of 30 minutes, but longer is better, I left mine on for 3 hours.

After at least 30 minutes you need to wash your hair.  First try to rinse out as much as you can with just water.  Then shampoo* your hair from roots to tips & rinse.  I recommend shampooing again, but only your roots, to be sure that you removed all the oil & honey.  You can then condition, with a small amount of conditioner,  & style as usual.
*While I typically wash my hair with the Baking Soda Shampoo Alternative, but I have found that it does not completely remove an oil treatment for you hair.  When I need to wash my hair after a mask like this I use L'Oreal Paris EverCrème Nourishing Shampoo, which has no sulfates & is super gentle on hair (& doesn't make my head itchy!).

This mask made my hair so incredibly soft, smooth, & shiny.  It really gave it the extra moisture it needed, & has made it look so healthy.  If your hair is feeling dry or a little lackluster I definitely recommend giving it a try, you will love it too!

Do you have any natural hair remedies?  If you do please share them in the comments!

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  1. This looks great! Does it make a huge difference to not put the avocado oil in? I probably would have a hard time finding that where I live!

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  2. I've been looking for something like this, so I can't wait to try it!

  3. Thanks for sharing! Love this! My hair is so dry!

  4. ohhh i will have to try this! thanks for sharing. i love, love your blog! so happy to have stumbled across it!

  5. This sounds so incredible! I can't wait to try it!

  6. This sounds so awesome!! The ingredients are all so rich. I really want to try it! Especially now that I know it actually works. Thanks for sharing!!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  7. This sounds like so much fun to make. I think I need a pamper sesh this weekend!! ;D



  8. Oh wow and the honey is ok,that scares me a bit, but it sounds so decadent, and if it works I just may try it. Cheaper then buying a mask that is for sure.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  9. this really sounds like a great mix for a natural alternative to a hair mask! :D

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  10. This sounds awesome! I will have to try it! Thanks for posting it!


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