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Give your hair some love. Here's 3 food-based DIY hair masks for dry hair.

November 12, 2021

Ever struggle with dry, brittle, damaged hair? I sure do!

I could turn to store-bought products that boast “ultimate moisture” or “soft smooth sheen”... but then I look at the back of the bottle. Ugh. There it is. A long list of ingredients and many that I have no idea what they are. 

Thankfully, there’s another option.

I love my body and use nutrient dense foods to maintain and nourish myself on the inside. Well, why not do the same for my hair? 

Making and using natural DIY food-based hair masks is super easy and provides deep conditioning for your hair.

Mix or mash the ingredients together, and apply 30-45 minutes before your shower or bath. Massage the mask through your hair (pay extra attention to the driest or most damaged areas). Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap and let the ingredients soak in and do their magic. Then, wash like normal. 

If your hair is mildly dry, then you use a hair mask as needed. But, if your hair has become super and persistently dry, apply a hair mask a few times a week, slowly decreasing the frequency until you get the desired results. 

And, just like with your body, the quality of your ingredients matter. 

The more nutrient dense and the less contaminants the foods have, the more health and vibrance your hair will have. 

Here are 3 hair mask recipes that I’ve tried myself with excellent results.  

Egg, Honey, & Olive Oil Hair Mask

Eggs are high in protein and help seal in moisture. Olive oil has plenty of fatty acids to coat the hair shaft and repair damaged layers, which in turn prevents future damage. And honey is for hydration.

Banana, Honey, & Yogurt Hair Mask

Bananas are rich in vitamins, potassium, and carbohydrates. These all work together to help lock in moisture and reduce frizz. Yogurt has high levels of lactic acid. This is wonderful for repairing damaged hair and increasing vibrance. Honey is excellent for hydration.

Tallow Hair Mask

Tallow (rendered beef fat) from 100% grass fed cows is packed with healthy fats and is super nutrient dense. For hair, it provides a number of benefits: reduces itchy scalp, smooths frizz, boosts shine, conditions, hydrates, softens, and repairs dry split ends.

Do you struggle with dry damaged hair? What have you done that worked or didn’t work? 

Join the conversation below or contact us. I’d love to hear from you.

PS: Funny side note about tallow. Yes, it does make you temporarily smell “beefy”. The last time I used tallow balm on my skin, my cat couldn’t stop licking me. The licking became less and less and, after about 15 minutes, she wasn’t interested anymore. So, it’s been cat tested that the smell doesn’t last long! 

Marie Reedell

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