This post is sponsored by Northgate Markets.
No excuses guys! I have found 2 of the easiest and natural DIY hair masks possibly ever. I know that’s a bold statement to make. I was inspired by a tour of Northgate Markets here in Southern California. I blame it all on the fresh veggies and fruits that caught my eye with their stunning colors. I’m hoping the next time you walk into your local market, you’re going to look at your produce department a lot differently.
After stuffing my face with delicious food in their newly renovated “Mercadito” I started realizing how many of these fruits from different parts of the world would make amazing DIY hair masks. That’s when I grabbed a papaya, a mango, cactus (nopales), and an avocado. All are filled with essential vitamins, revitalizing, and conditioning benefits for your hair. Oh…and you can totally eat whatever you don’t use. These masks are enough for someone with medium to long hair. Whatever is left over can be refrigerated for up to three days.
Papaya and Mango DIY Hair Mask
Ingredients: 1 ripe papaya and 1 ripe mango
Directions: Cut your papaya in half (as shown in picture). Make sure to scoop out and throw away the seeds. Using a spoon, scoop out the papaya and put into a bowl. Next, cut your mango and place in a bowl. Combine and put into a food processor. Blend thoroughly and make sure there are no lumps of fruit. Apply to your hair from roots to ends and cover with a shower cap. Leave on for 30-60 minutes, then rinse and shampoo hair as you normally would.
Cactus and Avocado DIY Hair Mask
Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado and 1 cactus paddle
Directions: When handling the cactus paddle, please be very careful. The needles on the cactus are no joke. Feel free to wear thick workman gloves if necessary. Using a paring knife, hold the cactus at the thicker end and slowly glide the knife over the needles slicing them off one by one. After all the needles are removed, cut the cactus into chunks and place in a bowl. Next, cut your avocado in half, throwing away the seed, and scooping out the remaining and placing in a bowl. After, combine both and place into a food processor. Blend thoroughly and make sure there are no lumps. Warning, this will have a very gooey consistency. Apply to your hair from roots to ends and cover with a shower cap. Leave on for 30-60 minutes, then rinse and shampoo hair as you normally would.
Both masks should leave your hair soft and shiny. Depending on how dry your hair is, you can do either of these on a weekly basis. Feel free to add extras like honey, yogurt, or coconut oil for added benefits. I found all of these fruits and veggies at Northgate Markets. Visit them here to find a location near you.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Any and all opinions are true and my own.