Bundled beneath beanies and stuffed behind earmuffs, our winter hair sometimes is forgotten until warmer months appear. Dry, cold weather can take a toll on our tresses–dry heat indoors and cold temperatures outdoors sap moisture from hair, leaving it dried out and frizzy. But don’t worry! We have just the hydrating hair mask to bring a little luster back into your strands this winter.
Hydrating Coconut Milk Hair Mask
Coconut milk not only detangles unruly hair, but it boosts moisture from scalp to end. Combined with the protein-packed egg, this mask will retain shine while conditioning hair.
- 1 egg
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Whisk one egg in a bowl and combine with coconut milk and extra-virgin olive oil; mix well. Pour over scalp and massage, then pour excess mixture onto hair, concentrate on ends. Leave on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing hair thoroughly.
DIY Anti-Frizz Spray
Split, brittle ends can also be a wintertime woe, but we can fight back with more than just extra visits to our hairdresser. This hydrating spray can be used daily during the cold winter months to help fight breaks along the hair shaft.
- Distilled water
- 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
- 1 teaspoon glycerin
- 5-10 drops lavender essential oil – great for all hair types
- 2 tablespoons aloe gel
- Spray bottle
Whisk the jojoba oil, glycerin and aloe gel in a bowl until they are well-blended. Add the lavender essential oil. If you have extremely dry hair, you can substitute geranium for lavender. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle (be sure it’s a good-quality pump) and then add the distilled water until you are pleased with the consistency. You will want to refrigerate the mixture and shake before each use. The spray will smooth down unruly frizz and hydrate the hair shaft.
Photos by Ana-Maria Stanciu