DIY Vegan Hair Mask Recipe *guest post*

2 March 2017

Hey my lovebirds! This blog is a guest post. It was written by the lovely Lou. You can find her at Body Health Love. She has a nice Hair mask recipe that I thought you might love. I'll let you discover her hair mask.


Whenever my hair feels dry and dull, I use this nourishing vegan hair mask to bring it back to life. It’s really easy to make, and you probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen cupboard.

It contains completely natural ingredients which infuse your hair with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein to help make it strong, smooth and shiny. If the dry winter air also saps moisture from your skin, you can combine this DIY hair mask with one of my 5 best shampoos for a dry scalp.

Avocado is often referred to as a power fruit thanks to its host of beneficial properties. It contains four times the amount of potassium than bananas, as well as Vitamins A, B6, D, E, a variety of minerals and folic acid.
It penetrates hair cuticles to lock in natural moisture and helps keep your strands shiny and supple. It also contains a high amount of protein which your hair needs to stay strong and healthy.

Yes, you read that right. The next time you have a soft banana hanging around, keep it for this DIY hair mask. Banana contains Vitamins A, B, C, E, potassium, folate and natural oils.
It can help smooth and soften your strands and protects your hair’s natural elasticity to avoid breakages. Massaging it into your scalp also helps remove dead skin cells, infuses your skin with nutrients and helps reduce hair loss.

Coconut Milk
Coconut milk works as a deep conditioner and natural detangler, and also has antifungal and antibacterial properties. It provides a cooling sensation on your scalp and can help fight the yeast-like fungus which causes dandruff.
Coconut milk can restore dry, damaged hair which feels brittle by nourishing from root to tip. It has excellent moisturizing properties and contains a whole range of vitamins, niacin, folate and lauric acid.

Coconut Oil
You may already be familiar with the benefits of coconut oil, as it’s one of the best multitasking hair care products nature has to offer. It contains lauric acid, Vitamins E, K and antioxidants, and can help reduce protein loss so your hair stays strong and supple.
Coconut oil is also the perfect way to protect your hair from environmental, styling and heat damage, and can also tame flyaways and frizz. It has the added benefit of working as a natural sunscreen to also protect your strands from harmful UV rays.

Olive Oil
Olive oil works as a natural emollient and can helps smooth the outer cuticles of hair fibers as well as split ends. It has rich moisturizing properties and can make your strands feel healthier, stronger and shinier.
It’s a great source of Vitamins A, E and antioxidants, and protects the natural keratin in your hair so it can seal in moisture. Rubbing a little olive oil into your scalp can also promote new hair growth and remove a buildup of sebum.

~ Ingredients
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1/2 Banana
- 50 ml Coconut Milk
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil

~ Method
Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix well. The smoother you make the mixture, the easier it will be to spread through your hair and rinse out later.

Apply the mask all over your hair, working from the roots right down to the tips, and massage your scalp for a few minutes so your skin can absorb all the nutrients.

Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. You can either relax in the tub with a good book, or use the time to get on with other things. As it can get a bit messy, you can use a shower cap to avoid any drips.

Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo which is preferably sulfate free and thoroughly rinse your hair. If you have thick or curly hair, you might need to shampoo twice to get rid of all the mixture.

Condition and style your hair as usual. Once it’s dry, it should feel silky soft, strong and healthy.

- Blogpost written by Louisa Rose.
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Louisa Rose is 20 years old and from Cologne, Germany. Over the past two years, she has lived and travelled in Australia and New Zealand. Fed up with the bad advice she kept reading in beauty magazines, Louisa decided to start a personal blog called Body Health Love. This is her platform where she shares well-researched health and beauty advice aimed at educating and empowering young women across the globe to make the right choices in their beauty regime.

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