Hey y’all wonderful people!
I have been having quite a week! Sorry for missing my usual Thursday/Friday post…I was super busy with family and friends and some studying. I had a psychology exam on Wednesday (15th of this month) and when my professor posted my grade online a couple days ago I was ecstatic! An A+! YAY! This past week has been great, I really enjoyed my classes and I even got to spend time with my dad at his job on Friday! I also found a new addiction…it’s called Pink Berry. What it is: an amazingly delicious frozen yogurt place in the mall around my area…the place offers different flavors of frozen yogurt that you can add crazy amounts of toppings to, but it’s not just your regular fro-yo, it’s phenomenal and it’s healthy! You guys must seek this place out in your areas and get some (if you haven’t already, maybe I’m just late in my discoveries haha). This said Pink Berry has become something I just have to have every week or so-stupidly addicted. Anyways! Getting on with things, I have some cool face and hair masks that work for me when my face/hair needs some TLC. These are great home remedies/treatments that are all natural and very effective! I’m going to share them with you so you can try ’em out and reap the benefits of natural home made products. Much better than expensive masks that are made of heck knows what. So take a look at these masks and though some might seem like a bit of work and time, they are well worth the effort…trust me, these are all worth it! Your hair and face will scream thank you!
Coconut Mask for Hair:
Buy some unsweetened coconut cream, take a good dollop of it and warm it up in your hands. When it’s softened up, massage it into your hair. Warm up a towel and wrap your hair with it, like you would after a shower. Leave the mask on for one hour. Rinse with your regular shampoo and leave your hair to dry naturally.
Olive-vinegar Mask for hair:
Take 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, and 1 egg. Whisk ingredients together and massage into roots and hair. Leave it on your hair for 15-20 minutes covered with a shower cap and then rinse with shampoo and let hair dry naturally.
Yogurt-Honey Mask for hair:
1/2 cup of plain unsweetened yogurt, 2 tablespoons of honey, a few capsules of vitamin E oil (cut them and squeeze out the oil). Mix ingredients until combined. Massage into hair and roots. Cover hair with a shower cap and hang around for 15-20 minutes, then rinse your hair with shampoo and warm water. Let your hair dry naturally.
Orange-tea tree hair maks:
3 drops of tea tree oil, 4 tablespoons of fresh squeezed orange juice, and 2 tablespoons honey, 1/4 cup strong brewed chamomile tea (cooled). Combine ingredients and then massage them into your hair and scalp. Leave on for 15 minutes (with a shower cap on) and rinse with warm water and mild shampoo. Let your hair dry naturally.
Cucumber-Aloe face mask:
1/2 cucumber and 3 table spoons of an all natural aloe vera gel. Puree the ingredients in a blender or food processor and then apply onto your face for 15-30 minutes (depends how much time you have, can leave it on for longer too). Rinse with cool water and pat dry with a towel.
Lemon-yogurt face mask:
Combine 2 tablespoons of plain unsweetened yogurt with 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Slather onto your face for 20-30 minutes and this can be left on for longer if you wish. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry with a clean towel.
Lemon-Honey face mask:
Combine about 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Apply this mask to your face and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry with a clean towel.
Fennel-Chamomile-Oatmeal face mask:
Grind up oatmeal in a coffee grinder or food processor/blender. Brew 1 chamomile tea bag and 1 teaspoon fennel seeds in 1/2 cup of boiling water, let that steep for 10 minutes. Strain the tea into a small boil and combine with oatmeal, let that mixture cool to room temperature. Apply this mask to your face and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse your face with tepid water and pat dry with a clean towel.
Coconut-Papaya-Coffee face mask:
Take a slice of the papaya (discarding the seeds) and combine with 2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut cream. Brew 1/4 cup of strong coffee and let that cool to room temperature. Combine all ingredients together to make a thick paste. Apply the mask onto your face and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry with a clean towel.
*De-puff your eyes and rejuvenate the delicate eye area with this: Brew 1/4 cup of strong unflavored green tea (loose leaf kind). Let cool until just above room temperature. Soak 2 cotton make-up remover pads in the tea, squeeze out the excess (but don’t squeeze the pads completely dry) and apply to eye area for 15-20 minutes. Switching the pads to freshly soaked ones every 5 minutes.
There you have it y’all! Some interesting masks for your hair and face to explore. Try ’em out and let me know what you think of ’em. Or if you have any cool masks that work for you don’t be shy and leave me a comment!
Have a great rest of your weekend everyone! I’ll be back in a few days -Thursday/Friday as usual!