I asked my friend Maegan from hand-meyd over to guest post and share one of her amazing creations – I am always in such awe of her creativity and skills, so I thought it was due time you guys were introduced to her awesomeness. Okay, enough with my chatter…
With back-to-school in full force I’m sure the last thing on your mind is taking a minute for yourself, let alone your hair. But after reading this post I sincerely hope you will. This hair mask has just four ingredients and is actually a modified version of my avocado hair mask, which I swear by during the summer months. Pumpkins are ripe with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that your hair needs to stay strong and healthy…and now that they’re in season, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of this! During my recipe trials I found a handful of additional uses for fresh roasted pumpkin, so you’ll hear me spin that angle a little later. In the mean time, pamper yourself, warm up to fall and restore some shine and moisture into your much deserving hair.
HANDMADE ROASTED PUMPKIN HAIR MASK
- 1 sugar pie pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon raw liquid honey
- 1 egg yolk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the stem, gut the pumpkin and roughly chop into quarters. Rub with a little olive oil and bake for about 30 minutes or until soft. Remove from the oven and slice away the outer skin. Place the pumpkin flesh in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside 1/2 cup of puree for the mask and refrigerate the remaining puree in a resealable container. In a small bowl, combine the reserved 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree with the greek yogurt, honey and egg yolk. Stir to thoroughly combine and add a punch of cinnamon and nutmeg for fragrance, if desired. Massage the puree into hair from root to tip. Let the mask sit for 1-15 minutes and thoroughly rinse; follow-up with your regualr shampoo and conditioner.