Ladies, I don’t know about you but the winter air is brutal on my skin and hair! Without a hydrating remedy, my skin and hair feel dry, frail, and lifeless. Once every week or so, I make an effort to hydrate my hair and skin more so than my usual routine. I’m not one for complicated beauty routines, nor do I like using harsh chemicals, so I opt for natural recipes I can make in my own kitchen.
For my skin, I like to use this simple Homemade Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe to give those dry patches a boost. The recipe is super simple — you probably already have all the ingredients at home — and it makes the perfect size batch to last you the entire season. Not to mention, the coffee aroma will snap your senses to attention, so it’s perfect for a cold winter morning!
Even outside the winter months, my hair tends to lack hydration and is frizzy beyond reason. It’s rather complicated to control, so I often opt for a top knot or a side bun most days. However, big loose curls are my favorite; they just require a little prep work. One or two nights before the weekend, I will concoct a homemade remedy that will help tame the frizz and make my hair more smooth and manageable. It can be hard to find a remedy that doesn’t leave your hair greasy, but I’ve come to love both the remedies outlined below:
Honey + Coconut Oil Moisturizer
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp coconut oil
Melt the coconut oil and allow it to cool slightly. Once cool, whisk in the honey. Apply to just-washed hair. Be cautious: if you don’t have a lot of hair, don’t use the entire recipe, or the coconut oil could result in a greasy look. I recommend adding the moisturizer in small portions to start. I often add coconut oil to my hair, but I’ve found the honey really helps to lock in the moisture!
Banana + Honey Mask
2 tbsp honey
½ tsp oil (almond, coconut, olive, etc.)
Mash the banana with a fork. Add in the honey and the oil of your choice (I like to use coconut) and mix until well combined. Massage into your hair and allow it to set for 20-30 minutes. Rinse out and wash your hair as normal. The mask itself is not visually appealing, but the banana adds an extra shine, and as I said before, the honey helps lock in moisture. The oil helps with the frizz – which I can’t get enough of! I recommend using this mask about once a month in the winter.
Do you have special natural remedies you use during the winter months? Let us know in the comments below!