I am goo-goo for DIYs. Its not me being too cheap to buy the actual product (because some things I just refuse to make myself) but rather me feeling exhilarated and just flat out proud of myself for putting fresh ingredients together to take care of my tresses as mother nature intended. No chemicals. No fragrance that grinds my nerves. Just pure, honest ingredients to benefit my hair.
I came across this DIY Strengthening Mask while browsing on the Youbeauty.com website. Go on over to view the other hair recipes in the gallery (pure awesome!)
For overworked and processed hair, protein-rich egg is nature’s miracle. It smoothes damaged cuticles to restore strength and shine.
What you need:
- 1 egg (yolk only)
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 2 ounces water
- 1/2 mashed banana (mashed and ran thru a sieve/strainer to minimize ‘gunk’)
Whisk together egg, coconut oil, olive oil and honey, and water. Add one half of a mashed banana and stir until the mask is smooth. Apply to strands for 30 minutes, then shampoo and condition as per usual.