Try making hair and facial masks using whole foods—it will limit your exposure to harsh chemicals and treat your skin and hair to the nutrients they need. Be sure to buy organically and locally whenever possible! Here are a couple recipes to nourish your body, inside and out:
Coconut Avocado Hair Mask
1 ripe avocado, mashed completely
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Combine the coconut milk and olive oil—stirring rapidly to mix well—and add the mashed avocado. Warm the mixture on the stovetop until it’s slightly warm. Apply the mask from roots to ends, massaging it into your scalp. Leave on for at least 30 minutes or as long as you can, and then wash your hair with a gentle cleanser.
Honey Banana Facial Mask
1 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoons plain yogurt
1 banana, mashed well
Smooth mixture over clean skin and allow to dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cold water. It’s that easy!
As always, remember to recycle or reuse coconut milk cans, honey jars, and yogurt containers. Composting is great too—for the avocado skins and banana peels!