We sell some beautiful extensions at LW, but as any regular hair extensions wearer knows, they need extra special care. Because hair extensions aren’t live hair, they need to be oiled and moisturized regularly to keep them in great condition. That’s why we’ve put together this selection of three easy homemade recipes that you can use on your real hair and your extensions to keep them shiny, healthy and happy!
Natural recipes are great for hair because they contain all the goodness and vitamins our hair needs, without any of the harsh chemicals. The only reason big hair companies don’t bottle up these recipes themselves is because they can’t keep the ingredients fresh – when you make these recipes you need to use them on your hair straight away.
We’ve chosen some recipes that use fruits, natural oils and traditional ingredients that perhaps your grandmother would have used back in her day to get beautiful results on a budget. These hair cure-alls are even super cheap, so why not have a girly night by inviting your friends round to try the recipes themselves whilst you all watch a movie together and pamper yourselves head to toe.
Avocado Hair Mask
In a blender place one ripe avocado, 1 egg yolk and half a tablespoon of olive oil. Blend together until smooth. Massage the mixture into each section of your hair, really working it in, then leave for 30 minutes to set before washing out with warm water. You’ll need to ensure you get out all the pieces of avocado or it will dry in your hair – scrub well or soak your hair in the bath and this shouldn’t be a problem.
Avocado contains lots of protein and vitamins, including A, D, E, B6, folic acid, amino acids, copper and iron. These all contribute to healthy and strong hair growth.
Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask
It’s well known be beauty experts that coconut oil is the perfect frizz tamer, and one of the best ways to hydrate dry and damaged hair. All you need is one tablespoon of coconut oil and one tablespoon of honey; heat them up together in a saucepan on a very gentle heat, then when it is just warm enough apply it all over your hair. (you might need to double or triple the mix if you have very long or thick hair). Put your hair in a bun under a shower cap to retain the warmth, then leave for 40 mins before washing off.
You might wince at the idea of this one, but been is how all those beautiful starlets and pin-up girls in the wartime got their shiny locks! Beer shampoo really makes hair super glossy.
All you need is 1 cup of stout or beer, and half a cup of your favourite shampoo. Firstly, you need to heat the beer/stout in a saucepan for a little while, until it reduces be half and becomes thicker. Let it cool, then mix it in with the shampoo to create the best shampoo you’ve ever used!
Did any of these hair masks work wonders for you? We’d love to know.