When your full-time job involves making drastic hair color transformations happen for the rich and the famous without their hair dying off, we can bet your knowledge of dry hair remedies reaches far and wide. As is the case with Aura Friedman, Mane University educator. Below, Aura shares her favorite DIY dry hair treatments and masks you can do at home!
Best DIY Dry Hair Treatments
Aura says that “when I was in high school my best friend and I used to spend our Saturday making DIY masks. Ingredients that work great for DIY dry hair treatments include yogurt, avocado, coconut oil, and mayonnaise.”
She shares that “avocado and coconut oil are great for moisturizing—you really have to purée and mash the avocado well before you put it in your hair.” As for yogurt, “the acidic property of plain yogurt helps improve the texture of your hair.”
Apple cider vinegar is of course a go-to treatment. Aura recommends mixing “a capful of apple cider vinegar with water to close the cuticle, which will keep your hair shiny and help prolong your color.”
Bananas are a common ingredient found in at-home dry hair masks. And there’s a very good reason why. “Bananas contain oil and proteins that help strengthen your hair and give your hair a lot of shine,” Aura notes. “You can always combine essential oils with any of these ingredients in your DIY dry hair recipes.”
Aura says to apply your preferred DIY hair mask on clean hair or after a shampoo. “The only ingredients you would want to shampoo out are avocado, coconut oil, and mayonnaise because those will make your hair really wild if there’s any left in the hair.” Depending on the type of mask, leave it on for 20 minutes to an hour or for maximum hydration, overnight.
Aura’s Favorite Products for Dry Hair
At-home treatments aren’t for everyone. Aura recommends a few store-bought products that will replenish your dry strands below:
- Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Protective Oil
- Christophe Robin Moisturizing Hair Oil with Lavender
- Christophe Robin Antioxidant Cleansing Milk (for highlighted hair)
Cardi B loves a good DIY hair mask to keep her strands strong (stars, they’re just like us). Follow her DIY hair mask recipe HERE!