Sunday, 23 February 2014

Love Potion - natural moisturizing & strengthening hair masque

I haven't had a protein treatment in about 9 weeks, since my post-relaxer wash, so I guess I am due for one now. But I am not protein's biggest fan, so rather than going for a strong or even a regular strength, full-on treatment, off to the kitchen I go to whip up a moisturizing hair masque with a strengthening twist. Come along!

ingredients for moisturizing + strengthening hair mask

  • water
  • honey
  • avocado
  • banana
  • spirulina powder
  • pink salt
  • cayenne pepper
  • EVOO & castor oil
  • tea tree, peppermint, and rosemary essential oils
  • 3 tbs of tea which I brewed for a tea rinse (rooibos + mint)

In the Jar
finished product - moisturizing + strengthening hair mask

In my Hair

after applying moisturizing + strengthening hair mask

It felt awesome! (and no it didn't stain lol). I would certainly whip up another batch. I loved it because I got the protein treatment in without the stiff, crunchy mess. My hair felt strong but still soft and moisturized. Thumbs up.

Whip up anything lately?


  1. Oooo sounds like it smells nice! Do you use measured amounts of each ingredient or do you eyeball it? And what is pink salt?This mix sounds really cool, I may just give it a try!

    1. Sorry Rachel, I should've said in the post. I used 1/2 banana, 2/3 avocado, 1 tsp spirulina powder, 1 tsp honey, and I eye-balled the other ingredients to get a masque-like consistency.

      This pink salt is Himalayan salt which is rich in minerals. I used it for that reason plus salt increases water retention -> moisture.

      Yes! It smelled delish! I even applied some to my face for a mini facial haha You should def try it out, adding your own spin on it if necessary.

  2. This is a creative "protein" treatment. I may try it out as well

    1. Yes ma'am gotta get creative re protein, I can't gamble with the 'regular' protein treatments lol too risky!


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