Monday, October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Hair Mask

Pumpkin Hair Mask

Pumpkin has lots of vitamin A and potassium, and both are fantastic for your scalp.  Plus, they help promote hair growth.

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  • 2 cups pumpkin, canned or is fresh (if using fresh you need to cook it first.  Place halved pumpkin, cut sides down, in a 350° oven for 1 to 2 hours or until tender. Cool, then scrape out the tender flesh with a spoon and mash; discard rind.)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 -1 ½ Tbsp almond milk (can sub. coconut, rice or soy milk.)

Directions: Mix the pumpkin, coconut oil and honey until fully combined.  Add in almond milk to create a smooth mixture.  You can mix it by hand like I did, or use a blender or food processor.


This mixture makes enough for about 2-4 applications depending on how long your hair is and how much you use.  Store in a glass jar or container if able, but you can also use a plastic container, just make sure it has a tight lid.  Keep in refrigerator for up to a week.

To use: Apply to damp hair (it will soak into hair better) and cover your hair with either a plastic cap or plastic wrap to seal it in.  Let is soak into hair for 10-15 minutes.  Rinse hair until the mixture is fully out, then shampoo and condition as usual.

*My hair not only felt silky and softer after the hair mask, but the blond color of my hair was brighter and my hair was no longer dull, had a beautiful shine and overall looked healthier!

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The picture above, right is before the hair mask, my hair was very blonde but getting dull and didn’t have much shine…

and, the picture below, left is after! (The lighting is different in the after pic, because I didn’t have natural sunlight anymore.  It was after dark by the time my hair dried.)

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