Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Frizzy hair is the foe of many women. Trying to tame and treat frizz can be expensive and tedious. Instead of going to the salon and wasting money on overpriced products, try a few simple homemade recipes to tame your do, and keep it shining.  

Banana Almond Mask

A popular recipe, the banana almond hair mask enriches hair and creates shine. Simply take one ripe banana, and mash it up with 1 to 2 tbsp. of almond oil. Apply to hair, and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Then rinse out, and shampoo and condition hair as you normally would.

Another Banana Mask

A variation of the previous recipe, here you use banana and avocado to make a mask. Mash together a banana and an avocado. Comb through hair, allow to sit for 15 minutes, then rinse. For extra conditioning, or to thin out the mask, add 1/3 cup of cream before applying to hair.

Mayo Mask

Mayonnaise is a real frizz-buster. Apply about ½ cup of mayo to hair from roots to ends. Wrap up in a shower cap, and wait 15 minutes before shampooing and rinsing. Since the smell of mayo can be overwhelming, try mixing in 2 to 3 drops of scented oil.

Honey Mask

Honey is effective in treating damaged hair thanks to the humectants it contains. It also smells nice, and will leave hair with a sweet after-scent. Mix 1/3 cup of honey with 2 tbsp. of olive or almond oil. Carefully apply the mixture through hair, and wrap hair in a shower cap. Leave on for 30 minutes, then rinse.

Hot Oil

Hot oil treatments enrich and repair frizzy hair. Mix 4 to 5 tbsp. of olive oil with 2 to 3 egg whites. Apply mixture throughout hair, paying extra attention to scalp. Wrap your head in a warm, damp towel. The heat from the towel will help the oil infuse into your hair. Rinse after 20 minutes.

Depending on hair length, you may need to adjust the amounts in the mask recipes. Play around with ingredients to create your own mask. Just remember that oils moisturize and fatty ingredients add moisture and strength. If you want to use fruits and veggies, stick with those that are high in minerals and vitamins and easy to mash up. Make sure to rinse well.


Anonymous said...

As Salaamu Alaikum:

These are great recipes!

Muslimah Sukhnah

mysskay said...

Thanks for this list. I've been doing mayo treats when needed, but didn't know it had these particular properties. Thanks again!