Moisturizing your hair is one of the three steps in the Hair Routine method. This step is responsible for water replenishment in the hair and it will aid in making it softer and more elastic.
DIY hair masks are very easy to make and they do wonders for your hair. Don’t believe me? Ask Clarissa (she explains it all), she is the founder and CEO of Feel Good Etc. and has been creating her own hair masks since she was able to say the word “moisturization”. Actually, she is in the process of creating her own line of hair treatments for the Feel Good Etc. Hair Routine, and I promise they will be the sh*t. If you would like to get an exclusive pre-sale discount code, put your email HERE and I will personally let you know.
Anyhow, if you did your hair diagnosis and got your results, you might be wondering “how the “EF” am I supposed to make a moisturizing hair mask?”. Relax, here are five ingredients you cannot miss when following this important element of the Hair Routine. And if you don’t have your hair diagnosis, what are you waiting for? Go get it!
Vegetable glycerin has emollient and moisturizing properties. It absorbs water from the air and traps it. It makes a protective layer on the hair strands and doesn’t let the humidity escape. It is very important to use glycerin when humidity levels are high because in the opposite case where the conditions are dry, glycerin will act to take the humidity out from your hair and evaporate it out to the air. An alternative when the weather is dry is to use a deep conditioning cap or a humid towel and wrap your hair inside while masking it. Attention! You need to be aware of how much your hair absorbs water if your hair has high porosity and you do this too often, your hair will saturate with water and it can easily cause breakage problems. You can buy Glycerin at any pharmacy and use it as one of your ingredients for a moisturizing hair mask.
Provitamin B5 or Panthenol -now we know where a famous hair care brand got its name from- has been used as an alternative treatment for hair loss in the past because of its alleged ability to penetrate, strengthen and thicken hair. Although sometimes hair loss is due to a vitamin deficiency, it also involves various genetic, hormonal and environmental causes. Panthenol is good to prevent hair loss, but you know what it’s also really great for? Moisturization! You can get Provitamin B5 at the pharmacy or naturist stores and use it after cleansing your hair. Add a few drops of Panthenol in your hair mask or spray it on your scalp and hair after cleansing, it will completely revitalize it!
It’s not news that aloe vera is the “miracle plant” for everything. I would argue that only with coconut oil and aloe vera we can solve all our problems. Lol.
Aloe vera is known for its unbelievable healing properties when applied or consumed orally. You can get it at any supermarket or plant market, cut one leaf and use it many times. The gel inside the plant is made up of mainly water and protein that contains amino acids and vitamins A, B, C, and E. You want to extract the gel and put it directly on your scalp after shampooing -rinse well after- or mix it with other ingredients such as avocado for a moisturizing hair and face mask. The beauty about this ingredient is that it moisturizes the skin and hair without leaving it greasy, voilà!
Cornstarch mixed with other ingredients helps close the cuticles and stores the water. Its composition permits the hair to absorb the essential nutrients and have shiny and hydrated texture. On your scalp, cornstarch reduces oil and itchiness, goodbye double trouble!
*Pro tip: Cook two spoonfuls of cornstarch with 100ml of water on low heat. Mix well and use it as the base for your DIY hair mask.
Using table sugar when you shampoo may sound like a crazy idea. According to specialists, sugar improves circulation in your scalp and helps deep cleanse it, this will improve your hair’s beauty and health. Makes sense though… Granulated sugar acts like an exfoliant for your skin and thanks to its properties it also helps moisturize it. Exfoliation promotes blood circulation, which also promotes hair growth. Score! Add ½ a spoonful of sugar to your routine when you are shampooing. I don’t recommend adding it directly to your shampoo in advance because with time it might alter its pH level. Mix it in your hands along with the amount of shampoo you usually use and just scrub. Rinse well, better than ever, and finish your routine with a silicone-free conditioner. Whoever said sugar is always bad for us was wrong. I promise you will love it!
All of these ingredients are perfect for a moisturizing hair mask, if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us. Let me know how it goes, OK?
´till next time,