To some, winter is the most beautiful time of the year. Cooler temperatures lead to perfect cuddle weather, and snow seems to have a magical feeling. On the other hand, winter weather can wreak havoc on your luscious locks. The cool temperatures and low humidity can lead to dry, dull hair, your ends may split, and you can even experience some seasonal hair loss!2 What can you do to combat these less than desirable side effects of the coldest season of the year? Hair masks are a great option, and we have some amazing DIY recipes to keep your hair in tip-top shape!
MASK 1: Egg and Avocado1
This mask will make your hair shine like silk! Mix together half an avocado and two egg yolks and apply to wet or dry hair. Leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes, and make sure to wash your hair thoroughly after this, or your head might start smelling like an omelet. The best part of this mask is you’ll have half of an avocado leftover, homemade guacamole anyone?
MASK 2: Yogurt, Honey & Olive Oil1
You’re about to get sticky, but your hair will thank you when it is soft and sleek. For this mask, you will need one teaspoon of olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, and 1/4 cup of non-flavored yogurt. Mix everything together thoroughly and apply to damp hair. Leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes, and then wash your hair.
MASK 3: Coconut Oil1
Probably the easiest mask recipe with only one ingredient, this mask will add moisture back to dry and crispy hair. You’ll need one quarter cup of coconut oil that has been heated up so that it is liquid. This mask can get messy, so make sure you apply in an easy to clean area and do not let the oil get onto your clothes or linens, as it could leave a stain. Put the mask in your hair, wet or dry, and leave it in for more than an hour. This can even be done overnight! When rinsing the oil out of your hair, make sure to clean up right away so that it doesn’t leave a slippery residue for your husband, roommates or family to slip on.
MASK 4: Mayonnaise3
Mayo may seem like something you should only put on sandwiches, but it can actually have some restorative effects on hair as well. Apply mayo thoroughly to damp hair and leave it on for 30 minutes. Cover your head with a shower cap, or a plastic bag if you don’t have one, to keep the mess contained.
Looking for a restorative mask, but don’t have time to make your own? Try our Keranique® Micro-Exfoliating Follicle Revitalizing Mask. This pre-shampoo treatment will help restore vitality to dry or damaged hair.
Have you ever made your own hair mask? What are your tips and tricks? Share with us in the comments below!
1 – Information from DIYNatural.com
2 – Information from Bustle.com
3 – Information from Bustle.com