This post was written by Kelly D. Smith.
Over the years I’ve read a lot of books, blogs, and articles all about self-care and how important it is. There are a lot of aspects to self-care that you can touch on, but today I want to talk about one that I love: pampering yourself.
To me, there is no better way to spoil myself than by pampering myself for a couple of hours. It’s fun, and it leaves me feeling more relaxed and has long-term benefits for me. Plus, it leaves me feeling pretty and I’m a huge believer that you can never go wrong with health, skin, or hair!
Today, let’s talk about the hair. Hair masks can be pricey, so I’m going to run you through a few simple DIY’s you can do at home. First, let’s talk about what ingredients you should be using depending on what your hair concerns are.
- Coconut oil: we all know how great coconut oil is, right? I mean, you can do anything and everything with it! And that includes adding a little bit to your hair mask to help leave your hair conditioned, soft, and shiny! And an added bonus: It will help with dandruff.
- Milk: Although I don’t like drinking milk there is no doubt that this breakfast go-to is great to add to your hair mask. With protein and many other nutrients even just adding a little to your hair mask will help leave your hair looking its best.
- Egg: Eggs are good for you, and with lots of protein, these bad boys are one of the best things you can put on your hair to help keep it strong and healthy, and aid in hair growth. Which is why I always suggest using egg as a base.
- Honey: Honey is great to add to a conditioning hair mask, or just to use as a deep conditioner every now and then on its own is okay. It helps retain moisture which means it leaves your hair soft and shiny.
- Aloe: Along with being full of stuff that will leave your hair feeling soft and smooth, aloe helps treat and prevent dandruff and helps promote hair growth.
So, now that you’ve got a few ideas for what to put in your hair mask, let’s talk about making one!
I’ll be honest, it doesn’t have to be complicated and I can’t give you any real measurements since I don’t know how long (or short) your hair is, but it won’t be hard! The simple advice I can give you:
Apply your hair mask and leave it on for half an hour. Rinse it out with hot water then shampoo your hair. Do a final rinse in cold water to help close your hair follicles and viola! You’re done.
Enjoy your healthy hair and the benefits of a little pampering!
What hair masks (if any) do you use?