DIY Hair Mask

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Winter weather can be harsh on our hair making it dry and brittle. It is so important to ensure that you are adding extra moisture into your hair during the colder months. This may require a whole new arsenal of products, which can mean a whole lot of money spent. Don't worry Cass has got you covered.

When I first big chopped my hair back in 2012, I had to really start listening to my hair and what it was telling me. Big Chopping is the natural's definition for cutting off all of your damaged hair AKA the straight pieces that don't curl up. This is the first step to truly transitioning and getting your hair back to its healthy state. The transitioning process also requires a significant amount of hair TLC. Hair TLC is making sure that you are using hair treatments to strengthen your damaged hair and using moisturizing hair products to maintain your hair's balance. This is the time in my life when I discovered DIY hair masks. If you are a curl girl, you know hair product hauls can break the bank. Everytime you go in a store you're somehow drawn to the hair isle and Shea Moisture, Curls, Mielle Organics and all the rest start calling your name! Well this is DIY Mask is for those on a budget.

This 5 product hair mask can be made with products that you probably already have in your refrigerator and pantry.

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1 empty container

3 spoonfuls of mayo

2 spoonfuls of extra virgin olive oil

2 spoonfuls of honey

(Optional 1 or 2 drops of Rosemary, Lavender, Peppermint and Eucalyptus oil)

Mayo will help you attain shiny healthy hair. Extra virgin olive oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants that help to seal in moisture. Honey has humectant properties that attract moisture to the hair. Rosemary oil helps to stimulate hair growth. Both Peppermint and Eucalyptus oil is good for itchy scalp and dandruff. Lavender oil can help with hair loss and it is used as aromatherapy.

I use this mask if I feel that my hair is very dry and needs a boost of moisture. I apply this mask on my hair while it is dry. I comb through my hair so that the mask is covering my roots to ends. Then, I use my hair massager to ensure that I'm stimulating my scalp. Next, I place a plastic shower cap over my head and use my Hot Head Microwavable Heat Cap to seal in the moisture. Then I wash out and style as desired.

Hope you guys like this DIY hair mask. Please let me know your thoughts and if you try it yourselves.

Cassidy Sparks