Beauty, DIY

DIY Your Way to Glossy & Healthy Hair in 2 Easy Steps

Posted on 15-12-2015 by Clara Tan

They say that a girl’s mane is her crowning glory. Haven’t we all turned our heads on the streets in envy of other’s thick shiny locks? Lucky for us, glossy hair is not too hard to achieve , especially when you can cook up a DIY mask with a few affordable key ingredients picked up from the grocery store. 


If you’re a dollar short of expensive salon treatments, this simple recipe will nourish your hair to levels of glossiness like never before. 


Let’s begin!


Step 1: Clarifying Shampoo Rinse 

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The first step to allowing your hair mask to thoroughly penetrate hair cuticles is to remove all the prior build up from products like hairspray. A quick way to doing this is using Apple Cider Vinegar. ACV rinses are simple- just mix equal parts ACV with water, and douse your pre-shampooed hair in the shower with your mixture and viola! Say hello to squeaky clean hair.


What you need:

- Water

- Apple Cider Vinegar



- Shampoo your hair as usual 

- Rinse of with with lukewarm water to open hair cuticles

- Do a second rinse with vinegar mixture



Step 2: Nourishing Hair Mask

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What you need:

- 1 ripe avocado

- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil/extra virgin olive oil 

- 1 tablespoon of honey



- Cut and scoop out the flesh from a ripe avocado 

- Mix in a tablespoon of honey 

- Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil at room temperature

- Apply to damp hair and let it sit for 15 minutes before washing out


While waiting for the mask to work its magic, you can check out some DIY ways to have a full spa day at home! The fatty oils from coconut and olives are far superior to store bought masks. That is because the carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals naturally found in these oils help repair damage by restoring protein levels, penetrating your hair to keep it healthy from within.This mask is also the perfect opportunity to give your scalp some TLC, so be sure to slather it on from root to tip!


p.s: To keep your mane healthy in the long run, make sure you’re aware of the 7 deadly sins you might be committing with your hair.

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Clara Tan
Clara is a full-time undergraduate, part-time makeup hoarder and Youtube lurker. She is happiest when dancing (ballet, not at Zouk) and spends her weekends sleeping in till socially unacceptable hours.

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