Natural hair products can be expensive, but they don’t have to be.
While embracing your natural hair texture can be a long process of trial and error when you’re a new natural, it can also be quite fun (and better for your body!)
Instead of using over the counter products that have sulfates, petroleum, and parabens, you can go to your local grocery store or even open up your kitchen cabinet and treat your hair to a healthy homemade treatment mask.
As an added bonus you can also buy all organic products to ensure an even healthier hair mask. Here are a few of the most popular hair masks for naturalistas that only include two ingredients and allow you to know exactly what you put into your hair!
3 D-I-Y Hair Masks For Healthy Natural Hair
1. Yogurt Banana Mask
Bananas help with split ends and breakage prevention while yogurt is filled with lactic acids that help rid the scalp of dead skin.
Mix 1/2 banana and a cup of organic yogurt for a hair treatment that will leave your hair looking stronger and shiny. After you’ve let the mask sit in your hair wash it out with warm water and make sure you’ve gotten all the product out of your hair so it won’t start to smell.
If you prefer to eat bananas rather than use them for beauty masks, try this delicious banana smoothie (slurp)!
2. Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Apple Cider Vinegar can help get rid of left over products that cling to your curls, which will restore your scalp to its natural pH. You’ll want to dilute the apple cider vinegar with water before you apply it to your head. Use a 1:3 apple cider vinegar to water ratio while preparing your treatment. Let the mask sit in your hair for 10-15 minutes while covering your head with a plastic bonnet.
To get the apple cider vinegar smell out of your hair make sure to condition your hair after you’ve washed out the treatment.
3. Avocado And Honey Mask
Honey is a humectant which means it has the chemical properties to attract and hold onto moisture. Avocados are also rich in vitamins E and B making this mask the perfect moisturizing agent.
To prepare this mask, mash up 1/2 avocado and 2 tbs of honey. Apply to damp hair and let sit in hair for 15 minutes. Make sure to mash up the avocado really well so no large chunks are left in your hair as you wash it out.
All of these recipes can be upgraded with coconut oil, additional fruit, conditioners and even some of your other favorite natural hair products. The most important thing is experimenting and finding out exactly what your hair likes and needs.
To learn more about healthy natural hair care, check out Kimberly’s eBook “Curly Halo,” which will teach you to build a healthy hair and life regimen to prevent breakage and yield growth.