DIY hair and face masks #craftychica #diyhairmasks

DIY Face and Hair Masks

DIY hair and face masks #craftychica #diyhairmasks

Let’s DIY face and hair masks! These have grown in popularity in recent years, but so have the prices of those products. Sometimes store-bought masks have unnecessary ingredients, like preservatives, that do nothing to help. That’s where making DIY hair and face masks comes in — they’re fun and easy. You may even have the ingredients that you need in your home!

The best option for DIY face and hair masks is always to speak with a dermatologist before you buy any supplies. You want to have the best match for your skin problems. Also, be sure not to use any ingredients that cause you allergies. If any masks cause pain or irritation, immediately rinse and wash your face.

With that in mind, here are some ideas for face and hair masks that you can DIY right now.

For Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is when you have darkened patches or spots on the skin. Though this is a generally harmless condition, it may still make you self-conscious. To help lessen the dark spots on your skin, try this mask.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp fresh turmeric juice or powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey (if you used turmeric powder) or 1/2 an avocado (if you use turmeric juice)
  • Water

Directions

  1. Combine the first three ingredients in a bowl, then slowly add water until it thickens to a paste.
  2. Apply mask to parts of your face where you have hyperpigmentation.
  3. Leave for 10-15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with water.

Start with applying this once a week, and you can increase the application frequency once you know how your skin will react. Make sure not to do face masks every day — this often overwhelms your skin.

For Dry Skin

Dry skin is an issue that can happen year round, but in the winter it is especially prevalent because of the drier air and lack of humidity. If you struggle with dry skin, try out this moisturizing face mask.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Handful of oats

Directions

  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl, making sure to mash the avocado.
  2. Apply the mask to your face, focusing on any dry patches you have.
  3. Leave for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse face mask off.

For Dull Skin

Want a glowing complexion, but dealing with dull, lackluster skin? Try this one! The papaya will help chemically exfoliate your skin with its enzymes, and help bring out your bright, glowing skin. The concept of exfoliation has been around since 1500 BC when Egyptian physicians would apply sandpaper to smooth out scars, but modern-day exfoliation looks very different, especially since we learned physical exfoliation may not be good for many skin types.

Here is a mask that can help you get the glowy look that you want:

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/4 of a papaya
  • A squeeze of aloe vera gel

Directions

  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl, being sure to mash up the papaya so it can be easily applied to your skin.
  2. Apply the mixture to your entire face.
  3. Leave for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse off the mask.

For Acne

In the U.S. alone, over 50 million people have acne. While 85% of that number comes from teenagers, that still leaves about 7.5 million adults experiencing acne. These masks will help with acne prone skin and calm current acne.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon manuka honey
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dead sea salt

Directions

  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl
  2. Apply the mixture directly to skin, focusing on your T-zone. Use a foundation brush to avoid getting your hand’s oils onto your face.
  3. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse.

Ingredients

  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

Directions

  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Apply to your face, using a brush if possible.
  3. Leave for 10-15 minutes and then thoroughly rinse from your face.

There are many face masks for acne, and trying out different recipes and mixes to figure out what works best for you is a good idea.

For Damaged Hair

88% of women agree that the look of their hair directly impacts how confident they feel. If you have damaged hair from something like heat styling, this hair mask can help you repair some of the problems that arise with damaged hair.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Apply mixture to wet hair, starting at your hair’s ends and continuing upwards.
  3. Put your hair in a bun and wrap it in a shower cap.
  4. Blow dry your shower capped hair for 10 minutes.
  5. Let your hair sit with the mixure for 20 minutes.
  6. Rinse out the mixture.

For Dry Hair

If your hair tends to get dry and you’re in need of some moisturizing, try out this hair mask.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

Directions

  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl, doubling the recipe if needed for the amount of hair you have.
  2. Apply the mixture to all of your hair.
  3. Leave the mixture on your hair for 30-40 minutes.
  4. Rinse out thoroughly.

For Dull Hair

 

If you want healthy looking, shiny hair, you’re not alone. This hair mask will help bring moisture and life to your hair to give you the shiny, bouncy look you’ve been waiting for.

Ingredients

  • 1 part raw organic honey
  • 1 part apple cider vinegar
  • 1 part coconut oil

Directions

  1. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for 45 seconds.
  2. Combine the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Apply the mask to your entire head of hair.
  4. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes.
  5. Rinse the mask out and immediately shampoo your hair.

For Hair Growth

If your hair is growing slowly, one of the ways to help is to increase circulation to your scalp. One of the ways to do this is by using this hair mask weekly:

Ingredients

  • 1 part cinnamon
  • 1 part coconut oil

Directions

  1. Melt the coconut oil by microwaving it for 45 seconds.
  2. Add the cinnamon oil and stir to combine.
  3. Massage the mixture into your roots and part.
  4. Leave the mixture on for 30-45 minutes.
  5. Rinse out the mixture.

Hair and skin issues don’t need over-priced and over-hyped products to be solved. Instead, try out these DIY hair and face masks to help with your skin and hair issues.

Have you tried any of these? Are there other DIY face and hair masks that you’ve used in the past that you swear by? Let me know in the comments!

Love & light,


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