We are excited to welcome guest blogger, Louisa Rose, to Pixie Chat! She has graciously gifted us with a DIY Hair Mask recipe that I’m sure you’re going to love. I’m currently in the process of growing out my pixie cut and will be trying it soon. (Ever since I went blonde, my hair has been fried, and I’m hoping a good mask will help to alleviate those brittle ends…time will tell.)
Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy this post. 🙂 Let us know if you decide to try this out and leave a comment with your results below!
We often overlook the important role that nutrition plays in keeping our hair and skin beautiful and healthy. As well as eating plenty of protein, green leafy vegetables and other nutrient-rich foods, you can apply a DIY hair mask at home to give your locks a boost and improve strength and shine.
My recipe is natural, vegan, and good enough to eat. It’s packed with hair-loving vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to encourage smooth hair which is easy to style. It can also help with scalp issues such as dandruff and dry skin. You can check out my latest post on finding the best dandruff shampoo to learn more about common scalp issues.
Adding avocado to as many dishes as I can is a sort of obsession of mine, so you can imagine my elation when I found out they’re as good for your hair as they are for you to eat.
Chock full of protein, Vitamins A, D, E, B6 and a variety of minerals, using avocado in a hair mask can really improve shine and repair weak, dry, damaged hair. It can also help promote new hair growth by unblocking hair follicles and infusing your scalp with a good dose of B vitamins.
Bananas are a great source of potassium, which helps strengthen your strands and thicken finer hair. Their natural oils can also do wonders to smooth hair and improve its natural elasticity, which should make your hair easier to manage and reduce breakage.
Banana can also be effective in repairing sun and environmental damage and leaves your hair feeling soft and smooth.
Coconut milk has excellent moisturizing properties and provides a lovely cooling sensation on your scalp. It contains Vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, C and E, and minerals such as iron, selenium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous.
As well as smelling wonderful, it contains all the essential nutrients you need for healthy, conditioned hair. It also acts as a natural detangler, so you won’t have to apply as much stress when working through any knots.
Coconut oil is high in fatty acid which deeply penetrate the hair shaft and replenish dry hair. It helps to add moisture, volume and shine, and is great for repairing split ends. It’s also rich in antioxidants and works as a natural sunscreen to protect your hair from harmful UV rays.
Coconut oil also has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties, which means it can help fight the yeast-like fungus on your scalp which is one of the leading causes of dandruff.
A touch of olive oil can help add weight and moisture to all hair types, including chemically processed hair. It contains palmitic acid, squalene and oleic acid, which are all natural emollients which help smooth split ends and reduce frizz.
Olive oil can also protect the keratin in your hair so it stays strong and shiny, and delivers Vitamin E, A, and antioxidants.
- ½ Avocado
- ½ Banana
- 50 ml Coconut Milk
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix into a smooth paste.
Apply the mask to dry hair and massage the mixture into your scalp with the tips of your fingers. This helps improve blood circulation and unclog blocked pores.
Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes, and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo. If you have very thick hair you might need to shampoo twice.
Condition and style your hair as usual, and enjoy how soft, healthy and shiny your hair now feels.