Hello everyone, we are wrapping up the rest of 2021, and I believe we are excited to step into 2022. Today’s post is about a DIY butter hair mask for super soft and moisturized hair. It is a simple way to keep your hair moisturized, soft, as well as free from damage with just unsalted butter commonly used for bread and cakes.
This hair mask is hair-friendly because the fat and moisture in this butter nourishes the hair keratin protein and help smooth the cuticles. Funny enough, the best things in life don’t have to be always expensive. This hair mask serves as both a pre-poo/ pre-co and also can take the place of a hot oil treatment.
Here Is A DIY Butter Mask Recipe
- Unsalted butter
- Warm water
- Plastic cap or shower cap or nylon bag
- A warm wet towel
- A wide-tooth comb or your fingers
1. Get your unsalted butter. If it’s hard, you may need to melt it slightly, but there will be no need to melt it if it is soft already.
2. Section hair in 4 or more parts and spritz hair with warm water.
3. Apply your unsalted butter on the whole head of hair, ensuring your ends gets enough.
4. If you’ve got oily hair, you may need to avoid applying the butter at the root/scalp of your hair
5. After ensuring hair is adequately coated with unsalted butter, gently wrap hair with a warm wet towel, and then you finally cover wrapped hair with you a plastic cap/shower cap or nylon bag.
6. Allow to sit for 1hr, then you proceed to co-wash(you can sham-wash if a shampoo is what you have within reach, but co-wash usually works best).
I usually don’t apply a leave-in conditioner after this treatment, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply a leave-in conditioner if you want to. Remember, unsalted butter works perfectly for this treatment. Using salted butter will leave your hair dry and brittle.
To make your towel warmer, it’s either you microwave it for a few minutes or deep your towel in hot water and squeeze out excess water, ensuring the towel is not so hot before wrapping it on your hair because all you need is a warm towel (I advise that you wear gloves if you’re following the hot water method to avoid burning your hands)
Remember to do this on your unwashed hair.