DIY Moisturizing Mask For Both Hair & Face

 by Free People

Everyone loves a sure thing. You know, that dress that always makes you look good or the product that always gives you great results. Some things just work and that’s the case with this moisturizing mask. It’s packed with ingredients that have awesome benefits for both face and hair. Cold, dry weather leads to hair and skin that looks just the same. Get a jumpstart on your cold weather beauty routine by treating your tresses and face to this dual mask, brought to you by the free spirits at Free People. Skin and hair that’s ever so soft and moisturized? I’m in!

Ingredients + Benefits
Honey
Hair
: Honey acts as a humectant, attracting moisture to your hair. It improves the health of hair follicles and the scalp, and adds a natural shine.

Skin: Honey fights infections below the skin’s surface by unclogging pores and cleaning out impurities. Its moisturizing properties protect from dryness while also preventing wrinkles. Honey is a great source of antioxidants and has the ability to protect skin from UV rays.

Avocado

Hair: Like honey, avocado has humectant properties, helping to lock moisture into your strands. Its vitamins, amino acids, and high fat content promote hair growth and overall scalp health.

Skin: The antioxidants and amino acids present in avocados help rid your body of toxins that may otherwise result in wrinkles. Avocado is also rich in vitamin A, which helps remove dead cells from the surface of your skin.

Sweet Almond Oil & Almond Milk

Hair: Almond oil and almond milk are full of omega-6 fatty acids, which play a large role in hair growth and development; as well as vitamin E which strengthens the hair and moisturizes the scalp.

Skin: Almond oil and almond milk contain vitamin E, which improves complexion by helping to retain moisture, reduce wrinkles, and add a natural glow to skin.



How To Make Your Mask
  • Combine ½ avocado, 1 medium banana, 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil, 1 tablespoon honey, ¼ cup almond milk in a bowl.
  • Mash with a fork or blend in a blender until the consistency is smooth. The blender gives the best results because it eliminates annoying banana and avocado chunks that tend to get stuck in hair.
  •  Tweak the amount of each ingredient according to your the needs of your hair.
To serve face: Apply a generous amount to clean, dry skin and let sit for about a half hour. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.

For hot hair: Apply generously to hair, from root to tip, focusing on tip. Pile your hair on top of your head and cover with a shower cap. Let sit for about 45 minutes, then wash and dry your hair as usual.

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