3 Easy DIY Hair Masks to Try Tonight

Three Easy DIY Hair Masks to Tray Tonight

Sure, we love using our favorite hair products for healing any hair problems, but sometimes we just want to get a little creative and make a whole experience out of hair care. Raise your hand if you designate one night to pamper yourself a week. If not, these three easy DIY hair masks are sure to get you into the habit. Read on to find the best DIY hair mask for your hair issues.

DIY Hair Mask for Dry Hair

Ingredients You'll Need:
- 1/2 Banana
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Why These Ingredients Work:

All three ingredients are packed with nutrients and vitamins that will transform your hair in just 30 minutes. We all know bananas are full of potassium, but what can that do for your hair? Well, along with the bananas natural oils, the potassium softens the hair and protects the elasticity of your strands to avoid split ends and breakage. Avocados are loaded with Vitamin B which is one of the greatest vitamins for growing healthy, strong hair. The vitamins present in avocados are quickly absorbed by the scalp giving you a two-in-one treatment for hair and scalp worries.

Directions:

Mash or blend half of a banana and half an avocado. Slowly drizzle in olive oil as you mix until a smooth, creamy consistency is achieved. Rub it through your hair and scalp and cover with a shower cap. Let the ingredients absorb for up to 30 minutes and rinse out with lukewarm water. Wash your hair with regular shampoo to remove any excess particles left behind. Rinse with cold water again.

DIY Hair Mask for Oily Hair

Ingredients You'll Need:
- 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1 Tbsp. aloe vera gel
- 1 egg yolk

Why These Ingredients Work:

Lemon juice has an acidic makeup which can be harsh when used alone but combined with the strengthening and calming properties of honey and aloe vera gel, it provides purification for those who have oily scalps. The egg will act as a natural conditioner for the hair and scalp too.

Directions:

In a bowl, mix the lemon juice and honey and slowly add in the Aloe Vera gel. Whip the ingredients together with one egg yolk and apply to the scalp. Let the ingredients soak into the scalp for 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Once cleaned, wash your hair as you typically would and enjoy more purified hair.

DIY Hair Mask for Dull Hair

Ingredients You'll Need: 
- 1 egg
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- A squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Why These Ingredients Work:

As we mentioned before, eggs provide a natural conditioning element to the hair without the greasy residue. Combined with coconut milk, these ingredients work together to restore dry, damaged hair and heal split ends. A touch of lemon purifies any product build-up or residue that may be lurking behind from heavy hair care products, and the olive oil adds extra conditioning on top of the egg and coconut milk.

Directions:

Crack one egg into a bowl and whip together with 1 cup of coconut milk and two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Mix with a touch of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Massage the mixture into the scalp and rinse out with cold water after 20 minutes.

So, what do you say? Will you be trying any of these DIY hair masks this weekend? We’d love to hear about your results if you try them out. Leave a comment for us to see. If you’re looking for an all-around hair care product that provides these same benefits without the fuss, check out our line of ultra-nourishing Nutrifuse hair care products.

3 Common Shampoo Mistakes You’re Making

New hair, new you—except when you don’t shampoo your hair correctly. Ever look in the mirror a couple of hours after washing your hair and notice an oily, frizzy mess staring back at you? Hey, it’s happened to the best of us so don’t worry. Today on the blog we’re discussing some common shampoo mistakes you’re making and how you can avoid them. Goodbye, oily, frizzy mess!

Types of Shampoos

Of course, if you look down the hair product aisle, you’re going to see a ton of brands and types of shampoos. There’s some for oily hair, dry hair, frizzy hair, colored hair—the list goes on. It’s best to figure out what type of hair you have and exactly what your hair needs. Does it need moisture? Does it need something to control oiliness? It can all get a bit confusing, so asking your hair stylist for a recommendation at your next visit wouldn’t hurt. One thing’s for sure though; you should be looking for hair products that are sulfate and paraben free. Why? We wrote a whole blog post about it here.

How Much is too Much?

Shampoo is one of those products where you need to use the perfect amount to reap the benefits fully. Too much and you’re left with a frizzy, dry mess. Too little, and you’re likely left with oily hair and a little bit of product residue. Not cute! Realistically, you only need shampoo to wash the scalp, unless you’re dealing with some severe product residue or oiliness. When you go to rinse off your shampoo, it will run down the length of your hair removing any extra stuff left over. To shampoo the scalp, you only need a quarter sized amount or a little more depending on how thick your hair is. The key is to work up a good lather-which leads us to our next common shampoo mistake.

Saturate Those Strands

Are you using enough water? Before you shampoo, it’s important to saturate your hair for at least a minute or two. What happens when you don’t wet your hair enough? Well, your shampoo won’t get distributed evenly, and you’ll probably miss some areas. In the end, you’ll have some areas that are clean and others that are oily or full of residue. That’s why your hair can feel dirtier after you wash it then it did before. Make sure to thoroughly saturate the hair, apply shampoo, work up a lather, and rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.

So, are you guilty of making any of these mistakes? Don’t worry; we’ve all done at least one. From now on, take our advice and pick out the best shampoo for your hair, not what an influencer says is the best for your hair. Don’t use too much and don’t forget to soak your hair before applying shampoo. Stick to these few tips and your hair will be shinning.

How Alcohol Affects Your Hair

You usually wake up from a night of heavy drinking feeling sluggish and probably a little sick. You’re dehydrated, lacking nutrients, and tired as hell. You stumble over to the mirror, afraid to look up and see what stares back at you. Skin is feeling dehydrated and your hair…well, let’s just say bed head isn’t to blame this time around. In fact, alcohol can have similar effects on your hair as it does on your skin. With the holidays in full motion and the end of the year quickly approaching, it might be a good idea to read up on how alcohol can affect your hair and lead to those dreaded #badhairdays.

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