Updated: Jul 31, 2019
Wanna control the beast and keep it hydrated? These natural masks are IT.
Latina hair..... a blessing... and a curse.
If you've known me long enough, you've probably seen me with black hair, brown hair, half dark-half blond, dark red, bright red, orange, dark again, half dark-half pink, blond, blonder.... long, short, medium, way too long.... what can I say? I get bored quickly.
Luckily (very luckily) for me, my hair is so good to me, no matter what I do, it's still full and thick. Now, being a Latina, we all know that hair's got a life of its own so, sometimes, it's really hard to control. You just need to give that baby some love every now and then.
My hair is very very thick, and I have A LOT of it. Besides that, I also bleached it recently (yes, yes... I know that's not good) so, I have to hydrate it constantly. I have tons and tons of hydrating masks and treatments (read the labels!! all natural products!) but, I always see the best results when I create my magic concoctions at home. These are my top three:
- ALOE VERA AND GREEN TEA
I always blend the aloe first so I can calculate how much tea do I need. For one cup of fresh aloe add 1/2 a cup of green tea (freshly brewed) so the mix is not that liquid. Make sure that there are no aloe lumps though, they will stick to your hair. Leave it in for 30-45 min and then wash your hair normally. It's best if you do it with cold water. If you have some mask leftover you can always leave it in the fridge but, I always apply all of it to my hair, the more the better lol!!. This mask is my favorite because, besides hydrating, it also helps your hair grow.
- OLIVE OIL AND COCONUT OIL
This one is great for hydrating a dry scalp. Quantities depend on the length of you hair but, I do 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. You can also leave this one in for 45 min or more but, it's actually a great option for an overnight mask if you use a shower cap. Use warm water when you rinse it because it's a lot of oils and then, use your regular shampoo.
- OLIVE OIL, AVOCADO, HONEY AND GREEN TEA
A miracle worker for shine and hydration. You can mash the avocado but, I always put everything in the blender so it's all uniform and without lumps. Mix the whole avocado with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil and the same amount of honey. Depending on the amount of mix that you get, add enough green tea so that the mix is not that liquid. Leave in for 30-45 mins using a plastic shower cap. Wash your hair normally.
I'm always trying new masks but, I keep coming back to these. They are easy to make and they don't require weird products that are hard to find. I try to do this at least one a week and I love it! Let me know if you try them or if you have a go-to hair mask!