New Delhi : you’ve just come out of the salon after that expensive colour job, and it’s everything you imagined it to be! It looks exactly like that picture of your style inspo, and even the shade looks like what you imagined. There’s no doubt that your colourist has done an amazing job on your tresses.
Now, you go to wash it for the first time and then you just seen it…the split ends. Then, you feel it. Your strands are dry and frizzier than normal, they’re brittle. That expensive colour suddenly looks dull and lifeless. At this point, you’re probably feeling like it was a waste, all that work for this? But don’t worry, there’s totally a hair mask for that. Today it’s all about showing your colour-treated hair some TLC with DIY hair masks!
Pumpkin & Honey Mask
• 1 to 2 tbsps honey
• 1 cup pumpkin puree
• 1/2 cup of yogurt
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together, and make sure they blend well. On clean and wet hair, apply the mask mixture all over. Cover your head with a plastic cap and then rinse after 15 minutes! Be sure to wash the hair thoroughly with a sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner to assure the mask is out completely. Honey is a great moisturising agent while the pumpkin is great for scalp health and helps strengthen the hair follicle.
Restorative Hibiscus Mask
• 1 tbsp dried hibiscus powder
• 1/2 cup coconut milk or avocado pulp
Mix the powder with your conditioner or fresh ingredient until it reaches baby food consistency. On clean, wet hair, apply the mask liberally and thoroughly, focusing on problem areas. Cover with a plastic cap for an hour. Rinse with cool water. Hibiscus is packed with amino acids, vitamins A and C, and tons of other nutrients that are great for your hair.
Banana & Honey Mask
• 1 overripe banana
• 1 tbsp honey
Mash the banana, then add the honey and mix until it’s nice and smooth. Apply the mixture to clean hair, wet or dry, then cover with a plastic cap for 30 minutes. The potassium and carbohydrates in the banana will help moisturise the hair, preventing split ends.