Fashion Week is murder on the hair. Models get the worst of it, with all the pulling, spraying, teasing, blow-drying, heat styling, and whatever else visionary hair gurus decide to do to them. But even journalists, buyers, and the people standing in front of Lincoln Center trying to get their picture taken by street style photographers tend to put their hair through the wringer during the weeklong costume party that is NYFW.
NYFW ends today. Everybody heading off to the international shows has another month of this to go through and should just try to get some sleep on the plane. But for all those whose attendance ends when NYFW wraps, it’s finally time to take a breather. Put your feet up, check out the season premiere of The Mindy Project on Hulu, and try one of these 5 DIY hair masks to help deep-condition and repair the Fashion Week damage.
1. DIY Egg Yolk Hair Mask by NikiandGabiBeauty
This hair mask just involves egg yolks, water, and olive oil. The video creators used a strainer to separate their egg yolks, but it would be easier to extract the yolk by cracking an egg in half and passing the yolk from shell half to shell half, letting the white fall out. If you can’t do that, just crack the egg and pour it into your hand, letting the white fall out between your fingers.
2. DIY Hair Mask for Dry Damaged Hair by NaseemDelan
Famous people are obsessed with organic coconut oil right now. It’s a great all-purpose moisturizer and also is delicious. (Try using it to sauté some carrots.) Here it is mixed with an egg yolk and some water and rosemary oil to make a rich hair mask to stimulate growth and hopefully prevent shedding.
3. Glam-It-Yourself Summer Hair Mask by MissGlamorazzi
This one also relies on coconut oil to help hair retain moisture, and it’s also added with a ripe mango, a banana, and Greek yogurt to help condition and moisturize the hair. (This one sounds pretty delicious, actually. Maybe with some rum.)
4. DIY Dry & Damaged Avocado Hair Mask by Summer Kellsey
This one uses my personal favorite ingredient, avocado, with olive oil and honey to help moisturize hair and prevent frizz, especially in the winter.
5. DIY Hot Oil Shiny Hair Mask by AprilAthena7
This is making me nostalgic for the V05 hot oil treatments I used to use in high school. The DIY version microwaves coconut oil, honey, and peppermint oil. Applied to wet hair from the scalp down once a week, it promises to make the hair smooth and shiny. (Her hair is really very shiny, so if she does this once a week it’s certainly worth a try.)