Ever looked in your cupboard and thought, hey, that would make a great hair mask? No? Maybe you should! The possibilities are pretty much endless when it comes to making an effective DIY hair mask and the great thing is it’s cheap, has no chemicals and it’s painfully funny to see you and your friends’ heads covered in cling film…I advise you stay in your bedroom for this one.

Okay so you may be considering the condition of your hair right now to decide whether you should do this tonight. Maybe you’ve dyed it one too many times or the hair straighteners have wreaked havoc on your split ends, or you’re one of those people with naturally strong, undamaged hair but want an extra boost. Basically, I’m here to make the research easy for you!

So here’s a quick list of cupboard items that have insane benefits for your hair:

Banana

  • Potassium: Helps condition damaged hair
  • Vitamin A: Strengthens hair follicles
  • Vitamin E: Assists with preventing dandruff
  • Vitamin C: Regulates your hairs natural oils

Honey

  • Contains natural vitamins and moisturisers and is also a humectant
  • In other words, it attracts moisture from the air, making your hair not only smell awesome but strengthens it too

Coconut or Olive Oil

  • Contains saturated fats, lauric acid, Vitamin E and D, and iron

So here’s a really easy hair mask recipe!

  1. Take 2 overripe bananas, 1 tablespoon of coconut or olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of honey.
  1. Mash the bananas until smooth, making sure to get rid of all those weeny pieces. Stir in the honey and oil until all is blended.
  1. Wet hair with warm water to open the pores and apply directly onto damp hair. Grab your cling film and wrap this around your scalp to lock the warmth in and to stop the drips (a towel can be applied too, just to be extra careful).
  1. Let the mask sit for 15-20 minutes and wash out! Voila!

WORD OF WARNING!

Egg is an amazing product for your hair:

  • Protein: nourishes the ends of your hair
  • Fatty Acids: provides a natural glossy shine to your hair
  • B12: Stimulates hair growth

HOWEVER…

DO NOT wash out any egg product from your hair with hot water. Why? Imagine boiling an egg in your hair…scrambled egg is not a look I’d advise. Take it from someone who has made this mistake before, it was horrific to say the least!