Liz’s apple hair mask beauty DIY
Making your own beauty products can be a blissful (and cheaper!) way to enjoy a spot of pampering at home. Harness the goodness of autumnal windfalls with Liz’s DIY apple hair mask.
Used topically on our hair, apples can be very beneficial. They contain malic and tartaric acid, which gently remove dead cells from the skin’s surface. Because of this, apple juice can be a helpful remedy for dandruff.
Choose organic varieties of apples whenever you can, but if not possible, wash your fruit in warm soapy water to remove outer chemical residues such as post-harvest fungicides.
Liz’s apple hair mask
- 1 apple, finely grated or blitzed to a pulp in a food processor
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp honey
- Put the coconut oil in a small saucepan and melt over a low heat.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly (but not solidify).
- Add the apple pulp, apple cider vinegar and honey, and stir well.
- Use the back of a spoon to push the mixture through a sieve to remove any lumps of apple, making sure you get all the liquid out.
- Pour the mixture into a large bowl and place into a sink or bath. Tip your head upside down and place hair into the liquid. Massage it through your hair and scalp.
- If you have long hair, tie it up into a bun before wrapping the top of your head in cling film or putting on a shower cap. Relax for about 20 minutes minutes (longer if your hair is very dry), before washing out using warm water and your usual shampoo and conditioner. You may need to shampoo your hair twice to get all the coconut oil out.