Magical Hair Mask Recipe The Secret Tips To Shiny, Strong Hair Forever
Peppermint, rosemary and nettle – which add shine – are suitable for all hair types. Sage, marshmallow root and elder flower tea are helpful for dry hair.
If your hair is very dry, you might try adding 1-2 tablespoons of avocado or banana to your comibation. Give it a whir in the blender before use to ensure even application.
Another option is to add a little bit of oil. A few drops may be enough, but some people add as much as one tablespoon. Oils to consider are olive, coconut, almond, and argan.
Rosemary adds shine, chamomile is helpful for dry hair and tea tree is helpful for oily hair. For the recipe below, use 12-15 drops.
MAKING YOUR GELATIN HAIR MASK
Add liquid to a small saucepan. Slowly sprinkle gelatin over your liquid while whisking to prevent lumps. Place the pan on your stove and allow the fluid to heat until steaming, inspiring often with a spoon to prevent the gelatin from sticking to the bottom of the pan. When the mixture is steaming, remove it from heat.
When the blend has cooled down somewhat – it should be warm but not so hot that it’s uncomfortable to touch – add in the honey, vinegar, and any optional ingredients.
USING YOUR GELATIN HAIR MASK
When the mixture is hot but not so hot that it’s painful to touch, apply it to clean, wet hair. I like to dip the ends of my hair into the jar, then dispense a little bit on one side of my scalp and work it down from roots to tips before moving to the other side.
Allow the mask to sit for 10-20 minutes. If you’re planning to let it sit for much longer than 10 minutes, cover your hair with a shower cap so that it doesn’t dry out. When the time is up, rinse very thoroughly, follow with conditioner or weak apple cider vinegar, and allow to air dry.
If you find that your hair feels crispy or brittle, see the “Tips & Troubleshooting” section below.