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12 DIY Hair And Face Masks To Brighten Up Your Life

get your glow on and shine like a diamond

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1. Strawberry Splendor Hair Mask

What You'll Need:

Leftover Strawberries

Coconut Oil


Blend 5-7 strawberries (depending on hair length) until pureed.

Add 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon coconut oil and puree until smooth.

Apply mask to damp hair and leave on for 20-30 minutes (the longer the better!)


2. Avocado, Honey and Olive Oil Hair Mask

Tired of getting frizzy with it? Ban frizz with this mask.

What You'll Need:

1 Avocado
1 Tablespoon Honey
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Optional: Peppermint to stimulate the scalp

Mash flesh of one avocado. Add honey and olive and blend ingredients well.

Add peppermint for an extra tingling sensation if you wish.

Apply to hair and wrap in a plastic bag to maximize effects.

Leave on for one hour and rinse.

3. Quick Fix for Splits

What You'll Need:
2 tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of almond oil
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

Mix all ingredients together and apply to hair starting at the bottom, focusing on the ends.

Work mask up through hair and leave on for 30 minutes.

Rinse and reveal healthier looking ends.

4. Deep Conditioning Coconut Mask

For those who need a serious hair boost:

What You'll Need:
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 tsp olive oil

Mash avocado until smooth.

Add Coconut Milk and Olive Oil, stirring rapidly to mix well.

Apply to hair and leave overnight (if in a rush, wait at least 20 minutes).

Rinse and shampoo.

5. Hangover Hair Mask

Beer has properties that help to thicken the hair, put your leftovers to good use!

What You'll Need:

1 ripe banana
1 egg
1/2 cup flat beer
1 tablespoon of honey

Mash the banana in a small bowl.

Stir in one egg and blend until the two create a smooth mixture.

Add the beer and honey. Mix well.

Apply to scalp and massage into hair for about 5 minutes.

Allow the mask to sit for an hour, then shampoo as normal.

6. Show me the Honey Hair Mask

Brighten up your blonde or just use to clarify dry hair.

What You'll Need

1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lemon extract
Juice and pulp of half a lemon
2 tablespoons wheat germ

Mix all ingredients together well.

Pull mixture through dry, dirty hair, making sure to get the roots and ends.

Pull hair up into a ponytail or bun if long and leave on 20 to 30 minutes.

Combing the mixture through your hair, shampoo and condition.

7. Berry Good Mask

What You'll Need:

2 tablespoons yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.)
1 tablespoon lemon juice

In a blender combine yogurt and honey until fully combined

Add berries and lemon juice and puree until smooth

Apply mixture to clean, dry face and let sit for 10-15 minutes.

Rinse and pat dry.

8. Orange You Glad Face Mask

What You'll Need:

1/2 cup steel-cut oatmeal
1 orange
3 tablespoons greek yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons dried orange peel (found in the spice aisle of most grocery stores)

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Stir until well-mixed and combined.

Spread onto your freshly washed and dried face.

Leave on for 15-30 minutes.

Rinse with warm water.

Store any leftover mask in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

9. Mocha Frappuccino Mask

Coffee lovers, you have found your kryptonite.

What You'll Need:

1/2 cup ground organic coffee beans (you can grind your own or buy pre-ground)
1/2 cup organic, unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup of unsweetened whole milk (if you aren’t a dairy person, sub for unsweetened almond milk)
1 tablespoon of lemon juice (for dry skin, try olive or almond oil)
1 tablespoon of honey (for extra oily or acne prone skin, use additional lemon juice here instead of honey)

Mix all ingredients together and apply to face in the morning.

Allow mask to dry for 15-20 minutes.

Rinse off, scrubbing lightly.

11. Strawberry Fields Forever Mask

What You'll Need:
8 - 9 fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of oil - Extra virgin olive, jojoba, grapeseed or sweet almond oil
Few drops of fresh lemon juice - About 8 drops if you have dry skin and up to 1 tablespoon for oily skin.

Mash strawberries with a fork until smooth.

Stir in honey, oil and lemon juice until well-incorporated.

Apply to face and leave on for 5 minutes.

Wash away with warm water, pat dry and follow up with toner and moisturizer

12. Go Bananas Face Mask

What You'll Need:

1 ripe banana
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Mash banana with fork in large bowl.

Mix in honey and lemon juice to combine throughly.

Apply mask to a clean, dry face and let sit for 10-15 minutes.

Rinse off with warm water.

13. Bonus: Minty Fresh Face Scrub

What You'll Need:

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup white sugar
Zest of 1 grapefruit
1 tablespoon grapefruit juice
10 drops peppermint oil
25 drops grapefruit oil
1/4 t. beet juice(optional-for color)

Add coconut oil and white sugar to a bowl and mix well until thick paste is formed.

Add the grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice, peppermint and grapefruit oil, and beet juice, if desired, to the mixture.

Mix until incorporated until mixture is well blended and fluffy.

Store in an air-tight glass jar in the refrigerator.

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