When it comes to hair and facial treats the first stop for me is usually raiding the kitchen cupboards, I mean there are so many goodies that work wonders on hair and skin, are all natural, budget-friendly and oh so easy to make.
So, how about a DIY Autumn Hair Mask?
This treatment takes minutes to make and only uses three simple ingredients and will be leave you feeling pampered with glossy soft locks – what’s not to love about that?
Grab your supplies..
- Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Tablespoon of honey
- Two teaspoons of cinnamon
This will make enough mask for mid length hair – if you super long mermaid locks, double up on the quantities to make enough to cover all your tresses.
- Mix the ingredients into a small bowl or ramekin, blending them all together to make a deep dark brown mix.
- Warm the treatment – either for a couple of second in the microwave (be careful not to get the oil too hot as this will burn your scalp and damage your hair!) or place in a bowl of hot water and allow to gently warm.
To apply, brush out your hair, and dipping your finger tips in the mask begin massaging into the hair starting at the temples and forehead, and working over the whole scalp. Keep re-dipping your fingers into the mask and massaging over the scalp, once the scalp is covered, begin smoothing through the heights of your hair. Twist your hair up and wrap in a shower cap (or clear wrap for a super sect look!) I like to leave this on for a few hours – but working from home makes this super manageable for me!
The mask has a lovely warming feeling – and smells great too! Cinnamon, honey and olive oil are all renowned for their benefits to healthy glowing hair and skin – some even believe that they promote hair growth, add a glossy sheen and can create natural gleaming highlights – I intend to keep up this mini hair pamper routine throughout the autumn, so I shall keep you posted!
To remove the mask after the treatment, rinse with warm (not too hot) water and gently massage the hair and scalp to remove fully. You might think that the oil would be hard to remove, and will leave your hair feeling yucky, I find that it rinses away really easily, and leaves my hear clean, glossy and super soft…with out a hint of autumn frizz in sight. I have also found that co-washing (hair washing with only conditioner) is a great way to finish up this treatment. So, Autumn hair, don’t care!
Honey for Hair Benefits:
Honey is rich with all kinds of antioxidants and vitamins which make it great for a healthy scalp and hair. It has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties that can treat any scalp related infections. It is a natural hair softener as well. It is an emollient, meaning that it helps in the nourishment of hair follicles. It also has moisture retention properties which combats dry hair. Honey hair mask benefits are undeniable.
Cinnamon Hair Benefits:
Cinnamon hair benefits hair include regenerating, nourishing and toning of the hair giving it a much healthier and shinier outlook. It has choline, beta carotene and a number of vitamins necessary to moisturize the scalp, prevent hair loss, restore split ends, remove dandruff, activate circulation and stimulate hair follicles.
When you combine honey and cinnamon to prepare homemade hair masks for healthy hair, and add some essential oils to the mix – you are well on your way to giving your hair a natural shine and luster. Your hair will have enhanced elasticity and volume too.
Do you have a favorite DIY hair or sink treatment? Do leave a comment and share them – I’d love to try them out!