Repair Your Hair: 5 DIY Tress-Treating Recipes
Hair wraps are a hair-hue-changer's best friend. And seeing as I have gotten in the habit of doling out DIY recipes as of late, I figured that I would highlight a handful of my favorite hair masks.
1). Neem Machine
The powder from Neem leaves treats dandruff, makes the hair stronger and helps hair grow a little faster. Some even say that it can be used to remove lice!
Simply grind up Neem leaves or just buy powder, mix it with hot water until it forms the consistency of a paste and rub it into your hair, all the way from the root to the bottom. Leave it in for about an hour or two and wash it out very well.
2). Coconut Oil
Not really a recipe per se, but coconut oil is something my family (and culture) uses a lot. I use it in my hair about once a week. I just rub it in, leave it in for 10 to 45 minutes—depending on how patient I am that day—and wash it out.
3). Avocado Yolk
If your hair is drying out during the winter, an avocado and egg yolk can restore it and add some shine. Mix two egg yolks with a quarter to half of an avocado. Leave it in your hair for 15-20 minutes and then wash it out.
Also, leave the window open, because the egg can really make your bathroom smell!
4). Almond Joy-Ful
Yogurt can also bring back the shine to your hair. Mix a quarter cup of yogurt with two spoons of almond oil, which treats damaged hair. Add a teaspoon of olive oil to moisturize and treat a dry scalp, for a good hair mask that treats almost everything in the book.
5). Sesame Oil
Okay, another non-"recipe". If you’re cold, sick, or having headaches, sesame oil is great to deep condition your hair and get your blood circulation up. Add a dash of chili powder to give your hair a growth kick (and your body a little “wake up!” kick). This is great for if you have a cold, as it gets your blood flowing and warms you up. It’s kind of an invigorating feeling.