Who’s ready for an at-home hair spa? Although winter doesn’t officially start until December 22, the cold, dry air has settled in across much of the country. And cold, dry air outside means hot, parched air inside which leads to frizzy, brittle hair. And with the myriad of holiday parties and photo ops in the coming weeks, you need to get your coif under control stat.
Sleeping with a humidifier and cutting back on washing are a great start for rejuvenating your mane. And according to stylist Zoe Johnson of Civello Salon in Chicago, “Dry air and constant indoor heating can take a toll on your hair, making it dry and brittle. A weekly hair masque, packed with protein is the ultimate must have in your winter haircare arsenal.” That sounds like the perfect excuse for a little pampering and relaxation in the form of an at-home hair spa day. To inspire your revitalization, we’ve rounded up some awesome, tasty DIY hair masks, along with one or two you can pick up at the drugstore. So gather your ingredients, run a bath and get ready to get your moisture on.
- Egg, Avocado & Olive Oil
This hair mask recipe also includes a little mayo for extra conditioning. The avocado and olive oil are both super moisturizing and leave hair soft and silky. Egg yolks are loaded with protein, vitamins and fatty acids to help strengthen tresses and prevent split ends. Massage the mask into your scalp, comb through the rest of your hair and cover with a shower cap. Relax for 20 minutes or so and then shampoo as usual.
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