As the weather gets colder, our hair can get dryer. While it’s great to keep your tresses moisturized with daily dabs of creams or oils, it’s important to give your hair some serious TLC to support healthy hair inside out. Take the extra time to revive your strands with a hair mask. In honor of fall, we’ve got you covered with an easy (and yummy) deep conditioner recipe perfect for the season—a DIY pumpkin spice hair mask. This is so not your basic pumpkin spice!
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Believe it or not, pumpkin is way more than just a delicious pie ingredient. You’d be surprised at the many benefits pumpkin can bring to your entire body, along with many other nutritious foods. In the case of hair, pumpkin is a great source of vitamins needed for healthy and strong hair. See all of its superpowers below!
- Vitamin A: Helps your scalp produce healthy sebum (a.k.a. your skin’s natural oil), thereby preventing breakage and dryness.
- Vitamin E: Helps promote blood circulation by increasing oxygen supply, thereby preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth.
- Potassium: Hair loss is sometimes caused by potassium deficiency. Like bananas, pumpkin is a great source of potassium needed to help hair grow and maintain strength.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Hair Mask
- 1 cup of pumpkin cooked and mashed/pureed (canned pumpkin works too)
- 2 tablespoons of pure coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of honey (or agave nectar)
- 1 tablespoon of yogurt (optional)
- Cleanse your hair and scalp with water.
- Towel dry your hair, then section hair into four sections.
- Apply the hair mask to each layer of hair within the section (applying from root to tip).
- Comb through with fingers or a wide-tooth comb.
- Cover with a plastic cap and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Rinse out the hair mask with cool water, shampoo, and condition, then style as usual.
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