What do you do when that Amazon package of hair products is delayed?
You are sitting on your living room couch with your hair tools laid out on the coffee table, ignoring that show on Netflix by staring at the clock. Time is running out. Anxiety kicks in full gear as you realize that if you don’t start getting dressed soon, you are going to be late. And you cannot be late. It was last night when you realized you were out of your hair moisturizer but the shops were closed.
No big deal, right?……
You have Amazon Prime and we’re not going to blow your coins on over-rated Postmates (if they even delivered that kind of thing). So Amazon it was. And yet, as you check the status of your overnight order, you come to find an annoying notification informing you that your order was lost.
Yikes! It’s too late to cancel, so what do you do?
Hmmm.. put on a hair hat or maybe throw on a scarf? You could do both or simply raid the kitchen and start pulling random ingredients out of the cupboards and fridge, but now what? Do you start throwing ingredients into a bowl? Turn on YouTube and search for homemade hair products.
Calm down, I got you, no need to worry. In this article, I will give you 3 at-home do- it- yourself recipes for moisturized hair on days you’ve run out of your staple items.
Banana Hair Mask:
3 tablespoons milk (you can use coconut milk or rice milk)
3 tablespoons honey
1 ripe banana
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 egg (optional)
Combine these ingredients into a paste, apply, and leave on the hair for 15-30 minutes as a deep conditioner and rinse.
Bananas are rich and vitamins and natural oils that soften and protect the hair’s natural elasticity.
Bonus Tip: Rice water is said to have antioxidants, B vitamins, Vitamin E and Amino acids. Since 794 CE, women have been using Rice water for longer and stronger hair.
Coconut Oil and Honey:
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup raw honey (forget the bear)
1 tablespoon lemon juice.
Combine ingredients. Then apply to the hair as a deep conditioner for 15 minutes.
Honey strengthens the hair follicles and allows for unhindered hair growth whereas coconut oil gets deep into the hair follicles and stimulates hair growth.
Both ingredients are believed to be antibacterial and to decrease dandruff.
Lemon and Aloe Vera:
1 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel
Mix ingredients. Leave it on as a conditioner for 5 minutes and rinse or leave out the lemon and use it as a leave-in.
Aloe Vera gel repairs dead skin cells promotes hair growth and conditions hair.
Lemon has antifungal properties that help maintain the health of the scalp and stimulate hair regrowth.
But be careful to not use too much because it is also said to control oil production so it may be a bit drying for afro-textured hair.
Bonus Tip: You can possibly find a carry on size of this in a clear bottle at your local grocery store or get a large bottle for pennies at Target.
Now that you have deep conditioned, hair masked and moisturized your curls into a glorious shine with velvet smooth texture, your wash and go is popping.
With these easy to make recipes and easy to find ingredients, you are able to reproduce these methods to promote and maintain the health of your natural hair whether you are in a bind or just want to keep it a bit more simple. These 3 quick nurturing masks can benefit your hair all year.
So, be sure to bookmark this page so the next time your Amazon order is delayed your hair won’t suffer!
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By: Kierra Walsh
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