When you're a budget savvy bride, chances are you don't have money in the budget for spa treatments and pampering, but that doesn't mean you should neglect self-care while you're planning your wedding! Since I recently turned the big 3-0, I've been more invested than ever in taking care of my body, skin and hair in order to keep myself feeling and looking good. One trick that I recently picked up was to do regular hair masks to treat your hair to an extra dose of moisture and care. Of course you could go to a salon and pay big bucks for a moisturizing treatment, but the budget savvy thing to do is try a DIY hair mask using ingredients you'll likely already have on hand in your kitchen! This particular treatment is a personal favorite of mine and it's SUPER simple!
DIY HAIR MASK RECIPE:
- 2 TSP Olive Oil – surely you've got this on hand – we use it for everything!
- 1 Large Egg – let the egg sit out at room temp
- 2 TSP Coconut Oil – I recently received a jar of this Nutiva Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil in the mail as part of a Klout perk and I'm obsessed! I've made it my mission to find all sorts of uses for it, and this is one of my faves!
- 1 TSP Honey – the regular stuff you'll find in your grocery is great but get organic if you can!
Combine the above ingredients. If your coconut oil is solid simmer it over low heat to melt before combining with the other ingredients.
Massage the mixture into dry hair with your fingertips. Cover your hair with a shower cap to keep the mixture in place and your clothes clean.
Let it soak in your hair for at least 20-30 minutes. The longer the better!
Shampoo your hair as you normally would and finish with your favorite conditioner.
I like to do this mask when I'm having a relaxing night in front of the TV, and I occasionally do it during the day while I'm blogging since I work from home. It's best to do this mask at least once a week but try doing it even more to get the best results. You can double the recipe if you've got extra long hair!
What do you think of this DIY hair mask? Is it something you'd consider trying? I highly recommend doing whatever you can to pamper yourself a little during the wedding planning process- you'll be surprised at how stress-relieving a little at-home pampering can be. 🙂