DIY Autumn Cinnamon, Honey & Olive Oil Hair Mask
The temperature has dropped, and while its not quite cold enough to be wearing a woolly hat something needs to be done to keep those tresses tamed as the weather changes.
This week has been a busy one here at Peachy HQ and, I don’t mind telling you, I’m feeling rather ravaged and in much need of a little pampering. When it comes to hair and facial treats the first stop for me is usually raiding the kitchen cupboards, I mean there are so many goodies that work wonders on hair and skin, are all natural, budget-friendy and oh so easy to make.
So, how about a DIY Autumn Hair Mask?
This treatment takes minutes to make and only uses three simple ingredients and will be leave you feeling pamperd with glossy soft locks – what’s not to love about that?
Grab your supplies..
Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Tablespoon of honey
Two teaspoons of cinnamon
This will make enough mask for mid length hair – if you super long mermaid locks, double up on the quantities to make enough to cover all your tresses.
Mix the ingredients into a small bowl or ramekin, blending them all together to make a deep dark brown mix.
Warm the treatment – either for a couple of second in the microwave (be careful not to get the oil too hot as this will burn your scalp and damage your hair!) or place in a bowl of hot water and allow to gently warm.
To apply, brush out your hair, and dipping your finger tips in the mask begin massaging into the hair starting at the temples and forehead, and working over the whole scalp. Keep re-dipping your fingers into the mask and massaging over the scalp, once the scalp is covered, begin smoothing through the heights of your hair. Twist your hair up and wrap in a shower cap (or clear wrap for a super sect look!) I like to leave this on for a few hours – but working from home makes this super manageable for me!
The mask has a lovely warming feeling – and smells great too! Cinnamon, honey and olive oil are all renowned for their benefits to healthy glowing hair and skin – some even believe that they promote hair growth, add a glossy sheen and can create natural gleaming highlights – I intend to keep up this mini hair pamper routine throughout the autumn, so I shall keep you posted!
To remove the mask after the treatment, rinse with warm (not too hot) water and gently massage the hair and scalp to remove fully. You might think that the oil would be hard to remove, and will leave your hair feeling yucky, I find that it rinses away really easily, and leaves my hear clean, glossy and super soft…with out a hint of autumn frizz in sight. I have also found that co-washing (hair washing with only conditioner) is a great way to finish up this treatment. So, Autumn hair, don’t care!
Do you have a favourite DIY hair or sink treatment? Do leave a comment and share them – I’d love to try them out!