Wednesday, 29 June 2011

My DIY Pamper Night: Hair Mask

Hello ladies,
In the last few days I've noticed that my hair looks extremely dry - especially my split ends. I think it has something to do with the fact that I dyed my hair a shade lighter, paired with the fact that I can't put the heat tools down! I know, it's my own fault right? Lol. 

Anyways, I mentioned it on twitter and ask for some home remedies and the lovely Katie mentioned putting Olive oil on the hair and letting it sit for a while... this got me thinking and I wanted to go a step further so off to Google I went! After reading through what seemed like hundreds of different hair mask recipes I sort of took aspects from a few of them and made a little hair mask. Total experiment - didn't think it was going to work as well as it did!

It's so simple and cheap to make! And I bet most of you have all of these ingredients knocking around in your kitchens.

- Place the banana into a bowl, and mash with a fork. Don't worrying about making it completley lump free, just make sure it's not too lumpy. Remember the larger the pieces of banana, the harder it will be to wash out!
- Now crack the egg into the mixture, we want both the yolk and the egg white. Then mix thoroughly.

- Add 2 tablespoons of Honey and 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil, stir well.
- I put some clingfilm over the top and popped it into the fridge ready for when I used it later that night. It's fine to keep it in fridge for a few hours but I wouldn't recommend keeping it for any longer because obviously, the banana is perishable and would go all horrible and brown!

I applied this to dry hair whilst standing in the bath... and thank god I did. It is quite messy and I still managed to get some on the floor - although the dog did start lapping it up, so apparently it taste nice as well! Lol. Surprisingly, it does smell quite nice... banana's would you believe ;) Make sure you wear a towel around your shoulders unless you want banana chunks down your clothes! Here's what it looks like applied, I wrapped it up on top of my head in some clingfilm. Possibly the most unflattering photo's...

You can leave this in your hair anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours! I left it on for around 2 hours just because I wanted it to work it's magic to the full! I rinsed it out in the shower with shampoo twice, this was enough to was it out for me... I took a brush with me to aid the de-bananaring process, haha.

As soon as my hair started to dry I could feel how much smoother and softer it was, and it was a lot more manageable! I thought it might have been extra fluffy but it seemed to tame my frizz and well as making it look quite shiny! Complete success! I think I'll be doing this more regularly and experiment with different ingredients - next time I think I'll use Avocado and a bit more Olive Oil.

Have you ever made a home-made hair mask? Send me the recipe!


  1. I've tried using olive oil and egg before; just don't wash your hair too hot or you'll end up with cooked egg in it! eugh :] xx

  2. Yay!!!!!! I love that you've mentioned me and my little rescue remedy!!!!!!
    This has literally made my day!

  3. @Jenny - Haha, that really made me chuckle! Good tip though ;)

    @Katie - Absolutely no problem sweet! It's a good little (and cheap) rescue remedy!


  4. Ooh, this sounds great! I might have to give this a go in the near future :) xx

  5. You're quite the innovator girl! Fantastic! I'm going to try this for sure!!! xx

  6. @Joy - Glad you enjoyed it :) If you do let me know how it goes :)

    @Illiana - Haha thank you... desperate times call for desperate measures, lol! Let me know how it goes for you if you do :)



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