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    12 DIY Hair And Face Masks To Brighten Up Your Life

    get your glow on and shine like a diamond

    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.

    10. Fresh Cucumber Mask

    What You'll Need:

    1/2 cucumber
    1 tablespoon yogurt

    Peel cucumber and puree in a blender with yogurt.

    Apply to face and leave on 15 minutes.

    Rinse off with cold water.

    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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