Homemade Hair Masks & Conditioning Wraps

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If hair is dry or damaged, here are a few recipes to try that will both nourish and bring it to a healthy shine.

BowlsThese are made with natural ingredients and most are likely in your pantry already.

The hot oil remedies at the bottom of the page work best if a warmed towel is wrapped around the head after treatment is applied, here’s how to prepare them:

  • Preheat oven to 200°F.
  • Lightly spray both sides of a towel with water then fold and arrange them in a large paper bag (or roll in aluminum foil).
  • Place bag (closed) on a baking sheet then put in the oven on the middle rack.
  • Turn off heat and they should be ready to use in about 10 minutes or so.
  • Crockpot Method: Generously mist them with water, roll up then arrange in a pre-heated crockpot (medium temperature). Cover and leave for about 20 mins, reducing to low after 10.

Use them only when they’re cool enough to handle.

Notes:

  • “EO” is short for Essential Oil
  • “EVOO” is short for Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Almond

1/4 cup of honey
1 tsp EVOO
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 TBS almond extract

  • Mix first two items in a blender for 5 mins then add the other items and blend for another 5. Keep refrigerated in a sealed glass jar until ready to use.

Avocado (to help repair split ends)

1 mashed avocado
2 drops lavender EO

  • Apply to ends and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse off (no shampoo).

Lemon Yogurt

2 TBS lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1 egg yolk
1 tsp yogurt (plain)

  • Rinse off after 20 minutes.

Banana

1 ripe banana
1 cup hot water
1/4 cup dried chamomile
1 TBS coconut oil
1 TBS honey

  • Use a blender to combine then apply. Rinse well after 20 minutes.

Egg & EVOO

1 egg yolk
1 TBS plain yogurt
1 TBS EVOO

  • Wash off after 25 minutes.

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Ideal for deep conditioning and so simple to do you can skip the salon and whip them up yourself. Here’s how…

Directions:

  • Warm ingredients in a small glass jar placed in a bowl of hot water, combine thoroughly.
  • Apply evenly from roots to ends, massage into scalp then cover head with plastic wrap (or bag) and then a hot towel.
  • When towel has cooled, remove and cover with another one that has been warmed.
  • Wait at least 30 mins or up to two hours before washing hair well with shampoo and condition as usual (optional).

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Published: August 1, 2012

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2 Comments to “Homemade Hair Masks & Conditioning Wraps”
  1. sharon says:

    How very useful this info is and we usually have the ingredients in our home .so Great and so natural Thankyou.Sharon

  2. Dalima says:

    Hi which pne is the best? For long black hair?? Thank u for the tips!!!


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