DIY Hair Masks

Since I started using Pinterest (read: became completely obsessed with), I always find myself looking at all the hair and beauty tips, wondering if they actually work. There’s only one way to find out, so here’s my own attempts at trialling the tips, so you don’t have to.

I’m starting out with hair masks, because after  years of bleaching, straightening and blow drying, my hair’s in pretty bad condition. I’m not even going to give you a photo of it. That’s how bad it is.

Anyway, I picked out three of the most promising sounding tips and tried them out..

1. Camomile Tea

Make two cups of camomile tea (use rooibos for red and black for dark hair, crazy colours – I have nothing to suggest, sorry!).  Wait until they’re cool enough not to scald you. Shampoo your hair and then rinse using the tea. Leave for fifteen minutes. Rise and condition as normal.

Difficulty rating – Ridiculously easy

Result – Hair feels softer, doesn’t last after the next wash though (but my hair smells amazing).

2. Banana Milkshake

Mash a banana, mix in one egg yolk and a teaspoon of honey. Apply to hair (over a sink) and leave for 25 minutes (wear a shower cap, this is messy!). Shampoo and condition normally.

Difficulty rating – Its tricky not to make a mess! Make sure you mash the banana completely, or you’ll be picking bits of your hair later.

Result – Didn’t notice any chance in condition really. Hair smells a bit funny.

3. Olive Oil

Mix three tablespoons of olive oil with a tablespoon of honey. Microwave for 45 seconds to one minute. Stir (mine never really blended to be honest). Apply to hair, try to comb it through (if you can) and then leave in a shower cap for an hour. Rinse, shampoo and condition.

Difficulty rating – Quite messy to apply.

Result – Hair feels much, much softer and shiny too. I’ll be doing this again..

RC xx


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