Liz’s apple hair mask beauty DIY
Making your own hair mask can be a blissful way to enjoy a spot of pampering at home. Liz’s beauty DIY here is a fantastic way to make use of the goodness of apples.
Used topically on our hair, apples can be incredibly 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
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 apple, finely grated or blitzed to a pulp in a food processor
- 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 your head in cling film. Relax for 30 minutes to an hour (depending on how dry your hair is), 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.
Watch Liz make her apple hair mask DIY
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