If you’re anything like me, the idea to go from one hair colour to another constantly crosses your mind, because we all think our natural hair colours are soooooo boring!
A couple of years ago I took the huge leap to go from dark brown (like borderline black) to blonde, 6 hours later I was a new shade of awesome!
I loved the new hair for about 6 months, until it was time for regrowth and we all know what regrowth comes with – spending up big at the hairdressers. So I made the ever so silly decision to just dye my hair back to brown. Now that I had my natural brown back, I hated it! I had got used to that blonde girl looking back at me in the morning.
So we all know the end to this story, I went back to blonde. All through this process my hair bearing the brunt of my indecisive nature.
Now my hair was blonde (and looking amazing) but the damage that had been done seemed un-repairable.
I had the blonde, but I didn’t have the health of the hair working in my favour.
It looked dry, lifeless and ever so dull. That combated with the constant need to straighten my hair (curly hair problems *sigh*) I searched around for something that was going to benefit my hair for the better.
This is when I came across this mask to repair and moisturize my now damaged hair, if you looked up dry in the dictionary there would be a picture of my hair, split ends and all.
It even got the point where my hair stopped growing, so my dreams of having that long, luscious blonde hair, soon came crashing down. Fantasy denied!
This mask below was my hair savior, and it used all ingredients I had at home. There are heaps of ingredients out there for different hair masks, some calling for egg, some for bananas. But if you’re the type of person who doesn’t like the idea of putting raw egg, or smashed up fruit and veg in my hair then this mask is for you.
Call me crazy but the idea of dumping a salad on my head just wasn’t for me. So below is my go to hair mask, it’s pretty simple.
What you’ll need
- 1 tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil (use more depending on the length of your hair and also the damage)
- 1 tbsp. Organic Raw Honey
- Mixing Bowl
- Shower Cap (optional)
It’s as easy as this: mix all these delicious ingredients together.
Resist the urge to eat it, because it smells amazing!
For some extra help with opening the hair follicle, heat the mixture in the microwave to give some warmth, plus it feels much nicer having something slightly warm rather than cold to put on your hair. Particularly when it drips down your neck brrrrr.
You can either wet your hair first or apply it directly to dry hair, whatever works for you. Put a towel around your neck, to catch any drips and apply it generously on your hair focusing on the ends.
Wrap your hair up in a nice little bun, Ms Trunchbull style (that scary woman from Matilda, please tell me you have watched Matilda) and sit back and relax for 30-40 minutes. You can leave it longer if you want, I sometimes even sleep with it in. If you are going to do this make sure you wear a shower cap, cos it can get messy.
When you feel like you have said sorry to your hair enough for the damage you have done to it, wash it out with your normal shampoo, and condition. Your hair will thank you, now go flip your hair like in a Pantene commercial and show off your soft, shiny, smooth, healthy looking hair.
Repeat as often as you like, switch it up with some olive oil or some apple cider vinegar. Or if that’s too salad dressy for you, just stick to the original recipe.