Summer is well upon us and even if it is not your favourite season (as it is mine), you cannot deny that it is THE season for the best fruit!
I love fruit as food (lol), but since starting my hair journey I have a new found respect for fruit in my hair and skin routine. Fruit has great benefits for our organism, so it is evident that it is also amazing for our hair and skin. For today’s post I will use papaya in my hair, that is super rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid as well as having anti fungal properties!
The vitamins will nourish your strands as it does your body, the folic acid nourishes your hair follicles since folic acid is the vital ingredient for healthy blood circulation. Also, its anti fungal properties are amazing for itchy scalps as well as taking care of dandruff problems since one of the causes of dandruff may be fungal infections.
These nutrients are amazing for your overall health and if you check out conventional hair masques as well as hair vitamins these are some of the ingredients that are marketed. In addition, DIY masks as this, stand out because they give you the results that you need and the best part is that they are very cheap.
*Papaya is a moisturising/nourishing fruit so you can use it as a substitute if you cannot find a non-protein treatment*
Here you have my super simple recipe:
You will need:
- 1 slice of a papaya (if big)
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt (optional, very great for girls with scalp issues due to the anti fungal properties of yogurt)
*Remember that honey lightens hair with frequent use, so make sure you keep that in mind if you prefer dark hair*
Cut the papaya slice then carefully take the seeds out and cut into cubes:
In a container, add the honey first:
And if you want, also some yogurt:
After all ingredients are in a container mix it in a blender, soup mixer or anything you have (you can even do it by hand). It should look sort of like this:
It usually will look quite grainy since papaya is quite rich, so it is wise (for your washing out your hair’s sake lol) to sift it:
With your little mixture, you can now start applying first in your ends and go up all the way to your scalp (since its great for scalp issues)
Stay with the mask from 2o mins to an hour with a shower cap:
Shampoo your hair as normal (I used the same old ORS neutralising shampoo to take all the gunk out) and voilá!
Moisturised and nourished hair and scalp:
Hopefully you guys learned a thing or two and try out the mask for yourselves. Leave in the comments any other suggestions of DIYs you may want us to share