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Winter Remedies: For Yo’ Hair

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There might only be a month left of Winter, but it sure has taken its toll on our hair.

To help get your hair healthy, smooth, and ready for the spring, we’ve compiled the best Winter hair DIY remedies.

Check out these tips below, and read our Winter Remedies: For Yo’ Face if your face needs a little TLC.

 

DRY HAIR

1. DIY Intensive Treatment Mask:

Combine equal parts avocado, coconut cream, and olive oil in a bowl and stir to incorporate.

Apply liberally to hair, massaging with fingers.

Cover hair with shower cap or towel and let sit for 15 to 30 minutes.

        Rinse and Shampoo.

 

2. DIY Weekly Oil Treatment:

Combine equal parts melted coconut oil and lime juice.

Apply liberally to hair, combing in with fingers.

Leave in hair for 5 to 15 minutes.

        Rinse hair.

 

3. DIY Treatment Mask:

Bring ½ cup of water to a boil.

Remove from heat and add ½ cup olive oil.

Let cool to a manageable temperature, then mix well.

Massage mixture into hair.

Cover hair with shower cap or towel and let sit for 15 to 30 minutes.

        Rinse and Shampoo.

 

4. DIY Dry Hair + Scalp Treatment:

Melt ¾ cup coconut oil in a container over a bowl of hot water.

Massage into hair.

Cover with a shower cap or towel and let sit 30 minutes or more.

Rinse and Shampoo.

 

SPLIT ENDS

1. Coconut Oil Split End Remover:

Take a small dab of warm coconut oil and rub in two fingers.

         Run fingers through the tips of hair to moisturize the split ends.

 

2. DIY Overnight Split End Treatment:

Combine equal parts melted coconut oil and olive oil.

Rub mixture onto the ends of hair at night before going to bed.

Let soak overnight.

In the morning, shampoo hair to remove oil.

 

SHINE BOOSTER

1. Post-Shampoo Shine Boosting Rinse:

Every other week after shampooing, rinse hair with either 1 cup of lemon juice (for light hair) or 1 cup apple cider vinegar (for dark hair).

        After rinsing out with water, follow with conditioner of your choice.

 

2. DIY Shine Booster Spray:

Combine ¼ cup melted coconut oil, 1 Tbsp avocado oil and a few drops of lavender oil.

Mix well and put into a small spray bottle.

Spritz into damp hair and comb through.

 

DETANGLER

1. Coconut Oil Detangler:

Take a quarter sized amount of melted coconut oil and run through hair with hands.

Let sit for a few minutes then comb through hair.

Let hair dry.

        Coconut oil will soak into hair, giving you a healthy boost all day.

 

2. DIY Essential Oil Hair Detangler:

Combine ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp vegetable glycerin, 1 tsp almond oil, and a few drops of lavender essential oil.

Mix well and add to a spray bottle.

Spritz hair and comb through.

 

BIY (BUY IT YOURSELF…)

DIY just not your thing? We’ve got your lazy girl solutions.

1. Alba Botanica Advanced Leave-In Conditioner ($5.69)

2. Yarok Feed Your Moisture Mask ($48.00)

3. Yes to Coconuts Ultra Moisture Hair Regimen ($15.98)

 

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