After a winter of long flowing straight hair, flexi rod sets and bouncy curls, during the summer we want our kinks and curls to have a little freedom. Free from manipulation, free from heat, and free from stress. It is time to pamper those tresses!
We are often amazed at the popularity of hair mask recipes on BHI. Without overthinking things it does tell us a few things about the hair community as a whole; for one, we love creating amazing conditioners and elixirs in the kitchen and secondly we instinctively know that something that we create ourselves from scratch using natural ingredients is the healthiest option for our hair.
You ladies know our mantra around here, we say With Health Comes Length and when I read the hair stories of the various women that contact us, 99% of them say the same thing. I want healthy hair, the length can come later.
We love homemade hair masks because they involve natures best foods. Like our bodies, when we feed our hair with vitamins directly you give it endurance, life and everything it needs to sustain itself.
You know how great you feel after a day of pampering at the day spa? Thats what these next 5 recipes will do for your hair. Each of them are designed to give you moisture and strength at the same time.
Thank me later (wink), lets begin:
1. Creamy Avocado Hair Mask
1 Ripe Avocado, 1/4 Cup Milk, 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
For all the recipes you will need a blender, it is much easier to get all the chunks out of the food that you are using allowing your mix to be pliable. This isnt a requirement but blenders certainly make things much easier. Avocado is the type of fruit that adds moisture and protein to your curls.
It is a superfood filled with great fats that if ever your hair felt even a little dry you can cure it with just one 30 minute session.
Blend the avocado chunks until you get a nice puree
Add the milk and oil to the mix a little at a time to get that creamy texture
Apply the mixture to your hair, from the roots of your hair to the very ends
Cover your hair with a plastic cap and then use a warm towel to heat things up for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse your hair well with warm water to ensure you get all the avocado out of your hair.