UPDATE: This post originally ran on September 6th but now that fall is officially underway, we need these moisturizing hair masks more than ever!As the weather transitions from summer to fall, so does our wardrobe, our home décor, and our beauty routine. The disappearance of humidity does wonders for frizzy hair, but cooler, dryer weather also has a tendency to dry out our locks. To reverse the drying effects of fall weather on hair, there are tons of natural treatments you can make for yourself. Here are three of my current favorites.
Banana & Almond Oil Hair Mask
The banana softens your hair and protects its natural elasticity, while the almond oil keeps the moisture locked in. You’re left with smooth, soft hair that’s protected from the drying effects of dry, cool weather.
1 medium banana
1 tsp almond oil
Mash up your banana, add in the almond oil, and mix well. Massage into your hair, concentrating on your ends, and let sit for about 30 minutes. Wash and condition your hair as usual.
Peppermint & Avocado Hair Mask
The avocado, honey, and olive oil lock moisture into your hair, while the peppermint tea invigorates the scalp, leaving you with luscious, moisturized locks and a fresh, clean feeling.
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp loose peppermint tea
Mash up your avocado, add in the honey, olive oil, and tea, and mix well. Massage into your hair, concentrating on your ends, and let sit for about 30 minutes. Wash and condition your hair as usual.
Brown Sugar & Olive Oil Scalp Scrub
This scrub is really more about cleansing your scalp after a long summer spent under the sun. The brown sugar will act as an exfoliator, removing any sweat and sebum buildup that may have occurred over the past few months. The olive oil puts moisture back into the hair, prepping it for the cool, dry months ahead.
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
Combine the sugar and oil, and mix until you have an even consistency. Part your hair into multiple sections and gently massage the scrub into your scalp using small circular motions. Rinse your hair to remove the scrub, then wash and condition your hair as usual.
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