4 Natural, Nourishing Hair Masks

It’s the time of year where you will hear “New Year, New You” way too often. However, there is nothing wrong with refocusing or refreshing yourself at the beginning of the year. At Lindsay Brook Designs, we want 2019 to be the year of sustainability for our company. (We mentioned some of our sustainable plans in our previous post, but stay tuned to find out even more details.)

We also want to refresh our commitment to encouraging everyone to love their hair and embrace its beauty. Our hair scarves and scrunchies help you add an extra element of beauty to your hair. But, let’s revisit the idea of healthy hair. Winter can dry out and damage your hair, but here are some natural and nourishing hair masks that will help you restore, revive, and revamp your hair year-round.

Avocado Mask

Many pre-packaged hair masks can contain chemicals that can actually harm your hair. To ensure that your hair mask contains only natural ingredients, make the mask yourself! Wholefully recommends using an avocado mask to nourish thick and wavy hair.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons honey

Steps:

  1. Use a food processor or use a hand-held mixer to create your mask.

  2. Apply the mask to your hair.

  3. Clip your hair up.

  4. Wear a shower cap.

  5. Let mask sit for 30 minutes.

Some people use heat to help the masks deep condition the hair. You can do this by using a blow dryer for about 10 minutes or sitting outside in the sun.

If you tend to have greasy hair, use less of the mask at the root. Apply more to the ends to make sure they stay healthy.

Coconut Oil Mask

Coconut Oil has become a staple for anyone interested in health and beauty. You can add it to your coffee, use it to heal your cuticles, and allow it to revive your hair. One hair study shows that coconut oil is the best oil for reducing protein loss in any type of hair. Protein loss can cause your hair to become damaged.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted

Steps:

  1. Apply coconut oil to damp or dry hair.

  2. Clip hair up in a bun.

  3. Wear shower cap.

  4. Leave mask on for 7-8 hours (overnight).

  5. Shampoo and condition in the morning.

This mask is my personal favorite. Since my hair has been colored and I used heat more than I should (oops), I feel like this mask restores my hair. When I wash my hair in the morning, I can really feel how the coconut oil has moisturized and strengthened my hair.

Brandi Black at PaleoHacks has dubbed this mask the “Coconut Oil Rescue Mask” since it can give new life to damaged hair. For more coconut oil masks that you can wear for shorter periods of time, check out Brandi’s post.

Egg Mask

Instead of using all of your eggs for cooking, keep one for your hair. Egg hair masks can help heal dry hair, an oily scalp, and frizzy hair. This mask is specifically used to reduced oiliness.

Ingredients:

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  • 1/2 cup of plain yogurt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Steps:

  1. Use a hand mixer to blend ingredients.

  2. Use a hair dye brush to apply mask to hair.

  3. Leave mask on for 45 minutes.

  4. Rinse with water.

  5. Shampoo as normal.

You can use this mask 2-3 times a week to get rid of greasy locks. The egg and yogurt work together to remove oils from your hair while the lemon works as a scalp cleanser.

yogurt mask

If you use a lot of different products to tame your locks. the yogurt + apple cider vinegar + strawberry mask is for you. According to Shape, this mask is great for removing product build up while still providing moisture.

Ingredients:

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  • 1/2 cup of yogurt

  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 5-7 ripe strawberries

steps:

  1. Blend the strawberries with a food processor.

  2. Mix the blended strawberries with the apple cider vinegar and the yogurt.

  3. Apply mask to hair.

  4. Leave in for at least 3 minutes.

  5. Rinse in shower.

This mask is a great way to clean and moisture your hair without having to wear a mask for a long time.

Melissa Lawrence