Winter Edition: DIY Deep Conditioning Mask
I’ve come to find out that winter blues doesn’t only affect your mood, but your hair too! With all this cold, dry weather, my hair has been dying for a DIY mask! Ideally you should deep condition your hair once a week, but I tend to do every 2 weeks, just because I condition my hair every 3-4 days. With this mask, I wanted to focus on bringing moisture and shine back to my hair, along with reviving my curls. Here are the ingredients I used:
1/2 Tbs Jamaican Black Castor Oil– Thickens, strengthens, and moisturizes.
1/2 Tbs Almond Oil– Nourishes, strengthens, adds shine, and silkiness.
1 Tbs Coconut Oil– Increases shine, promotes growth, prevents frizz, and breakage.
1/2 Tbs Tea Tree Oil– Increases growth and thickness.
2 Eggs- Promotes growth, strengthens, and adds glossiness.
¼ Cup Mayo- Increases growth, strengthens, protects, and defines curls.
1/2 Tbs Honey– Moisturizes, reduces breakage, adds shine.
If you have leftover mask, store it in the fridge and use within 3-5 days (I leave mine in half the time since it’s a small amount)
Time: 1 hour (20 mins under dryer)
Note: I add this mask to damp hair, that way its easier to detangle with your fingers.
Add all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until the egg is dissolved.
Part your hair into 4 sections. Tie 3 of the sections in buns while you prepare to add the mask to one section.
Add mask generously from scalp to ends, then twist your hair and wrap it around into a bun. Do this for each section. (I tend to add more to my back sections, where my hair is SUPER dry.)
When you have all your buns, smooth some of the mask over each section again, and then over your twists.
Put a plastic cap over your hair and let it sit for 40 minutes, then sit under a dryer for an additional 20. I love my bonnet dryer, it’s a great price AND I feel like I don’t get as hot like a regular dryer.
Untwist your hair then rinse thoroughly under cold water (this locks the moisture in!). Don’t forget to shampoo & condition the mask out!
Then, style as usual.
This mask really brought my curls back to life! Remember, everyone’s hair is different so it may take a few trials before you figure out what routine is best for you. How did your hair turn out? Let me know in the comments section below!