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Saturday, July 26, 2014

DIY Hair Masks Your Hair Desperately Needs

hair masks

There is absolutely nothing better than getting to sit back, relax, and getting a professional facial. It feels absolutely amazing, but can be VERY expensive. Why spend all that money on getting someone else to give you a facial when you can get the same results at home and it cost you 25% of what you’d be paying for a professional one? F.Y.I you can even do it in your pajamas (2 thumbs up)

You can definitely maintain healthy skin at home; you just have to know what your skin type is. There are four skin types which include normal, dry, oily, and sensitive. You’ll want to stick to the facial masks that are made for your skin type. You definitely don’t want to use a dry skin face mask if you have oily skin. It will add more hydration and oil to your skin, which can lead to blackheads and breakouts.

I put the masks into sections (by skin type) so that it helps.

 

Normal Skin 

(Not too dry, yet not too oily with little to no blemishes or problems)

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*Egg & Yogurt Mask (Cleansing & Rejuvenating)

Use egg whites for oily greasy hair and egg yolk for dry brittle hair. Use whole egg for normal hair.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt

Take your 2 eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Place them in different bowls. Take the bowl with the egg whites in it and mix in your 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it until it dries (maybe 4-5 minutes).

Rinse off (by hand) in warm water. Follow with patting with a washcloth that has been dipped in warm water. Your face should feel moisturized yet cleansed.

Nutrifying Egg Hair Mask

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Ingredients:

  • One egg (or two depending on hair length)
  • 1 cup of milk (for shoulder length hair use 1/2 cup)
  • A squeeze of lemon
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil

Crack your egg (or eggs) into a bowl and beat it together with a whisk.

Add your cup of milk and two tablespoons of olive oil, gently mixing it in.

Add the little bit of lemon, continuing to mix with an egg beater.

(Go to your sink and lean your head over it) and add the hair mask mixture to your hair. Make sure that you massage the hair mask deeply yet gently into your scalp all the way the ends of you hair. (Work from roots down)

Let your hair sit for  15-20 minutes to allow your hair to absorb the hair mask. Either cover with a shower cap (or a plastic grocery bag works too).

Rinse it out with lukewarm or cold water. Make sure to get all of it off your scalp.

Shampoo/Condition as usual.

Avocado & Honey Hair Mask

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Ingredients:

  • Half an Avocado (or whole if you have long hair)
  • Tablespoon Honey

Cut the Avocado in half and use a spoon to scoop out the inside and place it in a bowl.

Mash it up

Add the honey and mix it well

Add the mask to your hair.

Let it sit for 20 minutes and cover with a shower cap.

Rinse with lukewarm or cold water.

Shampoo/condition as usual.

 

Oily Skin

(lots of shine, blackheads, prone to acne)

Baking Soda Hair Mask

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon Plain Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda

Mix the baking soda and plain yogurt together in a bowl.

Starting at the roots apply the mask to your hair. Massage it in VERY well, gently scrubbing; especially at the roots.

Let sit for 15-20 minutes with shower cap covering the hair.

Shampoo and condition as usual (DO not put the conditioner on your roots)

 

Lemon Hair Mask

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Egg white
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Cotton ball

Crack your egg, separating the egg white from the yolk. (You only need the egg whites).

Mix in the lemon juice

(Hover over the sink) and apply the mixture to your hair (with your cotton ball). Cover with a shower cap and leave it for 25-30 minutes.

Rinse your hair very well in cool water.

Shampoo/condition as usual

 

Apple Cider Mask

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar,
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Mix all your ingredients together

Wet your hair

Apply to your hair, combing it from the roots down so that it gets on all your hair.

Leave on for 3-4 minutes and rinse it out and apply your conditioner.

 

Dry Hair

Coconut and olive oil mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Olive Oil
  • 2 parts Coconut Oil

Mix your oils in a small bowl.

Apply it to your hair, focusing on your ends the most

wrap your hair in a bun and cover with a shower cap

leave in on for 15-30 minutes

Rinse with lukewarm water

shampoo and condition as usual

 

Banana Hair Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (the riper, the better!)
  • 1 tbsp honey

Take your banana and mash it all up. Use a blender or a mixer if you have one. The more smashed, the better.

Add in the honey and mix it up very well

Add the mask to your hair

Leave in on for 15-20 minutes wrapped in a shower cap

Rinse it out with lukewarm water

shampoo and condition as usual

 

I hope this helps you AND your hair out!

Until Next time..

 

-Jess

 

 

 

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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.

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