DIY Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

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In past posts I have rambled on about my dull, thin, lifeless hair. I have also suggested some of my Favorite DIY recipe’s and tips. Here is another of my top 5 faves for a deep conditioning hair mask and why:

The recipe includes the orange veggie, carrots and the nutritious fruity banana. Carrots are great for the skin and body as they hydrate and brighten when consumed, the beta-carotene properties are converted by the body into vitamin A. In addition to skin, carrots are also excellent for promoting eye health and hair health.

The mask is an excellent hair rescue mask to get rid of built up residues and toxins on the scalp and skin. So get into your kitchen, and make yourself a deep conditioning carrot and banana mask!

Carrots and bananas provide a multitude of benefits for healthy hair and hair growth. The deep conditioner recipe adds shine and luster to the hair, reduces dandruff, removes build-up, reduces hair loss and preserves natural elasticity. With weekly usage of the recipe, you can get rid of itchy, dry, flaky, frizzy hair and soothe the scalp. The recipe is excellent for all hair types and even those with dry and brittle hair.

Ingredients

  • A medium-sized carrot
  • A ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons creamy yogurt
  • Few drops of olive oil
  • Two teaspoons of honey (optional)

Method

  • Chop the carrot into tiny cubes and boil it until it softens.
  • Chop the bananas.
  • Add yogurt, olive oil and honey to the fruit and vegetable chops. Add the honey, if you don’t mind the sticky feeling. Honey adds extra shine and luster to the hair.
  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender until you have a smooth paste
  • Apply all over your head and massage thoroughly
  • Cover with a shower cap to lock in the head that your head naturally produces
  • Leave on for 1-2 hours depending on your time availability (the longer the better)
  • Rinse the hair with water. Use a mild shampoo if required. Ensure the hair does not have any mask residue left behind. You will not need a condition
  • After the wash you hair can tend to get a little tangled, so take some extra time to really comb softly through them

If you want to forgo the banana (which I don’t recommend)The recipe is simple and wonderful.

  • Take a medium-sized carrot and grate it into small pieces.
  • Rub the grated carrot on the hair and let is stay there for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse the hair and use a mild shampoo if required.

You’ll have soft and clean hair but your bath drain might require some cleaning. It’s a good idea to collect the large carrot pieces as otherwise they will block the drainage.

 

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