Have you ever wondered what exactly goes into your store bought curl care masks? More curly girls are picking up the bottle their products came in to investigate exactly what's going on their curls. Odds are, if you can't pronounce most of the ingredients, it shouldn't be going on your hair.
However, skipping out on masks isn't always an option for curlies who need that extra boost of moisture to help care for their curls. Instead of buying, you can make these amazing homemade masks for healthy curls. Give these DIY options a try and let us know what you think.
Amazing Homemade Masks For Healthy Curls
Aloe vera and lemon mask:
4 tablespoons freshly squeezed aloe vera juice
1 tablespoon organic lemon juice
2 teaspoons raw, organic honey
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
Increase the ingredients as needed depending on the amount of curls you have.
What to do:
Mix the aloe vera and lemon juice together, blending until smooth. Add in the honey, and keep working until incorporated. Finally, add in the freshly zested lemon peel. Mix until a thick paste is formed. Apply the paste throughout dampened curls, spreading from scalp to ends. Massage into the scalp to exfoliate and invigorate your head. Allow the paste to sit on your hair for 30-60 minutes, and cover with a plastic shower cap to retain heat. Wash off with a gentle shampoo and lukewarm water. Follow with a conditioner. This mask can be used during each wash day for several weeks to help curls grow.
Egg white mask:
2 organic eggs
1 tablespoon raw, organic honey
1 tablespoon plain, organic yogurt
What to do:
Separate the egg whites into a bowl. Add the honey and yogurt, blending together until a smooth mixture is formed. Wash your curls with a mild cleansing shampoo and then spread the mixture throughout damp curls. Massage it into your scalp and gently pull throughout strands. Allow the paste to dry, the strands will be hard and stiff. Remove by rinsing away with warm water and a gentle shampoo. Follow with your favorite conditioner.