As I have mentioned before, my hair and scalp have the tendency to get dry and frizzy. Boo! I have written before about my regular essential oil scalp treatment, but from time to time it’s also good to treat my mane with a full on hair mask. I can’t even tell you how good this feels on your scalp when it’s cold! After it leaves your hair shiny and moisturized and if you have dandruff or a flaky scalp, this really helps nourish your skin at the roots of your hair. Since your roots at the scalp are the only part of your hair that is actually living, it’s a very important part to take care of!
Right before my shower (and after my muscle repair smoothie…note I used the other half of my banana for this), I whipped together a little DIY hair mask made of all natural ingredients found in my pantry. I mean, it’s basically good enough to eat, so you technically could give it a try.
Lemon and yogurt are good for dry scalp and are known to get rid of dandruff. The acidity of lemon can dry out your hair, but honey and coconut oil help counteract that by moisturizing. Oatmeal is known for helping get rid of itchiness and dryness as well, while also promoting hair growth. Just make sure you wash all the oatmeal out of your hair completely, or it will look like flakes too! That’s why it’s best to use it pre-cooked.
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons yogurt
1 tablespoon naturally refined coconut oil
1 tablespoon cooked oatmeal
Add all ingredients together and blend like a smoothie. Pour into a cup you’ll bring into the shower with you. Get your hair wet, and then part your hair, pouring a little of the mask directly onto your scalp. Massage it in, then move your hair to a new part and pour more. Continue this until your scalp is completely covered, then if you have extra, lather into the remaining hair. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes. This is a good time to shave your legs or chill in the bathtub! Then rinse out with lukewarm (not hot) water. Proceed to wash your hair like normal with a mild shampoo and conditioner.