The secret to nourished, gorgeous, long locks that swing past your nipples? I actually have no idea yet. I do know a few ways to get started and one of those is a mask. All of these hair masks can be made at home. Quick and easy.
My hair has been colored a few too many times. Cut and grown, cut and grown….dyed blue for two years and thus has suffered some chemical damage. On top of this, I used a straightener at 450F or a curling iron every single morning for years. I am currently on a No Heat purge. Meaning, for 30 days I have my hair dryer, straightener and curling iron locked away and am forced to sport my natural hair. Ugh. I have also avoided coloring my hair for months in an effort to preserve my poor split ends.
The No Heat purge led me on a quest to help my frizzy, super thick, and naturally wavy hair grow and get back on track to being fabulous. It took a lot of abuse for a long time and now needs some love.
Hair treatments from the store can be great, but cost money and the ones at the salon cost even more. I also am never sure how well they actually help with the growth part. The masks I make now can be whipped up with whatever you have at home and are all natural.
Luscious Lavender Mask
- 1 Teaspoons Neem Oil
- 2-3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
- 10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 4 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil
Hydration + Growth Mask
- 1 Teaspoons of Neem Oil
- 2-4 Tablespoons of Jojoba Oil
- 6-10 Drops of Rosemary Essential Oils
Clarify + Shine Mask
- 1/8 Cup Olive Oil
- 4 Tablespoons Raw Honey
- 1/2 Fresh Squeezed Lemon
Stimulate + Nourish Mask
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tablespoon Macha Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Neem Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Strengthen + Repair Mask
- 1 Egg or 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
- 3 Tablespoons Coconut oil
- 2 Tablespoons Jojoba oil
- 4 drops of Peppermint, Thyme, or Lavender Oil
How to Use a Mask:
After your pick a recipe throw all of the ingredients into a bowl and whip it up. Do not try and prep the mask do it right before using it.
Coat your from roots to tips with the mask. If you are using Neem Oil or any essential oil in the mask make sure to really massage the roots and scalp to promote growth.
Let sit for 20 minutes to an Hour.
Rinse out with Warm Water
Shampoo and condition as normal. (Hopefully with a sulfate free product)
As you step out of the shower, feel free to put a tiny amount of Jojoba oil or coconut oil on your ends if they feel especially dry.
Tell me your hair secrets! Or share a video for no heat hair styles. I am seriously trying to love my natural hair, but finding it a challenge at this point.