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Hydrating Hair Mask

When I got home today, I was preparing for my yoga practice when I noticed how dry my hair was looking.  After wearing my hair down--something I haven't done in a long time (I might have slept past my alarm clock today...), I realized how parched it looked and brittle it felt while trying to flip it into a sloppy bun. 

I have long hair.  Really long hair.  And thick hair.  Really thick hair.  It doesn't take much to dry it out--especially during a dry, windy spring like we've just come out of.  The trick to keeping my locks shiny, moisturized, and healthy is my honey and olive oil hair mask, which I promptly slathered all over my scalp post yoga.  Both the honey and oil moisturize and nourish your hair. 

You may need to play around with the quantity of the ingredients depending on your hair type.  If you tend to have oily hair, put little to no oil in the mix (the honey adds moisture to your hair on its own).  If you have damaged or super dry hair, you made need a little more oil.  In either case, start with a little bit of this mask and then add more of either ingredient as needed--or opt for less oil the next time around.  I've also swapped out the olive oil for coconut oil--bliss!

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon organic olive oil (or coconut oil) optional 

4 tablespoons organic honey

Mix ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in microwave for 15 seconds or until warm (but not too hot!).  Gently massage mask into wet hair, using a plastic comb (makes for easy cleaning) to distribute mask over hair evenly.  Put more of the mask on the dry parts, like frizzy ends.  Wrap your hair into a bun and let sit for 30-40 minutes--it's probably a good idea to do this hair treatment when you want to linger in the bubble bath.  When done, rinse hair with your normal shampoo and conditioner routine and enjoy softer hair!

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