I have wild hair. Like seriously wild, unruly hair that doesn't know what to do with itself. But I kinda like it that way. But what I don't like is frizz. Or brittle, chalky strands. Alas, these conditions are all too easy to have when your hair is as thick as mine.
I've tried everything under the sun--from regular drug store products to fancy organic stuff--to hydrate my locks and make them silky. Nothing has worked...until I learned how to make my own concoctions like my hydrating hair mask that uses honey to moisturize my luscious locks.
In the past year, I've taken this original mask up a notch by including apple cider vinegar and coconut oil. The results? Goddess Hair. Seriously. During my year of radical Self-Care, I've recommitted to using this hair mask weekly because, after all, feeling lovely and like you're caring for your person in even the smallest ways is an integral part of wellness. My hair is silky and wavy whenever I use this mask, the right kind of wild and loose. Gone are the brittle strands and the puffy frizz ball that tries to pass as my regular mane.
The honey helps your hair retain moisture while the coconut oil rehydrates it. The apple cider vinegar does double duty cleansing your hair of buildup and balancing its pH. I use equal parts of each ingredient, but you will want to play with the right ratio for you. For instance, you might need way less coconut oil than I do if your hair isn't as prone to dryness. I also like to add in various essential oils like rosemary or lavender to boost shine and nix any potential vinegary smell. Quantity matters too--sometimes I use closer to 1/4 cup for each ingredient rather than 1/8 cup. And of course, all ingredients are organic.
Use it once a week, and I can guarantee you'll get Goddess Hair. Because who doesn't want to feel like a glamorous earth mama (or fella)?
1/8 cup organic honey
1/8 cup melted coconut oil
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
20 drops essential oils of choice
Melt coconut oil and combine with room temperature vinegar and honey in a squirt bottle. Add essential oils if desired. Shake vigorously until combined. To use, wet hair and then, using the bottle, squirt mixture until hair. Massage it into scalp and comb into strands. Put hair up in a bun and let sit for 20 minutes (now is a good time to give your body a good scrub down, indulge in a bubble bath, or read a book). When done, rinse hair thoroughly and then shampoo as you normally would. Do not use conditioner. Let hair dry. Use once a week for best results.
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