I am back with another DIY hair mask. I do hope you have already read the nourishing mask post I did before 🙂
This time, it’s gonna be an ultra conditioning mask. You will need :
1/2 a banana – It is rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins that helps in softening the hair and protects the hair’s natural elasticity preventing split ends and breakage. It also enhances the strength, endurance and shine of the hair. You will need to mash it. So I selected a very ripe one for this mask.
4 tbsp Mayonnaise – It has the power to deeply condition the hair. It is rich in proteins, thanks to the egg content in it. Our hair is acidic and the acidity in Mayo helps maintain the hair’s natural acid level.
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil – It is known to hydrate and deeply condition your hair.
1 tbsp coconut oil – It penetrates the hair shaft and prevents protein loss from the hair. Also helps seal in and retain moisture, thus giving the hair shine and vitality. In the above pic, you can see how I store my coconut oil in a big container and put a spoon into it. This way, even when it’s solidified, I can scoop it out easily.
2 tbsp honey – Helps in giving moisture and softness to the hair.
4 tbsp water – I used water in the making of this mask but later felt it was uncalled for as it made the mask very drippy.
Alright guys, so you can see what a fantastic array of ingredients is included in the mask. Here is the step by step look at the preparation:
1) Mash the banana. I find it easy to do it using a fork.
2) Add 4 tbsp of mayo.
3) Add 2 tbsp of honey
4) Add the olive oil.
5) Final step, adding the coconut oil
It should look like below in the end (but not as watery)
You can have this hair mask on for about 30 mins or more. I usually have it on for an hour. I first apply this to the scalp and then work my way until the very tip of my hair. Make sure your hair is fully saturated with this mixture. I then put up my hair in a bun and throw in a shower cap. I usually dampen a towel and put it in the microwave to heat it for about 20 secs. Then I wrap this towel on top of the shower cap, so that the warmth penetrates the cap and help along in opening the cuticles of the hair.
After that wash your hair using a mild shampoo. No need to use a conditioner.
NOTE: By the way, if you guys been wondering what TYPE of hair I have (I didn’t even mention it in my last hair care post), it’s fine and damaged hair with split ends. Yeah!. That’s as horrible as it sounds. I want to nourish back my hair to it’s former glory (before I dumbly re-bonded my hair TWICE) and that’s why I have been doing at-home hair care of late.
That’s all for now. Hang in there and don’t forget to stay awesome 🙂