Words by Ciler Peksah
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With so many external factors conspiring against the ‘good hair day’ that you crave, your hair is probably in need of some deep TLC.
Whilst an in-salon treatment might be just what the hair-doctor ordered, it can be a drain on both your wallet and your time, so Holly’s trusty hairdresser, Ciler, has recommended 2 simple, 2-ingredient, DIY hair mask recipes that you can try at home, for an effective and cost-efficient way to put the va-va-voom back into your locks.
1. DIY protein hair mask step-by-step
We all know how good protein is for our body, but did you know that it’s also fantastic for our hair. Eggs are like a secret weapon for your hair because they’re packed with healthy fats that give your locks a serious moisture boost and glossy finish. Plus, since your hair is mostly protein (about 80%!) applying protein-rich egg can give your hair the strength it needs to cope with heated styling.
2tbs Olive Oil
Beat the egg and combine it with the olive oil. Apply the mixture to your hair and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with cool water (to prevent the egg from cooking) and shampoo and condition as usual. This mask can help strengthen and add shine to your hair.
I’d recommend performing this treatment on a monthly basis due to its high protein content. Using it too frequently might result in your hair feeling rigid.
2. DIY mask for silky shiny hair
Who doesn’t love some avocado toast, right? Well, your hair is just as crazy about avocado as your taste buds! Avocado is packed with natural oils and good fats to quench your hair’s thirst and leave it feeling silkier and shinier. And let’s not forget coconut oil – the defender against any external damage – with this warrior in the mix, this mask packs a punch.
1 Avocado, smashed
2 tbs Coconut Oil (or Olive Oil as alternative)
Mash the avocado and mix it with the oil until you have a smooth paste. Apply the mixture to damp hair, especially concentrating on the roots and tips. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and shampoo as usual. This mask can provide deep conditioning and nourishment so you may not need to follow with your usual conditioner.
If you want to keep your hair happy and healthy while avoiding excessive damage, here’s a handy sleep tip to maintain silky hair:
Consider tucking your locks into a loose braid before bedtime. Also, by using a silk scrunchie or gentle hair tie you’ll sidestep those pesky knots, breakage, and morning frizz.
Have a go at these masks next time you’re doing your self care routine and see how you get on. Luscious locks await you…
Remember to adjust the quantities based on your hair length and thickness. Always conduct a patch test before using any new hair mask to ensure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients. And these masks are most effective when used regularly, so try to incorporate them into your hair care routine for long-term benefits.
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