To Make a Hair Mask


     Hey there! This hair mask has saved my hair from everything the evil winter winds do to it. I'm talking split ends and just overall dryness. I figured I'm probably not the only one suffering. Enter, the hair mask. I can't think of anything more appropriate than a hydrating and smoothing hair mask. I had never made one before, but I knew that if it involved food, it would probably be a little gross. Shocker: it was. The effect it had on my hair made it so worth it, though. While I could also use a hair trim, I knew that the length was not the only thing causing what was happening to my ends. It's the same thing that happens to my lips and nails every winter too. I really don't think I was this aware as a teen how much the seasons mess with your body, but now that I am, I am determined to take much better care of myself when the temps change.
I know it looks gross and feels gross when you apply the mask, but seriously stick with it and you will have zero regrets! Get the how-to below!


- 1/2 a pitted avocado

- 1/2 a banana

(Side note: I gave Bailey the other halves of these ingredients because they are her favorite foods. Baby meal and hair mask in one! K. Bye.)

- any essential oil you like

- a mortar and pestle or your preferred method of mashing and mixing! (A fork and bowl works well too!)


Step one - Mix all ingredients and apply to wet hair (this really only yields one use, excess will keep for a couple of days in the fridge). Put hair into a bun and leave in for at least 20 minutes. Rinse out and follow up with your usual shampoo and conditioner.