A German friend suggested this new (actually old – they’ve been using it in Germany for some 12,000 years!) beauty recipe for hair that’s lost its mojo and seems totally dry and dull (MINE!). I took it for a road test this week and after ages had hair that actually seemed bouncy and healthy and pretty… not easy, let me tell you, for strands that have been colored and straightened into total lifelessness over many, many years of
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The reason this apple hair mask works?
Apples contain an ingredient called pyrus malus, which is a terrific hair conditioner. In fact, pyrus malus is used as a conditioning agent in many hair products, ranging from shampoos and conditioners to mists and serums. Think Garnier Whole Blends Green Apple & Green Tea Shampoo and Conditioner, Frédéric Fekkai Apple Cider Shampoo and Liz Earle Naturally Active Botanical Shine Conditioner to name just a few.
Apple cider vinegar, at the same time, helps balance hair’s pH levels, while simultaneously removing all gunk and product buildup. It also helps close the hair cuticle. The result is a smoother surface, which reflects more light, making hair much, much shinier and easy to manage.
How to make the apple hair mask
1. Peel, core and grate 1-2 large apples; mash into a thickish pulp with a large spoon.
2. Combine this pulp with 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon corn flour; mix well.
3. Work this mixture into dry, unwashed hair and leave it on for 30 minutes.
4. Rinse off the hair mask with tepid water.
5. Wash and style your hair as usual.
I didnt know such masks work well! Thank you for sharing, will definitely try it out 🙂
I have actually not used any masks at all.. I just use my oriflame HairX Repair therapy shampoo and condition which has helped my hair become so much better than it was before due to chemicals that i had used.
One of the best masks I’ve ever used is yogurt, banana and honey.
that sounds delicious… what proportions do you mix them in?
thank you for the tips, I use pro naturals moroccan argan oil hair mask which is really nice too, keeps the hair soft, shiny and healthy.
Thank you for this, I definitely need a hair miracle, this heat is killing me body part by body part!!
I will try this one for sure! I had already heard of using apple cider vinegar, but never an apple! My hair is super dry and it suffers with quite a bit blow drying! I just have a problem with the vinegar’s smell, how do you get around that?
This isn’t really my tip so the credit doesn’t go to me, but I’ve heard that putting olive oil on your hair before washing is really good, like a really generous amount, and leaving it there for a good 10-15 min, which is supposed keep your hair hydrated and protected during your wash. I haven’t tried it on myself yet, but I will!
My hair certainly needs a miracle mask like this one. Will try this out over the weekend 🙂
OMG this is just what I needed. MoroccanOil is phenomenal, but this seems to be exactly what my hair needs. Going to try this on a weekend 🙂 Thank you!!
you have FAB hair… you don’t need anything!!!!
Thanks for the mask recipe! I use a pro naturals argan oil mask that works great too, but I love home remedies.
Just eyeballing: one banana would be waaay too much, so I mash about 1/3 of a banana and mix it with 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 1 teaspoon honey. I usually clean my face with a slightly abrasive loofah and then apply the mask.
My mother was a pharmacist and used to prepare all sorts of creams and lotions herself – no acne for me as a teenager. However she said that nothing beat smearing your face with the skin collected on top of freshly boiled organic milk (zero processing) or with half a strawberry.
wow… you are so lucky to have a mom with such a phenomenal knowledge base. Any other nuggets… pls, pls? Pretty pls? Am going to try both these recipes over the weekend!!
I have never heard of this one. Will definitely give it a try!
DC by dnd gel nails says
thank you, today I will try with his hair