DIY hair

Avocados are not only perfect for making guacamole, but they have properties that can benefit your hair as well. Livestrong.com says, “Avocados are high in vitamins B and E, which work at the cellular level to protect and strengthen hair. Vitamin B is essential for hair growth. Vitamin E helps repair damage on the scalp, which may slow or prevent hair growing.” Avocado or Avocado oil can be used to benefit your hair!

Benefits of using Avocado or Avocado oil on hair:

  • Moisturize Scalp: Stylecraze.com says, “One can use avocado oil for hair in more than one ways as it’s an exceptional treatment for revitalizing dry, damaged, lifeless hair. It deep conditions your locks and scalp and hence leave them looking lustrous and full of life. Moreover, being a rich source of proteins, amino acids and vitamins, avocado oil also helps promoting the growth of healthier tresses.”
  • Combats Hair Loss: Livestrong.com says, “Hair loss may be a result of vitamin deficiency or of external stresses on your hair. Hair loss occurs when hair becomes dry and damaged from exposure to extreme heat, sun or cold. You may also contribute to hair loss and damaged hair by using chemically loaded hair products or styling tools such as hair dryers or curling irons.” Using an avocado mark or avocado oil on your hair will combat hair loss.
  • Repair Damaged Hair: If your hair is damaged from coloring or heat styling, using an avocado hair mask will help make your hair healthier and smoother!

DIY Avocado Hair Mask

Avocados are full of vitamins that can benefit your hair. Tipsfornaturalbeauty.com says, “Your hair needs proteins and healthy fat to keep it healthy and shiny and avocados is one of the good sources for healthy fats, omega-3, as well as biotins (vitamin B).” Here is what you will need for the mask:

For this mask you will need 1 ripe avocado, 1 tbsp of plain yogurt, 1tbsp of jojoba oil ( you could coconut or olive oil) and 1 egg.

Step One: Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Then scoop out the inside and put it in a blender. Then add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend away.

Step Two: Then apply the mask to damp hair from root to tip. Then put on a shower cap to lock in moisture and let the mask sit for 30-40 minutes.

Step Three: Shampoo and Condition your hair if necessary, but rinse the mask out of your hair with warm water.

Step Four: Dry hair and style as usual!

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Sesame oil is great for cooking but it also has properties that a great for your hair. Divinecaroline.com says, “It’s packed with all the good stuff—Vitamin E, lecithin, minerals, proteins, and amino acids, and it is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory.” Here are 5 benefits of using Sesame Oil on your hair!

Hair Growth

Massaging your scalp with Sesame Oil will increase scalp circulation, which in turn will promote healthy hair growth. Stylecraze.com says, “Even when your hair has been damaged badly with chemicals, sesame oil can help you regain hair health due to its high penetrating power. And this is why sesame oil for hair growth is so widely popular.”Buzzle.com says, “A regular warm oil massage increases penetration of oil in the scalp, resulting in enhanced blood circulation, thereby promoting hair growth.”

Darken Hair Color

Sesame oil can darken you hair naturally. Sesameoilforskin.com says, “If applied regularly, it helps to darken hair color and reduce hair fall problems.” Stylecraze.com says, “It also helps prevent and treats premature greying due to its darkening qualities.”

Moisturize Dry Hair

Sesame oil can be very moisturizing on dry hair. Stylecraze.com says, “Sesame oil provides soothing and tranquilizing properties. Harsh heat can be damaging to the hair follicles. Sesame oil acts as a coolant working from within and nourishing the scalp in and out. Sesame oil locks moisture within, thus preventing dryness.” Divinecaroline.com says, “Not only does it condition, but it also gets rid of the frizz. Put a small drop into your palm, rub both hands together, and apply it to dry hair.”

Prevent Dandruff

Sesame Oil has properties in it that prevent dandruff in your hair as well as kill lice and other fungal infections. It will prevent dandruff by killing the bacteria on your head that cases the problem. Stylecraze.com says, “Another less known benefit of sesame oil is that it can be used with other essential oils to treat head lice. Regular massage with the oil and rinsing with a shampoo later proves to be beneficial. Sesame oil is antibacterial and applying it on the scalp helps to keep both fungal and bacterial functions at bay.”

Natural Hair Sunscreen

Summer is right around the corner and your hair will need protection from the harsh UV rays from the sun. You can use Sesame Oil to protect your hair from the sun. Buzzle.com says, “Rich sesame oil protects hair from the damaging effects of the sun's UV rays, thus, proving to be a natural sunscreen for hair. Not only does it protect hair from the sun, it also saves them from damaging effects of pollution.”

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Whether you hair is healthy or damaged, treating your hair with a hair mask is a perfect way to get your hair ready for spring. Putting a hair mask on could be very relaxing; Massage the mask into your scalp and then let it sit for 20-30 minutes. I like to apply a hair mask on Sunday night that way my hair is nice and fresh for the week.

Here are 4 easy DIY Hair Masks:

Coconut Oil & Honey Hair Mask

This mask is perfect for damaged hair. Coconut oil and Honey have properties that are great at nourishing damaged locks. For this mask all you will need to do is combine 1 tbsp. of Coconut Oil and 1 tbsp. of Raw Honey in a mixing bowl. You can either melt them in the microwave or in a saucepan. Then apply the mixture to dry hair starting at the ends and working your way up. After you apply the mask an optional step would be to wear a shower cap so the mask penetrates your hair quicker.

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Banana Milkshake Hair Mask

This mask is perfect for deep-conditioning your hair. I found the recipe for this hair mask from glamour.com.  For the best results you should leave this mask on your hair for 20-25 minutes and put your hair in a shower cap so the mask won’t drip onto your clothing or furniture. So for this mask all you need is 2 bananas, coconut milk and honey. You can either manually mix all three items together in a bowl or put them in a blender. You should apply this mask to dry hair, after leaving it in for 20 minutes wash it out and shampoo and condition as normal.

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Avocado Hair Mask

The properties in avocados are great for deep conditioning hair and make it look shiny and feel amazing. For this mask all you need to do is mix together one egg yolk, one teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil and one teaspoon of honey together in a bowl. Then add a mashed avocado to the mix.  You can apply this mixture to wet or dry hair. If you apply it to wet hair apply the mixture to your hair and then massage it into your scalp fro 5 minutes and then let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

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Mayo and Avocado

This mask is perfect for dry and dull hair that needs extra moisture. This mask was found on bellasugar.com. For this mask you will need ½ avocado, ¼ cup of mayo, 1 tbsp. of coconut oil, 1tbsp. of olive oil, 1tbsp. of honey and 2 ounces of water. Put all of these ingredients in a blender and mix them together. You should start out with wet hair and then apply the mask. Use a shower cap to lock in heat and allow the mask to penetrate your scalp. Then after 20 minutes wash it out and rinse your hair with cold water.

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Are you sick of wearing a plain old ponytail to the gym? Is your hair constantly getting in your face at the gym? If either of these questions describes you, then this is the post for you. Here are 5 fun and easy ways to style your hair for the gym.

Top Knot

One of the easiest ways to get your hair out of your face is to put your hair in a top knot. A top knot is really just another word for a high bun. Latest-hairstyles.com says, “A topknot is perfect for all sorts of workouts, not limited to yoga, pilates and strength training.” What makes this bun different is the way you twist your hair into the bun.

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French Braid

A French Braid, like the top knot is an easy way to get your hair out of your face, as well as a fun way to switch it up from a boring ponytail. You can style a French braid in several ways. You can do a single French braid or you can do two French braids. To really switch it up you can do a triple French braid into a ponytail. You can find the tutorial at shape.com.

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Headband Side Bun

Using a headband at the gym can really help get your hair out of your face as well as keep it away. Huffingtonpost.com says, “To protect your hair from breakage caused by tight elastics and hairpins, try holding the hair back from the face and shoulders with a handkerchief or cloth headband. This will limit breakage and will eliminate dents.” You can use a headband with any hairstyle you choose, it is a good gym accessory to have. After you put the headband on, scoop the rest of your hair up and put it in a side bun for an easy gym hairstyle.

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Fishtail Braid

A fishtail braid will secure your hair in place so it doesn’t fall out as you’re working out. It is really easy to achieve, click here for a video tutorial! A fishtail differs from a normal braid because you are only using two sections of hair to create the braid instead of three.  Dailymakeover.com says, “Loose side braids can fall out while working out. Instead, opt for a tight fishtail that’s funkier and will last throughout your training session.”

High Bubble Braid

A high bubble braid will really spruce up any boring high pony. It is really easy to create. All you have to do it create a high pony tail and then halfway down the pony use another elastic to tie off that section and then a few inches down repeat the same step. Thechalkboardmag.com says, “This style is fool-proof, and is sure to put some pep in your step and bounce on your head.”

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Last week we gave you tips on how to managing oily hair, here are some DIY home remedies for getting rid of oily hair!

1.Acidic Rinse: 

Howstuffworks.com suggests, “One way to decrease the oil is to rinse with diluted vinegar or lemon juice after shampooing. Add two tablespoons white vinegar to one cup water, or mix the juice of one lemon (strained) with one cup water. Rinse the mixture through your hair, and then rinse your hair with warm water.” This can help get rid of build up as well as fix your oily locks.

2.Cornstarch or Cornmeal:

There are ingredients in cornstarch and cornmeal that can get rid of oily hair. Womensday.com suggests, “Pour 1 Tbsp cornmeal or cornstarch into an empty salt or pepper shaker and sprinkle onto dry hair and scalp until you’ve used it all. After 10 minutes, use a paddle hairbrush to completely brush it out. Treatment can be applied every other day.”

3.Beer Rinse:

If you don’t have a problem putting beer on your hair, then go for this home remedy. Allwomenstalk.com says, “The malt and hops found in beer are incredibly good for your hair. They will leave your hair feeling a lot softer and less prone to tangling. The Apple Cider Vinegar is added to help wash away all the product build up coating your hair.” All you need is 1 cup of beer and ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar. Mix them together and pour on your hair after you shampoo. Let it sit in your hair for 5 minutes and then wash out with warm water.

4.Lemon and Egg Rinse:

Mix two egg yolks and 1 cup of diluted lemon juice together in a bowl (the juice of one lemon mixed with 1 cup of water). Apply this to wet hair and then wash it out with warm water.

5.Yogurt and Baking Soda Rinse:

For this rinse you will need 5 tbsp of plain yogurt, 1 tbsp of Baking Soda and 1 tbsp of lemon juice. According to Allwomenstalk.com, “Mix yogurt, baking soda and lemon juice together. Apply to hair especially thoroughly at the roots. Let it sit on your hair for 30-40 minutes then rinse. Do not use more than once per week.”

6.Rosemary Tea Rinse:

Rosemary contains oils that will help stop the overproduction of oil on your scalp. Readersdigest.ca suggests, “To make the rinse, pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 tablespoons dried rosemary. Steep for 20 minutes, strain, cool, and pour into an empty plastic bottle. Keep the bottle in the shower and splash your hair with the tea after each shampoo.”

7.Mouth Wash and Witch Hazel Rinse:

In a small cup mix together some witch hazel and whatever mouth wash you please. Readersdigest.ca says, “Both ingredients are astringents, which means they help tighten skin pores as they dry. Dip a cotton swab in the solution, then dab the swab on your scalp (not your hair) after you finish shampooing and rinsing.”

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If you have oily hair, you are probably annoyed with the constant struggle of making it look clean and presentable. Grease can weigh down your hair, making it look flat and causing it to be difficult to style. With a few simple solutions, you can have your locks looking and feeling fresh.

You can start to eliminate the oil problem even before shampooing. Marie Claire says using a boar-bristle brush can begin to break up oil and build-up that is left in your roots.

Livestrong suggests using a clear shampoo to avoid extra residue. When your hair is oily, you should wash it at least once a day. Also, apply conditioner to your ends only, so that it doesn’t add extra weight or product to your roots. You can even use detangling spray in lieu of conditioner to avoid the weightiness it may cause.

Lemon-distilled water is also suggested as a way to rinse the hair after shampooing. You can easily make this solution by squeezing the juice of two lemons into a quart of distilled water.

Self mentions using dry shampoo spray. This product is great if you’re in a rush and the events of your day have caused your hair to become greasy. The ingredients within the spray soak up extra oil and add volume to the hair. They also using suggest root lifters, which contain alcohol, in order to rid the strands of excess grease.

Although oily hair may seem like a pain, there are numerous ways to solve the greasy problem. Make sure to wash your hair frequently with clear shampoo, avoid conditioner at the roots, and use a dry shampoo spray when needed. Taking good care of your hair ensures that your locks will be looking great!

Written By: Taylor
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