We don’t always have time, to trial and test hair products that may, or may not, be suitable for our hair types. And quite frankly, it’s exhausting on the pocket. So when I stumble across a DIY concoction that works for me, I hang on to that “recipe” for dear life.
Today, is one of those days, that I would like to let you in on what I like to call my “go-to-hair-restoring-mask”. Now, there are times, I have to admit, that I miss out on a deep conditioning treatment or two, which is not the wisest thing to do, especially during winter. To restore the moisturise and revive my hair I blend the following:
2 tbls Honey
1 tsp Castor oil
2 tsp Coconut oil
1 tsp Almond oil
Top the mixture up with my favourite botanical conditioner.
These all-natural ingredients are staple of mine for this exact reason. They have amazing benefits for hair. Almond oil has a high content of essential fatty acids, giving it superb moisturising properties, while having a light-weight feel on the hair. Castor oil aids hair growth and is moisturising. Coconut oil helps reduce protein loss. It is rich in lauric acid and has high moisture retaining capacity, while serving as an excellent hair conditioner and detangler. Honey is a natural emollient which serves to soften hair and is a natural antioxidant, keeping the scalp healthy and stimulating hair growth.
Put together, these ingredients help to restore, especially damaged hair, leaving it moisturised and looking and feeling healthier than before. But don’t fret if you happen to not have ALL the ingredients lying around, what’s important is the mixture of honey, one of the oils and botanical conditioner. I only add which ever oils I have in stock, of which coconut oil always happens to be in the mix. You can add more or less of each ingredient depending on your hair type and thickness.
After having blended the mixture, I apply the concoction to co-washed hair, I leave it on to fully absorb for at least an hour, sometimes even over night. The following morning, I rinse and style as usual. And that’s it, hair restored! 😉