DIY Beauty Week!

So lately there has been some wonky weather in San Francisco.  For three days it was super hot (think 80’s which is really odd in San Francisco) and this weekend we were back to the chilly city I have learned to love.  As much as 80 degrees was nice, significant weather changes always do crazy things to my skin and hair! I tend to have dry skin and hair and the cool weather doesn’t help it at all. Instead of running to the store  for help, I went to Pinterest. There are a plethora of DIY recipes and tips for all types of skin and hair. This inspired me to create DIY Beauty Week on KnitsByWhit. All posts this week will be devoted to natural ways to make you look great! Don’t worry there will be some knitting too ;).

Today’s topic: Hair Care

Yikes! Hair Emergency!

Yikes! Hair Emergency!

I have thick, curly hair that tends to be on the dry side. Due to this, I deep condition my hair at least twice a week. Since it was a wash day I searched for hair masks and found the Deep Conditioning DIY Hair Mask  on Pink Heels Pink Truck. It calls for strawberries and coconut oil. Since I had both of these items in the house, it was a pretty low-cost hair treatment. The recipe is easy to make and smells great!

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Looks like dessert!

I shampooed and conditioned my hair as usual. Once out of the shower I applied the mask. *Warning: This mask is MESSY! Apply it on over the sink and make sure you wrap your hair in a plastic cap so not to drip all over your house!

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Results:  I let it soak for 20 minutes rather than the 10 minutes recommended. I can say my hair feels soft and hydrated :). However, the mask was a real pain to wash out of my hair. Due to the density of my curls, a lot of the strawberry seeds got stuck in my hair (*Ugh*). I had to rinse several times and use a finer tooth comb to get all of them out.

Conclusion: Good conditioner, but too messy.

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While I waited on my hair, I work on a new headband design using my new favorite Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo in Shrimpi (119) . I love this yarn! It is soft and comes in great colors! The pattern, Razor Shell Six-Stitch Rib, is from Barbara Walkers A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. I added gold beads to give it a little extra sparkle. I am excited to wear this will my now soft and luscious locks :).

Check out all the DIY Beauty I am looking at by following my board on Pinterest. Happy Monday!

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