No matter how glorious and wonderful the warm, sunny days of summer are, they can wreak havoc on your hair. Summertime hair can be dry, frizzy, brittle, and full of split ends.
While it’s important to take a proactive stance to care for your summer hair and prevent the worst from happening, a little damage is inevitable. To cope with the damage, you’ll want to have a repair kit on hand. You don’t need to spend a fortune on fancy hair care products to care for your summer hair. Instead, visit the kitchen and start concocting. Most of what you need for healthy hair is in your refrigerator.
Ingredients for Hair Repair
There are some key ingredients you’ll want to keep on hand for optimal hair care:
- Oil (olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, etc.)
- Coconut milk
A weekly hair mask during the summer can do wonders for your hair, leaving it soft, shiny, and rehydrated.
Creating a hair mask is easy—you’ll need a few simple ingredients and some free time to relax while your hair soaks up all the yummy goodness. Your hair will be hydrated and revitalized in no time. Try one of these easy recipes to revive your hair and put the frizzies to rest.
Avocado-Mayonnaise Mask: Mix a full jar of mayonnaise with half an avocado and spread through the hair, paying particular attention to the roots. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water. Mayonnaise is an excellent de-frizzer.
Banana Mask: Blend one banana, one egg, five teaspoons of olive oil, and three teaspoons each of honey and milk. Massage the mixture into your hair and scalp and leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing.
Banana-Almond Mask: This recipe is particularly helpful for dry, damaged hair. Mash one banana and add several drops of almond oil. Massage into the hair and leave on for 15-30 minutes before washing out with a gentle shampoo.
Honey-Olive Oil Mask: Mix equal parts honey and olive oil and massage the mask into your hair. Place a plastic shower cap over your hair and let the mask sit for 30 minutes. Wash with a gentle shampoo. Your hair will be ultra-conditioned after this mask!
Avocado-Coconut: Mix one avocado, one-half cup of coconut milk, and three tablespoons of olive oil. Warm gently on the stove and then apply to hair and leave on for 30 minutes.
Honey-Yogurt Defrizzer: Mix one-half cup of honey with one-half cup of yogurt and one tablespoon of almond oil. Massage into hair from roots to ends and let sit for 30 minutes before washing with a gentle shampoo.
These are just a few of the many concoctions you can create to repair your hair. These all-natural masks add softness and shine to your hair without using a single chemical. Go forth and concoct and enjoy your silky tresses!