If the thought of leftovers churns your stomach, you may be in luck. You can use everyday foods, including some items you may have left over from Thanksgiving, to create at-home hair masks that will replenish and rejuvenate your hair.

Pumpkin Hair Mask

Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh, cooked or canned pumpkin
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
Directions
  • Mix one cup fresh cooked pumpkin (or canned pumpkin) with four tablespoons of coconut oil in a food processor.
  • Apply the creamy mixture to your hair, cover with a shower cap (or plastic wrap) and leave on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash the mix out very well, then shampoo.

Apple Hair Mask

Ingredients
  • 1-2 large apples
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
Directions
  • Peel, core, and grate the apples.
  • Combine the grated apple with remaining ingredients and stir well.
  • Spread the mixture over dry, unwashed hair and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Cover your hair with a shower cap or a PVC-free food film and then wrap it with a towel.
  • Rinse the mask off with tepid water and follow with a mild shampoo if desired.

Banana Avocado Mask

Ingredients
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 egg
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Directions
  • Mash banana, egg and avocado in a small bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.
  • Apply to hair from roots to tips.
  • Leave in for 30 minutes and then wash out with a moisturizing shampoo.
  • Double the recipe for long hair.
  • Use twice a month to maintain healthy hair.

Yogurt Hair Mask

Ingredients
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup plain organic yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
Directions
  • Beat egg white until frothy.
  • Mix with yogurt and mayonnaise.
  • Massage into wet hair.
  • Cover with plastic shower cap or plastic wrap.
  • Leave in for 30 minutes, then wash out with a mild shampoo.
  • Rinse with very cold water.
  • Use monthly to moisturize hair.

Katie Clontz is a staff writer and customer service representative for Human Hair Extensions. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ball State University and has previously worked for publications such as The Courier-Times, The Knightstown Banner and Angie’s List.

Sources

http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/articles/805126/homemade-hair-masks http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/articles/805126/homemade-hair-masks http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/g/a/2010/12/09/hearstmagholiday3205664.DTL&o=2&type=printable http://www.organicauthority.com/sanctuary/ten-fun-things-to-do-with-pumpkin.html