Hello my curly haired friends + let’s not forget all you other folks w awesome hair types, I made myself a hair mask today + I wanted to share it w you all!
I love homemade hair masks bcus there’s nothing like blending the ingredients on your own, it makes me feel closer to nature + gives value to ordinary kitchen ingredients!
My friend Illy Lussiano (@hairbyilly) who’s an amazingly talented hairdresser told me something I hadn’t heard in a while the other day. She told me that ‘the condition of your hair depends greatly on your diet’ + let’s face it most of us eat on-the-go.
Most of us eat junk food, fast food + other things that we shouldn’t even be touching on a regular basis. Putting these ingredients straight into your hair can help bring balance back or begin to at least.
So this time around I made a blend of avocado, mayo, honey + one raw egg (not pictured)
THIS ALL GOES IN BEFORE SHAMPOO!
The avocado is the base of my hair mask .. I used half of a super ripe one that had been in my fridge for this exact purpose! Avocado is great for our hair bcus it contains hella vitamins like Vitamin A which contains antioxidants that aid in moisture, it will also fight free radicals which will provide better body + give your hair a lightweight feeling + strengthen, thicken, and promote hair growth. Vitamin D which helps fight against hair loss/breakage/thinning. Avocado rejuvenates our hair + repairs dry, brittle, damaged hair w the help on NO chemicals or foreign ingredients. The overall benefit is soft, lustrous, shiny hair!
The next ingredient is one tablespoon of mayo, don’t be scared - it’s great for our hair! Mayonnaise is also packed w great natural ingredients bcus of the eggs which contain L-cysteine which is an amino acid + powerful antioxidant which gives out hair shine, strength + structure since it makes up 18% of our hair + helps form keratin which increases hair density aka FULLER hair! Overall the result is moisture filled, shiny, soft hair!
Okay next up is my raw egg which I threw in there for extra shine. The Mayo already has eggs but I wanted an extra punch bcus my fave thing about my hair is it’s natural, healthy, glossy shine + I fight to maintain this! Eggs are great bcus they like the rest of these ingredients improve moisture, give our hair that wonderful shine, help w dandruff ( sulfur ) + help soften our kinks + curls! Eggs are packed w protein, minerals + vitamins like A, B1, B2, B4, D + E. Vitamin B’s aid in shine, hair growth + length! Vitamin E will help tame frizz + promote curl + help w our split ends! Eggs are great for shine, split ends, dandruff + give us soft supple locks!
Lastly, is my tablespoon of honey. Honey is like my favorite natural ingredient besides lime. I can’t get enough of this stuff + it’s great for my hair!? Awesomeness. Anyways honey is full of vitamins + minerals, antibacterials so fuck yeah I wnna put this stuff in my hair! It’s like food for hair + keeps our tresses nourished with no use of chemicals. Honey also acts as a humectant which will attract moisture + keep us from looking dry. But beware my curly haired friends, it can have its drawbacks on our hair so don’t use too much! Or you can experiment until you find the amount that’s perfect for you!
Alright so you mix all of these ingredients down to a liquid + apply generously to your hair. Rub it into your scalp w lots of love + place a plastic bag over your hair. Not over your face, don’t go killing yourselves now! Okay so place the bag over your hair + let it set for about 25-30 mins. After that rinse well so that you get ALL of the mask out. The honey might leave you sticky, the mayo might smell like mayo + the avocado clumps might stay in your hair .. SO BE SURE TO RINSE SUPER DUPER WELL. After that wash your hair w your regular shampoo ( I recommend Shea moistures Coco + hibiscus or Shea butter products ) but anything sulfate + alcohol free is great!
Okay, I’ve had this in my hair for like 45 mins writing/researching for this post.
Let me know how it goes 😘
i miss my hair this short & this color.
i was feeln myself with my nigga <3
summer days . need to come back . asap.
summer time fine with. @burymeinchanel