DIY holiday hair treatments

DIY holiday hair treatmentsIf you’ve forked out enough cash during the silly season already, why not try these at-home hair treatments? breaks down the DIY…

Chances are you’ll have enough leftovers to last for days after the festive season. And while scraping the bowl might not be great for your waistline, it’s surprisingly good for your hair. Celebrity colourist Kyle White (who dyes the strands of Mariah Carey and Jennifer Love Hewitt) shared his favourite holiday hair recipes.

Pumpkin mask

Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A and potassium, so it soothes the scalp and promotes healthy hair growth. To make a pumpkin hair mask, blend two cups of chopped cooked pumpkin, one tablespoon of coconut oil, one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of plain yogurt. Apply the mixture to damp hair and let it soak for 15 minutes. Rinse and shampoo for smoother, shinier strands.

Apple cider deep cleanser

All that holiday styling leads to build-up and, eventually, dullness. Remove residue by rinsing hair with apple cider vinegar. It returns the hair to its natural acidity, smooths the cuticle, and even strips excess oil from the scalp.

Cranberry toner

If your red hair needs a boost – and your colourist is on holiday – try a cranberry-juice toner. After washing and conditioning, tilt your head upside down and pour half a cup of cranberry juice onto your head. Twist hair up into a bun and blow-dry on the lowest heat setting. Then rinse with warm water. The pigments in the juice will leave a temporary red tint on strands without damaging them, says White.

Champagne volumiser

This boozy treatment goes straight to your head. Comb a glass of champagne through damp hair and rinse. It not only boosts highlights, but the carbonation also plumps strands and promotes shine. Bottoms up!

Written by Catherine Q. O’Neill, this article originally appeared on Allure.

Image: Mariyana Misaleva/

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