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DIY Day: Natural Conditioning Mask for Shiny Hair



I don’t know if it’s the change of season or my new-found love affair with flat irons, but lately my hair has been lacking its usual luster. Instead of rushing out to replenish one of my favorite (and pricey) hair masks, I whipped up one recommended to me by Kassie Kuehl, the owner of Kasia Organic Salon in Minneapolis, which specializes in healthy hair care. She swears by this all-natural treatment for its moisturizing, strengthening and shine-enhancing properties. It’s rich in omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals yet free of mineral oil or petroleum—both of which prevent nutrient absorption. I like to leave it in on Sunday nights while I’m watching Mad Men. It seems like something Joan would do, no?
 
Ingredients
1 egg white
2 T. Greek yogurt
2 T. avocado, mashed
1 ½ T. kiwi fruit, mashed
2 ½ t. honey
5–8 drops rosemary essential oil
plastic wrap
 
Directions
In a large bowl, whisk egg white until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and stir until blended. Coat clean, wet hair with mask. Massage into hair and scalp until fully saturated. Wrap head tightly with plastic wrap. Leave mask on for 15-20 minutes; sit in the sun or a steamy shower for maximum benefits. Rinse with cool water to seal in moisture. Finish with a light application of your favorite conditioner.

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