Spa-At-Home: Hair Masque and Conditioning Treatment Recipes
Don't pay hundreds of dollars for dubious products that may or may not work! These at-home treatments are easy to mix up right in your kitchen. The ingredients are cheap, and chances are, you already have most of them in your cupboard. They produce results you simply won't believe- until you see for yourself!
Included below: hot oil treatment, deep conditioning masque, enriching conditioner, residue rinser, and oil-reducing hair tonic. Everything you need for luscious locks is right at your fingertips... or at most, down the hall...
Hot Oil Hair Treatment
Use this intensive treatment twice a month to rehydrate dry hair and prevent dandruff.
- 1/2 cup of dried rosemary leaves
- 1/2 cup olive oil
Combine oil and rosemary in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until warm all the way through. Remove from heat and strain, to remove leaves from oil. Coat scalp and ends of hair with hot oil, then wrap in saran wrap and cover with towel to retain heat. Leave on 15 minutes. Wash twice to remove excess oil.
Deep Conditioning Masque
This moisturizing treatment revitalizes hair, leaving it soft and full, strengthening strands and reducing split ends.
- 1 small jar of full-fat mayonnaise
- 1/2 of a ripe or over-ripe avocado
Mash avocado with the back of a wooden spoon until soft and creamy. Mix mayonnaise into avocado until well-blended, and one color throughout. Work with fingers through hair, paying special attention to the ends. Cover head with warm, damp towel for deep conditioning, or put on shower cap. Leave for 20 minutes, rinse with cold water.
This protein-rich conditioner nourishes hair and regenerates growth, while being mild and quick enough for everyday use.
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 egg yolk
- 1 cup distilled or filtered water
Beat egg yolk until frothy. Add oil and beat until well-blended. Add to water and distribute through hair, massaging into scalp. Rinse thoroughly.
Gently remove shampoo and styling-product residue with this easy-to-make rinse, restoring natural shine and bounce to tired locks.
- 2 cups distilled or filtered water
- 2 Tbsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Combine all ingredients and stir well. After shampooing, rinse hair with mixture.
Oil-Reducing Hair Tonic
Daily use curbs oil buildup, promoting healthy shine, and leaving hair smelling as fresh as it looks!
- 1 quart distilled water
- 3 heaping tsp spearmint leaves
Add spearmint to water over medium heat. Bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes. Cool and refrigerate in an airtight container. Use daily to rinse hair after shampooing.
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