We love fancy salon hair products as much as the next gal, but there’s something really satisfying about whipping up an at-home hair mask from ingredients found in our own kitchens, especially if the mask really works.
Samira Asemanfar, founder of Santa Monica’s new deep conditioning hair bar, The Broot, has been mixing her own masks since she was a little girl, using foods known for their high content of nutrients and hydrating properties (which is why most of them are just as good for your insides as they are your outsides).
Do you have brittle hair that’s prone to breakage? Try Asemanfar’s Strengthening Mask recipe, using protein-rich egg to smooth rough strands and restore shine. For overworked and processed hair, egg is nature’s miracle. “It smoothes damaged cuticles to restore strength and shine,” she told us.
Whisk together one egg, a tablespoon each of coconut oil, olive oil and honey, and two ounces of water. Add half of a mashed banana and stir until the mask is smooth. Apply to strands for 15 minutes, then shampoo as usual.
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