The weather is finally cooling off and the humidity is dropping. I actually turned the heat on in the house for the first time this morning to get rid of the chill. With the onset of winter and dry air comes dry hair and skin as well. My daughter’s very thick and wavy hair is tough to tame and the change in weather means her dry hair starts to frizz out of control. She has a tendency to tame her hair with a pony tail most days of the week but she gets a little tired of that look every once in a while!
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If you are trying to tackle your own dry hair issues, there are a ton of food products that actually help tame your hair as well as fill your belly. I will quite frequently help my daughter tame her dry hair by making her a hair mask with ingredients from the pantry. Since I had grabbed several avocados this week at the grocery store, I used that as a base and tossed in a few more ingredients for a very pretty dry hair mask. Here are the ingredients and why I chose to include them:
Easy DIY Avocado Hair Mask for Dry Hair
1 Avocado: Avocados are high in vitamins B and E, which protect and strengthen hair.
1 egg: Egg yolks contain vitamins A, D, and E which are all great for shiny, healthy hair. The fatty acids in eggs moisturize and condition to add a nice shine.
1/4 cup coconut oil: Unlike many oils, coconut oil actually penetrates the hair shaft to moisturize from the inside out. That means it doesn’t just rinse away the next time you wash your hair.
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1 TBSP honey: Honey contains many vitamins and minerals and also acts as a humectant (attracts moisture).
3 to 4 drops lavender essential oil : I just add essential oils because they smell good! Add your favorite or skip completely.
Directions: Into a mixing bowl combine all the ingredients. Beat on high until completely mixed. Apply to wet hair and let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Shampoo and condition as usual.
The ‘after’ shot was taken inside since it was dark out already but her hair is definitely less frizzy than the ‘before’ shot. We will be using a lot of homemade masks this winter to try and keep her dry hair under control!
What do you use to treat your dry hair?
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.